Newt’s top 10 (or 15) Vancouver concerts in September

Sue Foley plays the Rio

By Steve Newton

The Dead Daisies: hard-rock band featuring former members of Whitesnake, Mötley Crüe, and Dio, with guests the Wild! and La Chinga. September 2 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Bonnie Raitt: American blues-roots singer-songwriter and slide-guitar ace, with guest Roy Rodgers. September 3 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

The Chicks: country music trio from Texas, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, with guest Marin Morris. September 5 at Rogers Arena.

Kansas: American rockers from the ’70s, featuring original guitarist Rich Williams and drummer Phil Ehart. September 6 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Sue Foley: Canadian blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist performs tunes from latest album, Pinky’s Blues, with guests Tim Hearsey and the Grand Koolios. September 7 at the Rio Theatre. Here’s my interview with Sue from back in 1992.

Jack Semple Band: virtuoso guitarist and singer-songwriter from Saskatchewan leads his current band. September 8 at Blue Frug Studios. Here’s my interview with Jack from back in 1993.

Colleen Rennison plays Mel Lehan Hall

Colleen Rennison: the Rogue Folk Club presents former frontperson for No Sinner performing songs from her new album Persephone. September 9 at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

The Pixies: American alt-rockers from the late-’80s/early-’90s, featuring frontman Black Francis, with guests Modest Mouse and Cat Power. September 9 at Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

Pink Mountaintops: Vancouver rock and roll band led by Stephen McBean performs on its Bang Box Boogie Tour, with guests the Moonlight Years and Stephen Hamm: Theremin Man. September 16 at The Pearl.

She Stole My Beer: North Vancouver roots-rock/jam band performs originals and covers. September 16 at the Rickshaw Theatre. Here’s my story on the band from 1992.

Cousin Harley plays the Rickshaw

Cousin Harley: Vancouver rockabilly trio featuring guitar wizard Paul Pigat, with guests Ruzz Guitar’s Blues Revue. September 22 at the Rickshaw Theatre. Here’s my interview with Paul from 2021.

Wolfmother:  Australian hard-rock trio led by singer-guitarist Andrew Stockdale, with guests Fever Dog. September 23 at the Commodore Ballroom.

Matthew Good: Socially conscious singer-songwriter from Coquitlam, former leader of the Matthew Good Band. September 28 at the Commodore Ballroom. Here’s my interview with Matthew from back in 1996.

Sting: British pop-rock singer-songwriter, bassist, and actor, former frontman of the Police, performs on his My Songs 2023 Tour. September 29 at Rogers Arena.

Art Bergmann plays the Rickshaw

Art Bergmann: Canadian rock legend performs at an event that includes the launch of his Jason Schneider-penned biography The Longest Suicide, with a Q&A session moderated by local musician/historian Aaron Chapman. September 29 at the Rickshaw Theatre. Here’s my interview with Art from back in 1990.

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