THURS. JAN. 26
Chris Witoski – With James Kasper. Roots-rock and blues. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $8.
HUMANS – With Blood Diamonds. Folk roots and electro. 9pm at 9one9. $10.
Not Your Usual Cambie – Ryan Stebbings presents “DJ in a Box” with guests. 9pm at the Cambie. $5.
Pigeon Park – Swamp Music Players, Shipwreck Capital. Rock and roll. 8pm at The Fort Café. $7.
Sunday Buckets + Sunhawk + The Roper Show – Indie rock. 8pm at Upstairs. $12.
Fri. Jan. 27
REENIE and LOLA – Pop and jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
6th Annual Jay Brown Memorial Show – Fundraiser for the BC Hospice Society. Punk rock. With Alcoholic White Trash, Ak-47,The Keg Killers, The Hoosegow, Lesbian Fist Magnet. 10:15pm at Logan’s. $10 minimum donation.
KOOLER – Dance hit cover band. 9pm at the Log House Pub. Free.
MOTORHEAD TRIBUTE with SnaggleTooth – Rotten Rails and Manatee. Live streaming the event via Broken Neck Radio. 9pm at the Cambie. $7.
Nocturnal 4.3 – House and electronic. 10pm at the Sunset Room. $10/$15.
Parker and Griz: The Funk Hunters – With Neon Steve and Scrum. Dubstep, drum and bass. 10pm at Lucky. $12.
Slim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boogie Gang – CD Release party. Playing…hillbilly boogie of course. 9:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre. $10/$15.
Three Wide Men – Bring originals, fiddle and Celtic tunes, with guitar, fiddle, penny whistle, and fine harmonies. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books (143 Menzies).
UNICRON – With Fall City Fall and guests. Hardcore metal/pop. 5:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion. $10.
Sat. Jan. 28
Lorraine Nygaard Quartet – CD Release Event. Accompanied by George McFetridge on piano, Joey Smith on bass, and Josh Dixon on drums. 8pm at Hermann’s. $12.
Shimmering Stars – With The Holy Terrors, Newport Beach. Pop. 10pm at Logan’s. $7.
Stephen Brown & the Bastion Band – This group of like minded, un-amplified musicians, perform traditional New Orleans jazz, roots country, blues, and R & B. 8:30pm at the Ocean Island Café.
Tyler “Confidential” Birch – With guests TBA. Live hip-hop show. 9pm at the Cambie. $7.
SUn. Jan. 29
Rakish Angles – Boundary-crossing, genre-blending string band. Playing newgrass, Latin, gypsy jazz, and old-time music. After open stage, 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.
Vic High R&B Band – 8pm at Cafe Casablanca (2524 Bridge). $5.
tues. Jan. 31
BEATS ANTIQUE – With Filistine, Dew Drop and Joshua James. Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electronica and world roots music. 9pm at 9one9. $20.
wed. feb. 1
DJ Rufino hosts House Party – Playing raw soul, funk and dub and dancehall. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm THURSDAYS 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. With AFL & Spoon. THURSDAYS 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
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.
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.
Rock Jam – With Jackson Traplin. 3pm SUNDAYS at The Cambie. 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 a Felicita’s. $3.
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.
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. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
fri. jan. 27
Musica Angelica – Featuring Dame Emma Kirkby and Daniel Taylor. Baroque music including Handel and J.S. Bach presented by Early Music Society of the Islands. Pre-concert talk by Daniel Taylor at 7:10pm. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $10-$32. 250-386-6121.
The Rock N’ Roll Shakedown – CD release with rockabilly legend Slim Sandy live. 9pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $10 in advance at Culture Craze Mayfair and Bay Centre Kiosks or $15 at the door. 19+. 250-380-1280.
UVic Concerto Concert – Soloists are winners of the School’s annual Concerto Competition. Featuring Richard Wagner, Overture to Meistersinger; Charles Griffes, Poem for Flute and Orchestra and more. 8pm at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium (3800 Finnerty). Free for UVic students if reserved or $5 at the door. $13.50/$17.50. 250-721-8634.
Sat. Jan. 28
Party for a Purpose – House Concert with four singer/songwriters with a portion of the proceeds going to Cool Aid Society. 7pm at 888 Rockheights (Park on the street.). $5/$15. 250-818-0960.
UVic Faculty Recital: Suzanne Snizek – The perfect antidote for those winter blues! UVic School of Music faculty Suzanne Snizek (flute) performs with Charlotte Hale (piano), Arthur Rowe (piano), and Benjamin Butterfield (tenor). Works will include J.S. Bach’s Sonata in B-minor and Sonata for flute and piano by Leo Smit. 8pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). $13.50/$17.50. firstname.lastname@example.org. 250-721-8634.
sun. Jan. 29
Eve Egoyan – One of Canada’s most important pianists performing Ann Southam’s Simple Lines of Enquiry. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$20. Tickets at Open Space. 250-383-8833.
Music Through the Ages – The strings of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria and Ensemble Pacifica join forces in a benefit concert for Centennial United Church. 3pm in the Centennial United Church Sanctuary (612 David). $12. Tickets at Centennial United, Ivy’s Books, Larsen Music, and Long & McQuade.
Shoko Inoue- Piano performance. Beethoven’s Tempest & Pathetique Sonatas, Bach-Busoni Chaconne, Handel Chaconne, and Surprises. 7pm at the Church of Truth (111 Superior). $25. All proceeds fund the project BachwithNature.com.
Victoria Folk music society- Open stage SUNDAYS 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
BARD AND BANKER – Carmanah THURSDAY 8:30. Tumblin Dice FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Tyler Harvey SUNDAY 7:30. Lola Parks MONDAY 8pm. Adam and Antonia TUESDAY 8pm. All shows free.
bartholomew’s – Younger Than Yesterday FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm. Tucker Band SUNDAYS 6:30pm. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Auntie Kate And The Uncle Of Funk WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & Jason Cook – The Adults THURSDAY. The Left FRIDAY 9:30pm. Jean Paul Maurice – The Make Ups SATURDAY $5. DJ PRIMITIVE WEDNESDAY $5. All shows 9pm unless otherwise stated.
Heron Rock Bistro – Clark Brendon & Al Pease FRIDAY. Devon McCagherty & Ken Hall MONDAY. All shows 7pm.
OSWEGO HOTEL- Live Jazz at the O Bistro. WEDNESDAYS 6pm at The Oswego Hotel. Free.
PAGLIACCI’S – The Preston & Bonkowski Trio. Alternate WEDNESDAYS 8pm. Free.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY. All at 9pm.
Swan’s – Summer and the Sinners, THURSDAY. The Push FRIDAY. The Soul Shakers ft. Joyce the Voice SATURDAY. The Moonshiners, Bluegrass & Folk, SUNDAYS at 8:30. Flying Saucers, Jump Jive & Boogie MONDAYS. Rock Island Ramblers, TUESDAYS. Momentum, WEDNESDAYS. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
The Office – Xanthic Blue THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass + Voice FRIDAYS 9pm. Momentum SATURDAY 9:30pm. Skylab WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, Free. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7-9:30pm. Spiral Swing Orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.
The Superior- Dubtet THURSDAY.Olivier Swain FRIDAY Mr. Aaron Watson SATURDAY. All shows 6:30pm.
Vista 18 – Eugene Smith. FRIDAY and SATURDAY. 8pm.
The Upper Deck Lounge – The Gary Preston Band. SATURDAY 8pm. Free.