THURS. FEB 9
Full Moon Party – House. With DJs Juice, Hennessey and Omri. 9pm at Upstairs. $TBA.
Honeyloaf – Roots rock with attitude. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $8.
Strings On Kings Presents: Greg Madill & The Nightrise Band – Acoustic. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantasticos Roastery. Appreciation by donation.
TANYA STEPHENS – Dancehall and reggae. With Kia Kadiri, Ndidi Cascade and more. 10pm at 9one9. $22.50/$25.
Fri. FEB. 10
Cool Jazz, Slow Blues, Hot Burlesque – 9pm at Hermanns. $20-$35. jazzbluesandburlesque.eventbrite.com.
Consenting Adults – Rock n’ roll. 8:30pm at The Loghouse Pub. Free.
CoPY CURSE III – Hardcore punk.Bring an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of black and white art to the show. 9pm at Logan’s. $10.
Deep Sea Gypsies – Classic and psychedelic rock. With Tuff Jelly. 9pm at the Cambie. $5.
Prairie Dance Club – Roots rock. With James Kasper and The Sound and Colin Craveiro. 8pm at Felicita’s (UVic). $7. 250-885-5988.
VIRGO RISING – Finely crafted originals, traditional and contemporary tunes, banjo, mandolin, guitars, harmonies and humour. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.
Sat. FEB. 11
DJ Leanne – House. With Mz. Niko Bee and Skylo Rayne. 9pm at Hush. $12.
heartbeat 2012 – Electronic. CityOf9’s, Toby Emerson, Joshua, AFK and Dust. 9pm at Sunset Room. $20.
SOUL TRIBUTE FUNDRAISER – For the Fifty Fifty. The Chantrelles, The Old Hand and Diamond and more. 10pm at Logan’s. $7.
Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band – New Orleans roots. 8:30pm at the Ocean Island cafe. Free.
The Ghostbirds – Folk. With Double Platinum. 9pm at the Fort Cafe. $5.
The Jayhawks – Roots or “Hank Williams on speed”. With Abigail Washburn. 7pm at 9one9. $35.
The White Buffalo – Acoustic rock. 7pm at Upstairs. $12.
Sun. FEB. 12
Canus Hot Jazz Band – 4pm at Hermann’s. $12.
Lee Murdock – Folk. 7:30pm at Norway House. $5.
Tues. FEB. 14
Pablo Cardenas Valentines – With Rob Johnson, Kelby MacNayr, Peter Dowse and Mira Black. 8pm at Hermann’s. $13/$15.
Wed. feb. 15
Chali 2na – Hip hop. With Pigeon Hole, DJ Murge. 8pm at 9one9. $20.
Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm THURSDAYS 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. With AFL & Spoon. THURSDAYS 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
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.
Rock Jam – With Jackson Traplin. 3pm SUNDAYS at The Cambie. 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 a Felicita’s. $3.
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.
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. 9
Moodswing Orchestra – Our big band plays tunes for Valentine’s Day. 7pm at the Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). $TBA. 250-592-5114.
Shoko Inue Benefit Concert – Program includes Bach, Beethoven and Shubert. 7pm at the Tom Lee Music Hall (Millstream). By donation. simon.Phillips@tomlessmusic.ca.
Violin Class Recital – Students from the studio of Sharon Stanis. 8pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). By donation. finearts.uvic.ca/music/events.
Fri. feb. 10
FRIDAY MUSIC – Featuring School of Music guitar students. 12:30pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). finearts.uvic.ca/music/events.
The Victoria Police Choir – 7pm at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Lakehill (3939 St. Peter’s). $15. Partial proceeds to StreetHope. 250-384-7757.
Let the Music Dance – University of Victoria Wind Symphony. Gerald King conducting. 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). $12/$14. finearts.uvic.ca.
Sat. feb. 11
Guitarworks – Faculty Concert Series. With Alexander Dunn.8pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. (UVic). $13.50 & $17.50. finearts.uvic.ca.
HEDLEY – With Classified and more. 7pm at Save on Foods Memorial (1925 Blanshard). $29.50-$45. sofmc.com/events.
The 3rd Annual Songwriters Showcase – 2pm at the Knox Presbyterian Church (2964 Richmond). $5 suggested donation. mowbrayandmills.com.
Be My Love … The Mario Lanza Project -The Palm Court Light Orchestra with Victoria tenor Ken Lavigne presents a Valentine concert including O Sole Mio, Granada and Nessun Dorma. 7:30pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). $30. 250-721-8480.
The Many Faces of Love – Counter-tenor John Limbert and pianist Tristan Rhodes. 3pm at St. Paul’s Historic Naval & Garrison Church (1379 Esquimalt). 3pm SUNDAY at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1701 Elgin). Free. John@limbert.com.
Sun. feb. 12
GREATER VICTORIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA -Yariv Aloni, music director & conductor. 2:30pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). $10-$25. 250-721-8480.
Swing on By – An afternoon Valentine House Concert. 2pm at 17 Cambridge Street. By donation. 250-389-1842.
The Be Good Tanyas – Goth folk. 7pm at the Alix Goolden (907 Pandora). $25.
Tues. feb. 14
The Sojourners – Gospel. 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic) $25. auditorium.uvic.ca.
Wed. feb. 15
Geoffrey Lundstrom – Acoustic grindcore. With Sacha. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10. 1415broad.ca.
Scholarship WINNER Recital – Performance of classical music by vocalist Marlee Wetter. 7pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). Reception to follow. Free. finearts.uvic.ca/music/events.
Victoria Folk music society – Open stage SUNDAYS 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
1550s – Chew Toy SATURDAY 9pm.
BARD AND BANKER – Tumblin Dice THURSDAY 8:30. The Politics of Dancing FRIDAY 9pm. Geoff Lundstrom SATURDAY 9pm. Kurtis and Ross SUNDAY 7:30. Lola Parks MONDAYS 8pm. Tom Hooper TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Shorty Parker Band FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
Canoe Brewpub -Geoff Lundstrom & Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. Joshua Hyslop and Friends FRIDAY. Broken Strings SATURDAY. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm.
DELTA VICTORIA OCEAN POINT RESORT AND SPA – Bill Mulley FRIDAY and SATURDAY. Ivan Elieff TUESDAY. All shows 6pm.
Heron Rock Bistro – Dallas Budd FRIDAY. John MacArthur Duo MONDAY. All shows 7pm.
Hotel Grand Pacific – Weekend jazz. Ashley Wey and Aurora Scott, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS. 8pm.
HOWARD JOHNSON HOTEL – Valentines Day dance with the Curls Girls 8pm FRIDAY.
OSWEGO HOTEL – Live Jazz at the O Bistro. WEDNESDAYS 6pm at The Oswego Hotel.
PAGLIACCI’S – The Preston and Bonkowski Trio. Alternate WEDNESDAYS 8pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY. All at 9pm.
Swan’s – Summer and the Sinners THURSDAY. Momentum FRIDAY. Harris Gilmore & the Mojos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAYS. Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS.All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
The Office – Aurora Scott THURSDAYS 8:30pm. Beats Bass and Voice FRIDAYS 9pm. 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- The Rich Brothers THURSDAY. Olivier Swain FRIDAY. Friends And Invention Of Aaron Watson SATURDAY. David Vest SUNDAY. My Funny Foolish Valentine’s Romance with Paul Laverick and Nadine Florence TUESDAY. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.
The Upper Deck Lounge – McKinley Wolf SATURDAY 8pm. 229 Gorge Road East.
Vista 18 – Eric Hughes Trio. FRIDAY and SATURDAY. 8pm.