Well, the smoke finally cleared up, and we can go outside again. But why would you do that when you can stay indoors and enjoy some good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll this September?
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.
Black Wizard + King Buffalo – Astoria
This is a truly stacked bill. Not only do you have the chance to see Black Wizard and King Buffalo at one show, but support from Heavy Trip and Sandstorm ensures this will be a night to remember.
Cloaca (West Coast Tour Kick-Off) – Black Lab
The home of sweet shows and early curfews, Black Lab, is hosting another doozy. Helping to send Cloaca off on tour will be Nic Fit, Backbite and Dead Cells.
Sore Points (LP Release Party) – Astoria
Based on what I’ve heard to date, Sore Points‘ first full-length is bound to be good. In addition to celebrating its release with them, you can check out some of Vancouver’s finest punk in the form of Tranzmitors, Pointed Sticks and Chain Whip.
METZ – Rickshaw Theatre
METZ is rolling through town as part of the Westward Music Festival, now in its second year. If you didn’t see these Ontarian noise punks last summer, this is your saving grace.
The Dreadnoughts – Pub 340
A Dreadnoughts show is a guaranteed good time, but that revelry seems to be amplified when you squeeze it into a smaller space — meaning this show at Pub 340 is a winner.
Parquet Courts – The Imperial
Six albums in, this arty punk quartet is still going strong. The band is promoting its latest album, Wide Awake! with this show at the Imperial.