The horse­hoe’s 70Th An­niver­sary shows

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The Horse­shoe con­tin­ues to go big on its 70th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions with its just-an­nounced sec­ond wave of per­form­ers. They’ve al­ready an­nounced Billy Bragg, DOA, the Pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness and more, but this new wave fills in the lineup with some more bold-type names.

Chief among them (to us at least) are the Con­stan­tines, play­ing a two-night “un­der­play res­i­dency” on De­cem­ber 15 and 16. The Toronto-vi­aGuelph 00s in­die heroes, who re­united in 2014, con­tinue to con­nect the leg­endary venue to var­i­ous eras of Toronto’s rock past.

That’s even more ex­plicit with the book­ing of Max Wein­berg’s Juke­box on Oc­to­ber 10. The E Street Band drum­mer and for­mer Co­nan O’Brien band­leader will let the au­di­ence cre­ate the set from a long list of songs at the side of the stage, span­ning decades. It’s a bit like a karaoke bar, but in re­verse.

Also join­ing the nos­tal­gia fest are alt-coun­try out­fit Sky­dig­gers, who will play their an­nual X-Mas con­certs on De­cem­ber 22 and 23.

There’s also room for some young­sters (rel­a­tively speak­ing), in­clud­ing lo­cal roots-rock­ers Sun K, who play a no-cover night on Oc­to­ber 11, New Brunswick banjo-thrasher Lisa Le­blanc on Novem­ber 16 and in­die rock­ers Fast Ro­man­tics on Novem­ber 18. Find ’em all in this week’s Just An­nounced Toronto shows. At the Horse­shoe (370 Queen West), Septem­ber 26 to De­cem­ber 31. Ticket prices vary. tick­et­fly.com, ro­tate.com, sound­scapes­mu­sic.com.

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