Lady Sovereign, Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Classified in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Lady Sovereign, Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains, Joel Plaskett Emergency and Classified in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. With the purpose of entertaining Exclaim!'s Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal readers, here's our weekly list of this weekend's shows that we know will be the highlight of your week. We're sorry for leaving you out, other cities!

Vancouver

Thursday, May 21
Showcasing their new album, Kingdom of Rust, UK pop rock darlings the Doves bring their tour to Canada.

The Doves
$32.50 at Commodore Ballroom

Friday, May 22
Grime queen Lady Sovereign (pictured) is well-known for her energetic and colourful performances, and tour-mates Chester Brown and Hollywood Holt will no doubt follow her lead at this dance party.

Lady Sovereign
Chester French
Hollywood Holt
$26.50 at Richard's On Richard

Saturday, May 23

A night of post-punk goodness with Vancouver-based bands Adjective, Spectres and Girlfriends and Boyfriends.

Adjective
Spectres
Girlfriends and Boyfriends
$TBA at Pat's Pub

Toronto

Thursday, May 21
Don't miss former DFA1979 lead vocalist Sebastien Grainger and his new project Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains playing their brand of drum-heavy dance rock. Part of Over The Top Fest 2009.

Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains
Dinosaur Bones
Friendly Does
Bayonets
$10 at the Whippersnapper Gallery

Friday, May 22
Ready for a night of LOUD music played by bands with humourous names? Balboa, Drunkula and Poisonous Glass put forth tunes influenced by punk, soul and '80s epic rock.

Balboa
Drunkula
Poisonous Glass
$8 at El Mocambo

Saturday, May 23
Everyone's favourite Nova Scotian singer-songwriter Joel Plaskett and his Emergency play a sit-down show for Torontonians.

Joel Plaskett Emergency
$29.50-$39.50 at Massey Hall

Montreal

Thursday, May 21
Edmonton- based lo-fi group the Famines team up with like-minded minimal distortion lovers Ultrathin, Manymental Mistakes and Phil Console for some avant-garde fun.

The Famines
Ultrathin
Manymental Mistakes
Phil Console
$TBA at Squalor House

Friday, May 22
Marking their first show at one of Montreal's largest venues, indie band the National are sure to impress with their consistently excellent live show.

The National Colin Stetson $25 at Metropolis

Saturday, May 23
A who's-who of the Halifax hip-hop scene with Classified and friends.

Classified
Chad Hatcher
Mic Boyd
J-Bru
DJ IV
$18 at Les Saints