Published Mar 10, 2016If the month of March were a person, it would likely be confused, indecisive and probably undergoing some sort of identity crisis — but that doesn't have to be you! After all, this week's roster of Can't Miss Concerts, from March 10 to 16, is filled with a plethora of shows to please all musical palates, so pick one and be the decisive go-getter your mother always wanted you to be. Check out this week's top picks below, before heading over to our Concert Listings pages for even more to choose from.
After releasing the powerful Pillars of Ash earlier this year, Savannah, GA metal outfit Black Tusk have been out on a hefty headlining tour promoting their swamp-metal masterpiece since mid-February. Join them in the pit at one of their many upcoming Canadian dates this week.
03/11/2016 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina
03/12/2016 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
03/13/2016 Calgary, AB - The Palomino
03/14/2016 Kamloops, BC - The Office
03/16/2016 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore
Leon Bridges is on a roll following his debut release, Coming Home, with his continual rise to fame proving to the world that this old soul style isn't about to fade away any time soon. Don't miss your chance to catch the vintage crooner's smoldering vocals at two very fitting historical venues this week.
03/10/2016 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
03/15/2016 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Oneohtrix Point Never
After last year's interview with an alien for the release of his Garden of Delete LP, it seems electro-virtuoso Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin is finally coming back to Earth — for a moment, at least. Catch him at the Hoxton for a single Canadian appearance before he rockets off again to who-knows-where.
03/11/2016 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton
What better reason to emerge from your winter hibernation than for some tried and true rock'n'roll with homegrown Prairie groovers the Sheepdogs? Not only that, you can feel good about it too, since according to the band's Facebook page, all of their Canadian Future Nostalgia tour shows are powered by 100% green energy!
03/10/2016 Quebec City, QC - Imperial Bell
03/11/2016 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre Theatre
03/12/2016 Peterborough, ON - The Venue
03/15/2016 Sydney, NS - Centre 200: Buchanan Hall
03/16/2016 Halifax, NS - The Marquee Ballroom
Baroque-pop mesmerizer Rufus Wainwright proves that the old and the new can indeed coexist on his next project, which comes in the form of a Shakespeare tribute LP, featuring the likes of Florence Welch and William Shatner. Until then, he's bringing dedicated fans his best for a trio of dates at Winnipeg, MB's Centennial Concert Hall.
03/11/2016 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
03/12/2016 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
03/13/2016 Winnipeg, MB - Centennial Concert Hall
We Are the City
Experimental pop crew We Are the City are as experimental with all aspects of their band — not just their music. Their latest, supposedly world record-breaking video project, 24/7, had them shooting the making of 2015's Above Club LP, an endeavour that totalling 360 hours, resulting in what the group has called "the longest film ever made." As should be expected for We Are the City, the show will go on as they take the West coast by storm for a pair of performances this week.
03/11/2016 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
03/12/2016 Victoria, BC - Lucky Bar
Vancouver-turned-Los Angeles punk rockers White Lung are gearing up to release Paradise this spring, but before it hits the shelves, you can get a taste of a real-life paradise by catching them live in Van-city this week. Even St. Vincent's Annie Clark is itching to get in the pit according to an interview on the band's website — what more convincing do you need?
03/11/2016 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
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