Weekly Music Listings Aug 18-24

Weekly Music Listings Aug 18-24

  • Aug. 17, 2011 1:00 p.m.



Thurs. aug. 18

Tom Vickery Trio – Jam session. 8pm at Hermann’s. $8.

Full clip – Rap. With Degree one, Marshall A and Longshanks. 10pm at 9one9. $TBA.

The Whiteboard Project – Louder than your last brainstorming session at the office. Death and battle metal. With Ravensun and Atrous Leviathan. 10:30pm at V-lounge. $8.

Fri. aug. 19

Canadian Federation of the Blind fundraiser – Help raise funds for the CFB while enjoying the sweet sounds of jazz. 7pm at Hermann’s. $12.

Snowman in Heat – I’m melting! No! What a world…! Folk rock. 9pm at The Cambie. $5.

Folkwest afterparty – Featuring Fish & Bird, O’Mally and The Spinnakers Jam FRIDAY 10pm, $10. C.R. Avery, Bucan Bucan, Martin Nolan, and Pierre Schryer & Adam Dobres SATURDAY 9:30pm, free. All at Logan’s.

Sat. aug. 20

Courtyard Sessions – Featuring Calico Mountain and BoneHoof. All ages. 1-5pm at The Market Square Stage. Free.

James Kasper & The Sound – Intimate acoustic performance. 7:30pm at Moke House (1633 Hillside). $5.

BILL FRANCIS & Friends – Performing the music of David Bowie. 8pm at Slider’s (3115 Cedar Hill). Free.

Shanna Dance Quartet – Jazz enthusiasts unite to blow your socks off. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.

McKinley Wolf – They’re howlin’ for you. Blues. With Gary Preston. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

As The Crow Flies – Much more useful than “as the three-legged dog waddles.” With Party on High Steet, members of Turnpike Bandits, members of Varmint, Dylan Stone, and more! All ages. 9pm at The Fort Cafe. $8.

Drag Show: Britney Spears, A Legend – Featuring a high-tempo performance from the Paparazzi dance troupe. 10:30pm at Paparazzi. $8.

mon. aug. 22

WEST MY FRIEND – Indie folk. With E-Control and 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac. All ages. 8pm at The Solstice Cafe. $5.

Karaoke Night – Stacey and Thor host. 10 pm at Paparazzi. Free

TUES. aug. 23

Boombox Improv – Music and laughs. With Wes Lord and Aidan Snider. All ages. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.

Igor & the Red Elvises – Much more popular than George and the Chartreuse Liberachis. With Bucan Bucan. 10:30pm at Lucky. $13.

Wed. aug. 24

Zipp Gunn – Spinning music you can dance to. With Ghostbelly. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

BREAKS!!! Critical – With NoProfit and Spoon. 10pm at Hush. $5.


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.

NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

The Courtyard Sessions – Afternoon performances by some of Victoria’s most celebrated musical talents. SATURDAYS 1-4pm. To Aug. 20 at Market Square. Free. marketsquare.ca.

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 1:30pm at Logan’s. 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.

Canus – Hot jazz. SUNDAYS 4pm at Hermann’s. Free.

Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. With Luther Wright, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Marco Bozenich, Mich “Stompin Tom” Anderson and more. 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.

90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-mllenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.

INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With King Kornelious, Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA.

Open Mic – Hosted by David and Katherine. TUESDAYS 7pm at The Well. $3.

B flat acoustic jam – The music sounds better with you. 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.

Open Jam – Hosted by the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. TUESDAYS 8pm at Tudor House. 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.

Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.




Thurs. aug. 18

INFECT PROPAGANDA – So, we’re supposed to cough on people now? Punk metal. With Iskra, Six Brew Bantha and No Eulogy. All ages. 7pm at the Fernwood Community Association (1923 Fernwood). $6. 250-590-1033.

Fri. aug. 19

NinjaSpy – Doesn’t know how many places in Victoria are called “The Royal Canadian Legion.” Ep release show. With Syn{A}Pse, The Kick Off, On Call Heroes, The Perfect Trend and Stoned Optic. All ages. 6pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (411 Gorge E). $12. 250-386-2533.

John Butler Trio – Indie roots. Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $41-$50. 250-386-6121.


folkwest – This two-and-a-half day music festival showcases folk-roots music including bluegrass, Metis and Celtic influences. Family entertainment and children’s programming will be on hand. Also Artisan Fest will be showcasing some of the Island’s finest artists and the Festival of Food will get your tastebuds jumping to the beat of the music. FRIDAY to SUNDAY at Royal Athletic Park. $30/40. folkwest.ca.

Butchart gardens – Commodores Big Band THURSDAY. Great Ladies of Jazz FRIDAY. Rukus SATURDAY 6:15pm. Jessie Farrell & Neil Osborne SUNDAY. Marc Atkinson Quartet MONDAY. Bills TUESDAY. Alboa WEDNESDAY. All 7:30pm, unless otherwise noted, at Butchart Gardens (800 Benvenuto). $3-$30. 250-652-5256.

Summer in the Square – Bring your lunch, some sunscreen and soak up some sun and free tunes. From classical to world beat, folk to jazz and baroque to blues, there’s something for everyone. WEEKDAYS noon-1pm. To Sept. 2 at Centennial Square. Free. Visit victoria.ca for a list of performers.

musical cruise – Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Oak Bay waterfront aboard the 45′ M.V. Aquitania. Bring along singing voices/musical instruments. Saturday nights out of Oak Bay during July and August from 7-8:30 pm. $25. 250-508-1981.


dinner music


Bard & Banker – Tom and Matt THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Tumblin Dice SATURDAY. Tom Hooper WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.

Strath’s clubhouse – Get leid (Hawaiian theme party) with DJ Reign THURSDAY 8pm. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. Rhythmicon & Bellyfish SUNDAY 8pm.

bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAYS. Younger Than Yesterday FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker SUNDAYS 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAYS. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All show 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Canoe Brewpub – The Adults THURSDAY 9:30pm. Broken Strings FRIDAY. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Run for Cover Sunday 4-9pm. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Primitive 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 – Clark Brendon Duo FRIDAY 7:30pm. Leon Nagasaki & eryn Sharpe MONDAY 7pm.

IRISH TIMES – Black Angus THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Tom and Matt SATURDAY. Bobby Smith SUNDAY 7:30pm. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.

Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Bill Mulley FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-10pm.

The office – Ellisa Hartman & Mojave THURSDAY. Beats, bass and voice FRIDAY. DJ Dubber SATURDAY. SkylaJ & The Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.


The Superior – Clark Brendon and Al Pease THURSDAY. Ingrid Gatin SATURDAY. Cold Cut Combo/Gypsy Jazz SUNDAY. Bill Johnson TUESDAY. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm.

Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. The Push FRIDAY. Harris Gilmore & the Mojos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 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.



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