Peaches, Sturgill Simpson and Heavy MTL Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Peaches, Sturgill Simpson and Heavy MTL Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Amy Ray
There may be only one month left in summer, but there's still plenty of time to catch some electrifying live music across our great nation. As such, we've rounded up another week of Can't Miss Concerts from August 4 to 10, including the Tragically Hip's farewell tour, the boundary-pushing country soul of Sturgill Simpson and the two-day mosh pit that is Heavy MTL. If you're still thirsting for more, be sure check out our complete Concert Listings for many more must-see concerts and events.
 

Jay Arner 

Bashful indie rock talent Jay Arner hit a home run this year with Jay II, an excellent mixture of traditional alternative and Krautrock with lyrics as sharp and slick as its guitar hooks. It's introvert music you can dance to. Come see what all the fuss is about at one of the dates below.

08/04/2016 Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien
08/05/2016 Ottawa, ON – Pressed
08/06/2016 Toronto, ON - Monarch Tavern
08/08/2016 Sudbury, ON – The Townehouse

Julie Doiron

Julie Doiron is a busy woman. The Moncton singer-songwriter just released a knockout of a debut record with East Coast indie rock supergroup Weird Lines last month, and now she's embarking on a solo tour. No bother: Doiron has coloured the sound of many, but has been defined by none; she truly shines by herself.
 
08/04/2016 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee's
08/06/2016 Thunder Bay, ON – The Apollo
08/07/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
08/10/2016 Calgary, AB – Broken City

Edmonton Folk Fest
 
Looking for something to chill you out during this stressful, painfully humid last month of summer? Edmonton Folk Fest is here to restore peaceful vibes to prairie worrywarts. Topping the bill this year are the Tallest Man on Earth, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and the Barr Brothers. It's the perfect cast to restore your summer sanity.
 
08/04-07/2016 Edmonton, AB – Gallagher Park

Heavy MTL

Heavy MTL returns this year for three days of moshing, mayhem and, above all, metal in Montreal. Leading the charge are nu-metal champions Disturbed, bone-crushing pachyderms Mastodon and groove metal marauders Five Finger Death Punch. It's gonna get loud.

08/06-07/2016 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival
 
Music fans on the East Coast can look forward to the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival this week. The summer shindig features a wide array of local talent, from the Dardanelles to Amelia Curran. Besides, you might just catch the next big folk sensation.

08/05-07/2016 St John's, NL – Bannerman Park
 
Skeletonwitch
 
If you're not around to catch them Heavy MTL, Ohio death metallers Skeletonwitch are primed to deliver two days of punishing grooves, pounding drums and throat-searing vocals in just a couple of hours as they rocket through Quebec and Ontario this week. Check them out at one of the dates below.

08/04/2016 Quebec City, QC – L'Anti
08/05/2016 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
08/06/2016 Montreal, QC – Katacombes
08/08/2016 London, ON – Rum Runners
08/09/2016 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
 
Peaches

Peaches returned last year with Rub, her brashest record to date. Now, the electro-pop queen is set to team up with the Hidden Cameras for what will surely be a wild and raunchy hometown affair. Find out what else is in the teaches of Peaches in Toronto this week.
 
08/04/2016 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall 

Sturgill Simpson
 
Sturgill Simpson repurposed country music for a new generation this year with his excellent LP, A Sailor's Guide to Earth. In particular, he went back to go forward, infusing classic soul and rock with his vintage outlaw sound to create what is one of the best country records of the year so far. Let the Kentucky singer-songwriter convince you at one of the dates below.
 
08/04/2016 Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
08/05/2016 London, ON – London Music Hall
08/06/2016 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
08/07/2016 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

The Tragically Hip
 
The Tragically Hip's farewell tour rolls on this week, making stops in Winnipeg, London and Toronto. If you've never had the chance to pay your respects to one of Canada's greatest musical exports, now is the time. Check them out at one of the dates below.

08/05/2016 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
08/08/2016 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens
08/10/2016 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
 
White Lung
 
White Lung returned with another rollicking, revolutionary punk record with Paradise. Now they're on the road, with two stops in the Prairies scheduled for this week. If driving drums and razor-sharp guitar leads are your cup of tea, this band is for you.

08/08/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
08/10/2016 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar and Stage

 
Head to Exclaim!'s full Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.