This first one is a bit of a cheat, but a New Year's Eve show of Dear Evan Hansen [listen on Spotify]. Thank you, The Unc.
One month later was a difficult (to recover from) double-show week. First was Caspian [listen on Spotify], with The Velvet Teen [on Spotify], at The Casbah.
This was followed by a dad's night out to see Canada's-own indie-rock supergroup, The New Pornographers [listen on Spotify] at the North Park Observatory.
Finally (Finally. How incredibly sad.) was Robyn Hitchcock [listen on Spotify], at The Casbah. He's someone I've wanted to see live for years (decades) so even though by this point we knew tightly packed crowds in indoor spaces were maybe a bit unsafe, it wasn't something I was going to miss.
There was a lot of chatter at the show and a very "this may be the last time we do this" vibe.
Indeed, that's what happened. Here's hoping I can resurrect this post next year at this time.