The Knife, Bella Clava and the 1975 Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Published Apr 24, 2014With another series of 2014 holidays past us, it's once again time to look onward towards the next big celebrations. But why wait for a good time to come to you when there are great shows happening around you every day? To help get you to the bands you love, we have another roundup of must-see shows for the week of April 24 to 30, below. None of these pique your interest? Make sure to check our complete Concert Listings for more Canadian shows near you.
British indie rock quartet the 1975 are continuing the North American leg of their tour across Western Canada. In support of their 2013 debut self-titled LP, the band will be playing shows in British Columbia and Alberta this week.
04/25 Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
04/26 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
04/28 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
04/29 Calgary, AB – Republik
Canuck rockers Bella Clava will be playing an intense string of easterly shows this week in celebration of their brand new record, Medicine for Melancholy. Fans in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes will have several chances to hear cuts off the band's new '90s-inspired album live.
04/24 Ottawa, ON – Avante Garde Bar
04/25 Montreal, QC - Barfly
04/26 Halifax, NS – Plan B (Halifax)
04/28 Moncton, NB – Plan B (Moncton)
04/29 Saint John, NB – Callahan's Pub
04/30 Fredericton, NB – Nirvana Wellness Centre
Scottish pop-rockers Franz Ferdinand will be making a stop into Vancouver to play the Commodore Ballroom this week. Fans will be sure to hear plenty of cuts from their 2013 record Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, and in light of their recent singles, concertgoers might even hear the quartet sing in German.
04/25 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Fuck the Facts
Ottawa grindcore outfit Fuck the Facts have quite the busy schedule this week, with six Canadian shows in six days on their "Grinding the US and Canada Tour." They'll travel from Victoria to Saskatoon this week alone before continuing east the next.
04/25 Victoria, BC – Logan's Pub
04/26 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
04/27 Kelowna, BC – Knights of Columbus Hall
04/28 Calgary, AB – Tubby Dog
04/29 Edmonton, AB – Filthy McNasty's
04/30 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
With the expanded LP Halcyon Days on store shelves and a new song on the Divergent soundtrack, electronic-leaning pop star Ellie Goulding has plenty of new material to bring with her on tour, which includes stops in British Columbia and Alberta this week.
04/24 Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum Theatre
04/26 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
04/27 Edmonton, AB – Shaw Conference Centre
Swedish electronic experimentalists the Knife will be bringing their high-concept stage show to Toronto and Montreal this week. With elaborate costumes, choreographed dances and a knack for mixing founding members Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer in among the additional performers, the group's show aims to break expectations of what a concert should be. This aren't shows you want to miss.
04/25 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
04/26 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.