Where to see live music New Year’s Eve 2016 in Vancouver

Spend New Year's Eve with these guys, The Ballantynes.

Spend New Year’s Eve with these guys, The Ballantynes.

Want to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vancouver with a DJ? Just step out your door and walk into any restaurant or bar. Want to celebrate NYE 2016 with a live band? Here are some of your options.

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Where to see live music New Year’s Eve 2016 in Vancouver

Ryn Weaver at VENUE, November 1 (Ticket Giveaway!)

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Shortly before starting work on her debut album, Ryn Weaver chanced upon an image of the tarot card The Fool: a man optimistically walking off a cliff. So when the California-bred, New York City-based 22-year-old started shaping the songs that would make up her debut, she decided to capture the spirit of that image and use her dreamy lyricism to spin a story of her own wanderings. “So much of my album has to do with running away and refusing to settle in one place,” Weaver explains. “It’s about the good and the bad of going out on your own.”

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Ryn Weaver at VENUE, November 1 (Ticket Giveaway!)

The Boom Booms to Rock The Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 2 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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“Some of the tightest, smoothest, sexiest soul and funk produced in the city right now comes courtesy of six guys who all grew up within a few blocks of each other on Vancouver’s East Side.”

The Boom Booms are an Indie Soul band from Vancouver, BC. The group consists of brothers Aaron Ross (lead vocals) and Sean Ross (keys), Tom Van Deursen (guitar), Geordie Hart (bass), Richard Brinkman (drums), and Theo Vincent (percussion, drums).

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The Boom Booms to Rock The Commodore Ballroom, Oct. 2 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted at the Media Club, July 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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Young Rising Sons:

At a time when cynicism and moral outrage are quite common in modern music, Young Rising Sons choose to focus on the brighter side of life. According to lead singer/guitarist Andy Tongren, the Red Bank, New Jersey band’s debut single “High” was created with the intention of writing a “soulful pick-me-up, an honest account of life’s ups and downs, all with a glimmer of hope.” Tongren adds that the recently released “High” is the perfect example of the “feel good disposition” that shapes Young Rising Sons’ view on life and music.

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Young Rising Sons and Hunter Hunted at the Media Club, July 21 (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!

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What do you get when you combine one of Canada’s most rockin’ guitarists with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra? People taking care of business, that’s what.

On May 20, guitarist Randy Bachman will perform his hits with the symphony orchestra at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St.). Bachman, of course, was the driving force, along with Burton Cummings, in The Guess Who, and he put the “Bachman” in Bachman-Turner Overdrive. So this is going to be a night of classic songs, done in a whole new way.

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Symphonic Overdrive – Randy Bachman with the VSO this Wednesday!