Rihanna, Joey Bada$$, Born Ruffians, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and More in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Rihanna, Joey Bada$$, Born Ruffians, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and More in This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Now that the end of winter is approaching, it's time to emerge from our house cocoons like flowers from the soil to attend a few concerts. We've picked a lovely bouquet of shows below, so stop and smell these roses, won't you? Our concert picks for March 21-27 are below.

Joey Bada$$

Brooklyn-based up and coming rapper Joey Bada$$ will be hitting up a number of Canadian cities for an appropriately named Beast Coast Tour. Fellow New Yorkers Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers will be joining him on his venture, so show up early to catch the full experience.

3/23 Whistler, BC - Garfinkel's Whistler
3/24 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

Billy Talent with Hollerado and Indian Handcrafts

Billy Talent is the headliner, but we're interested in Canadian tour openers Hollerado and Indian Handcrafts, who will be supporting their latest albums in stadiums for the first time. Oh, Sum 41 are also on the roster.

3/22 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
3/25 Moose Jaw, SK - Mosaic Place
3/26 Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre
3/28 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre

Born Ruffians

Rhythmic pop group Born Ruffians have been teasing their forthcoming LP Birthmarks and are hitting the open road leading up to its release on April 16. Don't miss opening performances from the Elwins.

3/20 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
3/21 Nelson, BC - Spirit Bar at the Hume Hotel
3/22 Calgary, AB - Palomino Smokehouse
3/23 Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre
3/24 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's Cantina
3/26 Regina, SK - Cultural Exchange
3/27 Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Post-punk group Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds recently released their Push the Sky Away LP and are now on tour to support it. Sophisticated guitar troubadour Sharon Van Etten will open.

3/22 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
3/23 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall


Rihanna's still pumping out singles from Unapologetic. Hear them live this week when she hits Winnipeg and Calgary. We're expecting the performance to be loaded with a variety of outfits and mesmerizing choreography; get your Instagram ready.

3/25 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
3/27 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place

Two Hours Traffic

The Charlottetown rockers will be representing their new musical direction on tour to support their new album, Foolish Blood. Rah Rah will open.

3/21 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
3/22 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange
3/23 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod's
3/26 Guelph, ON - E-Bar
3/27 Windsor, ON - Phog Lounge
3/28 Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty's

Tyler, the Creator

Odd Future head Tyler, the Creator recently released his full-length solo LP Wolf. Now, he's hitting the road to support it with only one Canadian stop, so don't miss this performance.

3/22 Toronto, ON - the Opera House

Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Psychedelic troupe Unknown Mortal Orchestra are taking their trademark retro-pop sound to stages to promote II. Their Vancouver show is sold out, so try to muster up some tickets, fast! Buzzy openers Foxygen, Wampire and Blessed Feathers are enough to make this a must-see.

3/23 Vancouver, BC - Media Club