MONDAY: American alt-rock band Pixies plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with guests the Orwells.
TUESDAY: British Pink Floyd tribute act Brit Floyd performs its new stage show Immersion World Tour 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
TUESDAY: Glasgow-based rock quartet Franz Ferdinand plays the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom. SOLD OUT.
WEDNESDAY: the Urban Renewal Project five-year anniversary show at Fortune Sound Club features DJ Floetic and DJ 151, Aktu Shabazz, Mama Rude Gyal, MIC DREAMS, Tonye Aganaba, Radina Vee, Cloudy Tunnel, Indigo District, Claire Mortifee, Vicious 5150 and HazMatCrew Chic D Rapper, and Streetrich Hip-hop Society.
WEDNESDAY: American rock band the Killers plays UBC's Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.
WEDNESDAY: the Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents Canadian country-folk band Good Lovelies at the WISE Hall.
WEDNESDAY: Montreal singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk plays the Imperial, touring in support of latest album Twin Solitude.
WEDNESDAY: Glasgow-based rock quartet Franz Ferdinand plays the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom.
THURSDAY: Vancouver-based electronic-rock duo Dear Rouge performs at the Commodore Ballroom, with partial proceeds to Covenant House Vancouver.
THURSDAY: Paul Pigat and Paul Rigby host an evening of solo, duo, and band performances at the ANZA Club's Guitar Cabaret.
THURSDAY: Victoria-based country-roots duo Twin Kennedy plays a Christmas show at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.
THURSDAY: New York City indie-rock band Grizzly Bear plays the Orpheum Theatre, touring in support of new album Painted Ruins.
THURSDAY: Canadian indie-rock singer-songwriter Emily Haines plays the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.
FRIDAY: Vancouver garage-rock duo the Pack A.D. plays the Rickshaw, with guests Gang Signs and Dopey's Robe.
FRIDAY: Canadian jazz vocalist-pianist Diana Krall plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, performing tunes from new album Turn Up the Quiet.
FRIDAY: American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and Drive-By Truckers member Patterson Hood plays the Fox Cabaret.
FRIDAY: New York vocalist-pianist Champian Fulton and his quartet perform the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz.
FRIDAY: American R&B singer Jhene Aiko plays the Vogue, with guests Willow Smith, Kodie Shane, and Kitty Cash.
FRIDAY: Toronto punk band Metz plays the Cobalt, touring in support of new album Strange Peace.