Cold Specks's Concert History

Cold Specks is Canadian musician Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. Cold Specks' music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South. No wonder then that Al cites the Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr as influences along with Bill Callahan and Tom Waits. With a voice that evokes the 'spirit feel' of Mahalia Jackson and the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Cold Specks' sparse arrangements and chain-gang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Dec 15, 2019 –
Dec 15, 2019
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival 2013  
Broken Social Scene / Feist / Bloc Party / Hayden / Timber Timbre / Dan Mangan / Cold Specks / Gold & Youth / Jason Collett / Ra Ra Riot / Stars / Still Life Still / The Darcys / Trust / Zeus
Historic Fort York Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jul 21, 2017 –
Jul 23, 2017
Interstellar Rodeo 2017
Aloe Blacc / Broken Social Scene / Serena Ryder / John K. Samson and The Winter Wheat / Dan Mangan / The Suffers / Basia Bulat / Chole Doucet / Christine Fellows / Cold Specks / Leeroy Stagger / Suzanne Vega / JD McPherson / Ken Stead / Mustafa The Poet / Northern Beauties / Parker Millsap
Hawrelak Park Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Jun 23, 2017 Passion Pit / Tyler, The Creator / Post Malone / Bleachers / Sleigh Bells / Talib Kweli / Tinie Tempah / Cold Specks / The Soul Rebels / Amir Obe / Lizzo / Yukon Blonde / River Tiber / The Franklin Electric / MUNA   Port Lands Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mar 10, 2017 –
Mar 19, 2017
SXSW 2017  
Now, Now / The Dig / The Drums / Sleigh Bells / Cory Branan / Minus the Bear / The Cool Kids / Little Hurricane / Delicate Steve / Fastball / Autre Ne Veut / PAWS / Aye Nako / Ratboys / The Moms / Joywave / Avi Buffalo / Cold Specks / The Band of Heathens / Mail the Horse / Lincoln Durham / Kristeen Young / Night Beats / Quiet Company / Oh Honey / Shinobi Ninja / Cherry Glazerr / Meat Wave / Field Mouse / LVL UP / Roosevelt / Beach Slang / Residual Kid / Lowell / Hollerado / The Ceremonies / Oliver Heldens / Dubfire / David Ramirez / Jared & The Mill / Muncie Girls / Alex Cameron / Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear / Chastity Belt / The Parrots / Death Valley Girls / The Family Crest / Lois / Brodka / PWR BTTM / Simian Ghost / Girlpool / Hiccup / Aero Flynn / The Dumplings / Downtown Boys / Outer Spaces / PARTYBABY / Polock / Pure Bathing Culture / Mansionair / Diet Cig / Hockey Dad / Pinact / The Fontaines / Aquilo / GoGo Penguin / Lewis Watson / Menace Beach / Sundara Karma / Gang / Half Waif / Carnival Youth / Bridgit Mendler / The Japanese House / The Gift / Communist Daughter / Mahogany / Dead Leaf Echo / The Skins / Baskery / Mothers (GA) / Lewis Del Mar / Heck / Chad Lawson / The Britanys / Deep State / River Whyless / Dude York / Naked Giants / Moving Panoramas / Palm / Hamish Anderson / Booher / BLUE HEALER / Modern English / Reigning Days / Forth Wanderers / Overcoats / Agnes Obel / Meilyr Jones / Running Touch / Hańba / Adam Torres / Charlotte Cardin / The Rumjacks / The Mystery Lights / Amy Klein / Caddywhompus / Brett Newski / DTCV / Fickle Friends / Draper / Minihorse / Omni / DJ Yoda / The National Parks / The Ghost Wolves / My Education / Rainbrother / Big Phony / Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys / Allysen Callery / Die Heiterkeit / Aldous Harding / Emily Wolfe / Ciaran Lavery / Future Generations / Yoke Lore / Cotton Mather / Oum Shatt / Dawg