Clubland: October 2016

Saturday 01st, October 2016 / 10:50
By Vanessa Tam
Chance the Rapper's coming to town for two late October shows at the Thunderbird Sports Centre. Photo: Retrieved from Chance the Rapper's Facebook page

Chance the Rapper’s coming to town for two late October shows at the Thunderbird Sports Centre.
Photo: Retrieved from Chance the Rapper’s Facebook page

VANCOUVER — Trust us when we say that now is the perfect time to go to a show. The weather sucks outside, your family and friends are busy with stuff, and cuffing season is in full effect (just Google it). Treat yourself to a warm and toasty show with your cuff of choice at one of our top picks for the month of October.

James Blake

October 13 @ Orpheum Theatre

Mercury Prize winning and Grammy nominated British singer, songwriter, and producer James Blake is a musical juggernaut. Influenced by a blend of U.K. dance and bass music, contemporary R&B, and 1990s hip hop, his self-produced soundscapes create the perfect canvas for his tortured vocals. Currently touring his third studio album, The Colour in Anything, around the world, be prepared to feel things you never thought possible in a theatre full of relative strangers.

ScHoolboy Q

October 22 @ PNE Forum

Label mates with Top Dawg Entertainment signees Sza, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q rolls forward with his soulful thug flow over bass heavy trap inspired beats. With his new Blank Face LP released earlier this year, his beats have taken a turn into new territory with influences from funk and soul, and feature verses from major artists including Kanye West, Jadakiss, and Miguel.

Chance the Rapper

October 25-26 @ Thunderbird Sports Centre

Following the very successful release of his newest mixtape, Coloring Book, earlier this year, Chance the Rapper is travelling the globe on the Magnificent Coloring World Tour. Know to be a philanthropic rapper with a soft spot for his hometown of Chicago, his signature vocal and rap style layered over soul and jazz flecked instrumentals have helped him stand out in a very crowded genre.

Majid Jordan

October 30 @ The Commodore Ballroom

Canadian R&B duo Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman first met while going to school at the University of Toronto, immediately bonding over their common passion for music. With Ullman as the producer and Maskati singing vocals, the two have made major waves producing songs for artists like Drake and Beyonce, before releasing their well received debut self-titled LP earlier this year.

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