Weekly Music listings July 28- Aug. 3

Weekly Music listings July 28- Aug. 3

  • Jul. 27, 2011 8:00 a.m.
Ganga Giri blends natural elements with tribal elements to create a unique electronic dance sound. See him at the Metropolis (formerly Karma) Friday, July 29.

Ganga Giri blends natural elements with tribal elements to create a unique electronic dance sound. See him at the Metropolis (formerly Karma) Friday, July 29.

Weekly Music listings July 28- Aug. 3




Thurs. July 28

John The Singing Grocer – Folk. All ages. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantasticos Roastery (965 Kings). By donation.

Jazz Jam – Hosted by the Tom Vickery Trio. With Hugh Fraser. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.

Anna Frances – Acoustic indie-rock. 8pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.

Scimitar – More Metal Madness. With No Other Way and Hell Bros. 9pm at V-Lounge.

Durban Poison – with Grand Bizarre and Fins Out. 10pm at Logan’s  $8.

John the Singing Grocer – Cafe Fantastico Roastery. 7:30pm.By donation

DJ TOUCHBASS – Bass, dubstep, breaks and funk with DJ Techstylez. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.

Fri. july 29

Blue Moon Blast – Ska. With The Human Statues, The Novamatics and more. All ages. 6:30pm at Centennial Square. Free.

Under the Mountain – Rock. With Bang Twang and Lost in the Revolution. 8pm at The Cambie. $10.

Mendozza – Heavy rock. With Buzzard. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Dirt Crew – Electro-house and new school disco. With Mr. Moe. 10pm at Hush. $15.

Stay The Hell Out Of America – Old school punk. With The Dayglo Abortions, The Stockers, Class of 1984 and L.I.D. 10pm at Lucky. $10.

SAt. july 30

Off-World Colonies Kariba Surprise – Folk-step. With Déjà-Drew & His Déjà-Crew. All ages. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.

Gary Preston band – Blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

BILL FRANCIS – Covers the Beatles. 8pm at Slider’s Bar & Grill (3115 Cedar Hill). Free.

The Niche – Vancouver rock. With Sebastion Kayne & The Sexy Offenders and Heavy Lemon. 9pm at The Cambie. $5.

STarkillers – Electro-house. With Soulfix and Whoa! Grenade. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.

Frostbacks – Compilation fundraiser with Blackie and the Triumphs and Guests.  9:30pm at Logan’s  $10..

Sun. july 31

Dixieland Express – 4pm at Hermann’s. $12.

Donald Glaude – Funky hard house. With Jon-E Industry and Marlee. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.

Kuba Oms – Soul-pop. 10pm at 9one9. $12.

Harbour Heros – Lust Life Jaxx Band at Ocean Point Resort plaza, 1to 5pm. Free.

mon. August 1

BC Day Celebrations-Three stages of entertainment for the whole family. St Ann’s Academy. 11am to 5:30pm. Free.

Tues. August 2

The Sutcliffes – A West coast homage to the Beatles. 6pm at Rutledge Park (Inverness at Cloverdale). By donation. 250-953-9266.

Wed. August 3

Beat Junky -with Ali Rambo. Hush 10pm. $5.

DJ Rufino -Playing raw soul, funk, Dub and dancehall.  Logan’s. 9pm. 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.

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.

Victoria Folk Music Society – Featuring The O’Brien Family after open mic. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.

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.

90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-mollenium 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 David and Katherine. TUESDAYS 7pm at The Well. $3.

Two Twoonies for Tunes – Join the Gettin’ Higher and High Noon Choir members drop-in sing. All voices welcome.  TUESDAYS 7:30-9:30pm at the Church of Truth (111 Superior). $4.

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 28

Shari Ulrich- Juno Award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Accompanied by her daughter, Julia Graff and Nanaimo’s Ted Littlemore.  The Belfry Theatre. 8pm. $25. 250-385-6815, www.belfry.bc.ca/tickets.

Fri. july 29

MARK PHILLIPS & the IIIrd GENERATION Band- Bluegrass. Proceeds to help local people in need. All ages. 8pm at the Cadboro Bay United Church (2625 Arbutus). $25. 250-477-2715.

Paul Black Trio-Barts bar and Grill Free

Sat. july 30

Victoria electronic music festival – Donald Glaud, Starkillers, Soulfix, Jelo, AFL, Whoa, Grenade! and dozens more will star in this two-day festival at locations around Victoria. Check out vemf.org for full list of showtimes and performers.

vocal recital – Tyler Duncan, Martha Guth and Erika Switzer perform the music of Schubert, Faure, Barber, Britten and more. 7:30pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $25. 250-385-8763, vsmf.org.

A Midsummer Night Concert – Performed by the Victoria Summer Choir. 7:30pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $20. 250-360-0356.

Jacqueline Drew – and the crew at Butchart Gardens Evening Entertainment. 8pm.

Paul Black Trio-Barts bar and Grill Free

Sun. july 31

Victoria electronic music festival – Donald Glaud, Starkillers, Soulfix, Jelo, AFL, Whoa, Grenade! and dozens more will star in this two-day festival at locations around Victoria. Check out vemf.org for full list of showtimes and performers.

CanUS Hot Jazz Band – The hottest of all the jazzes. All ages. 1pm at the Cameron Bandshell (Beacon Hill Park). Free.

Symphony Splash – See Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour transformed into an outdoor concert stage. 7:30pm at the Inner Harbour (downtown). Free. victoriasymphony.ca/splash.

TUES. August 2

Slayer – Touring with Rob Zombie for first time since Ozzfest 1999. With special guests Exodus. 7pm at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $70/$60. 250-220-2600.

Wed. August 3

Viennese Piano Trios – Arthur Rowe, Piano & Joan Blackman, Violin and Ariel Barnes perform music by Haydn, Brahms and Schubert. 6:35pm at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). $25. 250-385-8763, vsmf.org.



Butchart gardens – Chris Millington and Dancin’ THURSDAY. Kingmixers FRIDAY. Jacqueline Drew & The Crew SATURDAY 7pm. Diane Pancel Quartet SUNDAY. Odyssey String Quartet MONDAY. Black Angus TUESDAY. Brianne de Verteuil & Her Savvy 6 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 – Offering classical concerts ina gorgeous, historic venue. With different performers each week. SATURDAYS 4pm. To Aug. 27 at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdette). By donation. 250-383-2714.

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.

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.


Dinner Music


Bard & Banker – Adam & Antonia THURSDAY. Tyler Harvey FRIDAY. Geoffrey Lundstrom SATURDAY-SUNDAY. All shows 9pm.

bartholomew’s – Paul Black 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 – Mowbray & Mills  FRIDAY 7:30pm.

IRISH TIMES -Black Angus THURSDAY- FRIDAY. Ceilidh Briscoe SATURDAY, Bobby Smith SUNDAY.

Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Bill Mulley FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-9pm.

The office – Xanthic Blue THURSDAY. Beats, Bass & Voice FRIDAY. Aurora Scott SATURDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.


Strath’s clubhouse – Pat Shade FRIDAYand SATURDAY 9pm.

The Superior – Paul O’Brien and Family THURSDAY. Sunyata FRIDAY. Andrew Slade Trio SATURDAY. Friends and Inventions of Mr. Aaron Watson SUNDAY.

The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6-9pm. Auto Jansz, Andrea June and Jennifer Louise Taylor FRIDAY 8pm. 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.