Published Feb 26, 2015It's another busy week for live music in Canada, so to make sure you don't miss the best artists rolling through the North, check out this week's Can't Miss Concerts from February 26 to March 4. We've got acts of all shapes and sizes, but in case you can't find your favourites, take a look at our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Chances are, you've already heard Hozier's smash hit "Take Me to Church," but if you have yet to see it performed live, now is your chance. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter will be hitting Toronto and Montreal this week on his current North American tour, and will be playing songs off of his self-titled LP.
03/02/2015 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
03/03/2015 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Arkells are continuing their Canadian trek this week, heading westward through the Prairies. Their catchy alt-rock hooks and upbeat atmosphere are two things that factor into their impressive live performance, so be sure to experience it for yourself when they drop by.
02/26/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
02/27/2015 Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon
02/28/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
03/01/2015 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
Avant-pop songstress St. Vincent will be playing two shows back to back in Toronto, amidst a couple of American dates. Her Grammy Award-winning self-titled album is still providing fans with thrilling live experiences as Annie Clark brings her guitar chops to stages worldwide. Don't miss these intimate performances.
03/03/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
03/04/2015 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
The Constantines are back from their indefinite hiatus, with shows planned for the summer, but to tide you over you can catch frontman Bry Webb's solo act this week in Ottawa. Webb's most recent album, Free Will, demonstrates his versatility; these melancholic folk tunes are captivating and an interesting change of pace from his other work.
02/28/2015 Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre (Fourth Stage)
London Ontario-based noise-punks Single Mothers are set for a week-long Canadian run before hitting the United States, so if you need a reason to jump off of a stage or into a mosh pit, this is it. Expect coarse, punchy tracks like "Half-Lit" from the band's recent full-length album Negative Qualities, as well as other tried and true lo-fi punk jams from their self-titled EP.
02/26/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club
02/27/2015 Edmonton, AB – The Mercury Room
02/28/2015 Calgary, AB – The Palomino (Upstairs)
03/03/2015 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
03/04/2015 Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
Revered indie rock trio Sleater-Kinney recently returned from their eight-year hiatus with the outstanding new record No Cities to Love, and are now taking the set on an extensive tour. The band employ infectiously catchy riffs and hooks in all of their punchy, upbeat jams; it's apparent that over the years their songwriting ability has only improved. Check out their live performance when they hit Toronto this week.
03/02/2015 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
Taylor McFerrin will be bringing his brand of hazy R&B-influenced-beats to the West Coast this week, making a stopover in Vancouver. Last year, McFerrin put out his excellent full-length Early Riser via Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder Records. Like other artists on the roster, McFerrin uses ambient electronic effects and rhythms to create a rich and beautiful sound. Be sure to catch his show in Vancouver this week.
03/01/2015 Vancouver, BC – Alexander
If you're looking for a party, it'll be at the OBGMs' hometown show in Toronto this week. The band's sound is fun and light-hearted, and their recent self-titled full-length is full of energetic noisy garage punk jams. Don't miss your chance to see them perform this week.
02/28/2015 Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
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