Caribou, Trash Talk and Cashmere Cat Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Caribou, Trash Talk and Cashmere Cat Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Luke Orlando
If you've been wondering which shows are worth seeing lately, Exclaim! has the answer for you with this week's Can't Miss Concerts, covering March 5 to 11. Whether you're looking to discover something new or see an artist you know and love, there's something for you in this week's highlights. Check them out below and then head over to our complete Concert Listings for even more.

Aqua Alta

East Coast trio Aqua Alta are on a short run of Canadian dates this week in support of their recently released debut LP, Dreamsphere. The band's airy pop sound is one that will take you by surprise with its unique nuances; gentle melodies from vocalist Jenn Grant are supported by syncopated electronic beats and a variety of beautifully arranged synth and guitar sections. Hear some album cuts in Ottawa and at their hometown show in Halifax.

03/05/2015 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
03/07/2015 Charlottetwn, PE – Hunter's Ale House
03/08/2015 Halifax, NS – The Company House


Caribou will be hitting Vancouver this week, playing two consecutive sets (early and late) at the same venue. Dan Snaith's brand of mellow, sample-heavy electronic music is richly textured with multiple layers of sound, and his live show is something to behold. Snaith's multi-instrumental performance will likely include tracks from his most recent LP, Our Love, alongside older favourites, so this is one not to miss.

03/05/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
03/05/2015 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

Elliot Brood

Elliot Brood are taking their guitar-driven country music to a number of Canadian cities this week, supporting last year's powerful album Work and Love. Their recent show in Vancouver had the audience up on their feet and dancing, as the band played a lively, upbeat set, and it's sure to be no different when the band hits Ontario and Quebec this week.

03/05/2015 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
03/06/2015 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
03/07/2015 Ottawa, ON – Ritual


Maryland rapper Logic will be stopping by the Great White North this week as a part of his "Under Pressure World Tour" with two back-to-back dates in Toronto. As the name suggests, the tour is in support of his recently released album of the same name, which has been met with a great deal of critical success. Logic's often heartfelt lyrics are a window into his life and past struggles and his delivery, along with his ability to work a large stage and crowd, are nothing short of impressive.

03/10/2015 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
03/11/2015 Toronto, ON – Tattoo Queen West

Cashmere Cat

Norwegian electronic producer Cashmere Cat will be in Toronto this week as a part of his lengthy North American tour. Known for his collaborations with artists like Ariana Grande and fellow producers like DJ Mustard, his own compositions reflect both pop and trap influences with floating melodies created using a variety of vocal and string samples. Expect to hear material from the EPs Mirror Maru and Wedding Bells.

03/08/2015 Toronto, ON – CODA

Rah Rah

Upbeat indie-rockers Rah Rah are embarking on a stretch of Canadian dates this week. The band's shows late last year are a testament to the high energy of their live performances, complete with balloons and confetti cannons. The band are readying their new album Vessels for release this month, and this tour will be an opportunity for the band to reveal more new songs. Check them out when they stop by your neighbourhood.

03/05/2015 Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
03/06/2015 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
03/07/2015 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
03/11/2015 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre

Trash Talk/Ratking

California hardcore crew Trash Talk have been known for their cross-genre alliances with numerous hip-hop acts, and on their current North American tour the band will be bringing along New York unit Ratking. Trash Talk's most recent release, No Peace, is a grimy, lo-fi assault, and their live shows are loud, furious and untamed, as any good hardcore show should be.

03/06/2015 Toronto, ON – Studio Bar

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