Jazz Cartier, the Get Up Kids and Royal Canoe Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

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BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Dec 3, 2015

If you're still looking to get your live music fix as the year begins to wind down, this week's edition of Can't Miss Concerts has you covered, highlighting the best shows across the country from December 3 to 9. From a second-wave emo anniversary to some of the year's hottest rappers, take a look at this week's picks below before heading to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Four years after 2012's Bodyparts, a new album from Dragonette is slated to arrive in spring of next year. With any luck, the band may road test some of their new material before 2015 ends on their current fall tour. With Young Empires and Dirty Radio in tow, fans in Western Canada can catch them this week in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary.
12/5/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
12/6/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brians Event Centre
12/8/2015 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
12/9/2015 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market & Stage
The Get Up Kids
Celebrating 20 years of music making since their second-wave emo inception, the Get Up Kids' anniversary trek makes a quick stop in Canada this week, having treated Vancouver to a tour stop back in August. Canadian fans in the eastern part of the country can join in the festivities on December 5 and 6 in Toronto and Montreal, respectively.
12/5/2015 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/6/2015 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
Jazz Cartier
One of Toronto's hottest rap exports, Jazz Cartier has proven to audiences outside his home city that he's far from being an up-and-comer. The West coast leg of his Paradise Express tour features one Canadian stop, with an appearance in Vancouver at the Fortune Sound Club on December 5.

12/5/2015 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
Mint Records' Ridiculously Early Xmas Party
Sure, Vancouver's Mint Records are aware that they're a little early with their Christmas party, but who's complaining when the evening features a seven-band bill of indie rock excellence? Head to the Astoria for a little early Christmas cheer and sets from Faith Healer, Renny Wilson, Monomyth, Fake Tears, Energy Slime and more.
12/5/2015 Vancouver, BC – Astoria Hotel
Modern Baseball
Modern Baseball hit the central part of Canada this week with a line-up not to be missed, bringing along PUP, Jeff Rosenstock and Tiny Moving Parts. A three-day blitz will see them perform for audiences in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
12/3/2015 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
12/4/2015 Ottawa, ON – Ritual
12/5/2015 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
Royal Canoe
Royal Canoe's last show in Regina was one of the most memorable they've ever played together as a band. Naturally, they made a point to return this month, already teasing that their set will include brand new unreleased music. The following night will see them trek to Saskatoon for an appearance at Amigo's Cantina.
12/3/2015 Regina, SK – The Owl Bar (University of Regina)
12/4/2015 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo's Cantina
Silent Shout Festival
Recognized Canadian electronic music blog Silent Shout are celebrating their fifth anniversary with their biggest live event yet: a two-day festival at Toronto's Smiling Buddha, with an emphasis on the local underground. Topping the bill is Arbutus Records signee Lydia Ainsworth, followed closely by Phèdre, Sook-Yin Lee's JOOJ, Ben Gunning and more.
12/4/2015 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha (Day One)
12/5/2015 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha (Day Two)
Vince Staples
Taking one last look at this year's Summertime '06 before putting a wrap on a successful 2015, Vince Staples will pop by Toronto and Montreal on back-to-back evenings this week with his acclaimed double-disc effort in tow.
12/4/2015 Toronto, ON – Tattoo Queen West
12/5/2015 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
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