Oneida, Boris, Titus Andronicus, Today Is the Day and Gilles Peterson Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Oneida, Boris, Titus Andronicus, Today Is the Day and Gilles Peterson 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 guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Thursday, August 19
The fourth annual Summer Slaughter Tour is stopping on the West coast tonight, with a selection of some of death metal's finest. This year's tour features headliners Decapitated, as well as the Faceless, All Shall Perish and a host of others.

The Faceless
All Shall Perish
Veil of Maya
Decrepit Birth
Cephalic Carnage
Animals As Leaders
The Red Chord
Vital Remains
$27.50 at the Rickshaw Theatre

Friday, August 20
Hardworking indie rock outfit the Mohawk Lodge are playing at the Biltmore Cabaret in support of their third album, Crimes. Folk punk crossover dude Eamon McGrath will provide opening support.

The Mohawk Lodge
Eamon McGrath
$10 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Sunday, August 22
Yeah, Boris are also playing tonight, but we're going for forward-thinking psych underdogs Oneida, who are guaranteed to dish out a "colossal vision of a new age."

$10 at the Anza


Thursday, August 19
Japanese experimental metal band Boris are back on the road after releasing a collaborative EP with the Cult's Ian Astbury. See them in the flesh at Republik Nightclub, and if you know what's good for you, bring those earplugs.

Red Sparowes
$TBD at the Republik Nightclub

Wednesday, August 25
English punk pioneers the Business are touring in support of their latest album, Doing the Business, which is somewhere around their tenth full-length release. Nevertheless, it's not every day you have the chance to see vets like the Business in action.

The Business
$TBA at The Distillery


Friday, August 20
After shredding their way through Calgary, Boris will be playing a show in Edmonton at the Starlite Room, with Red Sparowes set to open. Seriously, if you want to start off your weekend with a deafening bang, hit this one up.

Red Sparowes
$TBD at the Starlite Room

Tuesday, August 24
UK punks the Business will be playing a show in Edmonton at NewCity Compound before moving on to Calgary as they continue their extensive North American tour.

The Business
$TBD at NewCity Compound


Friday, August 20
Montreal technical metalheads Ion Dissonance are set to release their fourth album, Cursed, on August 24. And with any luck, Toronto fans will get a preview of some new material live when the band hit the Rock Pile.

Ion Dissonance
The Last Felony
$TBD at the Rock Pile (5555 Dundas Street West)

Saturday, August 21
Prolific British DJ and radio host Gilles Peterson has assembled his Havana Cultura Band, a project designed to find the roots of Cuban music and its influences. Seriously, get set for a whole lot of body movin'.

Gilles Peterson
$TBD at The Great Hall

Sunday, August 22
Experimental noise metallers Today Is the Day are once again back on the road, and they've grabbed some killer support by way of Unsane, Keelhaul and Vilipend. Limber up that neck and get ready to let that hair down.

Today Is The Day
$TBD at Sneaky Dee's


Saturday, August 21
Eclectic indie rock group the Tom Fun Orchestra are known for their wide range of instruments and having enough band members to have a tug-of-war with Broken Social Scene. And their music's not bad either.

the Tom Fun Orchestra
Buck & Kinch
$10 (advance)/$12 (door) at Ill Motore

Sunday, August 22
Civil War-referencing indie outfit Titus Andronicus are playing a set at Ill Motore with Free Energy, a highly buzzed about pop rock band that have a little Strokes in them. Mark the date, scenesters.

Titus Andronicus
Free Energy
$15 at Ill Motore