When is it ever a bad idea to see a concert? This week's Can't Miss Concerts brings together shows from all over the county in a variety of shapes, sizes and styles to fit anyone's musical tastes. Take a peek at our picks for the week of February 13-20 below, and make sure to check back every week for more Canadian shows near you.
Norwegian singer-songwriter Ane Brun will be making her way across Canada as part of her lengthy 2013 Tour. Last year saw the release of both her career-spanning compilation Songs 2003-2013 and a surprise album of covers and unreleased material titled Rarities, so expect to hear songs from throughout her catalog as she stops in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver within a brief five-day span.
02/13 Montreal, QC – L'Astral
02/14 Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
02/17 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
After nearly five years of waiting, Canadian indie-pop outfit the Hidden Cameras returned with their new album Age, and to share the record with the world, they've embarked on their cleverly titled Coming of Age tour, including a string of shows across Ontario and Quebec. Along with the tour and album are a few fresh videos they've been sharing, including the vintage-styled video for "Year of the Spawn," which you can watch here.
02/15 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
02/18 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
02/19 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Kanye will be passing through Canada once again for a couple of shows on his recently-extended Yeezus tour. The incredibly elaborate tour, the stage of which features everything from a mountain to a special guest appearance from Jesus, was opened by Kendrick Lamar, though an opener for his Montreal and Hamilton shows has yet to be announced.
02/17 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
02/18 Hamilton, ON – Copps Coliseum
Vancouver residents will get a chance to see American alt-rock heroes the Pixies for the first time since releasing new EPs when they drop by to play a show at the Orpheum Theatre. The band's lengthy world tour has featured various openers, from indie-pop duo Cults to L.A. punk crew FIDLAR; fans at the Vancouver show will be treated to an opening performance by sunny rock-duo Best Coast.
02/17 Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum Theatre
A Tribe Called Red
A Tribe Called Red will be bringing their brand of First Nations-influenced electronic music across Canada via a series of winter tour dates. The "pow wow step" creators will be bringing their live performances, in which they blend their unique sound with video loops of old westerns and cartoons, across the prairies this week.
02/16 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
02/18 Regina, SK – The Exchange
Finally, it's almost time for the 2014 instalment of Toronto's Wavelength Festival. The four-day-long celebration of underground music features a large roster of acts, including Phèdre, Marnie Stern, MATROX, Colin Stetson and Cousins. Each night features acts with a variety of vastly different styles, giving each evening a unique flavor. If you're interested in an exciting way to get introduced to new artists and musical styles, Wavelength is a perfect way to do it.
02/13 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar Room
02/14 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
02/15 Toronto, ON – Polish Combatants Hall
02/16 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
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