December 3 at the Vogue Theatre
presented by 102.7 The Peak and Sealed with a Kiss
Denver, Colorado trio The Lumineers roll into town on Monday with their catchy roots revival style. Love has been spreading like wildfire for the band since their single “Ho Hey” appeared in the season finale of Hart of Dixie in December 2011. It’s been a long winding road for The Lumineers, moving from good old New Jersey, to neighbouring New York, only to leave the cutthroat Big Apple for Colorado. They now seem unstoppable. When Simon Cowell gives you Twitter love, you’ve arrived.
Doors at 7 p.m. / Show at 8 p.m.
with DarylO, Johnny Jover, JP Valde$ and Ryan Trax
December 6 at Venue Nightclub
presented by Blueprint Events
Happy birthday, Venue! What better way to ring in your third with a kick-ass party and Canada’s own Felix Cartal (ne Taelor Deitcher) spinning sounds like this? I had the pleasure of catching Cartal in July 2012 at Ottawa Bluesfest and the man can pump up a party with the best of them. Start your weekend early.
Chiliwack, Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Shaun Verreault, Steph MacPherson, Steve Dawson, Portage and Main, Murray Porter, Terri-Lynn Williams Davidson, H. & A.M., Cityreal, Tonye Aganabe & The Foundation
December 7 at the Vogue Theatre
presented by Music BC Charitable Foundation
In support of Music BC Charitable Foundation’s music education programs
Featuring 102.7 The PEAK FM host Tamara Stanners, the Rainbow Creek Dancers, special honouring ceremony from Chief Ian Campbell and select student performers from Music BC Charitable Foundation programs.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. / Show at 7:30 p.m.
with Peace and Dead Ghosts
December 7 at the Waldorf Hotel
presented by the Waldorf and Sealed with a Kiss
Sub Pop artist/weirdo and all-around good guy King Tuff is going to rock this city on Friday. If you’re bored with this existence, need both a slap in the face and a smack in the soul, go see this. Just listen to “Alone & Stoned” and try to stay miserable. Vancouver dudes Peace and rude brood Dead Ghosts kick things off. I can taste the tinny yumminess of cheap beer already.
with Poor Moon
December 8 at the Rickshaw Theatre
presented by Sealed with a Kiss
Beware the bearded from Seattle! The Cave Singers’ last album, 2011’s No Witch (their first on Jagjaguwar) saw them stray from the warm, fuzzy comfort of safe folk into edgier territory. This will be a great one-two punch night, as Poor Moon open things up. The band’s deput EP Illusion (March 2012) has been making waves since its drop date and is, quite honestly, damn good, if I do say so myself.
Doors at 8 p.m.