Fucked Up, Salem, Propagandhi and Jeremy Jay Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Fucked Up, Salem, Propagandhi and Jeremy Jay 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.


Friday, October 30
Following shows out east, the killer double bill of Broadcast and Atlas Sound touches down in Vancity for a little pre-Halloween warm-up. And considering how Halloween is Bradford Cox's favourite time of year, we're expecting extra-special goodness out of this one.

Atlas Sound
The Selmanaires
$16 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, October 31
Even if Black Mountain's show tonight wasn't already sold out, it would be hard to say no this Glory Days throw-down featuring L.A. indie crooner Jeremy Jay, crazed party-starters Fan Death and electro-loving Vancouver expat Circlesquare. Guaranteed Halloween mayhem; guaranteed musical awesomeness. Plus, there's a $250 prize for best costume!

Jeremy Jay
Fan Death
$20 at Biltmore Cabaret

Monday, November 2
Yet again, promoters Twee Death have lined up a pretty sweet lookin' bill, with Siltbreeze/Woodsist experimenters Blues Control making the trek from NYC to lay down some seriously tripped-out sounds.

Blues Control
Gross Xmas
$10 at Little Mountain Studios


Thursday, October 29
Just to get you all ready for the weekend, Halifax, NS-based foursome In Flight Safety join Library Voices and Julie Fader for a night chock full of Cancon indie rock goodness.

In Flight Safety
Library Voices
Julie Fader
$12 at El Mocambo

Friday, October 30
We can't imagine a better way to spend Halloween Eve than soaking in the spooked-out eccentricities of Salem. As we once wrote, "Through smashing together such distinct styles as 'black metal, Southern rap, early goth, screw, and juke,' the trio have found a sound that is both frightening and sublime, distressful and puckish."

DJ Will Monroe
Keith Cole
$10 at Lee's Palace

Saturday, October 31
It's finally here: the fourth annual edition of Fucked Up's much-anticipated Fucked Up Fest. Along with the Polaris Music Prize winners, there are Brutal Knights, D.S.B., Iron Lung and even more musical mischief makers.

Fucked Up
Iron Lung
Brutal Knights
$18.50 at Sneaky Dee's


Thursday, October 29
Out supporting their fourth long-player The World I Want to Leave Behind, Brampton, ON's Moneen are swinging through town as part of their enormous North American tour.

$15 at Underworld

Friday, October 30
If you're looking to show off your cowboy costume this Halloween, you should definitely head out to this one, and get twangy with Canadian country princess Carolyn Mark and her recent collaborators, NQ Arbuckle.

Carolyn Mark
NQ Arbuckle
Li'l Andy
$TBA at Casa del Popolo

Saturday, October 31
While Hidden Cameras may not be the most frightening band around, we're sure they will still get into the Halloween spirit for this Montreal stop. However, you might not want to dress up like a sealer for this one.

Hidden Cameras
Gentleman Reg
$15 at Il Motore


Thursday, October 29
We can't come up with a better way to start your spooky Halloween weekend than with a DJ set from Mixhell, the frightening, Diplo-approved DJ team of Sepultura drummer Iggor Cavalera and his wife, Laima Leyton. Haunting dance music from a wild global metal enthusiast? Sounds about right.

$TBA at Hi-Fi Club

Friday, October 30
Count down the minutes until all that creepiness and candy in the best way possible, with a set of macabre psychobilly numbers from otherworldly Toronto rockers the Creepshow.

The Creepshow
$TBA at The Gateway

Saturday, October 31
Once the frightful day finally arrives, you'll obviously be faced with a barrage of parties and shows. A foolproof suggestion would be to check out classic Canadian punks Propagandhi at the MacEwan Ballroom, where they'll be joined by the Rebel Spell.

Rebel Spell
$17 at MacEwan Ballroom


Thursday, October 29
It's a Halloween Massacre at the Edmonton Event Centre. While an event with that name could go in any number of directions, which might include apple-bobbing in a church basement, in this case it means a set of epic European electro courtesy of Italian legends Crookers.

$35 at Edmonton Events Centre

Friday, October 30
On the homestretch of their cross-Canada tour, Young Galaxy and Bend Sinister hit Calgary last week, and will now bring their all-Canadian indie rock to Edmonton's Brixx Bar and Grill.

Bend Sinister
Young Galaxy
$TBA at Brixx Bar and Grill

Saturday, October 31
Sure, Calgary gets to see psychobilly greats the Creepshow the night before but the real party occurs when you get to see these Ontario-bred monsters play their undead punk rock on Halloween itself.

The Creepshow
$TBA at New City