Published Oct 01, 2015Festival season may finally be winding down, but there is no shortage of live music to take in across the country this week, as evidenced by this week's Can't Miss Concerts, from October 1 to 7. The latest listing is packed with singer-songwriters, synth-pop and avant-garde goodness; read over this week's picks below, and then make sure to visit our complete Concert Listings for even more.
English IDM duo Autechre are on the road in support of their 2013 full-length Exai and the L-event EP, and are set to spend a month showcasing their electronic compositions around North America. To kick off October, they appear twice for audiences in central Canada, playing back-to-back dates at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre and Montreal's Fairmount Theatre before heading down into the United States.
10/1/2015 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/2/2015 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
With their third album, La Di Da Di, already in the hands of fans across the globe, experimental rock troupe Battles are set to bring the party to the West coast of North America on their supporting tour. After an appearance in the cozy confines of Lee's Palace in Toronto on October 1, the talented trio will trek through the United States in preparation for a date at Vancouver's Imperial on October 6.
10/1/2015 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
10/6/2015 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
Comfortably expanding the synth-pop landscape they carved out with 2013's The Bones of What You Believe, Chvrches' latest LP features their slickest production yet. The Scottish act will bring Every Open Eye to Toronto's Danforth Music Hall for two straight evenings, performing their new material and older favourites on both October 4 and 5.
10/4/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/5/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Doom-y Toronto-based, Haligonian-bred outfit Crosss released their latest LP Lo earlier this year, and will continue to show it off across Canada with two dates in the western part of the country this week. A stop in Calgary on the first of the month will see them line up alongside locals Bog Bodies and Set before heading to Vancouver for the daylong Psych Fest on October 3.
10/1/2015 Calgary, AB – Broken City Social Club
10/3/2015 Vancouver, BC – The Hindenburg
Hardly your typical country artist, Nashville-based, Toronto-bred singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega draws influence from southern soul, western swing, jazz and blues on her latest LP, Faded Gloryville. This week, she'll be bringing the record on tour through western Canada, filling four straight days with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
10/1/2015 Edmonton, AB – Myer Horowitz Theatre
10/2/2015 Calgary, AB – Flames Central
10/3/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Capitol
10/4/2015 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Patrick Watson's Love Songs for Robots made the long list for this year's Polaris Music Prize, and the Montreal-bred singer-songwriter will continue to show it off on his group's run of tour dates through Canada and the United States this fall. This week, the band travels through Alberta with stops in Edmonton and Calgary before reaching the left coast for performances in Vancouver and Nanaimo.
10/2/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10/3/2015 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
10/5/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/6/2015 Nanaimo, BC – Errington War Memorial Hall
To start his October, Hawksley Workman can be found touring through Newfoundland for what are sure to be intimate concert dates. Starting in St. John's on the first, he'll cross to the west side of the Rock for shows in Corner Brook and Bonne Bay.
10/1/2015 St. John's, NL – The Rock House
10/3/2015 Corner Brook, NL – The Palace
10/4/2015 Bonne Bay, NL – St. Patrick's Church
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