A feast for Americana music fans in March with Wilco, Amanda Shires and Drive-By Truckers

Americana and roots-rock fans have a joyous month ahead, what with the returns of Drive-By Truckers and Wilco, and a show by singer/songwriter Amanda Shires. There’s plenty more going on, as you’ll see below as we present our picks for six concerts to check out in Vancouver in March.

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A feast for Americana music fans in March with Wilco, Amanda Shires and Drive-By Truckers

What you need to know about the Rolling Stones’ upcoming Vancouver show

Tickets for the Rolling Stones in Vancouver go on sale a week from today, on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. The rock legends will play what is sure to be a sold-out BC Place Stadium on May 12 as part of its No Filter Tour.

This is the band’s first show here since 2006. Billboards featuring the lips-and-tongue logo and song titles began appearing around BC Place last week. For more on the No Filter Tour, including possible songs on the setlist, see below.

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What you need to know about the Rolling Stones’ upcoming Vancouver show

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.

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

King Princess, Trail of Dead, and more concert picks for January

King Princess (aka Mikaela Strauss) returns to Vancouver.

Hey music fans! We wish we had better news but January’s a slow month. Not only that, but some of the biggest shows are already sold-out—that includes Michael Kinawuka, Leif Vollebekk, and Choir! Choir! Choir! But you can still get tickets to the shows below, although King Princess tix won’t last and Trail of Dead at the Fox is likely to be a madhouse.

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King Princess, Trail of Dead, and more concert picks for January

Handel’s Messiah, Chor Leoni’s Angels Dance and more seasonal concert offerings in Vancouver

L.J. Mounteney with Van Django.

Looking for some seasonal favourites, musically speaking? This month, we have festive concerts ranging from gypsy jazz to choral to folk-roots and indie-pop. Check out some of Vancouver’s December musical offerings below.

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Handel’s Messiah, Chor Leoni’s Angels Dance and more seasonal concert offerings in Vancouver

Five non-holiday-themed concerts to see in December: Dandy Warhols, Lee Fields and more

YACHT plays The Biltmore Cabaret Dec. 15.

As the year winds down, concert pickings get slim. Sure, there are plenty of holiday-themed shows—and we’ll do a separate post on those—but what’s a fan of non-seasonal music to do? Fortunately, we’ve uncovered a few non-Xmas related musical entertainments. Enjoy.

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Five non-holiday-themed concerts to see in December: Dandy Warhols, Lee Fields and more

Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys and four more concerts to see in Vancouver in November

The big news for November is the return of the Black Keys. The two-piece blues band reformed after five years to release their most recent album, Let’s Rock. They’ll play Rogers Arena Nov. 24.

Another biggie this month is Sleater-Kinney, the long-running Pacific Northwest indie-rock trio (reduced to a duo after drummer Janet Weiss left, following the recording of their latest album). They’re here Nov. 21.

Below, we’ve highlighted those two shows along with four others we think are worth checking out.

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Sleater-Kinney, Black Keys and four more concerts to see in Vancouver in November

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