Picks of the Week – July 15, 2015

Mid-July and some showers came to clear the air, but the forecast looks for the sun to return for your music filled picks of the week;

Festival: Music fans attention is focused up the Sea to Sky this weekend as Pemberton Festival opens, Thursday – Sunday bringing Kendrik Lemar, The Black Keys, Sam Roberts Band, Missy Elliot and more to the fields of Pemberton

Folk: Jericho Beach Park is filled with the sound of folk July 17 – 19 for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

1D: The biggest boy band of the moment One Direction plan to fill BC Place with the sounds of pop on Friday.

Pop: Reunited after decades apart, Culture Club return to the stage for a pair of shows, Friday at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and Saturday at River Rock Show Theatre

Shores: Across the pond in Victoria, Rock The Shores fest brings The Black Keys, Jane’s Addiction, The Sheepdogs, Current Swell and more for two days of music

Rock: Celebrate 40 years of rock when RUSH plays Rogers Arena on Friday night.

Punk: Florida punk outfit Against Me! play The Vogue Theatre on Friday night

Fuzz: It’s the otters turn at XYYVR Fridays,  OTTRDSCO hosted by Katy Hairy with music by DJs Maxwell Maxwell and Ginger Bear Todd get the Friday fun going

Roots: John Mellencamp’s Plain Spoken Tour comes to town on Saturday night for a gig at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Indie: Clap Your Hand Say Yeah are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their debut with a show at Electric Owl on Saturday night

Dark: XYYVR Saturdays turn ONYX when you’re entertained by DJ Del Stamp & Tiffany Ann Co

Space: Vancouver Arts & Leisure is the space for MARS presented by doppelgänger and Matt Troy, a night of out of this world entertainment with DJ Dreaddy, Quest, Taffi Louis, and Zarfan

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