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Sat. October 18th 2003 2:30 pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 2:30 pm
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CONCERT LISTINGS

THIS WEEK
Forest Fire Benefit
Buck 65
Luther Wright & The Wrongs
Mike Zachernuk Quartet
Fireball Freakout 2003
Ron Sexsmith
Me & We
Los Straitjackets
Felix Da Housecat
Fifth Annual West Coast Guitar Night
Taikophony
One Night With You
Wayne Horvitz & Sweeter Than The Day
Evan Dando
Aids Walk Concert Stage
Jazz Vespers
Coco Montoya Band/Tommy Castro Band
Def Leppard
Remember Shakti
Finger Eleven
CITR Shindig!
Soundmurderer
Jericho Folk Club
Calexico
Three Days Grace
Erdal Kun
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Rooney
Toby Marks
Robin Shier Jazz Quartet
Bluebird North
UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS
Manitoba
The Fire Theft
Mogwai
White-Out Party
Gilles Chabenat
David Gogo
Sandra Collins & Frankie Bones
Abstract Rude & Sunspot Jonz
Jeff Healey's Jazz Wizards
The Kills
Blue Rodeo
The Raveonettes
Damien Rice
Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine
Kings Of Leon
Goldfrapp
Switchfoot
Emmylou Harris & Spyboy
Godsmack
Billy Talent/Alexisonfire
Cobra: Vancouver Operations
Todd Taylor & The New Vehicle
The Black Halos
Ween
Vancouver Dixiefest
The Mingus Big Band
Carlos Del Junco
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Queens Of The Stone Age
Billy Idol
Steve Earle & The Dukes
My Morning Jacket
Galactic
Available Jelly
Food4music Rockfest
The Art Of Listening Tour
Double Duo--2 X 2
Alison Brown Quartet
G3
Kurt Elling
Longwave
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Hawksley Workman & The Wolves
Grandaddy
Lisa Allemano Four
An Evening Of Fingerstyle Guitar
Quebecite
54-40
Afi
Kid Koala
Verve Remixed 2 Tour
Howie Day
Guided By Voices
B'z
Ab Baars 3 + 3
Dino Saluzzi Trio
Nokia Unwired Tour
Brad Shepik Trio
Sam Roberts
Broadcast
John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet
Big Sugar
Something Corporate
The Northern Pikes
Night Of The Jazz Divas
Jesse Cook
Further Seems Forever
Terence Blanchard
David Lindley & Wally Ingram/D'Gary
Spiritualized
Plaid
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Dimmu Borgir
Shania Twain
JUST ANNOUNCED
Eugene Ripper's Fast Folk Underground
The Tomcats
Imufest
Allison Crowe
Slammin' Jack
Country Cares
Re-Generation
Emma Wall
New Groove Concert Series
Xavier Rudd
The Carnival Band
The Mahotella Queens
David Francey
Sloan
Kiran Ahluwalia
Prefuse 73
Zubot & Dawson
A String Of Girls
B.C. Country Music Awards
Jonny Lang
Peter Frampton
Robert Walter's 20th Congress
Maroon 5
David Bowie
OUT OF TOWN
Zz Top
The B-52's
Rubbing Elbows With Ian Anderson
The Allman Brothers Band
The Dead
Evanescence
Dick Dale
Sum 41
Wicked Wonka Tour
James Taylor
Widespread Panic
Leon Russell
Aerosmith/Kiss
Roy Clark
Slayer
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Earshot Jazz Festival 2003
Deftones
Simon & Garfunkel
The Songwriter Tour







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FOREST FIRE BENEFIT Fundraiser for the Red Cross B.C. Forest Fire Fund, featuring performances by Jim Byrnes, Powder Blues, Brick House, Incognito, Cal Batchelor, Ellie Johnson, Hans Stamer, Gary Comeau, Mike Henry, Tony Robertson, Dave Woodward, Sibel Thrasher, LesIsMore, and Joani Bye. Sept. 18, 9 pm, Yale Hotel (1300 Granville). Tix $15 at the door, info 604-681-YALE.
