Bat For Lashes, Mastodon and More in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Bat For Lashes, Mastodon and More in This Week's 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.


Thursday, April 23
The mighty Mastodon bring their epic prog metal along with crusty doom punkers Kylesa for a bill that is worth the obnoxious scalper prices.

$25 at Commodore Ballroom

Friday, April 24
Recommended only for those who have the energy for an all-nighter of booty and bass, Portugal's Buraka Som Sistema invade Van City with their electric kuduro sound.

Buraka Som Sistema
DJ Sega
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, April 25

A weird punk special, featuring two of the scene's strongest representatives. Not to be missed.

White Lung
$cheap at the Astoria Hotel


Thursday, April 23
The Kranky label has assembled this tour that features one big happy family: Windy & Carl, Benoît Pioulard and Lambs Laughter, a collaboration between the two acts.

Windy & Carl
Benoît Pioulard
Lambs Laughter
$12 at Whippersnapper Gallery

Friday, April 24
Ian Svenonious + Calvin Johnson = must see.

Chain & the Gang
Hive Dwellers
City Sweethearts
$11 at Whippersnapper Gallery

Saturday, April 25
The seductive goth pop of Bat For Lashes (pictured) will no doubt bring out an army of impersonators, which will be worth the price of admission alone.

Bat For Lashes
$15 at Mod Club


Thursday, April 23
Like Bat For Lashes, Toronto, ON's Katie Stelmanis is also a disciple of Kate Bush, but with a DIY punk edge and without the pretentiousness.

Katie Stelmanis
$TBA at Barfly

Friday, April 24
Like your indie rock soft and Australian? Try Youth Group.

Youth Group
$15 at Les Saints

Saturday, April 25
Get ready to fix your beard, follically gifted rock'n'rollers Ladyhawk are hitting town.

Great Bloomers
$10/$12 at Le Divan Orange