The BarryGruff Fortnightly Vancouver Gig Guide (April 16th – 30th)

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Like any city, there’s quite a lot of stuff goes on in Vancouver week on week. So with that in mind, the plan is to try and compile a list of recommended events taking place every fortnight.

In time, hopefully the lists will grow and become more and more comprehensive, and serve as something of a catalyst to go to more shows and unearth more interesting stuff that’s going on. Here’s what’s caught my eye over the next 14 days! 

Feel free to let me know if I missed anything of interest in the comments or you can always shoot me an email about upcoming shows.

Thursday, April 16th

Erol Alkan @ M.i.a., 350 Water Street, Vancouver (10pm)

  • [Dance/Electro] Reputable London DJ, remixer, label founder, club promoter, radio host hits up new venue. [Cancelled]

 Friday, April 17th

Co-op Radio’s 40th Anniversary @ WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac, Vancouver (7pm, $10-15)

  • Celebrating 40 years of community operated & innovate radio, featuring The Creaking Planks and Purple Soul.

Discorder Fundraiser + Launch Party @ The Astoria, 769, East Hastings St. Vancouver (8pm, $5/$10)

  • Fundraiser for Vancouver music, arts & culture mag w/ music from Stefana Fratila, Wetface, The Crowbots, Still Creek Murder, Energy Slime, bb.yu [dj set], Andy Resto [dj set]

Saturday, April 18th

Record Store Day @ Neptoon Records,  3561 Main, Vancouver (10am – 10pm, Free)

  • Performances from local acts No Sinner, Tough Age, Poor Form & more, plus a meet ‘n’ greet with Eric Burdon. Yes, that Eric Burdon.

Record Store Day @ Vinyl Records, 319 W. Hastings (11am – 7pm, Free)

  • In store performances from K’Immortal, Dawn Pemberton, Tonye Aganaba & more.

Record Store Day @ Red Cat Records, 4332 Main Street, Vancouver (3pm – 9pm, Free)

  • In store performances from The Backhomes, Frog Eyes, Hello Blue Roses & more.

Record Store Day @ Horse Records, 2447 E. Hastings, Vancouver (10am, Free)

  • In store performances from Peace, Flyin’, SP Davis, Mecca Normal & more.

Record Store Day @ Beat Street Records,  439 W. Hastings St. Vancouver,

  • Live DJs in store all day.

Nowhere Fast @ The Morrissey, 1227 Granville Street, Vancouver (9pm – 3am, Free)

  • Regular night of post-punk, indie, garage rock & pop-dance tunes  w/ Bryce Dunn


Sunday, April 19th

Dubwise @ Keefer Bar, 135 Keefer Street, Vancouver (9pm – 1am, Free)

  • Regular reggae, dancehall and dubstep night with DJ Dubconscious & guests. Chilled tunes with fine cocktails.

Tuesday, April 21st

Kaiser Chiefs @ Commodore Ballroom, 918 Granville, Vancouver (8pm, $32.50)

  • British indie-rockers are still going. It was fun 10 years ago, could it still be? w/ guests Howler.

Wednesday, April 22nd

Bigger on the inside: Dr. Who Night @ Electric Owl, 928 Main, Vancouver (7pm, $8)

  • Dr. Who themed trivia and events w/ live music, DJs trivia, quiz, prizes & costume contests

Friday, April 24th

Clark and Nosaj Thing @ Electric Owl, 928 Main, Vancouver (10pm, $20)

  • Double headliner featuring English electronic musician & Warp experimentalist Clark & LA DJ/Producer Nosaj Thing.

Mac DeMarco @ Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville, Vancouver (8pm, $25)

  • Canadian singer/songwriter tours in support of latest album Salad Days, w/ guests Dinner.

Saturday, April 25th

Mac DeMarco @ Biltmore Cabaret 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver (7pm, Sold Out)

  • Canadian singer/songwriter tours in support of latest album Salad Days, w/ guests Dinner.

Nowhere Fast @ The Morrissey, 1227 Granville Street, Vancouver (9pm – 3am, Free)

  • Regular night of post-punk, indie, garage rock & pop-dance tunes  w/ Bryce Dunn

Sunday, April 26th

Dubwise @ Keefer Bar, 135 Keefer Street, Vancouver (9pm – 1am, Free)

  • Regular reggae, dancehall and dubstep night with DJ Dubconscious & guests. Chilled tunes with fine cocktails.

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