weekly music listings June 23-29
Thurs. June 23
Redmond O’Colonies – Acoustic guitar. Please call ahead. 6:30pm at English Inn. Free.
The SWEET LOWDOWN – CD release party. 7:30pm at the Victoria Event Centre. $12/$10.
Double Platinum – Wishful thinking? 9pm at Ocean Island Cafe. Free.
Watering Dead Flowers – Seems to be a little confused about how this whole “gardening” thing works. With Next Whensday and Sea-Sekshun. 9pm at V-lounge. $8/$7.
Dirt Nasty – Chinese comedy pop. With Andre Legacy, Pocket Kings and ill an I. 9pm at Club 9one9. $20.
The Dyeing Merchants – Shoe-gazer indie. With DT Jackson and KHBR. 10pm at Rehab. $9/$5.
Zolabud – International pop. With Handsome Distraction and Body Politic. 10pm at Logan’s. $7.
Luke McKeehan – Down-tempo indie-house. With J-feud, Thom Banks. Strictly House Music. 10:00pm at Hush. $8.
Fri. june 24
Jazzfest 2011 – Ten days of the best of jazz. Performers include Cocojafro, Rockland Moran, Christian McBride and more! To July 3. Detailed schedule information at jazzvictoria.ca for more information.
Jenn Grant – Doesn’t believe in genres. With Sheroams. 8pm at Lucky. $15.
Sugarfix – Now aspartame-free! 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
The return of the Mags – Garage blues-rock. Gypsy Hack and Insomniacs, the MAGS, The Roles Models, Absolute Underground TV episode. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Dj Mark Farina – Techno. With Mr. Moe. 10pm at Hush. $17.
Sat. june 25
2011 mr. & miss gay vancouver island pageant – Along with the Mr. & Ms. Paparazzi pageant. 8pm at Paparazzi. Free.
Henry & the Nightcrawlers – Indie pop. With BoneHoof and The Wild Eggs. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.
Gary Preston BA – Pfft, only a BA? Live Blues. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Bloodied But Unbowed – Screening of the punk rock documentary by Suzanne Tabata. With East Vamps & Spokie Delune’s rock and roll burlesque show. 8pm at Lucky. $12.
The Shorty Parker Band – Does he ever wish he was a little bit taller? 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
MD Wren & the sick kids – Eves of Destruction Rollerderby after-party. Rockabilly country-punk. With The Loose Cannnons and The Tower of Dudes. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Lori J Ward – Minimalist house-pop. 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Sun. June 26
The Crystal Method – Breakbeat. With The Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness. 9pm at 9one9. $20.
Eamon McGrath – Hard-core post-punk blues. With Smith & Lyseng. 10pm at Lucky. $8.
mon. June 27
Laila Biali Trio – 8:30pm at Hermann’s. $23.
OKA – A key ingredient in Cajun-style gumbo. 9:30pm at Harpo’s. $25.
TUES. June 28
C’MON – “C’mon Warshark” is a better band name, but then there would be only one. With Warshark. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $10.
Wed. June 29
TALK IS CHEAP – But diamonds are forever. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Naomi Nice – House. With Ness-T and Capital Khaos. 10pm at Hush. $5.
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.
Carolyn Mark – Country punk. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.
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.
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.
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.
Karaoke Idol – Third round of Paparazzi Nightclub’s annual four-week competition. MONDAYS 10pm at Paparazzi. 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.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. 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.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Goth/Industrial DJ Night –
Give it all you’ve goth. With Boneshaker. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
Thurs. June 23
Minds at Work – Music with a summer theme. 7pm Thursday at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.
Fri. june 24
Cynthia Davis & The Sugar Blues Band – Concerts in the Park Kickoff. 1:30pm at the Cameron Bandshell (Beacon Hill Park). Free. victoria.ca.
Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra – Performing Beethoven, Brahms and Dvorak. FRIDAY 8pm at Sooke Community Theatre (6218 Sooke) & SATURDAY 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $18/$15. 250-642-2849.
Sat. june 25
Linda Gould Trio – Jazz in the Park. 1:30pm at Cameron Bandshell (Beacon Hill Park). Free. victoria.ca.
Sun. June 26
Greater Victoria Concert Band – Part of Concerts in the Park. 1:30pm at the Cameron Bandshell (Beacon Hill Park). Free. victoria.ca.
Chamber Music in the Country – Cellist Shauna Rolston, known worldwide for her passionate intensity and brilliant technique. 2:30pm at First Unitarian Church, (5575 West Saanich). $20/$17. 250-413-3134.
Steve Oda – Indian classical music. 7pm at David Lam Auditorium, UVic. $15/$10. 250-721-2672.
Jazz Vespers – 7:30pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). By donation. 250-592-6823.
Island songwriter contest semifinals – Contestant performances. 7:30pm at Norway Hours (1110 Hillside). $5.
mon. June 27
UNESCO ARTISTS FOR PEACE –
The University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers perform. 7pm at the First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral). $25. 250-514-4426.
Wed. June 29
Klondike Kate – Concert in the Park. 1:30pm at Cameron Bandshell (Beacon Hill Park). Free.
Anela Kahiamoe – Hawaiian Slack Key Guitarist. 5:30pm at Vista 18 (740 Burdett). $25. 250-381-4131.
Bard & Banker – Tyler Harvey THURSDAY. The Ramblers FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Geoffrey Lundstrom WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Harris Gilmore & The Mojos FRIDAY-SATURDAY 9pm.
The Bleue Coyote – Rock Of Ages SATRUDAY 8:30pm.
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 – Clark Brendon Trio FRIDAY 7:30pm. John MacArthur & Maureen Washington. MONDAY 7pm.
Hotel grand pacific – Aurora Scott FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Terra Hazleton MONDAY. All shows 9:30pm.
IRISH TIMES – Tom Hooper THURSDAY. Jeremy Walsh & Calvin Cairns FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Qristina & Quinn Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Karel Roessingh. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6-9pm.
The Office – Momentum THURSDAY. Damian Graham Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Coco Jafro MONDAY. Paul Black TUESDAY. Skyla J & the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 10pm.
THE OSWEGO HOTEL – Miranda Sage WEDNESDAY 7pm.
Pagliacci’s – Tiddish Columbia State Orchestra TUESDAY 8pm.
Penny Farthing – Jan Stirling THURSDAY-SATURDAY 8pm.
Six Mile Pub – Black Angus FRIDAY 7:30pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
The Superior – Dream Cab: Figments (Live Cabaret). SATURDAY-SUNDAY 7 & 9pm. $20. Colin Nealis and the Pocket Orchestra SUNDAY 12pm.
Swan’s – The Bill Johnson Blues Band FRIDAY. Soul Shakers fea. Joyce the Voice SATURDAY 9pm. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. 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.
the superior – Oliver Swain THURSDAY. Miranda Sage FRIDAY. Dream Cab SATURDAY 7pm & 9pm, SUNDAY 8pm. Pocket Orchestra SUNDAY noon-2pm. Bill Johnson TUESDAY. Evan Crofton WEDNESDAY. All shows 7pm and by donation unless otherwise noted.
vista 18 – Lust Life Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Rockland Moran SUNDAY-MONDAY. Eric Hughes Trio TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Country Christmas with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm. Deb Rhymer Boxing Day Jam SUNDAY 2pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
The office – The Ramblers THURSDAY 9pm. Skyla J & The Vibes WEDNESDAY 9pm.
the superior – Sunyata THURSDAY. The Fourth Annual Fiddle Jam, with Miss Emma and her fiddle friends FRIDAY. Kelby MacNayr TUESDAY. Colin and Ida WENDESDAY. All shows 6:30pm.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY.House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. Dj Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.