FRIDAY: Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches plays the Commodore Ballroom, touring behind its latest album Love Is Dead.
FRIDAY: Portland, Oregon duo the Upper Strata blends lounge, electronic, dance, and alternative R&B at Café Deux Soleils.
SATURDAY: American country-roots rocker Steve Earle performs the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom on his 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road Tour, with guests the Mastersons.
SATURDAY: Norwegian jazz pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen performs with his trio at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts.
SATURDAY: local band Petunia and the Vipers performs rockabilly, country swing, and sweet melodic ballads at the Rickshaw Theatre.
SATURDAY: All Thriller, No Filler is a pay-what-you-can tribute to Michael Jackson at Guilt & Co.
SATURDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Newfoundland folk duo Fortunate Ones at St. James Hall.
SATURDAY: celebration of hot jazz at the Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture pays tributes to Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, and other jazz greats.
SATURDAY: local "Mauibilly" duo Tuatara! performs songs on ukulele backed with a driving rockabilly beat at a free show at the Beatmerchant in Richmond.
SATURDAY: guitar-harmonica-vocals duo David Sinclair & Keith Bennett performs bluesy originals and covers by everyone from Benny Goodman to Jimi Hendrix at White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.
SATURDAY: Monthly musical showcase at North Van's Park Sound Studio features performances by Dangertree, Jasmine Orton, Richard Inman, and Dana Lee.
SATURDAY: L.A.–based singer, rapper, and producer Doja Cat performs tunes from her debut album Amala at the Fortune Sound Club, with guest Wes Period.
SATURDAY: U.K. rock musician Yungblud plays the Fox Cabaret, with guest Arrested Youth.
SATURDAY: the Live Agency presents Victoria rock band Secondhand Habit at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.
SUNDAY: Grammy-winning Americana trio I'm With Her--composed of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan--performs at Chan Shun Concert Hall.
SUNDAY: local garage-rock duo the Pack A.D. performs a free in-store concert at Neptoon Records to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its debut album Tintype.
SUNDAY: American country-roots rocker Steve Earle performs the second of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom on his 30th Anniversary of Copperhead Road Tour, with guests the Mastersons.
SUNDAY: American singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger performs tunes from her latest album Rebound at the WISE Hall.