Weekly Music listings July 14-21
Thurs. July 14
Chino vs. soulfix – DJs battle to the deaf. 9pm at 9one9. $3.
The Post War – Indie rock. With Atlas Collapses and The Day He Quit. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Weak Patrol – CD release party. With HtO. 10pm at the Upstairs Cabaret. $10.
Fri. july 15
Rooney & the Minglers – Experimental indie. With KHBR and Leisure Suit. All ages. 7:30pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.
Greg Martin – Fusion jazz. 8pm at the Well. By donation.
Memphis – Minimalist acoustic. With guests. 9pm at Metropolis (603 Pandora). $15.
The Chantrelles – They’re Fun-guys. Motown and soul. With Kombi. 9pm at the Cambie. $5.
Radio one – Techno-ocolypse. With DJ Reign and Marsh. 9pm at 9one9. $TBA.
Kooler – Top 40 dance. 9pm at Stationhouse Pub. Free.
Bison B.C. – Heavy rock. With Mendozza, Class of 1984 and Run Like Hell. 9pm at Sugar. $15.
Superglide – High energy rock. 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
Dreamboat – Indie pop. With Doug Hoyer, The Joe and Techromancer. All ages. 9:30pm at The Ratshack (2516 Douglas). $10.
Dead Man’s Trio – Punk. With Chaos Disorder & Panic. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $8.
Sat. july 16
McKinley Wolf – Blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
CASEY RYDER BAND – Rockabilly and gypsy swing. 8:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
Czech – Break-beat. With Neon Steve. 9pm at Hush. $14.
That ’70s Band – Yeah, the band that did that song. The song about stuff. You know the one I mean, right? Rock & roll. 9pm at Soprano’s. $10.
Fableway – Punk. With Left Pocket Dead and The Remanes. 10pm at Logan’s.
TUES. July 19
House Cats – Blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Wed. July 20
Alcoholic White Trash – Punk. With Lesbian Fist Magnet. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Austra – Experimental pop. With Techromancer and Rich Aucoin. 10pm at Lucky. $12.
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.
NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
The Courtyard Sessions – Afternoon performances by some of Victoria’s most celebrated musical talents. SATURDAYS 1-4pm. To Aug. 20 at Market Square. Free. marketsquare.ca.
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 1:30pm at Logan’s. 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.
Canus – Hot jazz. SUNDAYS 4pm at Hermann’s. Free.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. With Luther Wright, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Marco Bozenich, Mich “Stompin Tom” Anderson and more. 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.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With King Kornelious, Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Open Mic – Hosted by David and Katherine. TUESDAYS 7pm at The Well. $3.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
Open Jam – Hosted by the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. TUESDAYS 8pm at Tudor House. 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.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Thurs. July 14
International Victoria Accordion Festival – Includes competitions, concerts and workshops. THURSDAY-SUNDAY at various locations throughout Victoria. $21-$40. Visit bcaccordion.ca for more information.
Ska fest – Trombone and skank? What more could you ask for? To July 16 at various venues throughout Victoria. For a detailed schedule, visit victoriaskafest.ca.
Two flutes & a violin – Perform a mix of classical and original music. Noon-1pm at St. Ann’s Academy (835 Humboldt).
Fri. july 15
Piano Academy Student Extravaganza – The Victoria Conservatory of Music presents a showcase of summer piano students. 6pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). By donation. 250-386-5311.
Summer Organ – Colin Lynch performs music by Sweelinck, Bach and Louis Vierne. 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). 250-383-2714.
The Olivier Clements Quartet – Witness this new jazz group’s debut performance! 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $10. 250-598-7488, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexander Dunn – Classical guitar. With the Victoria Guitar Trio and guests. 8pm at Alix Goolden (907 Pandora). By donation. 250-386-5311.
Adrian Verdejo – Classical and electric guitar. With Bradford Werner. All ages. 8pm at Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $10. 250-383-2663.
