Fever Ray, Nadja, Bouncing Souls and Pop Montreal Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Fever Ray, Nadja, Bouncing Souls and Pop Montreal Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we have dug through the mass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.

Vancouver

Thursday, October 1
As we once said in our Click Hear column, Brooklyn, NY's City Center basically blend shoegaze, glitch, psych and space rock into one lo-fi buzz. We're going to stand by that now and add that this sounds like the perfect ticket to a great Thursday night.

City Center
Haunted Beard
Tigerhead
$10 at Little Mountain Studios

Friday, October 2
With XXXX officially out this week, Exclaim!'s current cover stars You Say Party! We Say Die! are celebrating the release with this hometown CD release party. If you want a sneak peek of what to expect, click here to stream the entire album over on our home page.

You Say Party! We Say Die!
Gang Violence
$11 (advance)/$14 (door) at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, October 3
Ambient metalgazers Nadja make the trip west for what's guaranteed to be blisteringly loud one, in a good way. Seriously, bring the earplugs, folks, and get down with those heavy drones.

Nadja
Ahna
Empty Love
Scant Intone
$10 at Rickshaw Theatre

Toronto

Thursday, October 1
Yes, there's getting to be an overabundance of lo-fi garage-y stuff out there these days but Thee Oh Sees and the Fresh & Onlys are doing it all way better than most. Trust us, Toronto, the West coast is jealous.

Thee Oh Sees
The Fresh & Onlys
Teen Anger
Gardens
$10 at Wrong Bar

Friday, October 2
If you're looking for a show that's going to be way out of the ordinary, you definitely want to go catch Fever Ray (the side-project of the Knife's Karin Dreijer Andersson). From the images we've seen of past shows, expect masks, costumes, lasers and a full-on audio-visual freak-out.

Fever Ray
$34 at Kool Haus

Sunday, October 4
Krautrock legends Faust are making an ultra-rare trip to North America for this one, and unless you're planning to catch them at Pop Montreal, this is you're only chance to see these guys in Canada.

Faust
Not the Wind Not the Flag
$22 at Polish Combatants Hall (206 Beverley St.)

Montreal

Thursday, October 1
Yes, we recommended the Toronto show as well, but it's only because Fever Ray is a serious can't miss.

Fever Ray
Duk
$30-25 at Metropolis

Friday, October 2
Beloved indie rock poster boy Sufjan Stevens is coming out of hiding to do the live thing. Expect the blogs to light up with mentions of any sort of new material the following day.

Sufjan Stevens
Cryptacize
$17.50 at Le Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

Saturday, October 3
We caught Os Mutantes in Vancouver and it was amazing. It's a little more dad rock these days but when these Tropicália heroes break out the old jams - and trust us, they will - you can't help but totally love them. You're guaranteed to be humming Os Mutantes classics for days.

Os Mutantes
Deleon
Plaza Musique
Tanlines
$35 at Le National (1220 rue Ste-Catherine E)

Calgary

Friday, October 2
Finnish metal monsters Children of Bodom will bring their epic synth solos, and hopefully a Maiden cover or two, to Mac Hall. With guests like the Black Dahlia Murder and Skeletonwitch, it's safe to say that shit's gonna get dark, so expect to have nightmares Friday night.

Children of Bodom
Black Dahlia Murder
Skeletonwitch
$35 at MacEwan Hall

Saturday, October 3
While they're celebrating 20 years as a band, New Jersey punk rock legends Bouncing Souls are bringing their numerous anthems to Calgary. Even the people who are too cool for the pop punk they grew up with know they can't resist these songs.

Bouncing Souls
Saint Alvia
Youth Brigade
Off With Their Heads
$22 at MacEwan Hall

Monday, October 5
Seeing gypsy punks Gogol Bordello in concert is pretty much guaranteed to be a mess of good times and loud rock'n'roll. Toronto, ON favourites Apostle of Hustle open.

Gogol Bordello
Apostle of Hustle
$22 at MacEwan Hall

Edmonton

Thursday, October 1
Ontario's out-there electro producer Deadmau5 should provide the perfect segue into your weekend with an evening of jams from his recent For Lack of a Better Name LP.

Gaslight Anthem $TBA at Edmonton Event Center

Friday, October 2
Prior to their Calgary appearance, New Jersey heroes the Bouncing Souls will bring their timeless punk classics to the City of Champions. It's part of their 20th anniversary tour, so expect them to be well practised.

Bouncing Souls
Saint Alvia
Youth Brigade
Off With Their Heads
$TBA at Starlite Room

Saturday, October 3
Sure, Fred Penner is playing tonight, but you might be better off to check out Toronto alt-country three-piece Elliott Brood, who were shortlisted for this year's Polaris Music Prize. No disrespect, Mr. Penner.

Elliott Brood
$TBA at Starlite Room