Published Sep 10, 2015Live music is still very much in season as the end of summer draws nearer, and this week's Can't Miss Concerts, spanning September 10 to 16, highlights some must-see shows with which to start your month. Celebrations of music both past and present have made the list, along with a few multi-day events in case your festival fever has yet to be cured. Take a look at this week's picks below, then head to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
English indie outfit Alt-J have been touring their sophomore record This is All Yours in relentless fashion, still on the road nearly a year after its release. Before their 2015 trek leads them through the United States and Europe, the four-piece will bring their new sounds and those from the beloved An Awesome Wave to Western Canada for a trio of dates. After performing at Burnaby, British Columbia's scenic Deer Lake Park, neighbouring Alberta will play host with back-to-back evenings in Edmonton and Calgary.
09/12/2015 Burnaby, BC –Deer Lake Park
09/14/2015 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
09/15/2015 Calgary, AB – Calgary Stampede Corral
Having announced their intent to break up back in May along with a string dates on the left coast, Vancouver punks B-Lines are set to play one final show in their native city before calling it quits after six years in the scene. With a sound described as "furious and smart-alecky old-school hardcore," listeners can bear witness to the Van City crew's unbridled punk rock energy one final time at the Hindenburg on September 11.
09/11/2015 Vancouver, BC – The Hindenburg
A critically acclaimed record that went on to become Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's best-selling release, E. 1999 Eternal was praised for its attention to melody and songcraft. In commemoration of the record's 20th anniversary, the group are hitting the road to perform the disc front to back for the very first time. September sees the group make a small trek into Canada, highlighted by back-to-back nights at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall before dates at Montreal's Club Soda and Winnipeg's Burton Cummings Theatre the following evenings.
09/12/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/13/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
09/14/2015 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
09/15/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theater
Chad VanGaalen and the Bleach Wipes
In a year that has seen him lend his illustration and animation to videos from Dan Deacon and Shabazz Palaces, Chad VanGaalen is ready to get back to music with a new band. Western Canada will get the first look at Chad VanGaalen and the Bleach Wipes this month, starting in the performer's native Calgary with dates at Broken City Social Club and Festival Hall. From there, an appearance at Edmonton's Bermuda Fest will give way to a trek to Canmore, BC with further dates scheduled for the western provinces.
09/10/2015 Calgary, AB – Broken City Social Club
09/11/2015 Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
09/12/2015 Edmonton, AB – Bermuda Fest
09/16/2015 Canmore, BC – Communitea
The self-titled debut from four-piece Fake Palms was described as "an intriguing mixture of dissonance and catchiness" when it landed on shelves late last month, driven by project founder Michael le Riche's goal to make music that is "an honest representation of the four of us in a room at that time." The Toronto quartet will put that on display in a live setting at the Silver Dollar with a special LP release show, featuring support from fellow locals Mimico, Grounders and Pony.
09/10/2015 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar
Jasper Folk Music Festival
The deep-rooted folk festival history in the town of Jasper, Alberta had a new chapter written in 2013 with the inaugural Jasper Folk Music Festival, which championed September as the perfect month to enjoy live music in the mountains. This year, festivalgoers can catch performances from Harry Manx, the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, the Pick Brothers and more over the three-day festival. Of course, the spectacular views of the Rockies are an added bonus.
09/11-13/2015 Jasper, AB – Centennial Park
Fast becoming a staple of the Ontario festival scene since its inception in 2009, Hamilton's annual James St. Supercrawl is set to take over the downtown core once again, sporting an incredibly diverse roster of artists. The city's largest free music festival has lined up performances from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Daniel Lanois, Monster Truck, HEALTH, Fred Penner, Rich Aucoin, Terra Lightfoot and many more.
09/11-13/2015 Hamilton, ON – James Street North
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