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BUCK 65 Hip-hop artist from Nova Scotia performs tunes from upcoming CD, Talkin' Honky Blues, with guests Ridley Bent. Sept. 18, 10 pm, Sonar (66 Water St.). Tix $13.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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LUTHER WRIGHT & THE WRONGS Alt-country artists from Kingston, Ontario ("Broken Fuckin' Heart"), play tunes from new CD, Guitar Pickin' Martyrs, with guests the Yoko Casionos. Sept. 18, 8:30 pm, Green Room (695 Cambie). Tix $10 ($8 members), info 604-608-2871.
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MIKE ZACHERNUK QUARTET Local mainstream jazz quartet, featuring 24-year-old trumpeter Zachernuk. Sept. 18, 8 pm, Cellar (3611 W. Broadway). Tix $10/8 (plus service charges), info 604-872-5200.
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FIREBALL FREAKOUT 2003 Fireball Productions presents performances by Bionic, Nasty On, and Les Tabernacles (Thurs.); The DT's, the Boss Martians, Gung Ho's, and Badamps (Fri.); and Electric Eye, John Ford, the Neckers, and the Rumours (Sat.). Sept. 18-20, Brickyard (315 Carrall). Info 604-874-7906.
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RON SEXSMITH Mellow pop singer-songwriter-guitarist from Ontario, with guests Mad Violet. Sept. 19, 7 pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables). Tix $20 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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ME & WE Concert celebrating the drummer and the community features performances by Albert St. Albert, Katari Taiko, Lil'wat performers Tzo'kam, and Indian folk musicians Vishwa. Sept. 19, 8 pm, Heritage Centre at Nikkei Place (6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby). Tix $15, info 604-683-8240.
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LOS STRAITJACKETS Masked instrumental surf-rock band from the States plays tunes from new CD, Supersonic Guitars in 3-D, with local guests Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz. Sept. 19, 8 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $13, info 604-687-6794.
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FELIX DA HOUSECAT Electro-house DJ and remixer, with local guest Kyle Nordman. Sept. 19, doors 11 pm, Sonar (66 Water St.). Tix $15 (plus service charges) at Boomtown, Zulu, and Bassix, info http://www.ph1.ca/.
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FIFTH ANNUAL WEST COAST GUITAR NIGHT Featuring acoustic-guitar performances by Les Finnigan, Edgar Avelino, Kent Hillman, Hanh Nguyen, John Gilliatt & Martin Simpson, and the Vancouver Guitar Quartet. Sept. 20, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables). Tix at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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TAIKOPHONY The Uzume Taiko Ensemble is featured in a concert of new music for taiko drums and marimba, Chinese opera gongs, Japanese percussion, bamboo flute, vocals, and electronics. Sept. 20, 8 pm, Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Tix $18/14, info 604-927-6555.
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ONE NIGHT WITH YOU Brian "Elvis" Simpson performs his tribute to Vegas-era Elvis Presley. Sept. 20, 9 pm, Eldorado Hotel Banquet Room (2330 Kingsway). Tix $10, info 604-874-6555.
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WAYNE HORVITZ & SWEETER THAN THE DAY Zula Productions presents pianist Horvitz with guitarist Tim Young, contrabassist Keith Lowe, and drummer Andy Roth. Horvitz also performs in a duo setting with cellist Peggy Lee. Sept. 21, 8 pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables). Tix $18 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Black Swan, Highlife, and Zulu Records.
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EVAN DANDO Former member of the Lemonheads performs tunes from latest solo CD, Baby, I'm Bored, with guests Consonant. Sept. 21, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix at Zulu, Scratch, Highlife, and Noize! Records, info 604-687-6794.
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AIDS WALK CONCERT STAGE Featuring free performances by Australian folk artist Emma Wall (9:20 am), Marilyn Monroe tribute band Debra Diamond & the Millionaires (10 am), and headliner Nearly Neil & the Solitary Band, Bobby Bruce's tribute to Neil Diamond (1 pm). Sept. 21, Upper Ceperley Park (Stanley Park). Info 604-516-9696, http://www.bcpwa.org/.
