Odd Future, the Magnetic Fields, Bend Sinister and Van Halen Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Odd Future, the Magnetic Fields, Bend Sinister and Van Halen Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As always, Exclaim! has compiled a list of the best bets in live music this week across Canada. If you're looking for something to do, head out to one of these Can't Miss Concerts in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.

Vancouver

Thursday, March 15
San Francisco folk pop outfit Vetiver are taking their live show up the West Coast to Vancouver on Thursday evening. Still touring in support of last year's The Errant Charm, the band will have everyone bopping along to their mix of folk and indie pop. They are joined by Vancouver's White Ash Falls, featuring former members of Red Cedar (who obviously have a thing for trees in band names).

Vetiver
White Ash Falls
$15 at Electric Owl

Saturday, March 17
Controversial Florida death metal band Deicide will take over the Rickshaw Theatre on Saturday night. For anyone who wants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some good old Satanic rock, this is where you'll want to be. Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne fill out the bill for what will definitely be a heavy night of music.

Deicide
Jungle Rot
Abigail Williams
Lecherous Nocturne
$30 advance, $35 door at Rickshaw Theatre

Sunday, March 18
The Magnetic Fields just released Love at the Bottom of the Sea and are hitting the road in support of the new record. The indie rock favourites, led by Stephin Merritt, will surely charm the audience with their quirky blend of folk and synthesized pop tunes. Portland's Holcombe Waller will be opening with a set of his unique baroque pop.

The Magnetic Fields
Holcombe Waller
$32.50 at the Vogue Theatre

Calgary

Thursday, March 15
A couple nights before Deicide's stop in Vancouver, they will be playing at Calgary's Republik. With the same lineup of openers in store, Jungle Rot, Abigail Williams and Lecherous Nocturne will be on hand to help deliver hard-hitting sets of metal.

Deicide
Jungle Rot
Abigail Williams
Lecherous Nocturne
$30 advance, $35 door at Republik

Friday, March 16
Vancouver-based indie prog outfit Bend Sinister just dropped a brand new EP entitled On My Mind, marking the band's first new output since 2008. For fans who have been waiting for a while to see these guys live again, they'll be in Calgary on Friday night. Check out the show to get a taste of how their sound has evolved and listen to some old favourites too.

Bend Sinister
$TBA door at the Gateway

Toronto

Thursday, March 15
Hip-hop collective Odd Future can always be counted on to stir up controversy and the troupe will be returning to Toronto for a show at the Sound Academy this weekend. It will be a rowdy one, but fans should get a glimpse from the upcoming OF Tape Vol. 2, which drops next week.

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
$35 door at Sound Academy

Friday, March 16
Vancouver indie popsters Hey Ocean! will be releasing their latest album Is this month and will be bringing the new tunes on the road as they pass through Toronto on Friday. With a band description that states, "We like to make people feel good," this group are sure to brighten everyone's mood when they take the stage at Lee's Palace.

Hey Ocean!
$15 door at Lee's Palace

Saturday, March 17
Eighties favourites Van Halen just released a new record in February and will be gracing the stage at the ACC this weekend. Fronted once again by David Lee Roth, fans will want to forgo any St. Patrick's Day celebrations to see this show.

Van Halen
$70 to $170 at Air Canada Centre

Montreal

Thursday, March 15
A couple nights before their stop in Toronto, hair metal vets Van Halen will be taking over the Bell Centre in Montreal. With David Lee Roth at the forefront and Eddie Van Halen's kid on bass, this should be an entertaining lineup to see.

Van Halen
$68.50 to $155.50 at Bell Centre