Published Nov 19, 2015We're back this week with another jam-packed edition of Can't Miss Concerts, lining up must-see shows across the country from November 19 to 25. With a wealth of music in Montreal, some of the country's biggest indie stars and chances to witness prog-rock royalty on offer, take a look at this week's picks below, then head to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Not far removed from a recent run of dates through Australia, Bahamas is back on home turf this week to support last year's Bahamas is Afie. He'll head east through Saskatoon and Winnipeg before hitting London and Montreal, before wrapping up the tour with a sold out gig at Toronto's Massey Hall next week.
11/19/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
11/21/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
11/24/2015 London, ON – London Music Hall
11/25/2015 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Born Ruffians are continuing their recent West coast swing in support of their fourth studio record, RUFF, taking on three straight performances in British Columbia this week. If you're looking to hear their latest material in a live setting, shows in Nanaimo, Victoria and Vancouver will have you covered.
11/19/2015 Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
11/20/2015 Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
11/21/2015 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
The Glorious Sons
With their three-month "Contender Tour" through the United States and Canada winding down, the Glorious Sons are spending this week out east, accompanied by openers Poor Young Things and Northcote. The Kingston, Ontario rockers and their touring partners can be found in Moncton, Halifax, Truro and Fredericton in the next few days.
11/20/2015 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar Gastropub
11/21/2015 Halifax, NS – The Marquee
11/22/2015 Truro, NS - Champions Bar & Grill
11/25/2015 Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
Grimes is set to bring her latest album, Art Angels, to the stage with two performances this week. After taking part in M for Montreal, she'll travel to Toronto for an evening at the Danforth Music Hall. Both dates will see support from Nicole Dollanganger, the first artist signed to Grimes' Eerie Organization label.
11/21/2015 Montreal, QC – Metropolis (M for Montreal)
11/22/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Tirelessly roving from coast to coast, Hey Rosetta! are moving closer to home this week with the last stretch of dates through Ontario and Quebec. Stops in Kingston and Toronto alongside touring partners Yukon Blonde will lead them to M for Montreal and a date in the nation's capital. From there, it's further east for back-to-back evenings in Moncton and Saint John.
11/19/2015 Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre
11/20/2015 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
11/21/2015 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (M for Montreal)
11/22/2015 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Southam Hall)
11/24/2015 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar Gastropub
11/25/2015 Saint John, NB – Kent Theatre
Toronto's rising rap star Jazz Cartier is set to take his talents to two other major cities this week, with back-to-back shows at M for Montreal seeing him line up alongside locals Loud Lary Ajust, Dead Obies and Wasiu. From there, he'll head to Ottawa for his own headlining show at Ritual nightclub.
11/19/2015 Montreal, QC – Café Cleopatre (M for Montreal)
11/20/2015 Montreal, QC – Metropolis (M for Montreal)
11/21/2015 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
Legendary prog-rock outfit King Crimson are taking a lengthy trip through the Great White North, with multiple performances scheduled in a number of major cities. This week's itinerary features three consecutive evenings at Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre before heading west to Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall.
11/19/2015 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/20/2015 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/21/2015 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/24/2015 Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
M for Montreal
Returning for its ninth year as a staple in the city's arts and culture scene, M for Montreal is designed to help up-and-coming artists become better known locally in addition to launching careers outside of Canada. Along with artists who have been mentioned above (Grimes and Jazz Cartier, anyone?), festivalgoers can take in the rest of the diverse artist bill, which features Dilly Dally, Hudson Mohawke, Protest the Hero, Milk & Bone, RJD2 and a wealth of others.
11/18-21/2015 Montreal, QC – Multiple Venues
Continuing to ride the wave made by his debut album Ratchet, fans of disco-pop prodigy Shamir can take in the acclaimed material live in both Montreal and Toronto this week.
11/19/2015 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
11/20/2015 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
Head to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.