Megadeth, Chairlift, Porches and Lucinda Williams Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Megadeth, Chairlift, Porches and Lucinda Williams Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Dana Zuk
We're not sure about you, but this week's Can't Miss Concerts, from March 24 to 30, already has us amped up for the weekend, and it's not even Friday yet. Plus, based on this week's roundup, Thursday night seems to be giving its weekly successor a pretty good run for its money. For even more live music, head over to our Concert Listings pages so you can be sure to get your fix.

Matt Andersen
We've all heard that the Maritimes know how to party, so wouldn't it make sense to get down with their most raucous performer? Matt Andersen might just be the best Canadian Americana act you've never heard of, but his latest record, Honest Man, is out to change that. Join him at one of his two upcoming dates in Ottawa or Montreal and let him bring the Atlantic to you.
03/24/2016 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
03/25/2016 Montreal, QC – L'Astral
Chairlift are no stranger to baring it all in public, so we're certain their live show will move you in all kinds of ways — physically and emotionally. Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret is gearing up to welcome the Brooklyn pop duo this week, and you should be too. Prepare to fly high as the pair bring us the "boldest album of their young career," Moth.
03/24/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Metric / Death Cab for Cutie
In case you missed them last week, you've got one more chance to catch these two indie rock acts in Southern Ontario on their current Lights on the Horizon tour before they head west. Best of all, one dollar from every ticket sale during Metric's Canadian tour will go to the David Suzuki Foundation to help secure environmental rights. Good music and good vibes — what's not to love?
03/24/2016 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
03/27/2016 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
03/28/2016 Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre
03/29/2016 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
03/30/2016 Calgary, AB – BMO Centre
It seems Hamilton metalcore outfit Counterparts have been on the run after releasing Tragedy Will Find Us last year — and who wouldn't be? Catch them on their attempted escape from the apparently inevitable adversity at one of their many upcoming Canadian dates alongside Expire, Gideon and Knocked Loose.
03/24/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
03/25/3016 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
03/26/3016 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
03/28/3016 Saskatoon, SK – Louis'
03/29/3016 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
Unlike most of the world, Canadian fans have been blessed with the opportunity to see Megadeth right at the dawn their Dystopia world tour. Not to suggest that their later shows will be any less wild and raging, but no one can deny the sweet, sweet bliss that comes with being first. Get 'em while they're hot at Quebec City's Centre Videotron.
03/24/2016 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
Sean Paul
Sean Paul has already brought plenty of much-needed island vibes to the Great White North on his Full Speed Canadian promo tour over the past month. This week, he continues to bring his beachy jams west, giving prairie and mountain-dwellers a much-needed stay-cation.
03/25/2016 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
03/26/2016 Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Centre Theatre
03/27/2016 Calgary, AB – Cowboys Dance Hall
03/28/2016 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
03/30/2016 Fort McMurray, AB – Club NV
Sarah Neufeld
Violin in hand, Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld is ready to present a live introduction of her second solo album, The Ridge, to her faithful Canadian fans. Allow yourself to be swept away in a wash of cinematic beauty conjured by the graceful dance of her bow.
03/26/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
03/28/2016 Golden, BC – The Civic Centre
03/30/2016 Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down are making their way up the coast this week with A Man Alive in tow, a record that surpassed our expectations and gives us a sense of just how good their show might be. Get in on the Get Down at the Cobalt on March 27, where they'll be sharing the stage with Seattle-based outfit Car Seat Headrest.
03/27/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
Porches / Alex G
These two Domino Records labelmates are arriving as a package deal that's not to be missed. Porches brings with him his fresh Pool LP, while Alex G reminds us of his impressive 2015 Domino debut Beach Music. We have a feeling these tickets won't be so cheap next time they come around, so do yourself a favour and mark your calendar with this one.
03/26/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams is granting us not one but two chances to see her in Toronto this week, but be aware that they are her only Canadian dates on her promotional tour for her latest release, The Ghosts of Highway 20. If sweet, Southern Americana is your cup of tea, make the most of your weekend and watch Williams do what she does best.
03/24/2016 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
03/25/2016 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.