10 concerts to check out in the Vancouver area in January

Dec 30 2019, 10:49 am

January is full of great concerts in Vancouver! Here are 10 to enjoy this month, including Cold War Kids, Veda Hille, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Gordon Grdina’s Nomad Trio

What: Vancouver Juno Award winner Gordan Grdina, New Yorker pianist Matt Mitchell, and drummer Jim Black make up the Nomad Trio, and perform at Orpheum Annex on January 8.

When: January 8, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Annex — 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

2020 VSO New Music Festival

What: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival takes place from January 11 to 16, with a variety of performances that explores this year’s theme of (re)creation. Highlights include Kaija Saariaho and Unsuk Chin, Thomas Ades’ Powder Her Face led by Music Director Emeritus Bramwell Tovey, pre-concert panels and discussions, post-concert Q&A’s, and more.

When: January 11 until January 16, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Theo Katzman

What: Los Angeles singer-songwriter Theo Katzman performs at VENUE on January 12 with special guest Rett Madison.

When: January 12, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: VENUE — 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Fog Lake

What: Indie rocker Fog Lake aka singer-songwriter Aaron Powell performs at Biltmore Cabaret with Foxes in Fiction on January 15.

When: January 15, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Biltmore — 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tebey

What: Singer-songwriter, producer, and 2019 CCMA Album of The Year nominee, Tebey brings The Good Ones Tour to Vancouver on January 16 with guest Kristin Carter.

When: January 16, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Cold War Kids

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What: California indie rockers Cold War Kids are on tour to support their latest release, New Age Norms 1. They play Commodore Ballroom on January 19 with guests Overcoats.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Rex Orange County

What: English recording artist and songwriter Rex Orange County has garnered over 1 billion streams, performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and played at Coachella. He brings The Pony Tour to the PNE Forum on January 20.

When: January 20, 2020
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: PNE Forum — 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Little Volcano Veda Hille

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What: Pianist and songwriter Veda Hille fuses storytelling and music into an immensely personal performance. Little Volcano draws from works by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as Hille’s own works, to give the audience a peek into the life of the artist.

When: January 21 until January 23, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Annex — 823 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Amber Liu

What: Rapper, singer, and songwriter Amber Liu, also known for her work with South Korean girl group f(x), brings Tour X to Vancouver along with guests Meg & Dia and Justice Carradine.

When: 
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre — 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Girlfriend Material

What: Indie rockers Girlfriend Material, featuring members of Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado, are on tour to support their latest release, Cool Car. They perform at Fox Cabaret on January 29.

When: January 29, 2020
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Fox Cabaret — 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online