Weekly Music Listings Nov. 24-30

Weekly Music Listings Nov. 24-30: K-OS, Imaginary Cities, Hey Ocean!, Andrew W.K, Rocky Mountain Rebel Music and much more!

  • Nov. 23, 2011 2:00 p.m.
Mike Lewis is tooting his horn in Victoria for one night only, Fri, Nov. 25 at Hermann's Jazz Club

Mike Lewis is tooting his horn in Victoria for one night only, Fri, Nov. 25 at Hermann's Jazz Club



Thurs. Nov. 24

Compassion Gorilla – World music. With Blackberry Wood. 9pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $10.

K-OS – Canada’s premier hip-hop artist. With The Dirty Mags. 9pm at 9one9. $25.

The Poor Choices – All-girl garage punk. With Buzzard and Ten Days, who may or may not have dudes in them. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

Fri. Nov. 25

Imaginary Cities – Unpretentious rock. With The Coppertones. 7pm at Lucky. $12.

Hey Ocean! – Funky indie-pop. With The Belle Game. 7pm at 9one9. $18.

Cookeilidh – Celtic. 7pm at Serious Coffee (230 Cook Street). Free.

The Deep Dark Woods – Indie Folk Rock from Saskatoon. 8pm at The Upstairs Cabaret. $18.

Mike Lewis Sextet – Jazz standards. Presented by Tom Ackerman. 8pm at Hermann’s. $15.

Andrew W.K. – Come prepared to party hard. With Aleister X. 8pm at Sugar. $22.

Basketball – Live electronic big beat. With Dreamboat. 8pm at Lucky. $10.

Rocky Mountain Rebel Music –

Indie-funk. With Micro Bongo Sound System and Dope Soda. 9pm at Metropolis. Free.

The GhostBirds – Folk duo. 9pm at Ocean Island Cafe Lounge. Free.

The HOLY TERRORS – And audio-visual experience. With Psychic Pollution and OOKPIKK. 10pm at Cinecenta. $7.

Sat. Nov. 26

Bruce Hurn Big Band – Jazz. 4pm at Hermann’s. $15.

Synergia – Benefit concert featuring The Archers, Emily Griffis, Carly Summers, DJ Phrase, Tim Creviston, Reverie, Ben Parker, River, Alexis Varley and Fir Cone. 6:30pm at the Victoria Events Centre. By donation.

Swamp Music Players – Swampy rock and pop. With Blake Andison and the Solution, Gals I Like, Grid Charger and Gregory James. 7pm at The Solstice Cafe. $5.

Preston McCool –  Lounge. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.

Carli and Julie Kennedy – Country, folk and roots. 8pm at Cafe Spresso. $10.

Stephen brown and the bastion band – New Orleans roots. 8:30pm at Ocean Island Cafe Lounge. Free.

Kathryn Calder – CD Release Party. With The Himalayan Bear and Hearse. 8:30pm at Lucky. $10.

Ashley Wey – CD release party. Jazz. 8:30pm at Hermann’s. $15.

Mendozza – Ice to see you. With Last of the V8 Interceptors and The Clergy. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.

DJ DUST – House. With R.A.F.H. and Desunos.10pm at Hush. Free.

Sun. Nov. 27

Dixieland Express – Jazz. 4pm at Hermann’s. $12.

TUES. Nov. 29

The Midway State – Indie Rock. With Shawn Hooks. 8pm at Lucky. $13.

balacade – Electric folk. With Mount Analog, Portraits of Horses, Bird of Temperate and Tom Hayward. 8pm at The Fort Cafe. $5.

Wed. Nov. 30

Tribute to George Shearing –

Featuring videos of performances and musical reflections by local jazz pianists. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10/$5.

Martin S – House icon. With Skylo Rayne. 10pm at Hush. $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 LYnne Bell-Isle and Jack DeBoeck after open mic. 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.




