Thurs. Sept. 29
Flipside – Classic rock, pop and blues. 8-11pm at Redd’s Roadhouse. Free.
Meagan Maria – Latin jazz. With Coco Jafro. 8pm at Hermann’s. $10.
The Party on High Street – Psychedelic funk-rock. With Split Seconds and River. 10pm at V-lounge. $5.
Jell – Alterna-rock. With Blake Andison & the Solution and Jeremy Loveday. 10pm at Logan’s. $8.
WIZERDZ – Use your +3 mace. Fantasy themed electronica rock. With Spaceboots, Juice. 10pm at 9one9. $10.
Fri. Sept. 30
Terry Brennan – Rhythm and roots singer/songwriter. 7pm at Roadhouse Bar & Grill. Free.
Deckard Cain – Emo hardcore. With Double Platinum, Alex Gillman. 8pm at The Cambie. $5.
Josh Dixon All-Stars – Jazz. 8pm at Hermann’s. $TBA.
KC Kelly Band – Pop rock. With Dan Wise. 8pm at My Bar and Grill. Free.
splinter – Modern rock. 9pm at the Log House Pub. Free.
Shorty Parker Band – Rock. 9pm at Stationhouse Pub. Free.
Compassion Gorilla – Band name of the week. With Micro Bongo Sound System. 9pm at the Victoria Event Centre. $10.
BRYX – Party jams. With Gumbootz. 10pm at Hush. $14.
Fetish Night – Undercover wear, fetish show, free gifts, Naked in the Light photography and music. 10pm at Paparazzi. $8.
Mendozza – CD Release Party. With Northern, Hoopsnake and Harrow. 10pm at Logan’s. $10.
Sat. Oct. 1
Louise Taylor – French & world accordion music, which probably encompasses very specific parts of the world. 7pm at Cafe Boulevard. $TBA.
BoneHoof – folk blues. With Tara Holloway, Mark Alexander McIntyre, The Lonely Cassandras. 7:30pm at The Fort Cafe. Free.
Bill francis and friends –
Beatlemania and more. 8pm at Slider’s Bar and Grill. Free.
McKinley Wolf – Blues tribute. 8pm at Upper Deck. Free.
Marley Daemon – Acoustic folk jazz. 8:30pm at Six Mile Pub. Free.
Lori J. Ward – AKA Lori the Hi-Fi Princess. With Braeden. 10pm at Hush. $12.
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.
The fix – Modern music mix of alternative rock, dance and vibe spun by DJ $RITCH$. FRIDAYS at Stationhouse Pub. Free.
Open mic – Featuring Rhonda-Lou Broadfoot after open mic. Come early to sign up. FRIDAYS 8-10pm at James Bay Coffee & Books (143 Menzies). By donation.
BLUEGRASS BRUNCH – Hosted by the Stowaways. SATURDAYS 1:30pm at Logan’s. 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.
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.
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.
Open Jam – Hosted by the Front Porch String Pickin’ Band. TUESDAYS 8pm at Tudor House. 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 the music you love. 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. Sept. 29
Colin Tilney – Masterclass series, harpsichord. Featuring UVic School of Music piano students. 4:30pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, the MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
Matt Andersen – Sprawling blues, roots and rock musical hybrid. Plus Del Barber. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Performance Hall (907 Pandora). $22. 250-388-4423.
Fri. Sept. 30
Dana Pedersen – Bachelor of Music graduating recital. 8pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
MUSIC FOR YOUTH – Fundraiser, featuring Victoria Soul Gospel Choir and The Midnights. 7:30pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $25. 250-388-4423.
Sat. Oct. 1
Andrew Clark Ensemble – A rarely-heard repertoire of Mozart and Beethoven. 8pm at Alix Goolden Hall (907 Pandora). $27/24. 250-386-6121.
Palm Court Light Orchestra – Featuring mezzo soprano Sarah Fryer in a tribute to Victoria’s Edwardian heritage. 7:30pm in the Farquhar Auditorium, the University Centre Building (UVic). $30. 250-721-8480.
Farafina Lolo – An evening of West African and world rhythms. With The Klaxon. 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $20. 250-885-6315.
Letters from Composers & Platero and I (Vol.1) – Double bill. 8pm at Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre (1983 Fairield). $15. 250-598-7488.
Colleen eccleston – Folk rock. 8pm at the Metro Studio (1411 Quadra). $22. 250-383-2663.
Sun. Oct. 2
Jazz Vespers – Featuring Tom Vickery, Bruce Meikle and Bob Watts. 7:30pm at St. Philip Anglican Church (2928 Eastdowne). By donation. 250-592-6823.
mon. Oct. 3
Chieko Konishi Louie and Reiko Shimokawa – On flute and piano, performing works by Michio Miyagi, Piazzolla, Mendelssohn, Gaubert, as well as Japanese folk tunes. 8pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
TUES. Oct. 4
Jože Kotar and Bruce Vogt – Performing works by Jaka Pucihar, Dekleva, Denissow and Slovenian composers. 12:30pm in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, the MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
ABBAMANIA & NITE-FEVER – Performing ABBA and the Bee Gees respectively. 7:30pm at the McPherson Playhouse (3 Centennial Square). $45. 250-386-6121.
Wed. Oct. 5
Cheryl Pauls – Really Interesting Things about Time: Recent Piano Music of Elliott Carter. Performance and lecture. Noon in the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, the MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
Jože Kotar – Masterclass series, clarinet. 1:30pm at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, 3:30pm in room B016, the MacLaurin Building (UVic). Free. 250-721-8480.
Victoria Folk music society –
Featuring Peter Prince after open stage. SUNDAY 7pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside). $5. victoriafolkmusic.ca.
Bard & Banker – Tom Hooper & Matt Johnson THURSDAY-SUNDAY & WEDNESDAY. All shows 8pm.
bartholomew’s – Harris Gilmore & The Mojos FRIDAY-SATURDAY. The Ramblers MONDAYS. Havanna Club Live TUESDAYS. Paul Wainright WEDNESDAYS. All show 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.
café boulevard – Vic Gnaedinger FRIDAY. Louise Taylor SATURDAY. All shows 7pm.
Canoe Brewpub – The Adults THURSDAY 9:30pm. Broken Strings FRIDAY 9pm. Momentum SATURDAY 9pm. 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 – Janalee and Toni Blodgett MONDAY 7pm.
IRISH TIMES – Jeremy Walsh THURSDAY-FRIDAY. All shows 8pm.
Ocean Pointe Resort – Jazz piano featuring Ivan Elieff. FRIDAY 7pm.
Strath’s clubhouse – Pat Shade FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9pm.
Swan’s – Tom Lang Band THURSDAY. Summer & The Sinners SATURDAY. The Moonshiners SUNDAY 8:30pm . Flying Saucers MONDAY. Light Sweet Crude TUESDAY. Momentum WEDNESDAY. All shows start 9pm unless otherwise noted.
The office – Aurora Scott Quartet THURSDAY. Beats, bass and voice FRIDAY. All shows 8pm, unless otherwise noted.
The Spiral – Open mic THURSDAY 6:30-9pm, free. Story time for kids SUNDAY 10:30-11am, free. Spiral Groove string classics MONDAY 7:30-9:30pm. Swing orchestra WEDNESDAY 7:30-9:30pm. All by donation unless otherwise noted.
The Superior – Yacht Club and Shark en Ciel THURSDAYS. Oliver Swain FRIDAYS. Friends & Inventions of Me. Aaron Watson SUNDAYS. Paul Laverick WEDNESDAYS. All shows 7pm.