FRIDAY: Canadian folk duo the Small Glories, composed of Cara Luft & JD Edwards, plays the WISE Hall.
FRIDAY: San Francisco rapper Andre Nickatina performs material from his latest release Pisces at Harbour Event Centre.
FRIDAY: Vancouver prog-rock band Garrett plays the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests HEAD, Abandon Paris, and Beautiful Frenzy.
FRIDAY: B.C. trio composed of Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Bill Henderson, and Claire Lawrence plays Ladner's Genesis Theatre.
FRIDAY: sixteen Lower Mainland bands take part in the three-day West Coast Big Band Festival, performing everything from traditional swing to modern jazz fusion at Surrey's Northwood United Church.
FRIDAY: rockin' East Van soul and R&B band the VanRays plays the Second Floor Eatery + Bar, with guests Rocabrones, Stephen Ford Group, and Garden Mice.
FRIDAY: local blues-rockers the Steve Kozak Trio play an early show at the Fairview Pub.
FRIDAY: Steffanie Davis performs vocal jazz and Broadway classics at Tyrant Studios' Friday Jazz.
FRIDAY: Vancouver blues-rock duo the Harpoonist & Axe Murderer play the first of two nights at the Fox Cabaret, with guests Twin Bandit.
SATURDAY: Nashville rock band All Them Witches plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Handsome Jack.
SATURDAY: electronic music showcase Sequential Circus at Open Studios features performances by AVR, BIG ZEN, lazy d, RiDylan, Sara Gold, and tokiomi.
SATURDAY: Yao + Trésor Otshudi perform at Studio 16 as part of Coup de coeur francophone de Vancouver.
SATURDAY: local indie band the Starlight Pines plays a release party for new album City Lights.
SATURDAY: Kelowna rockers the Fallaways play the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests the Carbons, Friday Night Fires, and Honeyvelvet.
SATURDAY: jazz singer Steve Maddock is backed up by Sharon Minemoto (piano), Craig Scott (drums), and Dave Guiney (bass) at New Westminster's Queens Avenue United Church.
SATURDAY: trumpeter Trevor Whitridge leads his swinging quintet at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre's Hot Club Swing.
SATURDAY: Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars perform swing music of the 1920s and '30s at Port Moody's Gallery Bistro.
SATURDAY: day two of the West Coast Big Band Festival, in which Lower Mainland bands perform everything from traditional swing to modern jazz fusion at Surrey's Northwood United Church.
SATURDAY: Vancouver blues-rock duo the Harpoonist & Axe Murderer play the second of two nights at the Fox Cabaret, with guests Twin Bandit.
SATURDAY: social swing-dancing to Company B Jazz Band at New Westminster's Anvil Centre.
SATURDAY: local dance band EddyD & the Sex Bombs plays LanaLou's Restaurant, with guests the VanRays.
SATURDAY: local blues-rockers the Steve Kozak Band play the Eclipse Lounge at Hastings Park Racecourse and Casino.
SUNDAY: Montreal rock band Barn Burner plays the WISE Hall, with guests Black Wizard, Brigade, and Hasteroid.
SUNDAY: an evening of jazz piano and crooner classics with Jamie de Guia at Frankie's Jazz.
SUNDAY: former member of dcTalk, Kevin Max, plays Surrey's Mary Pattison Chapel, with guest Jordan St. Cyr.
SUNDAY: the Left Coast Labour Chorus presents award-winning songwriters at the Russian Hall.
SUNDAY: final day of the West Coast Big Band Festival, in which Lower Mainland bands perform everything from traditional swing to modern jazz fusion at Surrey's Northwood United Church.