March 21 at the Rickshaw
If YouTube comments are to be believed, Bluetech fans use the San Diego–based ambient-dub artist’s music as a soundtrack for drawing, playing video games, hiking in the woods, or tripping out on shrooms. You can do some of those when Bluetech plays the Rickshaw, but you’ll have to decide which.
One OK Rock
March 22 at the Vogue
One OK Rock frontman Takahiro Moriuchi has an astonishing voice—which accounts for the 28 million YouTube plays his cover of Adele’s “Hello” has accrued to date—and the Tokyo-based band’s emotive blend of rock and pop is pretty cool in its own right.
Wet and Kilo Kish
March 23 at Imperial Vancouver
This double bill features two women who work within the parameters of popular music but subvert it in different and intriguing ways. Actually, make that three women, because opener Helena Deland is a like-minded pop renegade.
Bright Light Social Hour
March 25 at the Biltmore
The band describes its music as Mood-Punk/Cozmic Soul, and no, we have no idea what that means either. All we know is that Austin, Texas–based Bright Light Social Hour makes dreamily atmospheric indie pop, and that’s good enough for us.More