Jenn Grant, Tory Lanez and Rae Spoon Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Jenn Grant, Tory Lanez and Rae Spoon Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Nick Cameron
Photo by Nick Cameron
This week's Canada-centric Can't Miss Concerts, from February 11 to 17, features Canadian singer/songwriters, a Canadian rapper on the rise and a long-running Canadian music discovery festival, so if you weren't sure what to grab tickets to in the coming days, we've got you covered with the highlights. Of course, there wasn't room for everything; check out more upcoming shows on our Concert Listings page.

Coeur de Pirate

Recently announced 2016 Juno Award nominee Béatrice Martin, who performs under the moniker Coeur de Pirate, is quickly selling out upcoming shows on her tour. After performing in western Canada this week, she'll travel to the States before closing the tour in Europe and her home province of Quebec. Catch her sharing her latest LP, Roses, on one of the dates below.

02/13/2016 Winnipeg, MB - Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre
02/14/2016 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
02/16/2016 Edmonton, AB - Myer Horowitz Theatre
02/17/2016 Calgary, AB - Knox United Church
Jenn Grant

Canadian singer-songwriter Jenn Grant released Compostela last year, which gained her two Juno nominations and featured Buck 65, Ron Sexsmith and other Canadian talent collaborating with her. She's been touring consistently since the release, and continues to grace the stage with her sultry voice as she hits Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria and Nanaimo this week.

02/12/2016 Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage And Grill
02/13/2016 Edmonton, AB - The Almanac
02/16/2016 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
02/17/2016 Nanaimo, BC - The Dinghy Dock Pub

Tory Lanez

Over the last few years, Tory Lanez has slowly built himself a reputation with a steady release of EPs, including the most recent, New Toronto. A rapper, singer, and producer, Lanez uses his many talents to create a dynamic style of R&B merged with rap, switching from hard and rugged to perceptive and emotional from track to track. Find him bringing this dynamism to dates in Ontario and Montreal this week.

02/14/2016 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
02/15/2016 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
02/16/2016 London, ON - London Music Hall
02/17/2016 Montreal, QC - Theatre Corona

Ron Sexsmith

Esteemed singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith's latest LP, Carousel One, both evokes his earlier work and points a new way forward for the veteran songwriter. This week, catch him on his tour throughout the eastern provinces.

02/11/2016 Moncton, NB - Capitol Theatre
02/12/2016 Saint John, NB - Imperial Theatre
02/13/2016 Berwick, NS - Union Street Cafe
02/15/2016 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
02/16/2016 St. John's, NL - Holy Heart Theatre

Rae Spoon

Within days Rae Spoon will be releasing their new album Armour, which is expected to weave electronic elements into their organic sound. Rae Spoon will be touring across Canada right around their eighth solo release, including dates in Calgary and Edmonton this week.

02/16/2016 Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage and Grill
02/17/2016 Edmonton, AB - The Mercury Room

Wavelength Fest

Not-for-profit organization Wavelength, which has been encouraging arts-focused community through diverse live events for 15 years now, will once again host the Wavelength Music Festival this weekend. Don't miss new and established artists like Foxtrott, Foxes in Fiction, She-Devils and more in Toronto.

02/12/2016 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
02/13/2016 Toronto, ON - Markham House City Building
02/13/2016 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
02/14/2016 Toronto, ON - The Garrison

Yukon Blonde
BC band Yukon Blonde have been busy on the road since releasing their excellent On Blonde album last year; see the band as they power through the Prairies this week.

02/11/2016 Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe's
02/12/2016 Calgary, AB - Marquee Beer Market and Stage
02/13/2016 Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
02/14/2016 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's Cantina
02/16/2016 Regina, SK - The Exchange
02/17/2016 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret

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