Published May 21, 2015Some of the summer's most anticipated tours are reaching Canada this week, meaning there are plenty of excellent shows happening across the country. Discover the biggest names set to appear at your local venue from May 21 to 27 below, then continue to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Father John Misty
Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom will soon be lit up by the exuberant spirit of Father John Misty. The American musician marries folk rock with psychedelia, and boasts a resulting mix of shaking hips and mischievous antics. This time, he will enrapture the crowd with selections from 2015's kaleidoscopic I Love You, Honeybear.
05/25/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
The synth-induced frenzy of Little Dragon's music is about to hit the West Coast. The Swedish electro-pop quartet are known for their relentless energy, often vanishing in fogs of dry ice and reappearing in bursts of neon light. Watch Little Dragon storm through their setlist when they visit Vancouver on May 23 and Edmonton on May 25.
05/23/2015 Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
05/25/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Toronto's Silver Dollar Room will host Michael Rault's Living Daylight album release party. Featuring tracks such as "All Alone," "Too Bad So Sad" and "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes," the content is predictably darker than previous sentiments from the songwriter. Experience Rault's reinvented acid-washed rock by the self-proclaimed oddball on May 23.
05/23/2015 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar Room
OBEY Convention VIII
OBEY Convention's eighth edition will feature underground talents from diverse genres, including seething post-punk group Gashrat and sister art-rock duo Tasseomancy. The festival will also see independent performances by acts who seldom stand alone, such as Peter Brötzmann, who traditionally leads large jazz ensembles, and Homeshake, who found success as a touring member of Mac DeMarco's band. The enormous gathering also boasts events such as artist talks and workshops, with the goal of celebrating new ideas and contemporary culture. The convention will be hosted in Halifax from May 21-24.
05/21-24/2015 Halifax, NS - Multiple Venues
The Phoenix Concert Theatre is set to house American hip-hop legend Raekwon this week. The emcee will exhibit the masterful flow and intricate verbiage of his latest solo release, Fly International Luxurious Art. This event is a must for longtime fans of the rapper, as he has been known to drop classic WuTang Clan tracks.
05/22/2015 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
Montreal's Metropolis will be swelling with the synth-soaked psychedelic rock of Tame Impala. The Aussie band is expected to play high-velocity favourites like "Elephant," and float through slow tunes such as "'Cause I'm a Man" from new album Currents. Feel the spacey reverberations of Tame Impala on May 21.
05/21/2015 Montreal QC - Metropolis
The War on Drugs
Fans of American indie-rock outfit the War on Drugs will claim Vancouver's Vogue theatre in support of the band's most recent release, Lost in the Dream. The collection of songs is an exercise in roots-rock and psychedelia, all steadily pulsing melodies and driving guitar workouts. Catch the War on Drugs bringing their charged sound to the West Coast this week.
05/24/2015 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
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