Published Sep 25, 2014This week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts, for September 26 to October 1, is loaded with performances across the country from a bevy of seriously impressive singer-songwriters. Plan your concert-going week with our choices for this week below, and check our complete Concert Listings for more.
Dream pop duo Beach House have mapped out a trip across the northern part of the continent on their "Northern Exposure Tour." Largely made up of performances in Canada, fans will have a chance to see their live show across the counrty. Catch them at the Starlite Room on September 26 in Edmonton before they head east to the prairies and beyond into next month.
09/26 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Billy Bragg looks to round out his month-long Tooth and Nail Tour on Canada's east coast. Catch the man on his final two tour dates at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on September 25 in Halifax and the Holy Heart Theatre on September 27 in St. Johns.
09/25 Halifax, NS – Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
09/27 St. Johns, NL – Holy Heart Theatre
Toronto singer-songwriter Jennifer Castle returned this year with Pink City, following up her acclaimed 2011 effort Castlemusic. A record about the influence of love, nature and interaction with others, the collection of tracks provides a clear look into her life and the world around her. Listeners will have the chance to experience these songs for themselves on September 25, when Castle takes the stage at the Great Hall in Toronto.
09/25 Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
Canadian roots-rock veteran Fred Eaglesmith is known for his relentless tour schedules, having played over 270 shows in 2013. Having toured around the province of Ontario in September, he'll make his way out to Winnipeg to start the month of October with a performance at the Park Theatre with more dates out west to follow.
10/01 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre
Having returned from a number of dates out west, Toronto punks Fucked Up are back in town for a pair of back-to-back hometown dates at the Horseshoe Tavern. Supporting their latest record, Glass Boys, the band will have support from New Fries and Vag Halen on the September 26 date, while Alvvays and S.H.I.T. are on hand for the September 27 performance.
09/26 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
09/27 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
Ottawa indie folk singer-songwriter Kalle Mattson has become quite the decorated artist in his relatively young career. Having been named SOCAN's Songwriter of the Year this year, his 2014 record Someday, the Moon Will Be Gold was named the Northern Ontario Music Awards' Album of the Year and received a long list nomination for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Mattson will bring the record to western Canada for two dates, playing the International Beer Haus & Stage in Red Deer, Alberta on September 25 and the Jasper Legion in Jasper, Alberta on September 26.
09/25 Red Deer, AB – International Beer Haus & Stage
09/26 Jasper, AB – Jasper Legion
Old Crow Medicine Show
Known primarily for their co-written country anthem "Wagon Wheel," Virginia's Old Crow Medicine Show released their ninth studio record, Remedy, this past summer. Their first recording following the departure of founding member Willie Watson is full of energy and quality songwriting. Making only one stop in Canada on their current trip up the west coast of North America, the Americana string band can be seen at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on September 28.
09/28 Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum Theatre
Owen Pallett is in high demand these days, with another Polaris Music Prize shortlist nomination under his belt for this year's In Conflict. This week, Pallett takes a trip to Ottawa for a performance in Canada's capital at the National Arts Centre Studio. The opportunity to witness Pallett's tasteful instrumental arrangements in an intimate setting is not one that should be passed up.
09/27 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Studio)
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