MARCH 1: Denver-based indie-pop duo Tennis plays the Biltmore Cabaret.
MARCH 2: David Bowie's longtime keyboardist Mike Garson performs with the Langley Fine Arts School Orchestra at Chief Sepass Theatre.
MARCH 2: Seattle acoustic duo the Alkis, composed of singer-guitarist Carly Calbero and drummer Nika Wascher, plays Falconetti's East Side Grill.
MARCH 2: Tanzanian-Canadian singer-songwriter and producer Alysha Brilla plays Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.
MARCH 3: Coastal Jazz presents singer-bassist and bandleader Katie Thiroux in the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz.
MARCH 3: Minneapolis-bred rapper and producer P.O.S. plays Fortune Sound Club, with guests Sims and Dwynell Roland.
MARCH 3: Canadian alt-country singer-songwriter Joey Landreth plays the Fox Cabaret, performing on his Whiskey Tour.
MARCH 3: rock 'n' rollers Cobra Ramone (above) coheadline the Waldorf Hotel with Miss Quincy and the Showdown, with guests the Wild Romantics.
MARCH 3: the Vancouver Ukulele Festival gala concert features music by Sarah Maisel, Craig Chee, Gerald Ross, Aaron and Nicole Keim, Ruby & Smith, Timothy Tweedale, and Michael Rush at the Rio Theatre.
MARCH 3: Big John Bates: Noirchestra kicks off its Japanese tour at the Astoria Pub, with guests Colby Morgan & the Catastrophes and Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty.
MARCH 3: celebrate the francophone culture of B.C. with the three-day Festival du Bois, featuring live music by the Sybaritic String Band, Suroît, Mélisande, Nicolas Pellerin et les Grands Hurleurs, Podorythmie, Zal Sissokho and Buntalo, Jeremiah McLane, and Jocelyn Pettit at Coquitlam's Mackin Park.
MARCH 3: Villalobos Brothers blend the indigenous rhythms and San Jarocho melodies of their native Veracruz with the harmonies of jazz and classical music at BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.
MARCH 3: American blues guitarist-vocalist Robert Cray performs alongside his band at the River Rock Show Theatre.
MARCH 4: local chamber-pop band Gentle Party performs an album-release party at Academie Duello, followed by Moondle and tunes from DJ Ford Pier.
MARCH 4: Orange County, California, reggae-pop band Common Kings plays the Biltmore Cabaret.
MARCH 4: A Night to Remember at the PAL Theatre features tunes from the '50s, '60s, and '70s performed by Patricia Duval, Bill Costin, Tim Stacey, Buff Allen, and Lorraine Foster.
MARCH 4: Portland psychedelic-rock band Moon Duo (above) plays the Cobalt, touring in support of latest album Occult Architecture Vol. 1.
MARCH 4: Vancouver punk band the Real McKenzies celebrates its 25th anniversary at the Rickshaw, with guests Isotopes.
MARCH 4: Coasal Jazz presents singer-bassist and bandleader Katie Thiroux in the second of two nights at Frankie's Jazz.
MARCH 4: vocalist Angela Verbrugge and pianist Dan Reynolds perform tunes from Tony Bennett's songbook at Port Moody's Gallery Bistro.
MARCH 5: the 17-piece South Van Big Band performs live jazz music at the Fairview Pub.
MARCH 6: Texas-based Americana singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett coheadlines the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with American folk-rock vocalist-guitarist John Hiatt.
MARCH 8: Vancouver blues-rock singer-songwriter Colin James performs tunes from his new album Blue Highways at the Orpheum, with guest Tami Neilson.
MARCH 8: avant garde anti-pop music by the Leisure Principle and rap/hip-hop by Alpha Omega (featuring Prevail from Swollen Members) at the Media Club.
MARCH 8: Nashville country trio the Cadillac Three plays the Commodore, performing on its Black Roses Tour.
MARCH 9: the Rogue Folk Club presents Canadian Gypsy-jazz ensemble Christine Tassan et les Imposteures (above) at St. James Hall.
MARCH 9: Adam Thomas performs an acoustic blend of jazz favorites, contemporary covers, and his own songs at Roedde House Museum.
MARCH 9: local singers Coco Love Alcorn & Khari Wendell McClelland perform a double-bill of soul and gospel at New West's Massey Theatre.
MARCH 9: vocalist and ethnomusicologist Julia Ulehla performs a new work for solo voice and soundscapes generated by guitarist Aram Bajakian at the Western Front.
MARCH 10: English romantic-pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me", "The Last Waltz") performs the first of two nights at the River Rock Show Theatre.
MARCH 10: Danish electronica producer and multi-instrumentalist Trentemoller plays Venue.
