The Buzzcocks, Buried Inside, LCD Soundsystem, Thee Silver Mount Zion and Caribou Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

The Buzzcocks, Buried Inside, LCD Soundsystem, Thee Silver Mount Zion and Caribou 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.


Friday, May 28
L.A. quintet Local Natives make the trip north of the border to give us a live taste of their much-fawned-upon Gorilla Manor LP. Lending some opening support are Suckers.

Local Natives
$13 at Venue

Saturday, May 29
Following several Canadian shows, Caribou is finally bringing the Swim roadshow to Vancouver. Each Caribou tour promises something new, and we're more than a little psyched about what this one has in store. And look out for that tour-only CD.

Toro Y Moi
$20 at Rickshaw Theatre

Monday, May 31
James Murphy and co. are finally bringing LCD Soundsystem to town. And they aren't just bringing the band anywhere: this show is set to go down in the majestic forested wonder that is Stanley Park's Malkin Bowl. The great outdoors and LCD, what more could you want from a Monday evening?

LCD Soundsystem
Holy Ghost!
$37.50 at Malkin Bowl (Stanley Park)


Friday, May 28
Get into your weekend right with a massive five-band bill at Calgary's Broken City. Lethbridge indie punk acts the Square Waves and Radians celebrate new record releases with support from local shoegazers heat-ray and Vancouver noise-pop sensations Collapsing Opposites and Shipyards. A diverse bill so you will love it no matter what.

The Square Waves
Collapsing Opposites
$8 at Broken City

Saturday, May 29
Edmonton's Outdoor Miners explore an exciting hybrid of punk and fuzzy, vintage indie rock. It's the perfect kind of music to be demonstrated in the hallowed dining area of Calgary's Tubby Dog. With support from post-hardcore heroes Stalwart Sons, it will be a guitar-driven night not to forget.

Outdoor Miners
Stalwart Sons
FREE at Tubby Dog

Sunday, May 30
Beloved Toronto alt-country group the Sadies return to Alberta on their cross-Canada tour. With support from the Pack A.D., you can catch the best of CanCon in real life.

The Sadies
The Pack A.D.
$TBA at Canmore Hotel


Friday, May 28
Known for their iconic merging of first wave punk with addictive power pop, the Buzzcocks are true rock'n'roll legends. That's why, despite their old age, you'll still be kicking yourself if you miss them roll through Edmonton's New City.

The Buzzcocks
$TBA at New City

Saturday, May 29
Our favourite Canadian rapper Shad is running a victory lap across the country after the release of his excellent new TSOL album. Do yourself a favour and catch him at the Starlite Room while you can. Next time, he'll probably be playing a much larger venue.

Grand Analog
$TBA at Starlite Room


Thursday, May 27
Retro-rockin' dudes Zeus are now finished their Bonfire Ball tour with Jason Collett, but that doesn't mean they're through with doing the live thing. And by this point, we're guessing they have some downright awesome chops.

$12 at Mod Club

Friday, May 28
Out sporting their brand new Say It, pop minimalists Born Ruffians are all geared up for this Toronto throw-down. If you want to know what to expect, click here to stream Say It now.

Born Ruffians
$15 at Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, May 28
Toronto hardcore favourites bring their chaotic live show to a library?! That's right. Alt-country outfit $100 are opening a show for Fucked Up being held in the stacks of Toronto's largest library, and the whole thing is free. Plus, Fucked Up have hinted that they'll play Year of the Ox.

Fucked Up
FREE at Toronto Reference Library

Saturday, May 29
Orchestral post-rock heroes Silver Mount Zion are back with their recent Kollaps Tradixionales LP ready for the live treatment. Get ready to get epic.

Thee Silver Mount Zion
$15 at Lee's Palace


Thursday, May 27
After several western dates, ultra-serious Japanese post-rockers Mono have made their way to Montreal. And along with their famed live show, you get Twilight Sad as part of your night's entertainment.

Twilight Sad
$18 at La Sala Rossa

Friday, May 28
All right, Montreal, if you've been itching to catch Buried Inside, this is your last chance. The Ottawa metal/hardcore outfit have called it quit, and this marks one of their last shows ever.

Buried Inside
$TBA at Katacombes

Sunday, May 30
Aussie brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone are treating Montreal to their cool, calm and collected sound. If you're looking for a good Sunday wind-down, this one's for you.

Angus & Julia Stone
$TBA at L'Astral