Daniel Caesar, Kelela and Mauno Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Published Nov 09, 2017As the middle of November approaches and cold weather looms, what better place to find solace from the bitter chill than at one of this week's Can't Miss Concerts?
Between November 9 and 15, plenty of talented acts will entertain Canadians across the country, from raucous rockers Bully to smooth R&B sensation Kelela. There's a show to fit any mood in this week's picks; check them out below before perusing our full Concert Listings for even more to choose from.
Fresh off the release of their sophomore effort Losing, Nashville's Bully will return to Canada this week for consecutive gigs in Toronto and Montreal. Led by the piercing vocals and fierce guitar playing of Alicia Bognanno — who also engineered, produced and wrote Losing's 12 tracks — their high-powered live show is one you won't want to miss.
11/09/2017 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
11/10/2017 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
If you slept on snagging tickets to one of rising Toronto R&B star Daniel Caesar's "Freudian, A North American Tour" dates, we hate to break it to you but… you're out of luck. Caesar's entire tour is sold out, and that includes this week's four performances out west. If the release of his stunning debut full-length Freudian this summer, collaboration with Chance the Rapper and upcoming stint of five, sold out hometown shows weren't indicative enough, the 22-year-old is destined for greatness. And who knows… maybe a good pal snagged two tickets?
11/11/2017 Victoria, BC – Capital Ballroom (formerly Sugar Nightclub)
11/12/2017 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/13/2017 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
11/15/2017 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (formerly Flames Central)
English death metal act Cruciamentum made their full-length debut with 2015's barbarous Charnel Passages, and fans of destruction can catch the foursome live this week as they make their way to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec.
11/09/2017 Moncton, NB – The Caveau
11/10/2017 Halifax, NS – Gus Pub & Grill (Metalfest)
11/11/2017 Rimouski, QC – Cactus Show Bar
Despite making some controversial remarks earlier this fall, experimental producer Flying Lotus was quick to take responsibility and continue his 3D tour. This week will see the Los Angeles artist performing his unique multimedia show to crowds in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
11/09/2017 Montreal, QC – MTELUS (formerly Metropolis)
11/10/2017 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
11/11/2017 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Fresh off last month's release of The Blood of Gods, gruesome thrash metal group Gwar's 14th album, the Virginia-bred ensemble are taking their gory live show through Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia this week in support of the new record. Despite recently being diagnosed with a life-threatening bone marrow disorder, guitarist Mike Derks (better known by his stage alias Balsac the Jaws of Death), will continue to perform on the tour. As promised by the Berserker Blothar in a statement, "just hearing these songs performed will result in an instant paroxysm of weeping, gnashing of teeth and the uncontrollable voiding of your filthy bowels."
11/09/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Saskatoon Event Centre
11/10/2017 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/11/2017 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (formerly Flames Central)
11/13/2017 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
French-Cuban twin duo Ibeyi are currently touring Ash, their sophomore effort, across North America. This Wednesday (November 15), Vancouver's Commodore Ballroom will host the soulful pair on their final Canadian stop for the foreseeable future. R&B singer/producer theMIND is set to support.
11/15/2017 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Toronto rocker Danko Jones dropped his latest full-length Wild Cat back in March, and is currently touring it across Canada. This Thursday (November 9) and Friday (November 10), fans in Calgary and Winnipeg, respectively, can witness Danko and his band's energetic live performance for themselves. Relive our Exclaim! TV Chatroom segment with Jones and Fucked Up's Damian Abraham before heading out to one of this week's shows.
11/09/2017 Calgary, AB – The Gateway (SAIT)
11/10/2017 Winnipeg, MB – Nashville's (Canad Inns Transcona)
R&B wonder Kelela has been riding high ever since the release of her exceptional debut studio album Take Me Apart last month. The Solange collaborator will take to the stage of Toronto's Velvet Underground on Thursday (November 9) before spending the following evening at Montreal's Belmont (November 10).
11/09/2017 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
11/10/2017 Montreal, QC – Le Belmont
Halifax four-piece Mauno dropped their sophomore LP Tuning last month, and have been appropriately celebrating its release on the road. This week will see them playing in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba before making their way to Ontario for a pair of shows in Windsor and Toronto. Mauno will be joined by a rotating crew of support that includes the likes of Jaunt, Luna Li, Shoobies, Catamounts, Ivory Waves and Avulsions.
11/09/2017 Edmonton, AB – The Rec Room
11/10/2017 Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis Tavern
11/11/2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
11/14/2017 Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
11/15/2017 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha
Check out Exclaim!'s complete Concert Listings for more upcoming shows