Weekly Music Listings – Feb. 3-9


  • Feb. 1, 2011 5:00 p.m.



Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like high school jazz. 5pm at Hermann’s. Followed by Tom Vickery Trio’s open Jam Session 8pm. $TBA.

Auto Jansz – Folksy blues. With Andrea June, Jennifer Louise Taylor. 7pm at Caffe Fantastico. By donation.

Thursday Blend – Singer songwriter showcase hosted by Rick Van Krugel. 7pm at The Well. Free.

Eames – UK funk. With Buckmaster. 10pm at Hush. $5.

Durban Poison – Garage punk. With The New Colours. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.


Thor And The Thundercats – Expect thunder. 7pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.

The Wigmore Stone Quintet – A Wigmore stone gathers no moss. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.

Greg Madill’s NIGHTRISE – Ukuleles, mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, guitars and harmonies. With Jevan Madill and Cam Stiles. 8pm at James Bay Coffee & Books. Free.

Black Hat Villain – A moustache tristing, tying damsels to train tracks good time. Handsome Distraction, Syn{a}pse. 9pm at Lucky. $12.

The dyeing Merchants – Alternative indie. 9pm at Felicitas. $5.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Top 40 with lasers. With DJs Kris Reign and Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $7/$5 student.

DJ PANTS – Because DJ Shirt would be silly. Garage electro. With DJs Matt What and Phong. 9pm at Hush. $5.

Kooler – Than what? 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.

Five Alarm Funk – Much better than no alarm funk. Plus guests. 9pm at Sugar. $20.

splinter – Ruining bare feet since the dawn of time. 9pm at Log House Pub. Free.

Canadian Beauty – The Music of the Grateful Dead & The Band. 10pm at Logan’s.

OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.


FLELLO, MCFETRIDGE, MILLER AND YOUNG – A night of sophisticated modern jazz incuding new compositions by pianist George McFetridge. 6pm at Hermann’s. $12.

CHELSEA LYNE-HEINS – Acoustic folk. With Christopher Arruda. SATURDAY 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $5.

Jon Miller Quartet – West coast jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $TBA.

Junkie Death Squad – Hardcore punk-rock. With guests. 9pm at Logan’s Pub. $7.

Felix Cartal – Electric techno. As if there were any other kind. With Big E, DJ Omri, The Neu Music. 9pm at Sugar. $15.

U-TERN – Spell much? Disco funk. With Natron. 9pm at Hush. $5.

Solid! – A throbbing dancefloor & an eclectic mix of music. With DJ Longshanks. 10pm at Lucky. $6.


Monte Saatchi – South American Guitar. Noon at The Well. Free.

Tom Vickery Trio – Three musicians plus one musician equal a quartet. With Al Pease. 4pm at Hermann’s.

Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-12am at Logan’s. Free.

Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.


Jon Cleary – Sweet’n’salty vocals, masterful piano and grooves. 7pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $25/$22.

Battle of the Bands – Four bands battle for supremecy each week. There can be only one! (Winner, that is). 9pm at Felicita’s. $3. .

oh GREAT! It’s Monday – Funky electro-house. With Big WAX. 10pm at Hush. $5.


Finger Eleven – Alternative rock. With Hail The Villain. 8pm at Club 9ONE9. $25.

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald – Acoustic folk. With Mike Edel. 9pm at Lucky. $12.


Espresso Trio – Far better than expresso. Featuring Michael McClean of San Francisco. 8pm at Hermann’s. $TBA.

Transmit Live Festival – (See MUSIC) Featuring Longwalkshortdock w/ Rim Visuals, Poirier ft. Face T, Humans, Gordon Blunt, Longshanks. 9pm at Club 9ONE9. $15, $25 for two-day pass.

Mad Dance Party – Insane mad or angry mad? Either way, there’s a record swap. Henderson and Kaup host. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

Random encounters – House jazz and Detroit techno. With Dewalta and Thom Banks. 10pm at Hush. $5.


friends of music – Community concert featuring the Eclectics. THURSDAY 7pm at the Eric Martin Theatre (1900 Fort). Free. 250-592-5114.

UVIC School of Music -Guitar Class Recital,. THURSDAY 8pm, by donation. Fridaymusic, featuring keyboard students. FRIDAY 12:30pm, by donation. Faculty Recital, featuring Lafayette String Quartet with Harald Krebs, piano. SATURDAY 8pm, $25/$22. Composers concert, featuring original compositions by students. MONDAY 8pm, free. Graduate Recital, featuring graduate vocalist Heather Harker. WEDNESDAY 12:30pm, free. Graduating Recital, featuring Justin Worthington’s Master’s trumpet performance. WEDNESDAY 8pm, free. All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLauren Building (UVic). 250-721-8634.

Voices of Victoria – Featuring Victoria’s premier choir, Vox Humana. Come and show your support for BC Children’s Hospital and share in an evening of song. FRIDAY 6:30pm at the Central Baptist Church (833 Pandora). $10 suggested donation. 259-858-4221, royalroadslearners12@gmail.com.

PACIFIC BAROQUE FESTIVAL – Stylus Fantasticus: Music For Bishops Emperors. Baroque reflecting the great love of music and dance in the Austrian and Bohemian courts. Performed by the Pacific Baroque Festival Ensemble. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). 250-386-5311, pacbaroque@shaw.ca.

Laplante – Plays Beethoven’s magisterial and thrilling final piano concerto, the Emperor. Then hear Mozart’s joyous and inventive 39th Symphony. SATURDAY 8pm, SUNDAY 2:30pm at Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $73-$31. 250-386-6121.

oliver Swain’s Big Machine – CD launch with the Marlborough String Quartet. SATURDAY 8-11pm at St. Andrew’s Church (680 Courtney). $18/$16. 250-384-5734.

VICtoria folk music society – Modern Bluegrass with Skagway after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5.

ELVIS, ELVIS, ELVIS – Three Elvis impersonaters bring the entirety of Elvis’ life to audiences in an evening. This is the ultimate tribute to the king. MONDAY 7:30pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $40. 250-386-6121.

EMERSON DRIVE – Kick off concert for the “Decade of Driving” tour. With opening act Ridley Bent. TUESDAY 7:30pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $46. 250-386-6121.

Jets Overhead – De-ices its wings with awesome. With Maurice. WEDNESDAY 7pm at McPherson Playhouse. $15. 250-386-6121.


Bard & Banker – Justin Hewitt THURSDAY. The Broken Strings FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY, 7:30pm. Geoff Lundstrom MONDAY. Paul Filek TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.

bartholomew’s -Younger Than Yesterday FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY. The Ramblers MONDAY. Rock Of Ages TUESDAY. Paul Wainwright Band WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm.

IRISH TIMES – Jeremy Walsh & Calvin Cairns THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Quinn & Qristina Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. Paul O’Brien MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8:30pm, unless otherwise noted.

Pagliacci’s – Yiddish Columbia State SUNDAY. Gnu Standards MONDAY. The Clark Brendan Trio TUESDAY. The Stomp Club WEDNESDAY. All performances 8:15pm.

Penny Farthing – Christian Bergen THURSDAY-SATURDAY. All at 8pm.

Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.

Oswego Hotel – Pizzazz, featuring Anna Phelan & Gary Theal. WEDNESDAY 7-9pm.

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

the superior – Skyla and Oz Unplugged THURSDAY. Sunyata FRIDAY. Cold Cut Combo SATURDAY. Vinyl with Michael SUNDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.

Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Damian & the Three D’s FRIDAY. Don Peterson & the Push SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.

vista 18 – Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.

Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. DJ Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.