Tegan and Sara, Diamond Rings, Doldrums and Major Lazer Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Published Feb 28, 2013If, like us, you'd rather dance and sing the night away than spend it twiddling your thumbs at home, you've come to the right place. Below, find our picks for the best Canadian concerts from now until March 6.
Last year glam rocker Diamond Rings, aka John O'Regan, set out on a massive tour to promote his sophomore album Free Dimensional, and there's still no end in sight. He has included another expansion of dates, including three upcoming shows in Canadian cities.
3/1 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
3/2 Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
3/6 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth Bar & Stage
* with Yukon Blonde
Toronto/Montreal-based sample maestro Doldrums is on tour to support his recently released Lesser Evil. Don't miss this hometown show because he will definitely bring something special to his adopted city. An opening set from Blue Hawaii is a reason to show up early.
2/28 Montreal, QC - The Plant
Diplo-led electro-dancehall hype group Major Lazer are bringing the bass to Toronto. The show was originally scheduled to be at the Danforth Music Hall but has been switched to the Sound Academy due to high ticket demand. Show up early to catch Keys N Krates.
2/28 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
Black metal act Marduk will be playing a gravity-defying show in Vancouver to promote their most recent album, Serpent Sermon. The tall bill features opening acts from Moonspell, Inquisition, the Foreshadowing and Death Wolf.
3/5 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Tegan and Sara
Soaring pop duo Tegan and Sara recently released their electronic-inspired Heartthrob and will be taking it to the stage in a handful of Canadian cities this week. Sing along to the band at one of the following shows.
2/28-3/1 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
3/3 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
3/4 Regina, SK - Conexus Arts Centre Theatre
Toronto's shadowy electronic act Trust is on the road to promote their debut album, TRST. Show up early to watch Eraas warm up the crowd.
2/28 Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
3/1 Saskatoon, SK - Amigo's Cantina
3/2 Calgary, AB - Hifi Club
3/4 Edmonton, AB - Pawn Shop
Two Hours Traffic
Indie rockers Two Hours Traffic have recently released their heartfelt Foolish Blood and will be taking no breaks between these three Canadian shows. Show up early to catch Rah Rah's opening performance.
2/28 Fredericton, NB - Capital Complex
3/1 Charlottetown, PEI - Hunter's Ale House
3/2 Halifax, NS - The Seahorse Tavern
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Psychedelic troupe Unknown Mortal Orchestra are taking their trademark retro-pop sound to stages to promote II. Opening acts from Foxygen and Wampire.
3/3 Montreal, QC - Il Motore
3/4 Toronto, ON - Wrongbar