We've made it to the end of February, making us one sixth of the way through 2014. It's time to ask yourself, "Have I seen enough concerts so far this year?" The answer is no, because you can never see too many shows. Read our picks for the week of February 27 - March 5 below to help guide you to some great performances, and make sure to check back every week for more Canadian shows near you.
Between the Buried and Me
Progressive metal quintet Between the Buried and Me will be making their way through Ontario and Quebec, and they are bringing some friends along with them. San Francisco metal outfit Deafheaven will be performing their first Canadian dates since their critically-acclaimed 2013 album Sunbather.
02/27 Quebec City, QC – Imperial de Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON – London Music Hall
Broken Bells will be playing a couple of Canadian shows on their current tour for their new LP After the Disco before they dip back into the States. These shows offer the rare opportunity to see Danger Mouse trade his usual behind-the-scenes production role for a spot on the stage, and will be the last time the duo play in Canada until they perform at the Squamish Valley Music Festival in August.
03/03 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
03/04 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Singer-songwriter Basia Bulat will be playing a few shows across Quebec and Ontario as she makes her way to London for a performance at the Aeolian Hall. Catch Bulat as she plays cuts from her new record Tall Tall Shadow on her trademark obscure stringed instruments (like her charango and autoharp).
02/27 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
02/28 Wakefield, QC – Black Sheep Inn
03/01 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
03/05 London, ON – Aeolian Hall
Vancouver indie-rock outfit Frog Eyes are playing a show at Felicita's Campus Pub in Victoria. The outfit haven't played many shows to promote their new self-released album Carey's Cold Spring since singer/guitarist Carey Mercer was diagnosed with throat cancer in September of 2013, making this a rare opportunity to get to see the band live.
02/28 Victoria, BC – Felicita's Campus Pub
The Pack A.D.
Fellow Vancouverites the Pack A.D. are continuing their Canadian tour, having just released their major label debut, Do Not Engage. The band will be bringing their distortion-heavy sound to a few shows in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan before dipping into the States for a couple of shows.
02/27 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
02/28 Edmonton, AB – The Starlight Room
03/01 Calgary, AB – Republik
03/02 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
03/04 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Tennessee rapper Isaiah Rashad will be dropping by Toronto for a show at the Tattoo along with Toronto's Tre Mission. The Top Dawg Entertainment member's Cilvia Demo EP just recently hit store shelves, so fans will be sure to hear some cuts off the release before he joins ScHoolboy Q on a tour through the States in March.
02/27 Toronto, ON – Tattoo Queen West
Those waiting to catch Montreal indie rockers Solids live will get a chance to see the duo when they continue their tour west across Canada this week. Riding the re-release of their debut LP, Blame Confusion, the band will be headlining Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary dates before meeting up with Toronto's PUP in Vancouver.
02/27 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
02/28 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
03/01 Calgary, AB – The Palomino
03/03 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.