Wavves, Vampire Weekend, Lullabye Arkestra, Lou Barlow and Most Serene Republic Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Wavves, Vampire Weekend, Lullabye Arkestra, Lou Barlow and Most Serene Republic 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.


Thursday, August 26
California noise- pop band Wavves are currently touring to promote their new album, King of the Beach. They, along with special guests the Granny Smiths, will be stopping by Vancouver.

The Granny Smiths
$15 at The Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, August 27
What better way to enjoy the last few months of summer than outside listening to some of the bands that made up our summer play lists? Vampire Weekend, Beach House and the Dum Dum Girls will be performing at the Malkin Bowl, so grab that picnic blanket.

Vampire Weekend
Beach House
The Dum Dum Girls
$39.50 at Malkin Bowl

Saturday, August 28
Glory Days, a weekly Saturday night social held at the Biltmore Cabaret, is throwing an End of Summer Party! Guest DJ Expendable Youth and special guests Makeout Videotape will be making you dance away those end of summer blues.

Expendable Youth
Makeout Videotape
$10 at The Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, August 26
Long-running American hip-hop outfit Digable Planets may have fallen off the radar a bit in recent years, but that's not stopping them from bringing the beats and rhymes to the Distillery Public House tonight.

Digable Planets
$TBD at Distillery Public House

Friday, August 27
The Local Library, an all-ages art space dedicated to art galleries, open studios, workshops and more will be holding a show with guests Azeda Booth, Faux Fur and Women.

Azeda Booth
Faux Fur
$5 at Local Library


Thursday, August 26
The Brixx Bar & Grill will be hosting a very special Thursday night with some very special friends. Scrapbooker, Bayonets and the Fucking Lottery will be coming together for what promises to be an amazing show.

The Fucking Lottery
$TBA at The Brixx Bar & Grill

Wednesday, September 1
Neil Finn's Aussie pop rock outfit Crowded House will be playing at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Get set for a taste of their new album, Intriguer, as well as a few old classics.

Crowded House
$51.65 at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium


Thursday, August 26
Toronto, ON's Lullabye Arkestra will be tearing it up at the Garrison, along with Titan and Hot Kid.

Hot Kid
Lullabye Arkestra
$10 at The Garrison

Friday, August 27
The Specials will be playing a show at the Sound Academy, which was rescheduled back in April. All GA floor and balcony tickets will be honored. Special guests are to be announced, so who knows what these guys have up their sleeves.

The Specials
$36.50 at the Sound Academy.

Saturday, August 28
Indie rock hero Lou Barlow will be performing at the Horseshoe Tavern with guests Wye Oak and the Caraways. And with Barlow's boggling back-catalogue who knows what you're going to get with this one.

Lou Barlow
Wye Oak
The Caraways
$13.50 (advance) $15 (at the door) at The Horseshoe Tavern


Friday, August 27
Indie rock band Still Life Still, known for their infectious live performances, will be showing Montreal what they are all about. They will be teaming up with the Most Serene Republic. This Ontario combo are sure to be a hit.

Most Serene Republic
Still Life Still
$10 (advance) $12 (at the door) at Bar St Laurent 2

Saturday, August 28
Casa Del Popolo has a sweet metal line-up for Saturday night: Ken Mode, Engineer and Bridges to Dreams will be tearing it up.

Ken Mode
Bridges To Dreams
$10 at Casa Del Popolo

Sunday, August 29
The Scissor sisters will be performing at one of Montreal's most historical venues. Opening act will be DJ Sammy Jo. Hopefully the Metropolis will be able to survive a third fire because this show is going to be a hot one.

The Scissor Sisters
$29.50 at Metropolis