Published Apr 09, 2015Looking for a good show to attend this week? We've got a number of excellent artists in this week's Can't Miss Concerts, from April 9 to 15, from a number of genres, so whether you've got a craving for some gritty hip hop or hazy stoner-metal you can find your fix down below. Of courtse, there's more that won't fit here, so don't forget to check out our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Electronic producer Dan Snaith, also known as Caribou, will be taking his sample-heavy electronic jams through the Prairies this week. Our review of his sold out show in Montreal last year found Snaith and his live band weaving improvised jams into tracks from their most recent LP Our Love.
04/13/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
04/14/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
04/15/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Danko Jones and his Canadian hard rock unit start their Canadian tour this week in Manitoba, heading west across the country for a stretch of dates. The tour is in support of the band's recently released album, Fire Music, which you can expect the group's setlist to draw heavily from. Tracks packed with punchy riffs, combined with Jones' throaty vocals will make for a hard hitting, mosh-worthy live performance. Don't miss it.
04/09/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Oak
04/10/2015 Regina, SK – The Exchange
04/11/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
04/13/2015 Fort McMurray – Club NV
04/14/2015 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
04/15/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Odd Future rap mastermind Earl Sweatshirt will be hitting the Great White North this week, in support of his new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, which he released late last month. Earl's clever, dark lyricism has earned him a fair bit of notoriety, and if his past performances are any indication, it can be expected to look very much like a hardcore show, complete with mosh pits and stage dives.
04/14/2015 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
04/15/2015 Montreal, QC – Virgin Moble Corona Theatre
Doom/Stoner metal legends Electric Wizard recently embarked on their first North American tour in over ten years and are hitting the Great White North once again this week with a show in Vancouver. The band's run is in support of last year's album, Time To Die, but you can also expect to hear a few tunes from their cult classic Dopethrone. Our review of their last North American appearance at Maryland Deathfest found the sludgy unit physically shaking the crowd with their walls of sound.
04/14/2015 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
JEFF The Brotherhood
Psychedelic duo JEFF The Brotherhood wrap up their Canadian stretch this week with one last show in Winnipeg. The Orrall brothers know how to work a stage, and their light-hearted jams from their most recent album, Wasted On The Dream, had crowds dancing and banging their heads all last week, so be sure to catch their performance when they stop by.
04/09/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
Vancouver-based electronic-pop duo Humans are playing a set of shows in their home province this week. The band's most recent release Noontide showcases their ability to blend unique textures into their sound, while maintaining a straightforward pop core. Our review of their 2013 performance in Victoria found members of the audience dancing uncontrollably to Humans' trance-y beats.
04/10/2015 Whistler, BC – World Ski & Snowboard Festival
04/10/2015 Nelson, BC – Hume Hotel
04/11/2015 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
New Jersey outfit Screaming Females are in the midst of an extensive tour in support of their recent album, Rose Mountain, and will be making a brief Canadian stopover this week in Ottawa and Toronto. The band's style of classic-rock influenced grunge is filled with punchy, gritty guitars that perfectly complement vocalist Marissa Paternoster's powerful tone. The band are a tight unit in a live setting, managing to maintain an energetic stage presence while shredding out busy riffs.
04/09/2015 Ottawa, ON – House of TARG
04/10/2015 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
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