Slayer, Gallant and Ancient Future Festival Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Slayer, Gallant and Ancient Future Festival Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
Photo: Rick Clifford
This week's Can't Miss Concerts, from September 8 to 14, is chock full of musical goodness, with everything from country legend Dolly Parton to alternative rap act Atmosphere to thrash kings Slayer all set to crash gloriously through your ear canals. Check out all the details below, and make sure to check out our complete Concert Listings for all the week's must-see concerts and events.

Ancient Future Festival

Ancient Future lands in Montreal this week for three days of forward-thinking beats. Leading the pack this year are slow-mo superstar XXYYXX, glitch-hop champion Tokimonsta and deep house pioneer Kerri Chandler. Come through and see the past, present and future of electronic music.

09/09-11/2016 Montreal, QC – Quai de L'Horloge


Alternative hip-hop heads Atmosphere roll through Canada this week in support of the duo's outstanding eighth studio album Fishing Blues. If you're hankering for subtle, tasteful production, technical mastery and wry, witty lyricism, check out the elder statesmen at one of the dates below.

09/08/2016 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre 
09/09/2016 Saskatoon SK – O'Brian's Event Centre
09/10/2016 Calgary, AB – Elliston Park
09/11/2016 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
09/13/2016 Victoria, BC – Sugar Nightclub
09/14/2016 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom


From making a statement with his debut album Ology to holding his own out on the road opening up for Sufjan Stevens, Gallant has been all over the map over the past year. Now the Maryland native is ready to head out on his own and showcase his smooth-as-hell R&B to a whole new audience. If you're in Toronto, this one's a must-see.

09/09/2016 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
Gold Panda
Gold Panda looked to the East on his Japan-inspired new record Good Luck and Try Your Best. Now, he's turning to the West as he prowls through North America, stopping off in Montreal and Toronto this week. Check out one of the dates below for pulsing beats and skittering electronics with an esoteric bent.
09/11/2016 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre
09/14/2016 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
James St. Supercrawl

James St. Supercrawl returns to Hamilton this weekend to showcase the best the music, art and fashion the region has to offer. Handling the music side of the proceedings are electronic master Four Tet, Toronto post-hardcore legends Fucked Up, synthpop veterans Junior Boys and many more.
09/09-11/2016 Hamilton, ON – James Street North
One Love Music Festival
A who's who of hip-hop stars will descend on Calgary this weekend for what surely is the city's premier rap festival. Heading up the rhymefest are Detroit MC Big Sean and Odd Future alumni Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt. Festivalgoers should expect a hearty helping of beats, rhymes and life.

09/10-11/2016 Calgary, AB – Elliston Park

Dolly Parton
The queen of country comes to Canada this week, touring in support of Pure and Simple, her 43rd(!) studio album. Armed with her trademark sugary sweet twang, the septuagenarian is a titan of her genre for a reason. Pay your respects at one of the dates below. 
09/09/2016 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
09/10/2016 Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Essar Centre
09/12/2016 Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre
09/13/2016 Moose Jaw, SK – Mosaic Place

Slayer's 35-year bloody reign continues this week, with shows in Toronto and Montreal on the schedule for the classic metal band. Fans of Slayer expect and demand an evening of screeching guitars, pummelling drums and a whole lot of noise; considering fellow thrash icons Anthrax are also along for the ride, that's exactly what they'll get.

09/12/2016 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
09/13/2016 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Head to Exclaim!'s full Concert Listings for many more concerts and events.