By: Vanessa Tam
VANCOUVER — Variety is the spice of life, they say. With a little bit of soul, a little bit of hip hop and house, our selection of shows you should check out this month is proven to make your life extra spicy.
September 9 @ Open Studios
With over two decades of djing experience under her belt, Chicago’s very own DJ Heather returns to Vancouver to celebrate the 20 years since her first gig in Vancouver. Known to infuse her DJ sets with elements of hip hop, disco, soul and techno, DJ Heather maintains her reputation as one of original influencers of Chicago’s house scene.
September 9 @ The Vogue Theatre
Organized by Breakout Vancouver, an all ages hip hop and R&B concerts series presented by Timbre Concerts and CRESCENDO1, Korean rapper Keith Ape will be returning to the city with support from a grip of local Vancouver talent. Best known for his signature track “It G Ma,” Keith Ape pushes the boundaries of Korean hip hop with his signature narcotic infused delivery style.
September 14 @ The Commodore Ballroom
The first lady of Top Dawg Entertainment, SZA is an alternative R&B singer and songwriter known by her friends as Solána Imani Rowe. Inspired by artists like Meelah, Jamiroquai and Ella Fitzgerald, Rowe uses minimalistic beats in her music as a base for her soulful vocals.
The Black Madonna
September 23 @ Celebrities Underground
A talented producer and the creative director of Smart Club in Chicago, The Black Madonna is most well known for their uplifting house, disco and techno DJ sets played all around the world. A true artist in every sense of the word in the current landscape of dance music, The Black Madonna is a true and honest work of art and culture.
Tank And The Bangas
September 29 @ The Fox Cabaret
Based in New Orleans, Tank And The Bangas is a funk, sound and R&B band lead by the sweet and soulful Tarriona Ball, also known as Tank. Based around Ball’s powerful words and the band’s undeniable synergy, the group takes on themes of rhythmic soul, spoken word, rock, gospel, funk and folk to create a sound that’s truly all on their own.DJ Heather, Keith Ape, sza, tank and the bangas, the black madonna