Destroyer, Fucked Up and M83 Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Destroyer, Fucked Up and M83 Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As we love to do every Thursday, Exclaim! has dug through the mass of Canadian concert listings to guide you to what we like call Can't Miss Concerts. As usual, this week we've picked your best bets for gigging in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, so if you're in any of those cities have a look at what's in store.


Thursday, July 16
Following his recent and darn sweet Vs. Children, Owen Ashworth's Casiotone for the Painfully Alone is making the live rounds. On this particular date, the electronically minded bedroom popper has even grabbed some extra touring muscle and enlisted No Kids and Cryptacize as openers.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone
No Kids
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, July 17
Vancouver indie rock institution and part-time New Pornographer Dan Bejar lets loose his Destroyer and maybe a little "ambient disco," if you're lucky.

The Shilohs
Attics and Cellars
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, July 18

Following some recent live action with Animal Collective, Grouper brings her ultra-mellow shoegaze folk vibes back to No Fun City.

Empty Love
Les Beyond
$15 at St. Andrew's-Wesley Church


Thursday, July 16
Okay, seriously, this show is going to be nuts. Fucked Up, Vivian Girls and Women all on the same bill? How can you lose?

Fucked Up
Vivian Girls
$16 (all ages) at the Phoenix

Friday, July 17
Well, it seems as if French shoegazers/John Hughes obsessives M83 just can't get off the road in support last year's pretty massive Saturdays = Youth. By now, dudes have to be one fine-tuned touring machine.

$22.50 at Phoenix

Sunday, July 19
If you've been dreaming of one day seeing the grandmaster of P-Funk himself, George Clinton, now is your chance, folks.

George Clinton
$46.50 at Phoenix


Thursday, July 16
Get those fingers all nice and limber because it's time to break out the devil horns for the annual Summer Slaughter Tour. We caught the show in Toronto. It was brutal. It made our ears ring like crazy. Acts include Necrophagist, Born of Osiris, After the Burial, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague and even more death metal noisemakers.

Summer Slaughter Tour
$TBA Club Soda

Saturday, July 18
With Green Day remaining this popular for this long, dudes must be doing something right.

Green Day
$39.50-$59.50 at Bell Centre

Sunday, July 19
All right, some tough-as-nails hardcore for your concert-going pleasure. Vancouver moshers Grave Maker and Californian melodic hardcore kids Set Your Goals pair up for this joint show, along with Four Year Strong, the Fireworks and the Swellers.

Set Your Goals
Four Year Strong
The Fireworks
The Swellers
$TBA at Underworld