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

What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)

Cast of The Shipment, coming later in September to the Firehall Arts Centre. Jens Kristian Balle photo.

Well of course there’s the Vancouver Fringe Festival. From Sept. 5-15, the multi-limbed monster will be gobbling up most of the oxygen in the local theatre scene. There is however lots of other productions happening, especially towards the end of the month. Read on. (Note: this post has been updated Sept. 4 2019)

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What’s happening in Vancouver theatre in September (updated)

Six concerts to check out in Vancouver in September

Lana Del Rey.

From a snappy Melbourne singer-songwriter to a scion of a Hollywood showbiz family to a legacy country/Americana act, female performers are in the spotlight in this month’s concert round-up. If we had more space, we might also highlight concerts by Death Cab for Cutie, Rick Ross and Elton John. But as it is, they’ll have to make do with a passing mention.

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Six concerts to check out in Vancouver in September

Six concerts to see in Vancouver this August

Hayes Carll plays the Biltmore Cabaret Aug. 31.

With all the festivals and multi-act lineups, it’s easy to lose sight of individual concerts going on in the summer. Vancouver has plenty to crow about in this regard, and here are six shows we think are worth checking out. They range from the psych-rock engine of King Gizzard to the Mad Magazine of popular music, Weird Al, to B.C. darling Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Six concerts to see in Vancouver this August

Paul McCartney, Norah Jones and four other concerts to see in July

Washington DC band Priests play the Biltmore Cabaret July 2. Ebru Yildiz photo.

The big concerts this month are Paul McCartney and Queen + Adam Lambert. But there are a bunch of shows bubbling under, from the jazz-pop stylings of Norah Jones to a double-bill of new-wave pioneers the Psychedelic Furs and James. Just to keep things interesting, we’ve thrown in a couple of younger, up-and-coming postpunk bands we think are worthwhile (and affordable).

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Paul McCartney, Norah Jones and four other concerts to see in July

Carly Rae kicks off her Canadian tour this summer in Vancouver; tickets on sale tomorrow

Hometown heroine Carly Rae Jepsen kicks off Canadian tour dates in support of her new album in Vancouver Aug. 28 and 29. Markus & Koala photo.

Hometown (by way of Mission BC) heroine Carly Rae Jepsen kicks off her Canadian tour in Vancouver with shows at the Commodore Ballroom Aug. 28 & 29.

The pop singer behind the multiplatinum smash “Call Me Maybe” is touring behind her latest album, Dedicated. Tickets to the shows go on sale to the general public Friday, May 30.

Find out more below.

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Carly Rae kicks off her Canadian tour this summer in Vancouver; tickets on sale tomorrow

Six concerts to see in June in Vancouver

Graftician (aka Roxanne Nesbitt).

It’s a big month for local music fans, as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival (June 21-July 1) gets underway. Meanwhile, there are lots of other shows happening, including a 20th anniversary tour for a classic Americana album, a sort-of comeback by a British chanteuse who’s collaborated with Eminem, and a local singer/songwriter with a penchant for exciting visuals. Here are six concerts to check out in Vancouver in June.

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Six concerts to see in June in Vancouver