23 Vancouver concerts this weekend, November 15 to 17

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      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.

      SATURDAYSweet 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.

      SATURDAYOrquesta Akokán has Cuban rhythms channeling the fiery 1940s and '50s heyday of old Havana at the Chan Centre.

      SATURDAYPushback 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).

      SATURDAYDock 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.

      SUNDAYSue 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.

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