Sat. july 16
The key of glee – An uplifting live showcase featuring top hits from Glee and Broadway. 2:30-4pm at Copeland Theatre (3400 Richmond). $15/$18. 250-370-6120.
Les Amusements de la Chambre – This Montréal-based ensemble presents an exciting programme of classical and contemporary piano trios. 7:30pm at Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $15/$10 for students. 250-595-7105.
Greg Martin – Christian blues rock. All ages. 7:30pm at The Moka House (103-1633 Hillside). By donation. 250-370-2077.
Sun. july 17
a Midsummer’s Night V – Mary Byrne and Wendy Stofer will perform an evening of music for flute and piano. 7:30pm at Wood Hall (907 Pandora). $15. 250-386-5311.
Victoria Folk Music Society – Featuring Ali Romanow & the Absolut Polska Band after open mic. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-474-5831, victoriafolkmusic.ca.
TUES. July 19
Brahms & FRIENDS – Featuring Elmira Darvarova, Howard Wall and Shoko Inoue. 7:30pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). $25. 250-598-2212.
Butchart gardens – Commodores Big Band THURSDAY. John Reischman & the Jaybirds FRIDAY. Strawberryvale SATURDAY 7pm. Odyssey String Quartet SUNDAY. Jayme Stone MONDAY. The Victoria Symphony TUESDAY. Urban Folk Quartet WEDNESDAY. All 8pm, unless otherwise noted, at Butchart Gardens (800 Benvenuto). $3-$30. 250-652-5256.
Summer in the Square – Bring your lunch, some sunscreen and soak up some sun and free tunes. From classical to world beat, folk to jazz and baroque to blues, there’s something for everyone. WEEKDAYS noon-1pm. To Sept. 2 at Centennial Square. Free. Visit victoria.ca for a list of performers.
Summer Recital Series – Enjoy the sounds of cello, violin, piano and voice, performed by new and upcoming classical artists from Victoria. SATURDAYS 4-5pm. To Aug. 27 at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdette). By donation. christchurchcathedral.bc.ca.
musical cruise – Enjoy a sunset cruise along the Oak Bay waterfront aboard the 45′ M.V. Aquitania. Bring along singing voices/musical instruments. Saturday nights out of Oak Bay during July and August from 7-8:30 pm. $25. 250-508-1981.
Jazz abkhazi – Featuring a variety of light, upbeat musical stules by local musician. WEDNESDAYS 6-7:30pm. To Aug. 31 at Abkhazi Garden (1964 Fairfield). $10. conservancy.bc.ca/abkhazi.
Brentwood Bay’s Music in the Park – Summer fun in sun. WEDNESDAYS 6:30pm. To Aug. 17 in Pioneer Park. Free. Visit brentwoodbay.info for a list of performers.
Bard & Banker – Steve Chmilar THURSDAY. Broken Strings FRIDAY. Broken Strings SATURDAY. Soul Intentions WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAYS. Younger Than Yesterday FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker SUNDAYS 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAYS. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All show 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Canoe Brewpub – The Adults THURSDAY 9:30pm. DJ Primitive FRIDAY. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Draft Punk WEDNESDAY. All shows start at 9pm, unless otherwise noted.
Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm.
glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.
Heron rock bistro – Diane Pancel Duo FRIDAY 7:30pm. Janalee & Toni Blodgett MONDAY 7pm.
IRISH TIMES – Jeremy & CalvinTHURSDAY-SATURDAY. Bobby Smith SUNDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Phil Newns. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-9pm.
The office – Beats, Bass & Voice FRIDAY. Jordan Norman SATURDAY. SkylaJ & The Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – John MacArthur WEDNESDAY 7pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm. Mr. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
The Superior – Nothing But Nature THURSDAY. Andrew Slade and guests FRIDAY. Kelby MacNayr SATURDAY. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm, unless otherwise noted.
Swan’s – Summer & The SInners THURSDAY. Backstage Betty FRIDAY. Groove Diggers SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Mystery Dance Band WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
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.
Vista 18 – Randy Waldie Loungerino FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.