Music clubs, events and bands in Vancouver BC: blogroll by Jay Banks

Best Concerts in Vancouver (August – December 2013)

Do you love the excitement of live concerts? Do you attend shows to support your favourite music idols or to have fun with your friends? In any case, you don’t have to worry that you’ll lack an opportunity to enjoy that rush of seeing one of your favourite bands, as the second half of 2013 in Vancouver is packed with lots of great performances. Here are our picks for Vancouver concerts that are definitely worth attending in the second half of the year.

Live Music Clubs: Country, Bluegrass, Blues

Guitar by Frank Merenda In our series about bars and clubs that feature live music, we’ve presented you with articles about Rock and Latin music clubs. It’s time to introduce another article from this series and reveal the most interesting live music venues where blues, bluegrass, and country music are favoured. When it comes to […]

Live Rock Music Clubs in Vancouver

Superdrag’s Guitars by Seth Sawyers Live music is becoming more and more popular among people visiting bars and clubs in Vancouver. Whether you want to dance the night away, attend a rock concert at the local rock bar, listen to some quality jazz, or let the blues take your mind away, there is a place […]

Put Your Hat on, You’re About to Discover Jazz Vancouver

Saxophone by Elisabeth D’Orcy Jazz music has been around for more than a century, and Vancouver has always been one of the cities where you can fully enjoy its empowering presence. From small jazz pubs to the annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouverites are no strangers to the tunes of jazz bass, guitar, drums, and […]

Top 10 Canadian Albums (1957-2007)

Neil Young Live by NRK P3 This article is a tribute to Canadian music and proof that there is a lot of quality music that comes from Canada. The chart was inspired by the book “The Top 100 Canadian Albums” by Bob Mersereau, published in 2007 by Goose Lane Editions. The book assembled a collection […]

Havana’s Hot Music Scene

We just came back from a trip to Cuba where we checked out the local music scene. Check out our Vancouver music series. Mark improvises with Cuban band Cuban street musician asks Mark for song requests In Cuba, turistas may be overwhelmed by culture shock Communist bureaucracy, widespread poverty and currency confusion can have a […]

Pink Beats – Music from the Gay and Lesbian Community

Oasis Ultralounge Lounge Vancouver has a vibrant, well-established gay and lesbian community that revolves around the city’s uber-trendy West End. The main thoroughfare, Davie Street, is the hub of most of the activity, with its impressive array of boutiques, bars and coffee-shops. Any time of the year, Vancouver has some fabulous places live-music. Here are […]

Our House – The spin on Vancouver’s Dance-Club culture

Caprice Nightclub Going on sheer volume, Vancouver’s nightlife can be defined by its dance-club culture. Rain or shine, most nights will find long lines of immaculately-dressed, umbrella-toting Vancouverites queuing in front of their favourite downtown dance-party establishments. There’s generally a tempo for any taste, whether you’re planning on waving a glow-stick to some house-beats, waving […]

Places Too Unique for Anywhere Else But Vancouver

by Stephen Hubbard Like any major city, Vancouver has a distinct flavour due in part to elements such as geography, population, industry and cultural diversity. And a charming product of this blend of ingredients is sometimes the unique enclaves that appear — establishments and events that couldn’t be anywhere else. Here are the places that, […]

Mobscene – Arena Events and Mega-Shows

The boys rock by Jennifer Stoddart Like any major city, Vancouver is on most major concert producer’s maps. For decades, Vancouver has enjoyed some of the most epic shows this continent has seen, providing some of the biggest and most electric crowds. Bands like playing this town – it’s a fact. And these are the […]

Fraser Valley round-up

Roosters Cabaret With its down-home blue collar demographic and a booming agricultural industry through the Fraser Valley, it’s no wonder that Vancouver has an established Country Music scene and the population to nurture and appreciate it. The genre has an eternally-popular radio station, JRfm 93.7. If you’re looking to hang your hat, take off your […]

Hip-Hop and Rap music in Vancouver

Vancouver sees its fair share of world-class Rap and Hip-Hop talent playing at such mainstream venues as Richards on Richards, the Commodore Ballroom, the Pacific Coliseum, GM Place and even BC Place Stadium. While feature nights change from establishment to establishment, there are also other, lesser known hot-spots where you?ll always find beats to bounce […]