Alvvays, Kamasi Washington and M for Montreal Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Alvvays, Kamasi Washington and M for Montreal Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Lindsay Duncan
After combing through our Concert Listings, we're back this week with another stacked edition of Can't Miss Concerts from November 16 to 22. Whether you're in the mood for a night of intimate indie, smooth jazz or melodic death metal, there's something for everyone in our picks below.
 
If nothing below suits your tastes, hit up our full Concert Listings for more shows this week.
 
Alvvays
 
After retreating from the real world on their sophomore record Antisocialites, Toronto jangle pop darlings Alvvays have thrust themselves back into it by touring nonstop since its release back in September. This week will see the band making their way across Quebec and Ontario, playing to crowds in Montreal and Ottawa before heading west where Hamilton and London will play host.
 
11/17/2017 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
11/18/2017 Ottawa, ON – Babylon
11/19/2017 Ottawa, ON – Babylon
11/20/2017 Hamilton, ON ­– The Studio
11/21/2017 London, ON – Rum Runners
 
Arch Enemy / Trivium
 
Swedish death metal act Arch Enemy recently delivered a ferocious performance alongside Trivium, While She Sleeps and Fit for an Autopsy. This week, the tour will make stops in Edmonton on Tuesday (November 21) and Vancouver on Thursday (November 23).
 
11/21/2017 Edmonton, AB ­– Union Hall
11/23/2017 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
 
Daniel Caesar
 
Carrying on his completely sold out "Freudian, A North American Tour," Toronto's Daniel Caesar will treat Edmonton R&B lovers to a night of cuts from his debut full-length Freudian and more. The 22-year-old is set to play a stint of five sold out shows in his hometown next month.
 
11/16/2017 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
 
Cut Copy
 
Melbourne's Cut Copy delivered their vibrant fifth record Haiku From Zero earlier this fall, and are bringing it to Canadian crowds this week. Following their performance at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on Tuesday (November 21), the Aussies will play Montreal's Théâtre Corona.
 
11/21/2017 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
11/22/2017 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Corona
 
JAY-Z
 
This summer, legendary hip-hop mogul JAY-Z dropped his 13th LP 4:44, and has been celebrating its release on the aptly titled "4:44 TOUR" for the past few weeks. Canadian fans of the rapper can catch him live this Tuesday (November 21) in Montreal and Wednesday (November 22) in Toronto.
 
11/21/2017 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
11/22/2017 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
 
M for Montreal
 
Returning for its 11th year as a staple of the city's dynamic arts and culture scene, M for Montreal is jam-packed with a plethora of talent from across Canada and the globe. Odesza, Alvvays, Jean-Michel Blais, the Courtneys, Darcys, Un Blonde, Walrus and Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are just a handful of acts that festivalgoers can catch in over 15 venues throughout Montreal from Wednesday (November 15) to Saturday (November 18).
 
11/15-18/2017 Montreal, QC – Multiple Venues
 
Andy Shauf
 
Longhaired folk-rocker Andy Shauf returns to his hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan this week to perform gentle tunes from his 2015 Polaris-shortlisted The Party and older material.
 
11/18/2017 Regina, SK – The Exchange
 
Shigeto
 
Michigan electronic producer Shigeto dropped his dance floor-driven latest LP The New Monday last month, and will bring it to Vancouver's Imperial this Saturday (November 18).
 
11/18/2017 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
 
Skydiggers
 
Veteran Canadian folk unit Skydiggers are spending the next few weeks on the road in support of their ninth studio album Warmth of the Sun. After two nights at Calgary's Ironwood Stage and Grill, the ensemble will play to crowds in Edmonton and Saskatoon on Saturday (November 18) and Monday (November 20), respectively.
 
11/16/2017 Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage and Grill
11/17/2017 Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage and Grill
11/18/2017 Edmonton, AB – The Needle Vinyl Tavern
11/20/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
 
Kamasi Washington
 
Fans were so eager to see Kamasi Washington at Toronto's Danforth Music Hall on November 16 that the saxophone wizard decided to play two shows in one night. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for the early show and again at 9:30 p.m. for the fully seated late show. Washington dropped his masterful Harmony of Difference EP last month.
 
11/16/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/16/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (Late Show)
 
 
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