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

Tickets on sale now for Broadway smash Dear Evan Hansen

A scene from the Broadway Across Canada touring production of the hit Dear Evan Hansen.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen is one of the biggest Broadway hits of the decade. In February, Broadway Across Canada’s touring production comes to Queen Elizabeth Theatre for one week (Feb. 25-March 1). Tickets are on sale now. Find out more about the show, called “one of the most remarkable… in musical theatre history” (Peter Marks, Washington Post), below.

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Tickets on sale now for Broadway smash Dear Evan Hansen

A Queen jukebox musical, a British farce and more—January 2020 theatre listings for Vancouver

A scene from We Will Rock You, a jukebox musical filled with Queen songs.

What’s new in theatre in Vancouver? A Queen jukebox musical dating all the way back to 2002, a drama from Toronto with a mostly-Vancouver cast, and a hot-topic play about housing in the city—not to mention the 2020 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, which also kicks off this month.

Find out more below.

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A Queen jukebox musical, a British farce and more—January 2020 theatre listings for 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

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