Published Apr 04, 2013Spring is finally arriving, and the sun isn't the only thing to look forward to. This is the time of year artists gear up for summer tours and festivals, and they're beginning to roll out. Below, find our picks for some of the best Canadian concerts to attend April 4-11.
British folk-punk legend Billy Bragg has set out on a massive North American tour to support his new and long-awaited LP Tooth & Nail. Don't miss his return as he rolls across Canada this week.
4/4 Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Performance Hall
4/5 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
4/6 Nelson, BC - The Royal
4/8 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
4/9 Regina, SK - Orr Centre
4/10 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre
Daedelus is the headliner here, but Halifax DJ Ryan Hemsworth has caught our attention among this night's long bill of acts for his emotive, mesmerizing take on producing. Samo Sound Boy and Two Fresh will also be controlling the dance floor this evening, so don't miss out!
4/5 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
K-os announced a stretch of Canadian shows following the release of his double-set BLack On BLonde and he won't be making the trip alone! Rich Aucoin was also added to the tour.
4/4 Waterloo, ON - Starlight Social Lounge
4/5 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
4/9 Thunder Bay, ON - The Outpost
4/10 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
Toronto blues band July Talk are keeping the buzz of their self-titled debut running high with a Canadian Spring Tour, which will traverse Canada's three middle provinces this week.
4/3 Regina, SK - Cultural Exchange
4/4 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
4/5 Thunder Bay, ON - The Office
4/8 Sudbury, ON - The Townhouse
4/10 Quebec City, QC - L'Agitee
Shotgun Jimmie will play a handful of Ontario dates this week following the release of his latest LP Everything, Everything.
4/3 Oshawa, ON - Murphy's Pub
4/4 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
4/6 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz
4/7 St. Catharines, ON - Merchant Ale House
Montreal's Suuns will be playing a hometown show in support of their sophomore album Images du Futur. Don't miss the group filling up this intimate venue.
4/4 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
L.A. surf-rockers Wavves recently released Afraid of Heights and will be hitting Toronto and Montreal this week to promote it. Fellow beach bums FIDLAR will open, so expect a party.
4/5 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
4/6 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
Pop-tinged soul singer Jessie Ware has set out on a North American tour leading up to her Coachella performance. Don't miss her belt out songs from last year's Devotion in Toronto and Van City this week.
4/6 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
4/8 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom