11 Vancouver concerts this weekend, January 12 to 14

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      FRIDAY: Montreal indie-rock band Wolf Parade plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guest Charly Bliss.

      FRIDAY: 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.

      FRIDAY: American singer-songwriters Steve Gunn and Julie Byrne coheadline St. James Hall in support of their latest releases.

      FRIDAY: Coastal Jazz presents pianist Monty Alexander perfoming the second of three nights at Frankie's Jazz.

      FRIDAY: Steely Dan tribute band Steelin' in the Years plays the second of two nights at West Van's Kay Meek Centre. SOLD OUT.

      SATURDAY: New Zealand hard-rock duo Cairo Knife Fight plays the Rickshaw, with guests Spidercracker.

      SATURDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Juno-winning folk singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor at St. James Hall.

      SATURDAY: Coastal Jazz presents pianist Monty Alexander perfoming the third of three nights at Frankie's Jazz.

      SUNDAY: Port Moody pop musician Francis Henson performs tunes from his debut album Rootsat Café Deux Soleils.

      SUNDAY: jazz music at Surrey's Northwood United Church by Mimosa, composed of Karen Graves (vocals saxophone, flute), Rebecca Shoichet (vocals), Anna Lumiere (piano, accordian), James Meger (bass), and Bernie Arai (drums).

      SUNDAYA Month of Sundays at LanaLou's Restaurant features performances by local acts Skagger, Double Wide, and Evan Symons.