Scissor Sisters, Justin Nozuka, Land of Talk, Caribou and Alice in Chains Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Scissor Sisters, Justin Nozuka, Land of Talk, Caribou and Alice in Chains Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
As is our Thursday tradition, we've rummaged through the morass of Canadian concert listings to give you Exclaim!'s Can't Miss Concerts, our weekly guide for Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton. Here's where we've placed our chips for the best concert bets.


Thursday, September 16
Prepare yourself for some dance-off mayhem as the Scissor Sisters come to Vancouver in support of their third full-length album, Night Work. They will be performing with special guests Sammy Jo and Casey Spooner (of Fischerspooner).

Scissor Sisters
Sammy Jo and Casey Spooner
$35 at the Malkin Bowl

Saturday, September 18
Train will be doing their thing this coming Saturday at the Commodore Ballroom with special guest Ryan Starr. And did you know that they have their own phone line where you can listen to updates and leave your messages with feedback or ideas?

Ryan Star
$38.50 at the Commodore Ballroom


Friday, September 17
Reigning from Regina, SK, this eight person pop collective have described their sound as "drunk kids talking too openly and too honestly." See what drunken confessions and conversations Library Voices have for you on Friday.

Library Voices
$12.50 at Sait's The Gateway


Thursday, September 16
The bluesy, soulful Justin Nozuka will be stealing hearts with his acoustic ballads tonight. This American-born, Canadian-raised artist brings folk, pop, blues and soul together to create a unique experience.

Justin Nozuka
$25 at the Starlite Room Behemoth

Sunday, September 19
Fathers, be sure to lock your daughters up Sunday night. That Stratford, ON, Usher-mentored teenage heartthrob, Justin Beiber, is coming to town.

Justin Beiber
$49.75 to 70.25 at Rexall Place

Monday, September 20
30 Seconds to Mars are proving they won't back down. Their newest album, This Is War, tells tales of their various struggles: a large lawsuit with Virgin Records, creative battles and more. But the underlying message is that they made it through. Come celebrate victory with them Monday night.

30 Seconds To Mars
$27.50 at Edmonton Events Center - West Edmonton Mall


Thursday, September 16
Exclaim's current cover girl, Elizabeth Powell (frontwoman of Land of Talk) will be performing at Lee's before hitting the stage for LOLA fest in London. Catch her while you can; she is touring through October and November.

Land of Talk
$15 at Lee's Palace

Friday, September 17
Polaris Music Prize shortlister Caribou will be making a stop in Toronto during his fall North/South American Tour, which started only two days after he finished his European Summer Festival dates. He will be accompanied by the Russian Futurists.

Russian Futurists
$15 at the Phoenix

Saturday, September 18
Grunge music legends Alice in Chains will be creating chaos at the Molson Amphitheatre this coming Saturday. Be sure to bust out your ripped jeans and plaid shirt for this one.

Alice In Chains
$10.21 to $79.25 at the Molson Amphitheatre


Sunday, September 19
There are only a few weeks left for the Piknic Electronik Festival, but Monday has a great line-up that surely won't disappoint. F.AN, Mad Kids and Riva Starr will keep your feet moving and you entertained.

Mad Kids
Riva Starr
Free at Piknic Electronik

Tuesday, September 21
M.I.A.'s accomplishments throughout this past year may include hating on Lady Gaga, fighting with journalists and putting out a new album, but they've pushed this indie artist to the front lines. Montreal will be the kick off to her yearlong tour.

$35.50 at the Metropolis