Shout Out Louds, Buzzcocks, Fucked Up and Gaslamp Killer Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Shout Out Louds, Buzzcocks, Fucked Up and Gaslamp Killer Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we have dug through the mass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Thursday, May 13
When they're not beefing with Stars and writing op-ed's about Arizona immigration policies, Fucked Up are a band that likes live action. Case in point: their seemingly never-ending touring, which finally finds them back in Vancity. So stop in and get all sweaty and stuff.

Fucked Up
Healthy Students
$16 at Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, May 14
After playing Montreal and Toronto, slick Swedish popsters Shout Out Louds are hitting the coast. As we wrote in our review of the TO stop, "Shout Out Louds are giving Phoenix a run for their money as one of the most likable bands around," and we're going to stick by that.

Shout Out Louds
$22.50 at Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, May 15
Out supporting this year's The Winter of Mixed Drinks, raw, confessional Scottish folk rockers Frightened Rabbit are coming to town to get you all emotional with their rousing anthems. The show's sold out, but you never know...

Frightened Rabbit
Maps & Atlases
Our Brother the Native
$14 at Biltmore Cabaret


Friday, May 14
Check out Canuck punk vets SNFU this weekend and watch the energetic front-man known as Mr. Chi Pig tear up the stage. Also, don't miss opening metal Vancouver band Savannah, who are touring all over Canada during the next month.

The Turrettes
The Bloody Hells
$10 at The Distillery Pub

Saturday, May 15
Singer-songwriter Ryan Bourne is releasing his new album this weekend at the White House. What can you expect at this record release party? According to Facebook, get ready for a bake sale, beer and cocktails at cheap prices, and s'mores. Who can say no to that?

Ryan Bourne
No More Shapes
Shane Ghostkeeper
Pay what you can at the White House (06 Memorial Dr NW)

Sunday, May 16
Hannah Georgas is slowly becoming a big name in Canadian music and this is your chance to check her out. She just released her catchy new album This Is Good. You might leave the show with a song stuck in your head for the next few days.

Hannah Georgas
Collen Brown
David Vertesi
$15/$18 at door at Communitea Cafe


Friday, May 14
Any fans of hardcore should not pass up the chance to see Toronto's Fucked Up. If you have never seen this band, you have to go check them out. Front-man Damian Abraham's stage presence and energy is enough of a reason to go.

Fucked Up
No Problem
$16 at Avenue Theatre

Saturday, May 15
Before heading to Calgary, Exclaim!'s May cover star Hannah Georgas is paying Edmonton a visit. And trust us, she's going to get songs stuck in your head.

Hannah Georgas
Collen Brown
David Vertesi
$12 at Brixx Bar & Grill


Friday, May 14
Left-field beat maker and Flying Lotus's BFF, Gaslamp Killer, is bringing his abstract electronics and heady atmospheres to the Wrong Bar. Preemptive THC indulgence isn't required, but it is recommended.

Gaslamp Killer
$12.50 at Wrong Bar

Saturday, May 15
The supertrio known as Them Crooked Vultures are keeping their live roadshow going. And with a new Foo Fighters record in the pipeline, we have a feeling this might be one of the last shows for a while, so catch them while you can.

Them Crooked Vultures
$19.50-$59.50 at Air Canada Centre

Sunday, May 16
Following the recent release of his genre-mashing project, Li(f)e, which roped in members of Califone, Death Cab for Cutie and the dearly departed Sparklehorse, rap eccentric Sage Francis is putting his record to the test onstage. Who knows? Maybe if we're lucky one of those indie-rockin' guests will make an appearance.

Sage Francis
Free Moral Agents
B Dolan
$22.50 at the Opera House


Thursday, May 13
Believe it or not, long-running Ottawa indie Kelp Records is turning 16 years old in 2010. So to celebrate, the label is throwing some birthday bashes, one which is this Montreal stop with much-loved cult folkie Bill Fox.

Bill Fox
Andrew Vincent
Beaver Sheppard
$10 at Le Cagibi

Friday, May 14
Now that their Below the Belt has hit the shops, hard-rockin' Canucks Danko Jones are doing the live thing. You like your rock with a set of balls, right?

Danko Jones
$TBA at Le Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

Tuesday, May 18
Okay, we've been excited about this one for a while: seminal British punks Buzzcocks are out playing their first two classic LPs, Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Love Bites, in their entirety. Seriously, how could this be anything but awesome.

$TBA at Le National