FRIDAY: Vancouver-based electronic-rock band Dear Rouge plays the Commodore Ballroom, with guests Modern Space and Blonde Diamond.
FRIDAY: electronic avant-pop artist Matthew Dear plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with local guests Iain Howie, tokiomi, and Nathan Hall.
FRIDAY: Australian electronic-music trio Crooked Colours performs tunes from debut album Vera at the Fortune Sound Club.
FRIDAY: fundraiser for the PIVOT Legal Society at the WISE Hall features Queer as Funk with Dawn Pemberton. SOLD OUT.
FRIDAY: Italian house-music DJ Angelo Ferreri performs a three-hour set at Magnetiq Club Lounge, with guest Jesse Hills.
FRIDAY: Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre presents a celebration of Brazilian music and dance with Aquarela do Brasil at the Vancouver Playhouse.
FRIDAY: local blues veterans Incognito play the Railway Stage & Beer Café, with guest Dameian Walsh.
FRIDAY: Blue Light Sessions presents an EP-release concert by Leisure Club at Blue Light Studio.
FRIDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents an evening of folk, rock, Celtic, Cajun, and jazz music by Early Spirit at St. James Hall.
FRIDAY: Violent Party from PDX plays with Subverter and Starvation at the Astoria Pub.
FRIDAY: singer-songwriter Vincent Randazzo plays Park Sound Studios, with guests Sam Balson and Matt Harvey.
FRIDAY: cabaret jazz-funk by Top Hat Goblins at Tyrant Studios' Friday Jazz.
SATURDAY: Canadian guitar-rock bands The Pursuit of Happiness and the Northern Pikes play a coheadlining bill at the Commodore Ballroom.
SATURDAY: Canadian pop-rock singer-songwriter Shawn Hook plays Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre.
SATURDAY: Groove Night features performances by local acts Mostly Marley, Tiara, and Ember to None at the Railway Stage & Beer Café,
SATURDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents singer-songwriter from England, Martin Kerr, at St. James Hall.
SATURDAY: Canadian singer-songwriter Chelsea Amber performs in support of Compassion Canada at Bez Arts Hub.
SATURDAY: Poland's Independence Party at the Polish Community Centre features Spanish and Latin music by Tapaito.
SUNDAY: British metal band Raven plays the WISE Hall, with guests Extinction AD, Mobile Deathcamp (featuring Todd Evans from GWAR, above), and Hellchamber.
SUNDAY: the Angela Verbrugge Quartet performs Swing and pop songs of the 30's and 40's at Surrey's Northwood United Church.
SUNDAY: Dinner & Tings charity event at the Reef Caribbean Restaurant features reggae by Kassa Jones and rap by Arami The Corrector.