What we're about

The purpose of this group is to explore the new music scene in Toronto, to find organizations and venues which regularly host and curate great events and to experience the joy of discovery and surprise of the unexpected.

I've been heading out to see a lot of live music lately with that purpose in mind and feel now is a good time to share my discoveries with others and hopefully share in their discoveries as well.

There's no specific genre that I'll be focusing on, just whatever I think looks cool: folk, improvised, ambient, electronic, experimental, punk, classical, Southern Gothic, sound art, modern, metal are all words used to describe shows I've been to recently and of course I'm keen to see anything that does away with the idea of neat categorizations and genre definitions!

A few of the things I've been going to and will likely host events at in the future include:
- Nite Comfort at the Handlebar
- anything at the Music Gallery
- TSO's New Music Festival
- Wavelength

I should mention, I stole the name for the group from my favorite radio program of all time CBC Radio 2's 'Brave New Waves' -- it was an awesome program.

Also, I do host another meetup group which is more a general social group which I've posted some music events to, so feel free to check those out -- https://www.meetup.com/Downtown-Cool-Bars-and-Random-Adventures/ -- I'll post all future music related events to this group only.

Code of conduct:
- Show up if you rsvp, make an effort to find/contact the host. It can be tough to find people in at a busy gig - it's not a lot of fun trying to keep one eye open for missing attendees whilst trying to enjoy the show.
- This isn't a singles group, don't do anything to make people feel uncomfortable.
- to summarize, don't be a jerk.

Past events (85)

Nite Comfort 70 @ Handlebar

Handlebar

Toronto Summer Music Festival | Shuffle Hour: Jennifer Koh

Heliconian Club

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