Where you’re challenged to eat nothing but food grown within, you guessed it, 100 miles of your digs. Well, I applaud you if you could actually stick to it (I could never give up pineapples).
But you know what I could stick to? The 100-mile music diet.
Because Vancouver’s music scene is on a (rock and) roll. And not just because Justin Bieber is coming to town. Herewith, five favourites:
1. Japandroids, the duo who sing and swear about our city with reckless abandon. All together now: “It’s raining in Vancouver. But I don’t give a fu*k cause I’m in love with you tonight.” (Pardon the language, Mom.) They’ll be playing the Rickshaw on Oct. 9 (get tix here). Photo: Chad Batka.
4. Listening Party, who came all the way from Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island (still within 100 miles, I checked) to play a show this past weekend. I missed it, but I’ve heard nothing but great things about their live performance so I won’t make the same mistake next time.
5. The WIZERDZ. I’m entirely biased (they’re my brother’s band), but they’re by far my favourite fantasy-themed electronica dance rock band out there. And they’ll be playing our magical city this fall.