International Guitar Night

For the January/February 2019 North American tour, Italy\’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy-metal songs has made him a huge fan favorite, will be the guest host along with French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito, and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan.

International Guitar Night
The Farquhar at UVic
$28.50-$38.50

For the January/February 2019 North American tour, Italy\’s Luca Stricagnoli, whose showmanship and arrangements of heavy-metal songs has made him a huge fan favorite, will be the guest host along with French Swing sensation Antoine Boyer; Flamenco master Samuelito, and Turkish fretless guitarist Cenk Erdogan. Pricing: General $38.50 Student/Alumni $28.50 Early Bird General 4 Pack $112 available in person or over the phone only until Nov 1, 2018 General 4 Pack $132 available in person or over the phone

 

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band 40th Anniversary

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s. They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.

Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band released a new CD in 2015 called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC, as well they played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend.  To top it all off they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014 and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete.

The current line up includes Hank Lionhart, Mark Comerford, Andy Graffiti, Lonnie Glass, Dave Rowse and Wayne Kozak.  This is a show that will sell out early!

Check out Uncle Wiggly’s Hot Shoes Blues Band website here

The Proclaimers • McPherson Playhouse

…Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

Atomique Productions presents…

THE PROCLAIMERS
plus Siobhan Wilson
Saturday, September 8
The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Advance tickets: $39.50 – $44.50 + s/c – Available at www.rmts.bc.ca(http://bit.ly/PRCLMRSVIC) or at the Royal or McPherson Box Offices

ARTIST INFO

The Proclaimers – “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” – www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbNlMtqrYS0

Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie Reid grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983.

With a fervent live following growing in Scotland, particularly in Inverness where they performed regularly, their first big break came late in 1986 when they were invited to tour with The Housemartins. Then in January 1987 they made a now seminal appearance on the Channel 4 pop programme The Tube, performing Letter From America & Throw The ‘R’ Away. Singing in regional accents about Scotland – its emigration and its politics – they were a far cry from the mid-Eighties playlist staples of Rick Astley and Sinitta, and became a phenomenon almost overnight, signing to Chrysalis within a month and recording their debut album acoustically, This Is The Story, a week later, produced by the man who also signed them to Chrysalis, John Williams.

Voted NME Readers Best New Band that year, they toured the UK extensively and a new ‘band’ version of Letter From America, produced by Gerry Rafferty went Top 3 in November. Complementing their raw, stripped down delivery with the greater musical scope of a full band, they then embraced country and rock on their second album, 1988’s Sunshine On Leith produced by Pete Wingfield, which also saw them form their first full live band and go on a 9 month World tour. In addition to the deeply moving classic title track which has gone on to be an anthem for Hibs fans, the album featured hit singles, the raucous, euphoric I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) and I’m On My Way. In 1989 ‘I’m Gonna Be’ spent 6 weeks at number 1 in Australia and a was a top 10 college radio hit in USA. The song went on to soar to No. 3 during a 6-month reign in the US Billboard Singles Chart in 1993 after appearing on the soundtrack of the Johnny Depp film Benny And Joon. I’m On My Way also re-emerged in 2001 when it subsequently accompanied one of the pivotal scenes in the hit movie Shrek.

Craig and Charlie have reached the rarefied status that few have been able to achieve: with nearly three decades of career longevity, they are as innovative as ever and with every album and show played, they’ve continued to garner new fans. Their songs have been used extensively in adverts across the World and the list of movies they have featured in includes The Commitments, The Crossing, Mama’s Boy, Bottle Rocket, Benny & Joon, Shrek, Dumb & Dumber, Bye Bye Love, Burke And Hare, The Angel’s Share, Bachelorette, Perfect Pitch.

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Jill Barber returns to Victoria November 3

Jill Barber

jill barberJill Barber has become renowned for writing songs that evoke feelings of a bygone era. The songs on Fool’s Gold are delivered by that distinct, evocative voice of an artist who has drawn inspiration from a cross section of musical genres. Regardless of Jill’s influences, the one thing you are always assured of is that you know a Jill Barber song when you hear it, and chances are, you’ll never forget it…

2 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, is one of Canada’s brightest stars – selling out theatres coast to coast and headlining the country’s most prestigious festivals. Her albums have sold over 100,000 copies and her album Mischievous Moon spent 13 straight weeks at #1 on the Canadian Jazz Charts and debuted at #12 on the US Billboard Jazz charts. Her song “Chances” was also featured on the soundtrack for the hit series “Orange is the New Black.” She has fans in Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Kris Kristofferson (who hails Jill as a “real songwriter, a damn good songwriter”) and collaborator Ron Sexsmith.

Having earned over twenty award nominations and with two top-selling albums in English, in 2013 Jill released the french language album “Chansons,” after a celebrated performance at the prestigious Montreal Jazz Festival where she sang (for the first time ever) a French translation of one of her songs, “Tous Mes Rêves” (“All My Dreams”). Chansons has firmly established Jill as an artist to watch in both French and English, and an upcoming 2015 European tour is sure to expand her fan base even more.

