The Best Rock, Punk & Metal Shows in Vancouver – March 2017

Well, looks like March is going to be a hell of a month. There’s a shit tonne of great shows to go to, you lucky so-and-sos!

As ever, a disclaimer that music is subjective blah blah blah. This is my list, and these are the shows I’m excited about this month. So, without further ado, let’s get going, shall we?

March 3

This could be a night of tough choices for many, with three sweet shows on offer.

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Anciients w/ Dead Quiet & Woe Monger – SBC

Fuck, yeah! This is going to be a rocking show. All three bands play hard and heavy. Also, Dead Quiet are currently in the studio working on a new release, and I, for one, can’t wait to hear it.

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Cobra Ramone, Miss Quincy and the Showdown, and the Wild Romantics – The Waldorf

Head down to the Waldorf for a night of dirty, bluesy rock and roll. It’s Cobra Ramone’s first show in a while, so it’s well worth turning out for.

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The Spitfires 20th Anniversary Show – Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse

The Spitfires have been peddling high-energy rock with killer riffs for 20 years now, and if you’ve been buying, get a live fix at Pat’s. More-than-able support comes from Lucky 13’s and Motorama.

March 4

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The Real McKenzies – Rickshaw Theatre

25 years of kick-ass Celtic punk is something to be proud of. The Real McKenzies certainly aren’t shy about celebrating it, anyway. These hometown heroes will be playing with the Isotopes, among others.

March 10

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Black Mountain – Vogue Theatre

These psych rockers have bounced back after getting a bunch of their gear stolen while on tour last year. Enjoy their spacey sound, along with Destoyer and zZz, at the Vogue Theatre.

March 17

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The Dreadnoughts – Rickshaw Theatre

Billed as a two-night “PunkSTRAVAGANZA,” Dreadnoughts are also celebrating an anniversary with this show. Look back on 10 years of high-speed, nautically flavoured punk.

March 21

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Truckfighters w/ We Hunt Buffalo, Yawning Man, Black Pussy, and La Chinga – Rickshaw Theatre

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, and it’s one hell of a bill. I was gutted when Greenleaf had to drop out (visas suck!), but Yawning Man (veterans of the Low Desert scene) have stepped in.

March 25

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Death Valley Girls, the Shivas, and the Ballantynes – Red Gate Arts Society

I caught Death Valley Girls at Cobalt last year and they were a lot of fun, so this concert immediately popped out at me. The Ballantynes also played a great set in support of Nick Waterhouse (again, at the Cobalt last year), and the Shivas are a fantastic, energetic band.

March 31

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Drug Church w/ Anchoress – 333

I fucking love Anchoress right now, so this is an ideal way to round out the month. It certainly doesn’t hurt that Drug Church are a killer band in their own right.

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