The Fiery Furnaces, Dan Deacon, Jonas Reinhardt and the Pack A.D. Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

The Fiery Furnaces, Dan Deacon, Jonas Reinhardt and the Pack A.D. Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we have dug 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, November 5
Everyone's favourite shoegazing Danes, the Raveonettes, return to town to give a taste of their recently released In & Out of Control. Bring that eyeliner!

The Raveonettes
$20 at Venue

Friday, November 6
If you're up for some gritty indie rockness, your best bet tonight is heading to the Biltmore to catch NYC's White Rabbits. The press release behind the guys' latest album It's Frightening says the record is everything from a "uniquely rewarding headphone experience" to "a classic reel of tape from start to finish" to an album that "will find much to go weak in the knees over." We're guessing that's at least somewhat accurate. And hey, Spoon front-man Britt Daniel produced the record so there must be something there.

White Rabbits
Local Natives
Glass Ghost
$14 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, November 7
Easily the top concert bet in Vancity this weekend, this joint Twee Death/Pop Drones throw-down finds Kranky's Jonas Reinhardt and Valet teaming up with Black Mountain keyboard whiz Sinoia Caves for a night of transcendental synth mantras. Seriously, shit's going to get heady.

Jonas Reinhardt
Sinoia Caves
$10 at Little Mountain Studios


Thursday, November 5
While Touch and Go may basically be out of business, the label's Black Heart Procession are keeping their dark and gothic wheel rolling. Let's just hope dudes are still playing the saw.

Black Heart Procession
$15 at Lee's Palace

Friday, November 6
As far as two-headed Canadian synth duos go, they don't get any better than Junior Boys and Woodhands. Putting both these acts on the same bill is just such a no-brainer and a total recipe for a good time.

Junior Boys
$20 at Lee's Palace

Saturday, November 7
Weirdo brother/sister pop duo the Fiery Furnaces bring their always interesting live show through town. If anything, you can definitely expect something different.

The Fiery Furnaces
$20 at El Mocambo


Thursday, November 5
Still out sporting his Bromst, Baltimore sound scientist Dan Deacon returns with his non-stop electro party. One of you guys out there won the poster contest, right?

Dan Deacon
Nuclear Power Pants
$12 at Il Motore

Friday, November 6
After embarking on quite the hefty tour in support of Vapours, Nick Thorburn is bringing his Islands back home. For better or worse, we're guessing he's also bringing that poncho.

Jemina Pearl
$17 at Théâtre Plaza St-Hubert

Saturday, November 7
K Records dandy Jeremy Jay brings his lanky frame to town to show off his Slow Dance. Get set for some OMD synths and 'lude-loaded glam chops.

Jeremy Jay
Black Umbrella
$TBA at Casa Del Popolo


Friday, November 6
We can't think of a better way to ease into your Calgarian weekend than with a headlining show from Vancouver garage duo the Pack A.D.. The Mint signees will be joined by long-running Winnipeg rockers the Paperbacks.

The Pack A.D.
The Paperbacks
$TBA at Broken City

Saturday, November 7
You might want to line up early to catch Finnish DJ superstars Top Billin as they burn down the intimate Hifi Club with their stadium-ready set of heavy-hitting electro. Plan to sleep in on Sunday.

Top Billin
$TBA at Hi-Fi Club

Sunday, November 8
It's a week late, but the Misfits prove that you can celebrate Halloween year-round with a headlining show at the Whiskey. Sure, the band's current line-up is a little thin without Danzig, but the songs will probably be just as fun.

Forbidden Dimension
$TBA at The Whiskey


Friday, November 6
Prepare to have your minds blown by the artful electronic jams of L.A. native Daedalus. Touring in support of his excellent Love to Make Music To LP, Daedalus will be joined by soulful weirdo James Pants.

James Pants
$TBA at The Pawnshop

Saturday, November 7
Edmonton guitar rockers Slates celebrate the release of their debut LP with a headlining show at the Pawnshop. The band will be joined by The Pack A.D. and hometown buds Falklands for a whole night dedicated to electric guitars.

The Pack A.D.
$TBA at The Pawnshop

Wednesday, November 11
Hump day will be worth the wait with a sure-to-be enthralling performance from DJ Champion, backed by his band the G-Strings. Champion is touring in support of his recent LP Resistance.

DJ Champion and his G-Strings
$TBA at Starlite Room