Published May 01, 2014Welcome to May, the month of patios opening up, sinus-destroying pollen and students moving back in with their parents and battling tooth and nail for summer employment. Sounds like a great time to take an evening to enjoy a good show, if you ask us. To help you decide what to hit up, we've put together another Can't Miss Concerts roundup for the week of May 1 to 7. None of these tickle your fancy? Make sure to check our complete Concert Listings for more concert goodness near you.
Across-the-pond indie rockers the 1975 will continue their string of Canadian shows from last week with some great week bookends in Manitoba and Ontario. The band will be kicking off the month of May at Winnipeg's Union Sound Hall, and after a few American shows, will be playing their last Canadian date in Toronto on May 6 at the Danforth Music Hall.
05/01 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
05/06 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Electronic artist Will Wiesenfeld, a.k.a. Baths, will be stopping into Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto this week on his expansive two month-long North American tour with Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers. Luckily, fans in Ontario and Quebec won't be the only ones getting a chance to see Baths: there are performances in Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver also scheduled in the coming weeks.
05/01 Montreal, QC – SAT
05/02 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
05/03 Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Torontonian '90s revivalists Bella Clava will be continuing their Canadian tour promoting their new record Medicine for Melancholy this week. The band will be playing a few shows in Quebec and Ontario, finishing up their tour in Oshawa.
05/01 Quebec City – Le Scanner
05/02 Toronto, ON - The Horseshoe Tavern
05/03 Oshawa, ON – Wasted Space
Off the release of his 2013 record Trill OG: the Epilogue, underground king Bun B will be starting off the month with shows in Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto. Fans will get to hear plenty of the new record, and if you're really lucky, this might be your chance to finally get your Bun B colouring book signed.
05/01 Calgary, AB – Marquee Beer Market and Stage
05/03 Winnipeg, MB – Union Sound Hall
05/04 Toronto, ON – The Hoxton
Fuck the Facts
For the second week in a row, Canadian grindcore crew Fuck the Facts have a performance schedule as heavy as their music. Picking up where they left off last week, the band will continue their easterly tour through Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario before ending their tour at Oddfellows Hall in Sault Ste. Marie.
05/01 Regina, SK – Cultural Exchange
05/02 Winnipeg, MB – Windsor Hotel
05/03 Thunder Bay, ON – Black Pirates Pub
05/04 Sault Ste. Marie – Oddfellows Hall
Los Angeles-based beatmaker Shlohmo will be making a rare stop in Toronto's Opera House this week on his North American tour. Press sheets for this tour have hinted at special guest appearances, and though his EP with R&B singer Jeremih still hasn't been issued, this may be a chance to hear some of the beats from that collaboration.
05/03 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
For more shows headed your way, click over to Exclaim!'s Concert Listings.