Published Mar 09, 2017It's no surprise that studies have indicated a link between increased feelings of happiness and experiencing live music; we've always associated the two together, which is why we tirelessly devote ourselves to providing you with weekly lists of the hottest shows to catch live.
From Montréal's noir songwriter Charlotte Cardin, to prog-rockers Suuns, we've got a little something for everyone in this edition of Can't Miss Concerts, from March 9 through 15. However, for even more shows, you can dive into the rest of our Concert Listings for more opportunities to get those feel-good vibes.
Last year, singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart brought you a whole new album of freak-folky goodness with Ape in Pink Marble, and at last the time has come for you to see it live. His two Canadian dates are this week, and his live performance never fails to impress.
03/09/2017 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/10/2017 Montreal, QC – M Telus
Since emerging proudly after a five-year gap between studio albums, Vancouver psych-rock group Black Mountain brought us IV last April. Their punchy riffs and nostalgia-triggering psych-rock influences will be coming at you full-throttle during a hometown show this week.
03/10/2017 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre with Destroyer and zZz
Electro-jazz chanteuse Charlotte Cardin had us hooked from her debut EP, Big Boy. Now's your chance to catch her, as she will be gracing the stage at three shows in Quebec this week. Let her velvety vocals and magnetic stage presence take you on a trip through her EP. Singer-songwriter Aliocha will open her first two shows.
03/09/2017 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
03/10/2017 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
03/11/2017 Chicoutimi, QC – Cabaret de la Sagueneenne
Your favourite sunshine-pop outfit the Courtneys are kicking off their tour this week with a hometown show in Vancouver. Their latest record The Courtneys II was fresh out last month, and now's your chance catch them perform some of their classic fuzzy and "charmingly gritty" tunes.
03/14/2017 Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Hailing from Prince Edward Island, folk-pop vet Rose Cousins has always engaged us with her evocative songwriting. Her intimate latest album Natural Conclusion is out now, and this week, she'll perform cuts from it at four shows out West.
03/10/2017 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
03/11/2017 Regina, SK – Artesian
03/12/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
03/15/2017 Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill with Port Cities
Co-signed by Kendrick Lamar, London rapper Little Simz never ceases to live up to her praise. This past December, she wowed us with Stillness In Wonderland, exploring themes of escapism and authenticity, and featuring interwoven references from Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland. This week, experience her live for yourself as she performs in Toronto and Montreal.
03/09/2017 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
03/10/2017 Montreal, QC – Newspeak
This week, Vancouver avant-pop outfit Mother Mother continue their tour, playing dates across Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Complete with their distinctive brand of wry lyrics and radio-friendly pop hooks, the band have been debuting tracks from their latest album, No Culture. Joined by indie-electro artist K. FLAY, Mother Mother will perform five dates this week.
03/09/2017 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
03/10/2017 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/11/2017 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
03/14/2017 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
03/15/2017 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brian's Event Centre
Montreal's Suuns have come to be known as genre-blending prog-rockers. Whether you're a fan of their last album, Hold/Still, or curious to check out their latest sounds, their distinct darkwave synths and dissonant riffs make this band's live performance sure to leave an impression. Electronic minimalist Sarah Davachi will open both of their shows this week.
03/09/2017 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
03/10/2017 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
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