Published Mar 27, 2014Here we are, at the end of March, facing the beginning of April, a month notorious for being rainy and wet. When the rain comes down, could be better than seeking dry refuge under the roof of your favourite venue for a concert? To help you find the exciting shows around you, we've picked out a few concerts in the week of March 27–April 2 that shouldn't be missed. As always, don't forget to keep and eye on our Concert Listings for more Canadian shows near you.
Florida punk quartet Against Me! will be dropping into Alberta and Manitoba for a series of shows in support of their new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, which dropped in late January. These are some of the first opportunities for Canadian fans to hear cuts off the new record live, and at the moment, these are the only tour dates this side of the border, making these shows that fans will not want to miss.
03/28 Edmonton, AB – the Starlite Room
03/29 Calgary, AB - Republik
04/01 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
Passing Against Me! on the highway this week will be Toronto art-rockers the Darcys, who are taking their tour with Reuben and the Dark and NO westward for shows in Winnipeg, Edmonton and Calgary before playing Vancouver and finishing the tour in Portland next week. The band has been picking up a lot of steam in recent months with the release of their Juno-nominated album Warring, and these are the last shows they have announced until they play Arts & Crafts' Field Trip Festival in June.
03/29 Winnipeg, MB – Union Hall
04/01 Edmonton, AB – the Artery
04/02 Calgary, AB – the Gateway (SAIT)
How to Dress Well
Chicago R&B singer How to Dress Well will be stopping into Montreal and Toronto as part of his North American tour this week with UK producer and collaborator Forest Swords. These shows are the only two Canadian dates on the ten-date tour and mark a rare chance for North American fans to see Forest Swords.
03/28 Montreal, QC - SAT
03/29 Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club
After several performances around the world, German electronic legends Kraftwerk are bringing their 3-D concert experience to Toronto and Montreal this week. Other than these and a recently added Vancouver date this summer, these will be the only chances for fans to see the iconic collective's unique performance, which has been described as "a perfectly synchronized audio-visual spectacle complete with pristine digital sound and 3-D projections."
03/29 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
03/30 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Mounties, the supergroup made up of Hawksley Workman, Hot Hot Heat's Steve Bays and Limblifter's Ryan Dahle, are ending March with a series of shows in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, before welcoming April with a pair of Ontario shows in Kingston and Ottawa with the Zolas.
03/27 Edmonton, AB – the Starlite Room
03/28 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
03/29 Winnipeg, MB – the Pyramid
04/01 Kingston, ON – the Grad Club
04/02 Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Montreal rock duo Solids will finish their tour behind the band's recently-reissued debut record Blame Confusion with a pair of shows at TRH Bar. Both of the shows will feature different local bands opening for Solids, with No Bones, DJ Raw Love and Hashed Out opening the first show and KenLo Craqnuques, Corridor and Barrasso opening the second. Just make sure to remember your board to make use of the venue's two skate bowls.
03/28 Montreal, QC – TRH Bar
03/29 Montreal, QC – TRH Bar
After months of sojourning, Vancouver rapper Young Braised will be bringing his brand of high-art hip-hop back to his city's Red Gate Arts Society for a late-night dance party. In addition, Bluntman Deejay, Neu Balance and Stefana Fratilla will be taking the stage throughout the evening, which starts at 10 p.m. and goes until 4 a.m., so make sure to book off work the next morning.
03/29 Vancouver, BC – Red Gate
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.