Thunderheist, Brasstronaut, Stones Throw Showcase and More in Can't Miss Concerts

Thunderheist, Brasstronaut, Stones Throw Showcase and More in Can't Miss Concerts
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. As usual, each Thursday, we'll be picking your best bets for gigging in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, with the dreams, hopes and intentions of extending our coverage to other concert-going cities and towns across Canada. So, if you're in any of those three cities this weekend, take us up on our suggestions and see if we're right. This week we recommend Thunderheist's stop in their hometown for Exclaim!'s 17th Anniversary Party, Brasstronaut's orchestral circus and the Stones Throw touring showcase.

Vancouver

Thursday, April 30
A hometown show that features the horn-y orch-pop of Unfamiliar Records' Brasstronaut.

Brasstronaut
Fine Mist
$8 at Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, May 1
Lions in the Street take the retro rock thing to the extreme, but they do it well, especially on the stage.

Lions in the Street
The Poolhall Gospel
Like A Martyr
$10 at the Railway Club

Saturday, May 2

It smells like a hipster dance party. Why not indulge in some Gang Violence?

Gang Violence
Love & Electrik
Vincent Parker
$TBA at Biltmore Cabaret

Toronto

Thursday, April 30
A little shameless self-promotion, for sure! But from the reports of Exclaim! 17th Anniversary Tour so far, you won't want to miss Thunderheist on their home turf.

Thunderheist
Skratch Bastid
$15 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre

Friday, May 1
Get out your freaky mask from the Halloween Rubbermaid and have your boiler suit pressed, it's time to lose your shit.

Slipknot
Trivium
3 Inches of Blood
City Sweethearts
$39.50 to $54.50 at Ricoh Coliseum

Saturday, May 2
Former Polaris Prize winner Patrick Watson looks to show he deserved his win by performing his follow-up album at the holiest of the city's venues.

Patrick Watson
$25 at Trinity-St Pauls

Montreal

Thursday, April 30
Three great electronic acts on one bill, but the appearance by space disco maestro CFCF is the real attraction.

Hexes & Ohs
Sister
CFCF
$5 at the Green Room

Friday, May 1
Anyone who likes their post-rock with a bit more texture and a heavy shoegaze influence should succumb to Mice Parade.

Mice Parade
Gregory & the Hawk
$15 at the Green Room

Saturday, May 2
The Stones Throw label brings a heavy dose of its roster for a night of eclectic hip-hop, funk and everything else in between, headlined by the inimitable Peanut Butter Wolf.

Peanut Butter Wolf
Mayer Hawthorne
James Pants
Dam-Funk
$12 at Les Saints