Skrillex, Soundgarden, Madchild, XXYYXX and Hot Water Music Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Skrillex, Soundgarden, Madchild, XXYYXX and Hot Water Music Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As the coldest month of the year comes to an end, why not warm up at one of Canada's venues while you take in a rad show? Find our list of must-see concerts in Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Toronto below.


Friday, January 25
After a a bit of a sabbatical, Swollen Members' Madchild is back on tour to promote his debut album Dope Sick with support from Ghost and Matt Brevner. The album was written after the rapper hit an all time low and decided to kick an addiction, so you can expect this to be a revealing and emotive performance.

Matt Brevner
$20 at Commodore Ballroom

Friday, January 25
Winnipeg folkies Portage & Main grace the Biltmore Cabaret stage this Friday with opening acts from White Ash Falls and Rob Butterfield. Expect songs from their second and newest album, Never Had The Time.

Portage & Main
White Ash Falls
Rob Butterfield
$10 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Sunday, January 27
Early last year, young experimental producer XXYYXX released his self-titled album to great acclaim. Now, he's finally hitting the road. The downtempo electronic composer will also be touring with Cyril Hahn, Cam Dales, Headspace, and Kline.

Cyril Hahn
Cam Dales
$12 at Fortune Sound Club


Saturday, January 26
Up and coming Montreal house producer Jacques Greene has been stirring up quite a buzz lately, especially with some of the remixes he has done for artists like Katy B and Radiohead. Get soothed by his hazy house beats with some R&B influence at the Hifi Club this Saturday.

Jacques Greene
$10 at the Hifi Club

Wednesday, January 30
Veteran hip-hop producer Just Blaze has teamed up with trap producer Bauuer as they prepare to launch their Big League Tour. Just Blaze has worked with dozens of high-profile artists (Jay-Z, Kanye, Talib Kweli) so this will definitely be a lively party. Listen to new track "Higher" by Bauuer and Just Blaze for a taste of what's to come.

Just Blaze and Bauuer
$25 at Commonwealth Bar & Stage


Friday, January 25
Grunge rockers Soundgarden have made a huge comeback with their newest album King Animal, and are hitting the Sound Academy two nights in a row to give their Toronto fans a double dose of flannel.

$68 at the Sound Academy

Friday, January 25
Although Julie Doiron is living in New Brunswick, the indie folk mainstay wanted to celebrate the release of her album So Many Days in Toronto, since she wrote many of the songs while she was living here.

Julie Doiron (CD Release)
$15 advance, $18 door at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, January 26
The slow-burning electronic musician brings the haze to Holy Trinity Church this Saturday, bringing a touch of divinity to his already otherworldly productions.

White Rabbit
Quality Ctrl
$20 at Holy Trinity


Thursday, January 24
Wobbly dubstep man Skrillex is taking his production to the road once again before the return of his Full Flex Express Tour this summer. He's teamed up with Alvin Risk this time around, in support of new EP Leaving.

Alvin Risk
$51.50 at New City Gas

Monday, January 28
Hot Water Music has been super busy with the release of their new album Exister and are known to sell out almost every show they play, so get your ticket ASAP! Opening acts include La Dispute and the Menzingers.

Hot Water Music
La Dispute
The Menzingers
$22 at Olympia De Montreal