The Best Rock, Punk & Metal Shows in Vancouver – November 2017

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.

November 4

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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.

Click here to read my review of Spike Girls’ Emerald Swarm EP.

November 5

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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.

November 8

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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.

November 9-11

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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.

November 13

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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.

Click here to read my interview with GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus.

November 17

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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.

Click here to read my review of Grand Rites by Dead Quiet.

Click here to read my interview with Dead Quiet vocalist Kevin Keegan.

November 24

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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.