Neko Case, Gob and a Record Store Day Special in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Neko Case, Gob and a Record Store Day Special in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. As usual, each Thursday we'll be picking your best bets for gigging in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, with the dreams, hopes and intentions of extending our coverage to other concert-going cities and towns across Canada. This week we've actually added Calgary into the mix, which is just a taste of what's to come down the road. So, if you're in any of those three cities this weekend, take us up on our suggestions and see if we're right. This week we have a Record Store Day battle royale in Toronto, Gob rockin' their hometown and the lovely Neko Case in Montreal.

Calgary

Thursday, April 16
Cheap beer, "yummy hot dogs" and a diverse cast of colourful bands, especially Hazard Lights, who make glam cool again.

Sharp Ends
M Red
Hazard Lights
Puberty
$TBA at Tubby Dog

Vancouver

Friday, April 17
Anyone up for some numbskullery? Well, hometown heroes Gob have got it in full effect. "I want to jump in a lake!"

Gob
theset
Burn Hollywood Burn
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, April 18

Mr. Lif will no doubt preview his brand new album, I Heard It Today, for a night of politically peppered hip-hop.

Mr. Lif
$18 at Richard's On Richards

Toronto

Thursday, April 16
In case you weren't aware, tonight's Robyn Hitchcock show was cancelled. Doesn't matter though, because I'd say the best bet always was this noise-stacked triple-header, highlighted by the sludgy goodness of Toronto's METZ.

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METZ
Ray Price
Black Feelings
$10 at Lee's Palace

Friday, April 17
Tough night, as there's a lot to choose from. But I'd say go with Mark Sultan's (aka BBQ) righteous show, which comes with up-and-comers Box Elders, some friends of Jay Reatard's, who I championed last year.

BBQ
Box Elders
Pirate/Rock
City Sweethearts
$10 at Rancho Relaxo

Saturday, April 18
Seeing as it is Record Store Day, I think it goes without saying that Sonic Boom has the goods in more ways than one. And don't miss Little Girls!

Slim Twig
Lullabye Arkestra
SunParlour Players
Gentlemen Reg
Green Go
Hooded Fang
Steamboat
Little Girls
DJ Shit La Merde
$Free! at Sonic Boom

Montreal

Thursday, April 16
Neko Case. Need I say more?

Neko Case
$25 at La Tulipe

Friday, April 17
This is a pretty massive gathering of metal bands. Wow.

Lamb of God
Children of Bodom
As I Lay Dying
Municipal Waste
God Forbid
$40 at CEPSUM

Saturday, April 18
A nice trio of melodic and stylish indie rock, where I imagine Young Galaxy will preview their forthcoming album for Arts & Crafts.

Kill the Lights
Young Galaxy
Super Little
$TBA at Il Motore