Well, November is shaping up to be a bumper month of shows. Will it be a last froth of activity before a December slump? Don’t risk it; go to these 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.
The ever-rambunctious Jins are sure to provide an energetic show at this intimate venue. Also on the bill are Wax Cowboy, Bird Bath and Hello, I’m Sorry.
We Hunt Buffalo just released a new album. Celebrate it at SBC along with If We Are Machines, Killer Deal and Another Man’s Gold.
Iceage rocked the Astoria back in the summer to celebrated the release of Beyondless, and now the band is back with psych legends The Black Lips.
Last time they were in Vancouver, Cloud Nothings blew the roof off the Biltmore. It remains to be seen how they fare in a larger venue, but with a new album to promote, they are sure to do their damndest. Support comes from the excellent Vancouver cold-punk trio Lié.
Another band celebrating an album release, power-pop band Autogramm will take to the stage with fellow Vancouverites Needles//Pins — well worth the price of entry!
Freshly returned from a European tour in which the band’s gear was stolen, Dead Quiet can expect an emphatic welcome from the fans who fundraised for them. It’s worth turning up for the support band, too, with BORT providing some heavy stoner riffs.
With some of stoner rock’s landmark albums to the band’s name, Fu Manchu is a big draw. For extra enticement, Mos Generator has been added to the bill.
It’s a shame they didn’t play two weeks earlier on Halloween, but in any case, the spooky antics of these garage rockers should not be missed. Satan worships Death Valley Girls.
I’ll be honest, I’m not familiar with this band, but the event description sounds awesome, Red Gate is great, AND I love Dumb (supporting). From the event:
“LOOK VIBRANT are from Montreal they are the sickest psycho experimental pop band and nothing in this moody ass city sounds remotely like them. This performance is actually sincerely mind-blowing or your money back they don’t fuck around.”
For a bunch of old farts, SLF still put on a show. Enjoy this reminder of what punk is all about.
The power-pop stylings of Corner Boys are not to be missed. Energetic, snotty, and a lot of fun. Also on the bill are three new bands: Wirehead, Poison Mind, and Debt.