Best Coast, Wavves, Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans, and the Radio Dept. Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Best Coast, Wavves, Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans, and the Radio Dept. Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Like every Thursday, we've done the heavy-lifting and delivered Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly guide to your best bets for gigging in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.


Thursday, Februrary 3
Nobunny, the bizarre bunny-mask-clad alter ego of garage punk musician Justin Champlin, is bringing his wacky live show back to Vancouver. Nobunny's live performances have been known to involve firecrackers, ball gags, panties and coats made out of trash. If you are up for a WTF-inducing musical performance, you won't want to miss this one. Support is provided by Dream Date and Indian Wars.

Dream Date
Indian Wars
$10 at Railway Club

Friday, February 4
Meat Beat Manifesto are here to bring you some left-field beats. Any fans of innovative electronic music and groundbreaking live performances will definitely not want to miss this Trent Reznor-approved act. Support is provided by Not Breathing.

Meat Beat Manifesto
Not Breathing
$18 advance, $20 door at Venue

Saturday, February 5
High-art pop extraordinaire the Blow is stopping off in Vancouver this Saturday, her only Canadian date on her West Coast tour. The tour features an exclusive live collaboration with artist Melissa Dyne, which aims to interweave narrative and popular music. Check out more details about their live collaboration here. As an added bonus, Sonny & the Sunsets are set to open.

The Blow
Sonny & the Sunsets
$15 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, February 3
Tightly arranged and slightly frantic indie rock act Les Jupes are bringing their catchy indie rock hooks to Calgary. Support is provided by Night Committee and Prairie of Prax.

Les Jupes
Night Committee
Prairie of Prax
$TBA at Broken City

Friday, February 4
Kataplexis are bringing their violent and brutal death-grind assault to Broken City. These socially conscious metalheads are here to grind your face into a fury, with support being provided by the spastic Breathe Knives and thrash punkers Crystal Mess. Grab a beer and get ready to enjoy a face-melting good time.

Breathe Knives
Crystal Mess
$TBA at Broken City

Saturday, February 5
Phenomenal live remixers Keys N Krates are bringing their infectious feel-good dance party to Calgary this Saturday. Get ready to dance the night away as these boys utilize their progressive kit rhythms and myriad synth tones to remix all of your favourites.

Keys N Krates
$20 at the Gerry Thomas Art Gallery


Thursday, February 3
The sappy and sweet Julie Doiron is set to unleash her adorable soul-calming melodies to the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern once again. With Little Scream and Steven McKay opening, this show will definitely have you leaving with a fluttering heart.

Julie Doiron
Little Scream
Steven McKay
$12 advance, $15 door at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, February 4
Following their collaboration on the Falcon Lake Incident, Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans are taking their team on the road with a Canadian tour, which stops off at Lee's Palace in Toronto this Friday. Providing support for the show are the Sunparlour Players and Daniel Ledwell (from In-Flight Safety).

Jim Bryson
Sunparlour Players
Daniel Ledwell
$17.50 advance, $20 door at Lee's Palace

Sunday, February 6
Indie rock power couple Bethany Cosentino and Nathan Williams are hitting the Phoenix this Sunday with their bands Best Coast and Wavves, respectively. The ethereal and distorted No Joy will be joining in as the third wheel on this tour, making this show one to definitely see. You might also want to check out the Wavves merch table to pick up some "special" merchandise.

Best Coast
No Joy
$18 advance, $20 door at the Phoenix


Thursday, February 3
The nostalgically epic Rich Aucoin is bringing his happiness pandemic of a dance party to Montreal tonight, guaranteeing to get you as stoked as a six-year-old at recess. Support is provided by electro popper Superfossilpower.

Rich Aucoin
$10 at Petit Campus

Saturday, February 5
Swedish dream pop act the Radio Dept. are making their way to Montreal this Saturday. Having recently released, Passive Aggressive: Singles 2002-2010, the band will hopefully play a variety of classic tracks from their expansive career. Support is provided by Young Prisms.

The Radio Dept.
Young Prisms
$15 at Petit Campus