Published Nov 13, 2014It can be tempting to stay inside when temperatures start to drop, and winter is coming. However, the cold doesn't keep great artists from coming to perform for Canadians, so we best live up to the nice Canadian stereotype and give them a warm welcome. If the shows in this Can't Miss Concerts roundup, for November 13 to 19 don't light your fire, be sure to head to our complete Concert Listings to find your musical fuel.
Bob Dylan unearthed his complete Basement Tapes last week, but a 138-song retrospective isn't the only thing buyers got; the set also came with a note announcing the prolific singer-songwriter will release Shadows in the Night in 2015. So study up on all of Dylan's lyrics (this 960-page book might help) and go catch him before album number 36 drops.
11/17 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
11/18 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Buck 65 is effectively touring behind three 2014 albums: his own Neverlove, a collaboration with Jorun Bombay and a new one with side project Bike For Three! This is, of course, in addition to the alternative hip-hopper's already extensive back catalogue, which will ensure a diverse show.
11/13 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
11/14 Regina, SK – The Exchange
11/15 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
FKA twigs has kept her cool amidst racist tweets and spoken out against standard depictions of beauty — words seemingly can't hurt the R&B experimentalist, but fortunately she didn't have to worry about that too much in reaction to her excellent LP1, which attendees in Vancouver can catch her touring behind this week.
11/17 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Flying Lotus defied expectations with his acclaimed You're Dead!, and now he's bringing its spectacular post-jazz sounds across the continent; catch FlyLo in Vancouver this week.
11/19 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
We've reviewed three Mozart's Sister performances this year: sets at Halifax Pop Explosion, POP Montreal and Montreal Electronic Groove. So we're not Being presumptuous when we tell you Caila Thompson-Hannant's synth-pop translates well live. Ontarians have four chances to see her this week.
11/13 Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
11/14 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
11/15 Kingston, ON – The Grad Club
11/16 Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf
The Smalls' reunion tour kept growing until it became a 20-date beast, but it appears the expansion is over, which unfortunately means so is the group. The metal experimentalists are going back to where it all started, with a three-night residency in their hometown of Edmonton. If their Winnipeg show is any indication, these songs and the band that plays them have aged well.
11/13 Jasper, AB – Jasper Legion
11/14 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
11/15 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
11/16 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Twin Forks are coming "Back To You". If you live in Canada, that is. The band, led by Chris Carrabba, are back in the Great White North just ahead of the snow that'll likely pop up soon. Still touring in support of their self-titled LP, fans can expect a feet-stomping sing-along.
11/13 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
11/14 Canmore, AB – Communitea
11/15 Calgary, AB – Republik
11/17 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.