I called it: Frankie’s this weekend full

Will's Picks, Jan 2024: happenings from my notebook, ticket alerts, and gigs this weekend

I called it: Frankie’s this weekend full

First, shout-out to three creatives: Arkin Pal, Luke Beach Bown, and my friend Raunie Mae, who put together a stapled live photography booklet called Vancouver Music 2023, a charming document of the DIY rock/pop scene. You can pick up a copy at Neptoon Records. Can we do something like it in our scene this year? We‘re blessed with great photographers…

It's Friday, last night at Frankie's was full of reservations, and both tonight and tomorrow night are as well. This is what was on my mind in the annual letter last month, and it’s here to stay.

6 Happenings


It's always a good month when Oliver Gannon's name shows up four times on the gig list. That includes the aforementioned sold-out Frankie's two-nighter this weekend. Your two other chances to hear him are this coming Wednesday, Jan. 10 @ 6pm in the Shiggy Bossa Nova trio at La Fabrique St-George; and back there again on Jan. 27 @ 2pm with his quartet. The quartet has Sharon Minemoto, Conrad Good, and Dave Robbins.


An amusing do-si-do of two theatre concerts: Tom Keenlyside leads a band at Bill Sample and Darlene Cooper's Inlet Theatre music series in Port Moody on Jan. 27, and Bill and Darlene play Tom's Anvil Theatre series in New Westminster on Jan. 30 (see the next section about that).