Olivia Tremor Control, Kyuss Lives!, Junior Boys and Liturgy Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Olivia Tremor Control, Kyuss Lives!, Junior Boys and Liturgy Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
There's no shortage of great shows taking place this week across the country. If you're unsure of what to check out in your city, Exclaim! has picked out some of the best concerts going down in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, September 15
Sub Pop-signed slowcore pioneers Low will be hitting Vancouver on Thursday night as part of their West Coast tour. Still going strong from the momentum of April's C'Mon, these Minnesotan rock veterans are sure to impress the crowd at the Rio Theatre. Bachelorette will open.

$20 at Rio Theatre

Friday, September 16
Throwback "dream pop" group Shimmering Stars will play their hometown of Vancouver with Chains of Love, Have You Seen Julian? and Seapony on Friday. Shimmering Stars' debut record Violent Hearts was released this week, so now is the perfect chance to see them.

Shimmering Stars
Chains of Love
Have You Seen Julian?
TBD at the Waldorf Hotel

Saturday, September 17
Hamilton, ON indie electro outfit Junior Boys will be playing at the Commodore Ballroom in support of their latest LP It's All True. They will be joined by Young Galaxy, so between the two bands' sets, we can almost guarantee a serious-faced dance party.

Junior Boys
Young Galaxy
$23.50 at the Commodore Ballroom


Thursday, September 15
Yep Rock singer-songwriter Peter Case will be bringing his folksy sound to Calgary on September 15. Taking place at the Palomino, Case will be joined by Calgary-based songwriter Lorrie Matheson.

Peter Case
Lorrie Matheson
$20 advance, $25 door at Palomino

Saturday, September 17
Brooklyn rock veterans the Slackers are playing at the Denwith J.k & the Relays. With the Slackers' pension for diverse influences, drawing from rock to reggae to soul and ska, this concert has something to offer nearly everyone.

The Slackers
J.k & the Relays
$28.75 at the Den


Friday, September 16
Known for being one of Elephant 6's biggest acts in the 1990s, the Olivia Tremor Control reformed last year and will be making an appearance at Lee's Palace this weekend. The newly reunited band released single "The Game You Play Is in Your Head, Pts. 1, 2 & 3" this summer, so they won't just be playing the old stuff. Who knows how long the reunion will last, so don't miss this show.

The Olivia Tremor Control
$18.50 advance, $20 door at Lee's Palace

Friday, September 16
If you aren't checking out the Olivia Tremor Control on Friday night, you should head over to Parts & Labour to see sets Vivian Girls and Widowspeak. Brooklyn-based Vivian Girls are touring in support of their third album Share the Joy, which was released back in April.

Vivian Girls
$15 at Parts & Labour

Sunday, September 18
If you're looking for something to do in the city on Sunday night and you're a metal fan, wander over to the Horseshoe to see Liturgy. PC Worship will fill the role of supporting band. Shit will get loud and totally out-there.

PC Worship
$10 advance, $12 door at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern


Saturday, September 17
The aforementioned Olivia Tremor Control will be bringing their set to Montreal the night after their gig in Toronto, with supporting act the Music Tapes. If you've been itching for that '90s nostalgia, you'll want to hit this one up.

The Olivia Tremor Control
The Music Tapes
$15 advance, $18 door at Il Motore

Sunday, September 18
California stoner rockers Kyuss are back on tour under the moniker Kyuss Lives! (sans Josh Homme) and will be playing at L'Olympia in Montreal this Sunday night. Openers will be the Sword and Monstro.

Kyuss Lives!
The Sword
$27.50 advance, $30 door at L'Olympia

Monday, September 19
Starfucker will be stopping off in Montreal on Monday night in support of their newest record Reptilians. Beat Connection will kick off the night's set with their brand of psychedelic electro music.

Beat Connection
$12 advance, $14 door at L'Olympia