FRIDAY: death-metal bands Ensiferum and Septicflesh play the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Arsis and Scimitar.
FRIDAY: Toronto singer-songwriter Claire Hunter plays Café Deux Soleils, with guest Zach Kleisinger.
FRIDAY: the Winston Matsushita Trio performs piano-based jazz at Tyrant Studios.
FRIDAY: tributes to the Doors and Bruce Springsteen are performed at Fairview Pub by the Unknown Soldiers and Springsteen On Broadway.
FRIDAY: Happy Hour Presents features performances at the WISE Hall by Bridal Party, Yung Heazy, Club Sofa, and Luv Supreme.
SATURDAY: outlaw country band TrailerHawk plays the WISE Hall, with guests Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty and R.d. Cane.
SATURDAY: Saskatchewan country-folk singer-songwriter Colter Wall plays the Commodore Ballroom.
SATURDAY: psychedelic-soul artist Lydia Hol plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests Graftician and Craig Aalders.
SATURDAY: A Celebration of Robbie Burns at Coquitlam's Place des Arts features Celtic band Blackthorn.
SATURDAY: the Soultrax Trio, featuring guitarist-vocalist Olaf De Shield, performs blues and jazz at Port Moody's Gallery Bistro.
SUNDAY: Nashville country-music quartet Lanco plays the Commodore Ballroom.
SUNDAY: the Simple Gifts Choir benefit concert at Knox United Church features swing jazz, classical, Broadway, and gospel music.