Live music

Drummer Kelby MacNayr and friends play a Nov. 11 show at Hermann’s Jazz Club, part of its Community Nights series of free concerts. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Musical connections feed the soul at Victoria venue

Hermann’s does its part to put performers in front of live audiences, with free community concerts

 

Jen Hodge conducts an online concert during the pandemic after returning to B.C. from New York City. Photo courtesy Claudia Nobauer

Canada Recovery Benefit won’t replace the magic of live performance, musicians say

Cash will help, but its the audience connection that most performers miss — and crave

  • Oct 26, 2020

 

Musicians Teva McHillis (left) and Anela Kahiamoe (full-time musician and regular at Roy’s Towne Pub) play some tunes. The pub wants to get small-scale performances going again. Photo supplied

Island pub wants people to ‘drop five’ to keep music alive

Royston’s Charlie Aiken thinks his plan can help artists and venues alike

 

Shelley Vaags, a Langford woman, has been entertaining dozens of viewers on her daily sing-along livestreams. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Langford bartender hosts singalong livestream for seniors

Live Senior Singalong takes place daily at 1 p.m. on Facebook

Shelley Vaags, a Langford woman, has been entertaining dozens of viewers on her daily sing-along livestreams. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Tune in for the Wish You Were Beer! Virtual Happy Hour concert series and you can have your very own house concert, featuring some of the Comox Valley’s best musicians. Luke Blu Guthrie (pictured) played May 2 at Brewing Company. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley craft breweries hosting a series of live-stream concerts

Wish You Were Beer Comox Valley Craft Brewery Virtual Happy Hour underway

Tune in for the Wish You Were Beer! Virtual Happy Hour concert series and you can have your very own house concert, featuring some of the Comox Valley’s best musicians. Luke Blu Guthrie (pictured) played May 2 at Brewing Company. Photo by Terry Farrell
City of Victoria artist-in-residence Kathryn Calder performs a livestreamed concert on Facebook from her home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. YouTube

LIVE MUSIC: Artist in Residence reaching into the community

Kathryn Calder to perform livestream show on YouTube channel this Friday, April 3

City of Victoria artist-in-residence Kathryn Calder performs a livestreamed concert on Facebook from her home this Friday at 7:30 p.m. YouTube
Maria Manna will perform an Italian version of Hymn to Freedom, on a Facebook livestream today (March 30) at 2 p.m. from Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Kevin Light Photography

Victoria vocalist Maria Manna reaches out to hard-hit Italy with special online song

Jazz singer to perform ‘Hymn to Freedom’ with Italian lyrics on Facebook at 2 p.m. Monday

Maria Manna will perform an Italian version of Hymn to Freedom, on a Facebook livestream today (March 30) at 2 p.m. from Hermann’s Jazz Club. Photo by Kevin Light Photography
The Lonely singer reaches out and gives back, with online birthday show

The Lonely singer reaches out and gives back, with online birthday show

Michael Demers sharing a musical chat tonight at 8 p.m. on Facebook

The Lonely singer reaches out and gives back, with online birthday show
Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall

Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall

Bowie tribute show, Martin Barre’s Jethro Tull show and Tommy Emmanuel all booked for late fall

Trio of rock shows rescheduled for Alix Goolden Hall
Opera from a social distance: Taking it to the web

Opera from a social distance: Taking it to the web

Pacific Opera Victoria launching two weekly podcasts to educate and stay in touch with listeners

Opera from a social distance: Taking it to the web
Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists

Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists

Victoria brewpub creates local playlist after restaurant closes in response to COVID-19

  • Mar 25, 2020
Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists
Dance company Kidd Pivot rehearses for their production of Revisor. An art relief fund has been started to help out artists put out of work by the COVID-19-related shutdown of shows across the world. Photo by Michael Slobodian

Relief fund for Canadian performing artists gets $100,000 boost from foundation

Facebook started the fund with a first $100,000 donation last week

Dance company Kidd Pivot rehearses for their production of Revisor. An art relief fund has been started to help out artists put out of work by the COVID-19-related shutdown of shows across the world. Photo by Michael Slobodian
A 2017 performance during the Tiny Lights Music Festival in the Kootenay community of Ymir. This year’s edition of the annual event has been postponed to 2021. Tyler Harper/Black Press

Will the show go on? B.C. music festivals consider options for 2020

Summer events running out of time to stay on schedule, in wake of COVID-19 uncertainties

A 2017 performance during the Tiny Lights Music Festival in the Kootenay community of Ymir. This year’s edition of the annual event has been postponed to 2021. Tyler Harper/Black Press
A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell

Music industry feeling the effects of COVID-19 pandemic

Island musicians, promoters and producers alike reeling from cancellations, venue bans

A fan takes a photo of a band at a live concert. Photo by Terry Farrell
The City of Victoria’s Artist-in-Residence, Kathryn Calder, chairs the City’s Music Advisory Committee, which is helping assemble Victoria’s first official music strategy. Photo by Steve Calder

Surveying Victoria’s future live music scene

City of Victoria, Music BC among partners on public project, submit your input by April 13

The City of Victoria’s Artist-in-Residence, Kathryn Calder, chairs the City’s Music Advisory Committee, which is helping assemble Victoria’s first official music strategy. Photo by Steve Calder
Victoria-based singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing has replaced his cancelled Oak Bay concert with a live-stream solo show from the Duncan Showroom this Wednesday night (March 18). Photo by Jen Squires

LIVE MUSIC: Stephen Fearing taking to the web to replace cancelled Oak Bay concert

Fans will be able to hear a live CD launch performance on Facebook the evening of March 21

Victoria-based singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing has replaced his cancelled Oak Bay concert with a live-stream solo show from the Duncan Showroom this Wednesday night (March 18). Photo by Jen Squires
Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay

Award-winning musical storyteller joined by notable local artists for March 21 CD release show

Grateful Victorian Stephen Fearing bringing musical treat to Oak Bay
Crown Of Sound, a one-day all-ages music festival, is coming to the Westhills Stadium on June 13. The lineup features Bishop Briggs (clockwise), Carmanah, Jesse Roper and Allan Rayman. (Crown of Sound)

‘Crown of Sound’ music festival coming to Westhills Stadium

Featured lineup artists have played Coachella, Lolapalooza, Rifflandia and more

Crown Of Sound, a one-day all-ages music festival, is coming to the Westhills Stadium on June 13. The lineup features Bishop Briggs (clockwise), Carmanah, Jesse Roper and Allan Rayman. (Crown of Sound)
Family band Cowboy Junkies continue to make meaningful music

Family band Cowboy Junkies continue to make meaningful music

Balcony tickets still available for their April 9 show at the McPherson Playhouse

  • Mar 10, 2020
Family band Cowboy Junkies continue to make meaningful music
The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

REVIEW: Beethoven’s Fifth a masterpiece to begin March

Victoria Symphony’s Beethoven 250 celebrations open with a bang at the Farquhar Auditorium

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra is in the midst of performing all of Beethoven’s symphonies in March during its Beethoven 250 celebrations at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, marking the birth of the great composer. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine