Weekly Music Listings Aug 4-10

Weekly Music Listings Aug 4-10

  • Aug. 3, 2011 2:00 p.m.



Thurs. aug. 4

FATSO VS GECKO – House beats. Doors at 10pm. Ladies free all night at Club 9ONE9. Cover $3.

Eric Harper – Harmonically soul-stirring guitarist with The Big Mess. 9pm at Logan’s Pub. $8.

Oliver Swain – Bass and bluegrass. Superior Café. 7pm. 250-380-9515.

Trombone Mayhem – Big Band meets ’70s dance party featuring Nick La Riviere and Jeff Agopsowicz. Hermann’s Jazz Club. 8pm. $15.

Fri. aug. 5

PAT SHADE – Dance the night away at the Clubhouse. 9pm.

Fullhouse with Carson – Rooftop Surf Club. 9pm.

Friday night lights – Presenting Summer Sessions with DJ Reign and MARSH. 9pm. Ladies Free. $4 drink specials.

M.D. Wren & the sick kids – Guests TBA. 10pm at Logan’s Pub. $10.

Andrew Slade Trio – Classic Jazz. Superior Café. 7pm. 250-380-9515.

Superglide – Rock the night away at the Station House Pub. 9pm. Free.

Misha Piatigorsky & friends – Serious jazz meets pop. 8pm. Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Sat. aug. 6

PAT SHADE – Dance the night away at the Clubhouse. 9pm.

Fullhouse with Carson – Rooftop Surf Club. 9pm.

Radio one – Live-to-air broadcast with DJ Reign and MARSH. 9pm. Club 9ONE9.

Wax Mannequin with Bash brothers – Electro-folk and rocking rhythms. 9:30pm at Logan’s Pub. $10.

Michael Buble Pre Party – Michael Buble is back for his second visit to the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre and Soprano’s is set to throw an extraordinary pre-party  with a very special audio-video tribut to this BC boy for his return to the capital. Soprano’s Karaoke & Sports Bar. 5:30pm. Free.

Misha Piatigorsky & friends – Serious jazz meets pop. 8pm. Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Sun. aug. 7

Blackout – The best clubnight under the stars with DJ Carson and Longshanks. 8pm. Rooftop Surf Club.

Kuba Oms & the velvet revolution – Live performance and music video shoot at Club 9ONE9. $10 advance.

The hokum steamers – Acoustic good-time and ragtime blues. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. vfmspromotions@shaw.ca.

Mon. aug. 8

karaoke night – Hosted by Stacey and Thor at Paparazzi nightclub. 10pm. Free.

TUES. aug. 9

David vest – Blues piano. Superior Café. 7pm. 250-380-9515.

Wed. aug 10

MOMENTUM – R&B, funk, pop, soul cover band. Swans Brew Pub. 9pm. Free.

ZipP Gunn and GhostBelly – Spin platters of multi-ethnic celestial soul. 9pm at Logan’s Pub. Free.

Matt Hurd – Original songwriter. Superior Café. 7pm. 250-380-9515.


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.

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

Karaoke – Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

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.

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

90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-mollenium 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 – 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.




Fri. aug. 5

VCM Summer Vocal Academy recital – The Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Vocal Academy presents the Advanced Program Recital featuring the Advanced Singers. Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). 7:30 pm. By donation. 250-386-5311.

Sat. aug. 6

Victoria Summer Music Festival- Presents award-winning violinist Benjamin Beilman and Arthur Rowe playing music by Mozart, Paganini and more at the Philip T Young Recital Hall. School of Music, UVic. 7:30pm. $25. 250-385-8763.

VCM Summer Vocal Academy FinalE: Handel’s Soloman – Featuring singers from the Advanced Oratorio Program with orchestra, including members of the Victoria Symphony and Laurence Cummings conducting. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). Tickets $25/$15. 250-386-5311.

Michael Buble in Concert – The Grammy-winning boy from BC is coming to Victoria’s Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre after selling out his  Crazy Love Tour dates across Canada last summer. $69/$99. Concert at 8pm. selectyourtickets.com. 250-220-7777.

Raven Baroque – A group of chamber orchestra players dressed up in period costumes deliver free, open-air classical concerts all summer long at different venues. Find them at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett) from 10:30am-12pm. Free. 250-383-2714.

mon. aug. 8

cambodia benefit concert- Timeless classics soprano Hillary Young and tenor Hy Chanthavouth; pianists Braden Young, Armand Saberi and Arne Sahlen. 7:30pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (2964 Richmond). Admission by donation. 250-385-9446.

Victoria Ragtime Quartet – Enjoy turn of the century music from the 1900s to 1930s. Centennial Square. 12pm-1pm. Free. 250-479-8861.


TUES. aug. 9

CANUS BENEFIT CONCERT – The New Orleans Jazz-inspired group will play at the newly restored sanctuary at Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell). Tickets at the door and McPherson Box Office. $15. 250-386-1093.

Lafayette String quartet – With Gary Karr on double bass. Playing string quartets from Beethoven and Schubert, presented by the Victoria Summer Music Festival. Philip T Young Recital Hall. School of Music, UVic. Concert at 7:30pm. Pre-concert talk at 6:35pm. $25. 250-385-8763.


Butchart gardens – Chris Millington & Dancin’ THURSDAY. All American Boys Choir FRIDAY. The Sutcliffes SATURDAY 6:30pm. Odyssey String Quartet SUNDAY. Anjopa MONDAY. Dixiland Express TUESDAY. Kettle’s On 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.

Brentwood Bay’s Music in the Park – Summer fun in sun. WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm. To Aug. 17 in Pioneer Park. Free. Visit brentwoodbay.info for a list of performers.


Dinner Music


Bard & Banker – Steve Chmilar THURSDAY. Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY.     Geoff Lundstrom SATURDAY.     Tom Hooper WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.

Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm. Avairis WEDNESDAY 8pm.

glo europub – DJ Joshua James THURSDAY – SUNDAY 7pm (12:30pm SATURDAY).

IRISH TIMES – Jeremy Walsh and Yvonne Hernandez THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Bobby Smith SUNDAY. All shows 8pm.

Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Brent Jarvis. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-10pm.


The Superior – Oliver Swain THURSDAY. Andrew Slade Trio FRIDAY. Pocket Orchestra SUNDAY. David Vest TUESDAY. Matt Hurd WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm, unless otherwise noted.

Vista 18 – Rockland Moran FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.

The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6-9pm. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11:30am. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. By donation.

Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Freefall FRIDAY. Ginzou Knives SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.

Strath’s clubhouse – Dance the night away with Pat Shade FRIDAY and SATURDAY 9pm.

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. DJ Primitive FRIDAY. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Draft Punk WEDNESDAY. All shows start at 9pm, unless otherwise noted.

Heron rock bistro – Diane Pancel Duo FRIDAY 7:30pm. Janalee & Toni Blodgett MONDAY 7pm.

The office – Beats, Bass & Voice FRIDAY. Jordan Norman SATURDAY. SkylaJ & The Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.