Cut Copy, Timber Timbre, Toro y Moi and Dirty Beaches Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Cut Copy, Timber Timbre, Toro y Moi and Dirty Beaches Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Like every Thursday, we've done the heavy-lifting and delivered Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly guide to your best bets for gigging in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.


Thursday, April 7
If you're looking for a night of surf-y lo-fi pop sounds, you'll definitely want to hit up the Waldorf. Not only is experimental pop dude Jeans Wilder on the bill, but so is Exclaim! fave Dirty Beaches, who is basking in his warmly received Badlands.

Jeans Wilder
Dirty Beaches
$12 at the Waldorf

Friday, April 8
Conor Oberst is bringing his folky (and sometimes digital) melodies as Bright Eyes to a sold-out show at the Commodore Ballroom. With support from garage punk act Titus Andronicus, the two acts should provide a thrilling night of eclectic indie sounds.

Bright Eyes
Titus Andronicus
$33.50 at Commodore Ballroom

Sunday, April 10
Oxford, England's Foals are bringing their unique blend of math rock and dance floor grooves to Vancouver in support of 2010's Total Life Forever. Indie poppers Freelance Whales and New Zealand electronic imports the Naked and Famous will also be performing for an evening packed with all kinds of hooks and grooves.

Freelance Whales
The Naked and Famous
$21.50 at Commodore Ballroom


Friday, April 8
Sandman Viper Command are set to show off their clever brand of garage rock at the Gateway in Calgary this Friday. With lessons learned from Pavement and Sonic Youth, their 2010 debut, Everybody See This, ought to turn some heads when played live.

Sandman Viper Command
$8 advance, $10 door at the Gateway


Thursday, April 7
Cut Copy will be unleashing their dance pop explosion tonight in support of their latest album, Zonoscope. Holy Ghost!, their electronic understudies from Brooklyn, NY, will provide support for a night packed with grooves and dance-offs.

Cut Copy
Holy Ghost!
$31.50 at the Sound Academy

Friday, April 8
Exclaim! April cover stars Timber Timbre will show off their new batch of haunting folk songs this Friday in support of brand new album Creep On, Creepin' On. The band's unique mix of spacey vocal effects and clever pop sensibilities are certain to illuminate the venue in an alluring and intimate way.

Timber Timbre
$20 advance, $25 door at Trinity St. Paul's Centre

Saturday, April 9
Mike Watt and the Missingmen want you to headbang along to some of their quick-paced, Gang of Four-inspired punk rock tunes at the Horseshoe this Saturday. Maybe they will even drop that high-speed cover of Television's "Little Johnny Jewel," if you're lucky.

Mike Watt and the Missingmen
$13.50 advance, $15 door at the Horseshoe Tavern


Thursday, April 7
Torquil Campbell and Chris Dumont are poised to fill Il Motore with their jangly, yet melancholy pop sounds from Here Comes a City, their latest album under the Memphis moniker. The band's penchant for drama and upbeat tunes should be an easy sell for fans of Stars and other curious souls.

Katie Moore
$10 at Il Motore

Friday, April 8
Toro y Moi's hazy, but danceable brand of indie rock/pop will soon fill Montreal's La Sala Rossa. Fresh off releasing Underneath the Pine in February, he is ready to rock the venue, with support from hometown shoegazers Braids and Adventure, the electronic soundsmiths from Baltimore.

Toro y Moi
$13 advance, $15 door at La Sala Rossa

Saturday, April 9
Brooklyn, NY rockers Obits are bringing their huge garage rock sound to Montreal this Saturday in support of Moody, Standard and Poor, their sophomore album. Support from both Black Feelings and hometown garage rockers Solids will pack a whole lot of value into that ticket price.

Black Feelings
$12 advance, $14 door at Club Lambi