[Feature] Events You Don’t Want to Miss (November 2013)

Kendrick Lamar Music Matters Tour Toronto 2012

The Come Up Show is proud to announce a new feature article series in which we will be releasing each month! The new article will be called, “Top Concerts To Attend This Month” and will feature upcoming events that we feel shouldn’t be missed. Last month was a very busy one for concertgoers and the story remains the same. Here are the Top Concerts To Attend This Month (November 2013).

1. Chance The Rapper (Monday November 4th @ Danforth Music Hall, Toronto)

If you weren’t able to attend Chance The Rapper’s visit to Toronto this past summer, then now is the time to redeem yourself. Since the release of his critically acclaimed debut mixtape, 10 Day, the Chicago native hasn’t slowed down one bit. His latest project, Acid Rap brought even more attention to the emcee as his name continues to keep popping up on everyone’s radar – and for good reason.

Why you should go: Considered as one of the best young up-and-coming rappers today, the Social Experiment tour will be an exciting journey for both Chance and fans alike.

2. Marco Polo – PA2: The Director’s Cut Official Release Party (Thursday November 7, Parts & Labour “The Shop”)

Why you should go: Marco Polo’s long-awaited, most anticipated follow-up production album PA2: The Director’s Cut the album release party is this Thursday. The Toronto native is producing songs with his favorite MC’s and DJ’s  quoting him”The album is called ‘PA2: The Directors Cut,’ because it’s 17 or 18 songs. If you’ve got A.D.D. this is not the album for you.”  Music by DJ Serious, DJ Grouch, Big Jacks, Kaewonder, DJ Linx and Taktiks and FREE with Guest List click attend on Facebook event page $5 before midnight / $10 after midnight. Marco Polo’s forthcoming LP, PA2: The Director’s Cut will be released on 11-12-2013 via Soulspazm Records, with exclusive vinyl from Slice of Spice. The album features appearances from Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Posdnuos, Masta Ace, Kardinal Offishall, Styles P, Lil Fame, Alchemist, Oh No, MC Eiht, and more.

3. Pete Rock & CL Smooth (Monday November 11th @ Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto)

Making their debut in 1991, Pete Rock and CL Smooth have become two of the most iconic figures in hip-hop to date. Releasing classic LP’s such as All Souled Out and Mecca and the Soul Brother, this hip-hop duo from New York continues to impress fans all over the world. If that wasn’t enough, they will also be joined by the duo Camp Lo. We had the opportunity to review the concert last year and we’re expecting another great performance this month as well.

Why you should go: This dynamic duo has been in the game for over 20+ years, crafting hits such as “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)” and “Straighten It Out.” Recognized worldwide, the two artists set their differences aside after a 15 year long hiatus with one another. If you’re a fan of 90’s hip hop, you won’t want to miss this.

4. Rockie Fresh & Lunice (Monday November 11th, @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, Toronto)

As part of their “The Headquarters Tour” Maybach Music Group signee, Rockie Fresh will be performing alongside producer Lunice. The 10-city North American tour will make stops in cities including Boston, Brooklyn, Toronto, Portland, and more. It’s been a great year for Rocky, having released Electric Highway and The Birthday Tape respectively. He was also featured on MMG’s compilation album, Self Made Vol. 3.

Why you should go: Having collaborated in the past, the two artists have great chemistry when it comes to making music. Plus, who wouldn’t want to see “Panera Bread” or “Superman OG” live in person.

5. Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar (Tuesday November 12th @ Air Canada Centre, Toronto)

When Mr. West announced a tour in support of his sixth studio album, the event sold out in minutes around the world. However, recent tragedy struck with news of a truck affiliated with the tour crashed on its way to Vancouver; postponing several tour dates. Despite the accident, we’re praying to Yeezus in hopes that everything will go as planned. So far, the tour has been very promising but due to the unfortunate circumstances, we can only wait patiently and see what happens next. Read what Kanye West’s publicist had to say about the incident:

Yesterday, on the road to Vancouver, a truck carrying The Yeezus Tour’s custom-made video truss and 60-ft circular LED screen was in an accident that damaged the gear beyond repair. This gear is central to the staging of The Yeezus Tour, and central to the creative vision put forth by Kanye West and his design team at DONDA. As a result of this event, it is impossible to put on the show and The Yeezus Tour will be postponed until these essential pieces can be reengineered and refabricated. Kanye West will not compromise on bringing the show, as it was originally envisioned and designed, to his fans. The Vancouver, Denver and Minneapolis dates have been postponed. Further details on the affected tour dates will be announced shortly.

Why you should go: Being Yeezy’s first solo tour in over 5 years, why wouldn’t you want to go? With Kendrick Lamar as the opening act, this tour is considered to be one of (if not) the biggest of the year.

6. GZA (Wednesday November 13th @ Hideaway Records & Bar, London)

As one of the founding members of Wu Tang Clan, GZA/Genius has seen success from his work with the group, as well as his solo career. In 1995 GZA released, Liquid Swords which earned him both critical and commercial success. In turn, that success has translated into a lengthy, successful, and most importantly, an influential career.

Why you should go: If you aren’t able to make it to Wu-Tang’s 20th Anniversary concert at the end of the month, don’t worry. GZA will undoubtedly hold things down during his performance in Toronto.

7. Mac Miller (Friday November 15th @ Sound Academy, Toronto)

Mac Miller, Sonreal and Rich Kidd, Come Up Boys @ UWO

Mac Miller. Larry Fisherman. Delusional Thomas. Call him what you may, but one thing that’s for sure is Mac knows how to put on a show. His concerts continue to sell out all over the world as hungry fans continue to show their support. There’s no telling what’s next for this young superstar and if you haven’t seem him perform live; we highly suggest you do. Make sure to read our review of Mac’s visit to London back in September.

Why you should go: Every year, Mac Miller gets better. His second studio album, Watching Movies with the Sound Off sold over 100,000 copies in its first week – and he’s only 21. Stay tuned to The Come Up Show as we will also be giving away tickets to this event as well.

8. Shad “Flying Colours” tour (Saturday November 16th @ London Music Hall, London)

Shad October 19 @ The Opera House

This is the second month in a row that Shad has made the list. After his sold-out performance last month in Toronto, The London native will be returning to his hometown as part of his “Flying Colours” tour in support of his newest album of the same name. Check out our album review of Flying Colours by our very own M-Bomb.

Why you should go: With the country behind him, the Canadian rapper always puts on a good show. If you missed his last performance, you will have another chance to see this talented wordsmith in action. Don’t make any Saturday plans for this weekend.

9. Wu-Tang Clan 20th Anniversary Tour (Thursday November 28th @ Kool Haus, Toronto)

For the first time ever, Wu-Tang Clan will be performing as a whole group in Toronto. Being one of the most influential rap groups in history, this will be a rare chance to catch the collective together. If you’re a fan, this event will be a perfect way to end the month.

Why you should go: Raekwon, UGod, GZA, RZA, Inspecta Deck, GhostFace Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killah all under one roof. Need we say more?

Let us know which event(s) you’ll be attending in the comments section and tell us if there are any others we may have missed!