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Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings at Malkin Bowl

Monday, May 16th, 2011 — 1:25pm PDT
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Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are playing Malkin Bowl May 27th. I admit, I had not heard anything from Sharon Jones before so I looked up the following video on YouTube:

And then I wanted to hear more:

Here you have amazingly solid vocals, deep soul, hip shaking funk, and to top it all off, the concert will take place in one of our city’s most beautiful venues in the heart of Stanley Park. Known for their incredible live shows, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are a part of a revivalist movement for their genre (they even recorded their 2010 album on an eight-track tape machine).

Tickets for this concert are currently on sale and they’re all general admission, all ages, lawn seating. It’s an early show, starting around 5:30pm on the 27th and guests Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will be opening the show.

I have two tickets up for grabs if you would like to win your way in, here’s how to enter:

  • Leave a comment below with the name of a Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings song (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win tickets to @SharonLJones & The Dap Kings at Malkin Bowl from @LiveNationWest & @Miss604

    I will draw one winner Friday, May 20th at 10:00am.

    Update The winner is Kate!

    Current contests on


    1. Jason says:

      Oooooh. Enter me in the contest!

      Song name: “She Ain’t A Child No More”.

    2. Kyle says:

      “I Learned the Hard Way”

      I hope I win!

    3. Alise says:

      my fingers and my toes are crossed!!
      “I Learned the Hard Way” (song title and album title)

    4. Aileen R says:

      Song name: How Long do I Have to Wait for You?

    5. Ben says:

      “I Learned the Hard Way” from their new album of the same name.

      Twitter @4080records

      Fingers are crossed extra tight – there’s no way I can afford regular-priced tix 🙁

    6. Janna says:

      Song name: Give Me a Chance

    7. shannon says:

      This land is your land (cover, obviously)

    8. Darcy says:

      100 days, 100 nights

    9. Karla K says:

      Sing title: I learned the hard way!


    10. They sound great!
      Song name: She Ain’t a Child No More

    11. Tavia says:

      I love Sharon Jones – How Do I Let a Good Man Down.

    12. Andrew C. says:

      Let Them Knock

    13. wono99 says:

      great band! 100 days 100 nights

    14. Nicole says:

      I don’t recall how I first came across Sharon Jones but am certainly glad I did. “Hip shaking funk” indeed!

    15. Sanaz says:

      I learned the hard way is my favourite

    16. nitin madhvani says:

      Window shopping – definitely my fave song


    17. Meggers says:

      I Learned the Hard Way

    18. John Mah says:

      I learned the hard way is an awesome song !

    19. Josh says:

      100 days, 100 nights! Love Sharon jones!

    20. Lauren says:

      Their caver of “This Land is Your Land” is amazing.

    21. Valerie says:

      I learned the hard way!

    22. Rebecca says:

      100 days, 100 nights

    23. Jamie says:

      Nobody’s Baby!

    24. Karen says:

      Fun! She’s awesome! “I Learned The Hard Way.”

    25. Cheryl Knott says:

      The best cover of This Land Is My Land.

    26. Kate says:

      I missed her last trip to town and heard it was A-mazing!

      “I learned the hard way”

    27. Mike says:

      “Better things to do” C’mon tickets!

    28. chico says:

      “Mama don’t like my man” but I still want to see this concert!

    29. Holly says:

      I loved her at the Commodore last summer! Amazing.

      “Mama don’t like my man”!

    30. David says:

      I would love some tickets.

      “I Just dropped in to see What Condition My Condition Is In”

    31. oana says:

      I learned the hard way!

    32. Meghan W says:

      I learned the hard way!

    33. Duncan says:

      I love Malkin Bowl concerts – mist in the trees, cool night air, crowd is always pleasant – I have also sat out many a night in the “free seats” outside the gates when I cannot afford the tickets.

    34. Blues_Baby says:

      Yes! Yes! Yes! The Dap Kings used to play with Amy Winehouse (I was going to see her but she cancelled her Vancouver show). Sharon Jones is much more together than Amy these days and she will be great at the Malkin Bowl. Song: “If you Call”

    35. Deirdre says:

      I love this group – love the new “I Learned the Hard Way” song and album

    36. Chris Emery says:


      Where have you gone to?

      Fingers crossed

    37. Jennifer says:

      Nobody’s Baby

    38. Jase says:

      I learned the hard way!

    39. Janis says:

      She ain’t a child no more

    40. Laura says:

      nobodys baby

    41. natalie says:

      I learned the hard way

    42. Tracy says:

      100 days, 100 nights.
      Great sound! Would love to see them live.

    43. Duncan says:

      Oops, Sorry I forgot to name a song. “What Condition my Condition”.

    44. Emma says:

      “I Learned the Hard Way” is a great song!

    45. Leah says:

      LOVE 100 days, 100 nights. Sharon is so awesome!

    46. Teresa says:


    47. Michelle W. says:

      She ain’t a child no more

    48. Freddie D says:

      I’ve got better things to do. (My favourite song, not a knock on this contest 🙂

    49. Hubert says:

      100 Days, 100 Nights

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