Ever-exploding Victoria hip-hop outfit and past 5 Questions guests Illvis Freshly head a group of local acts including Vaultry, Malahat and Lawn Social.
Distrikt, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $10 advance/12$ at the door, Available at Strathcona front desk, Lyle's Place and online HERE.
A great night of Victoria bands that feature rapping, including the New Groovement, Grapefruit is Impossible, Scram & the First Team and Ness-T.
Lucky Bar, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $15, Available at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy, BC Smoke Shop and online HERE.
One of the great innovators of modern music, reggae icon and possibly the weirdest man touring around right now, backed by one of the baddest dub reggae bands on the planet.
Capital Ballroom (Formerly Sugar), Victoria, 19+, Tickets at Lyle's Place and online HERE.
Another chance to see Victoria's finest live act, Astrocolor! They'll be rocking the stage with Fintan O'Brien, Dirty Mountain and High Noon To Midnight. I don't know those bands, but Astrocolor has my 100% guarantee.
Distrikt, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $10 advance/$12 at the door, Available at Lyle's Place, the Strathcona Front Desk and online HERE.
West Coast DJ legends Mat the Alien and The Librarian headline a night of Bass Coast vets, including a special SHAHdjs showcase. This will be good if you like bass and deep grooves and dancing.
Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $20, Available online HERE.
Rowdy ska-punk legends return to Canadian West Coast after nearly a decade of being away! Joined by local mischief-makers SweetLeaf and Montreal's KMan & The 45s.
Lucky Bar, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $17.40-$20-$22, Available at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy and online HERE.
One of the world's best vinyl DJs and owner of the biggest shit-eating grin in all the world of DJs, Skratch Bastid presents another year of BBQ goodness with The Beatnuts, DJ Kentaro, Def3, Nick Bike and many more!
Waldorf Hotel. Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $20-$25, Available online HERE.
Legendary west coast DJ and guy who does all the things well, Mat the Alien throws down a drum 'n' bass set for Future Soul. He'll be joined by powerful Outsider and local protector of the culture, Tedder.
Copper Owl, Victoria, 19+, $10 at the door before 11pm.
10 Years of Riff-goodness. Moby, A Tribe Called Red, Bonobo, Z-Trip, July Talk, SkiiTour, Slynk, K+Lab, Astrocolor, Fox Glove, Five Alarm Funk and many, many more!
Royal Athletic Park and various night venues throughout Victoria, All-Ages & 19+, Various passes and tickets available HERE.
The finest week of music in British Columbia. Tarrus Riley, The Skints, Booker T. Jones, The Black Seeds - God, just look at this lineup.
Ship Point/Inner Harbour + various venues, Victoria, All Ages/19+, Passes and single tickets for all the show available HERE.
Get ready for one of the Island's best parties with an incredible lineup of local favourites - Primitive, DJ Anger, Mt. Doyle and Triple XL.
Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, $10 cash at the door. Old school.