Jill Barber
Capital Ballroom
858 Yates Street
$35.00Ages 19+ TICKETS

Sloan ’12’ Tour 2018: Victoria, BC [4.19.18]

Atomique Productions present…

AN EVENING WITH SLOAN (Two Sets)
Thursday, April 19
Capital Ballroom – Sugar Nightclub
Doors: 8:00 PM
19+

Advance tickets: $27.50 – Available online at Ticketweb.ca (bit.ly/SLNVIC1) and in-store at Lyle’s Place.

ARTIST INFO

Sloan Music – “Unkind” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6JqLk66oSY

Sloan is without doubt the most truly democratic group in the annals of rock, with Jay Ferguson, Chris Murphy, Patrick Pentland, and Andrew Scott all contributing original compositions to each record, equal partners with equal say over every aspect of their work. Commonwealth – their first all-new release in three years – sees the Toronto-based quartet disassociating ever so slightly to create one of the more unique and ambitious recordings of their two-decade-plus career, an old-school double album with each member staking out a single side as their own artistic dominion.

“I think that perhaps we are one of the few bands that could make an LP like this,” says Ferguson. “Everyone could probably make their own solo LP if they wanted.”

“Name another,” says Murphy. “The only act that comes to mind with equally recognizable/regarded members who all write and are capable of taking the lead vocals would have been the Beastie Boys but alas…”

Concept-driven works are nothing new to Sloan. Over the course of 10 albums and more than 30 singles – not to mention multiple EPs, hits and rarities collections, live albums and official bootlegs released, like all the band’s work, on their own independent label, Murderecords – the band has tackled countless creative conceits from hardcore punk 7-inches to kaleidoscopic song cycles like 2006’s 30-track Yep Roc debut, Never Hear The End Of It.

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Queen It’s a Kinda Magic | Royal Theatre May 15

Queen It’s a Kinda Magic

Royal Theatre  May 15, 7:00pm
Queen - It's a Kinda Magic - PlayInVictoria.netQueen It’s a Kinda Magic recreates Queen’s 1986 World Tour concert, featuring over 20 of the band’s greatest hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘We Are the Champions’, ‘Under Pressure’ and ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’.
Painstaking attention has been paid to all the music – the iconic voice of Mercury, the amazing guitar solos of May and the groundbreaking Rock harmonies.
Queen It’s a Kinda Magic presents a state-of-the-art sound and lighting and authentic costumes, this is as close as you’ll ever get to the real thing!
Tickets for Queen  It’s a Kinda Magic start at $39.00 until January 31st | On sale December 15 at 10am *Tickets starting at $49.00 starting February 1stRMTS presale December 13 at 10am to December 14 at 11:59pm
Please note: Online ticket sales end one hour prior to the performance start time.  Tickets may be available from the box office.

Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band

From Seattle WA, Problem Child is the most authentic AC/DC tribute band that truly replicates the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras

Problem Child (AC/DC Tribute Band)

Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band

From Seattle WA, Problem Child AC/DC Tribute Band, is the most authentic that truly replicates the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras

Problem Child’s show is poised to electrify the die-hard AC/DC fans and is a reminder of the enormous wealth of truly legendary material that AC/DC has written and performed since 1973.

A sample set list:

You Shook Me All Night Long, Thunderstruck, Back in Black, Hells Bells, Problem Child, Sin City, Livewire, Soulstripper, Who Made Who, What Do You Do For Money Honey, Giving the Dog a Bone, Have a Drink On Me, The Jack, High Voltage, Shoot to Thrill, Shot Down in Flames, Long Way to the Top, Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be, Highway to Hell, Touch too Much, Guns for Hire, Gone Shootin’, Whole Lotta Rosie, Riff Raff, Rock n’ Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution, Rock ‘n Roll Train, War Machine, Let There Be Rock, Big Jack, Shake Your Foundations, For Those About to Rock, Shake a Leg, Let Me Put My Love Into You, Ride On, Girls Got Rhythm, Walk All Over You, If You Want Blood You Got it, Go Down, TNT, Dirty Deeds, Jailbreak, Let’s Get it Up, Rock ‘n Roll Singer, Chase the Ace…

*Tickets are $39.00 *Ticket prices are subject to change.

For additional information on this show, and other upcoming performances in 2018, visit: www.rmts.bc.ca

 

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The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018

Phillips Backyard Weekender The Phillips Backyard
Weekender 2018

Atomique Productions, The Zone at 91-3, and Phillips Brewing & Malting Co. present…

The Phillips Backyard Weekender 2018
Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Phillips Brewery Backyard, ANIAN Yard, Discovery Street
19+

Appearing in The Backyard…

The RevolutionReggie WattsKeys N KratesKelisTOO MANY ZOOZ!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Hollie CookDJ ShubMiles Mosley and the West Coast Get Down • FederaleMoontricksMiami Nights 1984Louise Burns MusicOrilla & GrossbusterSlim Sandy & the Hillbilly Boppers • The Champion Sound (Dj Murge & Verse)

Appearing at The Picnic-er Stage at ANIÁN, curated by Do250

Diamond CafeDylan StoneElectric Sex PantherJason VernersSmall Town ArtilleryTan and HideZee and The Empties • and many more to be announced!

