Published Jan 16, 2014Why spend your winter cocooning all by your lonesome when there are so many phenomenal shows to take in? Lucky for you, we here at Exclaim! have made it easy for you. Once again, we've scoured the Canadian concert listings to compile another edition of our Cant Miss Concerts roundup spanning January 16-22; all you have to do is get your tickets, stop watching Netflix and break free from your house.
Early in October, electronic duo Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington released Psychic, their debut album as Darkside. Now you can catch the twosome deliver the Darkside brand of cerebral ambience on some Canadian stops.
01/15 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
01/21 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Still riding the wave of hype from his massively successful Born Sinner (It outsold Kanye's Yeezus!), J. Cole is dotting across North America on his "What Dreams May Come" tour. You can expect to see him on our side of the border when he stops in Edmonton, Calgary, and Winnipeg this week.
01/16 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
01/17 Calgary, AB – BMO Centre
01/19 Winnipeg, ON – Burton Cummings Theatre
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
This weekend Montreal's politi-collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will take the Metropolis stage alongside doom metal heavyweights Neurosis for a two-night affair. Don't miss out on this must-see event.
01/18-19 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Neutral Milk Hotel
Reunited indie cult notables Neutral Milk Hotel toured a fair amount over the tail end of 2013. The new year finds them continuing their world tour and stopping over in the Great White North for three sold out shows this week. If you are one of the smart people that bought tickets in advance, Kudos to you — the shows are now sold out.
01/18 Montreal, QC – L'Olympia
01/19-20 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
The Rural Alberta Advantage
With plans for the indie trio to release their next LP sometime in 2014, you can expect to hear some new material being road tested as the Rural Alberta Advantage hit Kingston and Ottawa this weekend.
01/18 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
01/19 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
The 2013 change in singers hasn't stopped Yuck from creating commendable music. The Brits will be stopping by in Montreal and Toronto to perform songs from 2013's Glow & Behold and 2011's Yuck.
01/16 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
01/17 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
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