Fucked Up, Yo La Tengo, Hot Water Music and Enslaved Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Fucked Up, Yo La Tengo, Hot Water Music and Enslaved Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Reading about music is all well and good — it's one of our favourite things to do — but it's not the same as experiencing music, live, with a band in front of you. Find out who's playing must-see events in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Toronto this week with our concert picks below, and give your ears a treat.


Thursday, February 7
Mark Kozelek's current tour finds the beloved indie-folk troubadour supporting a new covers album, Like Rats, so expect to hear hushed versions of AC/DC, John Denver, Modest Mouse and Kiss alongside his Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon standards.

Mark Kozelek
$20 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, February 9
Last year's excellent return to form, Exister, ensured that the name Hot Water Music was still on fans lips in 2012. In 2013, they're taking the album on tour. The punk vets storms Vancouver on Saturday, and we're joining the pit. Other Canuck punks faves the Menzingers and la Dispute open.

Hot Water Music
Northwest Division
The Menzingers
La Dispute
$23 at Vogue Theatre

Tuesday, February 12
This is a stacked metal bill for the lover of complex heavy music. Established progressive Norwegian troupe Enslaved are bringing along young guns Pallbearer and Ancient VVisdom to help bring the noise to Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret. If you like your metal ponderous, this is a must-see bill.

Ancient VVisdom
$19.50 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, February 7
Folk-pop nomad Jeremy Fisher is on the road again, supporting his latest album, Mint Juleps. He's accompanied by folk compatriot Emm Gryner.

Jeremy Fisher
Emm Gryner
$10 advance, $15 doors at Banff Centre


Friday, February 8
Fucked Up's Long Winter concert series continues with this veritable smorgasbord of Torontonian musical goodness. Alongside FU are TO faves the Sadies, Holy Fuck, and a long list of other Exclaim!-approved acts. Entrance fee goes to charity, so everybody wins!

Fucked Up
The Sadies
Holy Fuck
Kids on TV
Odonis Odonis
Maylee Todd
PWYC at the Great Hall

Saturday, February 9
The indie-rock veterans have reclaimed the throne with the elegant Fade, their newest studio full-length. Of course, the band are known for digging into the archives, so expect all kinds of old standards from these live favourites.

Yo La Tengo
$25 advance, $30 doors at the Phoenix

Saturday, February 9
Small Sins frontman Thomas D'Arcy has just released his debut solo full-length, and now he's taking it to fans, live. The singer-songwriter will be playing songs from What We Want, as well as (we hope!) some SS favourites.

Thomas D'Arcy
$10 at the Horseshoe Tavern


Friday, February 8
The pop singer-songwriter incorporated more synths into her second album, and now that she's got more tour dates under her belt, he live show has been bolstered, too. Catch Hannah Georgas playing tunes from her self-titled sophomore disc when she rolls through Montreal on Friday.

Hannah Georgas
$15 at Petit Campus

Saturday, February 9
The punk veterans have undergone lineup changes through the years, but they're still a riotous live act. Behold the fury when they take to the Theatre Corona stage this weekend.

Dead Kennedys
$25 at Theatre Corona

Monday, February 11
The indie-rock trio never repeat a setlist, so Montreal can expect a totally different show than Toronto gets. Why not hit up both?

Yo La Tengo
$25 at Theatre Corona