Weekly Music Listings May 12-18
THURS. may 12
Esquimalt High School Jazz Band – Ain’t no jazz like highschool jazz, 5pm, free. Followed by Tunnel Six, 8pm, $10. All at Hermann’s.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
THursday blend JAM- Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. 7pm at the Well. Free.
Carolyn Mark – Country punk. With Cam Penner. All ages. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $7.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Bocce Avacado – Electro-hip hop and rock. 8:30pm at Lucky. $10/$8.
Ladies Night – Free pole-dancing lessons. Unleash your inner exotic dancer and you could qualify for the Victoria Pole Fitness Championships hosted by Pole Trix Pole Dancing Studio! 9pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Stone Vaughn Toole – Alterna-rock. With guests. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Step Back Dave – That’s my foot you’re standing on. Trip hop. With IllanI. 10pm at Rehab. $9/$5.
Skampida – Ska, reggae and punk. With Hillside Hooligans and Rebel Selector. 10pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $15.
Theory Thursday – Dance your ass off. With HXDB, Monster Gigan and Subcorr. 10pm at Hush. $5.
Fri. may 13
Old Man Luedecke – Banjo roots. With Ladies of the Canyon. 7:30pm at Lucky. $15.
Younger Than Yesterday – 60s tribute band. 7:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
Curren$y – New Orleans hip hop. With Trademark, Young Roddy, Fiend and Cornerboy P. 7:30pm at 9one9. $23.
funky fridays – Open mic/jam hosted by Mitch & the Baroness. 7:30pm at Poolside Bar. Free.
KC Kelly – Original tunes. With Dan Weisenberger. 8pm at James Bay Coffee and Books. $TBA.
Karaoke – With Liz. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Repeats SUNDAY (qualify for the Vancouver Island Country Karoake Championships) and WEDNESDAY. Free.
Leon Bateman – Classic British Rock. With Backbeat. 9pm at the Loghouse Pub. $TBA.
Bonnie Dune – Alternative indie-rock. With guests. 9pm at Sugar. $18.
splinter – Classic and modern rock. 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
MAINSWITCH – Hard rock. 9pm at the Stationhouse Pub. Free.
BACKBEAT – 50s-70s rock. 9pm at the Log House Pub. Free.
Revolutionary Cyborg Wedding Mobile Unit – Is there nothing they can’t do? With Tough Guys and Girls Cry. 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.
SAT. may 14
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. 1:30pm at Logan’s. Free.
Abigail Lapell – Worldbeat. With Compassion Gorilla. All ages. 7:30pm at The Solstice Cafe. $7.
THE CHILDREN OF CELEBRITIES – Country, bluegrass and blues. 7:30pm at the Fort Cafe. $7.
Miranda Sage – CD release show. With Don Thompson, Pat Coleman, Ken Lister, Jesse Cahill and Steve Kaldestad. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15.
Renovation Blues Band – An ongoing project dedicated to presenting high-energy live blues music with conviction. 8pm at the Upper Deck. Free.
Younger Than Yesterday – Older than tomorrow. 8:30pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
NOVEMBER WITCH – Hard rock. 9pm at The Cambie. $15/$10.
Rewind – Toe-tapping rock’n’roll. 9pm at Waterwheel Pub. Free.
Endprogram – Hardcore thrasher punk. With Fuck You Pigs, Capital City Stalkers and Alcoholic White Trash. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Circuit Saturdays – Special event in celebration of two birthday boys, including glitz and glam owner Attila. With DJ Erik Blare rockin’ the night away. 10pm at Paparazzi. $6.
SUN. may 15
Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Terry Brennan – Folk. 3:30pm at the Loghouse Pub. Free.
Toni Blodgett – With Janalee, Nic LaRiviere, trombone with Mike Broadley on trumpet. 4pm at Hermann’s. $10.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. With Luther Wright, Hank Pine & Lily Fawn, Marco Bozenich, Mich “Stompin Tom” Anderson and more. 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 The Stowaways Duo. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
MON. may 16
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Karaoke – With your hosts Stacey and Thor. The theme is Duets, so grab yourself a partner. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Tues. may 17
Open Mic – Hosted by David and Katherine. 7pm at The Well. Free.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
WED. may 18
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
WAX – Spinning ska, rocksteady, early reggae, soul and funk. 9pm at Logan’s. $TBA.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Open Jam – With the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. 9pm at Tudor House. Free.
Goth/Industrial DJ Night –
Give it all you’ve goth. 9pm at Paparazzi. $3.
Thurs. may 12
Wine and Roses – An all ladies’ salon orchestra performs dance music of the 1920s to 1950s. 7pm at the Erik Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.
Fri. may 13
Unicron – Alternative punk. With Deadbeat, Covalent, Battleship! and Bury The Sky. All ages. 6:30pm at the Victoria Royal Canadian Legion (411 Gorge East). $10. 250-386-2533.
