Weekly Music Listings – March 3-9

Carlos del Junco, 64 Funnycars, Hey Rosetta!, the Mahones and more.

Hey Rosetta plant their Seeds in Victoria (see GIGS)

Hey Rosetta plant their Seeds in Victoria (see GIGS)

GigsthursdayElectric Druids – Progressive rock. With Spaceport Union and The Party on High Street. 9pm at V-lounge. $8/$6. The New Colors – Alternative rock. With Handsome Distraction and Moss Rock. 7pm at The Fort Cafe. (All Ages). $5. Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.  Open Mic – Hosted by Rick Van Krugal. 7pm at the Well. Free. Trevor Davies – Singer, song-writer and jazz guitarist. (All ages). 7:30pm at Café Fantastico. By donation. Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.The revival – Hill billy dance music. With Double Platinum. 9pm at Logan’s. $7. Ladies Night – Girls night out just got sexier with free pole dancing lessons. 9pm at the Upper Deck. Free. Karaoke – Sing your heart out. 9pm at Felicita’s. Free. Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off to liquid funk  with Given and Tedder. 10pm at Hush. $5.friday The Dears – (see MUSIC) With Eulogies. 8pm at Sugar. $16. Carlos Del Junco – Juno-nominated jazz, blues and swing harmonica virtuoso. 8pm at Hermann’s. $25.  OLIVER SWAIN – Spine tingling vocals, upright bass, banjo and guitar. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. By donation. Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY. Free.  Mike Edel – Jazz guitar. With Lindsay Bryan. 8:30pm at Lucky. $12.  FROSTBACKS – Canadian punk-rock. With The Sweathogz and The Drunken Idiots. 9pm at Logan’s. $10. The Shorty Parker Band – What happens when you don’t eat your spinach. 9pm at the Shark Club. $5.  FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – Top 40 with lasers. With DJs Kris Reign and Marshall A. 9pm at 9one9. $7/$5 student. funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.Aaron Nazrul & The Boom Booms – Rock, reggae, Latino, electro and funk. With The Funk Hunters and The Hilberry Brothers. 10pm at Lucky. $10.  OMG FRIDAY – DJ Bellyfish and DJ Speedyshoes spin a fresh mix of top 40, electronic and hip hop. 10pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $6. saturday West Coast Wailers – Old timey awesome. With Without A Voice, Toko-Pa, Morley and Zac V. (All ages). 6:30pm at Floyds Diner. By donation.  Aurora Scott – Jazz, blues and R&B. With Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith and Josh Dixon. 7pm at Hermann’s. $10. Wild Horse Benefit – With Laura Doyle and Miles Foxx Hill. Proceeds support Friends of Nemaiah Valley’s protection of one of Canada’s last truly wild horse populations. 7pm at the Solstice Café. $20/$15.  The Tower of Dudes – Like the tower of Babel, only with more body hair. With Moonshine Gang. 7:30pm at The Fort Cafe. (All Ages). $5.  Preston McCool – Oldest of the DJ clans. With Linda Tesser. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Free. 64 Funnycars – Infinite clowns! With Budokan, Slim Milkie. 9pm at Logan’s. $TBA. Rock Of Ages – And lo, the Rock descended the mountain and said unto man, “Rock out!” Classic rock cover band. 9pm at The Bleue Coyote. Free.  The Return of the Bass-Sick Boyz – Not dead yet. 10pm at Hush. $10. Solid! – A throbbing dancefloor and an eclectic mix of music. With DJ Longshanks. 10pm at Lucky. $6. sunday Sunday Blues Jam – hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.Canus – Hot jazz. (All ages). 4pm at Hermann’s. $10. Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. 4:30pm-12am at Logan’s. Free.Jeff Martin 777 – Alternative folk-rock. With Flowerchild and Gabriel Lee. 7pm at 9one9. $22.jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS – Welcoming atmosphere. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free. SHOWROOM – Jazz influenced R&B. 9pm at V-lounge. $8/$6. Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by Doosie & Decker. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free. monday Hey Rosetta! – Indie pop-rock celebrate the release of Seeds. 8pm at Sugar. $20. Battle of the Bands – Semi-finals with Handsome Distraction, Newport Beach, Crunch Mustard and the Darius Cheezeman Experience. 9pm at Felicita’s. $TBA.  open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free. Jam Session – Because playing alone is depressing. All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free. oh GREAT! It’s Monday – Funky electro-house. With Big AX. 10pm at Hush. $5. tuesday Open Mic – Come and showcase your talent! 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. GZA – Rap-tastic! 9pm at Sugar. $25.wednesdayOPEN STAGE – The Lovelies kick off this open mic. Registration between 7:30-8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.  RECORD SWAP & DANCE PARTY – Bring your records and shake your booty! Henderson & Kaup host. 9pm at Logan’s. Free. Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free. LOCKED IN A GARAGE BAND FUNDRAISER – Raising production funds for a local film about a high school rock band on the verge of breaking up and gets locked in their garage for a day. With Everybody Left, Jell and guests. 9pm at Lucky. $12. BIG-E – It’s booty shakin’ time! With Nigel and C-Majah. 