JANUARY 6: more than 20 local bands and solo artists perform at the Rickshaw Theatre's third annual celebration of the life and music of David Bowie, with proceeds to the Canadian Cancer Society.
JANUARY 6: Vancouver prog-funk artist Daniel James plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with the Bicyclists, Milkers Wanted, and Luki Fero.
JANUARY 9: American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, and Outkast member Big Boi plays the Commodore on his Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour Sack 2.
JANUARY 7: Punk Rock Karaoke at the Rickshaw features music by Greg Hetson, Stan Lee, Steve Soto, and Darrin Pfeiffer, with guests the Corps, Russian Tim, and Pavel Bures.
JANUARY 11: Coastal Jazz presents pianist Monty Alexander perfoming the first of three nights at Frankie's Jazz.
JANUARY 11: Canadian country-roots artists Corb Lund and Ian Tyson coheadline the Vogue Theatre in a performance of songs and stories.
JANUARY 11: Steely Dan tribute band Steelin' in the Years plays the first of two nights at West Van's Kay Meek Centre.
JANUARY 12: Vancouver-based musician JP Maurice plays an album-release show at the Rickshaw, with guests Leisure Club, Small Town Artillery, and Year of the Wolf.
JANUARY 12: Montreal indie-rock band Wolf Parade plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Charly Bliss.
JANUARY 12: American singer-songwriters Steve Gunn and Julie Byrne coheadline St. James Hall in support of their latest releases.
JANUARY 12: Coastal Jazz presents pianist Monty Alexander perfoming the second of three nights at Frankie's Jazz.
JANUARY 12: Steely Dan tribute band Steelin' in the Years plays the second of two nights at West Van's Kay Meek Centre.
JANUARY 13: the Rogue Folk Club presents Juno-winning folk singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor at St. James Hall.
JANUARY 13: New Zealand hard-rock duo Cairo Knife Fight plays the Rickshaw, with guests Spidercracker.
JANUARY 13: Coastal Jazz presents pianist Monty Alexander perfoming the third of three nights at Frankie's Jazz.
JANUARY 16: Portland stoner-metal band Red Fang plays the Rickshaw, with guests We Hunt Buffalo.
JANUARY 18: American rock band tours Hippo Campus plays the Imperial, with guests Sure Sure.
JANUARY 19: Chicago jazz drummer George Fludas performs the first of two nights at Frankie's Jazz with organist Pete Benson, tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds, and guitarist Dave Sikula.
JANUARY 19: American metal band Converge plays the Rickshaw, with guests Sumac and Cult Leader.
JANUARY 19: the Rogue Folk Club presents Vancouver blues musician, guitarist, and actor Jim Byrnes at St. James Hall.
JANUARY 20: International Guitar Night at New Westminster's Massey Theatre features acoustic guitar music by Lulo Reinhardt, Calum Graham, Marek Pasieczny, and Michael Chapdelaine.
JANUARY 20: Vancouver punk bands War Baby and Dead Soft coheadline the Rickshaw.
JANUARY 20: Vancouver rock band Blue Lake City plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Sam Cave, Garden Mice, and Pete's Arcade.
JANUARY 20: Los Angeles-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Børns plays the Vogue Theatre.
JANUARY 20: Chicago jazz drummer George Fludas performs the second of two nights at Frankie's Jazz with organist Pete Benson, tenor saxophonist Cory Weeds, and guitarist Dave Sikula.
JANUARY 21: L.A.-based hip-hop artist K. Flay plays the Commodore, with guest Sir Sly.
JANUARY 21: Canadian R&B duo dvsn plays the Vogue Theatre, performing on its Morning After World Tour 2018.
JANUARY 22: Brisbane-based pop singer Wafia plays the Cobalt, with guest Jaira Burns.
JANUARY 23: Swedish extreme-metal band Meshuggah plays the Commodore, with guests Code Orange and Toothgrinder.
JANUARY 24: American alt-rock band Queens of the Stone Age plays the Pacific Coliseum, performing on its Villains World Tour 2018.
JANUARY 24: Swedish rapper Yung Lean plays the Vogue Theatre, touring in support of new album Stranger.
JANUARY 25: American punk-rockers the Flesh Eaters--featuring original members John Doe and DJ Bonebrake (X), Dave Alvin and Bill Bateman (the Blasters), and Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)--play the Rickshaw, with guests Petunia and the Vipers.
JANUARY 26: Vancouver folk-rock band Hollow Twin plays an EP-release party at the Biltmore, with guests Little Crow and Porteau.
JANUARY 26: Coastal Jazz presents Canadian-American trio MGB--composed of pianist Matt Mitchell, drummer Jim Black, and guitarist Gordon Grdina--at the Western Front.
JANUARY 26: Vancouver blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, and actor Jim Byrnes performs a fundraiser at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, with proceeds to First Impressions Theatre.
JANUARY 26: American indie-electronica band Passion Pit plays the Commodore, touring in support of its latest album Tremendous Sea of Love.
JANUARY 27: Canadian folk-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Bruce Cockburn plays the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, with guest Nefe.
JANUARY 27: Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests Van William.
JANUARY 27: Los Angeles-based alt-rock band Wallows plays the Rio Theatre.
JANUARY 27: Rosie Carver and Celtic band Blackthorn perform a concert featuring the musical traditions of Scotland at Coquitlam's Place des Arts.
JANUARY 27: Canadian folk singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing performs at New Westminster's Massey Theatre, with guest Oh Susanna.
JANUARY 27: Canadian rock singer-songwriter Matt Mays plays the Commodore, with guest Dustin Bentall.
JANUARY 30: Canadian electropop singer-songwriter Lights plays the first of two nights at the Vogue Theatre, with guests Chase Atlantic and DCF.
JANUARY 30: English rock band the Wombats plays Venue, with guests Blaenavon and Future Feats.
JANUARY 31: Canadian electropop singer-songwriter Lights plays the second of two nights at the Vogue Theatre, with guests Chase Atlantic and DCF.