Fri. Nov. 25

UVic Wind Symphony – 8pm at University Centre Farquhar Auditorium, UVic. $14/$12/$5. 250-721-8480.

Global RHythms – Featuring Los Parkanson, Tuff Jelly, DJ Outlaw, Graham (of Brave New Waves) and DJ Ramesh. 8pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $20/$15/$10. 250-361-9433.

Sat. Nov. 26

Musica Latina Selecta – Featuring Pablo Diemecke, Danny Jordan, and Alex Olson. 2:30pm at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (1701 Elgin). $25. 250-386-6121.

The Tiller’s Folly – Celtic-influenced folk. 7:30pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $25. 250-721-8480.

Anna Atkinson – Singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. With Zoe Guiguino, Judy Pelley and Charlie Wilson. House concert. 7:30pm at 17 Cambridge. $15. 250-389-1842.

THE GLORIES OF VENICE – Explores the work of 17th-Century Venetian composers. Presented by the Early Music Society of the Islands. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $25/$22/$20. EarlyMusicSocietyoftheIslands.ca

Victoria Symphony – Margison, Mahler and Mozart. Signature Series performance. SATURDAY 8pm and SUNDAY 2:30pm at Royal Theatre (805 Broughton). $33. 1-888-717-6121.

New Oxford String Quartet –

Jonathan Crow, Andrew Wain, Eric Nowlin, Brian Manker, with Arthur Rowe on piano. 8pm at First Metropolitan United Church (932 Balmoral). $30. vsmf.org.

Sun. Nov. 27

Gwyneth Evans – Afternoon harp concert. 2pm at St. Ann’s Cathedral (835 Humboldt). $15/$12. 250-953-8829.

BAch to the Future – Also featuring Beethoven. The Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra performs works by Bach, Beethoven, and Holst. 2:30pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, University Centre (UVic). $25/$20/$10. 250-360-1121.

TUES. Nov. 29

James Whittall and Friends –

Victoria Bluegrass Association show. 7:30pm at Orange Hall (1620 Fernwood). $7/$5.

Matthew Good – Lights of Endangered Species Tour. With Daniel Wesley. 8pm at the Royal Theatre (806 Broughton). $41.

Wed. Nov. 30

OLA ONABULE – Soul-jazz singer. With Star Captains. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $45. 250-386-6121.


Friends of Music Society – Piano Potpourri. 7pm at Eric Martin Theatre (2328 Trent). Free. 250-592-5114.

Victoria Folk music society –

Featuring the Qristina and Quinn Quartet after open stage. SUNDAY 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.


Dinner music


Bard & Banker – Tyler Harvey THURSDAY. Tom & Matt FRIDAY-SATURDAY. All shows 8pm.

bartholomew’s -Consenting Adults FRIDAY 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. Aegis Fang FRIDAY 9pm, $5. Lola Parks 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 – Clark Brendon Duo FRIDAY. Devon McCagherty & Ken Hall MONDAY. All shows 7pm.

My bar & grill – The Phoenix Band FRIDAY 8pm. The Front Porch String Pickin’ Band 4:30pm SUNDAY.

Six Mile Pub – Tom Morrisey Band SATURDAY 8:30pm.

Strath’s clubhouse – DJ Bellyfish THURSDAY. Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm. The Sutcliffes WEDNESDAY 9pm.

Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Younger than Yesterday FRIDAY. The Push 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 – Aurora Scott THURSDAY 8:30pm. Beats Bass & Voice FRIDAY 9pm. DJ Dub SATURDAY 9pm. Skylab ladies night WEDNESDAY 8:30pm.

The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, free. Ronda Rozon, FRIDAY 8pm. Little Birdie SATURDAY 8pm. Storytime for kids, free, SUNDAY 10:30-11am. Spiral Groove, MONDAY 7-9:30pm. Spiral Swing Orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30pm. 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 – Black Whisky Band SATURDAY 9pm.

Vista 18 – Geoffrey Lundstrom FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8pm.