The Best Rock, Punk & Metal Shows in Vancouver – June 2018

I’m a little bit late getting this one out, but don’t worry, there is still a whole bunch of great shows to go and see this month.

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.

June 6

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Brujeria/Dayglo Abortions – The Astoria

As well as Mexico’s Brujeria and Canadian legends Dayglo Abortions, this brutal show also features Incite, Process and Assimilation.

June 7

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Subhumans – The Rickshaw Theatre

Check out this legendary English band and their pull-no-punches, politicised punk.

June 7-10

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Music Waste Festival – Various Venues

Music Waste features comedy, art and music across four days and a range of venues.

June 12

Iceage – The Astoria

Fresh off the release of the band’s latest album, Beyondless, these Danish post-punkers will take over the Astoria with their moody music.

June 15

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Dead Quiet/Hashteroid – The Biltmore Cabaret

Dead Quiet and Hashteroid are two of the Vancouver scene’s best metal bands right now, so seeing them in one show is sure to be a treat. Additional support comes from Shame Cube.

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

June 16

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Dumb (Album release) – NRG Zone

Having heard a preview of Dumb’s forthcoming album, Seeing Green, this show is sure to be a rager. Support comes from Supermoon, Fountain, Nick Normal and Sister Blanche.

June 19

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Needles//Pins – The Astoria

Any Needles//Pins show is bound to be fun, but throw in the energetic power-pop of Corner Boys and the soulful vibes of the Ballantynes and you’re on to something special.

Click here to read my review of Corner Boys’ Demo.
Click here to read my review of Good Night, Tomorrow by Needles//Pins.

June 21-24

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Have A Good Laugh Vol. 3 – Various Venues

Get your hardcore fix at this annual event which features tonnes of heavy-as-fuck bands at venues across the city.

June 22

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Needs (Album release) – SBC Restaurant

Hardcore band Needs is releasing Limitations, a follow-up to its self-titled 2015 album, at this celebration. You can also get your grubby mitts on Limitations before the release date by signing up on the band’s website.