Kaytranada, DIANA and Protest the Hero Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Kaytranada, DIANA and Protest the Hero Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Steve Louie
If you find yourself stressed out, counting down the days until your holiday break, why not take in one of this week's Can't Miss Concerts? A jam-packed lineup of Canadian talent is taking over the country from December 8 to 14, including powerhouse producer Kaytranada, prog-metal veterans Protest the Hero and synth-pop band DIANA; check out our all of our picks below before visiting our Concert Listings, which are chock-full of more concerts and events.
 
DIANA
 
DIANA made a triumphant return with their atmospheric and '80s-infused sophomore album, Familiar Touch. Mozart's Sister join them for three dates this week, including their album release show in Toronto on December 8.
 
12/08/2016 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
12/09/2016 Ottawa, ON – House of TARG
12/10/2016 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
 
Kaytranada
 
Since winning this year's Polaris Prize, Canadian sensation Kaytranada hasn't slowed down, collaborating with BADBADNOTGOOD and remixing tracks by Solange and Chance the Rapper. He takes over Montreal for one night this week on December 10.  
 
12/10/2016 Montreal, QC – L'Oympia
 
Protest the Hero
 
Metal outfit Protest the Hero are kicking off their 10-show tour in support of Pacific Myth. Their first concert is tonight (December 8) at Vancouver's Vogue Theatre, but they'll head east to play five more shows this week.
 
12/08/2016 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
12/09/2016 Kelowna, BC – Level Nightclub
12/10/2016 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
12/11/2016 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
12/12/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Louis'
12/14/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
 
PUP
 
Canadian punk rockers PUP expanded their tour earlier this year, and this week sees things starting to wind down. They'll be in Peterborough, ON before a two-night appearance at Ottawa's Zaphod Beeblebrox. The four-piece head to Toronto later in the week to play their first of three shows in the city.
 
12/08/2016 Peterborough, ON – The Red Dog
12/09/2016 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
12/10/2016 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
12/14/2016 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
 
Andy Shauf
 
Andy Shauf is set to bring the lush and vulnerable songs from his debut The Party to fans in Ontario and Quebec this week. After a stop in Ottawa on December 8, he heads to Montreal the following evening and Quebec City on December 10. 
 
12/08/2016 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre
12/09/2016 Montreal, QC – Le National
12/10/2016 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti
 
A Tribe Called Red
 
Revolutionary electronic trio A Tribe Called Red are still on the road in support of their latest album, We Are the Halluci Nation. Don't miss a powerful and energetic performance when they're in Ontario this week, making stops in London, Toronto and Kingston.
 
12/08/2016 London, ON – London Music Hall
12/09/2016 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/14/2016 Kingston, ON – Stages Night Club
 
 
Click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.