MARCH 10: Vancouver psychedelic-rock band Black Mountain plays the Vogue, with guest Destroyer.
MARCH 10: Canadian roots-rock band Blackie and the Rodeo Kings (above)--featuring singer-songwriter-guitarists Colin Linden, Tpm Wilson, and Stephen Fearing--plays the Commodore, with guest Thompson Wilson.
MARCH 10: CelticFest Vancouver kicks off, featuring music by Delhi 2 Dublin, the Paperboys, Tiller's Folly, Wheat in the Barley, Pat Chessell Band, Simon Fraser University Pipe Band, North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Jocelyn Pettit Band, and Sharon Shannon at various Vancouver venues.
MARCH 11: Canadian singer-songwriters Rae Spoon and Carole Pope play the WISE Hall.
MARCH 11: Australian-American electronica duo Vallis Alps plays Alexander Gastown, with guest Matt Maeson.
MARCH 11: English romantic-pop singer Engelbert Humperdinck ("Release Me", "The Last Waltz") performs the second of two nights at the River Rock Show Theatre.
MARCH 11: Vancouver folk group the Irish Wakers performs traditional Irish tunes on fiddle, uilleann pipes, flutes and whistles, guitar, and bodhran at New West's Queen Avenue United Church.
MARCH 12: American roots-blues band the Wood Brothers plays the Imperial, touring in support of latest album Paradise.
MARCH 12: Irish folk musician Sharon Shannon (above) incorporates reggae, Cajun, Portuguese, and French Canadian stylings at St. James Hall.
MARCH 12: 14-voice Toronto a cappella group Countermeasure performs pop, jazz, contemporary, and original songs at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
MARCH 12: local rockers Eye Bender play tunes from debut CD at the Backstage Lounge, with guests Whiskeyjacks.
MARCH 12: black-metal bands Archgoat and Blasphemy coheadline the Rickshaw, with guests Valkyrja, Weregoat, and Hellfire Deathcult.
MARCH 15: Americana band Dirtwire plays the Rickshaw, with guests Subscura and Erica Dee.
MARCH 15: Canadian roots fiddler Ashley MacIsaac performs in the traditional Cape Breton style at West Van's Kay Meek Centre.
MARCH 16: Brazilian Choro group the Danilo Brito Trio performs the first of two nights at West Van's Kay Meek Centre.
MARCH 16: Eclectic and Electric at the Fox Cabaret features performances by local post-punk bands the Ford Pier Vengeance Trio, Spider Cracker, and Gold Stars are for Suckers.
MARCH 16: Los Angeles-based soul collective the Internet plays the Imperial.
MARCH 17: American synth-pop singer-songwriter Daya (above) plays the Rio Theatre, touring in support of debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty.
MARCH 17: the Dreadnoughts play the first of two nights at the Rickshaw, with guests Los Furios, Space Chimp, K Man and the 45s, and Devil in the Wood Shack.
MARCH 17: Danish electropop singer MØ plays the Vogue, performs tunes from first album No Mythologies to Follow.
MARCH 17: U.K. folk singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph plays St. James Hall, performing material from latest album Sanctuary.
MARCH 17: Brazilian Choro group the Danilo Brito Trio performs the second of two nights at West Van's Kay Meek Centre.
MARCH 18: Portland folk-pop trio Joseph plays the Biltmore, touring in support of latest album I'm Alone, No You're Not.
MARCH 18: American indie-rock band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah plays the Imperial, touring in support of its latest album The Tourist.
MARCH 18: the Victoria B.C. Ska Society presents L.A. ska band Save Ferris at Venue, with guests the Elixxxirs and Vista Kicks.
MARCH 18: Los Angeles-based funk-rockers the Red Hot Chili Peppers (above) play Rogers Arena, with guests Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue.
MARCH 18: Atlanta-based punk rockers the Coat Hangers play Fortune Sound Club, with guests the Birth Defects.
MARCH 18: ABBA tribute band Abbamania plays the River Rock Show Theatre, with Bee Gees tribute band Night Fever and Cher impersonator Kara Chandler.
MARCH 18: French-Canadian folk-soul singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini plays the Rio Theatre.
MARCH 18: Jamaican reggae star Chronixx and his band Zinc Fence Redemption play the Commodore, with guest Tank Gyal.
MARCH 18: the Dreadnoughts play the second of two nights at the Rickshaw, with guests Ninja Spy, ATO, the Staggers & Jaggs, Brass, and HEDKS.
MARCH 19: Canadian punk-rock band Fucked Up plays the Cobalt.
MARCH 19: Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Rose Cousins (above) plays the WISE Hall, performing tunes from new album Natural Conclusion.
