Jason Isbell plays the Queen E
By Steve Newton
Bowie Ball: the eighth annual tribute to David Bowie and fundraiser for the BC Cancer Foundation, featuring performances by local acts the Bad Beats, Rebel Valentine, Ophelia Falling, China Syndrome, Ford Pier, Cherry Maraschino, Mime, Left Spine Down, and Rat Silo. January 7 at the Rickshaw Theatre.
Larkin Poe plays the Commodore
Larkin Poe: roots-rock band from Georgia, fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, with guests Vista Kicks. February 3 at the Commodore Ballroom.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Americana singer, songwriter, and guitarist, former member of the Drive-By Truckers, leads his current band, with guest Kathleen Edwards. March 5 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Red Hot Chili Peppers play BC Place
Matt Anderson: blues-roots singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Maritimes plays two shows with his band the Big Bottle of Joy, with guests the Hello Darlins. April 5 and 6 at the Hollywood Theatre.
Plini plays the Rickshaw.
Plini: Australian prog-rock guitar wizard, with guests Sungazer and Jakub Zytecki. May 2 at the Rickshaw Theatre.