Published Nov 02, 2017While another Halloween has come and gone, everyone's favourite commercialized holiday is just around the corner: Christmas. We can't promise that you won't hear carols blasting through the speakers of public places, but we can offer you a wide selection of Can't Miss Concerts to attend and rejuvenate your ears.
This week, from November 2 to 8, grab tickets to see pop sweethearts the Elwins, Canadian punk rock heroes Propagandhi or melodic death metal group Arch Enemy. Or, if you find yourself wanting more, head over to our Concert Listings for even more shows to choose from.
Having recently delivered their latest full-length Will to Power, Swedish melodic death metal quintet Arch Enemy are celebrating with a North American tour. Co-headlining alongside heavy metal act Trivium, Arch Enemy will also be joined by English metalcore outfit While She Sleeps and New Jersey deathcore ensemble Fit for an Autopsy. Metal lovers should be sure to catch Arch Enemy and co. when they perform in Montreal this Sunday (November 5) and Toronto on Tuesday (November 7).
11/05/2017 Montreal, QC – MTELUS (formerly Metropolis)
11/07/2017 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Newmarket, ON indie pop-rockers the Elwins are hitting the road in support of their third record Beauty Community, which dropped last month and heard the group exploring modern pop sounds. Fellow indie pop act Fast Romantics will accompany the Elwins on the full run of dates, which sees them making their way through western Canada this week. Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary will play host to the groups before they make their way over to British Columbia for a show at Kelowna's Habitat on Wednesday (November 8).
11/02/2017 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar & Grill
11/03/2017 Edmonton, AB – Brixx Bar & Grill
11/04/2017 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
11/08/2017 Kelowna, BC – Habitat
French-Cuban fraternal twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Díaz are the collective force behind soul duo Ibeyi. Touring in support of their most recent album, Ash, the sisters will play to crowds in Montreal and Toronto this Monday (November 6) and Tuesday (November 7), respectively. Joining them will be R&B singer/producer theMIND.
11/06/2017 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Corona
11/07/2017 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Beloved bilingual folk-rocker Lisa LeBlanc is trekking through the East coast this week. Audiences in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and her native New Brunswick can look forward to hearing live renditions of tracks from her Polaris Prize-nominated sophomore record Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, which was anything but a slump.
11/02/2017 Charlottetown, PE – Confederation Centre of the Arts
11/04/2017 Halifax, NS – Seahorse Tavern
11/07/2017 Rogersville, NB – Club 126
11/08/2017 Moncton, NB – Tide and Boar Gastropub
Manitoban punk veterans Propagandhi have been celebrating the release of Victory Lap, their seventh record in over 30 years, on the road alongside a rotating crew of support. Winnipeg punk duo Mobina Galore and Edmonton indie five-piece the Sorels will open for Propagandhi on Sunday (November 5), with Washington punk act RVIVR and fellow American quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop taking their place for Wednesday's (November 8) gig at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre.
11/05/2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
11/08/2016 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
American-Canadian Meg Remy released the video for "Mad as Hell" — the first offering of new material under her recording moniker U.S. Girls since 2015's Half Free — early last month. This week, she'll perform at the 27 Club in Ottawa on Friday (November 3), and hopefully debut more forthcoming songs.
11/03/2017 Ottawa, ON – The 27 Club
Unsound does Halloween: Halloween Hangover
Following the first instalment of "Unsound does Halloween" last Saturday (October 28), the two-part series wraps up this weekend at Toronto's Bluma Appel Theatre. Appropriately dubbed Halloween Hangover, the night will feature S U R V I V E's Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (the composers of Stranger Things' score) performing live with a specially commissioned lighting instalment courtesy of visual artist MFO. The evening will also mark the Toronto debut of GAS, the audio-visual project from Kompakt Records head Wolfgang Voigt, and feature a performance from psychedelic Polish five-piece Ksiezyc.
11/03/2017 Toronto, ON – Bluma Appel Theatre
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