Thurs. Dec. 15
The Swell – Anna Jacquet and friends perform. 7pm at the well. Free.
Tom Vickery Trio – Jazz jam. 8pm at Herman’s. $8.
Big Worm – Unafraid of the early bird. With Anger and Ebola Soulja. 10pm at Monty’s. $15.
Isobel Trigger – Indie pop. With Handsome Distraction and Emily Spiller. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Fri. Dec. 16
Vic High R&B Band – Christmas show. 8pm at Hermann’s. $8.
Nughty & Nice Christmas Ball – With Honeyloaf, sweetest of the loafs. 9pm at the Cambie. $7.
Rainshadow Al – Eleventh annual Mustard Seed Food Bank benefit. With Canadian Beauty, MD Wren and the Sick Kids. 9pm at Logan’s. $10.
Sat. Dec. 17
Fall in Archaea – With Take The Earth Beneath Us, Villians, Two Years and Counting and Measureless. 6pm at the Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (1240 Gladstone). $7/$10.
PAUL BLACK – Blues rock. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
The Chantrelles – Mushrooms never sounded so good! With The Top Men. 9pm at the Cambie. $7.
Reaver – Industrial goth. Don’t fear the Reaver? With Kumatica and Atrous Leviathan. 9pm at Logan’s. $10.
Sun. Dec. 18
Dixieland Express – New Orleans dixieland. 8pm at Hermann’s. $12.
TUES. Dec. 20
Victoria Hospice Country Christmas Concert – Enjoy an evening of country hits and Christmas classics in this multi-artist acoustic concert featuring Duane Steele, Jake Mathews, Samantha King, Gary Fjellgaard and Pear. 7pm at the Upstairs Cabaret. $30.
Long & McQuade Holiday Throwdown – Proceeds support the Childrens’ Hospital Music Therapy Program. With The Shorty Parker Band, Men Against the Sea, Coco Jafro and the Harbour Sound. 9pm at Lucky. $10.
Wed. Dec. 21
Kehx – Electro-house. With Twisted and Sub-City. 10pm at Hush. $5.
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 Jug Bandits fivesome 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. 15
Carol Sing-along – With soloist and violin performances. Noon-1pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (680 Courtney). Free. 250-384-5734
Paul O’Brien – CD Launch for Live in Germany. 7:30pm in the Copeland Theatre, St. Michael’s University School (3400 Richmond). $20. paulobrien.ca.
Fri. Dec. 16
Three Large Ensembles – Featuring a guitar orchestra, cello orchestra and flute choir. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). By donation. 250-386-5311.
Sat. Dec. 17
Figgy Pudding Carolling competition – Celebrate the holiday season with festive carollers on downtown street corners 1-4pm. Awards ceremony and sing-along 3:15pm in Bastion Square. Free, non-perishable food donations appreciated. victoria.ca/figgypudding.
Craigdarrock Castle – Doug Hensley plays Renaissance lute SATURDAY 1:30pm. Sweet Ginger performs Celtic bluegrass SUNDAY 11:30am, followed by Monique Fink on Cello at 1:30pm. $14/$13 seniors/$9 students/$5 children 6-12 years. thecastle.ca.
Tidings – Featuring Allison Crowe with special guests Hayley Walker and Billie Woods. 8pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $22/$1. allisoncrowe.com.
CHRISTMAS WITH ASHLEY MACISAAC – One of the most celebrated Canadian roots musicians performs fiddle in that hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton style. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (803 Broughton). $36-$56 . 250-386-6121.
A Baroque Christmas – Baroque music for the Christmas season. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $27/$20 EMSI members/$24 students & seniors. 250-882-5058.
Sun. Dec. 18
The Beloved – A fresh and diverse selection of choral works celebrating adoration in all its forms. 3pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (680 Courtney). By donation. 250-385-2044, ensemblelaude.org.
Mon. Dec. 19
Pinnacle Brass – CD launch concert for The Earth Shall Ring! 7pm at the Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $20/$5 students & seniors. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Folk music society –
A seasonal potluck and dance featuring the Sarah Tradewell Band. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Bard & Banker – Run for Cover THURSDAY-SATURDAY 9pm. Annie Nolan SUNDAY. Lola Parks MONDAY 8:30pm. Tyler Harvey TUESDAY. Tom & Matt WEDNESDAY 9pm.
bartholomew’s -Rainshadow Al THURSDAY 8:30pm. Younger Than Yesterday SATURDAY. Randy Tucker Band SUNDAYS 6:30pm. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Canoe Brewpub – The Adults THURSDAY. Good for Grapes FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise stated.
Fernwood inn – Avram Devon McCagherty MONDAY 8pm.
glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.
Irish Times – The Starbirds THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Bobby Smith SUNDAY-MONDAY. Mike Demers TUESDAY. Deevin Avaris WEDNESDAY. All Shows 8pm.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Phil Newns FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 9pm.
Swan’s – Summer & The Sinners THURSDAY. Groove Kitchen FRIDAY Soulshakers SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. The Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
Swiftsure Lounge – Randy Tucker Band SATURDAY 3:30pm.
The Office – Damian Graham Trio THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass + Voice FRIDAY 9pm. Momentum SATURDAY 9pm. Skylab Sounds WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – Miranda Sage WEDNESDAY 7pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, free. 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 – Oliver Swain and Dan Wisenburger THURSDAY. Oliver Swain FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Friends & Inventions of Mr. Aaron Watson SUNDAYS. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAYS. All shows 7pm.
Vista 18 – Rockland Moran SATURDAY 8pm.