Mastodon, Jazmine Sullivan and Humans Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Mastodon, Jazmine Sullivan and Humans Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
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Wondering which of your favourite artists are in town this week? Our Can't Miss Concerts picks from April 16 to 22 feature a wide selection of amazing live acts that will be making across the country in the coming days; check them out below and then head over to our complete Concert Listings for even more.

Jazmine Sullivan

R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan recently returned from her five-year hiatus with her latest album, Reality Show, and is now taking the set on a tour across North America. Sullivan will be making a single Canadian stop this week in Toronto, so be sure to catch her pop-infused melodies when she drops by.

04/22/2015 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Gorguts

Technical death metal mainstays Gorguts will be headlining this Saturday (April 18) at the Nothing Is Heavy three-year anniversary showcase in Vancouver. Following the band's reformation in 2009, the group released their incredible comeback album, Colored Sands in 2013, incorporating new, dynamic elements into their already crushing sound. You can expect this weekend's set list to draw heavily from said album, but older favourites are also bound to be in the mix.

04/18/2015 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

Caribou

Electronic producer Dan Snaith (a.k.a. Caribou) will be wrapping up his stretch of Canadian dates this week with one last show in Calgary. The tour is in support of his most recent release, Our Love, which features a number of fun, dance-y tracks that make for an exciting live show.

04/16/2015 Calgary, AB – Flames Central

Leaf Rapids

Manitoba duo Leaf Rapids are taking their debut album, Lucky Stars on a stretch of dates across the Prairies. With lyrics inspired by the Canadian wilderness and layered vocal melodies backed by theremins, fiddles and banjos, Keri and Devin Latimer take a fresh approach to their brand of alternative country music.

04/17/2015 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre
04/18/2015 Forget, SK – The Happy Nun Café & Music
04/19/2015 Regina, SK – The Club
04/20/2015 Saskatoon, SK – The Hayloft
04/21/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room
04/22/2015 Edmonton, AB – Catch The Keys House

Humans

British Columbia-based electronic duo Humans are finishing up their string of home-province dates this week with two more shows in Victoria and Cumberland. You can expect to hear more than a few tracks from their latest release, Noontide, which features a number of upbeat pop-influenced tracks that have had crowds at previous shows on their feet and dancing.

04/17/2015 Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
04/18/2015 Cumberland, BC – The Waverly Hotel

Mastodon

Sludge-y progressive metal unit Mastodon will be rolling through the Great White North this week for a stretch of dates alongside fellow rockers Clutch. The band are touring in support of last year's LP, Once More 'Round The Sun, which featured psychedelic and rock n' roll influences alongside their usual metallic riff-slinging. Our review of their performance in Toronto last year found the band playing in the midst of a dazzling laser-light show that had the audience's attention from start to finish.

04/17/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
04/18/2015 Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
04/19/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Expo Centre
04/21/2015 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall

Strung Out

Veteran SoCal punks Strung Out are headed East through the Prairies this week, playing a number of shows in support of their most recent record, Transmission.Alpha.Delta., released last month via Fat Wreck Chords. The band incorporate hard rock and metallic influences into their music, often employing blistering drums and riffs in combination with soaring choruses in many of their songs.

04/16/2015 Calgary, AB – Republik
04/17/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
04/18/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Louis' Pub
04/19/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid

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