Glasvegas, Nomeansno and Dr. Dog Recommended in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Glasvegas, Nomeansno and Dr. Dog Recommended in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Benjamin Luk
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. As usual, each Thursday, we'll be picking your best bets for gigging in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, with the dreams, hopes and intentions of extending our coverage to other concert-going cities and towns across Canada. So, if you're in any of those three cities this weekend, take us up on our suggestions and see if we're right. This week we have Nomeansno jolting Vancouver, Dr. Dog bringing the harmonies to Toronto, and Glasvegas (pictured) building a wall of sound in Montreal.

Vancouver

Thursday, April 2
Toronto's purveyor of bedroom electronica, vitaminsforyou brings a full live band to bring his new album, He closed his eyes so he could dance with you, to life.

vitaminsforyou
Vincent Parker
shipyards
$TBA at Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, April 3
West coast punk legends Nonmeansno and their hockey alter egos the Hanson Brothers kick-off their Canadian tour, showing the kids how it's done.

Nomeansno
Hanson Brothers Potty Umbrella
Rio Bent
$TBA at the Anza Club

Saturday, April 4

Just in case anyone's looking to get their skank on, the English Beat will be bringing their 2 Tone ska to the checkered masses.

The English Beat
Rude City Riot
$27.50 at Richard's On Richards

Toronto

Thursday, April 2
Fresh off a feature in this month's Exclaim!, Peterborough's the Burning Hell throw their official CD release party with a bunch of their pals.

The Burning Hell
Fembots
Wax Mannequin
Jenny Omnichord
$10 at Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, April 3
I caught these guys opening for My Bloody Valentine last September, and now they're set to release a new album. If you love drone-y walls of psych, check 'em out.

Flowers of Hell
$5/$10 at Music Gallery

Saturday, April 4
Lots of people went gaga for Dr. Dog's Fate last year, so it's only fitting that the pop-heavy band return the favour by paying a visit to a city that loves them.

Dr. Dog
Cave Singers
$13.50 at Lee's Palace

Montreal

Thursday, April 2
Though the Toronto show sold out as soon as it went on sale, Scottish throwbackers Glasvegas will play a slightly smaller gig for a highly anticipated first trip to Montreal.

Glasvegas
Von Iva
$15.50/$17 at Le National

Friday, April 3
Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry return home for a gig, fresh off slaying the Texans down at SXSW.

Handsome Furs
The Witchies
$15 at Il Motore

Saturday, April 4
Shit-hot retro-futurist synth-hugger La Roux makes her Canadian debut, giving a preview of her much-hyped forthcoming debut.

La Roux
$15 at Les Saints