MONDAY: Canadian experimental-pop singer-songwriter Grimes plays the Commodore, with guest Nicole Dollanganger.
MONDAY: American indie-rock singer-songwriter Albert Hammond, Jr. plays Venue, with guests Walking Shapes.
MONDAY: Canadian folk musician Ben Caplan plays the Biltmore with his band the Casual Smokers.
TUESDAY: Brooklyn indie-pop band Small Black plays the BIltmore, with guests Painted Palms.
TUESDAY: American garage-rock band Heartless Bastards plays Venue, with guests Slothrust.
TUESDAY: California pop-punk band Joyce Manor plays the Cobalt, with guests Girlpool.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: British heavy-metal legends Judas Priest (above) play Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.
WEDNESDAY: Texas rock band the Sword plays the Rickshaw, with guests Kadavar and All Them Witches.
WEDNESDAY: Coastal Jazz presents American jazz organist, trumpeter, and vocalist Joey DeFrancesco with his trio the Fox Cabaret.
THURSDAY: the Georgia Straight presents Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman at the Commodore, with guests Fiona Bevan and the Passenger.
THURSDAY: local rockers We Hunt Buffalo play the Cobalt, showcasing tunes from new release Living With Ghosts.
FRIDAY: Ontario alt-rock band Finger Eleven plays Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, with guests Head of the Herd and YUCA.
FRIDAY: Carnival of Lost Souls Halloween party at the Rickshaw features local rock 'n' roll bands Reverend Heathen Strangefellow and the Vaudeville Vagabonds, Warless, Year of the Wolf, Bone Daddies, and Still Spirits.
FRIDAY: Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco plays the Commodore, with guests Alex Calder, the Courtneys, and Walter TV.
FRIDAY: American boogie-woogie vocalist-pianist David Vest leads his band the Grand Koolios at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
FRIDAY: Five Alarm Funk, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, Bestie, and Can I Live play Peak-A-Boo at the Vogue Theatre.
FRIDAY: jazz pianist-composer David Braid performs with "A" Band and NiteCap at North Van's BlueShore Financial Performing Centre for the Arts.
FRIDAY: celebrate Halloween at the Rickshaw Theatre with local rock 'n' roll bands Reverend Heathen Strangefellow and the Vaudeville Circus, Warless, Year of the Wolf, Bone Daddies, and Still Spirits.
FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Winnipeg folk-roots trio Red Moon Road at St. James Hall, with guests the Wahs.