Apr
27
Apr 28

Stickybuds w/ Illvis Freshly & Driftwood

One of BC's finest DJs and purveyor of all things funky, crunkly and stankly.

Distrikt, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $20, Available at Strathcona Hotel, Lyle's Place and online HERE

Apr
29
6:00 pm18:00

Clinton Fearon (Acoustic) (Early show!)

Reggae legend, former frontman of the Gladiators, gets all warm and cozy with his acoustic guitar.

Distrikt Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $14.50-$16.50, Available at Lyle's Place, Vinyl Envy and online HERE

May
5
May 6

Compassion Gorilla

Lovely grooves, folky storytelling and a Latin/World-Beat base.

Victoria Event Centre, Victoria, Tickets $12 advance/$15 at the door, available online HERE

May
7
May 8

Bob Le Head

Lofi Hiphop producer and curator of very chill things.

Copper Owl, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $10 cash at the door. Old school.

May
12
7:00 pm19:00

Oddisee

One of the best rappers working today. If you haven't heard his latest, The Iceberg, you're blowing it. Sort it out and listen to it. Also, go see this show.

Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $20, Available online HERE

May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Tanya Tagaq

Captivating Indigenous vocal wizard.

Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $28.50, Available at Lyle's Place and online HERE

May
18
May 19

The Odds

Can-rock legends and band that has at least songs that every Canadian knows.

Distrikt, Victoria, 19+ 

May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Father John Misty

Crooning hipster-scum who released what will be end up being one of the best albums of 2017, Pure Comedy.

Malkin Bowl (Stanley Park), Vancouver, All-ages, Tickets $49.50 + s.c., Available online HERE.

May
26
May 27

Neon Steve & Friends - Pleasensations 6 Debut

Victoria hero Neon Steve getting sultry for a hometown party with the debut of his always stellar Pleasensations series. 

Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, No-presale! $10 at the door. Old school.

Jun
14
Jun 18

VICTORIA SKA & REGGAE FEST XVIII!

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.

Jun
23
Jun 25

Jurassic 5 (2 Shows)

One of the greatest hip-hop groups of all-time and one of the most influential acts in my own listening life.

Commodore Ballroom, Vanccouver, 19+, Tickets $45 + s.c.

Friday, June 23 - TICKETS

Saturday, June 24 - TICKETS


Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Bilal

One of the most important people working in soul music today. A goddamned legend.

Upstairs Cabaret, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $25, Available online HERE.

Apr
21
Apr 22

Funk Phenomena 4

One of Rags Music's favourite DJs, MURGE getting intergalatically funky with the homie DJ Koosh.

Copper Owl, Victoria, 19+, $10 before 11, $12 after! Get it while it's hot. 

Apr
20
Apr 21

Fort Knox Five - 4/20 Party!

One of the great go-to acts for the funkiest of electronic good times, despite what my friend Jasta says. Long live FK5!

Distrikt Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, Tickets just $10 at the door. 

Apr
14
Apr 16

Five Alarm Funk (2 Shows! Friday and Saturday!)

The most ferociously fun band on the planet coming to blow your faces off! 

Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, $20, Tickets for both shows can be picked up at Lyle's Place.

Tickets for Friday (Apr. 14) can be copped online HERE and tickets for Saturday (Apr. 15) HERE.

Apr
13
Apr 14

Haywyre @ Seasons Festival

Superstar music mind and act I was bummed to miss at Shambhala last year.

Celebrities Nightclub, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $20, Available online HERE. 

Apr
13
Apr 14

Pomo @ Seasons Festival

One of the best producers going right now. The man behind Anderson .Paak's "Am I Wrong," my favourite track of 2016.

Fortune Soundclub, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $15.50-$22. Available online HERE

Mar
24
Mar 25

Kytami w. Phonic Ops

Victoria violin hero and badass dnb chick returns home to celebrate the release of new album Renegade.

Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $15, Available online HERE.

Mar
23
Mar 24

Skratch Bastid

One of the great DJs in the world today and a person who brings me as much joy as anyone playing music.

Upstairs Cabaret, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $15, Available online HERE.

Mar
22
Mar 23

Camo & Krooked

The first drum 'n' bass show I ever truly enjoyed was played by these guys. They are builders and destroyers. 

Red Room Ultra Bar, Vancouver, Tickets $15-$20, Available online HERE

Mar
18
6:00 pm18:00

Save Ferris w/ The Elixxxers & Vista Kicks (Early Show!)

Super fun, third-wave ska throwback. Remember Save Ferris? They were in 10 Things I Hate About You, which everyone loves. If you know someone who says they don't love that movie, you know they're lying to you and you need to get that person out of your life.

Venue, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $22, Tickets available at Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, Beat Street Records and online HERE

Mar
16
8:00 pm20:00

The Internet

Sultry gangsta music. 

Imperial, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets available online HERE. Update: This is SOLD OUT.

Mar
4
Mar 5

SkiiTour

BC's funky house masters and past 5 Questions guests return to Victoria for an end-of-winter dancetacular.

Sugar Nightclub, Victoria, 19+, Tickets - First 100 - $10, After $15, Available at Lyle's Place or online here.

Mar
3
8:00 pm20:00

P.O.S. w/ Sims

DOOMTREE cohorts and two of the coolest guys in the game, P.O.S. and Sims, bringing that good, forward-thinking indie rap shit.

Fortune Soundclub, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $14, available online HERE

Feb
25
Feb 26

Kill Paris

Intergalactic funk DJ

Red Room Ultra Bar, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $20-25, Available online HERE.

Feb
18
Feb 19

Kytami w/ Defunk

Canada's badass queen of DnB, the violinsextremist, Kytami. 

Red Room Ultra Bar, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $15 early bird/$20 advance, available online HERE.

Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Tennyson

Adorable genius sibling duo making ridiculously beautiful electronic music, with live drums.

Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, 19+, Tickets $12, Available online here

Feb
17
Feb 18

Funk Phenomena 3

Three of Victoria's most learned DJs (Including past 5 questions guest DJ Murge) playing their funkiest. 

Lucky Bar, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $10, Available online HERE.

Feb
16
Feb 17

JPOD The Beat Chef w/ Mt. Doyle and Driftwood

The ever-weird and groovy JPOD the Beat Chef, still can't believe it's not the Beat Chief, but whatever. He's still dope. The homies Mt. Doyle and Driftwood will be holding it down with Mr. Podsta.

Distrikt, Victoria, 19+, Advance tickets $8 available online here. $10 at the door.

Feb
16
Feb 26

JFL Northwest

The finest comedy festival in this area of the world returns for another stellar year.

Rags Music highlights include: Todd Glass, Tom Segura, Andy Kindler, Aparna Nancherla and Nate Bargatze

In and around Vancouver. All ages and 19+ shows. For full schedule and ticketing information go HERE.

Feb
12
Feb 13

Father Funk w/ Funkee Wadd

It's a Funk Fiesta with star of my last Shambhala Father Funk and ya boy, the Funkee Wadd.

Upstairs Cabaret, Victoria, 19+, Tickets $15, Available online here