Surfer Blood, Makeout Videotape, the Clipse and A Sunny Day In Glasgow Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Surfer Blood, Makeout Videotape, the Clipse and A Sunny Day In Glasgow 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 concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Friday, March 5
How could we not recommend this one? Not only are Vancity faves Apollo Ghosts, Fine Mist and Japandroids (who are doing a DJ set) all playing this bill, but the fundraising show is for a great cause: helping keep our good friends at Discorder in print.

Apollo Ghosts
Fine Mist
Japandroids (DJ Set)
Boogie Monster
radiozero DJs
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Monday, March 8
Next-gen shoegazers A Sunny Day In Glasgow pop up to Vancouver to get all hazy on us. Chances are they'll be sporting a lot of tracks off their recent Nitetime Rainbows EP, as well as last year's Ashes Grammar.

A Sunny Day In Glasgow
Certain Breeds
$13 at Media Club

Tuesday, March 9
All right, nostalgia time. Experimental emo rockers the Appleseed Cast are presenting their epic - and stunning - double album monstrosity Low Level Owl in its entirety. It's no doubt the band's high-water mark, and in our minds a downright classic.

The Appleseed Cast
$13 at Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, March 4
With YACHT in full-band mode, this is one not to miss. We caught their Vancouver show and it was killer. There's no reason why this TO stop would be any different.

Bobby Birdman
$15 at Wrong Bar

Saturday, March 6
Out supporting their recent This Addiction full-length, goth punks Alkaline Trio are pairing up with Cursive for a night that's guaranteed to be fast and more than a little loud.

Alkaline Trio
$23.50 at Phoenix

Sunday, March 7
Virginia hip-hop duo the Clipse brave the border to give Toronto a taste of last year's Til the Casket Drops. Lyrical science will be in full effect.

The Clipse
$27.50 at Circa


Friday, March 5
The latest in the increasingly long line of indie rock blog darlings, Surfer Blood, are hitting up the Il Motore. Go check it out, and make predictions about whether these guys will actually stick around or simply go the way of Tapes 'n Tapes.

Surfer Blood
Turbo Fruits
Yukon Blonde
$12 at Il Motore

Saturday, March 6
Recent Unfamiliar Records signees Makeout Videotape lead this jam-packed show with label-mates Rat Tail, as well as Silly Kissers, Homosexual Cops and High Rise II. Get on the bandwagon now before everyone else does.

Makeout Videotape
Silly Kissers
Homosexual Cops
Rat Tail
High Rise II
$8 at Friendship Cove

Tuesday, March 9
Continuing on with their North American tour, Brooklyn fuzz poppers Vivian Girls are paying Montreal a visit. And if you're lucky, they just might share the stage with show openers and recent collaborators Male Bonding.

Vivian Girls
Male Bonding
Drunk Dial
$12 at La Sala Rossa


Thursday, March 4
Get out your frustrations with the week via this headlining show from Calgary's Monkey. The insane post-hardcore band just so happen to share a drummer with indie rock heartthrobs Women, but expect to have your face melted with volume.

Ghosts of the Land
$TBA at Marquee Room

Friday, March 5
Former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke will be making a DJ appearance at the Republik, Calgary's newly reopened hotspot. Cool venue, semi-famous DJ, cheap cover and some local talent as well. What else could you possible want?

The Smiths' Andy Rourke
Noah York City
$5 at the Republik


Thursday, March 4
Start your weekend dance party early with a set from Montreal's DJ Champion. Rounded out by his backing band, the G-Strings, Champion will fill you with joy and an urge to dance the night away. You might have a bad hangover on Friday, though.

Champion & His G-Strings
$TBA at Starlite Room

Saturday, March 6
No matter your musical tastes, it would be wise not to sleep on this opportunity to see American country hero Merle Haggard in concert. The songwriting legend will be taking the stage at the River Cree Casino.

Merle Haggard
$TBA at the River Cree Casino