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.
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.
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.
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
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