Six concerts to check out this month in Vancouver

Jenny Lewis plays songs from her acclaimed fourth album On the Line at the Commodore Ballroom May 20.

Whether it’s ’90s alt-rock, gospel or old video game music that’s your jam, May has you covered. Below we’ve selected six out of the many concerts coming to town, including Lemonheads, Jenny Lewis, and even jazz, to check out.

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Six concerts to check out this month in Vancouver

Wu-Tang Clan, free concert lineup announced by 2019 Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan comes to the 2019 Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

In what is kind of a big deal, the 2019 Vancouver International Jazz Festival has announced a headlining show by legendary hip-hop act Wu-Tang Clan.

The group, whose 1993 album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is considered one of the best hip-hop debuts ever released, plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre June 23. Tickets for what is sure to be a sold-out show start at $69 and go on sale this Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at coastaljazz.ca.

The festival, which is going into its 34th year, runs June 21 to July 1. Other headliners include the Roots (June 28) and Herbie Hancock (June 29).

As usual, organizers Coastal Jazz are also presenting a ton of free concerts. Many of these are at the Vanccouver Art Gallery/Robson Square (June 22/23), David Lam Park (June 29/30), and Granville Island (for Canada Day Celebrations) July 1. Performers include King Ayisoba, Yonatan Gat and the Eastern Medicine Singers, Troker, and more. Find out more below.

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Wu-Tang Clan, free concert lineup announced by 2019 Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Six concerts to see in Vancouver in April

Anoushka Shankar. Rolex Fadil Berisha photo.

From a new British indie-pop band to a sitar-playing royalty to a Filipino-by-way-of-Toronto gong collective, April has music-lovers covered. Scroll below to check out just a smattering of shows coming to Vancouver concert halls, rock clubs, and even art galleries over the next four weeks.

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Six concerts to see in Vancouver in April

Top musicians to perform Mozart to help battle chronic disease

Jane Coop performs at an upcoming Mozart concert.

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic auto-immune disease that affects nerve transmission to the muscle. It can strike anyone at any age. Once recognized, myasthenia is treatable with medication, such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, plasma exchange, intravenous gamma globulin, and in younger patients, possible surgery. If diagnosed and treated early, myasthenia patients can look forward to a normal life with medication.

On Sat. March 30, a group of internationally acclaimed artists come together to perform some of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s finest chamber works in support of the Myasthenia Gravis Association of BC. The concert takes place at the Vancouver Academy of Music (1270 Chestnut St.). Find out more about who’s performing, and what, below.

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Top musicians to perform Mozart to help battle chronic disease

An Evening of Musical Time Travel with Music Videos Live in Vancouver

Music Videos Live Vancouver

By Masa Kateb

This night is guaranteed to take you back in history, and then leave you hanging on the edge of the modern world. The event is called “Music Videos Live”; a musical night curated by a talented Vancouverite performer, to support the city’s local artists and organizations.

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An Evening of Musical Time Travel with Music Videos Live in Vancouver

Where to see live local talent this New Year’s Eve

Still looking for something to do this New Year’s? Why not check out some live local talent?

Whether comedy is your bag or live music is your thang, here are a few events featuring Vancouver performers to help you ring in 2019.

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Where to see live local talent this New Year’s Eve

Where to catch holiday concerts in Vancouver in December

Maureen Washington with Good Noise.

Whether you want to sing along to Christmas favourites or just sit back and enjoy some festive sounds, these concerts will give you a big dose of that holiday spirit. Gospel, kids, medieval instruments, and of course Handel’s Messiah are among this year’s choices. See more below.

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Where to catch holiday concerts in Vancouver in December