Rihanna, Arlo Guthrie and Suuns Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Published Apr 21, 2016Though it may only span seven days, this week's lineup of Can't Miss Concerts, from April 21 to 27, has us feeling as though we've been thrown for a loop in some sort of musical time machine, taking us back 50 years with the guitar-slinging Arlo Guthrie and stumbling blindly into the future with Montreal quartet Suuns. If this sounds like your thing, sign the liability waiver for 'possible loss of limb' and hop on in. Then, head over to our complete Concert Listings for even more live show selections to suit every musical inclination.
American folk legend Arlo Guthrie is taking fans back to the '60s with his 50th Anniversary Alice's Restaurant Tour, and while the tune behind it all may be old, the 18-minute-long antiwar protest piece is still as relevant as ever, given today's political climate. Reminisce with him at Vancouver's Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
04/21/2016 Vancouver, BC – The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
Joel Plaskett Emergency
While his April 23 and 27 dates are already sold out, Joel Plaskett fans who find themselves in Kingston, ON on April 26 can still snag a ticket to this show in order to secure their post-performance bragging rights. Get ready for everything from the early songs that helped him make his mark, like 2007's "Fashionable People," to newer material from his most recent release, Park Avenue Sobriety Test.
04/23/2016 Truro, NS – Marigold Cultural Centre
04/26/2016 Kingston, ON – The Grand Theatre
04/27/2016 London, ON – Aeolian Hall
Finnish melodic metal troupe Kalmah are joined by homegrown folk metal outfit Vesperia for their visit across the pond, which takes them to the West coast this week. Trudge through the muck with these guitar-wielding swamp monsters at one of the many dates listed below.
04/21/2016 Vancouver, BC – Red Room Ultra Bar
04/22/2016 Victoria, BC – Logan's Pub
04/23/2016 Kelowna, BC – Flashback
04/24/2016 Calgary, AB - Distortion
Having come a long way from nearly giving up on Each Other, Aidan Knight seems to have made peace with his latest full-length, demonstrating his change of heart with a full-fledged tour in support of the LP. Find him back in Canada after a lengthy stint overseas at one of the many dates below this week.
04/22/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will
04/23/2016 Saskatoon, SK – Amigos Cantina
04/26/2016 Edmonton, AB – Studio 96
04/27/2016 Calgary, AB – The Palomino
Rihanna is a musical force to be reckoned with, and no stranger to taking full command of the football-sized stadiums she's set to take over this week. Let yourself descend into the world of ANTI this week and find out what it takes to be one of the best-selling artists of all time.
04/21/2016 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
04/23/2016 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
Still going strong on their One Chord to Another tour, Sloan are paying a visit to their West coast fans this week to make sure they get in on the fun. Get yourself out to the rock show to hear the Canadian quartet jam through tracks new and old, or else you'll be wishing you did.
04/21/2016 Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
04/22/2016 Nanaimo, BC – The Queens
After releasing a tripped-out new VR video to accompany their Hold/Still single "Brainwash," Montreal-based Suuns are ready to take their tunes to the real world in a big way by means of a hefty world tour. With the release of the aforementioned LP still fresh, you can be sure to expect plenty of new and more adventurous material from the innovative four-piece.
04/21/2016 Ottawa, ON – St. Alban's Church
04/22/2016 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
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