Braids, Wild Nothing, Akron/Family and Best Coast Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Braids, Wild Nothing, Akron/Family and Best Coast Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
It's almost the weekend, so you will definitely want to get out to your nearest ticket outlet to get ready for this weekend's exciting lineup of concerts. Here are our picks for this for week's Can't Miss Concerts for Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, February 17
Indie rock power couple Bethany Cosentino and Nathan Williams are finally hitting the West Coast with their bands Best Coast and Wavves, respectively. Joining the two bands as the third wheel on this tour is the ethereal, distorted No Joy, making this show definitely one to see.

Best Coast
No Joy
$18.50 at Rickshaw Theatre

Friday, February 18
The psychedelic, hard rocking Plants and Animals are making their way through their cross-Canada tour, hitting the Commodore Ballroom this Friday. Joining them on this show are Vancouver natives Yukon Blonde, who will be playing a string of dates with Plants and Animals before they take off and headline their own cross-Canada tour.

Plants and Animals
Yukon Blonde
$19.50 at the Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, February 19
B-Lines are unleashing their scrappy, pop-infused hardcore on their Vancouver hometown this Saturday. With Dead Ghosts and Timecopz opening the show, your ears will definitely be ringing for the next week. And with only an $8 cover, how could you miss this?

Dead Ghosts
$8 at Interurban Gallery


Thursday, February 17
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
$8 advance, $15 door at the Gateway

Friday, February 18
All-star garage punk band Ketamines will be playing their debut show this Friday. The band, which features members of Myelin Sheaths, Fist City, Endangered Ape and James Leroy, are pretty much destined to be an awesome culmination of garage punk talent. And this show will definitely be a grunge-tastic good time, with Makeout Videotape, Topless Mongos and the Mitts opening.

Makeout Videotape
Topless Mongos
The Mitts
$TBD at Broken City


Thursday, February 17
The Wild Nothing and Abe Vigoda joint tour is landing in Toronto tonight, which means you can expect a good time with Wild Nothing's shoegaze synth-pop melodies and Abe Vigoda's innovative, world music minded post-punk. This is a must-see, but if you don't have tickets, you're out of luck because it is already sold out. But there are always those street tix.

Wild Nothing
Abe Vigoda
Sold out at Wrongbar

Friday, February 18
The country/folk indie boys in Great Bloomers and Huron have kicked off their Ontario tour and are landing in Toronto this Friday. With a lineup like this, you can be sure to be swooned by all the country- and folk-inspired rock melodies that we love so very much. Additional support is provided by Rituals.

Great Bloomers
$7 at the Garrison

Saturday, February 19
The highly anticipated Baths and Braids show is finally here. With theeclectic electronic experimentalist Baths and the sonically surreal melodies of Braids, this show is definitely going to be one to remember. Baths
$12 advance, $15 door at El Mocambo


Thursday, January 17
The nostalgically epic Rich Aucoin is bringing his happiness pandemic dance party to Montreal once again this Thursday. Support is provided by D'eon, Pete Samples and Superfossilpower.

Rich Aucoin
Pete Samples
$10 at Il Motore

Friday, February 18
The electronic grooves of Baths and the echoed melodies of highly celebrated hometown heroes Braids are here to entrance one and all with what may possibly be the most memorable show so far this year. Further support is provided by Toboggan.

$12 advance, $14 door at Il Motore

Saturday, February 19
Ambitious psych rockers Akron/Family are on tour in support of their latest oddly titled release, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT. Akron/Family's signature hooks and psychedelic whirls will make this show a definite head trip.

Delicate Steve
$13 advance, $15 door at Il Motore