Billy Bragg, Fuck Buttons, Sacrifice and Carolyn Mark Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Billy Bragg, Fuck Buttons, Sacrifice and Carolyn Mark Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As 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, November 19
Celebrating ten years as being perhaps the only bar on Granville that doesn't totally suck, the Morrissey Pub has roped in Nardwuar's always great Evaporators. And the show is free!

The Evaporators
Kid Kordene
FREE (9:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) at Morrissey Pub

Friday, November 20
Out marking the release of their new EP, retro-rockin' freedom rockers Sun Wizard team up with goth-tinted, electro/rock romantics Certain Breeds, making for a seriously good local double bill.

Sun Wizard
Certain Breeds
$8 at Media Club

Saturday, November 21
We've been looking forward to this one for ages and now it's finally here - long-running English protest singer Billy Bragg is bringing the protest back to Canada.

Billy Bragg
$35 at Commodore Ballroom

Toronto

Thursday, November 19
Following a recent tour with Gogol Bordello, Apostle of Hustle are back home headlining the sounds of this year's Eats Darkness.

Apostle of Hustle
$19 at Lee's Palace

Friday, November 20
B.C. dance punkers You Say Party! We Say Die! make the trip out east with their recently released XXXX in tow. Sweetening the deal is Think About Life and scrappy lo-fi pophead Little Girls.

You Say Party! We Say Die!
Think About Life
Little Girls
$12 at Phoenix

Saturday, November 21
All right metalheads young and old, Toronto thrash metal quartet Sacrifice return to the stage with what marks their first album in 15 years, The Ones I Condemn. A serious can't miss.

Sacrifice
Maximum RnR
Spewgore
$20 at the Opera House

Montreal

Thursday, November 19
Montreal's hardest-rocking hard rockers Priestess offer up their brand of Sabbath-drenched bong-juice. It will be loud. It will get you messed up.

Priestess
Early Man
$15 (advance)/$17 (door) at Le National

Friday, November 20
Long Island's Brand New bring their angst-ridden melodic pop punk to town and they're bringing hardcore heroes Glassjaw along for the ride as well.

Brand New
Glassjaw
The Dreadnoughts
$28 (advance)/$31 (door) at Théâtre L'Olympia de Montréal

Tuesday, November 24
Beat-driven, electronics-loving shoegazers Fuck Buttons give a taste of their best of 2009 shoe-in Tarot Sport. Get set to get tripped the fuck out.

Fuck Buttons
Heaven
Growing
$10 at Il Motore

Calgary

Friday, November 20
To celebrate their recent collaborative album Let's Just Stay Here, Canadian country-folk Carolyn Mark and NQ Arbuckle will be sharing the stage at Broken City. With Calgary's own Matt Masters opening, you'll be getting a hefty dose of quality Canadian content.

Carolyn Mark
NQ Arbuckle
Matt Masters
$TBA at Broken City

Saturday, November 21
Hot dogs, cheap PBR and garage punk collide for the perfect Saturday night when Calgary locals Grown-Ups, the Topless Mongos and Black Death Boners collide for a free show at Tubby Dog. Stuff your face, then dance off the calories!

Grown-Ups
Topless Mongos
Black Death Boners
FREE at Tubby Dog

Sunday, November 22
There's no question that you'll pay for it on Monday, but you might as well kill off the epic weekend with some face-melting metal courtesy of Trivium, Chimaira, Whitechapel and Dirge Within. Nothing cures a Tubby Dog hangover like a shredding guitar solo.

Trivium
Chimaira
Whitechapel
Dirge Within
$32.50 at MacEwan Hall

Edmonton

Saturday, November 21
The night before they trash Calgary, metal giants Trivium will bring their skull-crushing riffs to Edmonton, where they'll be joined by Chimaira, Whitechapel and Dirge Within. The bands will do all the work, all you have to do is get stoked

Trivium
Chimaira
Whitechapel
Dirge Within
$TBA at Edmonton Events Centre

Sunday, November 22
There's literally so much to laugh at on this night, what with separate shows from Bill Cosby, Kevin Smith and the Trailer Park Boys. Still, your best best would be to check out the anthems of heartache sung by Vic Chestnutt. As a bonus, his backing band includes members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Fugazi.

Vic Chestnutt
$TBA at McDougall United Church

Tuesday, November 24
If you can handle the wait, impassioned political activist and singer-songwriter Billy Bragg will fire you up with his working-man anthems in the middle of the week. Then you can stick it to the man for a few more days before the next weekend.

Billy Bragg
$TBA at Winspear Centre