Poirier, Spoon, Pissed Jeans and You Say Party! We Say Die! Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Poirier, Spoon, Pissed Jeans and You Say Party! We Say Die! 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 concert guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's what we deem your best concert bets.


Friday, April 9
New Zealand world beaters Ruby Suns are finally hitting the West coast on their joint tour with chillwave dude Toro Y Moi. There's guaranteed to be good vibes radiating from this one, not mention a hefty dose tropical exotica.

Ruby Suns
Toro Y Moi
No Gold
$10 at Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, April 10
Swedish synth-pop eccentrics Little Dragon are returning to the city to give a dose of last year's Machine Dreams. Lending a little opening support are Love & Elecktrik and Nina Mendoza, making for a solid triple bill.

Little Dragon
Love & Elecktrik
Nina Mendoza
$15 at Biltmore Cabaret

Sunday, April 11
Spoon and Deerhunter on the same bill. It doesn't get much better than that. Yeah, it's on a Sunday, but this one's an early show, so you don't have to worry about a burnt-out Monday.

Micachu & the Shapes
$35 at Orpheum Theatre


Friday, April 9
Rodney Decroo and His Convictions will bring selections from Decroo's recent Mockingbird Bible to Calgary's Marquee Room as part of their cross-Canada tour. The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter's soul-baring alt-country will be a perfect fit for this intimate venue.

Rodney Decroo and His Convictions
Spoon River
$TBA at the Marquee Room

Wednesday, April 14
Proving that some of the best melodic death metal is Viking-themed, Swedish quintet Amon Amarth will bring their Nordic mythology to the University of Calgary for this sure-to-be-epic show. If there was ever a time to wear your Asterix costume in public, this is it.

Amon Amarth
$29.50 at MacEwan Ballroom


 Friday, April 9
Now that their ban from the U.S. has apparently been lifted, be thankful that Abbotsford-bred dance rockers You Say Party! We Say Die! are still willing to tour Canada. The band will bring their sassy songs to Edmonton, with Vancouver hype-sters Makeout Videotape set to open.

You Say Party! We Say Die!
Makeout Videotape
$TBA at New City

Saturday, April 10
After warming up in Calgary, Rodney Decroo and His Convictions will bring their soul-baring alt-country to Edmonton. With a band name like that, expect these guys to mean everything they say.

Rodney Decroo and His Convictions
$TBA at Black Dog Freehouse

Wednesday, April 14
Detroit-based psychedelic garage-punk trio Awesome Color will be bringing their mind-numbing jams to Edmonton as part of a rare Canadian tour. Joined by Hair Police, expect a night of noisy rock'n'roll mayhem.

Awesome Color
Hair Police
$TBA at Black Dog Freehouse


Thursday, April 8
This month's Exclaim! cover star, Poirier, is treating Toronto to a stop on his Red Bull Music Academy-presented Running High tour. And if that wasn't a special enough occasion on its own, the show is also serving as Exclaim!'s 18th anniversary bash. Yep, believe it or not, we're now old enough to legally drink in three Canadian provinces! Now that's something worth celebrating.

Poirier (11:30 p.m.)
Bonjay (10:45 p.m.)
Lioness (10 p.m.)
$10 at Wrong Bar

Friday, April 9
Out supporting their Civil War-themed Monitor LP, Titus Andronicus are in town to serve up some gruff punk rock performed in the key of scorn. Come ready to join in those gang vocals.

Titus Andronicus
Sandman Viper Command
$13.50 (advance)/$15 (door) at Sneaky Dee's

Saturday, April 10
UK darling Florence Welch returns with her Florence and the Machine. The last time she was in Toronto, we wrote, "Blending robust pop with a pristine, sonorous voice, it was a rousing, polished affair." Let's hope this show is no different.

Florence and the Machine
Holy Hail
$20 (door) at Phoenix


Thursday, April 8
Get ready to ride that chillwave, because Washed Out and Small Black are finally here with their joint roadshow. It will be hazy, muffled and loaded with ridiculous amounts of echo. It might also be totally awesome.

Washed Out
Small Black
Silly Kissers
$12 (advance)/$14 (door) at Il Motore

Saturday, April 10
Drone/psych behemoths Growing bring their new love for beats to Montreal, as well as their latest offering PUMPS!

Daniel Francis Doyle
$12 at Casa Del Popolo

Sunday, April 11
Exclaim! faves and punk rock shit disturbers Pissed Jeans are still keeping themselves active on the road following the release of last year's stellar King of Jeans. But considering how great these guys' live shows usually are, this is definitely a good thing.

Pissed Jeans
Vile Intent
Metis Yeti
$8 (advance)/$10 (door) at Casa Del Popolo