MGMT, Counterparts and Machinedrum Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

MGMT, Counterparts and Machinedrum Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
December has arrived, so be sure to squeeze in as many shows as you can before heading home for the holidays. As always, we've listed some of the best shows headed your way for the week of December 5-11 in the latest edition of our Can't Miss Concerts series. Check it out below and come back every Thursday for the latest Canadian concert listings.


Counterparts' guitarist Alex Re recently announced that he'll be playing his last show with the band in their hometown of Hamilton on December 6. Replacement guitarist Adrian Lee will be filling in for Re for their remaining tour dates in 2013.

12/6 Hamilton, ON - The Underground
12/7 Ottawa, ON - Montgomery Legion

High On Fire

Bay Area stoner-metal crew High On Fire are the midst of a North American tour with like-minded Norwegian punks Kvelertak. The band hit Calgary and Vancouver before heading back to the States to wrap up the tour.

12/5 Calgary, AB - Republik
12/7 Vancouver, BC - The Venue

Lindi Ortega

Honky-tonk-inspired songstress Lindi Ortega wraps up her extensive 2013 touring schedule this month with shows in Guelph and Kingston. Ortega won't be taking much of a break, however, as she heads to Europe early next year.

12/5 Guelph, ON - Van Gogh's Ear
12/7 Kingston, ON - The Grad Club


Electronic producer Machinedrum recently relocated to Berlin and signed to the legendary Ninja Tune record label for latest LP Vapor City. This week, Machinedrum has returned to our side of the pond for a number of North American shows, including one at Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club.

12/5 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club


Psychedelic rock weirdos MGMT have moved away from the straightforward synth-pop of their first record on their most recent self-titled third LP. Catch Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser as they head north of border for a pair of dates in Toronto and Montreal.

12/7 Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
12/9 Montreal, QC - Metropolis

No Joy

Finally, following a stint in Europe, shoegaze duo No Joy hit the Garrison in Toronto before finishing off their tour with a hometown gig at Montreal's il Motore. They will be accompanied in Montreal by Swedish punks Holograms.

12/6 Toronto, ON - The Garrison
12/7 Montreal, QC - Il Motore

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