If you haven’t been to a concert in Vancouver yet this year, March is a great month to start checking out the city’s bustling music scene which features everything from indie-pop to electronic, and alternative rock shows.
Rescheduled from their show in November, Bleachers’ debut in Vancouver this month is highly anticipated. Lead by charismatic frontman Jack Antonoff (who’s also in the band Fun.), Bleachers released their album “Strange Desire” last summer and were quickly named one of the top bands to watch in 2014. Bleachers’ indie pop album – which features Grimes and Yoko Ono- is sure to make you dance, while giving you a few new summer anthems.
Broods’ last stage appearance in Vancouver was opening for Sam Smith last year. The New Zealand brother and sister duo return to their first headlining tour this month. Described as electro pop, Broods are touring their full-length release “Evergreen.” Supported by Mikky Ekko, this show is sure to sell out.
Vancouver based Dan Mangan is a local favourite. The two time Juno Award winner has toured globally, from small stages to music festivals. Mangan released his latest studio album “Club Meds” in January, which was the first album under the name Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Don’t miss this local talented singer/songwriter this month at one of his two shows.
Ambient music producer Scott Hansen, known as Tycho, has almost single handedly changed the genre. Currently touring his fourth studio album “Awake”, Tycho’s melodies and downtempo style has earned him top spots on American and UK charts. Tycho’s show is one that will be filled with grooves and smooth beats.
Kelowna’s own Datsik returns to Vancouver for his Ninja Nation tour. The Canadian producer/DJ has had numerous number one releases on popular electronic music site Beatport, and has collaborated with international artists such as Wu-Tang Clan and Diplo. Joined by Etc!Etc!, this double bill is a bass-heavy and electro-house dream come true.
Although their name might not be familiar, their single “Anna Sun” was a summer anthem in 2011. Since then, the indie pop, dance-rock band have released two albums, including their 2014 release “Talking is Hard.” Bound to be one of the bands at many music festivals this summer, this is a chance to catch them light up the stage and dance for their Talking is Hard Tour at a smaller (and epic) venue.
OK GO returns to Vancouver after their confetti-filled sold-out show at Venue last summer. Known for their original music videos, and fun dances, OK GO is one band that knows how to keep their fans engaged throughout their concerts. From taking fan questions, to singing from the crowd, the show is guaranteed to be filled with more than just-okay surprises.
After almost three years in the making, This Will Destroy You’s third studio album “Another Language” was released last fall. The instrumental rockers are unlike most of today’s music. Mixing distorted rhythms and prolonged melodic guitar lines, their songs have been featured on soundtracks to several films including Oscar-winning Moneyball. The Texas natives play an intimate show in Vancouver this month.
A band that requires no introduction, the multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning band stops into Vancouver this month supporting their latest album “V”. If you haven’t snagged the new album yet, Ticketmaster is still offering a copy of the “V” with tickets purchased online and tickets for the arena show are still available. And lets face it, we all love Adam Levine.
Bostonians Guster are known for their humour along with their live shows. The alternative rockers have been around since the early 90’s, and have seven studio albums under their belt. Currently touring “Evermotion”, their 2015 release, be sure to stick around for the encore as Guster is known for their surprise covers.