By Vanessa Tam
VANCOUVER — While many citizens find themselves either lamenting the finals days of summer or romanticizing the upcoming days of fall layering, or both, the rest of us are celebrating the onslaught of our favourite musicians’ fall tour schedules. Count us in with the latter as we round up the shows you should definitely be checking out this September.
September 4 @ PNE Amphitheatre
Supremely talented singer, rapper, producer and drummer Anderson .Paak brings together years of hardship and experience to his one of a kind neo-soul sound. Receiving his first major break by being featured on six songs from Dr. Dre’s 2015 album, Compton, the artist has since gone on to release his second studio album, Malibu, to much critical acclaim. With features from major artists like BJ The Chicago Kid, Schoolboy Q and The Game, the record remains on rotation for many fans around the world.
September 10 @ The Alexander
Possibly just as recognizable for his interesting beard hues as he is by his very deliberate flow, rapper Rome Fortune comes from a musical family with roots tracing back to famous jazz musicians Richard Adderley and Cannonball Adderley. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the prolific rapper has released over eight EPs and mixtapes before releasing his debut LP Jerome Raheem Fortune earlier this year.
September 24 @ The Biltmore Cabaret
Self described “Wonky Funk” songstress NAO is a classically trained musician hailing from London, U.K. Touring her popular EP For All We Know across North America this fall, she is definitely one of the most interesting artists leading the popular alternative R&B wave that’s currently on the rise.
September 30 @ The Vogue Theatre
Growing up in Montreal, Canada, Kaytranada a.k.a. Louis Kevin Celestin first started gaining popularity with his bootleg remixes of Janet Jacket’s “If” and Amerie’s “Why Don’t We Fall In Love” during the prolific bedroom producer era on SoundCloud. Inspired both by ‘90s R&B and 80s funk and disco, the producer’s highly anticipated debut full length album 99.9% was released earlier this year and boasts features by Canadian heavyweights Craig David, BadBadNotGood, and River Tiber.BC, British Columbia, Vancouver EDM, Vancouver hip hop