Weekly music listings Dec. 1 to 7

Weekly music listings Dec. 1 to 7. Gigs, Concerts and Dinner Music

  • Nov. 30, 2011 8:00 a.m.
Daniel Sky is playing an intimate show at Merlin's Sun Home Theatre, Friday, Dec. 2.

Daniel Sky is playing an intimate show at Merlin's Sun Home Theatre, Friday, Dec. 2.



Thurs. Dec. 1

Lennon & the juggernaut – Not a supervillain duo you’d expect. With Ny-Quilla, Kill Joey and and dancers Dawn Hartshorne & Kelly Hobson. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $6.

Electric Druids – Prog Metal. With Automatic Planet and DT Jackson. 10pm at Rehab. $9.

Fri. Dec. 2

Bedouin Soundclash – Folk hippies. With Mindil Beach Markets. 7pm at 9one9. $24.

Rococode – Arty pop-rock. With Mike Edel. 8pm at Lucky. $10.

Bonehoof – Folk blues. With Little Birdie. 9pm at Ocean Island Cafe. Free.

Adam & the Amethysts – Indie pop. With Fast Cars, Newport Beach. 9pm at Felicita’s/Vertigo. $6.

Hearse – Ain’t no party like a hearse party ’cause a hearse party don’t stop… until you get to the cemetery. With Dave Lang & The Black Squirrels, Hank Angel & His Island Devils and a Burlesque show. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $10.

Sat. Dec. 3

Basketball – Not just for tall people anymore! With Dreamboat. 8pm at Lucky. $10.

Stephen Brown & the Bastion Band – Jazz. 8:30pm at Ocean Island Cafe. Free.

Younger than yesterday – With Free Ride and Rock of Ages, playing hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. 9pm at Metropolis. $10.

BuCan BuCan – Folk glam. With Black Valley Gospel and Hawk & Steel. Official Mo Party & Fundraiser. 10pm at Logan’s. $12.

Sun. Dec. 4

Canus – Hot Jazz. With Jim Armstrong. 4pm at Hermann’s. $12.

Harpdog Brown – Blues. With Slim and the Dueces, Bill Johnson Blues Band, The Jason Buie Blues Band, David, The Deb Rymer Band, Lazy Mike & the Rockin’ Recliners and the House Cats. 6:30pm at 9one9. $TBA.

mon. Dec. 5

Naomi Burkhart – Folk & bluegrass. With Pesky Alders & Primordial Imagery. 7:30pm at Solstice Cafe. $5.

Wed. Dec. 7

Ladyhawk – Brings all the hawks to the yard. Rock. With the Wicks. 9pm at 9one9. $12.


Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm THURSDAYS at The Cambie. Free.

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.

Open mic – Featuring Fred, Arlene and Emily of Tidal Fools 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.

Rock Jam – With Jackson Traplin. 3pm SUNDAYS at The Cambie. 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.

Jamaroke – Karaoke with a live band (Party on High Street). MONDAY 9pm a Felicita’s. $3.

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. TUESDAYS 8pm at The Castle. Free.

My Bar Karaoke Star – $500 prize for first place. With Miss Liz Barrett. TUESDAYS 8pm at My Bar & Grill. 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.

Zipp Gunn & Ghostbelly  – 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.




Thurs. Dec. 1

Don Wright Symphonic Winds – Performing Holst’s Second Suite in F and Lyric Essay by Donald Coakley. 8pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, the University Centre, (UVic). $18/$14. 250-721-8480.

Fri. Dec. 2

Jazz Trio – Featuring Lee Stephenson, Paul Wainwright and Angela Carter. Partial proceeds to Rainbow Soup Kitchen. 7:30pm at St. Matthias Church (600 Richmond). $10. 250-818-1967.

December Darkness – Experience the joy of the holiday season with Vox Humana and an enchanting program of Swedish and North American Christmas gems. FRIDAY 7:30pm at the Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra), SATURDAY 7:30pm at St. Barnabas Church (1525 Begbie). $15/$10.

Daniel Sky – Singer/songwriter. 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $12. timgosley@telus.net.

Sat. Dec. 3

Island Ukulele Players –

Get into the holiday with ukuleles. 11:30am-12:30pm at Market Square. Free. 250-386-2441.

Tuba Christmas – Christmas, on tubas. 60 of them. SATURDAY 1-3pm at Market Square, SUNDAY 2:30pm at Philip T. Young Recital Hall, UVic. By donation. 250-386-2441.

