Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Owen Pallett, Tera Melos and the Dears Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Like every Thursday, we've done the heavy-lifting and delivered Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly guide to your best bets for gigging in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.


Thursday, March 3
The eclectic Morcheeba are hitting Vancouver in support of their latest release, Blood Like Lemonade, as part of their Canadian-friendly North American tour. This tour is going to be a special one, as vocalist Skye Edwards has returned after a two-album absence, so you won't want to miss a night of their unique blend of trip-hop, R&B and pop.

$40 at the Commodore Ballroom

Friday, March 4
This Friday is a very exciting night, as both the talented Owen Pallett and beautifully melodic Brasstronaut will be playing shows as part of CBC's SignalFest. Tickets for the Owen Pallett show at CBC Studio 40 can be purchased for $20 and the Brasstronaut show is free if you register for the guest list at [email protected] Head here for more info.

Owen Pallett
Owen Pallett, $20 / Brasstronaut, Free at CBC: SignalFest

Saturday, March 5
Montreal pop sensations the Dears will be hitting Vancouver this Saturday at Venue. With the catchy pop hooks of the Dears and support provided by Eulogies and the Tender Box, this will be a drama-filled night you won't want to miss.

The Dears
The Tender Box
$25 at Venue


Thursday, March 3
Following their collaboration on The Falcon Lake Incident, Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans are bringing their team-up to Calgary as part of their North America tour. Don't miss out on this unique collaboration, as their folk melodies and harmonies will be sure to warm up your cold winter hearts.

Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans
$17.50 advance, $20 door at the Gateway


Thursday, March 3
Haste the Day are bringing an all-star lineup of talent to the Annex Wreckroom tonight. With a stacked lineup, including My Children My Bride, the Chariot, Plea for Purging and On Burning Shores, this will be an epic night of mosh.

Haste the Day
My Children My Bride
The Chariot
Plea for Purging
On Burning Shores
$17.50 advance, $20 door at the Annex Wreckroom

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5
Former Band drummer/singer Levon Helm is bringing the Levon Helm Band to Toronto with back-to-back dates in support of his "Ramble on the Road" tour. Providing support is American folk rock sensation Lucinda Williams. Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy a night filled with soulful country melody.

The Levon Helm Band
Lucinda Williams
$54.50 to $79.50 at Massey Hall

Saturday, March 5
Eighties synth pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are kicking off their North American tour in Toronto. OMD will be touring in support of their album, History of Modern Man, their first new record since 1996 and the first time their classic lineup worked together since 1986. Support is provided by Oh Land.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Oh Land
Sold Out at the Phoenix


Saturday, March 5
The Seattle, WA-based musician Say Hi is bringing his light, pleasant pop tunes to Montreal. Also on this show are Toronto's catchy pop act Small Sins, as well as Blair and Yellow Ostrich. With a fun lineup like this, it will be pretty much impossible to consider staying in this Saturday.

Say Hi
Small Sins
Yellow Ostrich
$10 at Casa Del Popolo

Sunday, March 6
Synth pop masters Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark are hitting up Montreal for the second date of their North American. OMD will be touring in support of their album, History of Modern Man, but you can be sure to expect some classics.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Oh Land
$32.50 advance, $35 door at Le National

Monday, March 7
The mind-altering Tera Melos are bringing their psychedelic pop energy, along with the catchy and endearing Marnie Stern as a co-headliner. With a team-up like this, you will definitely want to extend your weekend one day longer.

Tera Melos
Marnie Stern
$12 to $14 at Il Motore