Music

Taylor Swift in Midnights promo, photo via Taylor Swift on Twitter.

In review: Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ a worthwhile listen

It doesn’t take much to understand the appeal of Taylor Swift. Her discography reaches nearly every audience, and her music encompasses the emotions that come with heartbreak, growth, love, revenge,…
Lorde at Rifflandia music festival

Rifflandia Resurrected

After a four year hiatus, Rifflandia returned to the City of Victoria, starting on Sept. 15 and closing out on Sept. 18.
Kaash Paige, photo by Andy Wang.

In photos: The Function rocks Victoria

The Function, a new BIPOC music festival that features both emerging Canadian talent and international artists, hit Victoria for the first time at the end of August. Along with the…

Nick La Riviere and the Best Laid Plans jazz up Hermann’s Upstairs

Half the fun of going to a live event is the experience. There’s nothing quite like the rush of hearing a live band blare into life amongst a crowd of…
Diamond Cafe performing on stage. Photo provided by Diamond Cafe.

Diamond Cafe making funk pop waves in Victoria music scene

The irony of Diamond Cafe's popularity as a funk pop musician in Victoria is that it stems from an ethos of individualism and an early career rejection of the cookie…
Photo provided by Stephen Bailey.

Victoria’s music scene loses Subculture Club

Bailey and Subculture Club Co-Founder Rob Nesbit’s passion for inclusivity and accessibility is clearly reflected in the fond memories that folks like Gonzales have of their first show at Subculture…

Victoria releases new Music Strategy to boost local artists

In November, the City of Victoria Council approved its final version of a new Music Strategy. More than two years in the making, this strategy outlines the strengths and weaknesses…
5Days performance screenshot, via UVic Fine Arts School of Music.

UVic Music Student’s Association hosts concert to amplify diverse voices

For years now, the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall has been holding concerts. As the main performance space for the UVic School of Music, the venue has hosted everything from…
A show by music artist Psychic Pollution

Eighth annual Eventide music event brings virtual live music to Victoria

For the eighth year in a row, CFUV is bringing the Eventide Music Series to Victoria.  The Eventide series is an eight-week-long free music series that spans numerous genres. The…