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JAZZ VESPERS The David Priest Quartet performs in a conversation between jazz and readings taken from the Christian story. Sept. 21, 4 pm, St. Andrew's-Wesley Church (1012 Nelson). Freewill offering taken for the musicians, info 604-681-5900.
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COCO MONTOYA BAND/TOMMY CASTRO BAND Blues-rock guitarists from L.A. and San Francisco perform with their bands on a double bill. Sept. 22, 9 pm, Yale Hotel (1300 Granville). Tix $20 advance at the bar, info 604-681-YALE.
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DEF LEPPARD Melodic hard-rockers from Sheffield, England ("Rock of Ages"), featuring vocalist Joe Elliott, with guest Ricky Warwick. Sept. 23, 7:30 pm, Pacific Coliseum (Hastings & Renfrew). Tix $45 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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REMEMBER SHAKTI Guitarist John McLaughlin, tabla player Zakir Hussain, mandolinist U. Shrinivas, and kanjira/ ghatam player V. Selvaganesh combine Indian, Western jazz, and world music. Sept. 23, 8 pm, Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts (777 Homer). Tix $60/55/50 (plus service charges and fees), info 604-872-5200.
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FINGER ELEVEN Post-grunge angst-rockers from Ontario play an all-ages show, with guests Idol Sons. Sept. 23, 8 pm, Croatian Cultural Centre; and Sept. 24, 7 pm, Abbey Arts Centre (2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford). Tix $20 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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CITR SHINDIG! CiTR Radio's annual battle of the bands. All shows at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir). Info 604-681-1625. * THE BADAMPS, THE HOODED FANG, REVISIONIST Sept. 23 * THE PARLOUR STEPS, SHITFACED, THE WRECKERS Sept. 30
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SOUNDMURDERER Ragga jungle mash-up artist from Detroit performs live PA. Sept. 23, Lotus Sound Lounge (455 Abbott). Info 604-685-7777.
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JERICHO FOLK CLUB Featuring Canadian roots band Cleia. Sept. 23, 8 pm, Jericho Sailing Centre (1300 Discovery). Tix $5, info 604-222-4113.
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CALEXICO Former members of Giant Sand and Friends of Dean Martinez mix faux-spaghetti western soundtracks with indie rock, folk, '70s fusion, and mariachi music, with guests the Frames and Jason Collett. Sept. 24, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $17.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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THREE DAYS GRACE Ontario hard rockers play tunes from self-titled debut CD. Sept. 24, 8 pm, Vogue Theatre (918 Granville). Tix $12 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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ERDAL KUN Traditional music of Turkey, performed on the saz (seven-string lute). Sept. 24, 7 pm, Napier Greenspace (beside Britannia Community Centre). Free admission, info 604-718-5800.
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BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY Swing band from the States. Sept. 25, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu Records.
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ROONEY Guitar rockers from L.A., with guests the Sounds and Paloalto. Sept. 25, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $13.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu Records.
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TOBY MARKS U.K. producer and DJ specializing in global beats and grooves. Sept. 25, Green Room (695 Cambie). Tix $20 (plus service charge) at Highlife, Scratch, and Zulu Records, $25 at the door, info 604-608-2871.
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ROBIN SHIER JAZZ QUARTET Trumpeter Shier leads a group that includes guitarist Mike Rud, bassist Steve Holy, and drummer John Nolan. Sept. 25, 12:30 pm, Douglas College Performing Arts Theatre (2055 Purcell Way, North Van.). Free admission, info 604-527-5495.
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BLUEBIRD NORTH The Songwriters Association of Canada presents a singer-songwriter showcase hosted by Jane Siberry, with performances by Katrina Bishop, Rich Hope, Jamie Perry (Bocephus King), Adrienne Pierce, Rick Scott, and Bonnie Ste-Croix. Sept. 25, 7:30 pm, Vancouver Rowing Club (Stanley Park). Tix $12/10 at the door only, info 604-224-6201.
