Superchunk, Bonjay, the Walkmen, and Japandroids Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Superchunk, Bonjay, the Walkmen, and Japandroids Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we have dug through the mass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly live guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Thursday, October 7
San Diego, CA metalcore rockers As I Lay Dying's latest release, The Powerless Rise, is considered by many fans to be their best work yet. Catch them play an all-ages show at the beautiful Vogue Theatre tonight with All That Remains, Unearth and Carnifex.

As I Lay Dying
All That Remains
$35 at the Vogue Theatre

Saturday, October 9
Canadian indie fans will be in heaven this coming Saturday, as Japandroids will play the Rickshaw Theatre, with support from Ladyhawk and PS I Love You, who have just released their stellar Meet Me at Muster Station LP.

PS I Love You
$15 in advance at the Rickshaw Theatre

Wednesday, October 13
In support of their first full-length album in nine years, Majesty Shredding, Superchunk will play the Biltmore Cabaret this coming Wednesday, with back-up from minimalist indie pop act Telekinesis. If that wasn't enough, the Chunk will be doing an acoustic in-store at Zulu Records at 3 p.m. Yep, total awesomeness.

$20 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, October 7
Left-field electronic outfit Holy Fuck will play the Republik tonight, with Indian Jewelry, the psychedelic yin to Holy Fuck's danceable yang. Toronto, ON's Holy Fuck will play in support of their third studio album, Latin.

Holy Fuck
Indian Jewelry
$20 at the Republik

Friday, October 8
Canadian darlings Broken Social Scene will play the University of Calgary's MacEwan Hall this Friday in support of their newest album, Forgiveness Rock Record. Chicago's the Sea and Cake will lend their jazzy sounds to open the show. And keep an eye out for that spilt seven-inch, guys.

Broken Social Scene
The Sea and Cake
$30 at the Republik

Tuesday, October 12
Global political activist, leading Green Party member, hardcore punk musician and spoken word artist Jello Biafra will preform on Tuesday at Dickens Pub. He will be appearing with Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, if you're looking to rock out.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
$14 in advance, $19 at door at the Dickens Pub


Friday, October 8
Continuing their tour with the psychedelic Indian Jewelry, Holy Fuck will make you dance this Friday at the Pawn Shop in Edmonton with their cool electronica sounds.

Holy Fuck
Indian Jewelry
$25.75 at the Pawn Shop

Saturday, October 9
As previously stated, Broken Social Scene are in the midst of promoting their latest effort, Forgiveness Rock Record, which will bring their tour to Edmonton's Winspear Centre this Saturday, with help from the Sea and Cake.

Broken Social Scene
The Sea and Cake
$30 at the Winspear Centre

Tuesday, October 12
Vancouver, BC's Hannah Georgas has a voice one could easily fall in love with. The singer-songwriter will perform this coming Tuesday at the Myer Horowitz, with multi-instrumentalist Royal Wood.

Hannah Georgas
Royal Wood
$20 at the Myer Horowitz


Thursday, October 7
Toronto, ON electro dancehall duo Bonjay have just released Broughtupsy, their six-track mini-album available for streaming now on here. They will play the Garrision tonight, with New Look and Dj Kevin Hegge.

New Look
DJ Kevin Hegge
$10 at the Garrison

Friday, October 8
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone will play the Piston this Friday, and see him while you can - this is the last CFTPA tour ever, guys.

Casiotone For the Painfully Alone
$10 at the Piston

Saturday, October 9
Portland, OR-based indie rockers the Thermals have recently released new album Personal Life. They will play Lee's Palace this Saturday, with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Lioness, making for a pretty sweet triple bill.

The Thermals
Cymbals Eat Guitars
$15 at Lee's Palace


Friday, October 8
Lisbon is the new album by upright piano enthusiasts the Walkmen. They will play Friday at Cabaret Juste Pour Rire, with AA Bondy and Blood Feathers.

The Walkmen
AA Bondy
Blood Feathers
$20 at Cabaret Juste Pour Rire

Friday, October 8
King Khan and the Shrines (aka King Khan and (His) Sensational Shrines, aka the Supreme Genius of King Khan and His Sensational Shrines, etc., etc.) will bring their fantastical garage rock/psychedelic sounds to Montreal on Friday. The group haven't put out a new album since 2008, but the show will surely be a crowd pleaser.

King Khan and the Shrines
Gentleman Jesse and His Men
Grand Trine
$18 at Cabaret Mile End

Sunday, October 10
Folk rock band the Wooden Sky will bring their act to Cafe Culturel De La Chasse, with help from the Yukon Blonde. Catch their cross-Canada tour in Lavaltrie this Sunday.

The Wooden Sky
Yukon Blonde
$12 at Cafe Culturel De La Chasse