Music Calendar this week

Music Events in Victoria this week

Gigs

 

Thurs. Oct. 20

Blake Andison with Hilary Beckett – Relaxed acoustic rock. 7:30pm at Cornerstone Cafe. Free.

Kasper & Howe – Roots-rock blues. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico. By donation.

The Stowaways – Salty bluegrass. With guests TBA. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Fableway – Fast Punk. With Old Roger, Smoked Out Brainzzz and The Clergy. 10pm at V-Lounge. $8.

Fri. Oct. 21

Vince Vaccaro – Laid-back surf folk. 8pm at Sugar. $12.

The Push – Classic Rock. 8pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.

Momentum – Classic R&B. 9pm at the Log House Pub. Free.

Ninjaspy – Extremely sneaky indie. With Syn{a}pse, Two Years & Counting and Silence Theory. 9:30pm at Lucky. $10.

Bells & Cannons – Indie rock. With The High Arctic, Spkrfkr and Faux V. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute – Garters not provided. 10:30pm at Paparazzi. $10. Continues SATURDAY.

Sat. Oct. 22

Randy Tucker Band – Stadium lounge. 3:30pm at Swiftsure Lounge. Free.

TOM MORRISSEY Band – West coast East coast rock. 8pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.

Slim & The Deuces – Real Canadian blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

Superglide – Slippery rock covers. 9pm at 1550s. Free.

Electric Empress – Nondescript indie rock. With Wyrmwood and That’s What She Said. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Aphrodite – Electronica with love. With Outsider and Reflex. 10pm at Sugar.

Sun. Oct. 23

King Yellowman & The Saggitarius Band – Ska/Reggae. With Giraffe Aftermath. 9:45pm at 9one9. $23.50.

mon. Oct. 24

Big Sugar – Blues-rock. With Wide Mouth Mason. 7pm at 9one9. $26.

TUES. Oct. 25

Napalm Death – Metal, if you couldn’t guess. With Reaver and Compound Terror. 9pm at 9one9. $20.

Moss Rock – Hardcore groove-funk. With Weak Patrol and DT Jackson. 10pm at Lucky. $7.

Wed. Oct. 26

The Steadies – Rocksteady and top 40. CD Release party. 9:30pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $10.

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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.

The fix – Modern music mix of alternative rock, dance and vibe spun by DJ $RITCH$. FRIDAYS at Rehab. $TBA.

Open mic – Featuring Steve Lezetc playing Johnny Cash plus originals, after open mic. Come early to sign up. FRIDAYS 8-10pm at James Bay Coffee & Books (143 Menzies). By donation.

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.

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.

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. 8pm at The Castle. 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.

The Truth Soundsystem  – 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.

Concerts

 

Thurs. Oct. 20

Oktoberfest – Featuring the Moodswing Orchestra and accordionist Ken Beattie. 7pm at the Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5144.

Fri. Oct. 21

Current Swell – CD Release concert. With Aidan Knight and Jon Middleton. 8pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $22. 250-386-6121.

Sat. Oct. 22

Stephen Brown & the Bastion Band – New Orleans jazz and blues. 6pm at St. Peter & St. Paul Parish Hall (1379 Esquimalt). Free. 250-386-6833.

Qristina & Quinn Bachand – Celtic folk. 7pm at St. Matthias Church (600 Richmond). $12/$10. 250-598-2833.

Pipe organ open house – Try out the casavant frères instrument. 7-9pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). Free. rcco-victoria.org.

Victoria Philharmonic Choir – First concert of the season. Royal-wedding inspired selections. 8pm at The Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $23. vpchoir.ca.

Faculty Chamber Music Series – School of Music faculty perform Merciless Beauty by Ralph Vaughan Williams and other works from the British Isles. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $18/$14. 250-721-8480.

Adonis Puentes – A modern take on traditional Cuban music. 8pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $25. 250-721-6561.

Sam RoberTs band- Juno-winning singer/songwriter, and his band. Plus guests. 8pm at the Royal Theatre. $40/$30. 250-386-6121.

Sun. Oct. 23

Steve Bell – Juno-award winning singer/songwriter. 7pm at Emmanual Baptist Church (2121 Cedar Hill X). $15. 1-800-854-3499.

Seven New Works – A performance of seven premiere pieces for bass clarinet & string orchestras. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $23/$17. 250-382-6544.

UVic Chamber Singers – Exploring the development of plainchant through history. With repertoire from the time of Pope Gregory I, through the Renaissance era, and its usage in modern music. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). By donation. 250-721-8480.

mon. Oct. 24

THE ROCK-N-ROLL PIANOMEN – Tribute to Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, featuring world-class impersonators of each. 7:30pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $40. 250-386-6121

TUES. Oct. 25

Krista Bennion Feeney-  One of the leading American violinists and recipient of international acclaim performs. With Ajtony Csaba. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.

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Victoria Folk music society –

Featuring Rodney Brown after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.

 

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