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A Monster Show

Led by pianist Miles Black, favourite Vancouver jazz artists including Amanda Tosoff, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, June Katz and Coco Love Alcorn perform at Coast Capital Savings Jazzilla - a fundraiser for the Shooting Stars Foundation. Jan. 22, 7 p.m. $30. River Rock, 8811 River Rd., Richmond. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

Beautiful House

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Known for their dreamy, gauzy sound, Beach House performs songs that are dark and uplifting. With Johnny and the Moon. Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $15.25. Richard's on Richards, 1036 Richards St. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

Get Thee To A Concert

California pop singer Katy Perry - who skyrocketed to fame last year with her sassy mega-hit I Kissed a Girl - grew up the gospel-singing daughter of two pastors. Jan. 25, 8 p.m. $25. The Commodore, 868 Granville St. Sold out.

Awkward PuSh

PuSh festival poster boy Taylor Mac - a New York drag star who sings hilarious songs about politics and love - joins favourite Vancouver indie act the Awkward Stage for an evening of brilliant quirkiness at Club Push. Jan. 27, Taylor Mac at 9 p.m., Awkward Stage at 11 p.m. $20. Performance Works, Granville Island. Tickets at http://www.pushfestival.ca.

A Grand Affair

This Tuesday, high-energy Brooklyn dance rock duo Matt and Kim released their sophomore album, Grand - which was recorded, in part, in singer/keyboardist Matt Johnson's childhood bedroom in Jacksonville, Vt. Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $12. The Biltmore, 395 Kingsway. Tickets at Zulu, Scratch, Red Cat.

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ALSO THIS WEEK:

Hey Ocean! Elements of folk, funk and reggae mingle in the sweet pop of this local Vancouver group. Jan. 22, 9 p.m. $15. Richard's on Richards, 1036 Richards St.Tickets at Zulu, Ticketweb and The Outpost.

The October Trio with Brad Turner This fine Vancouver jazz group releases its hotly anticipated sophomore CD. Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m. $10. Western Front, 303 E. 8th Ave. Tickets at the door.

Randy Bachman This classic Canadian rocker is still Takin' Care of Business. Jan. 23, 8 p.m. $39.50. The Commodore,

868 Granville St. Tickets at

Ticketmaster.

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Lil Wayne With T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes and Keri Hilson. Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m. $55.75-$425. GM Place, 800 Griffiths Way. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

Metronomy England's latest eighties-flavoured synth pop group arrives on our shores.

Jan. 24, 9 p.m. $17. The Biltmore, 395 Kingway. Tickets at Zulu.

Fernanda Cunha Trio This sultry Brazilian singer was a huge hit at last year's jazz festival. Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. $24-27. Norman Rothstein Theatre, 950 W. 41st Ave. Tickets at Ticketmaster.

Don McGlashan This New Zealander is considered one of the country's finest singer-songwriters. Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. $25-$28. Capilano Performing Arts Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way. Tickets at

604-990-7810.

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