The Jesus Lizard, Dirty Projectors, Dinosaur Jr. and the Black Heart Procession Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

The Jesus Lizard, Dirty Projectors, Dinosaur Jr. and the Black Heart Procession 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 12
With their latest album, Six, now out, the Black Heart Procession are bringing their moody, dark, bleak live show to the masses, with this show marking their first West coast date in ages.

The Black Heart Procession
Yukon Blonde
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, November 13
Edmonton's Shout Out Out Out Out bring their electro-bangin' dance party to town, guaranteed to get bodies moving and grooving.

Shout Out Out Out Out
Real Fake Diamonds
Tyler Fedchuk
$16 at Rickshaw Theatre

Saturday, November 14
If you're up for a solid night of homegrown Vancity talent, this is the show for you. Gang Violence, MT40, Animal Bodies and Myths all join forces for a killer bill at the Astoria.

Gang Violence
Animal Bodies
$TBA at Astoria


Thursday, November 12
Following a series of West coast dates, reunited noise rock legends the Jesus Lizard are finally making their way to Toronto. Seriously, get ready for David Yow to get up in your grill and unleash some insanity.

The Jesus Lizard
$20 at Phoenix

Friday, November 13
Out supporting Invisible Republic, Montreal dream poppers Young Galaxy once again throw down their shoegazing live show. Apparently, dudes are into the face paint these days, so watch out.

Young Galaxy
The Junction
Paper Lions
$10 at Horseshoe Tavern

Saturday, November 14
Dirty Projectors return for an encore Toronto performance in support of their "best of 2009" shoe-in, Bitte Orca. If you've yet to catch these guys live, then you're seriously missing out.

Dirty Projectors
$16 at the Opera House


Friday, November 13
After they freak the hell out of Toronto, the Jesus Lizard are touching down in Montreal. Yeah, the guys are a good chunk older now, but all reports indicate their live shows are as wild and crazy as ever.

The Jesus Lizard
$25 at Le National

Saturday, November 14
Toronto-cum-Burlington psychobilly freaks the Creepshow bring their punked-up, amplified and highly stylised live show to town. Get ready to dig that upright bass!

The Creepshow
The Hypnophonics
The Dreadnoughts
$15 at Le Studio Juste Pour Rire

Sunday, November 15
If you need a good wind-down after a crazy weekend, Rough Trade-signed Alela Diane will help calm you with her free-floating pixie folk. Marissa Nadler supports.

Alela Diane
Marissa Nadler
$10 (advance)/$12 (door) at La Sala Rossa


Thursday, November 12
If you threw out your leftover makeup from Halloween, you'll be kicking yourself tonight. Kiss are bringing their over-the-top classic rock antics to the Saddledome, and if you want to be part of the Kiss Army, you have to look the part.

$19.50 - $150 at

Friday, November 13
It's a night of Alberta pride at Broken City when Calgary's Ex-Boyfriends and the buzz-worthy Sharp Ends share the stage with Edmonton's Wicked Awesomes.

Sharp Ends
Wicked Awesomes
$TBA at Broken City

Saturday, November 14
Going to see legendary indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr. on Saturday night is a complete no-brainer. Touring in support of their great Farm record, the band will make your ears bleed and your mouth grin. Plus, Vancouver's Pink Mountaintops are opening!

Dinosaur Jr.
Pink Mountaintops
$30 at MacEwan Ballroom


Friday, November 13
The night before they deafen Calgary with the loudest guitar rock possible, Dinosaur Jr. will have a go at Edmonton audiences when they take on the Starlite Room.

Dinosaur Jr.
$TBA at Starlite Room

Saturday, November 14
The first-ever Wyrd Fest is bringing acts from all over to explore everything from noise rock to garage punk. Featuring Shearing Pinx, GOBBLE GOBBLE, the Famines and 11 more acts for just $15, you would be foolish to miss this.

Shearing Pinx
The Famines
$15 at Cosmopolitan Music Society