Yawp / Hideout / Moor Mother / Future Thieves / Catholic Action / Agrupación Cariño / False Advertising / La Habitación Roja / Be Charlotte / Holly Macve / Japanese Wallpaper / C.W. Stoneking / Joana Serrat / My Expansive Awareness / Oscar Key Sung / Jessie Reyez / Kaiydo / Ron Gallo / Middle Kids / Mt. Wolf / Anna von Hausswolff / ALMA / Eska / Martin Creed / Cardiel / The Chamanas / High Up / Caitlyn Smith / Bash & Pop / IAN SWEET / Joan of Arc / Closeness / Gabriella Cohen / Jim and Sam / The Molochs / Priests - DC / Flasher / The Band Ice Cream / Roselit Bone / Alex Lahey / Greg Graffin / Hector / Major and the Monbacks / Jain / Kweku Collins / Raul Midón / LNG/SHT / Jamie Isaac / Madame Gandhi / Pronoun / Calliope Musicals / DEM YUUT / Kane Strang / Hoops (IN) / Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires / Aries / Perro / Creepoid / The 4onthefloor / Flor / Joel Sarakula / Noga Erez / Charlie Cunningham / Dakha Brakha / Imaginary Tricks / Desert Mountain Tribe / Edison / L.A. Salami / Novedades Carminha / KROY / Jesse Colin Young / RAT FANCY / Mullally / Laura Carbone / Luna Lee / Dream Wife / Michael Prins / Billie Eilish / Chinah / Monareta / Her's / Autobahn / Demi Louise / Chain Wallet / Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever / Manu Delago / Flamingods / La Dame Blanche / Dyan / Alex Napping / Mint Field / Tuvaband / Klyne / Liniker e os Caramelows / Mozart's Sister / Chelou / Artificial Pleasure / Castlecomer / Jess Williamson / His Clancyness / HI-LO (DJ) / Mal Blum & The Blums / Kucka / PVRIS / Noah Slee / Annabel Allum / The Mau Mau Chaplains / Biznaga / Giungla / Phoria / Chain of Flowers / Colin Gilmore / SLØTFACE / MISSIO / ELLE EXXE / BEATKING / mansionz / Nick Hakim / CJ Fly / Letting Up Despite Great Faults / Busty And The Bass / Heat / The Undercover Dream Lovers / Mantra / Carlo Lio / Dice SoHo / Jean-Michel Blais / Alice Jemima / Federico Albanese / Jah9 / Plush / Dardust / GURR / Henry Hall / Glen Check / Martin Kohlstedt / Neon Bunny / Siimba Liives Long / Pastel Ghost / Ryan Vail / 4x4 / Ripp Flamez / Jennie Lena / Josh Cashman / Mariana Vega / Lovespeake / FOXTRAX / Planeta No / BIRTHH / Polarheart / Hard Proof / Morenito de fuego / The Native Young / Future Elevators / New Portals / Never Young / Damien Mcfly / The Blind Pets / Gabylonia / Candy West / Magnolian / Mundaka / Ofeliadorme / Idgy Dean / El Tambor de la Tribu / Betty Bonifassi / Altre Di B / The fin.(Japan) / Mr. Blaky / Michael Bethany / Disfunction / Elizabeth Mcqueen / Riel / ALI A.K.A MIND / Dark Times / Tj Mizell / Gona / Greenbeard / Robocobra Quartet / Native Dancer / Lucía Tacchetti / Lianna / The Dirty Lungs / Sexores / Agosto / False Witness / Living Body / the blind suns / #YEI / Moses Boyd's Exodus / Los Reyes Vagos / Halfalib / Rocky Banks / David Blanco / Dizzyride / Ramirez Exposure / Miss Lavelle White / Pop-A-Lot / Raymundo / king cayman / Nothing For Breakfast / orkestar kriminal / The Heart Collectors / Chase$tacks / Indrajit Banerjee / Aminé (OR) / Manu Delago Handmade / Misimplicity / Arco (ES) / David Vincent / Jorge Chafey / Qawalistan / MICH (NL) / Forever (Canada) / No Joy (CAN) / PINES (AUS) / Chad Lawson (US) / Plantation Band / Goliathan / Apache (VEN) / With Flowers / AluviÓn Afrobeat Pacifico / COMPLETE (US) / Frankie C. Wilson Jr. / The Hollowbodies (CAN)
Unknown venue Austin, Texas, United States
Sep 30, 2015 A state of Grace - the music of tim and Jeff Buckley
Willy Mason / Cold Specks / Martha Wainwright / Camille O'Sullivan / Gary Lucas / steve kilbey / Gods And Monsters / caspar clausen
