This week’s playlist hits all the best shows & films to see in Vancouver this week, plus xmas tunes by local artists.
Kicking off with Muddy Fraser’s “Christmas In Vancouver”, ending with Spirit Of The West’s “Home For A Rest” (from one of this year’s best films, screening this week), hit play as you slip and slide towards Christmas weekend in Vancouver.
Playlist made by our city’s #knowfun Selectors at Do604.
Muddy Fraser “Christmas In Vancouver”
When Fraser sung these blues, it looked like rain. This winter, with this snow, would his song be more or less blue?
The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na “Word To Spread”
Bringin’ smiles and hands in the air, the combo of The Funk Hunters and Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na seems too good to be true, but believe us, it’s for real.
Maarten Bayliss “People Are Patterns”
Love Radiohead? You’ll love Bayliss. For real, no exaggeration, Bayliss is the real deal. His album is one of our faves of 2016.
Sex With Strangers “Tous Les Trous”
One of our city’s hardest working bands, Sex With Strangers’ full length Discourse hit in October, and we’ve had it on constant rotation ever since.
Marq Desouza & Nenah Barkley “Let’s Be Honest With Each Other”
NSFW Christmas song.
Aesop Rock “My Belly”
The hip hop weirdo is in town, and his newest album is just as brilliantly peculiar as ever.
Petunia & The Vipers “Song For Ray Condo”
Raising money for local music supporter Blanche Norton, catch the fiery energy of Petunia & The Vipers at the WISE Hall this Thursday.
JOYRYDE “HOT DRUM”
Get out of the cold, JOYRYDE’s music is smokin’ hot from the first to the last beat drop.
Aaron Grant “My First Depression”
The great lie of Santa.
The Ballantynes “Let’s Go”
We love throw back party starters The Ballantynes. Catch them and the star studded lineup of local talent at The Fox holiday pageant this Thursday.
Sing Street “The Riddle Of The Model”
Set in 1980’s Dublin, this film about making music for love, has 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. Catch it this week.
September Mourning “Angels To Dust”
Just about as un-Christmas as can be, if you really can’t wait for this holiday s**t to be over, get yourself to the Red Room on Monday.
Andrea Hector “Cockroach Kinda Christmas”
Our holiday wish for you is that you don’t have a Christmas anything like Hector’s.
Richard & Fitch “Santa Don’t Believe In Me”
Santa doesn’t think you’re ready yet.
Zaac Pick “Finding Christmas”
From local indie folk fave Zaac Pick’s “Oh What Night EP.”
Journeymann “Jade Tour” (feat D Tiffany)
Deep minimal brilliance. Hear Journeymann, D Tiffany, and others at the “From Vancouver With Love 4 Oakland” show this Thursday at Fortune.
Greg Drummond “Singing A Song”
Did you know that The Roxy’s been putting on big shows, like this one with Canadiana musician Greg Drummond, for absolutely free, all year long?
Spirit Of The West “Home For A Rest”
How many times have you danced to this in a drunken Irish bar? Don’t miss Spirit Unforgettable, one of this year’s best films, about lead singer John Mann, battling early onset Alzheimer’s.
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