Colin Stetson, Butthole Surfers, Peter, Bjorn and John, and Samantha Savage Smith Lead Our Can't Miss Concerts

Colin Stetson, Butthole Surfers, Peter, Bjorn and John, and Samantha Savage Smith Lead Our Can't Miss Concerts
If you're up for it, start the Labour Day long weekend early with some top-notch shows coming your way. If you need a bit of help in narrowing down your best concert bets, then here are our top concert picks for Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Vancouver

Thursday, September 1
Grouplove are coming to Vancouver as part of their latest North American tour. Their debut full-length Never Trust a Happy Song comes out September 5 and this show would be a perfect opportunity to become acquainted with them. Family of the Year are the supporting act.

Grouplove
Family of the Year
$13 at Electric Owl

Friday, September 2
Puerto Rican garage rockers Davila 666 are heading to the Media Club this Friday. They are bringing tracks from their latest In the Red release Tan Bajo. For support, there is Tennesee rockers Cheap Time. This show is sure to be a sweaty, exciting bash, so don't miss out.

Davila 666
Cheap Time
$14 at the Media Club

Saturday, September 3
The legendary Butthole Surfers are bringing their raw blend of punk and psychedelia to Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre. Be sure to go to experience their horrifying delightful blend of film projection, effects and music used to create the mood for their performance. They are supported by 400 Blows.

Butthole Surfers
400 Blows
$30 at Rickshaw Theatre

Calgary

Friday, September 2
The sparse arrangements and powerful voice of Calgary native Samantha Savage Smith will fill the the Ironwood Stage and Grill this Friday night. Supporting Savage Smith is Andrea Ramolo, whose folk tracks will complete the night.

Samantha Savage Smith
Andrea Ramolo
$15 at Ironwood Stage and Grill

Saturday, September 3
The F-Holes are a Winnipeg based roots band. Known for their blending of rockabilly and dixieland music, as well as trading and sharing instruments, they are an exciting spectacle to behold. Be sure to catch them at the Ironwood Stage and Grill as they tour in support of the sophomore LP Angel in the Corner.

The F-Holes
$10 at Ironwood Stage and Grill

Toronto

Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3
Peter, Bjorn and John play Lee's Palace two nights in a row. They were in town earlier this year in May, but now they're playing two shows to accommodate demand. Be sure not to miss out on these Swedish pop masters. They also have some pretty sweet support courtesy of Memoryhouse.

Peter, Bjorn and John
Memoryhouse
$20 advance, $25 door at Lee's Palace

Saturday, September 3
Fans of giddy electronic music rejoice: Kidstreet are performing at the Wrongbar. The show is in support of their debut LP Fuh Yeah, which is coming out September 27. The Waterloo trio are supported by Toronto's local noise extrodinaire Doldrums.

Kidstreet
Doldrums
$10 at the Wrongbar

Montreal

Thursday, September 1
Nineties-loving UK punks Male Bonding are heading to Montreal to play at Il Motore. They are in the midst of a tour supporting their latest album Endless Now and supported by San Francisco's Royal Baths and Love Inks. This show is racking up to be a highlight of modern rock sensibilities.

Male Bonding
Royal Baths
Love Inks
$10 advance, $13 door at Il Motore

Friday, September 2
Montreal-based Colin Stetson is bringing his Polaris Music Prize-nominated latest album New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges to Montreal this Friday night at Il Motore. The critically adored musician is supported by Vancouver native Rebecca Foon.

Colin Stetson
Rebecca Foon
$12 at Il Motore