Jessie Reyez

When: Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

Where: Vogue Theatre

Tickets and info: From $29.99 at

Anyone lucky enough to see this rising star at her Commodore Ballroom show during the Juno events in Vancouver knows that her live performances are intense and fierce. After winning the Breakthrough Artist of the Year and lighting up the charts with such songs as Figures and the topical short film for the track Gatekeeper, this Brampton, ON., singer/songwriter is releasing her followup album sometime later this year. Titled Being Human in Public, it should present another side to this talented young artist.

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Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Subatomic Sound System

When: Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Where: Commodore Ballroom

Tickets and info:

One of the creators of the Jamaican musical genre called dub, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has been active in reggae and electronic music since the mid-1950s. The 82-year-old bandleader is out on the road supporting his seminal Super Ape Returns to Conquer album, which includes such legendary tracks as War Ina Babylon and Dread Lion. Having worked with everyone from Bob Marley to The Clash, it’s anybody’s guess what Perry’s set will include. Rest assured, no matter what he and the band groove into, it’s going to be unique.

Joe Laughlin.

Joe: A Solo Show

When: Oct. 18-20, 8 p.m.

Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre

Tickets and info: From $38 at

Joe Laughlin has bee a fixture on Canada’s dance scene for decades. Acclaimed for both his distinct and physical choreography to his performance, Laughlin and his company Joe Ink have developed over 60 works. This show presents three solos …read more

Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment


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