Stonefield delivers the stoner-rock goods, and five other concerts to see in Vancouver in February

Stonefield is comprised of the Findlay sisters. The Aussie stoner-rock band plays the Astoria Feb. 17.

A stoner-rock band from Australia composed of four sisters? That’s the story behind Stonefield, who come to Vancouver’s Astoria on Feb. 17. Also in this month’s music news: ’90s indie-pop band Luna returns to play the entirety of its Penthouse album, and Canadian rockers Wolf Parade are back with a new record and tour. Find out more about these shows and more below.

The Beaches (Feb 7 at 8 p.m., Commodore Ballroom)—JUNO Award-winning rock band The Beaches kick off a 16-date cross-Canada headline tour in support of their most recent EP, The Professional, on Feb. 6 in Victoria, BC. The next night, they play Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom. “After what seemed like a really long wait, we are hitting the road again full force,” said the indie-rock band’s lead vocalist-bassist Jordan Miller. “It’s going to be an awesome series of shows featuring new music off of our ‘Professional’ album. It will be our biggest Canadian tour yet! Can’t wait to see you all out there.” Along with ‘The Professional Tour’ in early 2020, The Beaches will release the follow-up to their acclaimed debut album, Late Show, and will begin a full U.S. tour shortly after in May. ($77 at ticketmaster.ca)

Toronto’s The Beaches kick off a 16-city headlining tour on the West Coast. Felice Trinidad photo.

Wolf Parade (Feb 12 at 9 p.m., Commodore)—The band’s 5th full-length album, Thin Mind marks a return to the Vancouver/Montreal band’s original three-piece lineup. The trio began writing the songs for the album at Risqué Disque, an old stone barn-turned-studio in the woods of Vancouver Island. (Tickets: $35 at ticketmaster.ca)

Luna (Feb 13 at 8 p.m., Venue)—The fabled indie-rock band performs the entirety of its 1995 album Penthouse. The record includes the songs “Chinatown,” “23 Minutes in Brussels” and “Freakin’ and Peaki’.” (Tickets: $30 at ticketweb.ca)

Luna plays Penthouse Feb. 13 at Venue.

Stonefield (Feb 17 at 9 p.m., Astoria, 769 E. Hastings)—The stoner rock band is comprised of four sisters, who learned their craft jamming in their parents’ farm shed in Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. According to guitar.com, as teenagers they won a contest held by radio station Triple J for unsigned artists. “Then, after a gig in Perth, Stonefield were approached by a scout for Glastonbury Festival, leading to their sensational performance at the 2011 show which culminated in an incendiary cover of Led Zep’s Whole Lotta Love.” The band is on tour for their fourth album, Bent. (Tickets: $16.00 at ticketweb.ca)

Aussie stoner-rock band Stonefield.

Metronomy (Feb 18 at the Commodore)—The UK-based band released their latest album Metronomy Forever earlier this year to acclaim. Frontman Joe Mount recently collaborated with Swedish pop sensation Robyn on her recent album Honey. (Tickets: $38 at ticketmaster.ca)

Antibalas (Feb 21 at 8 p.m. (doors) at the Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings St.)—Brooklyn’s Antibalas celebrates its 20th anniversary with a return to its Williamsburg roots on its latest studio album, Fu Chronicles. Pre-gentrified Williamsburg serves as the backdrop for the record, which goes back to when the acclaimed Afrobeat ensemble’s revered soul label Daptone Records was spawned out of lead singer Duke Amayo’s kung fu dojo. (Tickets: $25 at ticketweb.ca)

Brooklyn’s Antibalas. Celine Pinget photo.

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