victoria music

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…

The Bad Mama Jama Show packs a one-two punch

Catch live music and stand-up comedy at Vinyl Envy, Saturday night, every second month On one Saturday night of every second month, Vinyl Envy in downtown Victoria is the place…

Multilingual Yukon jazz artist coming to Victoria this weekend

Feminism, self-reflection at the heart of Fawn Fritzen’s music Feminism, introspection, and jazz — all elements intrinsic to the music of Fawn Fritzen, an artist from Whitehorse, Yukon making her…

Blues for Eric

Former CFUV host to be honoured with several benefit concerts and a UVic scholarship Any music fan who listened to Eric Leblanc’s CFUV radio show knows that he was one…

A chat with Fox Glove

The UVic-based band grows in size, reach, and confidence with a new record due later this year A few hours before I spoke to Fox Glove, they kicked off Sunday…

A Gr4ve encounter

Johnny Gr4ves on Victoria’s music scene, Rifflandia, and his upcoming EP The road to being a successful young musician is paved with nearly insurmountable obstacles. Underage performers have a difficult…

Rainy Rifflandia Recap

Music lovers congregated to Royal Athletic Park for Rifflandia’s 11th year   Music has the ability to bring people together in ways that would otherwise never be possible. It’s easy…

“I call that place my church”: the Victoria house concert scene

More than just a couple of bucks in front of 12 people Inside the Tim Hortons on Ravine Way, the line-up is brimming with Victorians clamouring for their midday double-double…

Five up-and-coming artists to watch (or listen) for at Rifflandia 2018

Victoria’s music scene can be accurately described with many words, but the vague complexity of “eclectic” may be the only truly accurate choice. Between the several characters that grace our…