Jack White, Curren$y, Spiritualized and Monster Truck Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Jack White, Curren$y, Spiritualized and Monster Truck Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
The summer months are looming ahead, and plenty of bands are on the road and on their way to venues across the country. With concert listings filling up, it can be tough to pick and choose which tickets to spring for, so check out our selection of this week's Can't Miss Concerts in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal to help you narrow down your search.


Friday, May 25
Burnaby's Deer Lake Park may just be the perfect setting for a Bon Iver show -- grassy fields and hills rolling down to the lake should complement Justin Vernon's folk-tinged songwriting and man-in-the-woods sensibility. The band will undoubtedly deliver tunes from their Grammy-winning self-titled album on Friday night against the ideal natural backdrop.

Bon Iver
$42.50 at Deer Lake Park

  Saturday, May 26
Spiritualized are set to bring their brand of spaced-out pop rock to Vancouver, just over a month after the release of their latest album, Sweet Heart Sweet Light. They'll be joined by emerging country songstress Nikki Lane, who'll be supporting the British rockers for the remainder of their North American stint.

Nikki Lane
$20 at the Rickshaw Theatre

Sunday, May 27
Arguably one of the biggest names on the festival circuit this summer, Jack White is touring on the heels of his latest release and first solo effort, Blunderbuss. Looking to add some spontaneity to his sets, the Third Man label head is on the road with two different backing bands, deciding which will take the stage with him on the day of each show.

Jack White
Sold Out at Queen Elizabeth Theatre


Thursday, May 24
Kicking off the western leg of her Canadian tour, electro-pop songstress Adaline will be hitting the stage at the Palomino this week. Her latest release, the critically approved Modern Romantics, featured production by Hawksley Workman and pristine vocals coupled with ambitious instrumental flourishes. Windigo and AM Static round out the bill.

AM Static
$10 to $12 at the Palomino

Friday, May 25
Indie pop crew Royal Canoe have taken to the road for North American tour, wrapping up their road trip with a pair of Alberta shows. The first of those will see the Winnipeg-based group take the stage at the Palomino, armed with hooky and effects-heavy songs from their latest EP, the aptly titled Extended Play.

Royal Canoe
Sharks Aren't Scavengers
$10 at the Palomino


Thursday, May 24
Moving eastward on their "Canadian Ritual Tour," three suitably loud acts will offer a raucous evening during their Toronto stopover at the Annex Wreckroom. Detroit's Black Dahlia Murder are joined by death metal veterans Exhumed and Ottawa's Fuck the Facts.

The Black Dahlia Murder
Fuck the Facts
$20 at Annex Wreckroom

Friday, May 25
Taking the stage this Friday, Curren$y may take some concertgoers by surprise with his knack for contrasting sharp rhymes with his subject matter of choice -- namely, weed. Joined by a deep lineup of supporting acts, the New Orleans MC is on the road in support of his latest release, The Stoned Immaculate.

The Jets
Smoke DZA
Friend 4 Da Money
Corner Boy P
$24.50 at the Opera House

Saturday, May 26
Earlier this year, experimental pop unit Actual Water re-released their sophomore album, The Paisley Orchard, taking a turn towards a more jangly, psych-inflected and, ultimately, accessible sound. The group will team up with lo-fi strummers Feel Alright, Horse Lords and Hussy as part of Toronto's Feast in the East series.

Actual Water
Feel Alright
Horse Lords
$7 at Danny Green's Billiards Bar


Friday, May 25
Rapper (and reality TV alum) Yelawolf will be making a handful of Canadian appearances on his latest tour of North America and Europe. After the success of his major label debut, last year's Radioactive, the Alabama-bred artist has said that a new album is currently in the works, so maybe fans will get to hear some of those new tunes live from the stage.

$25 at Club Soda

Saturday, May 26
Hamilton, ON's Monster Truck have a busy summer ahead of them. The band will be in town over the weekend, on the third stop of their "Smoke on the Nation" tour, and are set to return to the city in July as well, accompanying Slash on the North American leg of his current world tour, before opening for Alice Cooper and Iron Maiden at this year's Ottawa Bluesfest.

Monster Truck
Eagle Tears
$12 at Club Lambi

Monday, May 28
Known for frontman Eugene Hütz and company's exuberant live performances, Gogol Bordello should be an exciting ticket for anyone looking for a fun show in Montreal. The gypsy punk band, who haven't released an English language album since 2010, will be touring North America and Europe for the rest of the summer, making several festival stops.

Gogol Bordello
Mariachi El Bronx
Two Gallants
$28.50 advance, $32.50 door at Metropolis