Published May 23, 2013Victoria Day weekend may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean the good times have to end. As spring comes to a close, keep the party rocking by checking out Exclaim!'s must-see show picks for the week of May 23-29.
Indie-folk songwriter Michael Feuerstack recently shed his long-running Snailhouse moniker for his new album, Tambourine Death Bed. One thing that hasn't changed is his relentless appetite for unique, globe-trotting performances. Catch Feuerstack as he brings his solo experience to Ontario and Quebec for a string of dates on his current mini-tour.
5/23 Toronto, ON - The Piston
5/24 London, ON - APK
5/25 Ottawa, ON - Raw Sugar Cafe
5/26 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo
Langford, BC native and sometimes Swollen Members collaborator Moka Only strolls into Edmonton for an inclusive solo performance in support of 2012's Airport 6 LP.
5/25 Edmonton, AB - Brixx Bar & Grill
The Rolling Stones
Decrepit blues-rockers the Rolling Stones dust off their guitars for a slot at Toronto's Air Canada Centre as part of their 50th anniversary world tour. Those lucky (and wealthy) enough to score tickets should look out for the Cawthra Park Secondary School Chamber Choir from neighbouring Mississauga, who recently won a contest to help sing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at the show.
5/25 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
Icelandic post-rock ambassadors Sigur Rós come to Burnaby, BC for the sole Canadian stop on their current world tour. Catch the atmospheric rockers perform cuts off their upcoming Kveikur LP, in what is surely their ideal performance space: a giant wildlife area filled with stoners.
5/27 Burnaby, BC - Deer Lake Park
Poor Young Things
Toronto indie-rockers Poor Young Things ride through Ontario in support of their new album The Heart. The Head. The End. this week as openers for East Coast rock outfit Gloryhound.
5/23 Guelph, ON - E-Bar
5/24 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog Tavern
5/25 Toronto, ON - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
5/28 London, ON - APK Live
New-wave crooner Twin Shadow (George Lewis Jr.) brings his confessional boogie rock to Vancouver for an intimate performance as part of the aptly titled "True Story Tour," with Lewis and his father (yes, you read that correctly) getting up to tell a unique true story to the audience as part of each show.
5/28 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
British downtempo three-piece The xx arrive in Vancouver for one of the more low-key performances on their current festival-hopping world tour. Catch the minimalist art-schoolers at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as they perform cuts off 2012 sophomore Coexist, and look out for the crew as they head to Toronto and Montreal early next month for a pair of shows with Grizzly Bear.
5/24 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sonic mastermind Trevor Powers brings Youth Lagoon's intimate psychedelia to Vancouver's Venue for a stop in support of his new Wondrous Bughouse LP.
5/23 Vancouver, BC - Venue
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s new Concert Listings.