Can’t miss campus shows (Oct. 24th to 30th)

Dan Mangan, Rural Alberta Advantage, Poor Young Things...

Here at U. Ottawa, classes are in recess for the fall semester break, but those stuck in classrooms elsewhere in Canada also have something to look forward to this week—besides midterms. Indie bands have fanned out across the nation. Here are five of the week’s best musical distractions:

1. Little more than a year after Oh Fortune, his third full-length release, Dan Mangan is back with a fresh EP, Radicals. The tireless troubadour heads back out on tour with Toronto’s The Rural Alberta Advantage, playing the University of Guelph’s Peter Clark Hall on Oct. 26. Ticket info is here. Act quickly—this is guaranteed to sell out.

2. Blues-rock five-piece July Talk play the The Gateway in Calgary on Oct. 26. Ticket info here.

3. Charlottetown’s Tim Chaisson is set to open for Toronto’s Poor Young Things at St. Francis Xavier University in the tiny town of Antigonish on Oct. 26.

4. The Deep Dark Woods, one of the Canada’s top alt-country acts, teams up with Zachary Lucky to kick of their western Canada tour at the University of Lethbridge on Oct. 26. Ticket info here.

5. Amelia Curran celebrates Spectator, her new album, with a hometown gig at The Spatz Theatre in Halifax. Opening for the singer-songwriter on Oct. 25 is PEI’s Gabrielle Papillon. Ticket info here.

Here’s a track to kick off your weekend. The Poor Young Things’ Blame it on the Good Times:

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