There are some great shows to see in November, which is a good thing seeing as things tend to wind down in December. Get your fix while you can!
As ever, a disclaimer that music is subjective blah blah blah. This is my list, and these are the shows I’m excited about this month.
Spike Girls – The Matador
Spike Girls’ brand of patriarchy-smashing hardcore is reason enough to go to this show. Add to that the metal and hip-hop acts on the bill, and you’ve got a killer show on your hands.
King Krule – The Vogue Theatre
This British youngster already has an impressive resume. His soulful voice belies his young age as he tackles emotional topics in his songs.
Propagandhi – The Rickshaw Theatre
These giants of Canadian punk have switched up their sound over the years. Anyone with a ticket for this sold-out show is in for a treat.
Festerval – The Cobalt, The Rickshaw Theatre & The Vogue Theater
Jeez, where do I start with this one? Described by its organisers as “music for weirdos,” this new festival will see Dead Kennedys, Fu Manchu, Truckfighters, Dwarves, Black Wizard, Deap Valley, Earthless, Diarrhea Planet and more perform over the course of three days and three venues. Tickets are available for individual nights or for all three days.
GWAR – The Commodore Ballroom
This veteran heavy metal band puts on a serious show. Presenting themselves as the alien progenitors of humanity who live for destruction, they also know how to play some killer rock and roll.
Dead Quiet (Album release party) – The Rickshaw Theatre
Vancouver’s very own sludgemongers are celebrating the release of Grand Rites, the band’s second LP. The album’s a ripper, and this show will be, too. Epic support comes from Waingro, We Hunt Buffalo, Heron + Black Thunder.
The Dreadnoughts (Album release party) – The Rickshaw Theatre
The Dreadnoughts are releasing the band’s first album for seven years. Celebrate with them at the Rickshaw Theatre during a sure-to-be-raucous folk-punk show.