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.
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.