Published May 30, 2013The first day of summer is only a few weeks away, but that doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy some of the nation's best concerts. Whether it's aging post-punk revivalists, British beat makers, or one half of hip-hop duo Clipse, check out our picks for can't miss concerts from May 30 to June 5 below.
Britain's favourite Factory Records-indebted tunesmiths come to New Brunswick for a quick stop on their current North American tour. The band hasn't played around Canada's East Coast since 2008, making this concert one not to miss. Look out for new songs from a reportedly forthcoming EP, due out some time this summer.
6/5 Saint John, NB - Imperial Theatre
Reclusive R&B maestro D'Angelo returns to Canada for a pair of one-off performances this week. Catch the suave soul singer before he has a chance to disappear again.
5/30 Montreal, QC - L'Olympia
5/31 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Hayden returns to the Maritimes with folkie Lou Cannon for a handful of shows in support of his recent album, Us Alone.
6/1 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Club
6/2 Fredericton, NB - Wilmot Church
6/3 Moncton, NB - Tide and Boar Gastropub
6/5 St. John's, NL - The Rockhouse
Toronto indie-pop outfit Hooded Fang bring their brand of saturated garage rock to Southern Ontario to play tunes off their new Gravez LP.
5/30 Hamilton, ON - The Casbah
5/31 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Seattle-based sound sculptor Lusine brings his space age dance music north of the border for a quick stop in Vancouver.
6/1 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
Post-dubstep pioneers Mount Kimbie come to Toronto to play songs from their 2010 critically-acclaimed debut Crooks & Lovers, as well as tracks from their just-released Cold Spring Fault Less Youth LP. Accompanying them on their North American tour is spooky minimalist Holy Other.
6/5 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
Victoria-based singer-songwriter Matt Goud (aka Northcote) dropped his self-titled sophomore LP earlier this month, and now the Springsteen-inspired folkie is hitting the touring circuit for a string of dates across Canada. Catch the introspective rocker as he swings through the prairies on the first leg of his tour.
5/30 Jasper, AB - Jasper Legion
5/31 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
6/1 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's Cantina
6/2 Regina, SK - Cultural Exchange
Clipse alum and G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T has been on a tear recently, first by releasing the Kanye West-produced banger "Numbers on the Boards," then by announcing the July 16 release of his debut solo LP, My Name is My Name. Check out the MC with co-headliner Fabolous at Montreal's historic Club Soda.
5/30 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
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