Jill Barber – Pop roots. With Reid Jamieson. All ages. 7pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $20. 250-386-5311.
Arion Male Voice Choir – Performing with The Duncan Choral Society. 7:30pm at the First Metropolitan Church (932 Balmoral). $20. 250-858-3533, arionchoir.ca.
The Paul Wainwright Trio – CD release for their latest album, Midnight Café. With Thomas Kinzel & Mike O’Leary 8pm at Merlin Sun’s Home Theatre (1983 Fairfield). 250-598-7488.
Sat. may 14
CBC Radio Music – Listen, laugh and learn as CBC Radio’s Sheryl MacKay, music presenter June Goldsmith and The Emily Carr String Quartet link up to explore the life and times of composer Franz Joseph Haydn. 11am at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). Free. 250-386-5311, email@example.com.
THE RHYTHM OF LIFE – The Spirit Rising Choir performs with the Arthur Murray ballroom dancers. 7:30pm at St. Aidan’s Church (3703 St. Aidan’s). $15. 778-430-4078.
Kindred Spirits – Shelagh Rogers, an icon of Canadian broadcasting , and Vancouver’s renowned Elektra Women’s Choir in an exploration of friendship, love, and what it means to be Canadian. 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral (930 Burdett). $25. 250-383-2714, christchurchcathedral.bc.ca.
RUSSIAN CHORAL MASTERPIECES – Voces Intimae perform this splendid sonorous a capella music. 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church (1962 Murray). $20/$15. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dusk to Dawn – A choral journey through night and day. Performed by the Vancouver Island Chamber Choir. 8pm at St. Dunstan’s Church (1806 San Juan Avenue), $15/$12. SUNDAY 2pm at Holy Trinity Church (1319 Mills), by donation. 250-704-9233.
Verdi Requim – Get swept away by the transcendent and monumental Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi. All ages. 8pm in Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (Uvic). $28-$48. 250-721-8480. Matinee SUNDAY 2:30pm at the Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $31-$74. 250-386-6121.
Rock for Cystic Fibrosis – Performances by BeerC/DC and The Tuesdays. All proceeds support Cystic Fibrosis Research to find a cure and new treatments. 8pm at the Victoria Event Centre (1415 Broad). $15. email@example.com.
Sun. May 15
THE WHITE EAGLE POLISH BAND – CD release concert. 5pm at the Polish Hall (90 Dock). $20. 250-382-8323.
Victoria Folk Music Society –
Open mic followed by Ken Hamm. SUNDAY 7:30pm at The Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. 250-413-3213.
Wed. may 18
Dirty Grace Tour Kick off – Cheeky sassy folk & devotional hip-hop heart beat duo made up of Betty Supple and Marley Daemon. 7:30pm at Theatre Inconnu (1923 Fernwood). $5-$25 donation. 250-360-0234.
SONGS FROM THE HEART – Montreal soprano Kerry-Anne Kutz performs with Island pianist Nicholas Fairbank. 7:30pm at Grace Lutheran Church (1273 Fort). $18/free for people 18 years and under. 250-383-5256.
Broadway: Decades in
revue – A musical journey that takes a fast pace glimpse at some of the best loved songs to ever grace the Broadway stage. FRIDAY 8pm, matinee SUNDAY 2pm. To May 15 at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $20-$45. 250-386-6121.
Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY-SATURDAY. Tyler Harvey 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.
Canoe Brewpub – 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.
Heron rock bistro – Clark Brendon & Al Pease 7:30pm. Ollie Swain & Quinn Bechand Monday 7pm.
hotel grand pacific – Jan Stirling FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6:30-9:30pm.
IRISH TIMES – Bobby Smith THURSDAY. Jeremy Walsh & Calvin Cairns FRIDAY-SATURDAY. Qristina & Quinn Bachand SUNDAY 7:30pm. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Morry Stearns FRIDAY. Bill Mulley SATURDAY. All 6-9pm.
The Office – Xanthic Blue THURSDAY. Beats Bass & Voice FRIDAY. DJ Daniel Trump SATURDAY 8pm. Geoffrey Lundstrom TUESDAY. Skyla J & the Vibes WEDNESDAY. All shows 9pm unless otherwise noted.
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.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Mid Life Crisis FRIDAY. Harris Gilmore & the Mojos SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. House Cats WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
the superior – Skyla & Oz THURSDAY. Maureen Washington & Stacy Benn FRIDAY. Oliver Swain SATURDAY. Pocket Orchestra SUNDAY noon-2pm. Paul Laverick and Friends TUESDAY. All shows 7pm and by donation.
vista 18 – Steve Grebanier Trio FRIDAY-SATURDAY 8pm.