City Something: Music

Black Bird North, Children of Celebrities, tUne yArDs, Ohbijou, Victoria Fiddle Society Fiddlefest and Voice++ at Open Space

  • Nov. 16, 2011 3:00 p.m.
Pamela Z will be triggering sound with action at Open Space as part of the Voice++ Festival Sat, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.

Pamela Z will be triggering sound with action at Open Space as part of the Voice++ Festival Sat, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m.

As for music, there’s certainly no shortage of shows to see this week.

For an evening of entertaining live original music performed by some Canada’s finest singer-songwriters, stop by St. Ann’s Academy Sat, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. for Black Bird North featuring Mae Moore, Birgit Kuit, Jim Moffat and Chris Madsen.

Merrill Garbus’ tUnE-yArDs is headed our way, playing Sugar Sat, Nov. 19 alongside Pat Jordache.

Local roots icons Children of Celebrities are hosting a Christmas Cabaret to benefit the Cool Aid Society’s Every Step Counts Program, Sat, Nov. 19 at the Victoria Event Centre alongside Mobray & Mills, Queenie & The Groove Kings and Four on the Floor. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

The Victoria Fiddle Society’s FiddleFest is taking place Nov. 18 and 19 featuring the barn dance on Friday (7 p.m., $12), and workshops all day Saturday at Lambrick Park Secondary School, capped off with the showcase concert Sat. evening at Fairfield United Church at 7 p.m. featuring Courtney Campbell, Jamie Davis, Ivonne Hernandez, Victoria Fiddle Society’s President Daniel Lapp, Calvin Cairns, and Roxanna Sabir.

Indie-pop collective Ohbijou is playing Lucky Bar Sun, Nov. 20 with the folk-pop duo Snowblink.

Open Space is presenting the ninth Voice ++ Festival, Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, featuring four concerts that push the human voice to the edge. Admission is $15 ($10 for members) or a festival pass for $35.M

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