This weekend comes with it the final month of the year, but don’t be sad because we have just what you need to make your weekend a memorable one, with a bunch of awesome shows, from the incredibly funky and melodic SALES, to the insanely sick Hip hop legends Shabazz Palaces, we have you covered.
What’s more the team here at Do604 have come up with 10 of the hottest events to kick off your December in awesome style.
Fri Dec 1 at the Biltmore
The weekend starts off with some amazing minimalist guitar pop with SALES. With gorgeous guitar melodies complemented by elegant smooth lyrics, SALES has a truly refined sound that you cannot miss.
Shabazz Palaces With Guests Porter Ray
Fri Dec 1 The Cobalt
This Friday the spectacular Shabazz Palaces will be showing off their mad skills at the Cobalt. Comprised of rapper Palaceer Lazaro and multi instrumentalist Baba Maraire. This experimental hip hop duo from Seattle, have a unique abstract style, fusing cultural instrumentals within their music to bring out a fantastic performance.
Fri Dec 1 at Celebrities
One of the best deep house collectives within the E.D.M Industry, Anjunadeep is the very definition of deep, minimal, melodic house and techno. With sets from Gab Rhome, Jody Wisternoff and Luttrell, you can bet you’ll be grooving and moving all night long.
2017 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting
Fri Dec 1 Vancouver Art Gallery
In the true spirit of Christmas, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting is back for its 11th year. Pass by and watch four amazing Christmas trees come alive and sparkle with the beautiful spirit of Christmas, but that’s not all, there will also be live entertainment, cookies, hot chocolate and fun stuff for the kids to do.
Sat Dec 2 Railway Stage & Beer Cafe
Bringing us punk rock like never before, Viewmaster is bringing back the post punk vibe with their chilly, chorus pedal-smeared guitar riffs brought up by dark yet groovy drumbeats and complemented by thrilling leads.
Sat Dec 2 at the Biltmore
Fourthwave, jazz and indie rock legends Brasstronaut will be performing live at Biltmore this Saturday. Fusing elements of jazz, rock, pop and electronica, the band gives off this melodic, soulful yet deep vibe, filling you up with love and happiness. What more can we ask for.
Sat Dec 2 at Guilt & Company
It’s time to get your funk and groove on this Saturday with this incredible high energy marimba/percussion ensemble. Famous for fusing Afro and Cuban beats with beautiful cultural Zimbabwean melodies, they are able create a truly unique and extremely funky sound.
Vancouver Santa Claus Parade 2017
Sun Dec 3, Downtown Vancouver.
End the week with some Christmas cheer with jolly old Saint Nick, coming back to Vancouver this year with the annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade. Come and see the beautiful and wondrous displays of over 60 floats all in support of the Vancouver Food Bank, truly a display of holiday cheer and generosity.
The Return of Slow
3 shows at The Fox Cabaret (Fri Dec 1, Sat Dec 2, Sun Dec 3)
Canadian punk rock legends are back with an incredible flourish, rocking hard throughout the weekend with three amazing shows at The Fox. Banging out dark brutal guitar riffs, with edgy, attitude induced lyrics, their return will be glorious.
2 nights at Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Fri Dec 1 & Sat Dec 2 )
A special weekend treat, Indie, folk rock legends The National’s will be rocking hard at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. With deep, melodic emotionally enriching music enhanced by their lead singers deep baritone voice, you will be tapping your feet and screaming as you jamm to classics like “I Need My Girl”.