Chad VanGaalen, Autechre and Thundercat Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Chad VanGaalen, Autechre and Thundercat Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Shane Parent
As per usual, a variety of musical talent, across all genres, is coming to Canada this week, and the latest edition of Can't Miss Concerts, from September 24 to 30, is here to keep you in the know about the best of them. This week's listing is loaded with a stacked bill of rappers, metal madness and the funky string-work of an incredibly talented bass player. Take a look at this week's picks below, and then make sure to visit our complete Concert Listings for even more.

A$AP Rocky / Vince Staples / Danny Brown
A joint tour that's not to be missed this season, A$AP Rocky and Tyler, the Creator's "Rocky and Tyler" tour gives the two a chance to show off their respective 2015 records in a live setting, Rocky with the incredibly ambitious At.Long.Last.ASAP. and the Odd Future leader with the chaotic Cherry Bomb. Though Tyler won't be present for the date at Toronto's Echo Beach (you can catch him at Riot Fest a week earlier) Rocky will see support from rising Cali emcee Vince Staples and beloved Detroit native Danny Brown.
09/25/2015 Toronto, ON – TD Echo Beach
Still tirelessly supporting their 2013 full-length Exai and the L-event EP, English IDM duo Autechre are set to spend a month in North America for a lengthy run of shows around the continent. The first Canadian stop on the itinerary is slated to take place in Vancouver on September 26 before heading east to treat Toronto and Montreal crowds to their electronic compositions in October.
09/26/2015 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
With their latest LP, Deep in the Iris, having been short-listed for this year's Polaris Music Prize, audiences on the left side of the country will get a chance to hear music from Braids' critically acclaimed disc on the Western leg of their fall tour. The band first pop up in Winnipeg on September 27 before making the trek to Alberta to play Calgary and Edmonton on the 29 and 30 to close out the month.
09/27/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Club
09/29/2015 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth
09/30/2015 Edmonton, CB – Denizen Hall
Cattle Decapitation
Upon its release last month, we called Cattle Decapitation's The Anthropocene Extinction "another stroke of genius by one of the best heavy bands of all time." The group bring their crushing sounds to eastern audiences in Canada after a quick trip through the United States, stopping in Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec to finish off their September tour itinerary.
09/27/2015 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
09/28/2015 Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
09/29/2015 Quebec, QC – L'Anti
Chad VanGaalen
Chad VanGaalen debuted his new backing band, the Bleach Wipes, earlier this month in Calgary with an impressive showing. He and the band will look to keep the momentum up as they move through the Western provinces this month, with tour stops in Regina, Winnipeg and a quick backtrack to Saskatoon.
09/24/2015 Regina, SK – The Exchange
09/25/2015 Winnipeg, MB – WECC
09/26/2015 Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol
MRCY Festival
Formerly named MRCY Block Party in its inaugural year, Laval's newly branded MRCY Festival still offers one full day of music and art in the city's Espace Montmorency. This year's impressive line-up includes performances by Alabama Shakes, Mac Miller, A$AP Ferg, Local Natives, Kodaline, Battles, Angel Haze and more.
09/26/2015 Laval, QC – Espace Montmorency
Norma Jean
Georgia State metalcore outfit Norma Jean have set September and October aside to celebrate the tenth anniversary of their full-length O' God, the Aftermath, with full album performances around North America. The band close out September with the only two Canadian dates on the current run, performing in Montreal on the 28th and Toronto on the 29th.
09/28/2015 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
09/29/2015 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
A masterful bass player who has done notable work with Kendrick Lamar and Kamasi Washington this year, Thundercat is taking his talents on a North American tour with his equally talented backing band, supporting mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. To finish September, he'll arrive in Toronto for an appearance at the Hoxton on September 27 and Montreal's Fairmount Theatre two nights later on the 29.
09/27/2015 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
09/29/2015 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
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