Canberra Theatre Centre Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Sep 18, 2015 –
Sep 20, 2015
Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) 2015  
Of Monsters and Men / Pixies / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Wilco / Cake / The Avett Brothers / Black Rebel Motorcycle Club / Lord Huron / Neko Case / Built to Spill / Lucinda Williams / Shakey Graves / Punch Brothers / Heartless Bastards / St. Paul and The Broken Bones / The Strumbellas / Cold Specks / Ron Sexsmith / Fishbone / Desaparecidos / Murder By Death / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Hop Along / Chuck Ragan / Elliott Brood / Royal Canoe / The Sadies / The Elwins / Edward Sharpe / Steve Poltz / Northcote / Restorations / Grand Analog / Skydiggers / Jim Bryson / NQ Arbuckle / The River and the Road / Birds of Bellwoods / Kathy / Ron Hawkins / Julian Taylor Band / Chuck Ragan & the Camaraderie / catl / Union Duke / Les Hôtesses D'hilaire / Rattle & Strum / 3 Day Vip Pass
Garrison Common, Fort York Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jul 09, 2015 –
Jul 11, 2015
NOS Alive 2015   Passeio Marítimo de Algés Algés, Lisbon, Portugal
Apr 20, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Peabody Opera House St Louis, Missouri, United States
Apr 18, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Murat Theatre, Old National Centre Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Apr 18, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Murat Theatre, Old National Centre Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Apr 16, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Cleveland Masonic Auditorium Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Apr 14, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks     Merrill Auditorium Portland, Maine, United States
Apr 12, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   William H. Mortensen Hall, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Apr 11, 2015 Sufjan Stevens
Cold Specks / Sufjan Stevens
Beacon Theatre New York, New York, United States
Apr 11, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Beacon Theatre New York, New York, United States
Apr 11, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Beacon Theatre New York, New York, United States
Apr 11, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Beacon Theatre New York, New York, United States
Apr 11, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks   Beacon Theatre New York, New York, United States
Apr 10, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks The Academy of Music Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 09, 2015 Sufjan Stevens / Cold Specks Academy of Music Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 25, 2014 Cold Specks / We Are The City The Imperial Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Aug 29, 2014 –
Aug 31, 2014
End of the Road Festival 2014   Larmer Tree Gardens Salisbury
Jun 28, 2014 Cold Specks / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Aretha Franklin / Cyndi Cain / The Partisans Ottawa International Jazz Festival Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jun 13, 2014 –
Jun 15, 2014
Northside 2014   Unknown venue Aarhus, Central Jutland, Denmark
Aug 08, 2013 –
Aug 11, 2013
Edmonton Folk Festival 2013  
