Weekly Music Listings – March 31 to April 6

Bonehoof, Jon & Roy, Blackie & the Triumphs, Ron Sexsmith and more

Go go to the Dodos, April 1

Go go to the Dodos, April 1

Gigs

thursday

Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like highschool jazz, 5pm, free. Followed by the Tom Vickery Trio, 8pm, $6. All at Hermann’s.

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

BoneHoof – Indie folk performed by four well dressed gents. (All ages). 7:30pm at Cafe Fantastico. By donation.

FALL FAIR CAR – Big-beat rock. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $6.

Rocky Mountain Rebel Music – (See CITYSOMETHIN). Reggae funk from the Zone’s Band of the Month. (All ages). 9pm at Rehab. $9/$5.

The Perfect Trend – CD release party. With Angel Down and Sea-Sekshun. 9:30pm at V-Lounge. $12/$8.

Jell – Local rock. With 12 Steps and Electric Empress. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.

Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. With Nastynasty, Plus2 and Depths. 10pm at Hush. $5.

friday

The Nick La Riviere Septet – Jazz, funk and Latin. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15..

TEEN DAZE – End of classes bash. With Boats, Freak Heat Waves and Newport Beach. Sponsored by CFUV 101.9 FM. 9pm at Felicitas (UVic). $6.

Sugarfix – High-energy rock. 9pm at The Cambie, $TBA.

Dodos – Not as extinct as you’d think. With Reading Rainbow. 9pm at Sugar. $20.

INVASIVES – Because if it’s not invasive, it’s not fun. With The Kettle Black 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Ghetto Funk Tour – Their funk goes to 11. With The Funk Hunters, J Pod and DJ Wood. 10pm at Lucky. $10.

DJ G – Dubstep. With Buckmaster and Miss Bliss. 10pm at Hush. $5.

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

saturday

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

Carol and Kenny – Acoustic Jazz. 7pm at the Well. Free.

IVORY SKY – Banjos, fiddles, guitars and sweet voices. With Marley Daemon. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. sliding scale $7-$20.

The Gary Preston Band – Blues to cure what ails ya. 8pm at The Upper Deck Lounge. Free.

Jon and Roy – A little bit of everything. With Brave New Waves. 8pm at Sugar. $20.

Circuit Saturdays – Drag stars and go go dancers. 9pm at Paparazzi. $6.

DIRT CREW – Electro-house disco. With Thomas Banks. 10pm at Hush. $12.

B-Lines – Soulful powerpop rock. Say that three times fast. With Yung Mums, Open Relationship and Medusa. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

sunday

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.

Test Their Logik – CD release party. With Savage Fam, Mother Tareka, Cleo Madelaine, Comrade Black and Andrea Coates. (All ages). 7pm at The Solstice Cafe. Sliding scale $6-$15/free for Idigenous youth.

An Evening at Harpo’s – harmonica virtuoso Harpdog Brown pure blues in an acoustic duo with Graham Guest. 7pm at the Upstairs Cabaret. $15.

Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.

monday

Karaoke – Let your inner Lady Ga Ga, Madonna or Roy Orbison come out with Stacey and Thor as your hosts. 9pm at Paparazzi. Free.

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

tuesday

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

Ocean Noise – Wet much? (All ages). With Riptide. 9pm at The Fort Cafe. $5.

Blackie & the Triumphs- Absolute Underground Records fundraiser. With Growler and Left Pocket Dead. 9:30pm at Lucky. $8.

wednesday

AWOLNATION – Indie pop. With guests. 8pm at 9one9. SOLD OUT.

House Party – DJ Rufino hosts.  Raw soul, funk and dancehall. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.

Boneshaker – Industrial goth. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.

Goth/Industrial DJ Night – 9 pm at Paparazzi. $3.

LEGIT – Progressive electro-disco house. 10pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $TBA.

Dreadsteppas – Drum and bass, dubstep and glitch. With Deerface. 10pm at Hush. $5.

Concerts

The Don Wright Symphonic Winds – Performing War and Peace. THURSDAY 8pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $5-$18. 250-721-8480.

friends of music society – Member’s present a pot pourri of foolish songs, THURSDAY 7pm. Featuring Minds at Work, FRIDAY 7pm. All at the Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). All Free. 250-592-5114.

The Romantics and Mozart – Showcasing young, emerging talent from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. FRIDAY 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $15/$10 students and seniors/$5 VCM members.

Pipe Organ Masterworks IV – Featuring Viennese concert organist Peter Planyavsky performing virtuoso works by the great German and Austrian composers. FRIDAY 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $20/$15 students. 250-383-2714.

The Restarts – Hardcore punk. With The Rebel Spell, Ak-47 and Blood Nasty. (All ages). FRIDAY 7:30pm at Victoria Legion Trafalgar/Pro Patria Branch (411 Gorge East). $13. 250-384-7814.