10pm at Hush. $5. Concerts UVIC School of Music – Graduate Recital, featuring pianist Kailey MacKenzie, THURSDAY noon, free. Friday Music, School of Music string students, FRIDAY 12:30pm, by donation. Faculty Chamber Music Series, concert honouring their long-time friend and colleague Lanny Pollet on the eve of his retirement, SATURDAY 8pm, $18/$14. Donors  Concert, SUNDAY 2:30pm, Free. Graduating Recital, featuring vocalist Claire Stewart, MONDAY 8pm, free. Graduate Recital, featuring vocalist Mary-Ellen Rayner. WEDNESDAY 12:30pm, free. Graduating Recital, featuring bassoonist Nadia Pona, WEDNESDAY 8pm, free. 250-721-8634. Banquo Folk Ensemble – Folk Music from the middle ages to the present day on violin, Uilleann pipes, mandolin, recorder, penny-whistle, harp, hammered dulcimer and more. Presented by the Friends of Music Society. THURSDAY 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.MAE MOORE AND FRIENDS – (See MUSIC) CD release concert for Folklore. THURSDAY 7:30pm at The Belfry (1291 Gladstone). SOLD OUT. 250-385-6815.Phil Dwyer – Pays tribute to the legendary trio recordings of Sonny Rollins. With Jesse Cahill and Ben Dwyer. FRIDAY 7pm at Henderson Performing Arts Centre (801 Bank). $10/$8 students and seniors. 250-370-6811. JOE TRIO IN CONCERT – FRIDAY 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $29/$24 students and seniors/$19 for VCM members. 250-386-6121.UVic Orchestra – Performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, op. 21, Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Béla Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin, op. 19 Suite and Arnold Schönberg’s Begleitungsmusik zu einer Lichtspielscene, op. 34. FRIDAY 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (Uvic). $18/$14. 250-721-8480.The Art & Ecstasy of the Chaconne – A musical trot through the dance that scandalized Europe. SATURDAY 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $10-$30. 250-386-6121.Maureen Washington – Jazz at its best. With Daniel Cook, Casey Ryder, Twango, Islander and Bill Holtom. SATURDAY 8pm at Knox Presbyterian Church (2964 Richmond). $10. Here is a picture: Songs for E. Carr – Veda Hille performs a song cycle about painter Emily Carr. SUNDAY 1pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1040 Moss). $15. 250-384-4171 ext 288. Multimedia Guitars – Guitarists Alexander Dunn, Bradford Werner, Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo merge in an exciting and eclectic event combining music, dance and theatre! SUNDAY 2:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$10 students and seniors. 250-386-5311 ext. 228.The Balkan Babes – Acapella folk raise their voices to raise cash for local teen robotics group FIXIT. (All ages). SUNDAY 2:30pm at Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). $10. The Linden Singers -I choristi: Opera through the eyes of the chorister. SUNDAY 2:30pm at St Elizabeth’s Church, (10030 Third, Sidney). $18. Bortniansky & the Sacred Music of the Mountains – A cappella sacred choral works from Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Georgia. SUNDAY 7:30pm at St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $15. 250-896-3428, victoriachoralacademia.net Victoria Folk Music Society – Debbie Ryan and Jack Brygidyr, Qualicum Beach folk duo. SUNDAY 7:30pm at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-413-3213. Victoria symphony – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. MONDAY 8pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $12-$44. 250-386-6121. Ill Intent – With Dead Icons, Promises and Gutless. (All ages). WEDNESDAY 6pm at Ambrosia Event Centre (638 Fisgard). $10. 250-475-1948.eats’n’beats Bard & Banker – Justin Hewitt THURSDAY. Run for Cover FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY, 7:30pm. Geoff Lundstrom MONDAY. Tom Hooper TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted. bartholomew’s -Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAY. Havanna Club Live TUESDAY. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted. glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.IRISH TIMES – Black Angus  THURSDAY-SATURDAY. The Mahones SUNDAY 8pm, $10. Paul O’Brien MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.Hotel Grand Pacific – Jan Stirling, Jazz Piano. SATURDAY-MONDAY 6:30-9:30pm.Ocean Pointe – Karel Roessingh FRIDAY 6pm, Bill Mulley SATURDAY 6pm.The Office – Ramblers THURSDAY. Beats, bass & voice FRIDAY. Left Hook SATURDAY. Geoffry Lundstrom TUESDAY 8pm. SkylaJ and the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted. Penny Farthing – Roland Barrett THURSDAY – SATURDAY. All at 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. Strath’s clubhouse – Country night with DJ Clinton THURSDAY 9pm.The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.  the superior – Skyla & Oz THURSDAY. Cold Cut Combo FRIDAY. David Vest SATURDAY. Paul Laverick & Friends TUESDAY. Evan Crofton WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. The Smash FRIDAY. The Push SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude  TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.  vista 18 – Los Gringos Locos FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm. Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. DJ Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.

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