Queens of the Stone Age, Akron/Family, the Dodos and JunoFest Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Queens of the Stone Age, Akron/Family, the Dodos and JunoFest Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
It's another week and another weekend full of concerts. So check out this week's Can't Miss Concerts to see what shows will make your weekend agenda for Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, March 24
Woodpigeon, the Mountains and the Trees, and the Phonemes are taking the train into Vancouver tonight as part of their environmentally friendly and van-free Ribbon Rail Review tour. The show will feature stripped-down solo sets from the three acts. Don't miss out on an intimate night with these talented folksters.

The Mountains and the Trees
The Phonemes
$15 at St. James Hall

Friday, March 25
The psychedelic and quirky Akron/Family are making their way to Vancouver to bring their blend of psych pop to the West Coast. Touring in support of their latest album S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, you will be guaranteed a night full of volcano-inspired craziness. Support is provided by Delicate Steve.

Delicate Steve
$15 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Saturday, March 26
England's dark and eerie Esben and the Witch will be delivering their melancholic and gloomy cacophonyy in Vancouver this Saturday. Don't miss out on your chance to experience the group's dark dreamworld that will have you quivering with goosebumps. Lending some welcomed support is Julianna Barwick.

Esben and the Witch
Julianna Barwick
$14 at the Waldorf


Saturday, March 26
We Are the City are back with a new lineup and a new release titled High School. The band will bringing their performance of gritty guitar riffs and fuzzy keyboard bass to Calgary, along with supporting act Aidan Knight. Don't miss out on a sure to be fun night.

We Are the City
Aidan Knight
$10 at the Marquee Room

Monday, March 28
Fresh off a solid week of SXSW performances, the Dodos are playing a string of Canadian dates in support of their recently released album No Color. The tribal folk rockers will be teaming up with lo-fi garage rockers Reading Rainbow for this tour, which hits Calgary this Monday.

The Dodos
Reading Rainbow
$16 at the Republik


Thursday, March 24
Epic English post-punk rockers British Sea Power have crossed the pond to tour in support of their recent release Valhalla Dancehall. The band will bring their sonic synths and riffs to Toronto's legendary Lee's Palace tonight, along with touring supporters A Classic Education.

British Sea Power
A Classic Education
$18.50 advance, $22 door at Lee's Palace

Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26
JunoFest is back in anticipation for the upcoming Juno Awards. The fest will span across Friday and Saturday, and will feature over 100 different artists and 20 different venues. Artists this year include the likes of Basia Bulat, Bedouin Soundclash, the Planet Smashers, Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, D-Sisive, Julie Doiron, Elliott Brood, Royal Wood, Holy Fuck, and many many more. Getting a wristband for this fest will definitely be a worthy investment for any music lover.

$TBA or $30 JunoFest Wristband at Various Venues


Friday, March 25
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy will be swooning Montreal music lovers with his acoustic folk melodies this Friday. Providing support on this show will be the sombre folk melodies of California-originated and Toronto-based artist Snowblink. Montreal folksters won't want to miss out on this intimate evening.

Jeff Tweedy
$39.50 at L'Olympia

Sunday, March 27
Legendary hard rockers Queens of the Stone Age are back and are touring in support of the reissue of their debut album. Exclusive to this tour, the band will be playing their first album in its entirety, as well as additional early-era material and "nightly surprises." This is a can't miss night for any true Queens of the Stone Age fan, so get ready for a night full of riff-heavy rock'n'roll.

Queens of the Stone Age
The Dough Rollers
$39.75 advance, $44.50 at Metropolis

Monday, March 28
Iconic avant-garde weirdos the Residents have embarked on their Talking Light Tour in anticipation of their upcoming 25th anniversary. The Talking Light Tour was inspired by the band's interest in ghost stories and will feature a captivating and eerie conceptual theme at each show. Fans of ghosts and the Residents won't want to miss out on this ghostly engagement.

The Residents
$30 advance, $35 at Club Soda