Atlas Sound and Broadcast, Moby, Nü Sensae, and Metalocalypse Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Atlas Sound and Broadcast, Moby, Nü Sensae, and Metalocalypse Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
&screenidAs is our Thursday tradition, we have dug through the mass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.

Vancouver

Thursday, October 22
The large, in charge and always fashionable Gossip head to town in support of their latest Rick Rubin-produced long-player Music for Men. Strangely enough, the opening band are also called MEN. Make of that what you will.

Gossip
MEN
$25 at Commodore Ballroom

Friday, October 23
Cali folk poppers Thao with the Get Down Stay Down set out to prove they Know Better Learn Faster. Get set for a lot of happy-happy good times.

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
Portland Cello Project
David Schultz
$13 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, October 24
Finally the recently reunited Jesus Lizard will be braving the border and setting down in Canada for their first live date since getting back together after their decade-long break-up. As the once-mighty Touch and Go said, "They are one of the most intense and visceral musical assemblies to ever stalk a stage. This fleeting reunion offers an incredible opportunity to either be blown away all over again or to immerse yourself in the sweaty power and driving mayhem for the very first time."

The Jesus Lizard
Womankind
$25 at Commodore Ballroom

Toronto

Thursday, October 22
Out supporting their new In and out of Control, the Raveonettes pair up with the Black Angles to offer a night of overblown JAMC worship, Spectorisms and eyeliner. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night.

The Raveonettes
The Black Angels
$18.50 at Phoenix

Friday, October 23
Okay, guys, this one is a biggie. Not only are High On Fire, Converge and Mastodon sharing the same bill, but everyone's favourite animated metallions Dethklok are escaping their television confines to play in real live action. Seriously, it's the Metalocalypse!

Dethklok
Mastodon
Converge
High On Fire
$39.50-$60 at Sound Academy

Saturday, October 24
Atlas Sound and Broadcast on a double bill - it's enough to make us experimental pop geeks get downright weak in the knees. We're ultra pumped and rightly so.

Broadcast
Atlas Sound
$13.50 at Lee's Palace

Montreal

Thursday, October 22
Supporting their recently released Half Control, mid-'90s indie rock heroes Six Finger Satellite promise to bring a hefty dose of abrasive guitar mayhem, as well as Arab on Radar offshoot the Chinese Stars, who are out hawking their Heaven on Speed Dial.

Six Finger Satellite
The Chinese Stars
Sensitive Hearts
$TBA at La Sala Rossa

Friday, October 23
Before bringing their experimental pop tones to Toronto, Warp Records vets Broadcast and Deerhunter offshoot Atlas Sound touch down in Montreal for what's sure to be a can't miss.

Broadcast
Atlas Sound
The Selmanaires
$16 at Le National (1220 rue Ste-Catherine E)

Saturday, October 24
Critically acclaimed songwriter Vic Chesnutt shows off his latest wares, At the Cut, and he's enlisted Fugazi's Guy Picciotto to lend a hand.

Vic Chesnutt & Guy Picciotto
Clare and the Reasons
$15 at Ukrainian National Federation

Calgary

Thursday, October 22
For a Thursday, there's no better way to announce your weekend arrival than a triple-threat bill of top-notch Canadian content with Vancouver indie-prog group Bend Sinister, Montreal indie poppers Young Galaxy and Toronto noise refugees DD/MM/YYYY.

Bend Sinister
Young Galaxy
DD/MM/YYYY
$12 at Broken City

Friday, October 23
Calgary's Broken City might actually be broken after Vancouver bands Nü Sensae and B-Lines unload their non-stop sonic assault. Their first stop on a three-date Alberta tour, this show is likely to end in broken glass and a bunch of grinning Calgarians. Don't miss it.

Nü Sensae
B-Lines
Grown-Ups
heat-ray
$8 at Broken City

Saturday, October 24
If there's one way to spend your weekend right in Calgary, it's by filling up on punk rock and hot dog grease at the legendary Tubby Dog. Locals the Pissoffs, the Wastoids and Falling Pianos will bring out the angry kid in you while you pogo away and work up an appetite at the beloved restaurant.

The Pissoffs
The Wastoids
Falling Pianos
Free at Tubby Dog

Edmonton

Friday, October 23
Settling into the autumn of his long-running and varied career, Moby will grace the Edmonton Event Centre with his varied electronica. With such a multifaceted career behind him, this show could go in a number of directions. A few of those directions can be pretty cheesy, but all of them are damn interesting, to say the least.

Moby
$35 at Edmonton Events Centre

Saturday, October 24
Sure, Kim Mitchell is playing tonight, but we think we've found something better. After destroying the city of Calgary, Vancouver's Nü Sensae and B-Lines will join Calgary's Grown-Ups in tackling Edmonton loft space the Baby Seal Club. Tailor-made for such a small venue, expect a noisy, raucous good time.

Nü Sensae
B-Lines
Grown-Ups
$7 at the Baby Seal Club

Monday, October 26
What better way to nurse your weekend hangover than with the charming Celtic punk sounds of Flogging Molly? And with support that includes UK hardcore trouble-makers Gallows and rising Canadian rockers Inward Eye, this show pretty much guarantees to make your Monday feel like a Friday.

Flogging Molly
Gallows
Inward Eye
$TBA at Edmonton Events Centre