Kanye West, Japandroids and Terra Lightfoot Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Kanye West, Japandroids and Terra Lightfoot Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Kevin Jones
Half the month may have already gone by, but there's still time to catch one of October's many musical offerings. Our Can't Miss Concerts from October 13 to 19 features just some of the acts hitting Canada this week, so while our picks below range from the explosive sound of Japandroids to the always unpredictable Kanye West to a handful of other greats, you'll find even more than this in our complete Concert Listings.
 

Andy Shauf
 
Andy Shauf celebrates awkwardness on his latest album, The Party, and now he's bringing the ten-song collection of first-person narratives across the country. This week, he's hitting up Vancouver and Victoria.
 
10/14/2016 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
10/15/2016 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
10/16/2016 Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
 
James Blake
 
Since releasing his personal, dark and (eventually) uplifting third album, The Colour in Anything, back in May, James Blake has been on an extensive North American tour. He's already played Toronto and Montréal, but he'll be in Vancouver this week. Don't miss it.
 
10/13/2016 Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre
 
Japandroids
 
Their first show back on stage saw beloved Canadian duo Japandroids leading the crowd through mass sing-alongs and treating their adoring fans to new tunes and classic hits. Catch their show in Toronto this week to get a taste of the new material before their promised but not-yet-detailed third album drops.
 
10/15/2016 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
 
Kanye West
 
Known for his unpredictable and elaborate creativity ― which is in full force in his videos for "Fade" and "Famous" ― Kanye West has stripped down his performances during his "Saint Pablo" tour. Check him out in Edmonton on October 15 and Vancouver on October 17 to see for yourself. 
 
10/15/2016 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
10/17/2016 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
 
PUP
 
Canadian punk rockers PUP extended the tour for their sophomore album The Dream Is Over, and if their recent show in Guelph, ON is any indication of what to expect, they'll be bringing overpowering energy and encouraging a heavy dose of moshing as they make their way through Eastern Canada this week.
 
10/13/2016 Guelph, ON – Peter Clark Hall (University of Guelph)
10/14/2016 Kingston, ON – The Mansion
10/15/2015 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
10/17/2016 Fredericton, NB – The Capital Complex
10/18/2016 Sackville, NB – Thunder & Lightning Ltd.
10/19/2016 Halifax, NS – The Marquee Club (Halifax Pop Explosion)
 
Terra Lightfoot
 
Terra Lightfoot has been leading her troupe of roots rockers for over a year in support of her swaggering and versatile sophomore album Every Time My Mind Runs Wild. She'll be making stops in Alberta and British Columbia this week.
 
10/13/2016 Calgary, AB – Festival Hall (Calgary Folk Festival)
10/14/2016 Spruce Grove, AB – Horizon Stage
10/15/2016 St. Albert, AB – Arden Theatre
10/18/2016 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
10/19/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
 
Whitney
 
Comprised of guitarist Max Kakacek and former Unknown Mortal Orchestra member Julien Ehrich, Whitney released their debut album, Light Upon the Lake, earlier this year. Now they're out on tour, stopping by Montreal on October 14 and Toronto the following evening.
 
10/14/2016 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
10/15/2016 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
 
X Avant New Music Festival
 
The 11th edition of the X Avant Festival includes performers Sarah Neufeld, Pauline Oliveros, Egyptrixx and Roscoe Mitchell. The festival's theme, "Reverberations," explores "how sounds and ideas journey far beyond their origins."
 
10/13-16/2016 Toronto, ON – The Music Gallery
 
 
Click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.