Five Vancouver concerts to see in July and August

Summer is still going strong and the festivals are too. But there is a point, usually about mid-July, when the landscape starts to look a bit quieter.

It’s that first whiff of the fall to come, when the tours start to space out more and the weather puts us into Netflix mode.

But there are still a lot of weekends left to pal around on the patio comparing various berry sours and speculating on what’s coming down the pipe next quarter. There are also a good number of fine shows to enjoy as well as the summer touring season starts to slow.

Here are five winners in July and August:

Supersuckers 30th Anniversary

When: July 19, 8 p.m.

Where: Rickshaw

Tickets and info: $20 at

Thirty years is a long time to be rocking out in overdrive. But that’s what Eddie Spaghetti and the rotating membership of this Tucson, AZ., garage punk crew have been up to since 1988. For those ancients among us, there are dim memories of these fellas seeming to be one of the house bands at the Brickyard along with the Black Halos and the Murder City Devils. For this celebratory tour, the group plans a mini country set, songs from throughout its career, including the complete The Smoke of Hell and La Mano Corunda. Come prepared to headbang and mosh.

MONTREAL, QUE: SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2012 Bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams with Suicidal Tendencies performs at Jean Drapeau Park on Ile Notre Dame in Montreal, Quebec, during the second day of the Heavy MTL hard-rock and metal festival Sunday, August 12, 2012, (Peter Mccabe / THE GAZETTE) – Sunday, August 12, 2012, (Peter Mccabe / THE GAZETTE)

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Bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams with Suicidal Tendencies performs.

Suicidal Tendencies

When: July 17, 7 p.m.

Where: The Vogue

Tickets and info: $39.50 at

If ever there was a band that reflected the West Coast punk ethos, it’s this crew from Venice, CA. Going strong since 1980, the group has been through countless members — pretty much reflecting the cream of California thrash/punk crossover players — and never lost its energy or aggressive attitude. They may be immortalized for Institutionalized, but what they really deserve the love for is how they brought together hardcore, metal, super funky bass and hip-hop sensibility together in a

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment


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