THURS. FEB 23
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald – With Lola Parks. Acoustic folk soul. 8pm at Lucky Bar. $14.
OPEN RELATIONSHIP – With Slam Dunk and Hundy Thou. Pop punk. 9pm at Upstairs. $8.
TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME ISLAND STYLE – Featuring Brave New Waves, Hillside Hooligans, Steo Back Dave and Tuff Jelly. Punk reggae ska. 9pm at 9one9. $16.50.
The Twilight Zone – DJs Hocus Pocus and Frisby. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $12.
Strings On Kings Presents – Genevieve Rainey and Kyra Shaughnessy. Acoustic folk. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico. Appreciation By Donation.
Fri. FEB. 24
Aegis Fang – With Jessie and The Dandelions. Gritty rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $7.
An Evening from Underneath the Snowboards – Featuring Georgia Murray, Ashleigh Eymann, Kytami and DJs D Whiz and Degree 1. Snowboard giveaway and $1000 in cash. 9pm at Felicitas. $7/$10.
Benjamin Woods Band – With Charlotte Jayne and The Faceplants. Grunge folk. 8pm at Solstice Café. $10.
Celebrity Traffic – Electro rock. 10pm at Lucky. $12.
The Funk Hunters – With Generic and Gumbootz. Hip hop and house. 10pm at Hush. $12.
GOVINDA – With guests. Electronica. 9pm at Sunset Room. $20.
Locals at the Cambie – Jessica Benini, Mark Ednie, Double Platium and The Ghostbirds. 9pm at the Cambie. $8.
Peet Vuur and Friends – Djimbe, guitar, stand-up bass, originals tunes. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.
The Nick La Riviere Septet – 8pm at Hermann’s. $16.
Sat. FEB. 25
Deep Purple After Party with Kronic -Hard rock. 9:30pm at Soprano’s. $6.
Damian Graham and the HiFi Hipsters – 4pm at Hermann’s. $10.
DAVENPORT – With Stager Wild and Ghost Quartet. Rock. 8pm at Felicita’s. $3.
Flora Ware – Hip jazz and original soul pop. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15/$17.
FUNK VIGILANTE – With Eye of Odin, Body Politic, Two Years and Counting, Season to Attack. Funk metal. 6pm at Headliners. All Ages. $15.
Night Of The Clown Fish Swimmer – With Varmint, Automatic Planet and more. Rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $7.
Folk West Fundraiser – Mae Moore, Lola Parks, Crikey, Paul O’Brien and more. 7pm at Upstairs. $10/$12.
Robb G – With The After School Special and Matterson. Dance floor destroyers. 10pm at Hush. $12.
Spaceport Union – With The Crow Flies. Prog rock. 9pm at the Cambie. $5.
Sun. FEB. 26
Saskia and Darrel – Folk. After open stage, 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.
tues. FEB. 28
FUNKANOMICS WITH NEON STEVE AND GUMBOOTZ – House. 10pm at 9one9. $8.
Royal Canoe – Plus guests. Electro pop. 8pm at Lucky. $10 advance.
wed. FEB. 29
D.U.I. and the Royal-Tease – Dubstep. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm SATURDAYS at The Cambie. Free.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. THURSDAYS 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
THursday blend JAM – Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
theory – Dubstep. THURSDAYS 10pm at Hush.
Karaoke – With Stacey and Fran. THURSDAYS 9pm at Felicita’s. Free.
NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Open Jam – FRIDAYS 8pm at the Langford Legion (761 Station). $TBA.
Saturday Afternoon Jam – Hosted by Ian & Carolynn McDowell. SATURDAYS 2pm at V-Lounge. Free.
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 2pm at Logan’s. Free.
Blues Jam – Hosted by Summer and the Sinners. SATURDAYS 3pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
Solid! – Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –
Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Jamaroke – Karaoke with a live band (Party on High Street). MONDAY 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). Free.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Karaoke – With your hosts Stacey and Thor. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Open Mic – Hosted by Katherine & David. TUESDAYS 6pm at The Well. By Donation.
B flat acoustic jam – The music sounds better with you. TUESDAYS 7:30pm at Slider’s (3115 Cedar Hill). Free.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Tina Turnover. TUESDAYS 8pm at The Castle. Free.
My Bar Karaoke Star – $500 prize for first place. With Miss Liz Barrett. TUESDAYS 8pm at My Bar & Grill. Free.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS – WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). $3.
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
Zipp Gunn & Ghostbelly – Spinning ska, rocksteady, early reggae, soul & funk. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Boneshaker – Goth and industrial DJ night. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
thurs. feb. 23
DOWN WITH WEBSTER – Not easily classifiable, DWW employs elements of rock, hip-hop, funk music and just about everything in between in their recordings and high-energy live shows. 7:30pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $45. rmts.bc.ca.