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MANITOBA Electronic-pop artist from Dundas, Ontario performs tunes from latest album Up in Flames, with guest Dabrye. Sept. 26, 7:30 pm, Richard's on Richards (moved from original venue of Sonar). Tix $13.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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THE FIRE THEFT Originally scheduled for Sept. 26, Richard's on Richards. CANCELLED.
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MOGWAI Matador recording artists from Glasgow, Scotland, play tunes from latest CD, Happy Songs for Happy People. Sept. 26, 8 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $22 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu Records.
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WHITE-OUT PARTY The B.C. Dairy Foundation presents a hip-hop fundraiser for Covenant House Vancouver, featuring breakdancing shows, freestyle MCs, and performances by Concise, Checkmate, and the Baby Blue Sound Crew. Sept. 26, Atlantis (1320 Richards). Tix at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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GILLES CHABENAT French electro-acoustic hurdy-gurdy player is joined by jazz pianist Alain Bonnin. Sept. 26, 8 pm, Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre (2055 Purcell Way, North Van.). Tix on sale Sept. 2, $20/18, info 604-990-7810.
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DAVID GOGO Blues-rocker from Nanaimo plays tunes from latest CD, Skeleton Key. Sept. 26-27, Yale Hotel (1300 Granville). Tix $15 at the bar, info 604-681-YALE.
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SANDRA COLLINS & FRANKIE BONES Dancestar DJ of the Year 2003 and New York-based techno and hip-hop producer, with local guest Vinyl Ritchie. Sept. 26, doors 11 pm, Sonar (66 Water St.). Tix $13 (plus service charge) at Boomtown, Zulu, and Bassix, info http://www.goldclubseries.ca/.
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ABSTRACT RUDE & SUNSPOT JONZ L.A. MC coheadlines with Living Legends member, with guests Tribe Unique, DJ Drez, Bukue One, and Oldominion. Sept. 26, 10 pm, Purple Onion (15 Water St.). Tix $15/12 at the door only, info 604-602-9442.
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JEFF HEALEY'S JAZZ WIZARDS Canadian blues-rock guitar virtuoso leads his new jazz group, performing on trumpet, valve trombone, guitar, and vocals. Sept. 27, 8 pm, Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale, North Van.). Tix $32/30, info 604-984-4484.
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THE KILLS Punk-rockers from the States play tunes from latest CD, Keep On Your Mean Side, with local guests Jerk With a Bomb. Sept. 27, 7:30 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $10 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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BLUE RODEO Roots-rockers from Toronto ("Diamond Mine"), featuring singer-guitarists Greg Keelor and Jim Cuddy, with guest Oh Susanna. Sept. 27, 8 pm, Dakota Creek Roadhouse (Blaine, Wash.). Tix US$18 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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THE RAVEONETTES Copenhagen garage-rock duo performs tunes from new CD, Chain Gang of Love, with guests Stellastarr*. Sept. 28, 11 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $15 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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DAMIEN RICE Singer-songwriter from Ireland. Sept. 29, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $16.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu Records.
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KOKO TAYLOR & HER BLUES MACHINE Legendary blues shouter ("Wang Dang Doodle"). Sept. 30, 8 pm, Yale Hotel (1300 Granville). Tix $45 advance, info 604-681-YALE.
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KINGS OF LEON Swamp-rockers from Tennessee ("California Waiting") play tunes from debut CD, Youth and Young Manhood, with guests Jet and the Years. Sept. 30, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $12.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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GOLDFRAPP Mute recording artists from the U.K., featuring vocalist Allison Goldfrapp, play tunes from new CD, Black Cherry, with guests Brookville. Sept. 30, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $20 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Highlife Records.
