Newt’s top 10 Metro Vancouver concerts in April

Matt Andersen plays the Hollywood

By Steve Newton

Matt Andersen: blues-roots singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Maritimes plays two shows with his band the Big Bottle of Joy, with guests the Hello Darlins. April 5 and 6 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Big Sugar: Toronto blues-rock band led by singer-guitarist Gordie Johnson. April 15 at the Commodore Ballroom.

The Cream of Clapton Band: guitarist-vocalist Will Johns, Eric Clapton’s nephew, leads a four-piece band in  program of Clapton classics. April 18 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Boxcar Campfire: Canadian guitar virtuosos Paul Pigat and Kevin Breit join forces in White Rock. April 20 at Blue Frog Studios.

Steve Dawson plays Mel Lehan Hall

Steve Dawson and the Hooded Mergansers: Vancouver-bred, Nashville-based guitarist and producer Steve Dawson leads his band. April 21 at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

Randy Bachman: Canadian rock legend of the Guess Who and BTO fame performs original jazz tunes, jazz standards, and a few hits, accompanied by his son Tal. April 21 at Blue Frog Studios. SOLD OUT.

Paul Pigat and Kevin Breit play two venues

Paul Pigat’s Guitar Cabaret: Vancouver guitar great Paul Pigat and Toronto picker Kevin Breit are joined by bassist Jeremy Holmes and drummer Nino DiPasquali in a showcase of works from their solo careers and their project the Shut-Ins. April 23 at BlueShore at CapU.

George Thorogood & the Destroyers: blues-rockers from Delaware play two nights, with guest Nick Schnebelen. April 27 and 28 at the Commodore Ballroom. CANCELLED.

Jack de Keyzer: Canadian blues singer-songwriter and guitarist. April 28 at Blue Frog Studios. SOLD OUT.

Megadeth plays the Abbotsford Centre

Megadeth: American metal legends, featuring guitarist-vocalist Dave Mustaine, with guests Bullet for My Valentine and ONI. April 28 at Abbotsford Centre.

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