23 Vancouver concerts this weekend, March 15 to 17

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      FRIDAY: punk band the Dreadnoughts plays a St. Patrick's Day weekend show at the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests BRASS, ATD, the Gung Hos, Campfire Shitkickers, and North by North.

      FRIDAY: Cheryl Bear presents stories of Indigenous life through story and song at the Bez Arts Hub.

      FRIDAY: local rockers Cocaine Moustache play an album-release party at the Astoria Pub, with guests Ham Wailin' (Van Halen tribute), the Gnar Gnars,  and Colossus (Clutch tribute).

      FRIDAY: local rock bands High Stakes & Eleanor Rising play a coheadlining bill at the Bourbon, with guests Vice Girl and HDaSS.

      FRIDAY: Really Rod is a tribute to legendary British rocker Rod Stewart at Burnaby's Scandinavian Community Centre.

      FRIDAY: the Michael Agranovich Quartet performs classic guitar jazz at Tyrant Studios.

      FRIDAYGamelan Gita Asmara performs a night of Balinese gamelan at the WISE Hall, with guests Basilissa, YEP, and DJ How-To.

      FRIDAY: southern-rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd play Abbotsford Centre on their farewell tour, with guest Randy Bachman.

      SATURDAY: California pop singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      SATURDAY: Eagle Eyes performs a tribute to rock legends the Eagles at North Van's Centennial Theatre.

      SATURDAY: East Van soul-rock band the VanRays plays the Fox Cabaret, with guests the Pillocks.

      SATURDAY: Vancouver indie-soul band the Boom Booms plays Maple Ridge's ACT Arts Centre.

      SATURDAY: local Pogues tribute band Shane's Teeth plays the WISE Hall.

      SATURDAY: local bands Derek Wayne & Flawed Hearts and the Waiting Room play a coheadlining bill at the Railway Stage and Beer Café, with guests Salmon Friends and James Mitchell.

      SATURDAY: Celtic folk-funk fusion band the Wheat in the Barley plays White Rock's Blue Frog Studios.

      SATURDAY: Ardent Tribe performs top 40, classic soul, and worldbeat music at Granville Island's Backstage Lounge.

      SUNDAY: Australian ska and jazz band the Cat Empire performs the first of two nights at the Commodore Ballroom.

      SUNDAY: the Rogue Folk Club presents Tim Readman & Shona Le Mottee at the WISE Hall, with guests Fionn.

      SUNDAY: Victoria-based jazz vocalist Susannah Adams leads her quartet at Frankie's Jazz.

      SUNDAY: local bands the Whiskeyjays and Pleasant Trees play a St. Patrick's Day show at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.

      SUNDAY: singer-songwriter Lizzy Hoyt performs in Celtic and folk traditions at Coquitlam's Evergreen Cultural Centre.

      SUNDAY: local musician Marc Rivest performs Celtic favourites, jazz standards, covers, and originals at Spade Coffee and Spirits.

      SUNDAY: the Ardeshires Standards Trio performs jazz, blues, rock, and bluegrass at the Cascades Room.