The BarryGruff Fortnightly Vancouver Gig Guide (April 29th – May 11th)

A fortnightly list of recommended events taking place in Vancouver. 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 30th

Wishyunu @ Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova, Gastown, Vancouver (9pm, $10)

  • [Alt-Pop] Portland drum/synth du, Wishyunu (wish-u-new) have a penchant for weird and wonderful atmospheric electronic pop. Support from Redrick Sultan, The Wandering Halls & Cave Girl.

Young Fathers @ Fortune Sound Club, 147 E Pender St, Vancouver, (9pm, $15+Fees)

  • [Hip-Hop] Scotish Hip-Hop trio & Mecury Prize winners, Young Fathers, tour in support of their new LP ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’. Suppport from Mas Ysa.

Saturday, May 2nd 

Waxahatchee @ Biltmore Cabaret 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver (8pm, $14+Fees)

  • [Indie/Lo-Fi] Katie Crutchfield brings her lo-fi indie project to Vancouver to support her latest LP ‘Ivy Trip​p​’. With guests GIRLPOOL (utterly raw, infectious and supremely brilliant poppy-punk – more here) and Knife Pleats.

Tough Age @ The Astoria, 769 E. Hastings St, Vancouver (9pm, $8)

  • [Garage/Indie] Hometown fuzzed-up garage rock maestros return to Vancouver ahead of their new LP. W/ guests Energy Slime, Fountain, Milk & Needles//Pins.

Ponderosa 2015 Lineup Launch Party @ ANZA Club, Australia New Zealand Association, 3 W. 8th, Vancouver  (9pm, Entry by Donation)

  • Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival 2015 lineup launch w/ music from Colleen Rennison of No Sinner, DJ Joshua Oldsoul & more.

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

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


Sunday, May 3rd

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

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

Wednesday, May 6th

East India Youth @ Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main St, Vancouver, (8pm, $13.50)

  • [Electronic] England’s William Doyle, AKA East India Youth, touring in support of his new record ‘Culture of Volume’ & brings his exhilarating mix of orchestral pop, noise and motorik Detroit techno to town.

Sleater Kinney @ Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St, Vancouver, (8pm, $39.50) [SOLD OUT]

  • [Rock] Influential riot grrl trio. With Special Guests THEESatisfaction

Thursday, May 7th

Dan Deacon @ Electric Owl, 928 Main, Vancouver (8pm, $15)

  • [Electronic] US producer renowned for his live shows and audience participation in particular. Heard nothing but great reviews for this guy.

Friday, May 8th

Skism @ The Imperial, 319 Main Street, Vancouver (9pm, $30)

  • [Electronic/Dubstep] UK producer returns to Vancouver with Habstrakt + Megalodon + support.

Saturday, May 9th

The Rentals @ Electric Owl, 928 Main, Vancouver (7pm, $15)

  • [Indie/Rock] Long-running indie-rock project fronted by former Weezer bassist, Matt Sharp. With guests Rey Pila and Radiation City.

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, May 9th

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

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

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