METZ, Neil Young, Cold Specks, Sloan and Gallows Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

METZ, Neil Young, Cold Specks, Sloan and Gallows Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Colder weather is approaching, but that doesn't mean there aren't tons of awesome shows to attend, and here is a list of a few to check out this week in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, November 22
Ex-Black Wizard guitarist Johnny De Courcy plays with his band the Death Rangers at the Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, when they they will celebrate the release of their new full-length Johnny De Courcy and the Death Rangers. And there to lend some opening support are both Hallow Moon and Three Wolf Moon.

Johnny De Courcy
Hallow Moon
Three Wolf Moon
$8 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, November 23
The Pack A.D. will be rocking the Commodore Ballroom on Friday supporting last year's Unpersons LP. And as a big added bonus, like-minded acts No Sinner and the Ballantynes will also be on hand.

The Pack A.D.
No Sinner
The Ballantynes
$20 at Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, November 24
UK hardcore group Gallows released their self-titled album this year, and the first with Alexisonfire guitarist Wade MacNeil on lead vocals. Watch him take the stage with Gallows at the Rickshaw Theatre on Saturday, with Barn Burner and Baptists filling the opening slots.

Barn Burner
$15 at Rickshaw Theatre


Thursday, November 22
If you live in Calgary, you can catch Gallows at the Republik on Thursday, as the band will be making a stop there before heading out to Vancouver. For this show, the mighty Barn Burner will also be there to warm up the crowd.

Barn Burner
$16.50 at Republik

Friday, November 23 & Saturday, November 24
Making a return to Calgary, Cold Specks is playing two shows at Festival Hall this week. This Polaris Music Prize short-lister will definitely give you goosebumps as her powerful voice fills the room.

Cold Specks
$20 at Festival Hall

Saturday, November 24
Ottawa singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher makes it to the Gateway (hopefully not by bike) on Saturday. He'll be showcasing his latest album Mint Juleps, with Peter Katz also on hand to lend some opening support.

Jeremy Fisher
Peter Katz
$15 advance, $25 door at The Gateway


Thursday, November 22
Sloan reissued 1994's Twice Removed this year with a wealth of bonus material from the time. The band will play Twice Removed in its entirety on Thursday at the Phoenix Concert Theatre, followed by a set of hits and fan favourites from their other albums.

$26.50 at Phoenix Concert Theatre

Friday, November 23
Legendary rock band the Who are on their first North American tour in four years. The group will take the stage at the Air Canada Centre on Friday, when they'll set out to perform their iconic 1973 double album Quadrophenia and surely some of their greatest hits.

The Who
$37 to $127 atAir Canada Centre

Saturday, November 24
Metric and Stars have teamed up for a fall tour, as both have new albums to show off. Metric come with the addictive Synthetica, while Stars have The North. It's a double bill not be missed.

$34.50 to $49.50 at Air Canada Centre


Thursday, November 22
Toronto noise rock trio METZ will take over Il Motore on Thursday in support of their self-titled album. Also on the bill are Toronto art-punk group Absolutely Free and Montreal garage punkers Young Lungs.

Absolutely Free
Young Lungs
$10 advance, $15 door at Il Motore

Friday, November 23
Neil Young & Crazy Horse continue to take their Psychedelic Pill on the road. This time the legend will play the Bell Centre on Friday, along with Patti Smith and the Sadies.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Patti Smith
The Sadies
$68 to $201 at Bell Centre

Saturday, November 24
Beatmaker AraabMuzik will party it up at the Societe Des Arts Technologiques on Saturday. Come wobble and head-bob as everyone loses their shit on the dancefloor.

Samo Sound Boy
Rilly Guilty
$20 at Societe Des Arts Technologiques