Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Björk, the Postal Service and More in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Björk, the Postal Service and More in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
We here at Exclaim! know it can be hard to prioritize your spending when it comes to the summertime. But who needs sunscreen and ice cream when there are so many amazing concerts happening around Canada? Check out our picks for this week's can't miss concerts from July 11-17 below and celebrate the sunshine while you still can.


Icelandic-pop maven Björk stops by the Ottawa Bluesfest and Toronto's Echo Beach on her two lone Canadian dates of the summer. While previous sets on the tour focused exclusively on 2011's Biophilia, fans can rest assured they'll get to hear tracks from across the electronic-balladeer's back catalogue.

7/13 Ottawa, ON - LeBreton Flats
7/16 Toronto, ON - Echo Beach

Bob Dylan with Wilco, My Morning Jacket

The veteran songwriter will bring a few noteworthy pals with him — Wilco and My Morning Jacket, no less — for a full day of roots rock at Toronto's open-air Molson Amphitheatre this week.

7/15 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

This week, original blues-rock revivalists the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion come to Ontario in support of last year's Meat + Bone LP. Look out for the band's scuzzed-out medley of Beastie Boys' "She's On It" mashed-up with Link Wray's "Jack the Ripper," which the group has been playing live as of recently.

7/11 Ottawa, ON - LeBreton Flats
7/12 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
7/13 London, ON - Call the Office

The Postal Service

The early-aughts nostalgia train continues with emotional beat-makers the Postal Service rolling into Vancouver for the final Canadian date on their current North American tour. The show was recently downgraded from the massive Rogers Arena to the more secluded Queen Elizabeth Theatre, giving fans of the group a more intimate setting in which to experience the reunited sentimentalists.

7/16 Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Run the Jewels

Underground hip-hop heavyweights El-P and Killer Mike join forces for their first Toronto appearance as Run the Jewels. Arrive early to catch opening performances from fellow hyped-up MCs Despot and former Das Racist rhyme-slinger Kool A.D.

7/11 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton


Beyonce's cooler kid sister Solange brings her brand of eccentric R&B north of the border for a series of dates around Eastern Canada. The eclectic soul singer may have released her latest EP, True, last fall, but with a new record label and a full-length reportedly seeing release by the end of the year, there's never been a better time to hear new tunes from the rising star.

7/11 Ottawa, ON - LeBreton Flats
7/12 Quebec City, QC - The Plains of Abraham
7/13 Toronto, ON - Kool Haus

Winnipeg Folk Festival

Central Canada's famous Winnipeg Folk Festival celebrates 40 years of roots music with a week of performances from the likes of Del Barber, the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, Patrick Watson and Xavier Rudd.

7/11 - 7/14 Winnipeg, MB - Birds Hill Park

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