UVIC School of Music -African Percussion Concert, THURSDAY noon, free.String Chamber Music, featuring String Ensembles from the studios of the Lafayette String Quartet and Yariv Aloni, THURSDAY 8pm, by donation. UVic Chamber Singers, FRIDAY 12:30pm and SUNDAY 8pm, by donation. Graduating Recital, featuring guitarist Patrick Jennings, FRIDAY 8pm, free. Sacred and Secular, performed by the UVic Philomela Women’s Choir, SUNDAY 2:30pm, $12/$10. Sound Waves, performed by the UVic Chamber Singers, SUNDAY 8pm, by donation. All at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall. 250-721-8634.

Ron Sexsmith – Melancholic pop folk. (All ages). SATURDAY 7pm at St. Ann’s Auditorium. SOLD OUT.

UVic chorus & orchestra – Die Jahreszeiten, featuring student and faculty soloists. SATURDAY 8pm at Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $18/$14 students and seniors. 250-721-8480.

Victoria Symphony – Perform Brandenburg 5 and Haydn 98. SUNDAY 2:30pm at Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $25-$48. 250-721-8480.

Test Their Logik –   (See CITYSOMETHIN’) With Savage Farm, Comrade Black and host MC Andrea Coates. (All ages). SUNDAY 6:30pm at the Solstice Cafe (529 Pandora). Sliding scale $6 -$15/free for Indigenous Youth. 250-475-0477.

HERMAN’S HERMITS – The creators of I’m Henry Vlll, I Am and Listen People descend on Victoria to rock out. SUNDAY 7:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $56-$61. 250-386-6121.

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

LENTEN CONCERT SERIES – Jazz standards performed by the Simon Dawkins Jazz group. SUNDAY 7:30pm at the Church of St John the Divine (1611 Quadra). By donation. 250-383-7169.

Here’s to song – An evening highlighting the talents of choral and instrumental musicians. TUESDAY 7pm at the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $10. 250-721-8480.

Bernadene Blaha – An energetic performance of French repertoire never heard before. TUESDAY 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $19/$15. 250-386-5311.

Lenten Lunchtime Concerts – Featuring Kim Greenwood, Rainer Roth and Tony Booker. 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.

eats’n’beats

Bard & Banker – Adam & Antonia THURSDAY. The Ramblers FRIDAY. Geoff Lundstrom SATURDAY. Shameless Pleasures SUNDAY, 7:30pm. Tom Hooper MONDAY-TUESDAY. Tartan Day Celebrations with Cookeilidh, Cole Griffiths & Andrew Morris, Joe Higgins, George McDowall and Mary Ross. WEDNESDAY. All showtimes 8pm unless otherwise noted.

bartholomew’s – Rainshadow Al THURSDAY. Harris Gilmore & The Mojos FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Randy Tucker Swing Band SUNDAY 8pm. The Ramblers MONDAY. The Shorty Parker Band TUESDAY. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Canoe Brewpub – Geoff Lundstrom & The Adults THURSDAY. DJ Primitive FRIDAY. DJ Ram SATURDAY. Steve Chmilar MONDAY. DJ Daft Punk WEDNESDAY. All shows start at 9pm, unless otherwise noted.

Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm.

glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.

IRISH TIMES – Calvin Cairns and Jeremy Walsh THURSDAY. Paul O’Brien FRIDAY. Black Angus SATURDAY. Qristina & Quinn Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. Paul O’Brien MONDAY-WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.

Heron rock bistro – Steve Grebanier Trio FRIDAY 7:30pm. John MacArthur Duo MONDAY 7pm.

Hotel Grand Pacific – Jan Stirling, Jazz Piano. FRIDAY-SATURDAY 6:30-9:30pm.

ocean point resort – Jazz piano featuring Brent Jarvis FRIDAY-SATURDAY 6pm.

The Office – The Ramblers THURSDAY. Beats, bass & voice FRIDAY. DJ Car SATURDAY 8pm. Geoffry Lundstrom TUESDAY 8pm. Skyla J and the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.

Penny Farthing – Roland Barrett THURSDAY. Ben Parker & Sam Weber FRIDAY-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 – Kelby Macnayer  THURSDAY. Andrew Slade and Tyler Lieb FRIDAY. Skyla and Oz SATURDAY. Jeff K TUESDAY. Evan Crofton WEDNESDAY. All shows 6:30pm and by donation.

Swan’s – Gary Preston THURSDAY. Harris Gilmore & The Mojos FRIDAY. Ginzou Knives SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY. Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.

vista 18 – Randy Waldie Loungerino FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.

Whitebird Lounge – Open Mic with Tanya Brooks TUESDAY. DJ Rhythmicon WEDNESDAY All at 8pm.

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