Sandro Perri, SBTRKT, Real Estate, Dan Mangan and Noel Gallagher Lead Our Can't Miss Concerts

Sandro Perri, SBTRKT, Real Estate, Dan Mangan and Noel Gallagher Lead Our Can't Miss Concerts
Kick off the month of November by heading out to see some live music. Exclaim! has filtered down the choices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal for your best concert bets this week.


Friday, November 4
Evan Dando's Lemonheads may have gone through too many lineup changes to count, but their 1992 album It's a Shame About Ray has remained in tact and will be played in its entirety on Friday at Vancouver's Biltmore Cabaret. Support comes from the Shining Twins and New Zealand's Street Chant.

The Lemonheads
The Shining Twins
Street Chant
$13 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, November 5
West Coast popster Adaline just released her debut album Modern Romantics, featuring Hawksley Workman on guitar, so why not catch her live while things are still fresh? She will be sharing the bill with In Medias Res and Rococode, for what will be a great showcase of BC talent.

In Medias Res
$15 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Tuesday, November 8
New Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based indie rockers Real Estate just released their sophomore album Days and will be performing a set of lively, sometimes bordering on jam band-esque poppy rock tunes. Also hailing from New Jersey, Big Troubles will fill the role of opening act.

Real Estate
Big Troubles
$13 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Friday, November 4
With his Oh Fortune Canadian tour winding down, Dan Mangan is heading west towards his hometown of Vancouver, but first makes a stop in Calgary on Friday evening. Sure to wow crowds with his melancholic indie folk, Mangan isn't the only act worth catching. The Crackling (consisting of members of Mangan's live band) and Wisconsin trio the Daredevil Christopher Wright will be getting the crowds primed for Mangan's headlining set.

Dan Mangan
The Daredevil Christopher Wright
The Crackling
$27.50 at MacEwan Ballroom

Saturday, November 5
Calgary's own Chad VanGaalen will be playing a show in his hometown this weekend. He recently informed us that he currently has 11 albums in the works -- several of which just got released on cassette -- so the audience could be treated to some new material, in addition to that from this year's Diaper Island. Like-minded singer-songwriter Jon McKiel will open the night.

Chad VanGaalen
Jon McKiel
$27.50 at Central United Church


Thursday, November 3
TAR Magazine will be launching one of its bi-annual issues this weekend with a special concert at Toronto's Forgetus Collective. The lineup stars Montreal's Da Pink Noise, as well as Toronto acts Rituals, Beliefs and Elsa. Head on over to this unique venue for a great night of music.

TAR Magazine Launch Party
$TBA at Forgetus Collective

Thursday, November 3
London, UK producer and DJ SBTRKT has helped ring in the new wave of dubstup with fellow Brits like James Blake and Katy B, and he'll be bringing his live show to Toronto on Thursday evening. Riding the success of his self-titled debut album, SBTRKT is sure to put on an enigmatic and entertaining performance. Providence, RI rapper AraabMUZIK will be opening.

$27.50 at the Hoxton

Friday, November 4 to Sunday, November 6
Luke Doucet knows what he's talking about when it comes to guitars. Along with being a session musician for singers like Chantal Kreviazuk and Sarah McLachlan, he fronts his own band Luke Doucet and the White Falcon (named after his guitar). So, it makes sense that he's curating this weekend's Sleepwalk Guitar Festival featuring acts like J Mascis, Richard Lloyd, the Sadies, Colin James and Doucet's collaborator and wife Melissa McClelland.

Sleepwalk Guitar Festival
$25 to $75 at Great Hall

Monday, November 7 / Tuesday, November 8
Former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher will be taking the stage at Massey Hall for two nights as he celebrates the release of his debut solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The British rocker previously stated that he would be including Oasis songs in his solo sets, so regardless of what Oasis fans think of the new record, they're sure to get some of the lads' classics too.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
The Hours
$39.50 to $99.50 at Massey Hall


Friday, November 4
Folk songstress Charlotte Cornfield's debut record Two Horses dropped earlier this year and now she's making her way across Canada, stopping in her current hometown of Montreal to play with the Youjsh and former Canadian Idol singer Theresa Sokyrka.

Charlotte Cornfield
The Youjsh
Theresa Sokyrka
$5 at La Sala Rossa

Saturday, November 5
Toronto's Sandro Perri has a knack for crossing genre boundaries with his various projects like Polmo Polpo and Glissandro 70. But he's back with a new album under his own name, and with the favourable attention that Impossible Spaces has been getting, this is the perfect opportunity to catch him in concert. Fellow Torontonian Ryan Driver will open the show.

Sandro Perri
Ryan Driver
$10 advance, $12 door at Casa Del Popolo

Sunday, November 6
In the past, jazzy Chicago rockers the Sea and Cake have toured with Broken Social Scene and they've selected Winnipeg darlings Imaginary Cities to open for them later this fall. For now, though, they'll be playing for fans in Montreal in support of their latest album The Moonlight Butterfly. Brokeback will open for the Sea and Cake.

The Sea and Cake
$13 advance, $15 door at La Sala Rossa