OVO Fest, Osheaga, Iceage and Slayer Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

OVO Fest, Osheaga, Iceage and Slayer Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
The long weekend is almost upon us, and if you're looking for something to do during that extra time off, then consider hitting up a show. Whether it's a double-headliner or a festival, we have you covered with our list of top concert picks for this week in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, July 28
Psyched-out San Fran unit Barn Owl are returning to Vancouver and bringing along some some of their freaky friends. Fellow San Francisco-based artist Vestals will open, as will Vancouver kosmische guru Sinoia Caves, who's likely to be testing out some of the spaced-out sounds from his long-overdue second album.

Barn Owl
Sinoia Caves
$10 at Anza Club

Saturday, July 30
Young Danish punks Iceage have recently seen their success rise unexpectedly. In the midst of a hefty U.S. tour, the band's making a stop at the Waldorf Hotel's Summer Screamer. Celebrating Vancouver's underground music scene, the earlier part of the evening sees an outdoor BBQ and live performances, while the after-party continues on late into the night with DJs.

Cult of Youth
White Lung
Nu Sensae
$10 at the Waldorf Hotel

Tuesday, August 2
Montreal electro-funk duo Chromeo will be making a few Canadian stops on their extensive North American tour. Supporting their new EP for single "When The Night Falls," classic Chromeo tracks will also make appearances. You better believe these guys know how to party, so don't miss out.

$35.50 at the Commodore Ballroom


Friday, July 29
Before they move westward to Vancity, French-Canadian beat-makers Chromeo will be igniting Flames Central. If you're looking to tap your toes and sway your hips then checking out Chromeo live will definitely do the trick.

$33.35 at Flames Central

Saturday, July 30
Slayer and Rob Zombie are taking to the road with their co-headlining "Hell on Earth" tour. This will be the first time in 12 years that the two acts have shared a bill, the last time being 1999's Ozzfest. Heavy music fans definitely shouldn't miss experiencing the shock rocker and these thrash metal lords back to back.

Rob Zombie
$50 to $87.50 at the Scotiabank Saddledome


Thursday, July 28
Emerging out of L.A. just last year with their debut album Drink the Sea, the Glitch Mob will be bringing their live show to the Mod Club. Lauded for showcasing their technological skills with performance solos, come check out what this electronic trio and their complementary support acts have to offer. As an extra bonus, the show features killer openers by way of Phantogram and Com Truise.

The Glitch Mob
Com Truise
TBA at the Mod Club

Friday, July 29
Unsurprisingly, Death Cab for Cutie's recent tour has been so successful they've decided to add some extra shows. To the delight of Torontonians, that means an extra gig at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre. Supporting the newest album Codes and Keys, those who wear their heart on their sleeve won't want to pass up this opportunity.

Death Cab for Cutie
Frightened Rabbit
$43 to $66.25 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Sunday, July 31
Rapper Drake will be making a homecoming appearance playing to the masses of screaming fans at the second annual OVO Festival. Along for the ride will be a killer cast of artists, including the Weeknd and Rick Ross, as well as some "surprise secret guests." Seriously, this is the type of show that makes the rest of Canada jealous, Toronto.

The Weeknd
Rick Ross
$43.25 to $121.25 at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre


Thursday, July 28
Leading up to this year's Pop Montreal festival, a ten-day Pop Off tour has been making its way across the eastern end of our fine nation, and today it will be making a stop in Montreal. Local acts Grimes and Pat Jordache, as well as Edmonton's Gobble Gobble, will be building anticipation with their distinct pop sounds.

Gobble Gobble
Pat Jordache
$8 advance, $10 door at La Sala Rossa

Friday, July 29 to Sunday, July 31
Since its inception in 2006, Osheaga has prided itself on bringing a European-style festival to Canada. Gathering some of the world's best artists, as well as showcasing local up-and-comers, the festival garners more attention every year. With over 90 acts, including big names like the Flaming Lips, City and Colour, and Elvis Costello, you definitely don't want to miss this amazing weekend experience.

Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
The Flaming Lips
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
City and Colour
Crystal Castles
Death From Above 1979
$75.50 to $369.50 at Parc Jean-Drapeau