Weekly Music Listings – March 24-30

Electric Six, the Dudes, Benny Page, Elizabeth Shepherd and more.

Catch Elizabeth Shepherd at Hermann's (See GIGS)

Catch Elizabeth Shepherd at Hermann's (See GIGS)



Electric Six – It would be awesome if we could dance. With Birthday Boys. 7pm at 9one9. $16.

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

Jim Moffatt – Folk blues. 7:30pm at Caffe Fantastico (965 Kings). $5.

Noa – Jazz from the Netherlands. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10/$15 Victoria Jazz Society members and students.

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

Red Spring Trio –  From bluegrass to klezmer to celtic and beyond. 8pm at the Fort Cafe. $8-$10.

Louder than love – But quieter than a jet. With That’s What She Said and Couch 85. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

impulse – With Still Within, Made In Bangs and DT Jackson. 10pm at Rehab. $9/$5.

Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. With Clix, Generic and Christ. 10pm at Hush. $5.


The Debby Duncan Quartet – Classic jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.

The Dudes – But there can be only one Lebowski. With Acres of Lions. 8pm at Sugar. $16.

O’Brien family – Paul, Mollie, Cormac and Finton O’Brien bring their family humour, harmonies, strings and bodhran following open stage. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation.

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

Dead Eyes Open – Live eyes back in 10 minutes. With Rotten Rails. 8:30pm at Rehab. $15/$10.

David P. Smith – With the Euphorians. FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm at Discovery Coffee (664 Discovery). $12.

Superglide – Apply liberally for best results. 9pm at the Shark Club. Free.

The Role Models – (See MUSIC). Absolute Underground Records launch party. With Bradys Problem and The Mutated Earthlings. 9:30pm at Logan’s. $10.

EAMES – Future dance. With Rhythmicon and KMT. 10pm at Lucky. Free before 11pm/$10 after 11pm.

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

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


BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. 2pm at Logan’s. Free.

The Ghostbirds – Elclectic folk.. 7pm at the Well. Free.

Pretzel Logic Orchestra – Mmmmm, salty rhetoric. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15.

Slim & The Dueces – 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

Moonshine Gang – Smoother sounding than the ethanol cohorts. With Faceman and The Tower of Dudes. 9pm at The Cambie. $5.

ADHAM SHAIKH – A blend of styles and traditions from Bhangra, Latin, Brazilian, afrobeat, electro, breaks, dub, psychedelic trance, downtempo and funk. SATURDAY 9pm and SUNDAY 5:30pm at the Sunset Room (401 Herald). $20.

Benny Page – With Tedder, Turns and Phrase. 9:30pm at Hush. $TBA.

The New Colors – Unless you’re colourblind. With Shadow Of The Gods, Lepka. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.


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.


NISKA – Doesn’t believe in genres. With Derek Wilson. (All ages). 8pm at the Fort Cafe. $10.

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.

Elizabeth Shepherd – Soulful jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $18/$15.

The Strange Boys – Is there any other kind? R&B. With Bank Robber, White Ribs and Natural Child. 8:30pm at Logan’s. $8.

Say Hi –  (see MUSIC) Breakin’ up 37 times is hard to do. Rock. With Blair and Yellow Ostrich. 9pm at Lucky. $14.

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


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

TALK IS CHEAP – But diamonds are forever. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

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

Logik – House techno. With J-Feud and Nick Karma. 10pm at Hush. $5.


HATS OFF TO BROADWAY – Presented by Bob LeBlanc’s Variety Fare. THURSDAY & SATURDAY 7:30pm at the Metro Studio Theatre (1411 Quadra). $25. varietyfare.ca.

friends of music society – With the Country Feature. THURSDAY 7pm at the Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.

UVIC School of Music – Graduating Recital, featuring vocalist Rachelle Fullerton, THURSDAY 8pm, Free. Fridaymusic, School of Music composition students, FRIDAY 12:30pm, by donation. Graduating Composers, composition majors present their graduating compositions, SATURDAY 8pm, free. Piano Class Recital, students from the class of May Ling Kwok, SUNDAY 2pm, by donation. Graduate Recital, featuring pianist Monika Zaborowski, MONDAY 1pm, free. Graduating Recital, featuring horn player Norbert Ziegler, MONDAY 8pm, free. Graduate Recital, featuring vocalist Halley Bailey, WEDNESDAY 12:30pm, free. Graduating Recital, featuring percussionist Rob Phillips, WEDNESDAY 8pm, free. All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. 250-721-8634.

Sam Rotman – World renowned pianist and Hebrew Christian shares his story with music, performing works by Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. FRIDAY Friday 7:30pm at the Central Baptist Church (833 Pandora). By donation. 250-385-7786, central@shaw.ca

maru – Shakuhachi and taiko duo perform Japanese-style music with rhythms and sounds influenced from jazz, rock, middle east, ambient. FRIDAY 8pm at Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora), 250-475-0477. SATURDAY 8pm at Shambala Meditation Centre (1-2033 Belmont), 250-383-9108. All shows $15/$10 students and seniors.

UVIC Wind Symphony – A Tribute to Lanny Pollet: Professor of Flute. FRIDAY 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $14/$12. 250-721-8634.

JACKSON BROWNE – Solo acoustic tour. FRIDAY 8pm at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard). $80/$55. 250-220-2600.

Jon Miller Jazz Trio – Local jazz favourites take the stage to blow your mind. FRIDAY 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). $15/$5 youth. 250-598-7488.

Victoria Symphony – Tam Plays Tchaikovsky, Terence Tam’s brilliant virtuosity will dazzle you in Tchaikovsky’s beloved violin concerto. SATURDAY 8pm & SUNDAY 2pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $40-$73. 250-386-6121.

IL GIARDINO d’AMORE – Performed by Musica Pacifica with soprano Ellen Hargis. SATURDAY 8pm Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $10-$25. 250-882-5058, earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca.

Variety Show Gala – With the Cold Cut Combo, Daniel Lapp, the Salvation Army Citadel Band Ensemble, and more. Includes Silent Auction. SATURDAY 6pm at Cordova Bay United Church (813 Claremont). $15/children under 12 free.  250-658-1946.

BRUCE COCKBURN – With special guest Jenny Scheinman. SATURDAY 8pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $61. 250-386-6121.

CITY OF GARDENS WOMEN’S BARBERSHOP CHORUS – Performs with the Victoria Village Squires Men’s Chorus. SUNDAY 2:30pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). $12/$10 students/$5 children under 13. 250-652-5392, sueandjohn@shaw.ca.

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

Jazz Vespers – With The Bob Watts Trio. SUNDAY 7:30pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). By donation. 250-744-8797, stphilips@shaw.ca.

MOTHER MOTHER – This Canadian avante pop quintet blows into Victoria to promote their newest album, Eureka. SUNDAY & MONDAY 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). SOLD OUT. 250-386-5311.

Top Secret Bluegrass Band – Bringing bluegrass secrets from Okotoks, Alberta. TUESDAY 7:30 at Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). $7/$5. 250 388-4520, victoriabluegrass.ca.

LENTEN CONCERT SERIES – Shauna Yarnell and Julia Kimberley, perform an eclectic programme of music from Handel and Mozart, through to the 21st Century. With Alexei Paish. SUNDAY 7:30pm at the Church of St John the Divine (1611 Quadra). By donation. 250-383-7169.

Lenten Lunchtime Concerts – 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.

Lennie Gallant – Juno winning artist performs his genre straddling music. WEDNESDAY 8pm at the Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon). $25. 250-656-0275.