This week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts, from October 12 to 18, sees a slew of our favourite Canadian acts playing shows on home soil. Whether it's the explosive sound of rock duo Japandroids that you're desiring, the angelic vocals of Sarah Slean or the bombast of Arcade Fire's "Everything Now" tour, there's something for everyone across the country.
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Canadian indie greats Arcade Fire may have turned off some fans earlier this year with the incredibly obnoxious rollout of their fifth album Everything Now, but loyal listeners will still be filling arenas around the globe as the band embark on their tour in support of the LP. Western Canada will host some of the initial stops this week, with performances in Calgary and Vancouver.
10/12/2017 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
10/14/2017 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
The Black Dahlia Murder
Having released their eighth studio album Nightbringers earlier this month, Michigan metal outfit the Black Dahlia Murder are celebrating with a stretch of shows. The "Nightbringers North American Tour," whose Canadian portion of dates is sponsored by Exclaim!'s Aggressive Tendencies, will make stops this week in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.
10/16/2017 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
10/17/2017 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
10/18/2017 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
Vancouver rockers Japandroids may have spent the summer months touring Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the UK in support of Near to the Wild Heart of Life, but they're wasting no time in getting back on the road. Cloud Nothings will join the two-piece for shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Halifax this week.
10/13/2017 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
10/14/2017 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
10/16/2017 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
10/17/2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
10/18/2017 Halifax, NS – Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre (Halifax Pop Explosion)
The New Pornographers
The last leg of the New Pornographers' tour in support of Whiteout Conditions, released earlier this year, will see the Canadian indie legends playing to crowds in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Born Ruffians will continue to open each night with an upbeat performance of their own.
10/12/2017 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
10/13/2017 Montreal, QC - Théâtre Corona
10/14/2017 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
American rockers Paramore made their return to the scene earlier this year in the form of After Laughter, the band's infectiously energetic and '80s-infused fifth record. Now, they're taking their fresh batch of pop songs on the road alongside Best Coast, playing to crowds in Montreal and Toronto this Thursday (October 12) and Friday (October 13), respectively.
10/12/2017 Montreal, QC - Théâtre St-Denis
10/13/2017 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Winnipeg punk outfit Propagandhi have been a staple of the Canadian scene for over 30 years and dropped their seventh full-length, Victory Lap, last month. The band will tour the album throughout North America with RVIVR and Bad Cop/Bad Cop, performing this week at Ottawa's Bronson Centre Theatre and Montreal's Club Soda.
10/14/2017 Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre Theatre
10/15/2017 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah Slean released her ninth album, Metaphysics, a gorgeous mix of orchestral pop, back in April. This week will see the Pickering, ON native performing at intimate venues across the country, playing cuts from the LP as well as a selection of tracks from her back catalogue.
10/12/2017 Sherwood Park, AB – Festival Place
10/13/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
10/14/2017 Regina, SK – Artesian
10/15/2017 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
10/17/2017 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Azrieli Studio)
10/18/2017 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Azrieli Studio)
Before Tei Shi crosses the border to charm American crowds with live renditions from Crawl Space, the indie pop artist will wrap up her Canadian stint of shows this Thursday (October 12) with a gig at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret.
10/12/2017 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
X Avant New Music Festival XII: Resistance
The 12th edition of Toronto's internationally acclaimed X Avant New Music Festival takes place this Wednesday (October 11) to Sunday (October 15). Featuring performances by bizZarh, Anne Bourne, Kaie Kellough, Jason Sharp, Germaine Liu and more, the festival will explore what resistance sounds like in today's experimental music.
10/11-15/2017 Toronto, ON – Multiple Venues
Hamilton folk-rockers Whitehorse, comprised of husband-and-wife duo Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland, shook up their sound this summer on their latest release, Panther in the Dollhouse. Alongside fellow Hamiltonian Terra Lightfoot, this week will see the pair treating audiences across Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia to lively performances.
10/12/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
10/13/2017 Regina, SK- WA WA Shrine Centre
10/14/2017 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
10/15/2017 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (formerly Flames Central)
10/17/2017 Lethbridge, AB – Southminster United Church
10/18/2017 Mission, BC – Clarke Theatre Foundation
View Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for more upcoming shows.