See your favourite local artists play their favourite tunes
The one-night-only Cover Me Impressed showcase features a goldmine of local roots-rock talent performing their favourite tunes. The lineup includes the seductive angel-versus-demon vocal interplay of July Talk (try “Guns + Ammunition” for a taste); iconic Broken Social Scene co-founder, solo artist and ubiquitous DJ Brendan Canning; ex–Attack in Black member Spencer Burton; singer-songwriters Stephen Stanley and Taylor Knox; rowdy blues duo Catl and hosts Sam Cash and The Romantic Dogs. Of course, the mystery set list won’t feature any original material, but that’s what makes the show so great: it‘s a rare chance to discover the songs that make these Toronto superstars tick. Admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable canned food item to the Daily Bread Food Bank, or $5 otherwise, with all cash proceeds supporting the SKETCH Working Arts program for marginalized and homeless youth.
Sat. Dec. 27. $5 or canned good donation. Lee’s Palace. 529 Bloor St. W., 416-972-4244, leespalace.com.