Music

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…
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…
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Hermann’s Jazz Club still swinging after 40 years

A brief history of the downtown venue from 1981 to 2021 Forty years after founder Hermann Nieweler’s original vision, Hermann’s Jazz Club is still surviving as live music venues shut…
Black History Month Kristina Adams concert

UVic music student organizes benefit concert celebrating Black composer

“It’s my heritage, and I want to share it” When the Black Lives Matter movement shook the world last summer, conversations about injustice and inequality often turned to institutions in…
Logan's Pub closes after 23 years

The Tavern of the Damned: Logan’s Pub closes down after 23 years

In tribute and memorial to Logan’s, the Martlet talked to three people who knew the venue the best to capture some nostalgia for those who used to frequent the Tavern…

Sinatra and the Count: A Benefit Concert for Sno’uyutth Legacy Scholarship featuring Joe Coughlin and the Phil Dwyer Orchestra

Sinatra and the Count at Dave Dunnet Community Theatre on April 18 is Coughlin's celebration of the great musical collaboration between Frank Sinatra and Count Basie Orchestra that was most…

Coldplay – “Everyday Life” album review: a welcoming change of pace and sound

Following a fairly uninspiring decade, Coldplay’s Everyday Life addresses societal issues, incorporates music from around the world, and indicates the band’s willingness to change their sound.

Victoria’s annual Market Square Tuba Christmas celebration to usher in the holiday season

It’s that time of year again! Tuba time, that is. On Saturday, Dec. 14 at 1 p.m., more than 100 brass and euphonium players will serenade holiday shoppers in Market…