M for Montreal, Soundgarden, Julie Doiron and Peace Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

M for Montreal, Soundgarden, Julie Doiron and Peace Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
The autumn season means new releases and tours to support them. With concert listings filling up, it can be tough to pick and choose which tickets to spring for, so check out our selection of this week's Can't Miss Concerts in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal to help you narrow down your search.


Thursday, November 15
Victoria, BC's Slam Dunk are celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Welcome to Miami, at the Waldorf Hotel on Thursday. It's sure to be a night of enthusiastic and energy-driven garage rock.

Slam Dunk
Student Teacher
$10 at the Waldorf Hotel

Friday, November 16
Folk songstress Julie Doiron plays an early show at the Waldorf Hotel on Friday in celebration of her new album, So Many Days. It will be interesting to hear her more electrified new tracks alongside her acoustic numbers. As an added bonus, Vancouver's up-and-coming Village will be providing the opening sounds.

Julie Doiron
$14 at the Waldorf Hotel

Saturday, November 17
Edmonton folk rock band Wool on Wolves play an early show alongside Toronto's Great Bloomers at the Biltmore Cabaret on Saturday. Both bands have new records out this year and the night promises to be filled with their great songwriting and punchy songs.

Wool on Wolves
Great Bloomers
$12 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, November 15
Vancouver post-punks Peace rock their way to Calgary's Broken City on Thursday. Their second full-length, The World Is Too Much With Us, will probably be what they will be blasting, and openers Energetic Action are not to be missed.

Energetic Action
TBA at Broken City

Friday, November 16
Beloved Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen will be taking over the Saddledome on Friday. He may be 78, but the dude will still be able take your breath way with songs from his latest album, Old Ideas.

Leonard Cohen
The Webb Sisters
$49.50 to $265 at Scotiabank Saddledome

Saturday, November 17
PEI indie popsters Paper Lions play the Gateway on Saturday. These East Coasters guarantee that they will get the crowd singing and dancing along.

Paper Lions
$12 to $15 advance, $20 door at the Gateway


Thursday, November 15
MellowHype, part of the strange world of Odd Future, will play alongside American hardcore punk band Trash Talk. Though they have quite different sounds, their ethos and label are the same, and the show will definitely be a riot.

Trash Talk
$18.50 at Annex Wreckroom

Friday, November 16
Soundgarden will be bringing King Animal, their first studio album since the mid-'90s, to Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre. The show will see the band gracing a more intimate venue before they return to the much bigger Sound Academy later this year.

$59.50 at Phoenix Concert Theatre

Saturday, November 17
Northern Irish power pop trio Ash celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. It's been seven years since the band have visited Toronto, but they play Lee's Palace on Saturday. Grab your tickets now because it may be another while before they come back.

$15 at Lee's Palace


Thursday, November 15
M for Montreal takes place this week in Montreal from November 14 to 17, and there are plenty of concerts and showcases for music lovers. Thursday at La Sala Rosa is a sold-out show featuring noise rockers PS I Love You, avant-pop crooner Mac DeMarco, Young Galaxy and No Joy.

PS I Love You
Mac DeMarco
Young Galaxy
No Joy
$11 at La Sala Rossa

Friday, November 16
Making for another great M for Montreal showcase, Eight and a Half take the stage with Kandle and Statue Park on Friday at Casa Del Popolo.

Eight and a Half
Statue Park
$8 advance, $10 door at Casa del Popolo

Saturday, November 17
Exclaim!'s showcase takes place Saturday at Divan Orange with a night of indie rock from Regina's Rah Rah, Montreal's Honheehonhee and Hamilton, ON's Young Rival.

Rah Rah
Young Rival
$10 advance, $12 door @ Divan Orange

Saturday, November 17
Controversial doom-rappers Death Grips play Theatre Corona on Saturday. This is one of few Canadian stops for Death Grips, so it will definitely be a packed night. Plus, hip-hop eccentric Mykki Blanco is set to open, making this all that more awesome.

Death Grips
Mykki Blanco
$21.90 advance, $26.90 door at Theatre Corona