Conor Oberst, Moon Duo, the Flatliners and Do Make Say Think Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Conor Oberst, Moon Duo, the Flatliners and Do Make Say Think Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
The weather may be cooler, but that's only more reason to get cozy at a crowded concert hall. Take a look at our selection of Can't Miss Concerts, which are sure to be some of the best shows to check out this week in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, December 6
Brooklyn's Afrobeat heroes Antibalas released their first album in five years in 2012. Catch them at the Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, where they're sure to perform tracks off the self-titled release.

The Valuables
$20 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, December 7
Wooden Shjips side-project Moon Duo have been on the road since September, but they will finally bring their live show to the Biltmore Cabaret on Friday. Support from comes via Trans Am guitar hero Phil Manley's Life Coach project and Mirror Lake.

Moon Duo
Life Coach
Mirror Lake
$14 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, December 8
Seattle's the Cave Singers are on a mini winter tour. They're set to release their fourth LP Naomi on March 5, and perhaps they'll play some new material at the Rickshaw on Saturday.

The Cave Singers
Poor Moon
$15 at Rickshaw Theatre


Thursday, December 6
The Flatliners are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year with their "Ten Years at Sea" tour. They are playing the Dickens Pub on Thursday, and if you're too broke, you can win tickets via our contest.

The Flatliners
Slates & Ben Sir
TBA at Dickens Pub

Friday, December 7
Blues folk rockers the British Columbians leave BC and make their way to Calgary's Gateway to play songs from last year's Made for Darker Things, as well as hopefully some newer numbers.

The British Columbians
$10 advance, $12 door at the Gateway

Saturday, December 8
Mother Mother's latest album The Sticks has had a wealth of positive feedback. They play the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday with Hannah Georgas, who has taken an electronic spin on her latest self-titled release.

Mother Mother
Hannah Georgas
$29.50 to $34.50 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium


Thursday, December 6
Montreal-based popsmith Patrick Watson and his bandmates adventure into Toronto's yard at Massey Hall on Thursday. The night will be a pleasant treat for your ears, with support from the Barr Brothers.

Patrick Watson
The Barr Brothers
$35 at Massey Hall

Friday, December 7
Constellation Records celebrates its 15th anniversary this year, and Toronto's Do Make Say Think have slated a hometown show at the Opera House on Friday.

Do Make Say Think
$15 at the Opera House

Saturday, December 8
Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst plays Massey Hall on Saturday, along with the soul-shattering Cold Specks. Chances are things will get more than a little emotional.

Conor Oberst
Cold Specks
$39.50 advance, $69.50 door at Massey Hall


Thursday, December 6
Prepare for a night of synth pop and glitter as the ferocious Diamond Rings takes the stage at La Sala Rossa. Joining the party is Gold & Youth, as well as Mozart's Sister.

Diamond Rings
Gold & Youth
Mozart's Sister
$13 advance, $15 door at La Sala Rossa

Friday, December 7
Montreal's Half Moon Run surprised music lovers with their debut release Dark Eyes this year. With symphonic melodies, pounding rhythms and hook-laden songs, it will be hard not to fall in love with them on stage as well.

Half Moon Run
$17.50 advance, $20 door at Le National

Saturday, December 8
Roots rockers Great Bloomers tour with Wool on Wolves as they both promote their latest records Distant Fires and Measures of Progress, respectively. Get out there and show off that winter beard.

Great Bloomers
Wool on Wolves
$8 advance, $10 door at Il Motore