Rich Aucoin, Deafheaven and Halsey Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Rich Aucoin, Deafheaven and Halsey Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Atsuko Kobasigawa
If you're looking to add a little live music to your Halloween festivities, this week's Can't Miss Concerts from October 29 to November 4 has you covered. Jam-packed with dates from Canadian indie favourites, DJ sets and some heavier fare from both sides of the border; take a look at this week's picks below before heading to our complete Concert Listings for even more.
Cancer Bats
Coming off a run of dates on the east coast in advance of their "Good Ol Canadian Rip" tour, Cancer Bats have lined up three dates in Quebec to round out a month of support for their fifth full-length, Searching for Zero. Starting in Sherbrooke on the 29th, fans can bang their heads to the crew's thunderous hardcore in Quebec City and Montreal the following two evenings.
10/29/2015 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
10/30/2015 Quebec City, QC – L'Anti
10/31/2015 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
With an influence already reaching far beyond the realm of metal alone, Deafheaven continue on a month-long tour in support of their latest acclaimed disc, New Bermuda. The only Canadian stops on the current leg are back-to-back evenings in Toronto and Montreal to start the month of November.
11/01/2015 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
11/02/2015 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Set to join the Weeknd and Travis Scott on the former's "The Madness Fall Tour" in late November, Astralwerks singer-songwriter Halsey is bringing her debut album Badlands to Ontario and Quebec to start the month. Fans can catch her at Montreal's Metropolis on November 2 and Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre the following evening.
11/02/2015 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/03/2015 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mac DeMarco
Currently on a world tour, Canada's favourite gap-toothed slacker brings his band home for a string of dates in the western provinces this week. Though back-to-back performances at Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom are already listed as sell-outs, Mac DeMarco devotees can catch the man in Calgary on November 2 before he travels through Edmonton and Saskatoon the following two evenings.
10/30/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/31/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/02/2015 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11/03/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/04/2015 Saskatoon, SK – O'Brian's Event Centre
Having recently announced more work as one half of Sepalcure, Machinedrum has two DJ sets lined up in Western Canada to wrap up the month. Fans can take in his talents as a selector at Vancouver's Fortune Sound Club on October 29 and Edmonton's Union Hall on October 30.
10/29/2015 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
10/30/2015 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Rich Aucoin
Rich Aucoin is bringing his renowned multimedia spectacle to the province of Quebec to close out the month with two intimate dates. Those looking to take part in his engaging live performance can find him at Bar Le Cha Cha in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville on October 29 before he makes the trek to Sherbrooke for a performance at Bar Le Magog the next night.
10/29/2015 Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, QC – Bar Le Cha Cha
10/30/2015 Sherbrooke, QC – Bar Le Magog
Currently on a run of dates in the United States and Canada, fans of Arbutus Records indie outfit TOPS can catch them on a quick trip back to their homeland with back-to-back dates in Toronto and their native Montreal.
10/30/2015 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
10/31/2015 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
Visit Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.