Published Jan 22, 2015"I'd rather be at a concert" is a thought that passes through the mind of every music lover more than a few times a day. But when are these concerts happening? Which artists are worth checking out? This is where Exclaim! has you covered, with this week's Cant Miss Concerts. Check out this week's highlights from January 22 to 28 below and don't forget to take a look at our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Zola Jesus' take on electro-pop is an interesting one, combining both gothic and industrial influences with catchy chorus hooks. Her live show is spectacular, with elaborate set pieces and captivating stage moves that will hold your attention for the entirety of her set. Don't miss her when she swings by Toronto and Montreal this week.
01/22/2015 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
01/23/2015 Montreal, QC – The Phi Centre
Death From Above 1979/METZ
Prepare for a night of noisy, grimy garage rock: Death From Above 1979 have risen from the grave and are on tour with the equally loud and wild METZ. Death From Above will be supporting their latest album, The Physical World, and are sure to please crowds with both old and new dance-y punk tunes.
01/22/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
01/24/2015 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
01/25/2015 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
01/26/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
01/27/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
In case you didn't get enough of Jesse Keeler at the Death From Above 1979 concerts, you can catch him again later in the night with Al-P as MSTRKRFT. Keep the party going and rage all night to their punchy dance beats when they roll into Alberta and Manitoba.
01/24/2015 Edmonton, AB – Knoxville's Tavern
01/27/2015 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
Birds of Bellwoods
Toronto-based Birds of Bellwoods will sweep you off your feet with their rich folk-pop tunes. The technical prowess of this band is nothing short of astounding: with beautifully arranged sections for the mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and stand-up bass, Birds of Bellwoods manage to create a powerful atmosphere through the strategic layering of sound. Be sure to check them out this week at their hometown show.
01/23/2015 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee's
Country-rock three-piece Elliott Brood is hitting the Great White North on this tour supporting their most recent release, Work and Love. Make it out to one of their shows this week and experience their soulful performances for yourself.
01/22/2015 London, ON – Call The Office
01/23/2015 Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
01/24/2015 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Get your fill of cheery folk-pop watching Basia Bulat take the stage with her band this week on her Canadian tour dates. Wielding her autoharp, Bulat will draw you in with her catchy, upbeat vocal hooks and her lively stage presence. Read a review of her Massey Hall performance here, and be sure not to miss out when she stops in your neighbourhood.
01/23/2015 Swift Current, SK – Lyric Theatre
01/24/2015 Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
01/25/2015 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
Don't forget to check out even more of Exclaim!'s Concert Listings