Feist / The Head and the Heart / The Avett Brothers / John Butler Trio / Shakey Graves / LP / Neko Case / Langhorne Slim / Lisa Hannigan / The Milk Carton Kids / Charles Bradley / Loreena McKennitt / Rayland Baxter / Jerry Douglas / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Rosanne Cash / Fatoumata Diawara / Cold Specks / Bruce Cockburn / Martin Sexton / Caitlin Rose / Sara Watkins / Elvis Perkins / Vieux Farka Toure / Eddi Reader / Tim O'Brien / Steep Canyon Rangers / Ruthie Foster / The James Hunter Six / John Smith / Alex Cuba / Niyaz / Mighty Clouds Of Joy / Dick Gaughan / Evening Hymns / Delhi 2 Dublin / Carlos Nunez / Amy Helm / Havana D'Primera / David Francey / Makana / Karan Casey / Lynn Miles / Hans Theessink / Good for Grapes / Tim Chaisson / Tony McManus / Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones / Kendel Carson / Ron Hynes / DUSTIN BENTALL / Ross Ainslie / Joe Nolan / Laura Smith / Michael Jerome Browne / John Wort Hannam / Scarlett Jane / The Alan Kelly Gang / John Reischman And The Jaybirds / Rachelle Van Zanten / Russell deCarle / VISSIA / Mortal Coil / Marco Claveria Project
Gallagher Park Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Aug 07, 2013 Vampire Weekend / Cold Specks   Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Jun 08, 2013 –
Jun 08, 2013
Field Trip Music & Arts Festival 2013  
Feist / Bloc Party / Broken Social Scene / Ra Ra Riot / Stars / Timber Timbre / Cold Specks / Jason Collett / Trust / Zeus / Hayden / The Darcys / Gold & Youth / Still Life Still
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 15, 2013 Little Big Show  
Jim James / Cold Specks
The Neptune Theater Seattle, Washington, United States
May 11, 2013 Jim James / Cold Specks   Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, California, United States
Apr 29, 2013 Jim James / Cold Specks     Webster Hall New York, New York, United States
Aug 31, 2012 –
Sep 02, 2012
End of the Road Festival 2012    
alt-J / Beach House / Alabama Shakes / Grizzly Bear / First Aid Kit / The Antlers / Deer Tick / Midlake / Grandaddy / John Grant / Anna Calvi / Still Corners / Justin Townes Earle / The Low Anthem / Tindersticks / Hurray for the Riff Raff / Porcelain Raft / Cold Specks / Jonathan Wilson / Toy / Dirty Beaches / I Break Horses / Delicate Steve / Veronica Falls / Dirty Three / Mountain Man / The Strange Boys / Robyn Hitchcock / Lanterns on the Lake / Sleep Party People / The Deep Dark Woods / Robert Ellis / Willis Earl Beal / Lawrence Arabia / 2:54 / THEESatisfaction / Roy Harper / Richard Buckner / Alessi's Ark / Doug Paisley / Hannah Cohen / Eagle and the Worm / Poor Moon / Cashier No. 9 / Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard / Frank Fairfield / Moulettes / Our Broken Garden / Pinkunoizu / Zun Zun Egui / Zachary Cale / Stranded Horse / Driver Drive Faster / Seth Faergolzia / Outfit (UK)
Larmer Tree Gardens Tollard Royal, UK
Aug 31, 2012 –
Sep 02, 2012
Electric Picnic 2012  
Ed Sheeran / The Killers / The xx / The Cure / Sigur Rós / Alabama Shakes / Grizzly Bear / Hot Chip / The Roots / Grimes / Crystal Castles / BASSNECTAR / The Vaccines / Metronomy / Elbow / Azealia Banks / Bat For Lashes / Patti Smith / The Horrors / Glen Hansard / Orbital / Roots Manuva / The Jezabels / Bell X1 / The 2 Bears / Cold Specks / Baxter Dury / Jonathan Wilson / Fatoumata Diawara / Christy Moore / Lanterns on the Lake / Willis Earl Beal / Cranes / Solar Bears / Staff Benda Bilili / Kieran Hebden / Little Roy / Optimo / Body and Soul / Rocketnumbernine / RAMS' pocket radio / The Kanyu Tree / little xs for eyes / Land Lovers / Lorcan Mak / John Walsh / Aidan & the Italian Weather Ladies / Milagers
Stradbally Hall Galway, Connaught, Ireland
Aug 28, 2012 Cold Specks Feeërieën
Jul 27, 2012 –
Jul 29, 2012
Hillside Festival 2012  
