Phoenix, Die Antwoord and Field Trip Festival Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Phoenix, Die Antwoord and Field Trip Festival Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
We're back with another instalment of our Can't Miss Concerts roundup, this time for the week of June 5 to June 11. Of course, this is just a handful of the many shows hitting the Great White North this week, so click on over to our complete Concert Listings to see what else is on the musical menu this week.

Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord will invade Downsview Park as a part of Riot Fest later this year, but the South Africans are hitting Montreal this week to celebrate their new LP, Donker Mag.

06/06 Montreal, QC – Métropolis

Field Trip

Field Trip Music & Arts Festival comes at a very good time; it's the first Constantines show since they announced their reunion, BADBADNOTGOOD are our cover stars (pick up a copy, why don't ya?), Fucked Up's dual-variant album Glass Boys is out and Broken Social Scene made this their only show of the year. If that's not enough to convince you, there's a plethora of other performers, including headliners Interpol and the Kills.

06/07-08 Toronto, ON – Fork York: Garrison Common

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones has added the option to donate to Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada when purchasing tickets to these Canadian shows. While donating to such organizations might be good for your soul, Jones and the Dap-Kings soulful music isn't too bad for your ears, either.

06/05 London, ON – London Music Hall
06/06 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall


Started as Joseph Mount's solo project in his bedroom on a computer purchased from his father, Metronomy has since traveled the world and expanded to a quartet, with multiple instruments being added to their live show. Mount told Exclaim in 2008 that "the live show is supposed to be a spectacle. So much electronic music is associated with laptops and static figures." With six years of added experience and an extra member (plus the possible addition of Love Letters songs to set lists), that spectacle must be even more spectacular.

06/10 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club


French pop group Phoenix are touring in support of Bankrupt!, which, judging from the expansive nature of their world tour, they likely aren't, thanks to albums like that one and the excellent Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix.

06/08 Montreal, QC – Métropolis
06/10 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy

Jonathan Richman

We described Jonathan Richman as "the loopy, adorable uncle you only see at weddings," but you'll likely only catch him when he plays live. Unfortunately, that leaves you susceptible to his touring schedule, which only goes as far east as Winnipeg on this leg. Despite not releasing an album since 2010, those able should go see the 63-year-old songwriter, who is now hovering around retirement age.

06/06 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
06/07 Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Bar & Stage
06/08 Lethbridge, AB – The Slice
06/10 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
06/11 Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre

For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.