Gigs of the Week: June 21 - 27, 2019

Every Friday 3am Revelations give you our picks for some of the fantastic live shows happening in and around our city of Vancouver.
What are you seeing this week? Let us know in the comments below.

Kirk's Pick

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Who? Dragon Boat Festival
Where? Creekside Park
When? June 21 & 22 (tonight & tomorrow)
Why? This year’s Dragon Boat Festival features a whole host of local talent over the next couple days, including Jill Barber, Yukon Blonde, K-Os, Tourist Company, Alexandria Maillot, and more! 

Christine's Pick

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Who? Too Many Zooz and Five Alarm Funk
Where? Commodore Ballroom
When? TONIGHT! Friday June 21
Why? HUH HUH HUH HORN SECTION! Seriously, you’d be unable to stand still to these two bands. I challenge you.
 

BONUS Pick

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Who? Andrew Phelan, with Sam Lynch, and Jasper Sloan Yip
Where? Biltmore Cabaret
When? Saturday June 22
Why? Three Vancouver musicians, playing a hometown show on a Saturday night at the Biltmore - classic!

Shows of February

It's the first of the month, which means a) your rent is due, and 2) I'm going to post a quick look at some of the shows I am excited to see this month. After a slow start to the year, this month is packed, so let's get to it.

Wilco at the Orpheum on February 5th.
This is the show I am most excited about. I am ashamed to admit I have never seen Wilco live and after The Whole Love, which was one of my favourite albums last year, there is little chance I am going to miss this show.

The Matinée at Venue February 18th
Even though I saw them four times in the sopan of a couple months last year, none of them were their own headlining shows, so I am more than a little excited for this, which is bound to be a boot-stompin' good time. They're also joined by current buzz band, Good for Grapes and Washboard Union (formerly Gun GMC)

Winterruption February 24-26 at Performance Works
This is going to be a good weekend. Starting off with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald with Acres of Lions on the Friday night. Then another beauty of a double bill with Aidan Knight and The Belle Game Saturday, and wrapping it up with Jasper Sloan Yip for a couple of shows on Sunday.

Saturday the 25th also sees a music event, not a concert but a screening and listening party for the new Said the Whale. They've teamed up with Amazing Factory to make a video for each song for their upcoming album, Little Mountain (think High School) and they'll be screening the entire thing at the Rio Theatre. And they promise it'll end in time to head over to Performance Works.

CBC Toque Sessions
The Toque Sessions return this year, which are some free shows at the CBC, it runs through the next couple months and has some excellent acts. This month we've got Yukon Blonde (3rd), Mother Mother (10th), Rococode (17th), Hey Ocean! (23rd), and a bunch more. Check the link above for the full lineup and how to attend.
And Hey Ocean! has another show lined up, with Elias opening for them, at Venue on the 10th (on the same day as Mother Mother! Oh noes!)

Whether you care about Valentine's Day or not, the Sweetheart Serenade at the Rio Theatre is worth checking out. It'll feature stripped down performances from Zachary Gray (The Zolas), Tariq Hussain (Brasstronaut), Harold and John (Portage and Main), Spencer Schoening (Sunny Pompeii), and Hannah Epperson.

There's also Maurice & Redgy Blackout at the Biltmore on the 22nd, Jordan Klassen with Bed of Stars and Northcote at the Media Club on the 17th (which is conveniently after the Rococode Toque session ends), and I am sure a few others that I am missing -- let me know in the comments!

Whew!