Published Oct 27, 2016With Halloween comes many spook-tacular parties, but ditch the endless replays of "Monster Mash" for one of this week's Can't Miss Concerts, from October 27 to November 2. If you're looking for unconventional Halloween fun, check out Death to T.O or Halloween Emocore, but if Halloween isn't your thing, acts like Tegan and Sara, Alessia Cara, Royal Canoe and Duchess Says will keep your head bobbing. Be sure to visit our complete Concert Listings for more concerts and events.
Since releasing Know-It-All, Alessia Cara, the 20-year-old Canadian R&B and pop sensation, has skyrocketed to stardom, performing at the Junos (where she also won Breakthrough Artist of the Year) and on The Tonight Show. Celebrate her return home when she's in Toronto on November 2 after a stop in Montreal on November 1.
11/01/2016 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/02/2016 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Death to T.O.
The sixth annual Halloween extravaganza Death to T.O. showcases indie acts performing live cover sets of selected artists — often, dressed like them too. This year features a special 45-minute tribute to David Bowie and Prince by the likes of Alia O'Brien of Blood Ceremony, Elliott Vincent Jones and Andre Edwards. Stop by for the epic tribute and additional covers of the Smiths, Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys and more.
10/28/2016 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
If you're in the mood for weird and riotous music, look no further than Montreal synth punks Duchess Says. They're on tour in support of their latest release, Sciences Nouvelles, so if you're in Ontario this week, come through to one of their three stops.
10/27/2016 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
10/28/2016 London, ON – Call the Office
10/29/2016 Hamilton, ON – This Ain't Hollywood
What goes better with Halloween than some classic emo? If you're in Ottawa, head to House of Targ for the costume contest and candy and stay for throwback tunes, with Slip performing My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade and Missioner performing Green Day's American Idiot, when Halloween Emocore goes down on October 28.
10/28/2016 Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
Five years after his breakout Space Is Only Noise, Chilean powerhouse electronic producer Nicolas Jaar made a return with the release of Sirens this fall. He's been on tour since mid-October and is making his first stop in Canada with a Vancouver date this week.
11/01/2016 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Halifax experimental trio Mauno broke all the rules of pop music with the release of Rough Master earlier this year. If you're looking for unconventional pop that's still catchy and thought-provoking, catch them in Winnipeg on October 27 or Sault Ste. Marie on October 29.
10/27/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
10/29/2016 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Gore Street Cafe
Indie pop sextet Royal Canoe have been on the road in support of Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit for the last while, and they swing through Ontario and Quebec this week. Get a taste of the album's orchestral, theatrical and experimental sound during one of the stops below.
10/27/2016 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
10/28/2016 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
10/29/2016 Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
Tegan and Sara
Since releasing their latest LP, Love You to Death, masters of pop Tegan and Sara have rolled out videos for "BWU," "Stop Desire" and "White Knuckles." Hear the tunes in person when they're in Toronto on October 28 and Montreal the following evening.
10/28/2016 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/29/2016 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
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