The Best Rock, Punk & Metal Shows in Vancouver – March 2018

Rejoice! Winter is close to over and there are a bunch of kick-ass shows to hit up this month.

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.

March 2

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Chain Whip — SBC Restaurant

Chain Whip channels UK hardcore with that classic galloping drumbeat anchoring the tracks. Chain Whip is practically begging you to shout along while pogoing for your life.

Click here to read my review of Chain Whip’s demo.

March 3

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The Real McKenzies — Rickshaw Theatre

Another chance to see these titans of Celtic punk on home turf. Support comes from the Americana of Big John Bates and the rockabilly of the Raygun Cowboys.

March 16

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Jason Camp & The Posers — Fairview Pub

I love Jason Camp & The Posers’ Cramps-esque punkabilly and have been waiting for them to book a Vancouver show, so this is definitely one to mark in the calendar.

March 16/17

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St. Patrick’s Weekend PunkStravaganza with The Dreadnoughts — Rickshaw Theatre

Hometown heroes bring their raucous brand of folk punk to the Rickshaw for two nights in honour of the year’s biggest piss-up.

Check out my review of Foreign Skies by The Dreadnoughts here.

March 24

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Ought — The Cobalt

These Montreal indie post-punkers have a new album to promote, but let’s hope material from debut album More Than Any Other Day.

March 30

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BISON — Rickshaw Theatre

BISON celebrate the 11th anniversary of Earthbound by reuniting with the band’s original drummer to play only early songs. Excellent support from Needles//Pins and Storc.

Click here to read my review of You Are Not the Ocean You Are the Patient by BISON.
Click here to read my review of Good Night, Tomorrow by Needles//Pins.
Click here to read my review of Storc’s self-titled album.