Published Dec 10, 2015It's not quite Christmas yet, but if live music is on your wishlist, this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts, from December 10 to 16, has you covered. From Canadian folk outfits to celebrated songwriters, take a look at this week's picks below before heading to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Still riding the wave of their acclaimed self-titled debut, Alvvays are set to put a wrap on a successful 2015 with two back-to-back evenings in their home city. The Danforth Music Hall will play host to the five-piece on December 11 and 12.
12/11/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
12/12/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Between the Buried and Me
Prog metal masters Between the Buried and Me made one of the genre's finest records this year in Coma Ecliptic, and are primed to bring the record to Ontario this week. A quick two-night stay in the province will see them hit both Toronto and Ottawa, on December 10 and 11 respectively.
12/10/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
12/11/2015 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers are out on one last run of dates in support of this year's A Forest of Arms, all of which are in the Maritimes this week. After moving through New Brunswick with shows in Sackville, Saint John and Fredericton, the Toronto folk mainstays will call The Carleton Music Bar & Grill home for three straight evenings in Halifax.
12/10/2015 Sackville, NB - Thunder & Lightning Ideas Ltd.
12/11/2015 Saint John, NB - Peppers Patio Pub
12/12/2015 Fredericton, NB - Wilmot United Church
12/13/2015 Halifax, NS - The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
12/14/2015 Halifax, NS - The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
12/15/2015 Halifax, NS - The Carleton Music Bar & Grill
Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run are set to bring both the anthemic rock tunes and quieter folk ballads of their sophomore record to audiences in Western Canada this week, making their way through Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg over four straight days. A late Ontario date in London comes after three days away from the stage.
12/10/2015 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
12/11/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
12/12/2015 Saskatoon, SK - Capitol Music Club
12/13/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
12/16/2015 London, ON – London Music Hall
With her acclaimed Divers in tow, Joanna Newsom's lone Canadian stop on the current leg of her tour will take place at Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre. She'll be out in Vancouver in early 2016.
12/14/2015 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The final two shows of K-os' supporting tour for the eclectic Can't Fly Without Gravity will take place in Alberta. After a show in Edmonton on December 11, he'll make his way to Calgary for a performance the following evening.
12/11/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
12/12/2015 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
Canadian alt-rock vet Matthew Good's tour in support of Chaotic Neutral is starting to wind down, but not before a run of dates through Ontario after shows in Fredericton and Quebec City. He'll see opening support from young songwriter Scott Helman.
12/10/2015 Fredericton, NB – Capital Complex
12/11/2015 Quebec City, QC – Chez Dagobert
12/12/2015 Peterborough, ON – Showplace Performance Centre
12/15/2015 London, ON – London Music Hall
12/16/2016 St. Catharines, ON – Robertson Theatre
Canada's political punks found a new six-stringer in Sulynn Hago earlier this year, and now they're set to give fans in Western Canada a look at their new lineup with three dates to round out 2015. Three straight evenings will see them hit Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg.
12/11/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
12/12/2015 Regina, SK – Cultural Exchange
12/13/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
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