Published Mar 28, 2013Coat-check season is finally coming to an end, meaning one less line-up to stand in and an extra excuse to hit up some of Canada's most rad venues for a concert. Below you will find the best concerts to attend this week between March 28 and April 3.
L.A. punks Bad Religion recently released True North and have set out on a massive tour to support it, including a few Canadian stops. Catch some SoCal sunshine-y vibes in either Montreal or Toronto.
3/30 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
3/31 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
Twitchy indie-poppers Born Ruffians are on tour leading up to the release of their third LP, Birthmarks. The show will be packed with new material, so if you were looking for a preview, this is your chance. The Elwins will open.
3/28 Thunder Bay, ON - the Apollo
3/29 Sault Ste. Marie, ON - LopLop Lounge & Gallery
3/30 Sudbury, ON - the Townhouse
Airick Woodhead, aka Doldrums, released his debut LP, Lesser Evil, earlier this year and is giving his fans a chance to feast their eyes and ears on his live show. Come early to catch fellow excellent Canadians Sean Nicolas Savage and Blue Hawaii open up.
3/29 Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar
3/30 Calgary, AB - Hi-Fi Club
4/2 Winnipeg, MB - Windsor Arms
Indie rock outfit Local Natives are currently on tour to support Hummingbird. The show was originally sold out at the Opera House but was moved to the Phoenix Concert Theatre to accommodate more fans.
3/28 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/29 Montreal, QC - le National
Roots-rock troupe Lucero are making their way through Canada on their tour to promote their Women & Work LP. An opening performance from Shovels & Rope is a reason to show up early.
3/29 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre
3/30 Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
3/31 Calgary, AB - Republik
4/1 Edmonton, AB - the Starlite Room
Rihanna's gigantic Unapologetic tour will hit the west coast this for arena performances in Calgary and Vancouver.
3/30 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
4/1 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
Shotgun Jimmie is performing three dates in Ontario this week in support of his latest LP, You've Changed. The night's bill of performances is long so get there for doors!
3/27 Thunder Bay, ON - the Apollo
3/29 Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
3/30 Peterborough, ON - the Spill
BC-based beat-maker Teen Daze is still pushing the release of his sophomore release The Inner Mansions with a mini-tour. This week, catch him in Ottawa and Toronto.
3/29 Ottawa, ON - Mercury Lounge
3/31 Toronto, ON - The Drake Hotel (Underground)