A.C. Newman, Brother Ali, Matt Mays and Wiz Khalifa Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

A.C. Newman, Brother Ali, Matt Mays and Wiz Khalifa Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
If you're looking for some concerts to see this week, look no further. Here are our picks for some cool shows to check out in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, October 18
Cuff the Duke are currently on a co-headlining tour with Jenn Grant and will make their way over to Vancouver for a show at the Biltmore Cabaret. The Ontario roots-rock outfit will be supporting their latest album Union, while Grant will be showing off The Beautiful Wild. The pairing will likely provide a night of wonderfully down-to-earth songs.

Cuff the Duke
Jenn Grant
$14 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, October 19
Brother Ali will be bringing his political Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color to the stage at Venue on Friday. Though the album does focus on America, he stated in an earlier Exclaim! interview that "you still aren't safe up there either." The US election is in full swing, so we expect Ali to passionately address these issues on the live stage.

Brother Ali
The Reminders
DJ Sosa
Homeboy Sandman
$20 at Venue Nightclub

Saturday, October 20
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and lovely art rock diva St. Vincent will be at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on Saturday in support of their collaborative album Love This Giant. The interesting duo will definitely put on a show to remember, especially if some Talking Heads material makes its way to the stage.

David Byrne and St. Vincent
$39.50 to $79.50 at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts


Thursday, October 18
Vancouver hip-hop group Rascalz are currently on a reunion tour and will hit up Calgary's Distillery on Thursday. The group are one of the country's most enduring hip-hop crews, and they will surely be performing some of their classic hits.

$23.75 at the Distillery

Saturday, October 20
Matt Mays will rock his way to the Republik on Saturday in support of his recent album Coyote. Supporting him are PEI folk group the Meds.

Matt Mays
The Meds
$33.75 at Republik


Thursday, October 18
This Is PiL dropped earlier this year and is Public Image Limited's first album in 20 years. On Thursday, they will rock out at the Opera House. With John Lydon (former Sex Pistols frontman) still able to bring down the house, this is a must-see show for the old-school post-punkers out there.

Public Image Limited
$50.25 at the Opera House

Saturday, October 20
Mask-wearing electro artist SBTRKT will be performing a DJ set at Wrongbar on Saturday. Tickets are currently sold out, which says that this is definitely the dance party to be at.

$20 (sold out) at Wrongbar

Sunday, October 21
Last week, A.C. Newman released his autobiographical solo venture Shut Down the Streets. To help celebrate the album release, as well as Exclaim!'s 20th anniversary, the New Pornographer will be taking the stage at Lee's Palace on Sunday.

A.C. Newman
$16.50 advance, $20 door at Lee's Palace


Thursday, October 18
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees Rush will take the stage at the Bell Centre on Thursday. This year they released their 20th studio album Clockwork Angels. The arena rock band are one of the biggest in the world, and for good reason.

$59.25 to $145.50 advance at Bell Centre

Friday, October 19
The Sea and Cake will bring their jazz-influenced indie rock to Il Motore on Friday. Recently releasing Runner on Thrill Jockey Records, the Sea and Cake's show promises to be a cerebral affair. Opening the show will be labelmate Matthew Friedberger.

The Sea and Cake
Matthew Friedberger
$13 advance, $15 door at Il Motore

Saturday, October 20
Wiz Khalifa has set out on his "2050 Tour" to support his new record O.N.I.F.C. And although the release has been pushed to December 4, if you want to hear some tracks from the album before then, you'll likely get some at the show.

Wiz Khalifa
Juicy J
Chevy Woods
Lola Monroe
Tuki Carter
$59.50 to $66.20 advance at Uniprix Stadium