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SWITCHFOOT Christian rockers from San Diego ("New Way to Be Human") play tunes from new CD, The Beautiful Letdown, with guests Bleu and Sleeping At Last. Sept. 30, 9 pm, Sonar (66 Water St.). Tix $13.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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EMMYLOU HARRIS & SPYBOY Grammy Award­winning country-folk vocalist from the States, with guest Buddy Miller. Oct. 1, 8 pm, Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. Tix $42.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Highlife Records.
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GODSMACK Platinum hard-rockers from Boston ("Whatever") play tunes from latest CD, Faceless. Oct. 2, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $34.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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BILLY TALENT/ALEXISONFIRE Ontario rock bands play a coheadlining bill, with guests Spittle Field and Death From Above. Oct. 2, 7 pm, Croatian Cultural Centre. Tix $15 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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COBRA: VANCOUVER OPERATIONS Zula Productions presents New York composer John Zorn's work, performed by 16 of Vancouver's top musicians. Oct. 2, 8 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $22 (plus service charges) at Black Swan, Highlife, Scratch, and Zulu Records, info http://www.zula.ca/.
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TODD TAYLOR & THE NEW VEHICLE Former Two Trains and Brick House guitarist performs with his new instrumental groove quartet. Oct. 2-3, Fairview (898 W. Broadway). Info 604-872-1262.
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THE BLACK HALOS Vancouver punk-rockers, featuring frontman Billy Hopeless, with guests China Town, Jet City Fix, and International Playboys. Oct. 3, Brickyard (315 Carrall). Tix $13 (plus service charge) at Zulu, Scratch, Red Cat, and Noize! Records, info 604-874-7906.
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WEEN Genre-jumping imps from Pennsylvania play tunes from new CD, Quebec. Oct. 3, 8:45 pm, Orpheum Theatre (Seymour & Smithe). Tix at Zulu, Scratch, Highlife, and Noize! Records.
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VANCOUVER DIXIEFEST The Vancouver Dixieland Jazz Society presents performances by England's Mart Rodger Manchester Jazz, California's 10th Avenue Jazz Band, Seattle's Uptown Lowdown, Vancouver's Red Onion Rhythm Kings and Classic Jazz Band, and Victoria's Canus Sextet, Big Band Trio, and Jumping Jive. Oct. 3-5, Sheraton Guildford Hotel (15269 104th Ave., Surrey). Festival passes $65 (youth $15), info 604-987-6544, http://www.vcn.bc.ca/vdjs.
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THE MINGUS BIG BAND Big band from New York City celebrates the music of jazz composer-bassist Charles Mingus. Oct. 4, 8 pm, Chan Centre (UBC). Tix at Ticketmaster, 604-280-3311.
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CARLOS DEL JUNCO Originally scheduled for Oct. 4, Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre. POSTPONED.
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BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB Post-punk trio from San Francisco plays tunes from upcoming CD, Take Them On, On Your Own, with guests Stratford 4. Oct. 5, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (moved from original venue of Richard's on Richards. Tix $17.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Hard-rock band from the States ("Go With the Flow") plays tunes from latest CD, Songs For the Deaf, with guests the Distillers and Millionaire. Oct. 7, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre (Seymour & Smithe). Tix $30/25 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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BILLY IDOL British rocker ("White Wedding") leads his band, featuring guitarist Steve Stevens. Oct. 8, 8 pm, Orpheum Theatre (918 Granville). Tix $45.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES Politically minded roots-rocker from Nashville ("Copperhead Road") plays tunes from latest CD, Jerusalem, with guest Garrison Starr. Oct. 8, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $37.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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MY MORNING JACKET Kentucky rock quintet plays tunes from latest CD, At Dawn, with guest Patrick Park. Oct. 8, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $13.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu Records.
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GALACTIC Funk-groove sextet from New Orleans. Oct. 9, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $28.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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AVAILABLE JELLY The Coastal Jazz & Blues Society presents Dutch improv-jazz sextet. Oct. 10, 8 pm, Western Front (303 E. 8th). Tix $15/12 (plus service charges), info 604-872-5200.
