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

Finish the year strong by going to some of these killer shows.

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.

December 1

Image: Corner Boys / Bandcamp

Corner Boys – SBC Restaurant

Corner Boys are one of my favourite bands in Vancouver right now. Check out their gritty, 70s-inflected power pop at SBC, along with Jiffy Marker, Wait List (a brand new band with veterans of the local scene) and Alex Little & the Suspicious Minds.

Click here to read my review of Corner Boys’ Demo.
Click here to read my interview with Corner Boys’ Patrick Bertrand.

December 2

Image: The Jins / Facebook

Frogpile + The Jins – Stylus Records

Two great indie-rock bands sharing the bill at this show. Should be a raucous, beer and sweat-soaked night.

December 4

Image: Pixies / Facebook

Pixies – Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The hugely influential Pixies are coming to Vancouver. Perhaps not one for everyone, but a big tick off the bucket list for many.

December 8

Image: METZ / Facebook

METZ – The Cobalt

Ontario punk rockers METZ play at the Cobalt with Moaning.

December 10

Hygiene – Black Lab

For my money, Hygiene is one of the most exciting bands in Vancouver right now, seemingly getting better every time they play. This show is a fundraiser for Tiny House Warriors. Shrouded Amps, Fake Fruit and Birdo are also on the bill.

December 22

Image: Bison / Facebook

BISON – The Cobalt

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than with the doom-laden riffs of Vancouver’s very own BISON? Support is ably provided by Erosion and Woolworm.

Click here to read my review of BISON’s latest LP.
Click here to read my interview with BISON’s James Farwell.
Click here to read my review of Woolworm’s Deserve to Die.