Sonic Youth, White Whale Records Party and the Royal City Tribute Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Sonic Youth, White Whale Records Party and the Royal City Tribute Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
From King Sunny Adé to Sonic Youth and Nomeansno, it's a week of legends and musical commemoration in this week's Can't Miss Concerts across Canada's major music hotspots. Here are our top picks:


Thursday, June 25
One of the finest indie rock labels in Canada celebrates its fifth anniversary with a big hometown bash.

White Whale Records 5 Year Anniversary Party
The Mohawk Lodge
Precious Fathers
Eamon McGrath
$10 at The Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, June 26
There's much to see and experience at the TD Canada Trust Vancouver International Jazz Festival over the next two weeks. Tonight, Jùjú/world music pioneer, King Sunny Adé and His African Beats are sure to conjure joy.

King Sunny Adé and His African Beats
Kow Kanda
The Canaries
$TBA at The Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, June 27
An underground folk blues-noir sensation in Toronto, Slim Twig tests the choppy waters on the other side of the Great White North at this week's edition of Glory Days.

Slim Twig
$TBA at The Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, June 25
One of Toronto's most beloved bands, Ohbijou celebrate the release of their beautiful new record, Beacons with a big hometown show.

The Great Bloomers
Evening Hymns
$13 at The Opera House

Friday, June 26
Celebrating the release of the new, posthumously released rarities record, Royal City 1999-2004, a gaggle of excellent musicians pay tribute by playing their own versions of RC songs.

Burning Torch: A Tribute to Royal City
$10 at Tranzac

Tuesday, June 30
Indie rock pioneers Sonic Youth return to Toronto, this time in the infinite confines of Massey Hall, in support of excellent new record, The Eternal.

Sonic Youth
$36.50-$48.50 at Massey Hall


Thursday, June 25
The Suoni per il Popolo Festival remains Montrealers best bet for music throughout the month of June. Tonight, the wondrous Veda Hille is sure to mesmerize her audience.

Veda Hille
Christof Migone
$12 at La Sala Rossa

Friday, June 26
One of the mightiest bands in the world are probably bored on the road now that hockey season is over, but this frustration will surely fuel a fiery Nomeansno appearance at Suoni per il Popolo.

American Devices
Grand Trine
$15 at La Sala Rossa
Saturday, June 27
Famed noise rock purveyors Magik Markers are sure to storm Suoni per il Popolo tonight on this killer bill.

Magik Markers
Cousins of Reggae
$8/$10 at Le Divan Orange