Alexisonfire, Japandroids, the Soft Moon and the Skydiggers Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Alexisonfire, Japandroids, the Soft Moon and the Skydiggers Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As we inch closer to Christmas and what my be the end of the world, why not spend the rest of your days at a show? Here are a few to check out in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.


Thursday, December 20
Oakland post-punks the Soft Moon unveiled Zeroes this October and now they take the noisy epic live to the Waldorf Hotel on Thursday, with support from Group Rhoda and Animal Bodies.

The Soft Moon
Group Rhoda
Animal Bodies
$13 advance, $16 door at the Waldorf Hotel

Friday, December 21
Bossalinis & Fooliyones raised buzz meters for hip-hop duo Main Attrakionz. They're now bringing their underground rap style to the Waldorf Hotel Friday, with a slew of opening acts.

Main Attrakionz
My! Gay! Husband!
Nick Wisdom
Cherchez La Femme
Rico Uno
$12 at the Waldorf Hotel

Saturday, December 22
Vancouver fuzz-rock duo Japandroids will rock the Rickshaw on Saturday, supporting their latest album, Celebration Rock. Joining them will be the ever-entertaining Mac DeMarco, who sweetens the deal that much more.

Mac DeMarco
$20 at Rickshaw Theatre


Thursday, December 20
Alexisonfire are out on their farewell tour before they call it a day. Calgary fans will have their last chance to see them at the BMO Centre on Thursday. Moneen will also be on had to supply some opening support.

$44.50 atBMO Centre

Friday, December 21
What better way to ring in the end of the world than at a music festival with the same name? If the world is going to end on December 21, it might as well be spent at the End of the World Music Festival with performances inspired by the end of civilization, aliens, floods, raptures and spiritual reflection. Check out the lineup below.

The Von Zippers
Pine Tarts
Beaver Squadron
Sweet Cop/Sour Cop
Chris Nevile
Kenna Burima
Hollow Brethren
$20 advance (limited), $25 regular at Royal Canadian Legion #1


Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20
The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern celebrates its 65th anniversary this year, and as a special treat ,one of the most influential bands in the Canadian alternative music scene Lowest of the Low reunite at the Horseshoe two nights on Wednesday and Thursday.

Lowest of the Low
Graydon James and the Young Novelists (Wednesday)
The Strumbellas (Thursday)
$26.50 advance, $30 door at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, December 21
Punk rockers Lifestory:Monologue are calling it quits, but not before they play a set of shows. Their last Toronto show ever will be at Sneaky Dee's on Friday.

The Snips
Lost Cities
The Archives
$10 at Sneaky Dee's

Friday December 21 and Saturday, December 22
Roots rockers the Skydiggers also join the Horseshoe celebrations on Friday and Saturday before the Horseshoe goes on a three-day break for the holidays.

The Skydiggers
$25 advance, $30 door at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern


Saturday December, 22 and Sunday December 23
For those in Montreal, your final chances to see Alexisonfire will be on Saturday and Sunday at the Metropolis with their friends Moneen.

$40 at Metropolis