Japandroids, Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett and Fond of Tigers in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Japandroids, Final Fantasy's Owen Pallett and Fond of Tigers in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Welcome to this week's Can't Miss Concerts. I'm Vish and every Thursday I'll be picking your best live concert options in the cities of Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. There's a lot going on this weekend but here are the shows I've found the most intriguing.


Thursday, June 11
Medicine Hat indie rock noise band Mt. Royal are on their way across Canada, and tonight they bring their crazed sound to Vancouver's Music Waste Festival.

Mt. Royal
The Defektors
$5 at the Bourbon

Friday, June 12
I can't think of a more energetic bill for a Friday night than seeing hometown punks the Tranzmitors and the Jolts tear through their explosive songs.

The Tranzmitors
Let's Dance
The Jolts
Street Legal Dirt Bike
$10 at Rickshaw Theatre

Saturday, June 13
Another great Music Waste event, this time with one of Canada's biggest indie rock bands leading the charge.

$5 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, June 11
The Luminato Festival invades Yonge and Dundas Square for a unique cinematic experience, screening the 1932 classic Tales of the Uncanny and bolstering it with live music by some amazing artists.

Owen Pallett
Do Make Say Think
Robert Lippok
Free at Yonge-Dundas Square

Friday, June 12
What an amazing, honky-tonkin' night this is gonna be, with some of Canada's finest country artists, all on one bill.

One Hundred Dollars
The Deep Dark Woods
Jason Benoit
$10 at Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, June 13
A master of the game, Halifax hip-hop DJ phenom Skratch Bastid's gonna give it to the people of Toronto.

Skratch Bastid
$10 at Revival Bar


Thursday, June 11
The Suoni per il Popolo Festival continues to bring the best noise to Montreal in June, and tonight's appearance by the mighty Fond of Tigers is sure to be memorable.

Fond of Tigers
$10-$12 at Le Divan Orange

  Friday, June 12
One of Canada's most impassioned, roots rock bands, Sunparlour Players are not to be missed.

Sunparlour Players
  $TBA at Le Cagibi

Saturday, June 13
Who loves to dance?! Do you love to dance?! Well here's your chance to dance!

  Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Green Go
$TBA at the Green Room