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. email@example.com.
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.
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.