Deerhunter, Bad Religion, Blonde Redhead and Next Music From TOKYO Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Deerhunter, Bad Religion, Blonde Redhead and Next Music From TOKYO Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we have sifted through the mass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Thursday, October 14
After a successful first run this past May, the Next Music from TOKYO tour is back with Volume 2, which is kicking off in Vancouver tonight. The cross-Canada showcase offers a taste of the up-and-coming Japanese indie scene, with the four-band line-up this time featuring Mass of the Fermenting Dregs, Sgt., Susquatch and Uhnellys. For other upcoming Canadian dates, click here.

Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
$10 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, October 15
This Friday, Canadian Metal god Thor will be rocking Vancouver in support of latest album Thorny. The show will be rounded out by Broadway Bullies, the Shiny Diamonds and Severed Serenity.

Broadway Bullies
The Shiny Diamonds
Severed Serenity
$10 at Scratch on Dicks

Saturday, October 16
Scottish alt-pop rockers Teenage Fanclub will play the Biltmore Cabaret this coming Saturday in support of their ninth and most recent album, Shadows. Backing the Glasgow group with some country rock sounds will be Vancouver's the Shilohs.

Teenage Fanclub
The Shilohs
$20 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, October 14
Singer, songwriter and banjo player extraordinaire Old Man Luedecke will appear tonight at the Ironwood Stage & Grill. If you need some proof that Luedecke has got it, his album, Proof of Love, won the 2009 Juno for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year in the solo category.

Old Man Luedecke
$15 at the Ironwood Stage & Grill

Friday, October 15
Power pop punks the Tranzmitors are a much-loved Canadian act, and for good reason. Check them out Friday night at Broken City with Calgary natives the Throwaways and the fuzzy Occupied Europe.

The Tranzmitors
The Throwaways
Occupied Europe
$12 at Broken City


Friday, October 15
Jello Biafra is one of the most interesting performers out there today. Not only is he a global political activist and leading Green Party member in the U.S., but he is also a hardcore punk musician who rocks out on stage while mixing in his spoken word art. Not to mention that he used to front the Dead Kennedys. Catch him rocking the stage this Friday as part of Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine.

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine
Fuel Injected
$19 at the New City Likwid Lounge

Wednesday, October 20
Coheed and Cambria will bring their progressive rock sounds to the Edmonton Event Centre as part of their Year of the Black Rainbow tour. The NYC rockers have been compared to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Queen. See how they stack up this coming Wednesday.

Coheed and Cambria
Fang Island
$27.50 at the Edmonton Event Centre


Thursday, October 14
Tireless punk rockers Bad Religion continue their North American tour with a stop in Toronto tonight at the Kool Haus. The California legends keep getting better with age, receiving great reviews for The Dissent of Man, their 15th studio album to date.

Bad Religion
Bouncing Souls
Off With Their Heads
$29.50 at the Kool Haus

Friday, October 15
The Dears have had a revolving roster of members in the last few years, but one thing has remained the same though: their great live show. Catch them this Friday at the Garrison as part of their three-night residency at the venue.

The Dears
War Child!
$15 at the Garrison

Saturday, October 16
Brooklyn, NY indie pop sensation the Drums have snared some good luck lately, as their self-titled album from this year is a hit with both critics and fans. The band will bring their act to the Mod Club this Saturday, with support from the Hairs. And trust us, the Drums put on a killer show, even if their singer refuses to take off that jacket.

The Drums
The Hairs
$15 at the Mod Club


Friday, October 15
California punk legends Bad Religion have been in the music game for over three decades, but that hasn't slowed them down one bit. The band will continue their tour in Montreal on Friday after a stop in Toronto the night before. They will perform in support of their newest album, The Dissent of Man.

Bad Religion
Bouncing Souls
Off With Their Heads
$27.50 at the Metropolis

Saturday, October 16
What do you get when you combine a Japanese singer with Italian-born, Montreal-raised twins? Blonde Redhead, who are bringing their coo,l trademarked, atmospheric sounds to the Metropolis this Saturday in support of their latest album, Penny Sparkle.

Blonde Redhead
Pantha Du Prince
$25 at the Metropolis

Sunday, October 17
Exclaim!'s October cover stars Deerhunter will bring their intense live show to La Tulipe in support of their latest effort, Halcyon Digest. Real Estate and Casino Versus Japan will provide back-up for the Sunday show.

Real Estate
Casino Versus Japan
$20 at La Tulipe