Mac DeMarco, Cloud Nothings and Future Islands Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Mac DeMarco, Cloud Nothings and Future Islands Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Michelle Cortese
We've arrived at April, and things are looking up. We've all survived another winter and another April Fools' Day, and now there's no better time to put the snow shovels in the shed, wipe the pie off your face and celebrate with a nice concert. To aid in your search for a great show, we've rounded up some choice concert picks for the week of April 3-9. Nothing tickling your fancy? Make sure to check out our Concert Listings for more shows in your area.

Cloud Nothings

Cleveland indie-rock crew Cloud Nothings will be stopping in both Toronto and Montreal when they take their new record Here and Nowhere Else on tour. These are some of the first dates on their expansive tour and at the moment are the only Canadian dates set, so a for taste of the LP live, make sure to grab tickets.

04/06 Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
04/07 Montreal, QC – Il Motore

Fast Romantics

Canadian indie-rockers Fast Romantics are trekking across Canada with their new album, Afterlife Blues. They'll make their way through the western provinces this week before wrapping up with a few BC shows next week.

04/03 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
04/04 Calgary, AB – the Gateway (SAIT)
04/05 Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
04/09 Kelowna, BC – Fernando's Pub


The final instalment of the 2014 Foundry concert series is this weekend, and it's ending with a bang. Friday night will include performances by Shed, Skudge, David Patterson, Kevin McPhee and Michael Krochak. The following night will feature Carl Craig, Hali, Jamie Kidd, Mike Gibbs and Fabio Palermo to close the series.

04/04 Toronto, ON - Foundry
04/05 Toronto, ON - Foundry

Future Islands

Baltimore, MD indie-pop trio Future Islands have just released their fourth record, Singles, and now they're bringing it to fans all across the world. Unfortunately, the Vancouver show is the only Canadian date on the current tour, so this is a show that fans hungry to hear some of the new record live won't want to miss.

04/04 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

The Julie Ruin

Fans of ex-Bikini Kill member and Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna's project the Julie Ruin will be getting a couple of chances to see them perform in Montreal and Toronto. Concert goers are sure to hear plenty of cuts from the band's 2013 debut, Run Fast.

04/04 Montreal, QC – Il Motore
04/05 Toronto, ON – Virgin Mobile Mod Club

Mac DeMarco

Gap-toothed pop-rocker Mac Demarco will be dropping by his old stomping grounds for a show at Montreal's SAT this week. With his third solo record Salad Days freshly on store shelves, fans will hear plenty of the record, plus more than likely many of his signature stage antics, which include the occasional bit of nudity. It's sure to be a show to remember.

04/06 Montreal, QC - SAT

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

American soul masters Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are bringing their music to the people this week when they stop into British Columbia and Manitoba for a series of shows. With Jones' chemotherapy over with and the new record Give the People What They Want finally out, the tour is in full swing; expect Canadian dates in Ottawa, Montreal, London and Toronto in June.

04/04 Victoria, BC – Alix Goolden Performance Hall
04/05 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/08 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre


Trash-pop trio Tweens will be playing a couple of shows this week in Montreal and Toronto. Both shows are sure to have all the energy the band packs on their new self-titled album, but the Toronto show doubles as the album's release, where fans can be the first to get their hands on the new record.

04/07 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Playhouse
04/08 Toronto, ON – The Silver Dollar Room

For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.