10 Essential Vancouver Shows This Month

What’s playing and where in Vancouver this December.

1. BADBADNOTGOOD
Tues., Dec. 14, 7 pm / $53
Commodore Ballroom

BADBADNOTGOOD are a music nerd’s wet dream; their creative, genre-bending sound and laundry list of high-profile collaborations make the Toronto-based team one of Canada’s greatest musical talents. They rose to fame by using their production skills to blend jazz, soul, R&B and alternative hip hop into other artists’ music, but they’re more than capable of holding their own, too — and the show celebrating their latest album, Talk Memory, is sure to be unforgettable.

2. CAROLINE POLACHEK
Mon., Dec. 13, 7 pm / $29
Hollywood Theatre

Don’t miss this internet-breaking alt-pop icon (and NEXT cover alum).

3. THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
Sun., Dec. 12, 7 pm / $40
Vogue Theatre

B.C. indie-rock icons celebrate the 21st anniversary of their album Mass Romantic.

4. IDKHOW
Tues., Jan. 26, 6 pm / $29
Vogue Theatre

Eccentric emo rockers bring their 2000s pop-punk stylings to the new decade.

5. LOVING
Fri., Jan. 14, 7 pm / $20
Fox Cabaret

Chill indie lo-fi from Victoria-Toronto long-distance project Loving.

6. YOUTH FOUNTAIN
Sat., Dec. 11, 7 pm / $20
Biltmore Cabaret

Missing mosh pits? Get your fix with Youth Fountain’s emo pop-punk stylings.

7. CHARLOTTE CARDIN
Sat., Jan. 29, 8 pm / $30
Commodore Ballroom

The Quebecois crooner brings teary eyes to the Commodore stage.

8. MELANIE DEKKER
Tues., Dec. 14, 7 pm / Free
Guilt & Co

Canadian roots sensation Melanie Dekker’s strumming skills and warm vocals aren’t to be missed.

9. TISSA RAHIM
Sat., Dec. 11, 7 pm / Free
Guilt & Co

By mixing Iranian lyrics and modern soul, Tissa Rahim puts her own spin on R&B.

10. HB WILD
Fri., Dec. 17, 9pm / Free
Guilt & Co

R&B artist HB Wild has music in his blood — Jimi Hendrix just happens to be his first cousin.

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