Bombay Bicycle Club / Bahamas / Walk Off The Earth / BadBadNotGood / Half Moon Run / Keys N Krates / The Strumbellas / The Jezabels / Great Lake Swimmers / Arkells / The Be Good Tanyas / Kathleen Edwards / Chad VanGaalen / Cold Specks / Joe Pug / Memoryhouse / Elephant Revival / Current Swell / Young Empires / Zeus / The Bright Light Social Hour / Adam Cohen / Imaginary Cities / Doldrums / Elliott Brood / The Deep Dark Woods / Joel Plaskett Emergency / Mickey Hart / The Wooden Sky / Sandro Perri / Rich Aucoin / Ohbijou / Nightbox / Lucy Wainwright Roche / Birds of Chicago / Chic Gamine / The Slakadeliqs / Maylee Todd / Canailles / Christine Fellows / Sidi Toure / Minor Empire / Geoff Berner / Valdy / The Crooked Brothers / New Country Rehab / Belle Starr / Rival Boys / Stereokid / Sagapool / Alanna Gurr / Bidiniband / Magnificent 7's / Bry Webb and the Providers / Esther Grey / The Dirty Mags / The Durants / The Sin & the Swoon / Selina Martin Triplets / The Open Hearts Society / Talavya
Hillside Festival Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Jul 12, 2012 –
Jul 15, 2012
Latitude Festival 2012  
Lana Del Rey / Bon Iver / alt-J / M83 / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Daughter / Janelle Monáe / SBTRKT / Metronomy / St. Vincent / First Aid Kit / Simple Minds / Elbow / Explosions in the Sky / The War on Drugs / Yeasayer / Kurt Vile / Rufus Wainwright / Laura Marling / Bat For Lashes / White Lies / Lianne La Havas / Sharon Van Etten / Django Django / Chairlift / Paul Weller / The Antlers / The Horrors / Tune-Yards / Glen Hansard / Poliça / Lucy Rose / Wild Beasts / Battles / Destroyer / The Staves / Richard Hawley / Slow Club / Zola Jesus / Peace / Other Lives / Givers / Thomas Dolby / kindness / George Fitzgerald / Augustines / Iceage / Rumer / Lang Lang / Cold Specks / Baxter Dury / We Have Band / Jonathan Wilson / Toy / I Break Horses / Deap Vally / Daryl Hall / The Phenomenal Handclap Band / Theme Park / Laetitia Sadier / Howler / Kwes. / Clock Opera / Team Me / SPLASHH / The Cast of Cheers / Josh T. Pearson / Smoke Fairies / Paul Thomas Saunders / Baloji / Soft / Kal Lavelle / Sam Airey / Zun Zun Egui / Fiona Bevan / Sunless '97 / Seye / Antonio Lulic / Lewis Mokler / Dingus Khan / The Delegators / Ben Perowsky / Benjamin Bloom / 2forjoy / Goldierocks / Thomas Dalby
Henham Park Southwold, England, United Kingdom
Jul 02, 2012 –
Jul 08, 2012
Roskilde Festival 2012  
Wiz Khalifa / A$AP Rocky / Bon Iver / The Cure / M83 / The Shins / Björk / Icona Pop / The Vaccines / Pretty Lights / Friendly Fires / Yelawolf / Tune-Yards / Suicide Silence / Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band / Royce da 5'9" / Mew / Punch Brothers / DevilDriver / Baroness / Red Fang / Cold Specks / AraabMuzik / Evidence / Spector / Criolo / Sivert Høyem / Dominique Young Unique / Bellowhead / Korallreven / I Got You On Tape / Owiny Sigoma Band / Blondage / Spoek Mathambo / Blitz the Ambassador / Tamikrest / Nasum / Nelson Can / Mutiny On the Bounty / Kellermensch / The Megaphonic Thrift / Jakob Bro / Fritjof & Pikanen / Sandra Kolstad / Ghostigital / Touchy Mob / Grieves & Budo / The Barons Of Tang / Larsen And Furious Jane / Kriget / Helsinki Poetry / Sprutbass
Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Zealand, Denmark
May 06, 2012 Great Lake Swimmers / Cold Specks McDougall United Church Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Concerts Per Year:
2019 1 concert
2017 3 concerts
2015 16 concerts
2014 4 concerts
2013 6 concerts
2012 7 concerts
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