Published Apr 14, 2016It's Thursday, which means the latest edition of our weekly Can't Miss Concerts segment is here to help you decide where exactly you'll be devoting your musical attention this week, April 14 to 20. There are a wide variety of performances going down across the country but as per usual, we're here to help you make an informed and inspired decision. Find our picks for the best shows hitting the Great White North this week below; if you can't find something just right, head over to our complete Concert Listings pages for even more to choose from.
Having just released their sophomore album Welcome the Worms on April 1, it's about time we welcomed the presumably less-slimy L.A. punks Bleached as well. Watch the Clavin sisters' colourful locks whirl as they head-bang their way through Montreal and Toronto this week.
04/16/2016 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
04/17/2016 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
After delivering his seven-song masterpiece of an EP, Pilgrim's Paradise, last November, Toronto native Daniel Caesar is ready to perform his debut concert in his hometown. If you manage to snag a ticket to this sold-out gig, we assure you you're in for a soulful aural treat.
04/15/2016 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
Father John Misty
Father John Misty is visiting Torontonians this week to revel in his sarcastic lullabies and equally odd persona. Of course, this one's been sold out for a while now, but that doesn't mean we can't show our support for those who managed to snag a seat. If the show is anything like his recent Vancouver gig, fans are in for Josh Tillman "slithering around the stage, flamboyantly gesticulating to emphasize every line and falling to his knees to croon into the faces in the front row."
04/20/2016 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
With Javelin in tow, Jordan Klassen is ready to spear all of our indie-pop loving hearts with his latest musical endeavour. We assure you that this is purely a metaphor, and that those attending one of the two dates below are in no danger of experiencing any bodily harm.
04/14/2016 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
04/19/2016 Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel
Paul McCartney is hitting up Vancouver on his One on One tour with a pair of dates to make sure his fans in the North are duly satisfied. Promising everything from Beatles-era material to his more recent solo work, this one is sure to be a doozy — and who knows, this may be your last chance to catch him live before his acting career undoubtedly blows up thanks to his role in the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean.
04/19/2016 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
04/20/2016 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Be it live or recorded, the Melvins are bringing fans a whole whack of new music this year, releasing their Three Men and a Baby collection on April 1 and announcing a brand new full-length coming later this summer. Catch them at one of the two dates below to hear it all the way it deserves to be heard — from a wild and unruly pit of faithful fans.
04/17/2016 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
04/19/2016 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
After releasing their debut full-length, Secret Life, last year, the life of Toronto-based duo Moon King has been anything but, with live performances galore and the buzz surrounding the band louder than ever. Join them for an evening of shoegaze-y goodness at one of their many upcoming dates listed below.
04/14/2016 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
04/15/2016 Quebec City, QC - Pantoum
04/16/2016 Ottawa, ON - Pressed
Celebrating the influential composer's 80th birthday, Steve Reich will make a "rare onstage appearance" this week at historic Massey Hall, where he's set to play his revered masterworks Music for 18 Musicians, Tehillim and "Clapping Music."
04/14/2016 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Sloan are slowly making their way west on their One Chord to Another tour, where you'll be able to hear the 1996 LP in full. Catch the band as they swing through Alberta and British Columbia this week, and grab a limited-edition box set of the album while you're at it.
04/16/2016 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
04/18/2016 Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel
04/19/2016 Penticton, BC – The Mule Nightclub
The Story So Far
Pop-punk quintet the Story So Far are ditching the Californian rays to hit the Canadian stage in support of last year's self-titled LP. Catch them at one of the many dates below alongside hometown hardcore troupe Comeback Kid.
04/14/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
04/15/2016 Regina, SK – The Exchange
04/16/2016 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
04/17/2016 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
04/18/2016 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
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