As rainy weather begins to submerge Vancouver like a creature being swallowed into a fog monster's belly - it's difficult to fight the urge to stay inside with a good book. But fight it you must! Why? Because September on Granville Street is filled with amazing entertainment and music. With the help of Georgia Straight, here is a list of concerts and other exciting events on Granville this September:
SEPTEMBER 4: The National Circus and Acrobats - The People's Republic of China 7:30p.m. at the Orpheum.
SEPTEMBER 4: American hip-hop artist and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon plays Venue, with guests Juvi Dizzle, Mic Dreams, JuLS, ILL-Legitimate, and Flipout.
SEPTEMBER 5 - 7: Taiwanfest 2015 fills the streets with delicious food, films. music and activities!
SEPTEMBER 5: Slow tempos and sludgy sound, the American punk-metal band the Melvins (above) plays Venue, touring in support of latest release Hold It In.
SEPTEMBER 5: New York City-based DJ-producer songwriter duo the Chainsmokers (above), consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, plays the Commodore.
SEPTEMBER 6: Netherlands electronica DJ Dannic plays Venue.
SEPTEMBER 6: American rapper Machine Gun Kelly plays the Vogue Theatre, touring in support of upcoming album General Admission, with guest King Los.
SEPTEMBER 9: English folk-rock singer-songwriter Passenger plays the Orpheum Theatre, with guest Gregory Alan Isakov.
SEPTEMBER 10: American boogie-funk musician Dam-Funk (above) plays Venue.
SEPTEMBER 11: Norwegian DJ and producer Orjan Nilsen coheadlines the Commodore with Australian trance DJ Marlo.
SEPTEMBER 13: American Christian/alt-metal band P.O.D. plays Venue, with guests Islander.
SEPTEMBER 16: night of DJ beats at the Roxy featuring Beastie Boys member Mix Master Mike, with support from locals Vinyl Ritchie and JT James.
SEPTEMBER 16: the Georgia Straight presents Australian electronica duo Empire of the Sun (above) at the Orpheum, with guests Holy Ghost!
SEPTEMBER 17: Philadelphia pop band Man Man plays Venue, with guests Shilpa Ray.
SEPTEMBER 17: Reggae-pop singer-songwriter Daniel Wesley performs an acoustic show at the Roxy, followed by a Q&A session.
SEPTEMBER 19: Montreal indie-pop singer-songwriter Coeur de pirate (above) plays the Commodore.
SEPTEMBER 19: American rapper tours Joey Bada$$ plays the Vogue, touring in support of debut release B4.DA.$$.
SEPTEMBER 19: Vancouver alt-rock and metal bands One Left Alive and Celestial Ruin coheadline Venue, with guests Dead Rivals.
SEPTEMBER 22: American country artist Brantley Gilbert ("Bottoms Up") plays the Commodore.
SEPTEMBER 23: Pecha Kucha Vol. 37 "Our Green Future" Doors at 6:30pm at the Vogue Theatre.
SEPTEMBER 23: Canadian industrial band Front Line Assembly plays Venue.
SEPTEMBER 23: Bollywood: The Spirit of India! (above) 7:30pm at the Orpheum.
SEPTEMBER 24: American blues-rock singer-songwriter Beth Hart plays the Vogue, touring in support of latest release Better Than Home.
SEPTEMBER 24: The Vancouver International Film Festival begins!
SEPTEMBER 25: U.K. doom-metal band Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats plays the Commdore, with guests Ruby the Hatchet and Ecstatic Vision.
SEPTEMBER 26: VSO Masterworks: Beethoven Violin Concerto (above) 8:00pm at the Orpheum.
SEPTEMBER 27: American pop-punk band All Time Low plays the Vogue, performing on its Future Hearts tour.
SEPTEMBER 28: English industrial-metal band Godflesh plays Venue, with guests Prurient.
SEPTEMBER 29: English punk-rock legend Paul Weller from the Jam plays the Commodore, with guests Villagers.