Weekly Music Listings – March 17

St. Patrick's Day parties, BA Johnston, Subvert, Hank& Lily meet the Red Elvises, Ice Cube and more.

Local comic-book rockers Hank Pine & Lily Fawn team up with Igor and the Red Elvises for a special show (see CONCERTS)

Local comic-book rockers Hank Pine & Lily Fawn team up with Igor and the Red Elvises for a special show (see CONCERTS)

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patty’s Bash – Shamrocks! With Bobby Smith 11am, Qristina & Quinn Bachand 1:30pm, Jeremy Walsh 5pm and Black Angus 8pm. THURSDAY at Irish Times. Free.

Another St. Patty’s party – Green beer! With The Slow Pokes 11:30am & 4.30pm, and Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson 8pm. THURSDAY at the Bard & Banker. Free.

mcgillicuddy’s – Leprechauns! THURSDAY 8:30pm at Canoe Brewpub. Free.

The Novamatics – Snakeless dance party. Reggae and ska. With Chris Ho. THURSDAY 9pm at Felicita’s (UVic). $3.

Blackie & The Triumphs – More green beer! Acoustic folk-punk. THURSDAY 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Fast Machine – Green hangover! 80s & 90s rock cover band. 10pm at Rehab. $10/$5.



Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like high school jazz. 5pm, free. Followed by Mark Berube & The Patriotic Few (All ages). 8pm at Hermann’s. $20/$19.

Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.

THursday blend: strings – The delightful mandolin stylings of Rick Van Krugel. 7pm at the Well. Free.

Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.

Ladies Night – Free pole dancing lessons. 9pm at Upper Deck. Free.

Reaver – It slices, dices and makes julien fries! With Scimitar, Lethal Halo and Covalent.  9pm at V-Lounge. $10/$7.

MOMENTUM – No relation to Newton. Drum and bass. 9pm at Soprano’s. $5.

Chris Lake – House beats. With DJ Keoni. (All ages). 9pm at Touch (751 View). $20.

Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. With Outsider and Condition Red. 10pm at Hush. $5.


McGillicuddys – St. Patty’s bash.  FRIDAY 7pm at the Pacific Fleet Club (1587 Lyall). $5.

funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.

Luke Blu Guthrie Band – Fusion of folk, funk, country, blues, and swing. With Jenn Forsland and Jack Roland. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

Stephen Fearing – Acoustic folk-rock. With Andy White. (All ages). 8pm at Hermann’s. $25.

Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY. Free.

Sunhawk – EP release party. With Aegis Fang. 9pm at Lucky. $10.

BA Johnston – Acoustic alterna-folk. With Babysitter and Open Relationship. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6.


Bluegrass brunch – Hosted by The Stowaways. 2pm at Hermann’s. Free. Queenie & the Groove Kings bring old school R&B, Motown and Stax classics and 80’s Latin-pop. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.

Karen Lee White – Acoustic folk. (All ages). 7pm at the Well. Free.

Summer and The Sinners – Blues, R&B and funk. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Free.

BRAVE NEW WAVES – Way hipper than old waves. Reggae, ska and surf. With Step Back Dave and Mace Windu. 9pm at  Felicita’s (UVic). $6.

goat legion – Less intimidating than the French Legion. (All ages). 9:30pm at the Sunset Room (401 Herald). $TBA.

Guess What Peter Did – Spoiler alert! He started a band. With Stiltskins and Dead Man’s Trio. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Subvert – Get the bass piloted right through you. Unless you have a heart condition. Then don’t. With Mark Instinct, Longshanks and Rhythmicon. 10pm at Sugar. $22.


Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.

Canus – Hot jazz and smooth harmony. 4:30pm at Hermann’s. $10.

Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.

jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS – Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.

Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.


open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.


Open Mic – Hosted by Yvonne Owens and Oliver Mitchell. 7pm at The Well (821 Fort). Free.

victoria bluegrass jam – Bring your instruments. 7:30pm at Orange Hall. $3 to play, free to listen.

Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

NETSKY – This Belgian DJ will rodger your hammerstein. With DJs Rhythmicon and Mt. Doyle. 9pm at 9one9. $10.

Igor & Red Elvises – In Soviet Russia, Elvis impersonates you! With Hank Pine &Lily Fawn. 10:30pm at Lucky. $12.


OPEN STAGE – The Lovelies kick off this open mic. Registration between 7:30-8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.

Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.

Ice Cube – Movie star, actor, producer and hip-hop legend, he does it all. 10pm at 9one9. $45.

THE SLAG – Not a vitreous byproduct. With NoHassle. 10pm at Hush. $5.


friends of music society – Featuring the Moodswing Orchestra performing Luck of the Irish. THURSDAY 7pm at the Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.

The Arrogant Worms – (See CITYSOMTHIN). This three-man music-comedy troupe is on a mission to make you laugh. (All ages). THURSDAY 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora). $28.  250-386-5311.

UVIC School of Music – Graduate Recital, pianist Kailey MacKenzie, THURSDAY 1:30pm, free. Fridaymusic, percussion students perform, FRIDAY 12:30pm, by donation. Faculty Recital, Michelle Mares, piano, performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations, FRIDAY 8pm, $18/$14. UVic Jazz Orchestra, SATURDAY 8pm, $15/$10. Cello Class Recital, SUNDAY 2:30pm, free. Vocal Jazz Spring Showcase, SUNDAY 8pm, by donation. Graduating Recital, pianist Jennifer Mitchell, MONDAY 8pm, free. Graduate Recital, Marlie Grant presents her first year graduate recital for horn, WEDNESDAY 12:30pm, free. Graduating Recital, saxophonist Jeff Poynter presents his Bachelor of Music graduating recital, WEDNESDAY 8pm, free.  All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. 250-721-8634.

Snatam Kaur – Sacred chant concert. FRIDAY 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $35. 250-920-4037.

Splash ‘n Boots – A musical energy stampede for kids. SATURDAY 2pm at Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $18/$13. 250-721-8480.

MESSE des COUVENTS –  A rare opportunity fo hear this plainsong setting and other choral works. Sponsored by the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Victoria Centre, and the RJH Nursing School Alumae Association. SATURDAY 4pm at the Pemberton Chapel, Royal Jubilee Hospital (1952 Bay). $15/$10 RCCO members. 250-474-4047.

NIEL GOLDEN – An evening of in-the-moment music. With Scott Sheerin. SATURDAY 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15. 250-598-7488.

Celtic Vespers – Celebrate Spring’s arrival with music and readings from the Celtic tradition.SUNDAY 7pm at St. Johns United Church (10990 West Saanich). Free. 250 656-5273, eve.kerr@telus.net.

Victoria Folk Music Society – Open mic followed by The Clover Point Drifters. SUNDAY 7:30pm at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-413-3213.

LENTEN CONCERT SERIES – The  Pinnacle Brass Quintetplays music by Bach, Gabrieli, Kamen, Ewald, and Piazzolla SUNDAY 7:30pm at the Church of St John the Divine (1611 Quadra). By donation. 250-383-7169.

Lenten Lunchtime Concerts – Featuring Emmanuel Ortega on Cello and Timothy Chow on Piano. Proceeds to benefit Women in Need Community Co-op. Bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided. WEDNESDAYS 12:10-12:50pm. To April 20 at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin). By donation. 250-598-2212.

A Great Noyse – A colourful program of secular and sacred Renaissance music from Europe and the Americas. WEDNESDAY 7:30pm at The Maritime Museum of BC (28 Bastion Square). $18.$15 for MMBC members. 250-385-4222.