Thurs. Nov. 17
Hilltop Hoods – Aussie Hip-Hop. With Sweatshop Union. 8pm at 9one9. $22.
The Mahones – Celtic Punk. With The McGillicuddys, Unbelievers and Gypsy Hacks & Insomniacs. 9:30pm at V-lounge. $12.
The Dyeing Merchants – Indie Folk-rock. With ESL, Christa Couture, and Cris Derksen. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Fri. Nov. 18
FAN HALEN – Van Halen tribute, if that was too subtle. 7pm at Upstairs Cabaret. $20.
Reuben Wier & The Red Hot Swing Set – Swing, reefer jazz and manouche with an impeccable name. 7:30pm at Solstice Cafe. $10/$5.
Ciseaux – Indie Classical. With Christopher Arruda and Julia & The Spectacles. 8pm at Lucky. $10.
The Pretzel Logic Orchestra – Playing the music of Steely Dan. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15.
SEbastian Kayne & the sexy offenders – Shark-core punk-metal. With Saturday Night Shark Fight, Xan and Purple City . 9pm at The Cambie. $5.
Lisa Baskin – Singer/Songwriter. 9pm at Ocean Island Cafe Lounge. Free.
Jon & Roy – Surfer Folk. With Carmanah. 10pm at Sugar. $20.
as the Crow Flies – Psychedelic rock. With The Party on High Street. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Sat. Nov. 19
Children of Celebrities – Christmas fundraiser. With Queenie and the Groove Kings, Mowbray and Mills and Four on the Floor. 7pm at Victoria Event Centre. $20.
Raga-N-RHYTHM – Bansuri, tabla and harmonium concert. 7:30pm at Moka House Hillside. $8.
Slim Rooster – Innocent band name or lewd joke? You decide. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Nancy Walker Quartet – Jazz piano. 8pm at Hermann’s. $18/$15.
Head of the Herd – Blues Metal. With The Ginger Bingers. 8:30pm at Lucky. $10.
TuneYards – Indie post-post-punk. With Pat Jordache. 9pm at Sugar. $18.
ROTTING HILLS – Five drum kits for five times the good-natured fun! With Cooked and Eaten, Burialkult and Northern. 9:30pm at Metropolis. Free.
Natron – House in the … house. With J-feud, Nick Karma and Carson. 10pm at Hush. $12.
Colours of Sun – No magenta allowed. With The Ghostbirds. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
Sun. Nov. 20
Ohbijou – Indie pop. With Snowblink. Lucky. $14.
TUES. Nov. 22
Kariba Surprise – Alternative jazz. With Déjà-Drew & His Déjà-Crew, Off The Cuff, and the Swamp Music Players. 8pm at The Fort Street Cafe. $5.
Acoustic Jam – With Dylan Stone. 6pm THURSDAYS at The Cambie. Free.
Open Mic – Open to all musicians. THURSDAYS 6pm at Paradiso Di Stelle. Free.
THursday blend JAM- Any and all string players welcome. Hosted by Rick Van Krugel. THURSDAYS 7pm at the Well. Free.
Open Mic – Scott Longworth hosts an open forum for original tunes. All ages. THURSDAYS 8pm at the Fernwood Inn. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Brandon. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SUNDAYS 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Theory – Dubstep. With AFL & Spoon. THURSDAYS 9pm at Hush. $TBA.
NYPD – A lethal dance party with Kenzie Clarke. THURSDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Open mic – Featuring Jennifer Louise Taylor after open mic. With Jevan Madill and Cam Stiles. Come early to sign up. FRIDAYS 8-10pm at James Bay Coffee & Books (143 Menzies). By donation.
Saturday Afternoon Jam – Hosted by Ian & Carolynn McDowell. SATURDAYS 2pm at V-Lounge. Free.
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 2pm at Logan’s. Free.
Blues Jam – Hosted by Summer and the Sinners. SATURDAYS 3pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
Solid! – Dance your ass off with DJ Longshanks. SATURDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
Sunday Blues Jam – Hosted by the Deb Rhymer Band. SUNDAYS 2pm at the Strath’s Clubhouse. Free.
Rock Jam – With Jackson Traplin. 3pm SUNDAYS at The Cambie. Free.
Hootenanny – Join Carolyn Mark for some first-rate hootenannin’. SUNDAYS 4:30pm-midnight at Logan’s. Free.
jack’s Open Mic SUNDAYS –
Welcoming atmosphere. SUNDAYS 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook). Free.
Bluegrass Sunday – Hosted by The Stowaways Duo. SUNDAYS 8pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
open mic – Hosted by Steve Barries. MONDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Jamaroke – Karaoke with a live band (Party on High Street). MONDAY 9pm a Felicita’s. $3.
Jam Session – Play till you can’t play no more! All ages. MONDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café Lounge. Free.
Karaoke – With your hosts Stacey and Thor. 10pm at Paparazzi. Free.
90210 Mondays – DJs Jay Somethin’ and Levi Somethin’ Else spin all your favourite pre-millenium classics. MONDAYS 10pm at Lucky. $TBA.
INDUSTRY UNDERGROUND – Electro-step and funky house. With Soulfix and Chino. MONDAYS 10pm at Hush. $TBA.
Open Mic – Hosted by Katherine & David. TUESDAYS 6pm at The Well. By Donation.
B flat acoustic jam – The music sounds better with you. TUESDAYS 7:30pm at Slider’s (3115 Cedar Hill). Free.
Open Mic – Bring your friends, grab a drink and listen to music. TUESDAYS 8-11:30pm at Whitebird Lounge. Free.
Karaoke – Hosted by Tina Turnover. TUESDAYS 8pm at The Castle. Free.
