Tanya Tagaq, Danny Brown and Japandroids Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Tanya Tagaq, Danny Brown and Japandroids Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Ellie Pritts
Whether or not you have plans to stuff yourself silly with turkey this Thanksgiving, you can still be thankful for the wealth of concerts coming to Canada from October 6 to 12. A wide range of Canadian talent return home this weekend, while festival season winds down with Edmonton's Up + Downtown Music and Arts Festival.
 
As usual , we've perused our Concert Listings for the best things happening and compiled them in our weekly Can't Miss Concerts below. If nothing there tickles your fancy, check the complete listings for even more shows this week.
 

Basia Bulat
 
Folk-pop chanteuse Basia Bulat is still on the road after an impressive summer touring schedule. This week, Bulat will trek through Western Canada to perform tracks from her fourth album, Good Advice, which came out to critical acclaim earlier this year.
 
10/06/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
10/07/2016 Edmonton, AB – Up + Downtown Music and Arts Festival
10/08/2016 Calgary, AB – Knox United Church
10/11/2016 Nelson, BC – Spiritbar at the Hume Hotel
10/12/2016 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
 
Danny Brown
 
Danny Brown surprised fans when he dropped his album Atrocity Exhibition three days prior to its scheduled release at the end of September. The unconventional rapper unveiled a handful of tracks beforehand, but fans in Vancouver can expect to get a complete taste of the new album when he stops by on October 7.
 
10/07/2016 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
 
Drake
 
It's been a banner year for Toronto golden boy Drake, who released his highly anticipated album, Views, as well as a short film, Please Forgive Me; confirmed his collaboration with Kanye West; and won a VMA for Best Hip-Hop Video. After a stop in Montreal, the 6 God is coming home for a show at the Air Canada Centre.
 
10/07/2016 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
10/08/2016 Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre
 
Japandroids
 
Although they haven't released new music since their 2012 LP Celebration Rock, rock duo Japandroids are on the road until November, beginning in their hometown of Vancouver.
 
10/06/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
10/07/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
10/08/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
 
Royal Canoe
 
Winnipeg's Royal Canoe released their album Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit earlier this year, and in the past few weeks, they've toured Manitoba and British Columbia. Below, check out the details on their shows in Alberta and Saskatchewan this week.
 
10/06/2016 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar & Grill
10/07/2016 Edmonton, AB – Up + Downtown Music and Arts Festival
10/08/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club
 
Andy Shauf
 
After opening for case/lang/veirs, Andy Shauf is bringing his sweet yet morose songs across Canada in support of his album The Party. He's out west with opening act Scattered Clouds this week.
 
10/06/2016 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
10/07/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Broadway Theatre
10/08/2016 Regina, SK – The Exchange
10/11/2016 Edmonton, AB – The Needle Vinyl Tavern
10/12/2016 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
 
Sloan
 
Canadian rock-pop vets Sloan are on tour for the 20th anniversary of their classic One Chord to Another. If the shows this week are anything like their show in August at Ottawa's Arboretum festival, expect the quartet to bring humour, vigour and good vibes to their string of performances.
 
10/06/2016 Charlottetown, PEI – Murphy's Community Centre
10/07/2016 Halifax, NS – Marquee Ballroom
10/08/2016 Truro, NS – Marigold Theatre
10/11/2016 Moncton, NB – Capitol Theatre
10/12/2016 Fredericton, NB – Fredericton Playhouse
 
Tanya Tagaq
 
Beloved throat singing experimentalist Tanya Tagaq is just a couple of weeks away from releasing her new album, Retribution. She's been on tour since the end of August, and fans can find her in Newfoundland this week for two shows.
 
10/10/2016 St. John's, NL – St. John's Arts and Culture Centre
10/12/2016 Corner Brook, NL – Corner Brook Arts & Culture Centre
 
Tegan and Sara
 
Calgary punks turned pop darlings Tegan and Sara are on tour supporting their eighth studio album Love You to Death, and return to Calgary on October 6 for a free concert, followed by two more dates in their native Alberta.
 
10/06/2016 Calgary, AB – National Music Centre
10/07/2016 Calgary, AB – BMO Centre
10/08/2016 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
 
Up + Downtown Music and Arts Festival
 
The fourth annual Up + Downtown Music Festival returns to celebrate independent music and arts at 16 venues in downtown Edmonton this weekend. The Sadies, Tokyo Police Club, Expire and White Lung are just a handful of the 60-plus performers taking the stage.
 
10/07-09/2016 Edmonton, AB – Multiple Venues
 
 
Click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.