Final Fantasy, Tegan and Sara, Mudhoney, and Myths Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Final Fantasy, Tegan and Sara, Mudhoney, and Myths 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.


Friday, January 8
Last year, Owen Ashworth and his Casiotone for the Painfully Alone left a lot of Vancouver fans disappointed when he failed to show up for his Biltmore appearance. But even though it wasn't really his fault - the guy was in a car accident on his way up here - Ashworth is now making up for the no-show. Sweetening the deal, Brasstronaut's Edo Van Breemen is kicking the night off.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone 
To Bad Catholics 
Edo Van Breemen
$12at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, January 9
Standing as one of Vancouver's most promising new bands out there, Myths are gearing up for their opening slot for HEALTH with this sure-to-be-great Pat's Pub throw-down. Seriously, if you spent last year repeatedly playing that Fever Ray record, Salem and whatever other dark as fuck electro jams you could find, you owe it to yourself to check this one out.

Student Teacher
$TBA at Pat's Pub


Friday, January 8
Just because the Oscar's snubbed Anvil, doesn't mean you have to too. Come out and support the hometown metal heroes as they swing across North America on tour in support of their wildly successful Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

$25 at Phoenix

Saturday, January 9
Relishing in the success of her I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day, Julie Doiron will be playing a show with Constantines' Will Kidman lending support. Oh, and it's free! The night gets going at 10 p.m. and promises "lots of new songs and old favourites."

Julie Doiron
Will Kidman
FREE at The Coburg (533 Parliament St.)

Tuesday, January 12
Out celebrating his long-awaited Heartland, Final Fantasy Owen Pallett is kicking off his 2010 with Toronto release party. Excited? We sure are.

Owen Pallett
$13 at Mod Club


Monday, January 11
Timeless Seattle rockers the Dutchess and the Duke recently released their new album, Sunset/Sunrise, so now they're giving us a shot to hear what's it's like live and in the flesh.

The Dutchess and the Duke
The Peelies
$12 advance/$14 door at Il Motore

Wednesday, January 13
If you're out for a bit of screaming, hardcore-styled noise, head out to We Came As Romans, who are popping up into Canada on their North American tour in support of their first full-length album, To Plant a Seed.

We Came As Romans
$TBA at Underworld


Friday, January 8
To celebrate the release of two seven-inches at once, Lethbridge-based garage pop quarter Myelin Sheaths are bringing three of their favourite Alberta bands to Broken City. It's a guaranteed party, and you'll be so bummed if you miss it.

Myelin Sheaths
the Famines
the Wicked Awesomes
Fist City
$TBA at Broken City

Saturday, January 9
Originally from Calgary, beloved indie-pop sisters Tegan and Sara will make a homecoming appearance in the city. The second of two nights at the Jubilee Auditorium.

Tegan and Sara
An Horse
$32.50 at Jubilee Auditorium


Friday, January 8
Long-running Seattle fuzz-rockers Mudhoney make a glorious Edmonton appearance. With locals Slates opening the show, it will feel like a warm hug from a million guitars, all night.

$TBA at Starlite Room Monday, January 11
Following their two night stand in Calgary, Tegan and Sara will join An Horse for two nights in Edmonton. There will be more saccharine indie pop than you know what to do with (in a good way).

Tegan and Sara
An Horse
$32.50 at Jubilee Auditorium