Victoria’s Weekly Music Listings March 8-14

Victoria's Weekly Music Listings March 8-14, including Gigs, Concerts and Dinner Music

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Isobel Trigger – With Ocean Noise and No Island. Eclectic indie pop rock. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Carlos del Junco – With the Blues Mongrel. 8pm at Hermann’s. $22/$25.

WORLD OF DRUM AND BASS TOUR 2012 – Greenlaw Album Release Party. With Crissy Criss and DJ SS and more. 9pm at 9one9. $20.

SPRUNG Visual Arts Party with Woodsmen – Alt rock. 10:30pm at Visual Arts Building (UVic). $5.

Strings On Kings Presents: KC Kelly & Dan Weisenberger – Blues. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico.  Appreciation by donation.

The Sexy Offenders – With Deckard Cain and Purple City. Grunge metal and rock. 10pm at V-lounge. $5.

The Bad Plus – With Microbongo Sound System. Jazz. 8:30pm at Upstairs. $29.50/$35.

THE TOWER OF DUDES – With Dave Lang and the Black Squirrels. Folk gypsy country punk. 9pm at the Fort Café. $5.


3 Ladies and a Dame – Dame Alexander, Anna Crosby, Marina Marina and Lola Parks. Original acoustic folk. 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Room. $12.

BACK IN THE BUFFET AGAIN: TRIPLE SHOT O PUNK ROC – The Hoosegow, Fableway, The Role Models. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Don Ross and Brooke Miller – 8pm at Hermann’s. $20/$25.

Grime Machine v23 – Deeps, Mr. B, DJ JD and Space Age. Dubstep to crunk.10pm at Sunset Room. $10/$15.

Gypsy Hacks and Insomniacs – With Black Valley Gospel and the New Krime. Blues garage rock. 9pm at the Cambie. $7.

JIM MOFFATT – Folk, roots and blues. Vocals, guitar and harmonica. With Mike Sampson on guitar. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

Mathletes vs. Athletes – With The Pilgrimms. 9pm at Felicita’s. $3.

Zoey Ockenden and Kingsley Cricket – 7:30pm at Solstice Café. $5.

SAT. MAR. 10

2nd Annual Tree Huggers Ball – With The Stowaways and Compassion Gorilla. 9pm at Felicita’s. $10.

Bill Johnson and David Vest – BC Cancer Fundraiser. 6:30pm at Hermann’s. $25.

Canadian Beauty – A tribute to the Grateful Dead and Allman bros. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $10.

Casey Ryder Band and Manny Modesto Quintet – Jump blues. 9pm at the Cambie. $10.

DECKARD CAIN – With Sexy Offenders. Tristan Taylor Fundraiser. 7pm at the Esquimalt Legion. $10. 250-383-1624.

McGillicuddys Pre-St. Paddy’s Day Party – Celtic Rock n’ Roll. 11am at the Tudor House Pub. Band at 9:15pm. Free.

Stephen Brown and the Bastion Band – Jazz, blues, and rock. 8:30pm at Ocean Island Inn. Free.

Sunset Sounds 5.7 – With Phrase, Spoon, Mykee, Noodles. Drum and bass. 10pm at Sunset Room. $10/$15.

Tee Jay – Rocks the house with his amazing, blazing ukelele. After open stage 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

SUN. MAR. 11

CIRCUIT BREAKER – DJs GP, Munster, Saccharide and Caligari. Electronic. 8pm at Paparazzi. Free.

James Lindsay Memorial Fundraiser – Silent auction. With DJ Squantos. Supporting the Vic West skatepark. 9pm at Lucky. By donation.

WED. MAR. 14

DANIEL WESLEY – With Kim Churchill. Rock.  7pm at 9one9. $18.

Fred Penner – With Andrew Wright. Acoustic. 8pm at Felicita’s. $7-$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.

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.








A Women’s Showcase – Friends of Music Society celebrate International Women’s Day. Featuring our women members. 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.


Islands – With Idiot Glee and Kingdom Cloud. Pop. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $15+ service charge. 250-818-2703,

Sonic Lab – Ajtony Csaba, conductor. 8pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). By donation.

SAT. MAR. 10

CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble: Taverner to Tavener – 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $10-$25. 250-386-1676,

Faculty Chamber Music Series: The Lafayette String Quartet – Celebrating 20 years at UVic with their School of Music Colleagues. Program includes: Saint-Saëns – Septet, Op. 65. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. $13.50 & $17.50.

Lee Adams Donovan Trio – Presented by Open Space. New music. 8pm at Wood Hall, Victoria Conservatory (900 Johnson). $15/$18.

Qristina and Quinn Bachand – With guests. Celtic. 7:30pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $12/$15. 250-472-0999.

THE SUSAN JACKS BENEFIT CONCERT – Promoting organ donation. 7pm at the Farquhar Auditorium (UVic). 250-721-8480,

SUN. MAR. 11

Graduating Composers Concert – Composition majors Alex Loewen, Irena Perkovic, and Kevin Thomson present their graduating compositions. 8pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. Free.

MON. MAR. 12

Tuba and Euphonium Class Recital – Students from the studio of Eugene Dowling. 1pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). By donation.

VICTORIA SYMPHONY LEGACY SERIES: KUERTI, KUERTI AND BEETHOVEN – 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33 and up.


STRAIGHT NO CHASER – Acapella. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $37.50 and up.

The Pinnacle Brass Quintet in Concert – 7:30pm at the Church of St. John the Divine. $10/$20. 250-858-7380,

WED. MAR. 14

ED SULLIVAN CARAVAN OF STARS – Rock and roll. 7:30pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $39.75.

Royal Tea Concerts: The Romantic Tenor – 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $38.

Steven Page – Pop. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora). $25.


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: Ivonne Hernandez and Jeremy Walsh – After open stage. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.






Dinner music


BARD AND BANKER – Tumblin Dice THURSDAY. Run for Cover FRIDAY.  Geoffrey Lundstrom SATURDAY . Kurtis & Ross SUNDAY 8pm. Lola Parks MONDAYS. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.

BARTHOLOMEWS -Momentum THURSDAY 8pm. Rock of Ages FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker SUNDAY 6:30pm. Auntie Kate and the Uncles of Funk WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.

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


Heron Rock Bistro – Reuben Wier & Stuart Munroe FRIDAY. Janalee and Toni Blodgett MONDAY. All shows 7pm.

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


OSWEGO HOTEL – Live Jazz at the O Bistro. Miranda Sage WEDNESDAY 6pm.

PENNY FARTHING – Ben and Sam THURSDAY. Twango FRIDAy. Roland Barett SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.

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

Swan’s – Summer and the Sinners THURSDAY. Backstage Betty FRIDAY. Harris Gilmore and the MoJos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAYS 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAYS.  Rock Island Ramblers TUESDAYS. House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.

The Office – Northcote THURSDAY and FRIDAY. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. 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 – Sunyata THURSDAY. Dave Lang Trio FRIDAY and TUESDAY. Aaron Watson SATURDAY.  Rich Brothers SUNDAY. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm unless otherwise noted.

The Upper Deck Lounge – 23rd Street Blues. SATURDAY 8pm.

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