Can’t-miss campus shows (Oct. 4 to 10)

Where to catch METZ, Crystal Castles, Cuff the Duke...

It may be Thanksgiving long weekend, but that doesn’t mean musicians are taking a break. Grab a pumpkin beer and get your tickets for this week’s can’t miss campus gigs.

1. Rococode, the Vancouver three-piece of Laura Smith, Andrew Braun and ex-Tegan and Sara bassist Shaun Huberts, bring their perfectly pop sound to the The Gateway at SAIT in Calgary on Oct. 4. Opening the night are Winnipeg duo Cannon Bros. Ticket info here.

2. NXNE dubbed them the “Most respected band in Toronto,” but METZ’s Alex Edkins and Hayden Menzies once lived in Ottawa. They return for a hometown set at Babylon on Oct. 6. Ticket info here.

3. Garage-rock duo The Pack A.D. recently announced that this will be “the last Canadian tour for quite a while,” making their Oct. 8 appearance at Thunder Bay’s Apollo a must-see. Ticket info.

4. Crystal Castles are known for chaotic shows—Alice Glass once broke her ankle during a set. The all-out electronic duo play Metropolis in Montreal on Oct. 7. Ticket info here.

5. This week, Cuff the Duke released Union, the followup to Morning Comes. The alt-country outfit head west to Regina’s The Exchange on Oct. 6 with openers Left English. Ticket info here.

Did we miss a show? Let us know in the comments. Here’s Cuff the Duke playing Side By Side.