Camera Obscura, Joe Lally, Suoni per il Popolo in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Camera Obscura, Joe Lally, Suoni per il Popolo in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. I'm Vish and every Thursday I'll be picking your best live concert options in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. There's a lot going on this weekend but here are the shows I've found the most intriguing.


Thursday, June 4
The infamous duo that everyone loves to hate/sue remain a hot ticket and are sure to put on a memorable show. Hopefully no one gets hurt. Or sued.

Crystal Castles
$28.50 at Commodore Ballroom

Friday June 5
After making the leap to major label 4AD, Camera Obscura have just released one of the most acclaimed pop records of 2009 in My Maudlin Career. Anticipation for their current tour is high, to say the least.

Camera Obscura
Agent Ribbons
$20.50 at Commodore Ballroom

Sunday, June 7
Even with Jens Lekman playing at Richard's on Richards this same night, I think I'd put my money on John Fogerty to surprise people with the intensity of his craft as a singer and showman. So, yeah, if I could choose, I'd go see the fortunate son. Sorry, Jens; next time, man.

John Fogerty
$69.50 - $52.50 at GM Place


Thursday June 4
These three truly boundary-busting acts are sure to please fans of art-y, impassioned pop music. They'll rock you and folk you, sometimes all at once.

Flotilla (CD Release)
Culture Reject
John Tielli's Metal Kites
$8 at Tranzac 

Friday, June 5
What? The Grizzly Bear show tonight is totally sold out? Well, I guess there's no better option than immersing ourselves in the pure country sounds of London's the Rizdales, who are money. Money!

The Rizdales
The Swingin' Blackjacks
$5 The Dakota Tavern

Sunday, June 7
Super-respected punk pioneer Joe Lally brings his post-Fugazi solo work to Toronto for the first time at one of the most exciting Wavelength bookings of the year.

Joe Lally
Boxes & Bags
Helen Money
DJ Robin
All The Banks
$5-$10 at Sneaky Dees


Thursday, June 4
Man oh man, to be in Montreal and witness the golden voice of Santigold come to life in person...

Trouble Andrew
Amanda Blank
$23.50 at Le Métropolis

Friday, June 5
The 30-day new music juggernaut that is Suoni per il Popolo kicked off this week and there are mouth-watering shows happening pretty much every, single, day. This particular night features the quirky, dynamic indie rock of l Pas Chic Chic.

Pas Chic Chic
Bernardino Femminiell
$10-$12 at Sala Rosa

Saturday, June 6
Can Montreal take the intensity of this killer metal triple-bill. I'm gonna guess yes but there's really only one way to find out...
$20 at Le National