13 Vancouver concerts this week, August 14 to 18

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      MONDAY: American heavy-metal legends Metallica play BC Place Stadium, with guests Avenged Sevenfold and Gojira.

      MONDAY: English-Irish alt-electronica band VNV Nation plays the Biltmore, with guests iVardensphere from Edmonton.

      TUESDAY: American punk-rock band Rancid coheadlines Thunderbird Arena with American Celtic-punk ensemble Dropkick Murphys, with guests the Selector and Kevin Seconds.

      TUESDAY: American doom-metal band Pallbearer plays the Cobalt, touring in support of latest album Heartless.

      TUESDAY: American indie-pop duo Sylvan Esso plays the Commodore, with guests Flock of Dimes.

      TUESDAY: Irish alt-folk singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow plays the Vogue Theatre, touring in support of his new album True Care.

      THURSDAYTom Petty & the Heartbreakers play Rogers Arena on their 40th anniversary tour, with guests the Lumineers.

      FRIDAY: first day of the three-day Rock Ambleside Festival features performances by Harlequin, the Stampeders, and Platinum Blonde at West Van's Ambleside Park.

      FRIDAY: Vancouver folk-rock band Echo Nebraska plays the Biltmore Cabaret, with guests Andrew Phelan and Clay Ravens.

      FRIDAY: local rock trio the Ford Pier Vengeance Trio plays a 10th anniversary show at the WISE Hall, with guests Uptights and Ida Nilsen.

      FRIDAY: American country-rock act the Zac Brown Band plays Rogers Arena, touring in support of latest album Jekyll + Hyde.

      FRIDAY: American hip-hop recording artist 2 Chainz plays the Commodore, performing on his Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour 2017.

      FRIDAY: Danish indie-art rockers Mew play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Monakr.

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