Die Antwoord, Wavelength Fest, Gigantour and Silver Mt. Zion Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Die Antwoord, Wavelength Fest, Gigantour and Silver Mt. Zion Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, allow us to suggest a few of the best live shows happening across the country. Here are our picks for Can't Miss Concerts happening in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal this week.


Thursday, February 16
Chains of Love just announced their new LP Strange Grey Days would be released on March 13, but fans in Vancouver can head to the Biltmore on Thursday night to check out the soul revivalists as they kick off an extensive North American tour in their hometown. The other spots on the bill go to the Lost Lovers Brigade, Ville Kulla and Slim Fathers.

Chains of Love
the Lost Lovers Brigade
Ville Kulla
Slim Fathers
$8 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, February 18
Montreal-based musician Grimes is about to release her new album Visions, so fans of the lo-fi pop star will most likely be treated to some fresh material at her show in her birthplace of Vancouver this Saturday evening. As an added bonus, Born Gold will be opening.

Born Gold
$13 at Fortune Sound Club

Sunday, February 19
South African hip-hop crew Die Antwoord will be bringing their unique brand of electro-rap to Canada's West Coast this weekend. If you've heard their new single "I Fink U Freeky," it's probably still stuck in your head and the group just dropped brand new album TEN$ION, so now is a perfect time to see Die Antwoord live.

Die Antwoord
$29.50 at the Commodore Ballroom


Friday, February 17
Calgary will be getting a double dose of Canadian hip-hop on Friday night as Moka Only and Evil Ebenezer roll into town. Moka recently released a collaborative album with Chief titled Crickets, while Ebenezer dropped The Birds in December. On top of that, Moka and Evil Ebenezer paired up for their new ZZBRA project, which recently released their The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. With new material from both acts, this is a show that rap fans will want to catch.

Moka Only
Evil Ebenezer
$TBA at Distillery Public House

Saturday, February 18
One of the biggest tours of the year, the aptly titled Gigantour, will be coming to the Prairies this weekend with a show guaranteed to rock hard. The lineup features heavy metal heavyweights Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil, and since 2012 marks the first Gigantour in four years, you should probably check it out now in case it goes on hiatus again.

Lacuna Coil
$52.50 at Big Four Building


Thursday, February 16
The people at Wavelength have been supporting the arts for over a decade now, and they're throwing the first of a series of 12th anniversary parties on Thursday night. Toronto locals like Metz, Odonis Odonis and Slim Twig will be playing the celebratory event, as will Man Made Hill and Eucalyptis.

Wavelength 12th Anniversary Festival
Odonis Odonis
Slim Twig
Man Made Hill
$10 at Parts & Labour

Friday, February 17
Round two of Wavelength's 12th anniversary celebrations will be happening on Friday evening. Headlining the night will be Toronto favourites Fucked Up, with Bonjay, Catl., Silver Dapple and Hut also playing sets.

Wavelength 12th Anniversary Festival
Fucked Up
Silver Dapple
$17 at Steamwhistle Brewery

Saturday, February 18
Brooklyn, NY noise-popsters Sleigh Bells will be releasing their sophomore album Reign of Terror on February 21, but for those who can't wait, the duo will surely be sharing some new cuts when they play in Toronto on Saturday night.

Sleigh Bells
$24 at Phoenix Concert Theatre


Thursday, February 16
Doldrums is the latest project from Spiral Beach alumnus Airick Woodhead and he'll be bringing his synth-y sound to Montreal this weekend. The Toronto-based musician will be sharing the bill with David Carriere's new project Paula and Montreal's own Technical Kidman.

Technical Kidman
$7 advance, $10 door at Casa Del Popolo

Friday, February 17
Dallas Green will be gracing the stage at Metropolis on Friday as City and Colour. The acoustically inclined singer is still touring on the strength of his third LP, last year's Little Hell. The Montreal stop comes in the midst of an extensive Canadian tour, which will continue to head east until it wraps up in St. John's at the end of the month.

City and Colour
$39.50 at Metropolis

Saturday, February 18
Experimental rockers Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra haven't had the most stable lineup or band name, but they can be counted on to deliver an engaging live show. Having made their way from the West Coast and around the States, the group will be closing their North American tour on Saturday in their hometown of Montreal, so this could be the last chance to catch the group for a little while. Steve Bates will be opening.

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
$19 at La Tulipe