Can't Miss Concerts for March 12 to 14

Can't Miss Concerts for March 12 to 14
Welcome to Exclaim!'s new weekly feature: Can't Miss Concerts. Each Thursday, we'll be picking your best bets for gigging in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, with the dreams, hopes and intentions of extending our coverage to other concert-going cities and towns across Canada. So, if you're in any of those three cities this weekend, take us up on our suggestions and see if we're right.

Vancouver

Thursday, March 12
If you like your dance music full of acid-squelched goodness, well don't miss UK sensations Simian Mobile Disco.

Simian Mobile Disco
$23.50 at Commodore Ballroom

Friday, March 13
As they recently proved in Toronto, ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (pictured) are still an electrifying, shit-kicking force of rock'n'roll. Don't miss them and beware of flying instruments, bodies, etc.

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
$18.50 at Richard's On Richards

Saturday, March 14
Is there really any other choice when the Sadies come rolling into town?

The Sadies
Rich Hope
$17.50 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Toronto

Thursday, March 12
With CMW in full swing, the choices are almost overwhelming in the city of Toronto. But I think the best bet is at the Gladstone Hotel where some of this country's best songwriters are on full display, as well as the debut of the Week That Was, the excellent new band featuring Field Music's Peter Brewis. Pop enthusiasts best not miss out on this.

CASTLEMUSIC
Angela Desveaux
The Week That Was
Slim Twig
Rural Alberta Advantage
$10 at the door/$35 wristbands at the Gladstone Hotel

Friday, March 13
Playing the first of two nights, Bloc Party has been the hottest ticket in the city ever since they were mentioned as part of CMW.

Bloc Party
We Are Wolves
$35 at Kool Haus

Saturday, March 14
One of Toronto's best punk bands, Brutal Knights look to slap around the crowd with their '80s hardcore-inspired goofiness, at a skate shop of all places.

Brutal Knights
Inepsy
Urban Blight
Hazardous Waste
$10 at Adrift Skate Shop

Montreal

Thursday, March 12
Sans his Pornographers, A.C. Newman will be performing choice cuts from his new album, but get there early to check out Dent May put on an unforgettable show with his Magnificent Ukelele.

A.C. Newman
Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele
$12 at Il Motore

Friday, March 13
Though his "Happiness Project" has received some mixed reviews, seeing it live on stage will no doubt provide an interesting spin on Charles Spearin latest work. And don't forget about Andrew Whiteman, who will more than likely give a preview of the upcoming Apostle of Hustle LP.

Charles Spearin's "The Happiness Project"
Andrew Whiteman
$15/$18 at Il Motore

Saturday, March 14
Hear Kelly Joe Phelps slide that sweet guitar of his, showcasing his new album of instrumentals that are making the world swoon.

Kelly Joe Phelps
Matthew Barber
$25 at Le Cabaret Juste Pour Rire