The National, Pack A.D., Aerosmith, Against Me! and D-Sisive Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

The National, Pack A.D., Aerosmith, Against Me! and D-Sisive Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Well, it's Thursday, which means Exclaim! has dug through the Canadian concert listings to bring you Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Thursday, September 9
Brooklyn, NY-based indie rockers the National will play the Malkin Bowl with special guests, upright piano fans the Walkmen. Get your tickets quick, as the second show on September 10 is already sold-out.

The National
The Walkmen
$44.25 at the Malkin Bowl.

Friday, September 10
The Noise Tour, featuring Comeback Kid and hardcore legends Madball, comes to the Rickshaw Theatre on Friday. A Wilhelm Scream, Living with Lions and Devil in Me will also be rocking the Rickshaw stage.

Comeback Kid
Through the Noise Tour
$20 at the Rickshaw Theatre

Saturday, September 11
Stars on the rise, the Gaslight Anthem bring their cool folk-punk sound to the Commodore Ballroom, with support from the Menzingers and Fake Problems. The Gaslight Anthem, featured on the July cover of Exclaim!, are touring in support of their third album, American Slang.

The Gaslight Anthem
The Menzingers
Fake Problems
$27.50 at the Commodore Ballroom


Thursday, September 9
Vancouver, BC rockers the Pack A.D. will play Broken City tonight with Young Rival as their support. The Pack A.D., who can count garage rock, pop, punk and blues as their musical influences, will play in support of their third album, We Kill Computers.

The Pack A.D.
Young Rival
$10 to $13 at Broken City

Friday, September 10
Big names, big venue. Aerosmith, with very special guest Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, will rock the Pengrowth Saddledome this Friday. Their Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock tour will take them to South America and Europe as well. Tickets are, of course, pricey, but well worth it if you are a fan of these legendary bands.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
$71.75 at Pengrowth Saddledome


Friday, September 10
Pop-infused reggae always brings a feel-good time with it. If that's your bag, then check out Mississauga, ON natives Ill Scarlett this Friday at the Taphouse in Edmonton. Their fourth and most recent album, 1UP!, features catchy single "Take It For Granted."

Ill Scarlett
$20.50 at the Taphouse

Tuesday, September 14
California natives and seasoned punk rockers, Pennywise will play the Edmonton Event Centre this Tuesday. The rockers were pivotal to the punk revival of the '90s. Riverboat Gamblers, Authority Zero and Big Wig provide support.

Riverboat Gamblers
Authority Zero
Big Wig
$27.50 at the Edmonton Event Centre


Friday, September 10
Three-piece electronic outfit the Glitch Mob bring their sounds to the Mod Club on Friday, with support from Marty Party. Their first full-length album, Drink The Sea, features hip-hop-infused lead single "Drive It Like You Stole It."

The Glitch Mob
$15 at the Mod Club

Saturday, September 11
Florida punks Against Me! bring their tour to the Sound Academy this Saturday, with openers the Flatliners and Young Livers. The tour is in support of their 2010 album, White Crosses, and is sure to be a pleaser to all the "teenage anarchists."

Against Me!
$29.50 at the Sound Academy

Saturday, September 11
Night three of Make a Scene TIFF celebrations at the Drake brings us a showcase of Canadian hip-hop by the Paquin Agency. The rising and impressive Canadian hip-hop scene has much to say and artists D-Sisive and Bishop Brigante will be on stage showing us what they've got.

Bishop Brigante
$10 at the Drake Hotel


Saturday, September 11
Montreal native Martha Wainwright plays the Theatre Outremont this Saturday in support of her most recent release, 2009 live album Sans Fusils, Ni Souliers, à Paris: Martha Wainwright's Piaf Record, which honours legendary singer Edith Piaf.

Martha Wainwright
$27.50 to $35 at Theatre Outremont

Saturday, September 11
Les Cowboys Fringants (or the Frisky Cowboys) will play Le National theatre this Saturday with all their folk rock goodness. The Quebec cult phenomenon are gaining a loyal underground following in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Don't miss this show!

Les Cowboys Fringants
$24.83 at Le National