By Vanessa Tam
VANCOUVER — With music festivals going down literally every single weekend in July, make a conscious decision to take a break from port-a-potty hell and zone in on a local venue with a dramatically lower risk of sunburn and dehydration. Enter our July club picks for the city of Vancouver.
July 7 @ Fortune Sound Club
Hailing from South Africa, electronic music duo Dominic Peters and David Poole combine a multi-instrumental live set with dance performances to create a truly one of a kind experience.
Insane Clown Posse
July 15 and 16 @ Venue
If you suffer from Coulrophobia in any way shape or form, better steer clear of this one. Every track from Detroit, Michigan’s Insane Clown Posse has an underlying theme of, you guessed it, clowns. Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, who perform as the “wicked clowns” Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, call their unique style of hip hop “horrorcore.” I couldn’t make this up even if I tried.
Hiatus Music Festival
July 23 @ The Waldorf Hotel
Bringing The Waldorf Hotel back to it’s multi-purpose glory is the Hiatus Music Festival; a boutique music a lifestyle experience that focuses on experimental live music. With a line up that includes both local and out of town acts like Bear Mountain, Bit Funk and Rainer + Grimm, a full day of good vibes is sure to be had by all.
July 23 @ The Commodore Ballroom
With Alice Glass out of the picture and a new album on the horizon, this is your chance to see what songwriter and producer Ethan Kath up his sleeve. With a few singles out featuring their new vocalist, Edith Frances, we’re looking forward to hearing something fresh from the much loved Canadian band.
July 23 @ M.I.A.
Working as a graphic designer, fashion designer, photographer, filmmaker, and musician, Jimmy Edgar is without a doubt one of the most creative minds in the game right now. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Edgar regularly experiments with different strains of electronica including techno, bass music, house, and g-funk when producing his sound.BC, British Columbia, Vancouver EDM, Vancouver hip hop