Published Sep 07, 2017September has arrived and soon enough, the leaves will change colour, the weather will get chillier and the days of basking in the sun will come to an end. Before the summer comes to its conclusion and everyone returns to their normal lifestyles, why not head out to a concert and finish with a bang? In this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts, from September 7 to 13, we're helping you make your nights a little more exciting with a wide spectrum of shows from iconic hip-hop artists, veteran rock bands, funk virtuosos and more.
Take a look below to find a show to hit up, and if nothing piques your interest, head over to our full Concert Listings for even more shows.
Ancient Future Festival
Situated right next to the St. Lawrence River, Montreal's Ancient Future Festival is back for their third edition, featuring another huge lineup of up-and-coming electronic artists for fans to digest. Attendees will be able to see artists like Kevin Saunderson, Project Pablo, Eagles & Butterflies, Underachievers and more across the festival's two days.
09/08-09/2017 Montreal, QC – Quai de l'Horloge
British producer Bonobo delivered one of our most anticipated albums of the year back in January, amazing electronic music fans with Migration, his first new record in nearly four years. Western Canadians looking to experience Bonobo's dazzling live show will get two opportunities this week, when the artist makes stops in Edmonton and Calgary.
09/12/2017 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
09/13/2017 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
Canadian songwriting legend k.d. lang is marking the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough album, Ingénue, with a massive nationwide tour. East Coast fans will get their turn to see the Canadian icon performing most of the album, alongside other tracks from across her lengthy career, when she makes stops in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia this week.
09/07/2017 Moncton, NB – Casino New Brunswick
09/08/2017 Charlottetown, PEI – Eastlink Centre
09/09/2017 Halifax, NS – Scotiabank Centre
09/11/2017 Sydney, NS – Centre 200
Lauryn Hill / Nas
Lauryn Hill and Nas have both established themselves as legends in the hip-hop scene, and now, their worlds are set to collide on a co-headlining tour across North America. Fans of the two musicians can see this incredible pairing live in Toronto this week, with reggae star Chronixx set to warm the crowd up.
09/10/2017 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Ottawa indie punks New Swears have made their name synonymous with partying hard, and the band make that quite evident both through their energetic live shows and their latest album, And the Magic of Horses. Western Canadian fans can join in on the band's travelling party this week in Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary.
09/09/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
09/11/2017 Edmonton, AB – The Needle Vinyl Tavern
09/12/2017 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
Garage rock newcomers Partner have been gearing up for the release of their debut album, In Search of Lost Time, steadily dropping singles like "Sex Object," "Ambassador to Ecstasy" and "Comfort Zone" to build momentum for it. The band's hard work pays off this week, as they'll be playing their album release show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern after making a stop in Peterborough the night before.
09/07/2017 Peterborough, ON – The Garnet
09/08/2017 Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Queens of the Stone Age
If there were any doubts in 2017 about whether or not rock is a thriving genre, Queens of the Stone Age made a difficult case for naysayers with last month's Villains. Toronto fans get a chance to see the rock and roll veterans this week when they swing by Budweiser Stage for what will surely be a charismatic show you won't want to miss.
09/09/2017 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Hamilton's Supercrawl festival is set to take over Steeltown for its ninth year in a row, bringing some of the greatest indie rock, folk and punk bands to the city for three days of live music in the streets. This year, the fest is bringing fans a sweet lineup featuring Tanya Tagaq, PUP, B.A. Johnston, Sheepdogs, Dwayne Gretzky and a ton more for fans to take in across the festival's three days.
09/08-10/2017 Hamilton, ON – James Street North
There are few people who excel in multiple genres quite like Thundercat. The bass virtuoso has been featured on albums by rapper Kendrick Lamar, skate punk band Suicidal Tendencies, art-pop singer Kimbra and a whole lot more, all while releasing his own albums, such as this year's critically-acclaimed Drunk. This week, fans in Vancouver get a chance to see Thundercat's masterful playing live when he makes a stop at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom.
09/10/2017 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
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