Victoria’s Weekly Music Listings March 15-21

Victoria's Weekly Music Listings March 15-21, including Gigs, Concerts and Dinner Music




James Kasper and The Sound – Folk. 7pm at Caffe Fantastico. By donation.

Mascara Nites  –  With Compassion Gorrilla and Fins Out. Dream pop. 10pm at Logan’s. $6.

YEAR OF THE RAT  – EP release. With Hap Mandala. Alt rock. 9:30pm at V-lounge. $5.


ERIC ST-LAURENT TRIO 8pm at Hermann’s. $15/$18.

DECKARD CAIN- With Mars and Venus and Crunch Mustard. Rock. 10pm at the Cambie. $7.

HEAD OF THE HERD  – With Library. Indie. 9pm at Lucky. $12/$15.

Rose Cousins: We Have Made a Spark – CD release. Folk pop. With Anna Frances. 8pm at Solstice Café. $12/$15.

Selo Gunay  – Traditional Turkish stringed saz. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

Slim & the Deuces   – 8pm at My Bar & Grill. Cost TBA.

The Crawl    – Rock covers. 9pm at Soprano’s. $8.

Vetiver  – With Bonehoof and Iceberg Ferg. Outside folk. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $14.

SAT. MAR. 17

CHARLIE BURTON – Smooth fingerstyle guitar. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

Hillside Hooligans – With Tuff Jelly and The Drunk Irish Trickler The Cambie $10. Doors at 9pm

Holly Arntzen  –  With Kevin Wright and David Sinclair. 8pm at Hermann’s. $12.

McGillicuddys St. Paddy’s Day Party – Guest DJ Cheeky Tiki. 10pm at Logan’s (Irish) Tavern of the Damne.

St Paddy’s Midway Party  – A DJ to help you kick up your heels and get jiggy, and more than a few surprises. Beer goggles will be available for those who would like to see a leprechaun.10pm at the Belfry (1291 Gladstone). Free.

St. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY   – 8pm at Ocean Island Café (791 Pandora). Free. 2503851788,

SUN. MAR. 18

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


LITTLE SCREAM – With Plants & Animals. Indie rock. 8pm at Lucky.


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.

theory – Dubstep. THURSDAYS 10pm at Hush.

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

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 –  With the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 3pm at the Upper Deck Sports Lounge at Travelodge on Gorge. 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.






Moodswing Orchestra – Friends of Music Society. Playing band members’ favourites. 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.

FRI. MAR 16.

GIBSON MUSICALES – Classical and jazz. 4pm in the Gibson Auditorium at Camosun College (3100 Foul Bay).

SAT. MAR 17.

SHOKO INOUE  – Performing Chopin and Ravel. 7:30 pm at St. Matthias Church (600 Richmond). $25. 250-598-2833.

UVic Jazz Orchestra – A night of jazz and improvised music, video projections and Western Swing for large and small ensemble. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic.). $10/$15.


Cello Class Recital – Featuring masterworks of the cello repertoire performed by students from the studio of Pamela Highbaugh Aloni. 2:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic).

Maria Dunn at Celtic Vespers- pm  at St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich). Free.

JAZZ ON A MARCH AFTERNOON – Katharine Trajan, vocals, Jared Richardson, piano and Simon Dawkins, bass. 3pm at St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). By donation.

Sooke Harbour String Quartet  – The program includes works by Haydn, Dvorak and Rimsky-Korsakov. 3pm at St. Barnabas Church (1525 Begbie) $10. 250-595-4324.

TREES PLEASE- Part of World Storytelling Fest. Bringing together voices of the Victoria Storytellers’ Guild, Arbutus Singers and ChoirKids, City of Victoria Parks Department and community members to celebrate Victoria’s urban forest. 2pm at First Metro United Church (932 Balmoral). Also “Branch Out” at 7pm. By donation. 250-386-7802,

Vocal Jazz Spring Showcase- Mashed Potatoes & Moonbeams – Wendell Clanton, director. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic).


TREE STORIES AT FERN – Part of World Storytelling Fest. 7:30pm at 1831 Fern. $5. 250-386-7802,


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.

Victoria Folk music society:  – The Sweet Lowdown. After Open Stage, SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside), $5.



Dinner Music


BARD AND BANKER – Run for Cover THURSDAY. The Temps FRIDAY.  St. Patrick’s Day SATURDAY . Mike Ferguson SUNDAY 8pm. Lola Parks MONDAYS. Geoff Lundstrom TUESDAY. Tyler Harvey WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.

BARTHOLOMEWS -Momentum THURSDAY 8:30pm. Younger Than Yesterday FRIDAY Rock of Ages SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker SUNDAY 6:30pm. Tom Lang WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.

Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. Mike Hann and Tyler Harvey-The Sardines FRIDAY. St. Patrick’s Day Mindil Beach Markets SATURDAY, $10. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY.


Heron Rock Bistro – John MacArthur and Mike Broadley  FRIDAY. Oliver Swain MONDAY. All shows 7pm.

Hotel Grand Pacific -Weekend Jazz Aurora Scott, FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS. 8pm

My Bar and Grill  –  Preston and Bonkowski WEDNESDAY.


PENNY FARTHING – Ben and Sam THURSDAYS. Mica FRIDAY 8pm. Jeremy Walsh 3pm and Bobby Smith 6pm SATURDAY.

Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Summer and the Sinners FRIDAY. The Push SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAYS.  Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.The Office – Northcote THURSDAY and FRIDAY. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm.

THE OFFICE – Aurora Scott THURSDAY. Coco Jafro FRIDAY. Momentum SATURDAY. All shows 8:30pm.

The Superior – David Vest THURSDAY. Oliver Swain FRIDAY. The Moonshiner Duo SATURDAY. Matt Goud SUNDAY. Dave Lang Trio TUESDAY. Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art Club WEDNESDAY, $12. All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.The Upper Deck Lounge – 23rd Street Blues. SATURDAY 8pm.

The Upper Deck Lounge  –  McKinley Wolf SATURDAY 8pm