Squarepusher, Ladyhawk, Wiz Khalifa, Death From Above 1979 and Jens Lekman Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Squarepusher, Ladyhawk, Wiz Khalifa, Death From Above 1979 and Jens Lekman Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
No matter what time of year, there are always great live shows happening each week. Here are some exciting shows to start off November in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal.


Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2
Ladyhawk will play their hometown on Thursday and Friday at the Biltmore Cabaret to celebrate the release of their third full-length, No Can Do. They will be joined by Shotgun Jimmie, METZ and Mirror Lake on Thursday, and while METZ won't be at Friday's show, Shotgun Jimmie will be, as well as some yet-to-be-announced guests.

Shotgun Jimmie
Mirror Lake
$14 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Friday, November 2
Jens Lekman has been busy promoting his recent album I Know What Love Isn't, even stopping by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recently. The Swedish popster will finally make it to Vancouver's Venue on Friday. Making it all that much sweeter, fellow Swede Victoria Bergsman will bring her Taken By Trees to open.

Jens Lekman
Taken By Trees
$25 at Venue

Saturday, November 3
German producer Pantha Du Prince is currently taking his project on a North American fall tour before he drops his ambitious-sounding Elements of Light full-length next year. And while it's unclear how much new material Pantha will dole out onstage, it's sure to be a heady, beat-heavy experience nonetheless.

Pantha Du Prince
$22.50 at Venue Nightclub


Friday, November 2
Wiz Khalifa's O.N.I.F.C. album may have been delayed until December 4 but you can catch him at Calgary's Stampede Corral on Friday with a handful of guests, including Juicy J and Chevy Woods. Perhaps they will surprise with some new material.

Wiz Khalifa
Juicy J
Chevy Woods
Lola Monroe
Tuki Carter
$39.50 to $49.50 at Stampede Corral

Saturday, November 3
The Pack A.D. are currently taking last year's Unpersons LP on a North American tour. They have already unveiled some new material, so expect more at the show. They'll be at the Republik on Saturday. On the road, the band will be selling a limited-edition 7-inch that includes francophone versions of "Sirens" and "Seasick."

The Pack A.D.
$15 at Republik


Thursday, November 1
As part of the roaming Sónar fest, Gaga-slamming rappers Die Antwoord play Toronto's Sound Academy on Thursday. The duo's videos always go to strange places, so who knows what direction the show will take? Opening acts include Toronto electronic outfit Azari & III, Tiga, Seth Troxler and Paul Kalkbrenner, among others.

Die Antwoord
Azari & III
Seth Troxler
Paul Kalkbrenner
Nic Fanciulli
$36.50 at Sound Academy

November 2 to 4
Friday to Sunday will be the second-ever Sleepwalk Guitar festival curated by Luke Doucet. The festival celebrates the six-string instrument and features performances by some fantastic players, including Nels Cline, Albert Lee and James Burton, among many others. In addition to performances, there are also interviews, workshops and more. You can get more information and a detailed schedule here.

Albert Lee
Burke Carroll
Bob Taillefer
Cindy Cashdollar
Colin Linden
Colin Cripps
Don Rooke
Luke Doucet & the White Falcon
James Burton
Jesse Barksdale
Junior Brown
Kevin Breit
Nels Cline (Wilco)
Paul Pigat
Zeena Parkins
$50 to $75 for a three-day pass, $25 to $55 individual day pass at the Great Hall

Friday, November 2
Squarepusher's Ufabaulum LP earlier this year marked a return to his glitch-heavy roots. The album was written with an ambitious live LED-light show in mind, so the upcoming show at the Danforth Music Hall on Friday is sure to be a spectacle.

Mount Kimbie
$27.50 at Danforth Music Hall


Thursday, November 1
Cape Breton's Tom Fun Orchestra will release Earthworm Heart on November 13. The group have embarked on a seven-week tour of Canada and will play Casa del Popolo on Thursday. As warned by the band, there will be "uncontrollable hip wiggling, fist pumping, jumping and guzzling."

Tom Fun Orchestra
The Strumbellas
$12.50 at Casa del Popolo

Friday, November 2
The reunited Death From Above 1979 are taking their show back on the road this year. They have been brewing some new tunes, which no doubt will be displayed on the stage Friday. As the band recently explained, whether or not the songs will end up on their upcoming album all depends on how things play out in a live setting.

Death From Above 1979
$34.50 at Studio Theatre Salle Andre-Mathieu

Saturday, November 3
It seems like they've just finished a tour, but the Wooden Sky hit the road again on a fall tour in support of this year's Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun. They'll be playing with Wildlife, as well as the Sin and the Swoon, this Saturday at the Plant.

The Wooden Sky
The Sin and the Swoon
$13 advance, $15 door at the Plant