Robyn, Junip, Grinderman, Glasser and Hollerado Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Robyn, Junip, Grinderman, Glasser and Hollerado 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.


Thursday, November 11
All the way from Sweden, indie folksters Junip will play Venue with opening help from Nashville, TN's Sharon Van Etten. Jose Gonzalez is already known for his solo work, now catch him with Elias Araya and Tobias Winterkorn as Junip, who will play in support of their debut full-length, Fields. Also, Van Etten will be doing an in-store at Zulu Records earlier in the day.

Sharon Van Etten
$15 at Venue

Friday, November 12
Hollerado have gone viral with hit music video "Americanarama,", from 2010's Record in a Bag. Now, you can catch them in person as they make their way across Canada on tour with Free Energy and the Reason.

Free Energy
The Reason
$16 at the Media Club

Saturday, November 13
Put on your dancing shoes and step back into the future to see Delorean play the Biltmore Cabaret. Subiza is the third studio album by the Spanish alt-dance act. Lemonade will keep things sweet and not sour as the very danceable openers.

$15 at the Biltmore Cabaret


Thursday, November 11
The Calgary Folk Fest brings you another great event, this time it's Luke Doucet and the Sunparlour Players playing the Republik for a special Remembrance Day show. Luke Doucet, who also performs with the band Veal, is playing in support of his latest folk pop solo release, Steel City Trawler, while folk revivalists the Sunparlour Players' latest is 2009's Wave North.

Luke Doucet
Sunparlour Players
$20 advance/$22 door at the Republik

Friday, November 12
Toronto, ON electro-pop outfit Woodhands have been busy touring the world with their special brand of psychedelic dance beats and will play Broken City in support of their latest album, Remorsecapade, with the awesomely named Napoleon Skywalker.

Napoleon Skywalker
$13 at Broken City

Saturday, November 13
Beats Antique's latest release, Blind Threshold, gives us what we have come to expect from the San Francisco world fusion act. With a blend of belly dancing, Afro-pop, hip-hop, jazz and electronica, they are unique in their approach to music. Catch them with a special DJ set by Eskmo.

Beats Antique
$23 at Republik


Thursday, November 11
The Creepshow will make you dance your scaredy-pants off at New City Compound, with the Afterbeat and Scorched Banditos. Check out the Burlington, ON psychobilly band as they play songs from their 2010 release, They All Fall Down.

The Creepshow
The Afterbeat
Scorched Banditos
$20 at New City Compound

Sunday, November 14
Indie rockers Hollerado are sure to hit you with some more "Americanarama," from their 2010 album, Record in a Bag. Catch them as they continue their cross-Canada tour with Free Energy and the Reason.

Free Energy
The Reason
Foxy Shazam
$13.50 at the Pawn Shop

Tuesday, November 16
Dan Mangan has been making a name for himself with his stellar shows and singing-songwriting talents. He has toured with the likes of Elliot Brood and the Great Lake Swimmers, and his latest, 2009's Nice, Nice, Very Nice, was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. Catch him play the Myer Horowitz Theatre with help from the Burning Hell and the Crackling.

Dan Mangan
The Burning Hell
The Crackling
$20 at the Myer Horowitz Theatre


Thursday, November 11
L.A.-based Glasser's music has been described as spooky and ambient, but with her smooth, ethereal vocals she is described best as an electro version of Joni Mitchell. Glasser will be joined by Brooklyn, NY's not-to-be-missed Twin Shadow at the Drake.

Twin Shadow
$13 at the Drake Hotel

Friday, November 12
Swedish songstress Robyn is in Toronto asking you to show her love. Do you know what it takes to make your body talk? Well, Robyn does. She is back in a big way so grab your tickets and get ready to shake your booty with every heartbeat at the Sound Academy. Konichiwa, bitches.

$23.50 at the Sound Academy

Saturday, November 13
Sigh No More is the name of Mumford & Sons' debut album, but it also seems to be an instruction for music bored with the typical live show. Here is where the English folk rockers come in. Rising from London's folk scene, they are known for energetic, spontaneous live shows, and for packing literary references into their songs. Catch them with blue grass favourites Cadillac Sky.

Mumford & Sons
Cadillac Sky
$21 to $35 at the Sound Academy


Friday, November 12
Grinderman are a band of heavy hitters. Made up of Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos, these guys know how to rock and proved it as members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Their second album together as Grinderman, Grinderman 2, was released early this fall. They will play ,with opening help from Armen Ra, promising a show that won't disappoint.

Armen Ra
$26.50 advance/$28.50 door at Metropolis Theatre

Saturday, November 13
DJ Shadow is not only known for his large record collection (over 60,000 records!) but also for his DJ skills. He has been making waves in the world of trip-hop instrumentalism since his 1996 debut, Endtroducing....., and another new album is right around the corner. DJ Shadow will play Club Soda, with the aid of Pigeon John.

DJ Shadow
Pigeon John
$35 at Club Soda

Tuesday, November 16
Soul singer and rapper Aloe Blacc will appear with his band, the Grand Scheme, as part of the "I Need A Dollar Tour," with special guests Maya Jupiter and Effusion A Cappella. Blacc's latest release, Good Things, is a soulful venture from the L.A.-based artist.

Aloe Blacc
Maya Jupiter
Effusion A Cappella
$15 or 4 for $49 at Le Belmont