There are some pretty exciting musical artists coming to Vancouver over the next couple of months - and I'm not just referring to the thrilling prospect of connect_icut taking the "stage" at Blim, 8pm sharp this Friday.
First of all, the mighty kode9 will be playing at Richards, Monday night. Sadly, I won't be making it along to this particular show. The ad says "curfew late" and jet-lag currently has me nodding off at about three in the afternoon. This may be the third time that avant-dubstep's undisputed kingpin has played Vancouver and I haven't managed to see him once. Shameful, really.
Second, Japanese post-metal monsters Boris are returning to our fair city. Last time they played here, it was at the monumentally stinky Brickyard. They made it well worth spending a couple of hours glued to that venue's immobilizingly sticky floor. This time they'll be playing at the 50% less stinky-and-sticky Richards on Richards, July 30th.
Finally, there's a Bedroom Community Records double bill of Nico Muhly and Sam Amidon at the Media Club on August 16th. What a prodigiously talented and highly successful contemporary composer like Muhly is doing appearing at a tiny Vancouver rock club with shitty sightlines is a bit of a mystery but let's not look a gift horse in the mouth, eh? This one, at least, should not be missed under any circumstances. Might actually be over the old jet-lag by then.