VIctoria’s Weekly Music Listings March 1 to 7

VIctoria's Weekly Music Listings March 1 to 7, including Gigs, Concerts and Dinner Music

local songstress Anne Schaefer is releasing her sophomore album, The Waiting Room at Alix Goolden Hall Thurs., March 1

local songstress Anne Schaefer is releasing her sophomore album, The Waiting Room at Alix Goolden Hall Thurs., March 1



Delhi2Dublin – With Micro Bongo Sound System and Skylab Sounds. Electro. 10pm at 9ONE9. $19.50.

The Chantrelles – With Dead Soft, Goldenaxe, Annettes Beach Party and Alien She. Soul. 8pm at Logan’s. $6.

Strings On Kings Presents: Ben Arsenault and Northcote – Folk. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico. Appreciation By Donation.

The Crystal Method – Electronic. 9pm at Upstairs. $25.


Chixdiggit – With Old Wives and Purple Grimus. Pop punk. 10pm at Lucky. $12/$15.

Jell – With The June Fiasco, Blake Andison and the Solution. Rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Tania Gill Quartet – Jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15/$18.

The Party on High Street – With Compassion Gorilla. 10pm at the Cambie. $TBA.

THE TREWS – With Poor Young Things. Rock. 10pm at 9one9. $28.


Acres of Lions – With Lindsay Bryan and Sunhawk. 10pm at Sugar. Pop rock. $12.

Black Valley Gospel Record Launch – Blues and gospel. 8:30pm at The Fort Café. $TBA.

Durban Poison – With The Poor Choices and Mascara Nites. Garage soul. 10pm at the Cambie. $8.

Josh Dixon Memorial – 4pm at Hermann’s. $TBA.

Mutated Earthlings – CD release show with The Gnarcoleptics, Mutated Earthlings and Capital City Stalkers. Metal. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $8.

Rich Aucoin – With Sidney York. 8pm at Lucky. $13..


Hot Jazz with CanUS Jazz Band – 4pm at Hermann’s. $12.

Red Bull Music Academy and Mutek presents Martyn and Egyptrixx – With guests. 9pm at Lucky. $TBA.


ROCOCODE – Pop.  9pm at Lucky. $12.


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.

thirsty thursdays – With DJ $RITCH$. THURSDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi.

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.

SEXY SATURDAY SLAM- With DJ $RITCH$. 10pm at Carlton Club.

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. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.






ANNE SCHAEFER’S CD RELEASE –- The award–winning singer/songwriter, follows up her critically acclaimed debut album with the much anticipated The Waiting Room. 8pm at Alix Goolden (907 Pandora). $15-$20. 250-896-9096,

Oboe Class Recital – Students from the studio of Pierre Cayer. 12pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). By donation.

THE Victoria Symphony & THE BARRA MACNEILS – Widely regarded as one of the greatest live acts in the Celtic world. To SATURDAY 2pm and 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33 and up.


University of Victoria Orchestra – With guests Ensemble Nikel and Ajtony Csaba. 8pm at Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). $13.50/$17.30.

SALT Festival – Contemporary music from Canada and around the world featuring performances by the Tsilumos Ensemble, Ensemble Nikel, and Olaf Tzschoppe. FRIDAY 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). SATURDAY 4pm at Open Space (510 Fort). 250-383-8833,


Better Than Blues Night – Featuring a delicious buffet and entertainment by the Vic High Rhythm and Blues Band. 6:30pm at the Monterey Rec Centre (1442 Monterey).

$17 /$20. 250-370-7300.

Ensemblele with Paul Laverick – Join us for some fun with music arranged for ukulele and voice 10am at Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). $20.

Graduating Composer Concert – Composition major Justin Boechler presents his graduating composition. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). Free.

Hymns of Kassia – VocaMe, 9th century Byzantine liturgical singing. Presented by: Early Music Society of the Islands. Pre-concert talk 7:10pm. 8pm at Alix Goolden (907 Pandora). $10- $27. 250-386-6121, 250-477-9832.

Songs of Vision – Solo vocal and piano concert with jazz leanings featuring songs of conscience from the 1850s through the early 1970s. 7:30pm at the Gordon Head United Church (4201 Tyndall). $10/$12. 250-884-9942,


CONCERTS FOR KIDS: STRIKE FORCE 4 – The Victoria Symphony’s Karl Williams and William Linwood, along with Masako Hockey and Robert Pearce, take audiences through music from Beethoven to African drumming. 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $16.

Donors Concert – A special program given in appreciation of those who support School of Music scholarships and bursaries.  Featured performers are award-winning students from the 2010-2011 academic year. 2:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). Free.

Jazz Vespers – Featuring The Bob Watts Trio, with Tom Cheramy on guitar. Superb jazz music in a reflective atmosphere. 7:30pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). By donation. 250-592-6823,

LINDEN SINGERS – Performing Northern Lights Northern Echoes.     3pm at First Metroplitan United Church (932 Balmoral). $17/$20. 250-383-2270.

Pair of Sweet Pipes – Soile Stratkauskas and Carolina Perez Bergliaffa, baroque flute Finnish-Argentinian duo performs repertoire from the 18th century. 3pm at St. John the Divine Anglican Church (1611 Quadra). By donation. 250-383-7169.

Victoria Folk music society: The Rio Samaya Band – After open stage. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.


Bandfest 2012 – A non-competitive festival featuring thirty concert bands from the Pacific Northwest.  To FRIDAY at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium. Free.

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.



Dinner music


BARD AND BANKER – The Broken Strings THURSDAY to SATURDAY 9pm. Ben Parker and Sam Morgan SUNDAY 8pm. Lola Parks MONDAYS 8pm. Tyler Harvey TUESDAY. Dusty and Lane WEDNESDAY 9pm.

Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. Free City Collective & Aardvark Robinson FRIDAY. Mike Edel SATURDAY. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm.


Heron Rock Bistro – Grebanier Vance Guitar Duo MONDAY. All shows 7pm.

Hotel Grand Pacific – Weekend Jazz. Ashley Wey and Aurora Scott, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS. 8pm.

IRISH TIMES PUB – Calvin Cairns and Paul O’Brien THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8:30pm. CLOSED for private function SUNDAY. Paul O’Brien MONDAY 7pm. Crikey Irish Trio TUESDAY 7pm.  Bobby Smith WEDNESDAY 7pm.

LOGHOUSE PUB – Shelly Dubois. SUNDAY 3:30pm.

OSWEGO HOTEL – Live Jazz at the O Bistro. Aurora Scott WEDNESDAY 6pm.

PAGLIACCI’S – Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra 8pm.

Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY. All at 9pm.

Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Rock Steady FRIDAY. Groove Digger SATURDAY 9pm. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS. Flying Saucers MONDAYS.  Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.

The Office – Aurora Scott THURSDAY. Beats, Bass and Voice FRIDAY. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. Skylab WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm.

The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30pm. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7pm. Spiral Swing Orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.

The Superior – The Moonshiner Duo THURSDAY. Paul Laverick FRIDAY. Oliver Swain SATURDAY. All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.

The Upper Deck Lounge – Gary Preston. SATURDAY 8pm. 229 Gorge Road East.

Vista 18 – Rockland Moran WEDNESDAY. 8pm.