Clues, Pitter Patter Music Festival, Mutek_10 in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Clues, Pitter Patter Music Festival, Mutek_10 in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. I'm Vish and every Thursday I'll be picking your best live concert options in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. There's a lot going on this weekend, but here are the shows I've found the most intriguing.


Thursday May 28
A fine night of music here, with local upstart Hannah Georgas joining two of Canada's most esteemed (and funny) songwriters, Danny Michel and Carolyn Mark.

Danny Michel
Carolyn Mark
Hannah Georgas
$14 at The Biltmore Cabaret

Friday May 29

Touring behind his latest release, The Grand, explosive house DJ Kaskade is sure to electrify the Commodore with hypnotic songs.

Luke McKeehan
$35 at Commodore Ballroom

Saturday May 30

The inventive, jarring pop-infused post-rock of Montreal's Clues sure comes alive on-stage, a comfortable place for a band consisting of former members of Arcade Fire and the Unicorns.

Clues TBA
$12 at The Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday May 28

The Pitter Patter Music Festival roams across Hamilton, Guelph, Brantford, Mississauga, Oshawa, Lindsay and Peterborough this weekend (May 28-31), but Toronto features the heaviest activity with over 150 bands playing various venues. Highlights include Pick a Piper, Black Hat Brigade, Parlovr, The Owle Bird, Nich Worby, HotKid, The Riderless and Slow Hand Motëm.

Pitter Patter Music Festival
$PWYC at Multiple Venues

Friday May 29

Future/past rockabilly star Slim Twig (Pictured) celebrates the release of Contempt! with a hometown show at the ghost-filled, Legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

Slim Twig (CD Release)
Wyrd Visions
$10 at The Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday May 30
Venerable Canadian roots-rock legends conclude a six-night stint at the intimate Dakota Tavern, celebrating the release of their new, 20-year career retrospective, The Truth About Us.

The Beauties
$25 at The Dakota Tavern


Thursday May 28

Electronic arts extravaganza Mutek_10 sweeps through Montreal (May 27-31) with over 100 performers, panelists and workshop coordinators discussing and enjoying the music from multiple perspectives. Highlights include "Gas, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig, Moderat and over 70 other Canadian and international acts."

$215 for Mutek_10 Passport; Admission prices vary otherwise.

Friday, May 29
Old school veteran punks (hey, the mid-'90s were a while ago now) team up to destroy Montreal.

No Use For a Name
Strung Out
Death by Stereo
Only Crime
This is A Standoff

$25 at Le Medley

Saturday, May 23
Familial yet freaky, Toronto folk ensemble Rock Plaza Central will surely enthrall audiences with songs from their powerful new album, ...At the Moment of Our Most Needing Or if Only They Could Turn Around, They Would Know They Weren't Alone. For make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan...

Rock Plaza Central
Victory Chimes
David MacLeod
$12 at The Green Room (early show)