Top 9 Concerts in Vancouver April 2016
Check out our top 9 concerts in Vancouver this month, April 2016. We’ve selected local band Rococode and local artist Jordan Klassen. We’ve also picked a few established acts whose shows are already sold out as well as Allan Rayman and couple others who we’re excited to hear for the first time. Keep reading to see the best live music Vancouver has to offer. These are our top 9 concerts in Vancouver this month.
April 5, Father John Misty at The Orpheum Theatre
I’ve been listening to FJM’s cover of “Suburbs” quite a bit recently. Looking at his recent set lists, I wouldn’t count on seeing any covers. His originals make that alright with me.
April 7, Allan Rayman at Guilt & Co
Discovering new music is a big reason why I go through the local concert listings every month. I’m happy if I find one new artist, anything else is gravy. Allan Rayman’s genre fusing music is hard to pin down. It’s hip-hop mixed with blues inspired by americana. Whatever it is, I dig it. Add that to the fact that he’s playing one of my favourite venues – Guilt & Co – I won’t be missing this one.
April 8, Rococode at The Fox Cabaret
More new music. This time it’s from local Vancouver band, Rococode. If the poster wasn’t so cool I’d have trouble picking a song to post. Start with “Banks” and “Panic Attack” then do some digging in the form of checking out their album Don’t Worry It Will Be Dark Out Soon out now. The show is an album release party “with some stunning local support from iamforest and I M U R.” Here’s the event page.
April 11, Santigold at the Vogue Theatre
I’m supporting Santigold so she can make more videos like this one. Don’t watch it on Youtube, watch it here! You upload a photo of yourself (or use your webcam) and all of a sudden you’re in the video. When I saw Santigold live, she had two back up dancers/singers with big asses and two more in a horse costume. That sold me. I’ll keep coming back to check out what she’s got up her sleeve the next time.
April 26, Jason Collett at The Fox Cabaret
On April 26, I’ll clap my hands for Jason Collett’s Bahamas-produced title track off Song And Dance Man. Check out opener Kalle Mattson’s album cover inspired music video for “Avalanche”
April 26, Wild Nothing at the Biltmore Cabaret
How do you stand out when you’re announcing a new album? One way is to shoot a double single music video with “living album art.” The opening band is dope. On the 26th you’ve got choices…
April 26, Låpsley at Fortune Sound Club
Like I said, on April 26 you have options. Last but not least is XL Recordings signee Låpsley. My final decision is still to come.
April 27, Jordan Klassen at Imperial
Another Vancouver musician, another must see show. Fresh off a slew of European shows, Jordan Klassen is touring in support of his album JAVELIN. Hometown shows are a can’t miss for me. RSVP here.
April 30, Beach House at the Vogue Theatre
On February 26th, Beach House announced a series of “installation” shows. Of course I was intrigued. According to the band, “they will be taking place in galleries, art spaces, community centers, and various other alternative venues… Due to the lack of stages, the audience will be expected to sit on the floor (bring a pillow!)… The design requires a maximum audience of 200, so that all can see the performance space.” Unfortunately, the show on the 30th is at Vogue and not an installation show. If only there was a second date in May…