PN.WAVZ back again to list off all the events in Vancouver/Victoria this week in our trademark “not-sure-if-they’re-being-ironic-but-this-still-sounds-mad-decent” style!
MAGMA, a bad ass French prog-rock band from the 1970’s that you probably should have heard but haven’t, will be at VENUE on Thursday, April 2nd. These guys have a host of legendary musicians that are fans, including Johnny Rotten, Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and members of metal giants OPETH. This is one of those shows that will probably fly under the radars of most people, so do yourself a favor and me the only one of your friends with an IG selfie next to Christian Vander.
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD are gonna be at the BILTMORE CABARET on April 3rd. This two piece out of Nashville makes buzzy pop-punk music reminiscent of the Black Keys, had they never encountered the blues and only ever listened to 90’s alt-rock. This one will be fun, easy going and bouncy so show up and hop around like it’s warped tour ’05.
CYRIL HAHN, famed for his slowed-down, codeine-sipping remixes of famous pop songs, will be gracing the decks of FORTUNE on April 3rd. This one is gonna be all about that dark sexy atmosphere, that “listening to the weeknd, been drinking, texting my ex” atmosphere, that “posting ig pics of my tore up knuckles with a song lyric caption” atmosphere. Go get your majesticcasual on.
Straight from SXSW to the FOX CABARET, come TWERPS, also on April 3rd. This female fronted indie band has been making a name for themselves all over the world and are quickly becoming one of Pitchfork’s new favorites. Hum along and tap your foot with your arms crossed at this one!
PETE ROCK & SLUM VILLAGE will be at the FOX on April 3rd. If you can only go to one show on this super busy Friday i beg you to go to this one. Pete Rock is one of the single most influential hip-hop producers of all time. After leaving his legendary duo “Pete Rock & CL Smooth”, the man has produced for every legendary rapper in the game (Marley Marl, Run DMC, Public Enemy, B.I.G., Wu Tang etc.). The man was Kanye West’s mentor, yes the Kanye West we all worship as musicxfashion gawd. Slum Village are another legendary group of MC’s. J Dilla was their producer before his pursuit of a solo-career and his subsequent death. This is an assemblage of hip-hop legends that Vancouver rarely has access too. Please take advantage of this opportunity to see some real cultural legends do what they do.
Fuzzy-buzzy lo-fi songsters BRONCHO will be at the ELECTRIC OWL, Saturday April 4th. These guys are another “tap your toes and cross your arms” kinda band but this show will be cool. They’ve been to KEXP and kinda feel like ALVVAYS with a male singer. If you guys like Pitchfork, you’ll like this.
CHIPPY NONSTOP will be at the FOX that same Saturday. This New York-Los Angeles-Internet rapper has been riding low-key with Kitty (formerly Kitty Pryde), Hot Sugar, Ryan Hemsworth and the other “young, hip hop and kawaii” artists that seemed to dominate relevant tumblr feeds in 2k13. She’s still out here and doing it so come to this show in really bright colors and twerk or whatever.
Also, that same night over at FORTUNE, we have Drake crew member P REIGN performing. I don’t know what he does or what he sounds like but he’s in Drake’s crew…. so if you’re into that you’ll probably be into this?
PETE ROCK & SLUM VILLAGE are being kind enough to grace Victoria before heading over to Vancouver. Check these legends at DISTRIKT on April 2nd. Classic, legendary hip-hop from true innovators.
JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD will be heading across the strait to Lucky Bar in Victoria on Thursday. See above if you wanna know what we think about them.
LOGAN’S is gonna see some real punk-ass-punk stuff go down on Friday when they host THE THRASHERS, LINE TRAPS, THE PUSSYCOCKS and PAINTED FRUITS for an all out punk throw down extravaganza. There’s a similar lineup for the all ages show, 7:45 at ONE SIX boardshop, so go to that one if you’re young af and don’t have a fake id.
Last but not least, Victoria is playing host to that guy from Game of Thrones that can only say his own name like Pikachu. RAVE OF THRONES is some dance music played by that guy when he’s out of costume. Catch this one at SUGAR on Friday.
Anywayz that’s all for us! Here’s hoping we helped you find the most relevant event to share with your lowly peasant social media followers. Till next time, KEEP ON .WAVin