Weekly music listings July 7-14
Thurs. July 7
Ska fest – Trombone and skank? What more could you ask for? To July 9 at various venues throughout Victoria. For a detailed schedule, visit victoriaskafest.ca.
Guadi- with Micro Bongo Sound System and Dj Frame 10:30pm at the Upstairs Cabaret. visit victoriaskafest.ca. $17.50
Ken Boothe – “Mr. Rocksteady” makes his first trip to Canada’s West Coast for Ska Fest. With Chris Murray & The New Victorians and Natural Flavas. 5pm at Ship Point in the Inner Harbour. $23.95 Visit victoriaskafest.ca.
BIG WORM – Rap. With Generic, Roman C and Gigan. 9pm at Hush. $10.
Ocean Noise – Indie. With Spaceport Union. 9pm at V-lounge. $7.
Speed Control – Emo-pop punk. With Here the World. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $7.
De Bashment reunion – Dirty music. With DJ Ernold Sane, Trekk and KRLZ. 10pm at 9one9. $5.
Fri. july 8
Planet Smashers –
making their first Ska Fest appearance alongside The Resignators and the Hillside Hooligans. 8:30pm at Market Square. Visit victoriaskafest.ca. $22
DEB RHYMER BLUES BAND – Jazzy blues. 7:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
splinter – Classic and modern rock. 9pm at Waterwheel Pub . $TBA.
Galen Hartley – Roots, rock and folk. With Athena Holmes. 9pm at the Fort Cafe. $10/$6.
ALIX PEREZ – Drum n’ bass. 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
The Shorty Parker Band-
Rock cover band. 9pm at The Stationhouse Pub. $TBA.
PRIDE FETISH FASHION – Mayor Dean Fortin presents the Pride Week Declaration. 10pm at Paparazzi. $10.
Reaver – Death metal. With Ravensun. 10pm at Logan’s. $TBA.
Sat. july 9
Pride Diva league – Drag show with Gouda Gabor and Friends. 10pm at Paparazzi. $10.
Honeyboy Carencro – Last of the FREE Ska Fest concerts with MOBADASS and The Fundamentals. 1:30pm at Market Square. Visit victoriaskafest.ca.
KY-Mani Marley – Son of legendary Raggae artist, Robert Nesta Marley, Ky-Mani Marley will be accompanied by a full band and joined by Gramps Morgan (of Morgan Heritage), Kae Sun and Rocky Mountain Rebel Music. 8:30pm at Market Square. $33. Visit victoriaskafest.ca.
gaga’s revenge – Featuring Dylan Davis & The Monsters, The Dragbots and special guests. 8pm in the Bedford Regency Hotel’s basement (1140 Government). $10.
KENZIE CLARKE – Bitchin’ babe beats. With Kailem Bishop. 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
Sun. july 10
dub zx – Australian jams. With Flower Fairy, Rythmicon and Tedder. 10pm at 9one9. $25.
Pride Wrap-up Party – Drag show, major prize giveaways DJ boneshaker. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
TUES. July 12
New Country Rehab – Outlaw indie country. With Dan Wise, KC Kelly and Lonesome Larrys’ One Man String Band. 9pm at Logan’s. $8.
Wed. July 13
Whirling platters of rock – Zipp Gunn & Ghost Belly spin rock, punk, soul, dancehall, reggae and more. 9pm at Logan’s. 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.
musical cruise – A sunset cruise along the Oak Bay waterfront with the 45′ M.V. Aquitania. Bring along your singing voices and musical instruments. FRIDAYS 6:30-8pm. Meet at the bus stop next to the entrance of the Oak Bay Marina. $20/entertainers free. 250-508-1981.
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.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. 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.
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-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
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 7
music on the lawn – The Victoria Good News Choir and Bitterly Divine perform. 6-8pm on the east lawn of Government House (1401 Rockland). Free. 250-387-2080.
VCM Piano Academy – Students of the academy play for the public. 7:30pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). By donation. 250-386-5311.
Fri. july 8
Watcher – Rock. With /Wrists, Bestial Sanctuary, The Sentimentals, Praying for Greater Portland, Katie & the Lichen, Loose Tights, the Bash Brothers. All ages. 5pm at The Ministry of Casual Living (1442 haultain). $TBA. email@example.com
Auto Jansz – Roots rendezvous. With Andrea June, James Kasper and Geoff Howe. 7pm at Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). $7. 250-885-5988.
Summer Organ – Brett Maguire of Worcester, Massachussets, performs a dynamic and wide-ranging program of music by Sweelinck, Frescobaldi, Buxtehude, Rogg, Alain, Vierne, and Franz Liszt. 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $15. 250-383-2714.
VCM Summer JazZ – Don Thompson hosts the SJW Faculty FRIDAY 8pm & Brad Turner leads the All Star Faculty Big Band SATURDAY 8pm. All at the Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $20. 250-386-5311.
Sun. july 10
Mbira DzeMuninga – Zimbabwean quartet plays and sings ancient, deeply joyous mbira music, rooted in the traditions of Shona culture. 7:30pm at the Church of Truth (111 Superior). $15. 250-737-1331,
Victoria Folk Music Society – Featuring Paddy Tutty after open mic. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-474-5831, victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Wed. July 13
An Evening of Jewish Music – Enjoy the musical stylings of Joanne Davidson, Iris Colyn, Carol Sokoloff, Kenny Seidman and Greg Davidson. 7:30 pm at the Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue (1461 Blanshard). $10. 250.385-3378.
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.
Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY & FRIDAY. Tyler Harvey SATURDAY. Tom Hooper WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAYS. Rock of Ages 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 – Paul Laverick Duo FRIDAY 7:30pm. John MacArthur Duo MONDAY 7pm.
IRISH TIMES – The Starbirds THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Bobby Smith SUNDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
The O Bistro – Round Midnight WEDNESDAY 7-9pm.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Morry Stearns. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 7-9pm.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – Round Midnight WEDNESDAY 7pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
The Superior – Oliver Swain THURSDAY. Kelby Macnayr FRIDAY. Cold Cut Combo SATURDAY. Evan Crofton WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm, unless otherwise noted.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Mid Life Crisis FRIDAY. The Push SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
Vista 18 – Geoff Lundstrom FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.
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.
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.