Can't Miss Concerts for March 6 to 8

Can't Miss Concerts for March 6 to 8
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.


Friday, March 6
Danish folktronica collective Efterklang bring their sweeping orchestrations across the pond for an intimate performance that will certainly have its fair share of intense and emotional climaxes.

Peter Broderick
$12 at the Media Club

Saturday, March 7
This unsung talent, formerly of Tony! Toni! Toné and Lucy Pearl, brings his universally lauded The Way I See It to the stage for a night of smooth, buttery, throwback R&B and soul.

Raphael Saadiq
+ Guests
$30.00 (early show) at Richard's On Richards

Sunday, March 8
Titled "Swap Meet 2," this event allows patrons to "swap your records and crafts" and more importantly, give VanCity one more chance to catch Japandroids before all of the Pitchfork love launches them into indie superstardom. And all for a toonie!

$2 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Friday, March 6
She's known as the "Great Lady of Soul" for a reason, y'know.

Bettye LaVette
$TBA at the Diesel Playhouse

Saturday, March 7
Showing off their new albums, the United Steelworkers of Montreal and Jon-Rae Fletcher team up for a CD release double header of the most electrifying twang imaginable.

United Steelworkers of Montreal
The Schomberg Fair
Jon-Rae Fletcher
$10 at the Horseshoe Tavern

Sunday, March 8
When in doubt, just head on over to Sneaky Dee's for the always reliable, always colourful Wavelength concert series, where for the affordable price of "pay what you can" you can take in a night of sonic splendour.

Radius and Helena
Times Neue Roman
Swiss Dice
PWYC at Sneaky Dee's


Friday, March 6
Vicious, sadistic and exhilarating, AIDS Wolf couldn't possibly destroy a stage better than they could in their hometown. So don't miss it.

U.S. Girls
Grand Trine
$8/$10 at Il Motore

Saturday, March 7
Well, if AIDS Wolf on Friday isn't enough carnage for you, try out Toronto's noise crew Gastric Female Reflex the next night. That ought to jar your senses till the following weekend.

Gastric Female Reflex
Wasted Nymph
$TBA at Friendship Cove

Sunday, March 8
Don't be fooled by their cuteness, Montreal's Hexes & Ohs are sure to put their hometown crowd into a frenzy with their hooky electro pop, which seems too big for just two bodies.

Hexes & Ohs
Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
$TBD at Il Motore