The Decemberists, Robyn, Interpol and How to Dress Well Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

The Decemberists, Robyn, Interpol and How to Dress Well Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
It's an exciting week here for Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts. Get ready to dance to some sensational pop, swoon from some good ol' rural folk tunes, mosh to some punk rock loudness and more. Here's what we deem to be the best concerts of the week in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, January 27
Styled-up indie rock giants Interpol have teamed up with dream pop sensations School of Seven Bells for this return trek across North America. This show will be sure to have you floating to School of Seven Bells' ethereal shoegaze and singing along to Interpol's signature hooks.

School of Seven Bells
$29.50 to $39.50 at Orpheum

Friday, January 28
Welcome home garage rock femme fatales the Pack A.D. and bid farewell to beloved garage punks Thee Manipulators at this epic, yet bittersweet hometown show this Friday. Don't miss your last chance to see Thee Manipulators before they hang it up. Support provided by Bogus Tokus and Hospital Blonde.

The Pack A.D.
Thee Manipulators
Bogus Tokus
Hospital Blonde
$14 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, January 29
Ra Ra Riot are here to deliver their unique orchestral blend of chamber pop to a sold-out show at the Biltmore Cabaret. With the band known for their eclectic live performance, be prepared to succumb to their repertoire of hooks and bouncy choruses. Support provided by Givers.

Ra Ra Riot
$15 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, January 27
Get ready to bang your heads because testosterone-throttled Danko Jones will be delivering their well-known brand of primal rock'n'roll to a sold-out crowd this Thursday at the Viper Room. Support is provided by Vancouver rockers Stars of Boulevard.

Danko Jones
Stars of Boulevard
$TBD at Viper Room

Friday January 28
Brasstronaut have made their way to Calgary to warm cold winter souls with their beautiful genre transcending melodies. Adorned with a trumpet, piano, clarinet and more, these talented musicians will make your emotions dance with their delicate musicianship and beautiful harmonies, the perfect prescription to cure the winter blues.

$16.75 at Cantos Music Foundation


Friday, January 28
Get ready to up the punk this Friday night in Toronto because power punk rockers the Queers are bringing you an intense lineup of punk rock goodness, featuring the Apers and the Riptides as support. This show will definitely get the mosh pit going and the stage dives flowing.

The Queers
The Apers
The Riptides
$13.50 advance, $15 door at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, January 29
The highly acclaimed experimental pop act How to Dress Well will be checking into the Drake Hotel this Saturday to transform the venue into a surreal dream world with the project's unique synthesis of ethereal R&B. This show is surely not one to miss, especially with support provided by Grimes.

How to Dress Well
$12 at the Drake Hotel

Tuesday, February 1
Indie folk superstars and recent Exclaim! cover stars, the Decemberists are here to present a night full of wholesome rural folk rock, along with fellow indie folkers Wye Oak. The Decemberists will be supporting their recently released The King Is Dead and Wye Oak will be supporting Civilian.

The Decemberists
Wye Oak
$30.50 advance, $35.50 door at Sound Academy


Thursday, January 27
Put on your dancing shoes because Swedish pop queen, Robyn is here to get the dance floor moving and pop fans screaming. With bona fide support from Toronto's very own glam pop sensation Diamond Rings and British musician and director Natalia Kills.

Diamond Rings
Natalia Kills
$25.50 advance, $30 door at Metropolis

Sunday, January 30
How to Dress Well is stopping in Montreal after their show in Toronto to set everyone afloat with the project's unique synthesis of surreal and experimental R&B. Appearing on many "best of" lists in 2010, this is a show you won't want to miss.

How to Dress Well
$10 advance, $12 door at Casa Del Popo

Monday, January 31
Before their stop on Toronto, the Decemberists will be in Montreal to end off the month, along with fellow indie folkers Wye Oak. Here how that No. 1 album sounds live and in the flesh.

The Decemberists
Wye Oak
$29.50 advance, $35 door at L'Olympia