Published Jun 15, 2017June has been a fantastic month so far for seeing Canadian musicians perform live, and this edition of our weekly Can't Miss Concerts is loaded with a bunch more that you won't want to miss. Between June 15 and 21, you can catch shows from St. Catharines post-hardcore crew Alexisonfire, to Ottawa indie-rockers Hollerado, to the folky sounds of Rae Spoon and a ton more.
Take a look at our picks below, then check out our Concert Listings for even more shows.
While beloved Canadian post-hardcore act Alexisonfire may not have plans for a proper reunion or new album, they still come together sporadically to play some gigs that are not to be missed. The band are set to take over Toronto's Danforth Music Hall for a string of shows before they head to Quebec later next week to perform at Montebello Rockfest.
EDIT: The band's Danforth Music Hall shows have been postponed.
06/18/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
06/19/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
06/21/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Carly Rae Jepsen with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Canadian pop darling Carly Rae Jepsen previously paired up with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for an outstanding performance at the 2016 Polaris Music Prize gala, and now they're joining up again for an entire show. The one-night only concert will showcase some of Jepsen's hits backed by the full orchestra, along with more intimate performances featuring guitar and a string quartet.
06/17/2017 Toronto, ON – Roy Thomson Hall
After a short stint in an Austrian prison, Indiana-based rapper Freddie Gibbs released his extremely powerful and self-reflective comeback album, You Only Live 2wice, which he is now supporting with a tour across Canada and the United States. Ontario fans can see Gibbs lay down some heavy beats and hard rhymes live this week when he makes stops in Toronto and Ottawa.
06/15/2017 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
06/16/2017 Ottawa, ON – Barrymore's Music Hall
If it's bright-sounding, summery vibes you're after, Ottawa pep-rock outfit Hollerado have got you covered. After releasing Born Yesterday earlier this year, the band have been on an expansive tour across the nation, and now they're wrapping it up with two shows in the Prairies.
06/15/2017 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
06/17/2017 Regina, SK – The Exchange
UK synth-pop duo Mount Kimbie's soulful, ambient sounds are sure to delight any fan of lo-fi, chilled out electronic music. If you're in Montreal or Toronto this week, you can catch some of their laid back vibes before they head overseas for a European tour.
06/15/2017 Montreal, QC – Fairmont Theatre
06/16/2017 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
Ottawa Explosion Weekend
If punk rock festivals are your thing, Ottawa Explosion Weekend is back for another round of shows from some of the best undiscovered punk and rock bands across Canada and the U.S. The annual multi-day, independent showcase takes over venues across the nation's capital, with performances this year coming from Bonnie Doon, Crossed Wires, Needles//Pins and a whole lot more.
06/14-18/2017 Ottawa, ON – Various Venues
Prairie-born singer-songwriter Rae Spoon's sound is as diverse as Canada itself, with a mesh of folk-punk, indie-rock, country twang and everything in between. Western Canadian fans can see the singer live this week when they play two back-to-back shows in Manitoba.
06/17/2017 Brandon, MB – Brandon Pride
06/18/2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
Winnipeg Jazz Festival
Jazz fans are in for 11 days of incredible performances throughout Manitoba's capital city from national and international acts, with a mix of jazz legends, pop artists and contemporary rock all coming to town. The long-running festival will see performances this year from artists such as Gregory Porter, the Joy Formidable, Wolf Parade and Land of Talk, among others.
06/15-25/2017 Winnipeg, MB – Various Venues
Head over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.