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FOOD4MUSIC ROCKFEST Four-venue fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society features performances by Shiftkit, Noetic, and the Burn Project (at the Purple Onion); Varin and Vibrator (at the Piccadilly Pub); Cyanotic, Joykamp, and Insipid (at Richard's on Richards); and the Flairs and Perfect Strangers (at the Green Room). Oct. 10, doors at 7 pm for Richard's, 8 pm for Purple Onion, and 8:30 pm for Piccadilly Pub and Green Room. Info 604-340-7268, http://www.food4music.com/.
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THE ART OF LISTENING TOUR DJ Vadim is joined by poetess Yarah Bravo and world ITF/DMC champion DJ First Rate. Oct. 11, 10 pm, Piccadilly Pub (620 W. Pender). Tix $15 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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DOUBLE DUO--2 X 2 Performances by Vancouver-based improvisors Ron Samworth (guitar) and Dylan van der Schyff (drums), and their Montreal cohorts Bernard Falaise (guitar) and Pierre Tanguay (drums). Oct. 11, 8 pm, Western Front (303 E. 8th). Tix $12/10 (plus service charge), info 604-872-5200.
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ALISON BROWN QUARTET Originally scheduled for Oct. 12, Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre. POSTPONED.
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G3 Touring rock-guitar showcase featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Oct. 14, 7:30 pm, Orpheum Theatre (Seymour & Smithe). Tix from $37.50 to $62.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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KURT ELLING Jazz vocalist performs with his group, the Laurence Hobgood Trio. Oct. 14-15, 8 pm, Capilano College Performing Arts Theatre (2055 Purcell Way, North Van.). Tix $34/30, info 604-990-7810.
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LONGWAVE Guitar band from New York City plays tunes from latest CD, The Strangest Things, with guests Calla. Oct. 14, 9 pm, Sonar (66 Water St.). Tix $12 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS Blues-rock revisionist from Delaware ("Bad to the Bone") plays tunes from latest CD, Ride 'Til I Die. Oct. 15, 9:30 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $40 (plus service charges and fees). SOLD OUT.
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HAWKSLEY WORKMAN & THE WOLVES Juno Award­winning singer-songwriter ("Jealous of Your Cigarette") plays tune from upcoming CD, Lover/Fighter, with guest Serena Ryder. Oct. 15, 9 pm, Richard's on Richards (1036 Richards). Tix $15 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu Records.
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GRANDADDY California quintet performs tunes from latest CD, Sumday, with guests Elbow and the Starlight Mints. Oct. 16, 9 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $23.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444. Tix also at Zulu and Scratch Records.
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LISA ALLEMANO FOUR Toronto jazz quartet featuring trumpeter Allemano, guitarist David Occhipinti, bassist Andrew Downing, and drummer Anthony Michelli. Oct. 16, 8 pm, Cellar (3611 W. Broadway). Tix $10/8 (plus service charge), info 604-872-5200.
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AN EVENING OF FINGERSTYLE GUITAR Featuring performances by Canadian acoustic guitarists Doug Towle and Steve Laszcz. Oct. 16, Heritage Playhouse (Gibsons); Oct. 17, Surrey Arts Center; and Oct. 18, Presentation House (North Van.). Tix $12.50, info 604-908-2618.
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QUEBECITE New Canadian jazz opera written by pianist-composer D.D. Jackson, featuring trumpeter Brad Turner, cellist Peggy Lee, drummer Jean Martin, bassist Mark Dresser, and vocalists Haydain Neale, Kiran Ahluwalia, Dean Bowman, and Yoon Choi. Oct. 17-18, 8 pm, Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895 Venables). Tix $25/22 (plus service charges), info 604-872-5200.
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54-40 Local guitar-rock veterans ("One Day in Your Life"), featuring vocalist Neil Osborne, with guest Danny Michel. Oct. 17-18, 9:30 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $28.50 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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AFI Gothic-flavoured punk band plays an all-ages matinee, with guests Poison the Well and Autopilot Off. Oct. 18, 2:30 pm, Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville). Tix $19.99 (plus service charges and fees) at Ticketmaster, 604-280-4444.
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