MONDAY: American blues-soul singer-songwriter and slide-guitar ace Bonnie Raitt plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guest Royal Wood.
MONDAY: Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark plays the Biltmore, touring in support of debut EP Night Thinker.
WEDNESDAY: Philadelphia indie musician Sandy (Alex G) plays the Cobalt, with guests Japanese Breakfast and Cende.
THURSDAY: celebration at the Rickshaw of one of Vancouver's most colourful stagehands features music by the Mighty One and Black Sabbath tribute band Sack Blabbath.
THURSDAY: Coastal Jazz presents Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist Seu Jorge in a musical tribute to David Bowie at the Orpheum Theatre.
THURSDAY: Japanese rock act Guitar Wolf plays the Cobalt, with guests Isaac Rother and the Phantoms.
FRIDAY: American alt-country rocker Jim Campilongo brings his band the Brooklynites to the West Vancouver Memorial Library.
FRIDAY: American alt hip-hop ensemble Jurassic 5 plays the first of two nights at the Commodore.
FRIDAY: Brooklyn-based Afrobeat band Antibalas plays the Vogue, with guests the Mattson 2, as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
FRIDAY: contemporary-folk group Dalava presents its take on traditional Czech folk melodies at Ironworks as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
FRIDAY: Guitar builders, players, and collectors gather for three days of live music, master classes, and special events at the Chinese Cultural Centre's Vancouver International Guitar Festival.
FRIDAY: Vancouver sludge-metal band Olde Worlde Nudists plays the Rickshaw, with guests Bog, Craters, and Alchemy Chamber.