The Decemberists, Pemberton Music Festival and Vans Warped Tour Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

The Decemberists, Pemberton Music Festival and Vans Warped Tour Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Shane Parent
After last week's concerts, you may be thinking about taking it easy this weekend–– only for fear of what the tallboys and deep fried festival foods are doing to your body. However, a recent study suggests that festival-going actually improves your fitness; all of that walking and dancing is a pretty intense workout. Therefore, in the interest of your physical wellbeing, we've compiled a list of concerts that you can attend from July 16 to 22.

The Decemberists

Portland, OR's beloved indie rockers the Decemberists have been touring in support of their most recent album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, which came out early this year. This week will find the band playing a host of Canadian tour dates in multiple provinces, with the support of acts such as Calexico and Lady Lamb on respective dates. If you've yet to see the Decemberists since their inception over a decade ago, don't let this opportunity pass; be sure to meet up with the dramatic indie troupe somewhere along the road.

07/17/2015 Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Valley
07/19/2015 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
07/20/2015 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
07/22/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre

Incline/Decline Festival

The Incline/Decline Festival is kicking off in Guelph this week with a line-up that satisfies all tastes; Dirty Frigs, Brazilian Money and Hooded Fang all fall within the garage-rock genre, while Battlewülf and Political Seance provide a selection of surf music. Blonde Heir, Kurvi Tasch and Black Channels are bringing the dark noise, and Bernice, WTCHS and Cell Memory will be weaving dreamy pop tunes. The bill is rounded out by Monomyth, Blonde Elvis, WHIMM, Vallens and other emerging artists. Don't miss your chance to experience all of these emerging bands in one place.

07/15-18/2015 Guelph, ON – Multiple Venues

Ness Creek Music Festival

The Ness Creek Music Festival has become a Saskatchewan phenomenon; what began as a small gathering has grown into an annual music festival that draws upwards of 4,000 attendees. This year, the crowds will form for Buck 65, Los Texmaniacs, the Slocan Ramblers, We Were Lovers, the Pistolwhips, Eekwol, Megan Nash and a list of other artists. There is also an after-hours portion of the event that introduces Apollo Cruz, the Florals, the Basement Paintings, League of Wolves and other late-night performers to the bill.

07/16-19/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Ness Creek

Pemberton Music Festival

The Pemberton Music Festival has a roster of performers that justifies trekking into the BC wilderness to find the venue. A selection of these artists includes Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys, J. Cole, Tiesto, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliott, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, Broken Social Scene, Alice Cooper, Passion Pit, Billy Talent, Sam Roberts Band, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and many others that make for an impressive roster.

07/16-19/2015 Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Valley

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival invites you to step out of the city and escape into the greenery of Jericho Beach Park. Here you'll hear the sounds of the Sadies, Said the Whale, the Strumbellas, Hawksley Workman, the Downhill Strugglers, Fortunate Ones, Rory McLeod, Paulo Flores and plenty of other folk artists from around the world. The festival also features a Little Folks Village which welcomes children to the event, making this festival a perfect gathering place for people of all ages.

07/17-19/2015 Vancouver, BC – Jericho Beach Park

Vans Warped Tour

The 2015 Vans Warped Tour kicked off earlier this summer, and this week it's coming to Toronto. Asking Alexandria, Atilla, August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, Bless the Fall, Escape the Fate, Hundredth, I Killed the Prom Queen, Man Overboard, Miss May I, Pierce the Veil, Riff Raff, Silverstein, the Dirty Nil and We Came as Romans are among the bands that will be hanging out at the event. Come check out the music and all the other mayhem that Warped Tour brings with it.

07/17/2015 Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre


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