Thurs. Dec. 8
Anna Frances – Singer/songwriter. 8pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
Tom Vickery Trio – Jazz jam. 8pm at Hermann’s. $8.
The Broadway Bullies – “They hit the stage like a brick shithouse.” Their words, not mine. With The Pilgrimms and Exit 200. 9pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $10.
Regular People – Alterna-rock. With Bottom Feeder. 9pm at V-lounge. $10.
Krunch Mustard – Funk metal. With Deckard Cain. “Stay a while and listen.” 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Fri. Dec. 9
Autumn in the Oak Tree – Folk duo. 7:30pm at Solstice Cafe. $7.
Lab Monkeez – Bring the Rukkus [sic]. 9pm at the Cambie.
BIG MACHINE & The DeepDowns – Featuring Emily Braden. 9:30pm at Metropolis. $15/$12.
Acres of Lions – Indie rock homecoming show. With BoneHoof and The Dyeing Merchants. 10pm at Lucky. $10.
Slam Dunk! – These guys need to play with Basketball some day. But not today. With Goldenaxe and Witch Baby. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Sat. Dec. 10
McKinley Wolf – Blues classics. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
QUEENIE & THE GROOVE KINGS – Jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
The Tower of Dudes – Like the tower of Babel, but fleshier. With China Syndrome, Revolutionary Cyborg Wedding Band Mobile Unit and The Great Giffoni (Magician). 8:30pm at Logan’s. $10.
Stephen Brown & the Bastion Band – Jazz, roots and blues. 8:30pm at Ocean Island Cafe. Free.
Gross Misconduct – Thrash metal. With Rotterdam and Entity. 8:45pm at Lucky. $10.
Montgomery County – Country covers. 9pm at The Cambie. Free.
RENNIE “DUBNUT” FOSTER – Underground electronic. With Mike Gano and Natron. 10pm at Hush. Free.
Sun. Dec. 11
Women of the Blues – Christmas show. 8pm at Hermann’s. $25/$20.
Mon. Dec. 12
Ghostface Killah – Yeah, the one from Wu-Tang Clan. With Peter Jackson, Jaykin, DJ Seko, DJ Anger and Longshanks. 10pm at 9one9. $35.
TUES. Dec. 13
Esquimalt Jazz Program – Fundraiser. 7pm at Hermann’s. By donation.
Wed. Dec. 14
C-Majah – Break-beat. With Critical, Psychi, Jon-E Industry, Dubris, Spoon, Ben Chemikal, Whoah and Grenade. 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 KC Kelly and Dan Weisenberger 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.
Fri. Dec. 9
Ear Candy – Indie. 6:30pm at Britannia Legion (780 Summit). Free.
A new beginning – The Arion Male Voice Choir performs. Incuding special performance by opera tenors Sunny Shams. 7:30pm at Centennial United Church (612 David). Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sentimental Christmas – Victoria Symphony performs holiday favorites with local singer Emily Braden. FRIDAY and SATURDAY 8pm, SUNDAY 2pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33. 1-888-717-6121.
Sat. Dec. 10
Greater Victoria Concert Band – Christmas concert. 1pm in Market Square. Free. 250-386-2441.
Christmas Around the World – Concert from the Sidney Serenaders in support of the Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula. With the Songbirds and Shady Mountain. 2pm at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (9691 4th). 250-652-5746.
Estevan Village Christmas – St. Philip’s Christmas Singers lead carol singing and the Oak Bay High bands play seasonal favorites. With a visit from Santa! 4pm at 2517 Estevan. Free. 250-744-8797.
Winter Winds – Christmas concert. Presented by Viva Youth Choirs of Victoria. 4pm at Grace Lutheran Church (1274 Fort). $12/$8. vivachoirs.ca.
Christmas Carol Sing-a-long Concert – With the Victoria Philharmonic Choir. 7pm at the Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $20/Free. vpchoir.squarespace.com.
GLORY AND PEACE – Christmas concert. With Trevor Dick and Band, with Tina Newlove. 7pm at Glad Tidings Church (1800 Quadra). $10. 250-384-7633.
Concert for Cambodia – Ragtime, Canadian Christmas. Presented by the Cambodia Support Group. 7:30pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (2964 Richmond). By donation. 250-598-3442.
Ekoos Vocal Ensemble – Performing Hodie Christus Natus Est. SATURDAY 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church (1962 Murray) & SUNDAY 7:30pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church (911 Jenkins). $12. 250-642-7966.
Soul Christmas – Presented by the Victoria Soul Gospel Choir. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$5. 250-920-4005.
Soundings – Seasonal songs and beautiful music. 8pm at Oak Bay United Church (1355 Mitchell). $15. 250-598-5021.
Sun. Dec. 11
Christmas in the City – Music, dance and spoken word. 2pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $5. 250-383-2714.
A Jazz Christmas – With the Cynthia Davis Quartet. Part of the St. Ann’s Christmas Concert series. 2pm at St. Ann’s Academy (835 Humboldt). $15/$12. 250-953-8829.
A Christmas Fantasy – Holiday songs from the Newcombe Singers and the Hampton Orchestra. 2pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). 250-383-8096.
Christmas at Pemberton Chapel – Featuring A Great Noyse, the Medieval Wind Ensemble, Geoffry Thornburn and more. 2:30pm in the Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital (1952 Bay). By donation. 250-385-4137.
Music for Christmas – The Vancouver Island Chamber Choir sings carols and other festive pieces. 3pm at St. Barnabas Church (1525 Begbie). $10. 250-595-4324.
mon. Dec. 12
Christmas Concert and Toy Drive – The Naden Band performs their annual Christmas Concert. MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 7:30pm at Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $7 with donation. 1-888-717-6121.
Wed. Dec. 14
Brandenburg Band – String concert and sing-a-long carols. 12:10pm at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin). By donation. 250-598-2212.
Sing Along Messiah – With the Victoria Philharmonic Choir and the Civic Orchestra of Victoria. 7pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $20/$15.
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 Hank Cramer and Constellation’s Crew 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.
Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY-SATURDAY 9pm. Lola Parks MONDAY 8:30pm. Geoffrey Lundstrom WEDNESDAY 9pm.
bartholomew’s -Rainshadow THURSDAY 8:30pm. 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 – Black Angus THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Tom Hooper SUNDAY. All Shows 8pm.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Brent Jarvis FRIDAY 7pm & Morry Stearns SATURDAY 7pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 9pm.
Swan’s – Summer & The Sinners THURSDAY. Groove Diggers FRIDAY The Slim Rooster 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 – Ashley Wey + Aaron Scoones THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass + Voice FRIDAY 9pm. DJ Dubber SATURDAY 9pm. Skylab Sounds WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – Maureen Washington 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 – 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 – Colin Campbell Trio FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.