Bill Johnson – Benefit for Mexican hurricane victims. With Children of Celebrities, Curl, Peet Vuur Band. 6pm at St. Anne’s Auditorium (835 Humboldt). $20. 250-953-8829.

John Reischman & The Jaybirds – Traditional and acoustic bluegrass. Benefit concert for the homeless. 7:30pm at Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell). $25. thejaybirds.com.

LINDEN Singers – Christmas, American style. 7:30pm at First Metropolitan Church (932 Balmoral). $20/$17. lindensingers.ca.

Mystic Journey – With world music ensemble Saffron, with poetry and dancing. 8pm at the Church of Truth (111 Superior). $15/$12. 250-381-1030.

University of Victoria Chorus & Orchestra – Borodin, Mozart and Rachmaninoff. 8pm at University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, UVic. $18/$14. 250-721-8480.

Sun. Dec. 4

University of Victoria Philomela Women’s Choir – Songs of the Spirit: For Christmastime and Beyond. Featuring carols and sacred songs both old and new in a variety of styles, including Drie geistliche Chöre by Brahms and Rupert Lang’s CantateDomino. 2:30pm at St. Aidan’s United Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). $12/$10. 250-721-8480.

Hector’s Friends – Music of Christmas Past. With Viva Choirs. 2:30pm at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1701 Elgin). $15/$10. hectorsfriends.ca.

Emily Braden – Jazz vespers. With Oliver Swain on and Ken Hall. 7pm at St. John’s United Church (10990 West Saanich). By donation. 250-656-0875.

The Bob Watts Trio – Traditional Christmas carols in a jazz format. 7:30pm at St. Philip’s Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). By donation. 250-592-6823.

University of Victoria Chamber Singers – A Baroque Christmas. 8pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, UVic. By donation. 250-721-8480.

mon. Dec. 5

46th Annual Carolling Week- Enjoy performances by choirs from Victoria area schools performing favourite Christmas carols. MONDAY-Dec. 9 noon-5pm at Victoria’s City Hall (1 Centennial Square). Free. Visit victoria.ca and click on What’s New?

A Candlelight Christmas with Ken Lavigne. – Holiday crooning at it’s best. 7:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33. 250-386-6121.

Hampton Concert Orchestra – Performing holiday selections with the Newcombe Singers. 7:30pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross (3787 Cedar Hill). By donation.

TUES. Dec. 6

Victoria Good News Choir – Simple Gifts: An Old Fashioned Carol Sing. 7pm at Cordova Bay

Crystal Singers – Holly Jolly Christmas, with St. Margaret’s School Choir. 7:30pm at St. Peter’s Church (3939 St. Peter’s). $15. 250-727-3538.


Fridaymusic – Featuring the UVic School of Music Chamber Singers. FRIDAYS 12:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.

Victoria Folk music society –

Featuring the Victoria Mandolin Orchestra after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.

Advent Concert Series – Ensemble Laude, medieval choir. 12pm at Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin). By donation. 250-598-2212.



Dinner music


bartholomew’s -Randy Tucker Band SUNDAYS 6:30pm. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Fernwood inn – Avram Devon McCagherty MONDAY 8pm.

glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.

Heron Rock Bistro – Lust Life Trio FRIDAY. Janalee & Tony Blodgett Duo MONDAY. All shows 7pm.

Irish Times – Tom Hooper FRIDAY & MONDAY. Mike Demers SATURDAY. Jeremy Walsh SUNDAY. All Shows 8pm.

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

Six Mile Pub – Soul Shakers feat. Joyce the Voice SATURDAY 8:30pm.

Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 9pm.

Swan’s – Harris Gilmore & The Mojos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. The Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.

Swiftsure Lounge – Randy Tucker Band SATURDAY 3:30pm.

The Office – DJ Dubber SATURDAY 9pm.

The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, free. Linnea Ferguson and Friends, FRIDAY 8pm. Daniel Sky SATURDAY 8pm. Storytime for kids, free, SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7-9:30pm. Spiral Swing Orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.

The Superior – Shark en Ciel THURSDAY. Bill Johnson FRIDAY. Andrew Slade SATURDAY. Friends & Inventions of Mr. Aaron Watson SUNDAYS. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAYS. All shows 7pm.

Vista 18 – Geoffrey Lundstrom FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.