Victoria’s Weekly Music Listings March 22-28

Victoria's Weekly Music Listings March 22-28, including Gigs, Concerts and Dinner Music




Dr. Hook – With Ray Sawyer and The Roper Show. Soul. 9pm at Upstairs. $49.50.

Solipsis – With James Kasper and The Sound. Experimental pop. 7:30pm at the Fort St. Café. $5/$10 plus a copy of the new album.

Strings On Kings Presents: Marina Marina – Folk. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico. By donation.

The Turnpike Bandits – With The Revival and Cheat The Hangman. Rockin’ country. 9pm at Logan’s. $8.

FRI. MAR. 23

Adonis Puentes Band – 8pm at Hermann’s. $20.

Bassline Warfare: Round 2 – DJ battle with Whoa Grenade. 10pm at Sunset Room. $10/$15.

Black Valley Gospel – With The Tower of Dudes, MD Wren and the Sick Kids. Country punk. 10pm at The Cambie. $7.

L.I.D. – With Paint The Damage and the MAGS. Punk. 9pm at Logan’s. $10.

Paper Beat Scissors Album Release Tour – 7pm at Solstice Cafe. $TBA.

Stowaways Trio – On guitar, dobro and fiddle. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

SAT. MAR. 24

Big Bass Not Big Stumps – Featuring 5AM, Commoddity, Grandpa Phunk and Nagdeo. Sub-atomic glitch hop, dubstep and more. Proceeds to the Ancient Forest Alliance. 7pm at Felicita’s. $5-$10.

BRADEN CORBY – Canadiana, Pub Songs, and 50’s to 70’s folk rock. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

Capital City Stalkers – With Paint The Damage and Gastric Acid. Metal. 10pm at The Cambie. $7.

ELECTRIC SIX – With Bend Sinister. Rock. 7pm at 9one9. $16.

Queenie and the Groove Kings – 8pm at Hermann’s. $15.

The Labyrinth Experience – Blue Lunar Monkey, DJ Sasquatch, DJ Domino, Entelechy and Mountain Eyes. Dance. 9pm at Sunset Room. $20.

Vancouver Island Music Award Nominee Showcase – With Ryan McMahon, Michael Tension, Spaceport Union and more. 8pm at the Fort Cafe. $7.


SUN. MAR. 25

BAHAMAS – With Wake Owl. Alt folk indie. 9pm at Lucky. $15.

MON. MAR. 26

BLISS N ESO – With Rich Bros and guests. Hip hop. 9pm at Upstairs. $20.

Miss Emily Brown CD Release Show – With Niktex. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.

WED. MAR. 28

BLENDER – With Skulastic, Capitol Region, 24 In Tha Valley, SPKRFKR, Georgia Murray, and Deadly D. Rock pop and more. 9:30pm at Lucky. $5.


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. 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.

Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band – SATURDAYS 8:30pm at Ocean Island Inn.

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. MONDAYS 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.







The Haywires – Country. 7pm at the Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.

FRI. MAR. 23

Barney Bentall – Music in the Park fundraiser. Classic rock. 7:30pm at Friendship Community Church (7820 Central Saanich). $22.  250-652-1758,

The Warren Release – With Himalayan Bear, Freak Heat Waves and Leisure Suit. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10/$12. 250-858-4574,

UVic Wind Symphony: Classics for Wind Band – With Gerald King, conductor. Works include Wayne Gorder – Fanfare Homage for Karel Husa. 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). $12-$14. 250-721-8480.

SAT. MAR. 24

BLUESTRAVAGANZA Volume II – A full day of blues featuring the Gary Preston Band, The House Cats, Curl and more. 4pm at The Upper Deck Bar & Grill (229 Gorge in the Travelodge). $20.

JANINA PLAYS RAVEL – Presented by the Victoria Symphony. 8pm at the Royal (805 Broughton). Also SUNDAY 2:30pm. $33 and up.

Rotary Club Literacy Concert: Opera Excerpts Music from Spain And Italy – The DieMahler String Quartet and Friends. 2:30pm at St. Mary the Virgin Church (1701 Elgin). $25. 250-386-6121,

SUN. MAR. 25

Joey Smith and Friends – Jazz. 2pm at The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $30. 250-658-0436,

Songs for Passiontide – With Nancy Washeim and Soile Stratkauskas. 3pm at St. John The Divine (1611 Quadra). By donation.

Vox Humana presents Sacred Sounds – Works by Deborah Mullan and Tom Callow. 3pm at St. Paul’s Naval Church. (1379 Esquimalt). $10.  250-483-4010,

WED. MAR. 28

In Paradisum: Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé – With soloists Nancy Waheim and Sam Marcaccini. 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). $20/$32. 250-885-5450,

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


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: Anjopa – After open stage. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.



Dinner music


BARD AND BANKER – The Tumblin Dice THURSDAY 8:30pm. Run for Cover FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Dusty and Lane SUNDAY 7:30pm. Lola Parks MONDAY 8pm. Tom Hooper TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY 8pm.

BARTHOLOMEWS -Momentum THURSDAY 8pm. Chew Toy FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker SUNDAY 6:30pm. Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm.

Basilico Ristorante and Lounge – Lawrence Surges WEDNESDAY 6pm.

Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. The Broken Strings FRIDAY. The Left SATURDAY. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY.   All shows 9pm.


Heron Rock Bistro – Colin Campbell Duo FRIDAY. Devon McCagherty & Ken Hall MONDAY. All shows 7pm.

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

IRISH TIMES PUB – Mike Demers THURSDAY. The Sutclifts FRIDAY and SATURDAY. Bands Battle SUNDAY. Sean Baker MONDAY. Crikey TUESDAY. Bobby Smith WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm

MY BAR AND GRILL – The Shorty Parker Band FRIDAY 8:30pm.

OSWEGO HOTEL – Live Jazz at the O Bistro. Lorraine Nygaard  WEDNESDAY 6pm.

PENNY FARTHING – Ben and Sam THURSDAY. Mike Demers FRIDAY. Stephanie Greaves SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.

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

Swan’s – Summer and the Sinners THURSDAY. Younger than Yesterday FRIDAY. Soulshakers SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS. Flying Saucers MONDAYS. Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS. House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.

The Office -Damian Graham THURSDAY 8:30pm. The Ramblers FRIDAY. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. 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 Rich Brothers THURSDAY. Oliver Swain FRIDAY. Aaron Watson SATURDAY. . All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.

The Upper Deck Lounge – Hap Mandala THURSDAY 8:30pm. Bluestravaganza Volume II SATURDAY 4pm.