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)

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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