YVR Cheat Sheet

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YVR Cheat Sheet 

By Ana Krunic and Jordan Yeager


bbno$ – Saturday, July 6 at Holland Park

bbno$ has become a local legend for his fast-paced mumble rap and catchy production. Catch him at this year’s FVDED In The Park.

SonReal – Thursday, July 11 at The Commodore Ballroom

Rapper SonReal started out recording songs on his computer and now features collabs with artists like Jessie Reyez on his new album.

Common – Tuesday, July 16 at The Commodore Ballroom

A hip-hop mainstay, Common has been making music with substance for almost three decades.

Zion I – Friday, July 19 at Biltmore Cabaret

Zion I is the passion project of rapper Baba Zumbi. The MC easily collaborates with electronic, rock and reggae groups.

Beast Coast: Joey BadA$$ / Flatbush Zombies – Thursday, July 25 at PNE Amphitheatre

Fresh off the release of Escape From New York, this show promises to be high energy and hectic in the best way.


Truth – Saturday, July 6 on the Queen of Diamonds

Truth is a Kiwi duo who make deep, dark dubstep. Prepare to start tidal waves on the Ocean Commotion Boat Cruise.

RL Grime – Saturday, July 6 at Holland Park

One of today’s hottest producers and DJs, RL Grime is one of the founders of trap music, so if 808s are your thing, snag your ticket to FVDED stat.

Foreign Beggars – Saturday, July 20 at Red Room

Foreign Beggars have been making hip-hop, dubstep and drum and bass in the UK’s underground scene as a collective since 2002. This is their final Vancouver show ever.

Crankdat – Friday, July 26 at Celebrities Nightclub

His remix of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” landed him on summer playlists everywhere three years ago. He’s since turned down a full ride athletic scholarship from Kent State to pursue music.

A Tribe Called Red – Saturday, July 27 at Squamish Constellation Festival

Bear Witness and 2oolman merge electronic music with hip-hop, heavy bass, and elements of Indigenous music for a live show that can’t be captured in the studio.


Luca Fogale – Sunday, July 14 at Squamish Constellation Festival

Burnaby folk singer-songwriter Luca Fogale is touring in support of his second full-length album.

Corb Lund – Sunday, July 21 at Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival favourite, Albertan Corb Lund’s brand of alt-country is always a good time.

Willie Watson – Tuesday, July 23 at the Biltmore Cabaret

Willie Watson has mastered the craft of speaking to souls through strong lyricism and deft instrumentals.

Miya Folick – Friday, August 2 at the Fox Cabaret

More pop than folk, Miya Folick has never been one to do things the traditional way. Hit up this show if you want to see a band that was formed using Tinder.

The Jerry Cans

Heavily influenced by their upbringing in Iqaluit, Nunavut, The Jerry Cans combine folk music with traditional Inuit throat singing. See feature on Page 20.


Striker/Lost Nebula – Wednesday, July 3 at The Astoria

Striker’s approach to that classic metal sound, for all we know they are actually time travellers from the 80s.

Covenant Fest – July 4-6 at The Wise Hall

The extreme music collective opens its inner circle and invites you to witness the three-day underground madness with acts like Antediluvian, Sortilegia and Dead Congregation.

Black Wizard/Anciients – Friday, July 12 at The Rickshaw Theatre

The riff train careens into the Rickshaw for a night celebrating 10 years of Vancouver’s metal mainstays Black Wizard and fellow heavyweights Anciients.

Bushwhacker/The Hallowed Catharsis/Revenger – Friday, July 19 at The Astoria

Tech-death, thrash and progressive sounds all come to hang out for Bushwhacker’s CD release shindig.

The Golers/Gross Misconduct – Friday, July 19 at Pat’s Pub

Vancouver metal scene OGs The Golers bring you their punk and extreme metal mashup alongside the introspective, proggy death metal from Gross Misconduct.


The Tubuloids/BRONxxx – Friday, July 5 at SBC

Surf punks The Tubuloids put on a ridiculously fun show, made even better by Vancouver’s favourite punk venue/skate ramp combo.

August Burns Red/Silverstein – Thursday, July 11 at The Vogue Theatre

Early 00s era of metalcore/screamo, August Burns Red celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album Constellations by playing it in full.

Punk In Drublic – NOFX/Bad Religion/Anti-Flag – Saturday, July 13 at The PNE

A craft beer music festival with edge featuring some of the most classic names in punk.

Rocket From Russia Fest – July 28 to 21 at the Wise Hall. Vancouver’s favourite Russian hosts his annual shindig with his choice cuts from the local punk scene including The Corps, You Big Idiot and Dead End Drive In.

Ten Foot Pole/Off By An Inch/Blacked Out – Friday, July 26 at Pat’s Pub

SoCal pop punk veterans, Ten Foot Pole are touring their first new album in 10 years, Escalating Quickly.