Weekly Music listings July 21-27
Thurs. July 21
Nic Whitehouse – Acoustic guitar. With Liz Beattie. 8:30pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.
Fucked Up – You heard me. With The Sentimentals, No Eulogy and Watcher. 9pm at 9one9. Free.
Whitness – Drum’n’bass. With JF Killah and Outsider. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Eighties Night – DJ Boneshaker shakes your bones with all the best tunes from the 1980s, pop and hip-hop. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
The Hallows – Psycho-rockabilly. With Purple Grimus and Hats on for Her. 10:30pm at Logan’s. $6.
Fri. july 22
Misha Piatigorsky – Jazz. With Neil Swainson and Kelby MacNayr. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm at Hermann’s. $18/$15/$12.
Superglide – For external use only. 9pm at The Log House Pub. Free.
Durban Poison – Tape release party. With The Poor Choices and Fins Out. 9pm at The Cambie. $7.
eames – Dubstep. With Monolithium, Liar, Subcorr and Christ T. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Battles – Experimental fusion rock. With Babe Rainbow. 10pm at Sugar. $18.
Jell – There’s always room for Jell. Wait, what? Rock. With guests. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Johnny & the Moon – Folk rock. 10pm at Lucky. $12:
Sat. july 23
Dan Kosub – CD release party. With Geoffrey Lundstrom. 8pm at Lucky. $10.
Deb Rhymer Band – Blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Boogaloo En Orbit – Latin dance-ables. 8:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
Jeff Wall – Doesn’t believe in genres. 8:30pm at Bird Of Paradise. Free.
BFA: The Musical – Fundraiser extravaganza! Space Miracle, Chris Ho, West My Friend and Hayley McCurdy. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $8.
Scawt Polachuk – Alternative blues. With Gordie Cheney, Kip Timos and Ciara Brown. 10pm at The Cambie. $5.
NEIGHBOUR – Groove drenched disco. With Toby Emerson. 10pm at Hush. $14.
Sun. july 24
Toni Blodgett – Hot jazz. 4pm at Hermann’s. $12.
TUES. July 26
The HouseCats – Blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Wed. July 27
ZIPP GUNN & GHOST BELLYs – Spinning rock, punk, soul, dancehall, reggae and more. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Mr. Something Something – Afro-beat funk. With Jordan Hanson and Hand Drum Rhythms. 10pm at Metropolis (603 Pandora). $13/$15.
Thurs. July 21
The Sutcliffes – Enjoy the music of The Beatles outdoors in the gardens of Government House. All ages. 6pm at Government House (1401 Rockland). Free. 250-387-2080.
LIVE AND UNPLUGGED – Featuring Edward Powell and Niel Golden. 7:30pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.
Fri. july 22
Flute Academy Gala Recital – The Victoria Conservatory of Music Summer Flute Academy presents its student performers. 2pm at Wood Hall (907 Pandora). $15. 250-386-5311.
Summer Song – The City of Gardens Chorus performs. Proceeds support Gordon United general funds. 7:30pm at Gordon United Church (935 Goldstream). $10. 250-478-6632.
Jacob Cordover – Classical guitar from Barcelona. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15/$10. 250-598-7488.
Mitochondrion – Down-tempo electronica. With Shibboleth. All ages. 8pm at the Sons of Norway (1110 Hillside). $TBA. 250-386-9812.
Faux Bamboo – A special evening of orignal jazz. 8pm at Wood Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$12 for students. 250-595-7031.
Sat. july 23
aesop’s animals – Four Symphony musicians with a special flare for entertaining children present this Music Corner; a delightful performance for kids all ages. Noon-1pm at Market Square. marketsquare.ca.
CB booking fest – Featuring Living with Lions, Everyone Everywhere, Unicron, the kick off, On Call Heroes, The Harbor Sound, Unleash The Archers and more! All ages. 12:30pm at Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group (1240 Gladstone). $12/$15. ticketscene.ca.
BACKBEAT – Journey throgh the 60s, 70s and 80s with a major pit stop in the British Invasion. 8:30pm at Trafalgar/Pro Patria Branch Legion 292 (411 Gorge E). $5. 250-384-7814.
Sun. july 24
At the River – Joanne Davidson and accompanists Christine Chepyha and Greg Davidson perform. 2pm at St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1701 Elgin). By donation. 250-383-6478.
Victoria Folk Music Society – Featuring Maria Dunn after open mic. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-474-5831, [victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Lucid 44 – Ambient and experimental indie. With Psychic Pollution and Orchards. All ages. 8pm at The Fifty Fifty Arts Collective (2516 Douglas). $3. thefiftyfifty.net
TUES. July 26
Emily Carr String Quartet – This acclaimed quartet features four stars of the Symphony’s strings section in a program of summer classics. Noon-1pm in Market Square (560 Johnson). Free. 250-386-2441.
Basses Loaded XV – Opening concert of the Victoria Summer Music Festival. With Gary Karr, double bass, Harmon Lewis, piano, and the 18 double basses of KarrKamp. 7:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $25. 250-385-8763, vsmf.org.
Wed. July 27
Vocal Academy Faculty Recital – The Victoria Conservatory of Music presents vocal performances by Nancy Argenta, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Daniel Taylor and members of the Academy Faculty. 7:30pm at Aliz Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $25. 250-386-5311.
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.
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.
Jazzi Abkhazi – Enjoy a variety of light upbeat musical styles by local bands. WEDNESDAYS 6pm at Abkhazi Garden (1964 Fairfield). $10. 250-598-8096.
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 details.
Bard & Banker – Justin Hewitt THURSDAY. The Ramblers FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Soul WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAYS. 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 – John MacArthur Duo FRIDAY 7:30pm. Skyla J & Oz MONDAY 7pm.
IRISH TIMES – Paul & Calvin THURSDAY-FRIDAY. Bobby Smith SUNDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Ivan Elieff. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-9pm.
The office – Beats, Bass & Voice FRIDAY. Dj Dubber SATURDAY. SkylaJ & The Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – Miranda Sage WEDNESDAY 7pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
The Superior – Matt Hurd THURSDAY. Paul Wainright FRIDAY. Paul Laverick SATURDAY. Bill Johnson TUESDAY. Andrew Slade WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm, unless otherwise noted.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Soul Shakers FRIDAY. Summer & The Sinners SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats 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 – Steve Grebanier Trio FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.