FRIDAY: Mint Records presents an album-release party by local rock band Woolworm, with guests Juice, Outpatient, and Kamikaze Nurse, at Red Gate Arts Society.
FRIDAY: Iranian-born, Vancouver-based punk-rock musician King Raam plays the Biltmore Cabaret.
FRIDAY: Seattle indie-folk singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen plays Venue.
FRIDAY: day one of the WestCoast Big Band Festival, which showcases big bands from the Lower Mainland, at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
FRIDAY: Montreal ska-rock quintet K-Man & The 45s plays LanaLou's Restaurant.
SATURDAY: Americana-folk band Birds of Chicago, led by the husband-and-wife duo of JT Nero and Allison Russell, plays Burnaby's Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
SATURDAY: Iowa dance-pop singer-songwriter Julia Michaels plays the Vogue Theatre.
SATURDAY: Sweet Home Chicago is a celebration of the blues at the Railway Stage and Beer Café featuring Wailin' Al Walker, Angie Brinton, Dameian Walsh, and Rob Montgomery & his All-Star Band.
SATURDAY: Eagles tribute band Hotel California plays the Clarke Theatre in Mission.
SATURDAY: Montreal power-pop quartet Dany Laj and The Looks plays Pat's Pub and Brewhouse.
SATURDAY: the Jen Hodge Quintet performs at a swing-dance event at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.
SATURDAY: Orquesta Akokán has Cuban rhythms channeling the fiery 1940s and '50s heyday of old Havana at the Chan Centre.
SATURDAY: Pushback on Petro is a fundraiser benefiting Pull Together for First Nations-led court cases against Trans Mountain, featuring Estíqw, Karmella Cen Benedito De Barros and Lexi, Jillian Christmas, Jazz Groove Masters, and Brejera (full Brazilian samba ensemble).
SATURDAY: Dock Side Drive performs music of the swing era at the Surrey Arts Centre.
SATURDAY: day two of the WestCoast Big Band Festival, which showcases big bands from the Lower Mainland, at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
SUNDAY: Swedish heavy-metal band In Flames plays the Rickshaw Theatre, with guests Red and Arrival in Autumn.
SUNDAY: Canadian singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman blends cabaret pop and glam rock at the Imperial Vancouver.
SUNDAY: blues cabaret chanteuse Ana Bon-Bon performs rocking country blues with drummer Taylor Little and guitarist Mike Kenney at the Princeton Pub and Grill.
SUNDAY: Sue Malcolm and the Swingin' Doors play a Western swing-dance party at Hood 29.
SUNDAY: the 18-woman Sister Jazz Orchestra featuring New York drummer Sherrie Maricle plays the Croatian Cultural Centre.
SUNDAY: Montreal indie-rock band Elephant Stone plays the WISE Hall.
SUNDAY: singer-songwriter and guitarist Gisun performs acoustic jazz-folk at the Railway Stage and Beer Café.
SUNDAY: day three of the WestCoast Big Band Festival, which showcases big bands from the Lower Mainland, at the Croatian Cultural Centre.