My Bar Karaoke Star – $500 prize for first place. With Miss Liz Barrett. TUESDAYS 8pm at My Bar & Grill. Free.
OPEN STAGE – Acoustic or electric, solo or with your band. Amps, drums, piano provided. Dylan Stone hosts. WEDNESDAYS 8:30pm at the Fort Café. Free.
Zipp Gunn & Ghostbelly – Spinning ska, rocksteady, early reggae, soul & funk. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Logan’s. Free.
Open Mic Night – Musical madness! Sign up with our host Jack. WEDNESDAYS 9pm at Ocean Island Café. Free.
Thurs. Nov. 17
Voice++ Festival – Teasing the boundaries of contemporary voice and challenging the way we use, explore and understand the nuances and power of something we all use every day. Alvin Curran THURSDAY. Joane Hétu and Jean Derome FRIDAY. Pamela Z SATURDAY. Vivane Houle SUNDAY. All 8pm at Open Space (510 Fort). $35/$25 for all 4, $15/$10 each. openspace.ca
Fri. Nov. 18
Trio ’86 – Committed to breathing new life into the historical repertoire as well as commissioning and performing new works. 8pm at the Church of St. John the Divine (1611 Quadra). $TBA. trio86.com.
Sat. Nov. 19
Open Rehearsal – The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra rehearses. 9:15-10:30am at St. John’s Church (925 Balmoral). Free. 250-360-1121.
A CAPPELLA FUSION – With choirs Victoria’s City of Gardens and Vancouver’s Westcoast Harmony. 2pm and 7:30pm at Charlie White Theatre (2243 Beacon). $25. 250-656-0275.
FiddleFest Showcase Concert – Featuring Courtney Campbell, Jamie Davis, Trent Freeman, Ivonne Hernandez Daniel Lapp, Chelsea Sleep, Calvin Cairns, and Roxanna Sabir. With mandolinist/guitarist James Whittall and percussionist Kelby MacNayr. 7pm at Fairfield United Church (1303 Fairfield). $18/$15. victoriafiddlesociety.com.
Ensemble Darya – An evening of Persian music on classic instruments. 7:30pm at the Lutheran Church of the Cross (3787 Cedar Hill). $15/$10. 250-477-6222.
Victoria Chamber Orchestra – Mozart’s Requiem. 8pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). $$15/$20. victoriachamberorchestra.org.
Dee Daniels – A Night Out With The Boys. Backed by her award-winning trio, Daniels sings signature songs from Nat Cole, Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Elvis, James Taylor, Bobby Darin and more. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $35. 250-386-6121.
The great Christmas bell concert – Seasonal music with the five-octave BC Bronze Handbell Choir, the First Metropolitan Vocal Ensemble and Pringle Bells. 7pm at First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral). $10/$15. 250-388-5188.
Sun. Nov. 20
LINDEN SINGERS – Sunday serenade concert. 2:30pm at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin). $12/$10. 250-652-5302.
Hector’s Friends – From Sea to Shining Sea, songs with a nautical theme. 3pm at St. Paul’s Naval Garrison Church (1379 Esquimalt). $10. 250-743-3668.
Ein Schubert Abend -Music of Franz Schubert with Alexander Dunn, Andrew Blad, Mary Byrne, Michael von der Sloot, Larry Skaggs and Anne Grimm. 3pm at St. Barnabas Church (1525 Begbie). $10. 250-595-4324.
classical indian music – The Society for Indian Classical Arts (SICA) presents a Hindustani (North Indian) classical music concert with Pandit Manu Seen on Sitar and Ustad Akram Khan on Tabla. 7pm at MacLaurin Building, UVic. $20/$10. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUES. Nov. 22
Sarah Slean – Pop-rock singer and songwriter. Plus Guests. 8pm at St. Ann’s Academy (835 Humboldt). $25.
Friends of Music Society – Featuring Minds at Work. 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.
Victoria Folk music society –
Featuring Across the Borderline after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Bard & Banker – Tom & Matt THURSDAY-FRIDAY. Tom Hooper WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Younger than Yesterday FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. Randy Tucker Band SUNDAYS 6:30pm. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All shows 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
Canoe Brewpub – The Adults THURSDAY 9pm. JP Maurice and The Make Ups FRIDAY 9pm, $5. Run for Cover SATURDAY 9pm $5. Steve Chmilar MONDAY 7:30pm. DJ Primitive WEDNESDAY 9pm.
Fernwood inn – The Sweet Lowdown TUESDAY 8pm.
glo europub – Ashley Wey Trio SATURDAY 8pm.
Heron Rock Bistro – Colin Campbell Duo FRIDAY. Andrew Slade Duo MONDAY. All shows 7pm.
My bar & grill – The Manny Modesto Quintet FRIDAY 8pm.
Roadhouse Bar & Grill – Terry Brennan FRIDAY & SATURDAY 6pm.
Six Mile Pub – Coco Jafro FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8:30pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 9pm.
Swan’s – Summer & The Sinners THURSDAY. Mid Life Crises FRIDAY. Soulshakers SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm. The Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
Swiftsure Lounge – Randy Tucker Band SATURDAY 3:30pm.
The Office – Damian Graham THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass & Voice FRIDAY 9pm. Momentum SATURDAY 9pm. SkylaJ & The Vibes WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, free. David Chenery & Jay Dunphy, FRIDAY 8pm. Storytime for kids, free, SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7-9:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.
The Superior – Shark en Ciel THURSDAY. Bill Johnson FRIDAY. Andrew Slade SATURDAY. Friends & Inventions of Mr. Aaron Watson SUNDAYS. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAYS. All shows 7pm.
Tudor House – The Push SATURDAY 9pm.
Vista 18 – Geoffrey Lundstrom FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.