Tickets are available both online at TicketWeb Canada and in-store at The Phillips Brewery (2010 Government St.).

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Full Weekend Pass ($106.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

The Phillips Backyard Weekender Individual Day Passes ($39.50): backyardweekender.com/tickets

Victoria’s biggest backyard brewery party is back! After we expanded our footprint last July to include Discovery Street and ANIÁN Yard it was clear to us it needed to continue. We’re looking forward to tweaking the site layout and serving up tons of cold beer next July 20-22!

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas in Concert

As many gigs as they must have played together over the past decade or so, there remains a striking spontaneity about Fraser and Haas\’s music-making. He has tonal variation and attack to spare, but what makes them so consistently absorbing is the responsiveness each shows to the other.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasAlasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

As many gigs as they must have played together over the past decade or so, there remains a striking spontaneity about Fraser and Haas’s music-making.

He has tonal variation and attack to spare, but what makes them so consistently absorbing is the responsiveness each shows to the other. Haas is more than a cellist: she’s the rhythm section who uses the percussive chip’n’chop of her bowing and the double bass-like pulse of her pizzicato playing to great effect. The accompanis’s role moves so fluently between them, building tension all the while, and then they’ll slip into unison and it’s like floodgates opening.“ – The Herald

The musical partnership of consummate fiddler Alasdair Fraser and the brilliant cellist Natalie Haas spans the full spectrum from intimate chamber music to ecstatic dance energy.

Fraser’s extraordinary career of over 35 years has been built on stage performances and recordings; radio, television, and top movie soundtracks; and global teaching contributions through his legendary fiddle camps, master classes, and workshops. In 2011, he was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame.

Coastline is a string ensemble comprised of 14 of BC’s top young musicians ranging in age from 15 to 22, coached and mentored by internationally acclaimed fiddler, Ivonne Hernandez.

The group of talented teens play a diverse and exciting repertoire. With intricate arrangements of traditional, original, and contemporary fiddle tunes from around the world. www.coastlinefiddle.com

Additional Headliners Announced Victoria Jazzfest

Victoria JazzfestG O G O P E N G U I N
p l u s Gwyneth Herbert

McPherson Playhouse | Saturday, June 23 – 7:30pm | $42.50 & $32.50 (plus service charges)

Victoria Jazzfest: Their music is described as acoustic-electronica and is noted for its hypnotic melodies, visceral bass-lines and tidal rhythms. Manchester, UK-based piano trio GoGo Penguin is pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. The band’s music features break-beats, minimalist piano melodies, powerful basslines, drums inspired from electronica and anthemic riffs. Their latest album on Blue Note A Humdrum Star, was released in February 2018. Britain’s Gwyneth Herbert is a sophisticated jazz-ballad artist and has released six albums. “She has a voice that can effortlessly render any emotion with commanding ease.”

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Victoria JazzfestM O R G A N J A M E S & J A M I S O N R O S S

McPherson Playhouse | Monday, June 25 – 7:30pm | $52.50 & $42.50 (plus service charges)

Victoria Jazzfest: A veteran performer with Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, vocalist Morgan James is a phenomenal talent with a genuine feel for soul music and songwriting. Reckless Abandon, her recent recording of all-original material, proved to be a hit with critics and the public. The charismatic James shows a mature sense of balance on stage that makes an evening with her a memorable delight.

Praised for having “the intuitive musicality of Stevie Wonder”, New Orleans’ Jamison Ross was destined to make his mark on jazz from behind a drum kit. Ross’s debut album, Jamison, showcased his percussive and singing skills in gospel and R&B-inflected jazz compositions that earned a 2015 Grammy nod. His January 2018 Concord release All for One continues to showcase his highly resonant and soulful vocals. Ross is a fresh, dazzling talent.

Victoria JazzfestMACY GRAY

Royal Theatre | Wednesday, June 27 – 7:30pm | $68.50 & $53.50 (plus service charges)

Victoria Jazzfest: Macy Gray’s voice has drawn comparisons with Billy Holiday, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, to name a few. “I Try,” remains one of her best-known songs, from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is, winning her a Grammy in 2001. Her latest album Stripped was recorded with notable jazz musicians including Russell Malone, Wallace Rodney and Ari Hoenig. Jazz is how she got her start and is what Gray does in this collection of reimagined songs from her catalog. From jazz to pop and R&B, to jazz again, Macy Gray continues to divulge her musical prowess with a unique, smoky voice that is unforgettable to the last note. “Macy Gray is back and better than ever” – Vogue Magazine

Victoria JazzfestTHE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND

McPherson Playhouse | Friday, June 29 – 7:30pm | $55.50 & $45.50 (plus service charges)

14-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the Dobro (resonator guitar) what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar by reinventing the instrument in countless ways. This forward-thinking artist incorporates elements of bluegrass, jazz, blues, rock and Celtic into his musical vision. He is best known as a key member of Alison Krauss and Union Station since 1988. Douglas’ distinctive sound graces 1500+ albums, including discs released by Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Ray Charles. He recently received a Grammy Nomination for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.” A true pioneer in American Music.

See the previously released list of headliners HERE

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