Published Dec 01, 2016The beginning of December has crept up on us, but take a break from your busy gift-getting schedule for a moment, and take in one of this week's Can't Miss Concerts. Whether you've been on the hunt to see powerhouse electronic group and vwl htrs MSTRKRFT, Toronto band FRIGS or the melodic sounds of Michael Kiwanuka, there's sure to be something among our picks below, from December 1 to 7, to pique your interest. If not, head to our Concert Listings for more excellent concerts and events.
A Tribe Called Red
Revolutionary electronic trio A Tribe Called Red are making their way across the country in support of their latest album, We Are the Halluci Nation, and this week finds them in Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
12/01/2016 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brian's Event Centre
12/03/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
If you haven't seen Bria Salmena howl and stalk the stage, as she did during a memorable performance at this year's M for Montreal, catch FRIGS when they're in Ontario this week in support of their recent EP Slush.
12/02/2016 Hamilton, ON – This Ain't Hollywood
12/03/2016 Guelph, ON – Van Gogh's Ear
12/07/2016 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
As the year comes to a close, Toronto rockers July Talk are wrapping up the Canadian leg of their tour, making their way from Alberta to Manitoba this week in support of their latest album, Touch.
12/01/2016 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar and Grill
12/02/2016 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
12/03/2016 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
12/06/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Louis'
12/07/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
With his measured and masterful sophomore album Love & Hate in tow, UK-based singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka will play Toronto on December 2 and Vancouver on December 7 when he's in Canada this week.
12/02/2016 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/07/2016 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Rapper Tory Lanez is on the road for his "I Told You" North American tour, in support of his record of the same name. He hits Ottawa and Montreal this week before returning to his hometown Toronto for a show on December 5.
12/02/2016 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
12/03/2016 Montreal, QC – L'Olympia
12/05/2016 Toronto, ON – Rebel (formerly Sound Academy)
Seven years have passed since electronic duo MSTRKRFT released their last album, but they have since returned with the dark and mature record Operator. Hear the album live when they're in Montreal on December 2, before a show in Toronto the following evening.
12/02/2016 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
12/03/2016 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
Along with the reissue of 2014's Fresh Face Forward, Toronto band New Fries have dropped a brand new album titled MORE. Don't miss them when they stop by Toronto, London, Hamilton and Guelph over four straight days this week.
12/01/2016 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
12/02/2016 London, ON – Foam Doam
12/03/2016 Hamilton, ON – Strangebarn
12/04/2016 Guelph, ON - Silence
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