Can't Miss Concerts for March 26 to 28

Can't Miss Concerts for March 26 to 28
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.


Thursday, March 26
One of Canada's greatest original punks, Van City's Art Bergmann, should hopefully help many relive their youth by dropping "Hawaii," as well as his totally underrated solo material.

Art Bergmann
$26 at Richard's On Richards

Friday, March 27
A ton of dreadful looking pre-Juno shows going on, which is a good reason to plug this show, featuring Canadian institution Bob Wiseman and leftfield pop collective Collapsing Opposites.

Bob Wiseman
Collapsing Opposites
$10/$12/$15 at the Western Front

Saturday, March 28
Okay, Vancouver, it's a trip down memory lane this weekend, as I find it difficult to pick against Jean Smith and David Lester's seminal DIY indie rock.

Mecca Normal
$5/$10 at the Vinegar Factory


Thursday, March 26
I doubt he'll still be rockin' the skyscraping flattop but whenever Big Daddy Kane comes to town, well, people flock to see him. (Check out Del F. Cowie's recent conversation with the rap legend here.)

Big Daddy Kane
Baby Yu
Maestro Fresh Wes
$29.95 at Phoenix Concert Theatre

Friday, March 27
I miss Breather Resist, so going to see Young Widows is like the next best thing.

Young Widows
$10 at Sneaky Dee's

Saturday, March 28
The first of a two-night stand, Junior Boys give a preview of their new album, Begone Dull Care, while weirdo label-mate Max Tundra is sure to make things interesting.

Junior Boys
Max Tundra
$18 at the Mod Club


Thursday, March 26
Currently blogging for Exclaim! as they cross Canada playing the Rolling Tundra Revue, the double bill of the Weakerthans and Constantines (pictured) seems like a sure bet.

The Weakerthans
$25 at Le National

Friday, March 27
Newmarket represents on this night, as former Exclaim! cover stars Tokyo Police Club and neighbours Ruby Coast bring their post-adolescent power pop in full force.

Tokyo Police Club
Ruby Coast
$15 at La Sala Rossa

Saturday, March 28
Currently taking her new album, I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day, across the country, Julie Doiron is certain to rock her crowd gently, the way only she can.

Julie Doiron
$12/$15 at Il Motore