Reveille: Awakening the Trumpet’s Potential – Featuring Timothy Quinlan, Aaron Hodgson & Louis Ranger, trumpet. 12pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). finearts.uvic.ca.
Faculty Recital: The Suite – Featuring Ajtony Csaba, Joanna Hood, and more. Performing dances, from tango and sarabande, to sirtaki and dub. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. $13.50/$17.50. finearts.uvic.ca.
FRI. feb. 24
Gibson Musicales – Classical and jazz. 4pm at the Gibson Auditorium (3100 Foul Bay). $TBA. camosun.ca.
sat. feb. 25
JAY AND THE AMERICANS – Among the greatest vocal groups in rock and roll history. 8pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $52. rmts.bc.ca.
Vox Humana Presents: Awaken Spring – A youth collaboration with the UVic Chamber Singers, Victoria Conservatory of Music Chorale, Brentwood College Concert Choir and Pacific Christian School choirs. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora). $10/$15. Tickets at Long and McQuade and voxhumanachoir.ca.
Party 4 Purpose House Concert Series – See amazing performances from folk to country, while in the comfort of our living room. Entrance by donation and 20 per cent of proceeds go to Pandora Arts Collective. 7pm at 888 Rockheights. firstname.lastname@example.org.
sun. feb. 26
Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis and Friends – Bass, organ and piano. 2:30pm at Alix Goolden (907 Pandora). $20/$25.
The Arion Male Voice Choir – 66th Annual Prairie Night. Refreshments served after the event. 7pm at Centennial United Church (612 David). 250-384-6424.
TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME ISLAND STYLE RETURNS – Brave New Waves, Hillside Hooligans, Tuff Jelly. Punk reggae ska. 9:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre. All ages. $14.50. 1415broad.ca.
TUES. feb. 28
Composer Masterclass with Chaya Czernowin – Czernowin will coach School of Music composition students on their works in progress. 3pm in MacLaurin Rm. B120 (UVic). Free.
WED. feb. 29
Bandfest 2012 – A non-competitive festival featuring thirty concert bands from the Pacific Northwest. To Mar. 2 at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Free.
Victoria Folk music society – Open stage SUNDAYS 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Lenten Lunchtime Concert Series – WEDNESDAYS 12:10pm to Apr. 4 at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin). Admission by donation with proceeds to the BC Cancer Foundation. Bring lunch; coffee and tea provided. 250-598-2212.
1550s – Superglide SATURDAY 8pm.
BARD AND BANKER – Tumblin Dice THURSDAY 8:30. Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY 9pm. Tyler Harvey SATURDAY 9pm. Annie Nolan SUNDAY 7:30pm. Lola Parks MONDAYS 8pm. Tom Hooper TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Paul Black FRIDAY and SATURDAY. Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk WEDNESDAYS 9pm.
Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. Prairie Dance Club 9:30 FRIDAY. Jean Paul Maurice – The Make Ups SATURDAY. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm.
DELTA VICTORIA OCEAN POINT RESORT AND SPA – Peter Dent FRIDAY and SATURDAY. All shows 6pm.
Heron Rock Bistro – Clark Brendon and Al Pease FRIDAY. Devon McCagherty and Ken Hall MONDAY. All shows 7pm.
Hotel Grand Pacific – Weekend Jazz. Ashley Wey and Aurora Scott, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS. 8pm.
HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL – Blue Cadillac featuring Frank Alexander 8pm FRIDAY.
IRISH TIMES PUB – Black Angus THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8:30pm. TBA SUNDAY 7pm. Tyler Harvey MONDAY 7pm. Crikey with Jeremy Walsh TUESDAY 7pm. Jeremy Walsh WEDNESDAY 7pm.
OSWEGO HOTEL – Live Jazz at the O Bistro. Cynthia Davis WEDNESDAY 6pm at The Oswego Hotel.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY. All at 9pm.
Swan’s -Summer and the Sinners THURSDAY. The Push FRIDAY. Soulshakers SATURDAY 9pm. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS. Flying Saucers MONDAYS. Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
The Office – Rachel Thom THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass and Voice FRIDAYS 9pm. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. Skylab WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30pm, Free. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7pm. Spiral Swing Orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.
The Superior- Sunyata THURSDAY. Olivier Swain FRIDAYS. FRIENDS AND INVENTION OF AARON WATSON SATURDAY. Skyla and Oz SUNDAY. The Rich Brothers WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.
The Upper Deck Lounge -McKinley Wolf. SATURDAY 8pm. 229 Gorge Road East. Free.
Vista 18 – Steve Grebanier Trio FRIDAY and SATURDAY. 8pm.