The BarryGruff Fortnightly Vancouver Gig Guide (May 12th – 25th)

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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.
Highlights: Kate Tempest @ Electric Owl (May 23rd), The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Vogue Theatre (May 13th) & Royal Blood @ Vogue Theatre (May 23rd).

Wednesday, May 13th

The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St, Vancouver, (9pm, $49.50 – $55)

  • [Shoegaze/Indie Rock] Legendary Scottish shoegaze band The Jesus and Mary Chain tour marking the 30th Anniversary of Psychocandy. Their show in Dublin last year was ‘shambolicly brilliant’. Support from The Black Ryder.

Thursday, May 14th

Blockhead @ VENUE, 881 Granville Street, Vancouver (9pm, $15)

  • [Hip Hop/Electronic] Instrumental hip hop producer Blockhead returns to Vancouver with his downtempo/trip hop vibes.

The Rezillos @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings, Vancouver (8pm, $20)

  • [Punk] Scottish punk/new wave band, on tour to support their upcoming album Zero. W/ Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds and Fashionism.

Friday, May 15th

Rent Cheque Presents: HIGH CLASS w/ The Prettys @ Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova Street, Vancouver (9pm, $5)

  • [Garage/Punk] Music from Vancouver retro garage/punk rockers The Prettys & ASAP Yamaha. For $5 you can’t wrong, now can you?

Talkies @ The Cobalt, 917 Main Street, Vancouver (9pm)

  • [Indie] Oakland foursome with a knack for ear-pleasingly pleasant indie tunes.


Saturday, May 16th

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 17th

Torres @ Electric Owl, 928 Main Street, Vancouver (8pm, $13)

  • Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Mackenzie Scott, better known as Torres, on tour to support her latest LP Sprinter.W/ guests Aero Flynn.

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 20th

The Wombats @ The Imperial, 319 Main Street, Vancouver (8pm, $16.50)

  • [Indie] English indie rock band formed in Liverpool who used to dance to Joy Division, touring in support of forthcoming release ‘Glitterbug’. W/ guests Life in Film and Cheerleader.

Timber Timbre @ Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver (8pm, $26.50)

  • [Folk/Indie] First of two nights from Canadian indie/folk band touring in support of latest LP Hot Dreams, with guests Xiu Xiu. Country/Americana accompanied by vocalist Taylor Kirk’s dulcet tones.

Thursday, May 21st

Timber Timbre @ Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver (8pm, $26.50)

  • [Folk/Indie] Second of two nights from Canadian indie/folk band touring in support of latest LP Hot Dreams, with guests Xiu Xiu. Country/Americana accompanied by vocalist Taylor Kirk’s dulcet tones.

Action Bronson @ Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver (8pm, $35)

  • [Hip Hop] US hip-hop artist performs on his Mr. Wonderful Tour.

Perfume Genius and Will Butler @ The Imperial, 319 Main Street, Vancouver (8pm, $20)

  • [Indie/Pop] Seattle-based indie-pop artist Perfume Genius on a co-headlining tour with singer-songwriter Will Butler.

Friday, May 22nd

Real Estate @ The Imperial, 319 Main Street, Vancouver (8pm, $20)

  • [Indie/Alternative] New Jersey band Real Estate, bring their trademark breezy, multi-layered guitars, woozy lyrics and seriously easy listening indie stylings. W/ support from the excellent ‘Woods’.

Saturday, May 23rd

Kate Tempest @ Electric Owl, 928 Main Street, Vancouver (7pm, $13)

  • [Rap/Hip-Hop] London rapper, playwright, novelist and poet, telling it like it is, on tour to support her stunningly excellent LP Everybody Down.

Royal Blood @  Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver (7pm, $25) [SOLD OUT]

  • [Rock] Raucous, high energy rockers from the UK. Should be a noisy one. With support from Mini Mansions.

SBTRKT (DJ set) @ Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver (9pm, $28.50-$35)

  • [DJ set/Dance] UK Producer SBTRKT (pronounced ‘Subtract’) with a considerable skill for fusing different strands of electronic music.

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 24th

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.

Monday, May 25th

Glass Animals @ Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver (7pm, $22)

  • [Indie/Pop] On the surface, an indie band, but the UK quartet meld it with all manner of experimental, atmospheric and slinky minimal pop.

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