Published Oct 22, 2015Serving as your guide to performances from coast to coast once more, this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts from October 22 to 28 features a pair of fall festivals, some rising Toronto noise rockers and a hearty helping of country and roots songwriters. Take a look at this week's picks below, then head to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Having kicked off their current fall tour last week, Alvvays are bringing their acclaimed debut record to audiences in the eastern part of the country on their current stretch of dates. Appearances are lined up for Moncton, Sackville and Halifax before the Toronto-based band's trek sees them return to their home province with shows in St. Catharines and Waterloo to close out the month.
10/22/2015 Moncton, NB – Tide and Boar Gastropub
10/23/2015 Sackville, NB – George's Fabulous Roadhouse
10/24/2015 Halifax, NS – Halifax Pop Explosion
10/27/2015 St. Catharines, ON – Isaac's Bar & Grill
10/28/2015 Waterloo, ON – Starlight Social Club
Daniel Romano's fourth full-length record is nothing short of an Americana masterpiece, and audiences in Western Canada will have a chance to see the man bring the "open hearted, impassioned and lyrically rich" If I've Only One Time Askin' to the stage this week. With solo support from Steve Lambke, Romano can be found in Edmonton and Calgary on back-to-back evenings before making his way east to Winnipeg for a performance a few days later.
10/23/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room
10/24/2015 Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage and Grill
10/27/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
Already local stars in their native Toronto, noisy outfit Dilly Dally are prepared to take the rest of the country (and continent) by storm on an upcoming fall tour. With their long-awaited debut Sore in tow, the quartet will take a quick trip out west with stops in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary and Vancouver before heading over the border to the United States.
10/23/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
10/24/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
10/25/2015 Calgary, AB – Broken City Social Club
10/27/2015 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
Santa Cruz, California punks Good Riddance released their first studio album since their 2007 breakup this past year, and have been on the road relentlessly supporting it since its summer release. Fans in western Canada can catch the band bring Peace in Our Time to Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg over three straight evenings this week.
10/22/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Louis' Pub
10/23/2015 Regina, SK – Cultural Exchange
10/24/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
Halifax Pop Explosion
As Halifax Pop Explosion moves into the heart of its programming, there is certainly no shortage of musical, digital and cultural events to take in. Attendees can spend the fest participating in workshops and information sessions in multiple venues across the Maritime city, not to mention watching performances from Travis Scott, Purity Ring, Stars, July Talk, Jazz Cartier, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Doldrums and a wealth of others.
10/20-24/2015 Halifax, NS – Multiple Venues
After going from a dishwasher to a singer-songwriter with an acclaimed debut record in around a year, Texas native Leon Bridges brings his '60s-inspired soul and blues music north of the border for back-to-back performances in Montreal and Toronto this week.
10/22/2015 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
10/23/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
After giving the western provinces a look at her Faded Gloryville LP earlier this month, Nashville-based, Toronto-bred singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega will show off the record with an Ontario-heavy itinerary this week. Fans of her Southern soul, western swing, jazz and blues-influenced tunes can find her in Waterloo, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
10/22/2015 Waterloo, ON – Maxwell's
10/23/2015 Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
10/24/2015 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
10/26/2015 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
10/28/2015 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
Not Dead Yet
Toronto's annual DIY hardcore punk festival Not Dead Yet returns for its fifth year to present three days of music from both home and away. Topping the bill this year are Kingston, PA crew Title Fight, followed closely by Power Trip, Foundation, Destruction Unit, Rixe, Orden Mundial, Extortion and many more.
10/22-25/2015 Toronto, ON – Multiple Venues
Old Man Luedecke
Written and recorded in a cabin he built himself, Old Man Luedecke is taking Domestic Eccentric on the road to Ontario this week with stops in Ottawa and Peterborough before returning to the Maritimes for a gig in St. John's, Newfoundland.
10/22/2015 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
10/23/2015 Peterborough, ON – Gordon Best Theatre
10/27/2015 St. John's, NL – LSPU Hall
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