Sloan, Big Sean, Julie Doiron & the Wrong Guys, and Mono Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Sloan, Big Sean, Julie Doiron & the Wrong Guys, and Mono Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Fall is around the corner but that doesn't mean there still aren't plenty of great live concerts to look forward to. But be sure to make the most of the few summer days remaining and check some of the great concerts happening in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, September 13
It might not quite be the weekend yet but be sure not to miss Canadian pop punk vets Chixdiggit when they play Venue in Vancouver. The show promises to be an energetic night filled with their lengthy catalogue of material that stretches back to 1991 as the band take to the stage supported by fellow Canadian punk bands the Old Wives and Isotopes.

The Old Wives
$18 at Venue

Friday, September 14
To start off the weekend, you'd be wise to go see Sloan play at the Commodore Ballroom. Everyone knows that Sloan have an extremely extensive catalogue of music to fill the night, but they also plan on playing seminal 1994 album Twice Removed in its entirety. This concert is going to be a must-see for any fan.

$25 at the Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, September 15
For anyone who follows the Canadian punk scene, the Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up represent a lot of different things. Their music combines elements that throw you back into early 1980s hardcore, but with atmospheric guitar tones that create gigantic walls of noise. Seeing this band would be one of the best ways to fill out your weekend.

Fucked Up
$15 at Fortune Sound Club


Thursday, September 13
To start things off in Calgary, check out Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, also know as the Tallest Man on Earth. Matsson has a raw folk and indie style with a very charismatic on stage performance. You won't want to miss it.

The Tallest Man on Earth
$28.50 at MacEwan Ballroom

Friday, September 14
For the start of your weekend, Big Sean is playing Flames Central. This young rapper released his first record in 2011 and knocked out three hit singles shortly after its debut. With his sophomore record in the works, you can see Big Sean perform some new material before the new record drops later this year.

Big Sean
$50 to $60 at Flames Central


Thursday, September 13

To start things off in Toronto, award-winning singer-songwriter Julie Doiron brings her unique brand of folk and indie rock to the Garrison. But she's not doing it alone, as her new backing band the Wrong Guys -- made up of Eamon McGrath and two Cancer Bats members -- will be along for the ride. Be sure to catch what is sure to be a great show.

Julie Doiron & the Wrong Guys
$10.50 advance, $12.00 doors at the Garrison

Friday, September 14

Canadian pop punk kings Gob are playing Sneaky Dee's for the legendary Toronto venue's 25th anniversary. With Gob's new record looking to be almost done and the celebration of Sneaky Dee's 25th year, this promises to be a crazy party that you won't want to miss.

$20 at Sneaky Dee's

Saturday, September 15

For fans of more extreme music, Florida-born death metal band Obituary are playing with various death metal bands, including Chicago's Broken Hope and tech-death masters Decrepit Birth, at the Opera House on Saturday. For fans that like their metal brutal and unrelenting, this show is for you.

Broken Hope
Decrepit Birth
Jungle Rot
$27.50 at the Opera House


Thursday, September 13

First up in Montreal are the Japanese instrumental post-rockers in Mono, who will be playing at La Sala Rossa. Mono's music involves the creation of dense and guitar-heavy soundscapes, and with their new record For My Parents freshly released, be sure to check out this show, which is sure to be explosive.

Chris Brokaw
$13 advance, $15 doors at La Sala Rossa

Friday, September 14

For the start of the weekend, indie synth pop sensation from New Zealand, Ladyhawke, is coming to the Societe Des Arts Technologiques. Her second album, entitled Anxiety, was just release in May of this year, which means there will be plenty of new material for avid listeners to dance to.

Computer Magic
$17.39 at Societe Des Arts Technologiques

Saturday, September 15

American folk unit Vetiver is coming to Il Motore with friends Habibi to round out the weekend in Montreal. Having released their debut album in 2004, Vetiver has been touring almost non-stop and are definitely worth checking out.

$12 advance, $15 doors at Il Motore