Published May 09, 2013As spring comes to a close and summer begins to heat up, so too do the touring schedules of the nation's hottest bands and road-worn classics. Check below for Exclaim!'s must-see show picks for the week of May 9-15.
The screaming eagle of soul, Charles Bradley brings his brand of throwback R&B north of the border for his sole pair of Canadian tour dates. Catch the heartfelt crooner play Toronto and Montreal in support of his recently released Victim of Love LP before he flaps his wings overseas for a summer filled with European festivals.
5/11 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
5/13 Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona
Montreal-based musician Airick Woodhead brings his psych-pop project Doldrums back home for a pair of shows after a recent tour in support of Crystal Castles through the US. Catch the tech-savvy troubadour and his live band unleash glitch-hop fury off the recently released Lesser Evil LP.
5/9 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
5/11 Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Seventies soft-rock titans Fleetwood Mac bring their gypsy caravan to the West Coast on their current world tour. Watch the reunited rockers perform cuts from their expansive catalogue, as well as tunes from their new Extended Play EP.
5/12 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
5/14 Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Centre
5/15 Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
British beat-maker Gold Panda bring his shimmering electronica across the pond for a set of shows in support of the recently released Trust EP. Don't forget to listen for new songs from his upcoming Half of Where You Live full-length.
5/8 Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
5/9 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
The psych-rock duo's long-awaited third album may be months away, but you can catch the accessible art rockers in all their technicolour glory during a foray across the western provinces this week.
5/9 Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
5/10 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
5/11 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
5/13 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Seattle poets Shabazz Palaces wind down their current North American tour with two final performances on the West Coast this week. Don't forget to arrive early to catch Victoria's hometown heroes Monolithium.
5/9 Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret
5/10 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Psychedelic wunderkind Trevor Powers brings tunes from Youth Lagoon's recently released Wondrous Bughouse to Toronto for one of two Canadian dates on his current tour.
5/13 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
Saskatoon folk-artist Zachary Lucky will test tracks off his upcoming album The Ballad of Losing You as he rolls east on his current Canadian tour.
5/9 Ottawa, ON – Raw Sugar Cafe
5/10 Montreal, QC – Mile End Guitars