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

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.

September 1

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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.

Click here to read my review of Black Wizard’s Livin’ Oblivion.

September 7

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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.

September 8

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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.

Click here to read my review of Sore Points’ Don’t Want To EP.
Click here to read my review of Chain Whip’s self-titled EP.

September 14

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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.

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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.

September 24

Parquet Courts band

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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.

Click here to see more upcoming rock, punk and metal shows in Vancouver.