Iron & Wine, Siskiyou, Nomeansno and Roedelius Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Iron & Wine, Siskiyou, Nomeansno and Roedelius Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
This week, as always, there's plenty of concerts you don't want to miss. Here are our picks for Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, October 13
Made up of former and current members of Great Lake Swimmers, Siskiyou recently released their second album Keep Away the Dead. Featuring a couple new members this time around, the live show is sure to take on an even more spirited vibe with the added musicians. Local Vancouver acts Christopher Smith and the Beckon Calls, as well as Andrew Lee of In Medias Res, are also on the bill.

Christopher Smith and the Beckon Calls
Andrew Lee (In Medias Res)
$10 at The Waldorf

Friday, October 14
This past summer Wolf Parade frontman Spencer Krug released the first full-length album Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I'd Hoped under his Moonface moniker. Now, he'll be taking to the stage as Moonface to perform for the audience at Vancouver's Waldorf Hotel. Vancouver electro-pop duo Fine Mist will be opening.

Fine Mist
$13 at The Waldorf

Saturday, October 15
Experimental electro band Gang Gang Dance will also be rolling through Vancouver this weekend. If they're not enough to get you stoked, sisterly duo Prince Rama's psychedelic sound will be opening.

Gang Gang Dance
Prince Rama
$15 at The Biltmore


Thursday, October 13
No strangers to touring, Nomeansno have been around since 1979. With a handful of live albums under their belt and a demo and outtakes compilation that was released last year, the group certainly caters to fans -- so fans should expect a great show. The bill is filled out with Canadian musician Ford Pier.

Ford Pier
$16 at The Republik

Sunday, October 16
Sunday's lineup at the Republik is a must-see for fans of death metal. With bands hailing from all over the globe, the crowd will be treated to a wide array of heavy music. Poland's Decapitated head the bill, with support from California's Decrepit Birth and Rings of Saturn, Italy's Fleshgod Apocalypse and Britain's the Haarp Machine.

Decrepit Birth
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Rings of Saturn
The Haarp Machine
$16 at The Republik


Thursday, October 13
The Besnard Lakes should be used to the spotlight by now, having had their last two albums nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. Last month, the Montreal band released a new twelve-inch EP entitled You Lived in the City. With new material, you don't want to miss the Besnard Lakes show in Toronto this week, especially since they'll be sharing the venue with fellow Montrealers Malajube and Toronto's the Darcys.

The Besnard Lakes
The Darcys
$16 at Lee's Palace

Friday, October 14
On Friday night, poppy rock band Hollerado will be hitting the stage at Toronto's Opera House, presented by Exclaim! Vancouver garage rock duo the Pack A.D. will also be performing, as will Ontario's Wildlife. The evening is sure to be packed with energetic rock'n'roll, so don't miss it!

The Pack A.D.
$15 advanced, $18 door at The Opera House

Monday, October 17
Seventy-six-year-old German experimental electronic musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius, known for his work in Krautrock groups like Cluster and Harmonia, will be putting on a show at the Garrison. He just released a new live album, Plays Piano, a reworking of his work for the piano, which was recorded in 1985. But with a back catalogue like his, you can be sure to expect a wide variety of material in Roedelius's live show. Xambuca and Lorde Awesome will be providing support.

Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Lorde Awesome
$15 advanced, $17 door at The Garrison


Friday, October 14
Folk darling Samuel Beam (aka Iron & Wine) will be kicking off the weekend in Montreal with a show at L'Olympia. Still touring on the strength of January's Kiss Each Other Clean, Iron & Wine will be joined by sometimes touring bandmate Marketa Irglova (the Swell Season) as the opening act.

Iron & Wine
Marketa Irglova
$27 advanced, $30 door at L'Olympia

Saturday, October 15
Nika Roza Danilova, better known as Zola Jesus, will be continuing her North American tour with a stop at Il Motore in Montreal on Saturday evening. She just released her acclaimed third album Conatus last month, so now's the perfect chance to catch her live. Support comes from electronic musician Xanopticon.

Zola Jesus
$13 advanced, $15 door at Il Motore

Monday, October 17
California all-girl noise pop outfit Dum Dum Girls will also be playing a show at Il Motore. Their new album Only In Dreams dropped last month, so there's tons of new material for fans to hear. Fellow Californians Crocodiles will provide support and Colleen Green will also play an opening set.

Dum Dum Girls
Colleen Green
$14 advanced, $16 door at Il Motore