THURS. MAR. 8
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.
FRI. MAR. 9
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.
THURS. MAR. 8
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.
FRI. MAR. 9
Islands – With Idiot Glee and Kingdom Cloud. Pop. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $15+ service charge. 250-818-2703, email@example.com.
Sonic Lab – Ajtony Csaba, conductor. 8pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). By donation. finearts.uvic.ca.
SAT. MAR. 10
CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble: Taverner to Tavener – 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $10-$25. 250-386-1676, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. finearts.uvic.ca.
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, email@example.com.
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. finearts.uvic.ca.
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. finearts.uvic.ca.
VICTORIA SYMPHONY LEGACY SERIES: KUERTI, KUERTI AND BEETHOVEN – 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33 and up. rmts.bc.ca.
TUES. MAR. 13
STRAIGHT NO CHASER – Acapella. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $37.50 and up. rmts.bc.ca.
The Pinnacle Brass Quintet in Concert – 7:30pm at the Church of St. John the Divine. $10/$20. 250-858-7380, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WED. MAR. 14
ED SULLIVAN CARAVAN OF STARS – Rock and roll. 7:30pm at the McPherson (3 Centennial Square). $39.75. rmts.bc.ca.
Royal Tea Concerts: The Romantic Tenor – 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $38. rmts.bc.ca.
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. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
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.
DELTA VICTORIA OCEAN POINT RESORT AND SPA – Karel Roessingh FRIDAY and SATURDAY. All shows 6pm.
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.
IRISH TIMES PUB – The Starbirds THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8:30pm
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.