M83, Scratch Acid, Chixdiggit and WU LYF Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

M83, Scratch Acid, Chixdiggit and WU LYF Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
This week across Canada, there's plenty of live talent from both home and abroad for you to check out. If you're having trouble narrowing down your options, here are our picks for the best concerts in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Vancouver

Thursday, November 10
BC indie rockers Yukon Blonde will be entertaining crowds on their native coast this weekend. With their sophomore record slated for early 2012, the band recently released the Fire//Water EP. Hailing from the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, ON, the Paint Movement will be opening for Yukon Blonde, making for a pretty awesome-looking bill.

Yukon Blonde
The Paint Movement
$12 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, November 11
Haligonian party-starter Rich Aucoin just released his acclaimed new album We're All Dying to Live and he's gained an even better reputation for his crazy live shows, which fans will get to see in Vancouver this Friday. Opening the show, Aucoin might be a tough act to follow for Hamilton, ON rocker Arkells who will be playing tracks off their new album Michigan Left.

Arkells
Rich Aucoin
$22.50 at the Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, November 12
Epic French act M83 (aka Anthony Gonzales) just released the much-anticipated double album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, which will safely land more than few year-end honours. And while his latest high-reaching jams seem aching to be blared over massive stadium speakers, he'll be playing the modestly sized Venue. M83 will be supported by the harp-loving Active Child (aka Pat Grossi).

M83
Active Child
$22.50 at Venue

Calgary

Thursday, November 10
Canuck pop punk veterans Chixdiggit are currently making their way across Canada on their 20th anniversary tour. As part of the celebrations, the band released an EP of new material called Safeways Here I Come earlier this year, and now they'll be making a stop in their hometown of Calgary this week. Catch them playing with Kepi Ghoulie for a show that no fan will want to miss.

Chixdiggit
Kepi Ghoulie
$24.75 at Republik

Friday, November 11
Canadian rock hero Matthew Good released his fifth solo LP Lights of Endangered Species back in spring of 2011 and he's finally taking the new record on the road. He'll be taking the stage at Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall on Friday, supported by fellow BC rocker Daniel Wesley.

Matthew Good
Daniel Wesley
$25 to $39.50 at Jack Singer Concert Hall

Toronto

Thursday, November 10
Hailing from the small Ontario town in their band's name, the Schomberg Fair will be celebrating the release of their new CD at Sneaky Dee's on Thursday with what will be a rousing set of bluesy roots rock. Torontonians the Warped 45s and Little Foot Long Foot will both play opening sets, packing the bill with some of the best roots music the city has to offer.

The Schomberg Fair
The Warped 45s
Little Foot Long Foot
$10 at Sneaky Dee's

Friday, November 11
Austin, TX noise rockers Scratch Acid briefly reunited in 2006 for a handful of shows and now they're back again in the midst of a North American tour. Catch the reunited original lineup while you can.

Scratch Acid
$25 advance, $30 door at Lee's Palace

Saturday, November 12
Enigmatic British mystery band WU LYF finally dropped their debut album Go Tell Fire to the Mountain this past summer to much acclaim. Check them out live to see for yourself if they live up to the massive amounts of hype they've been generating. California indie weirdos Crystal Antlers will open the show.

WU LYF
Crystal Antlers
$13.50 advance, $15 door at the Horseshoe Tavern

Montreal

Thursday, November 10
The night before they grace the stage in Toronto, recently reunited noise rock outfit Scratch Acid will be playing in Montreal. Local Montreal band USA out of Vietnam will be opening.

Scratch Acid
USA out of Vietnam
$18 advance, $20 door at Il Motore

Friday, November 11
Also making a stop in Montreal the night before their Toronto show are Manchester buzz band WU LYF. Crystal Antlers will be opening for the group in both cities.

WU LYF
Crystal Antlers
$12 advance, $14 door at Il Motore

Saturday, November 12
Ontario college rockers from the '80s Chalk Circle are back and will be playing to fans at the Corona Theatre on Saturday night. Montrealers Exit 451 will be sharing the supporting band role with other local act Bilal Butt.

Chalk Circle
Exit 451
Bilal Butt
$20 advance, $25 door at Theatre Corona