Blackie and the Rodeo Kings play the Commodore
By Steve Newton
MONDAY: American singer-rapper Lizzo plays Rogers Arena on The Special Tour, with guest Latto.
MONDAY: AEG and MRG Live present New Zealand’s Bret McKenzie–one half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords–performing at the Vogue Theatre on his Songs Without Jokes Tour.
MONDAY: Vancouver quartet Viper Kitty Horse Cock, featuring members of the Wooden Horsemen and Kitty & the Rooster, performs country, rockabilly, and early R&B at Guilt and Co.
Pearl screens at the Rio
MONDAY: double-feature screening at the Rio Theatre of director Ti West’s 2002 slasher flicks Pearl and X, starring Mia Goth.
TUESDAY: screening at the Rio Theatre of Meet Me in the Bathroom, a rock documentary about the explosion of rock ‘n’ roll that helped define the early 2000s in New York City.
WEDNESDAY: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings play the Commodore Ballroom on their 25th-anniversary tour, with guests Digging Roots and special appearance by Colin James.
Roy Forbes plays Mel Lehan Hall at St. James
THURSDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents veteran Vancouver folk singer-songwriter Roy Forbes at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.
THURSDAY: Edmonton psychobilly-punk rock ‘n’ roll band the Raygun Cowboys plays the WISE Hall, with guests Doghouse Rose and Steady Teddy & the K-Train Babies.
FRIDAY: Chicago alt-rock band Smashing Pumpkins plays Rogers Arena on the Spirits on Fire Tour, with guests Jane’s Addiction.
FRIDAY: Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker joins the Vancouver Symphony in a performance of Elmer Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2: The Age of Anxiety at the Orpheum Theatre.
The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer play the Hollywood
FRIDAY: Vancouver blues-rock duo the Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer play the Hollywood Theatre, with guests History of Gunpowder.