MARCH 20: Malaysian Mandarin-pop vocalist Fish Leong plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on her Tu t’appelles l’amour World Tour.
MARCH 20: Vancouver garage-rockers the Japandroids play the Commodore, with guests Craig Finn and the Uptown Controllers.
MARCH 21: Swedish hard-rock band Truckfighters plays the Rickshaw, touring in support of new album V.
MARCH 22: Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xenia Rubinos plays Alexander Gastown.
MARCH 22: American R&B artist Allan Rayman plays the Rio, touring in support of new album Roadhouse 01.
MARCH 22: Italian blues-rock singer-songwriter Zucchero plays the Vogue, touring in support of latest album Black Cat.
MARCH 22: American indie dance-pop band Strfkr plays the Imperial, touring in support of latest album Being No One, Going Nowhere.
MARCH 22: American hip-hop recording artist, singer, songwriter, and record producer Isaiah Rashad plays Fortune Sound Club, with guests Lance Swiiiwalker and Jay IDK.
MARCH 23: Princess Nokia (above) fuses of trip-hop, jungle, adult contemporary, grim, R&B, and AfroLatin house at the Biltmore.
MARCH 23: lo-fi indie-rock band Elvis Depressedly, featuring singer-songwriter Mat Cothran, plays the Biltmore Ballroom.
MARCH 23: Club Eskimo in Vancouver features future-soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists from South Korea at the Vogue Theatre.
MARCH 24: American pop singer-songwriter and actor Ariana Grande plays Rogers Arena, performing on her Dangerous Woman Tour.
MARCH 24: The Age of Electric--featuring original lineup of singer-guitarists Todd Kerns and Ryan Dahle, bassist John Kerns, and drummer Kurt Dahle--plays the Commodore.
MARCH 25: Canadian indie-rock band Mother Mother plays the first of five shows at the Commodore, with guests guests K.Flay.
MARCH 25: Acadian folk-trash singer-songwriter Lisa LeBlanc plays the Biltmore, with Alexandria Maillot.
MARCH 25: Nova Scotia folk singer-songwriter Dave Gunning plays St. James Hall.
MARCH 25: American country duo Dan + Shay plays the Vogue Theatre on its Obsessed Tour.
MARCH 25: indie-folk singer-songwriter Passenger (above) plays the Orpheum Theatre, performing tunes from new album Young as the morning, old as the sea.
MARCH 25: B.C. folk-rock band Shred Kelly plays the Fox Cabaret, with guest Sam Weber.
MARCH 25: New York City-based soul singer-songwriter Nick Hakim plays Alexander Gastown, touring in support of his debut album Green Twins.
MARCH 25: Scottish rock band Teenage Fanclub plays the Rickshaw, touring in support of latest album Here.
MARCH 25: Danish classical-folk singer-songwriter Agnes Obel plays the Imperial, tours in support of latest album City of Glass.
MARCH 26: Canadian indie-rock band Mother Mother plays the second of five shows at the Commodore, with guests guests K.Flay.
MARCH 26: duo composed of Heather Keizur & Steve Christofferson performs jazz classics and French chansons at Frankie's Jazz.
MARCH 26: American prog-rock singer-songwriter Delicate Steve plays Fortune Sound Club, touring in support of new album This Is Steve.
MARCH 27: American country-bluegrass singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton plays Rogers Arena, with guest Lindi Ortega.
MARCH 27: French pop singer-songwriter Jain plays the Biltmore, touring in support of debut album Zanaka.
MARCH 28: Canadian indie-rock band Mother Mother plays the third of five shows at the Commodore, with guests We Are the City and Beach Season.
MARCH 28: Los Angeles-based pop singer-songwriter Alina Baraz (above) plays the Imperial.
MARCH 29: Canadian indie-rock band Mother Mother plays the fourth of five shows at the Commodore, with guests We Are the City and Little Destroyer.
MARCH 29: German thrash-metal band Kreator plays the Rickshaw, with guests Obituary, Midnight, and Horrendous.
MARCH 29: English spoken-word and hip-hop singer-songwriter Katie Tempest plays Fortune Sound Club, tours in support of latest album Let Them Eat Chaos.
MARCH 30: Canadian indie-rock band Mother Mother plays the fifth of five shows at the Commodore, with guests Young Blood and Little Destroyer.
MARCH 31: Scottish alt-rock band Biffy Clyro plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests O'Brother.
MARCH 31: Sultans of String perform Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, and South Asian rhythms at Centennial Theatre, with guest Anwar Khurshid.
MARCH 31: Canadian rockers the Tea Party perform their fourth album Transmission in its entirety at the Commodore.