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.
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