Vancouver Clubs & Concerts for Summer 2022

Next picks the 10 essential Vancouver shows this summer.

Thundercat playing guitar

Thundercat

Thurs., Aug. 4, 8 pm
The Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.
$49
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Cherished for his mind-blowing basslines, hilarious lyrics and nerdy personality, Thundercat is coming to town, and it’s sure to be a show to remember. Fun fact: this singer-songwriter originally got recognition for being part of the punk act Suicidal Tendencies but now has his own illustrious solo career.

Orville Peck posing

HAPPYLAND featuring Orville Peck, Perfume Genius, Big Freedia

Sun., July 31, 5 pm
PNE Forum, 2901 East Hastings St.
$55
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Country, art pop and rap unite on this eccentric bill coming to the PNE Forum, featuring Vancouver’s own Orville Peck, who has earned a reputation for charming fans with his country crooning.

Divorcer “Nutty Grotto” Tape Release Party

Sat., July 30, 8 pm
What Lab, 1814 Pandora St.
$10
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A new tape from local indie outfit Divorcer is bound to impress anyone with a taste for guitar-heavy jams and distinctive lead vocals. Bring some cash for merch and music!

Dacey band mates

DACEY

Sat., July 30, 7 pm
The Fox, 2321 Main St.
$18.74
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Vancouver group DACEY will be keeping it cool and groovy for music lovers during their set a The Fox with special guests Cyrus Jordan. Prepare to be wowed by her buttery voice and spot-on band.

Armand Hammer with Guests

Sun., Aug. 7, 7 pm
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender St.
$20 plus service charge
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This rap group consists of talents ELUCID and billy woods, so it’s not to be missed if you’re looking for entertainment that packs a lyrical punch while maintaining a steady flow.

Dorian Electra (DJ Set)

Thurs., July 28, 10 pm
Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie St.
$36
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2SLGBTQIA+ artist Dorian Electra is performing a DJ set with performances from Skylar Love and Coco Klein at Celebrities, and it’s going to be a gay old time! The theme is “All we need is love,” so make sure to give the artists some TLC while you’re there.

Petaluna with Special Guests

Fri., July 29, 8 pm
The Railway Stage and Beer Cafe
$13 – $15
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On the hunt for your new favourite local, super-underground bands? These noise rockers might have what you need with this five-group bill featuring guests String Theory, Whollum, Paul Clifford and Tyrel Peters.

Mitski posing

Mitski

Wed., Aug. 10, doors at 5:30
Deer Lake Park, 6450 Deer Lake Park Ave.
$52.50 and up
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Indie singer-songwriter Mitski is going to take the stage at Deer Lake Park in Burnaby this summer, and her stage presence and emotional intensity are notoriously phenomenal. Cry, scream, laugh, dance, sulk — it all goes at Mitski shows.

GALLOWS - A Night of Electronic Music

Sat., July 30, 9 pm
Slice Nextdoor, 1638 Venables St.
$15.00
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This evening is all about being queer, weird and into electronic music. Expect live music by recognizable local indie scene names like Tough Sell, Kerub and Apex Twink.

The Beths with Rosie Tucker

Mon., July 25, 7 pm
The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St.
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This tour has been rescheduled twice due to the pandemic, but New Zealand indie pop band The Beths are finally going to headline in Vancouver!

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