There is a wide selection of live music in Vancouver, some of it in pretty reasonable venues. My preference is not for 3 electric guitars, a drummer or keyboard, and a lady destroying her vocal cords by trying to reach higher than a VFD ladder truck. Many people like that but you won’t find it in this list.
Vancouver attracts some high end traveling musicians. We have high end local talent. We have unknown locals who are very good musicians but who like to eat so they stick to their day jobs and keep music as a hobby.
Please see the sub-pages attached for many music venues which I find enjoyable