Published Sep 26, 2013For those of you who don't care for overly large crowds, fall brings that refreshing time of year when musicians leave behind the grandiose stages of the outdoor summer festival circuit and get back into the local clubs and venues. Check out the latest edition of our Can't Miss Concerts series to stay on top of the best shows coming to your city. Below, we've listed some of the most anticipated concerts for the week of September 26 - October 2.
Toronto hardcore punks Cancer Bats are about to embark on their Double Headed Bat Madness tour. Beginning the Canadian portion of the tour in Victoria, BC and heading eastward, the band will be supported by their alter ego, Black Sabbath tribute band Bat Sabbath.
9/30 Victoria, BC - Club 9ONE9
10/1 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
10/2 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
On the heels of their solid debut release Perpetual Surrender Toronto synth-pop group DIANA kick off a series of Canadian shows with a pair of dates in Montreal and Toronto, the former being part of Pop Montreal.
9/25 Montreal, QC - Sala Rossa
9/26 Toronto, On - The Great Hall
Indie rock outfit Hollerado have recently set out on an extensive North American tour in support of this year's excellent White Paint. Before the band make the trek across the Prairies and head out west, they're making a few stops in Ontario, including upcoming performances in Waterloo and London.
9/26 Waterloo, ON - Starlight Social Lounge
9/27 London, ON - Call The Office
Back in April, Montreal shoegazers No Joy released their critically acclaimed sophomore LP Wait to Pleasure. The band are currently touring the album's "doomgazer pop" across Canada and the U.S., hitting Calgary and Vancouver before heading south of border.
9/29 Calgary, AB - The Gateway (Sait)
10/2 Vancouver, BC - The Media Club
One of Canada's biggest annual music festivals, Pop Montreal, officially gets underway on September 25. For the 12th instalment of the five-day festival, venues across Montreal will play host to more than 600 artists including The-Dream, the Dodos, Local Natives and many more.
9/25-9 Montreal, QC - Multiple venues
Finally, from record producer to R&B singer to prolific pop ghostwriter, it seems as though Terius Nash, aka The-Dream, can do it all. Catch the endlessly ambitious artist as he plays a pair of Canadian dates at Olympia de Montreal for the Pop Montreal festival and at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom.
9/27 Montreal, QC - L'Olympia
9/29 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
To check out even more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s new Concert Listings.