Modest Mouse, Heart Fest and Festival de Musique Émergente Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts

Modest Mouse, Heart Fest and Festival de Musique Émergente Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts
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Chelsea Wolfe, Heart Fest and Festival de Musique Émergente Lead This Week's Can't Miss Concerts By: Lisa Vanderwyk The weather's cooling, so bundle up kids — there are lots of outdoor festivals coming this fall. Check out some of the shows and events below happening from September 3 to 9, and then head to our complete Concert Listings for more.

Chelsea Wolfe

Gloomy L.A. songstress Chelsea Wolfe unveiled her fifth proper album, Abyss, earlier this summer and re-released the Live at Roadburn concert recordings; now, the sombre L.A. songstress is performing pieces of these collections on a North American tour. The artist rises above swelling violins and sinister bass, weaving a sound that is as beautiful as it is bleak, danceable as it is lamentable. This week, Wolfe's electro-tinged gothic orchestra will play in Toronto and Montreal.

09/03/2015 Toronto, ON – Lee's Palace
09/04/2015 Montreal, QC – Fairmount Theatre

FME (Festival de Musique Émergente)

The Festival de Musique Émergente is an annual gathering in remote Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec that features emerging artists from all genres. This year, the extensive lineup includes Deerhoof, Doldrums, Elliot Maginot, Heat, Moon King, Seoul, the Dodos, the Fleshtones, Totorro, Toast Dawg, Hologram, Mad Hatter, Fire/Works, Guillaume Beauregard, Galaxy and many more. Live the multi-sensory music experience from September 3 to 6.

09/3-6/2015 Abitibi-Témiscamingue, QC – Rouyn-Noranda

Heart Fest

Exclaim! is proud to present Heart Fest 8 with a lineup of almighty hardcore acts like Donnybrook, Harm's Way, Cruel Hand, Badlands, Mad Trapper, Expire, Stigmata, Safe to Say, All Out War, Homewrecker, Discourse, Detain, Nuke, Eternal Sleep, Stone and many others, including Toronto legends No Warning, who will be playing their first show on Canadian soil in ten years. Don't miss this long-awaited return.

09/4-6/2015 Calgary, AB – Legion Royale Canadienne

Jenny Hval

Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval has crafted five albums within the decade, the latest being Apocalypse, girl, which arrived earlier this summer. The record experiments with droning organs and synth, drum loops and spoken poetics that delve into dark subject matter, generating a haunting sound. Hval is currently touring to support the LP, and will treat Toronto and Montreal to her cryptic pleasures this week.

09/04/2015 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
09/05/2015 Montreal, QC – Ritz PDB

Modest Mouse

An eight-year waiting period came to an end in March when Modest Mouse released their sixth full-length album, Strangers to Ourselves. Despite nearly a decade without sharing new material, the American indie rockers satiated their fan base by reissuing old favourites and touring extensively; and once it arrived, Modest Mouse got right back on the road again. Their 2015 tour will feature tracks from the new collection, as well as classics like "3rd Planet" and "Float On." See the beloved band when they arrive in Montreal this week.

09/08/2015 Montreal, QC – Metropolis


Seattle electronic pop duo ODESZA are preparing to release a deluxe edition of last year's In Return on September 18, and they're heading out on a North American tour. Experience their live show in Edmonton and Calgary this week.

09/03/2015 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
09/4/2015 Calgary, AB – Shaw Millennium Park

X-Fest and Sonic Boom

In the style of the UK's Leeds and Reading festivals, Calgary's X-Fest and Edmonton's 09/5-6/2015 Calgary, AB – Fort Calgary
09/5-6/2015 Edmonton, AB – Borden Park

Visit Exclaim!'s Concert Listings for additional concerts and events.