Neko Case, Braids, Iron & Wine and Young Galaxy Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Neko Case, Braids, Iron & Wine and Young Galaxy Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Jessica Deeks
Welcome to another edition of Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts. Although Danny Brown may unfortunately never make it into Canada, there are still plenty of great shows to catch all across the country; have a look below for some our top concert picks for the week of September 19-25. Check back every Thursday to see which artists, border-permitting, are traversing the country.

Bloor-Ossington Folk Festival

The third annual Bloor-Ossington folk festival gets underway in Toronto on September 20. The free, weekend-long festival will feature a slew of acts including Memoryhouse, the Golden Dogs and Sandman Viper Command. Good fun, good food and great music are guaranteed as the community festival expands this year into Christie Pits Park.

9/20 Toronto, ON - Christie Pits


Having recently graced the cover of our September issue, Montreal-via-Calgary art-rockers Braids continue their extensive touring schedule in support of Flourish//Perish with a pair of upcoming dates in Ottawa and Quebec City.

9/20 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
9/21 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

Canadian Spirit Festival

As part of an ongoing celebration of the life and work of iconic Canadian artist Tom Thomson, the Canadian Spirit Festival enters into its second year later this month in Owen Sound. This year, the festival will feature performances from Canadian artists like A Tribe Called Red and the Darcys.

9/21 Owen Sound, ON - Kelso Beach

Neko Case

In support of her recent sixth solo album The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, Neko Case brings her singular brand of folk-Americana north of the border for a performance at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre.

9/20 Vancouver, BC - The Orpheum Theatre

Chali 2na

L.A.-based rapper and Jurassic 5 member Chali 2na is making his way through Canada, hitting a series of venues across the Prairies later this month.

9/19 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
9/20 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
9/20 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid

The Flatliners

Before hitting the road in the States in support of their upcoming album Dead Language, Toronto punk vets the Flatliners will hit a pair of venues in their native province. Album release parties at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern and Guelph's Club Vinyl promise to be fun, raucous affairs.

9/19 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
9/20 Guelph, ON - Club Vinyl

Iron & Wine

Indie-folk icon Samuel Beam, a.k.a. Iron & Wine, released his fifth proper full-length, Ghost on Ghost, back in April of this year. Beam continues his trek across North American with a handful of Canadian dates this week accompanied by Brooklyn duo Widowspeak.

9/19 Winnipeg, MB - Pantages Playhouse Theatre
9/20 Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon Events Centre
9/21 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
9/22 Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre

Young Braised

Van City rapper Young Braised dropped a new EP, Japanese Tendencies, earlier this month, but his forthcoming Vancouver will be about more than that. The show, which will include sets by Bobbie Draino, Xophie Xweetland and Space Bros, will launch the 1080p label cassette series, which delivered Japanese Tendencies and Draino and Xweetland's "Chrome Split."

9/20 Vancouver, BC - Venue TBA

Young Galaxy

Finally, having announced the release of a deluxe edition of their still-fresh Ultramarine LP, Vancouver dream pop act Young Galaxy kick off a short tour later this month with a pair of dates in Winnipeg and Calgary. Look forward to eager and excited performances, as the band have been shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize, set to be awarded on September 23.

9/18 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
9/21 Calgary, AB - The Gateway (Sait)

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