Weekly Music Listings April 28- May 4
THURS. April 28
Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like highschool jazz, 5pm, free. Followed by the Tom Vickery Trio, 8pm, $6. All at Hermann’s.
THursday blend JAM- Any and all strings welcome to play music with us. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. 7pm at the Well. Free.
Bad Monkey – Alternative indie rock. With The New Colors, Scott Valentine and Jeremy Baker. 8pm at 9one9. $20/$15.
Ladies Night – Free pole-dancing lessons. Unleash your inner exotic dancer and you could qualify for the Victoria Pole Fitness Championships hosted by Pole Trix Pole Dancing Studio! 9pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Impulse – Shake that ass, but watch yourself. 9pm at Rehab. $9/$5.
The Party on High Street – Folk, rock and ska. With Left Hook, Sea-Sekshun and Sebastian Kane & the Sexy Offenders. 9:30pm at V-Lounge. $8.
As the crow flies – Sounds much more romantic than “as the mosquito buzzes.” 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
The Get Down – Heavy indie. With Brave New Waves and Valley. 10pm at the Upstairs Cabaret. $10.
Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Fri. April 29
PRE/POST – Edmonton electro/pop duo. 7pm at Serious Coffee (107-230 Cook). Free.
funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.
Light Sweet Crude – Covering Sinatra to ZZ Top. 7:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
Sharon Hazelwood – Harmonies, autoharps, mondolins, banjos, guitars and humour. With Alan O’Dean. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.
Maurice – Alternative power-pop. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY (qualify for the Vancouver Island Country Karoake Championships) and WEDNESDAY. Free.
Fuck The Facts – And the horse they rode in on. With Ken Mode, AUTV Episode Screening and Shibboleth. 9pm at Logan’s. $15/$13.
The Shorty Parker Band – Rock and soul. 9pm at the Waterwheel Pub. Free.
Current Swell – Indie rock. With Jon Middleton. 9:30pm at Sugar. $20.
Ramadanman – Electro funk. With Zed Bias and Distal. 10pm at Lucky. $15.
OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.
SAT. April 30
Drum jam – All experience levels and ages welcome. 2pm at the Edelweiss Club (108 Niagra). $5. 250-384-1024.
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. 2pm at Logan’s. Free.
Sprawlapalooza – Festival and rally to stop urban sprawl and save forests and farmlands. featuring Kuba Oms, Everybody Left, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music and more. All ages. Rally 3 pm at the CRD building (625 Fisgard), follwed by festival 4-9 pm at Centennial Square. Free.
The Elderly Brothers – Rock and roll from the 50s, 60s and 70s. 8pm at the Trafalgar/Pro Patria Legion (411 East Gorge). $5.
Circuit Saturdays – Featuring Gouda Gabor and the Diva League Disco Dance. 11pm at Paparazzi. $8.
beekeeper – With MD Wren and The Sick Kids. 9pm at Studio 16 1/2 (Fan Tan Alley). $5.
Cambridge – Melodic hardcore. With Impeders of Progress and Promises. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
splinter – Rock cover band. 9pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
SUN. may 1
Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Canus – Hot jazz and smooth harmony, 4:30pm at Hermann’s. $10.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –
Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
MON. may 2
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Karaoke – Easter costume contest. As always, Stacey and Thor are your hosts. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Tues. may 3
Open Mic – Hosted by David and Katherine. 7pm at The Well. Free.
WED. may 4
Boogaloo en Orbit – Less gravity than earthbound Boogaloo. 7pm at 6 Mile Pub.
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
DJ Rufino – Spinning raw silk, funk and dancehall. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Goth/Industrial DJ Night –
Give it all you’ve goth. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
The Game – Rap and hip hop. With TassNata, Deezus, Fatty Down and Perez. 10pm at 9one9. $45.
Thurs. April 28
St. Michaels Middle School Concerto Concert – St. Michaels students bring their best. Reservations recommended. 7pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
Chris Cornell – One of the chief architects of the 90s grunge movement. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). SOLD OUT. 250-386-6121.
Fri. April 29
Spring fever – Concert with performances by Brooke Maxwell, Joey Smith, Damian Graham and others. 7:30pm at the Esquimalt United Church (500 Admirals). $10/$2 children under 12. 250-384-3031.
Sat. April 30
The Civic orchestra of Victoria – Performing the Dvorak Carneval Overture and the Elgar Cello Concerto. 2pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $18/$14. 250-598-7133.
Don Chrysler Concerto Competition – The Sooke Philharmonic Society presents the finalists of this competition for young musicians. 7pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin (UVic). Free. 250-386-5760.
Music for Cherishing – Vox Humana performs Herbert Howell’s beloved Requiem and Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing, as well as music by Chesnokov, Victoria and more. 7:30pm at St. John the Divine Church (1611 Quadra) & SUNDAY 3pm at St. Barnabas Church (1525 Begbie). $8-$15. 250-483-4010.
Sun. May 1
Bobs & LoLo – CD release concert for their newest children’s album, Connect the Dots. 2pm & 4:30pm at the Isabelle Reader Theatre (1026 Goldstream). $17/$16. 250-474-7529.
The Victoria Symphony – Featuring Nathalie Paulin singing Bach & Mozart. 2:30pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $48. 250-721-8480.
Tiesto – This Grammy nominee brings his techno stylings to town. 6pm at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $58-$98. 250-220-7777.
Victoria Folk Music Society – Open mic followed by Rig-A-Jig. SUNDAY 7:30pm at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-413-3213.
mon. may 2
The Circadian Kingdom – A’cappella delights. All ages. 7:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $15. 250–380-1280.
wed. may 4
Pandit Sanjeev Abhyankar – The Society for Indian Classical Arts (SICA) presents a Hindustani (North Indian) classical vocal music concert. 7:30-9:30pm in the David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Theatre (UVic). $15/$10 students. 250-472-5733.
UVIC School of Music – Graduating Recital, featuring Alicia Sayell on tuba FRIDAY 8pm. Graduating Recital, featuring Cellist Emily Burton MONDAY 8pm. Graduating Recital, featuring pianist Yuki Tampo-Hinton TUESDAY 3pm. Graduating Recital, featuring guitarist Andrew Blad. All free. All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). 250-721-8634.
Bard & Banker – Tom & Matt THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY 7:30pm. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.
bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. Harris Gilmore & the Mojos FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAY. The Shorty Parker Band TUESDAY. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & The Adults THURSDAY. DJ Primitive FRIDAY. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY. DJ Daft Punk WEDNESDAY. All shows start at 9pm, unless otherwise noted.
Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm.
glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.
Heron rock bistro – Janalee & Toni Blodgett Duo Monday 7pm.
IRISH TIMES – Sister Speak THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Qristina & Quinn Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
The Office – The Ramblers THURSDAY. Beats Bass + Voice FRIDAY. DJ Daniel Trump SATURDAY 8pm. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6-9pm. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7:30-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. By donation.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
the superior – David Vest THURSDAY. Jordan O’Fiesch and Michael Hamilton FRIDAY. Pocket Orchestra SUNDAY noon-2pm. Paul Laverick and Friends TUESDAY. David Vest WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Slim & The Deuces FRIDAY. Soul Shakers SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Washington Cook Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.