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Wed. September 28th  The Rabbit Hole THE QUIET ENVIRONMENTALIST, CAROLYN MOON, SARAH JEAN VALIQUETTE, Robbie Huebner

The Rabbit Hole: THE QUIET ENVIRONMENTALIST, CAROLYN MOON, SARAH JEAN VALIQUETTE, Robbie Huebner @ Copper Owl Sep 28 2016
1830 - 2100
Free
We're back for the fall! Please join us for an evening of drinks, community, and art. Don't forget to bring your work - anything that can be read, said, or shown is welcome! - to share in our open mic. Remember you get up to five minutes, so bring fiction, journalism, personal essay, poetry, comedy, drama... September's features: THE QUIET ENVIRONMENTALIST is a spoken word and storytelling piece about mothers' relationships with their daughters who have eating disorders. Both writers contributed their own personal stories about their own experiences, culminating in the comedic and heartbreaking work. Created by Carolyn Moon and SJ Valiquette. Runner up for Best Storytelling/Spoken Word at 2016's Victoria Fringe. [TW: eating disorders] CAROLYN MOON is a recent graduate of the University of Victoria's theatre program, where she studied sound design, technical theatre, and app... more...

Wed. September 28th  Records and Cocktails : Dub w/ db chessa

Records and Cocktails : Dub w/: db chessa @ Copper Owl Sep 28 2016
2100
Free
Victoria's long running dub night versions ........

rockers delight db chessa spins vinyl till late.
roots reggae dub rasta. 9pm no cover

Drink specials served up.

FREE!
19+

Thu. September 29th  The Sean Burns Duo, Zonnis, Andre Gordon

The Sean Burns Duo, Zonnis,  Andre Gordon @ Copper Owl Sep 29 2016
2100
tba at the door only.
The Sean Burns Duo on Tour from Winnipeg, Manitoba with local guests Zonnis & Andre Gordon.


"Sean's music will resonate with fans of Americana, Folk, Country and Blues alike" http://www.seanburns.ca

http://www.zonnismusic.com/


Zonnis opens the night followed by Sean Burns. Andre Gordon closes it off.

Fri. September 30th  BALANCE KOOSH, J. Feud, ANDREW ANDREW, Potashnick

BALANCE: KOOSH, J. Feud, ANDREW ANDREW, Potashnick @ Copper Owl Sep 30 2016
2100 - 0200
$8 at the door only.
Chinatown Events and Deepend Promotions invite you to join us Friday Spetember 30th for an evening of fine disco and house music. A libra themed party and also Zech and J Feud's bday bash, all Libra's will have FREE entry, $8 cover otherwise.

Sat. October 1st  Garden City Grooves After Party David Morin

Garden City Grooves After Party: David Morin @ Copper Owl Oct 1 2016
2130
$10 TicketTicket Info Ticket Buy Tickets Online 
Tickets are $10 in advance and available at Lyle's Place and SUPREME ECHO music boutique or online at https://gardencitygrooves.tickit.ca/ Following the early Saturday GCG show at Upstairs Cabaret is the Garden City Grooves finale “After Party and Jam” at the Copper Owl (9:30pm-1:30am). One of the highlights of GCG every year, the After Party features the one man soul band, David Morin, who will be the featured performer in addition to local soul act Jon Epworth + the Vic City Sweat (our house band for the evening). Following will be the festival jam featuring various festival musicians. Always full of surprises, the jam provides a laid back atmosphere for the audience to enjoy some true musicianship and spontaneity and some never seen colloborations. David Morin: With his self released debut album, Every Colour, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live ban... more...

Tue. October 4th  Unit 3 Left Coast Tour: The Ethereal Turn UP! Victoria show! LAL, Kimmortal, Simone Blais, EVITA

Unit 3 Left Coast Tour: The Ethereal Turn UP! Victoria show!: LAL, Kimmortal, Simone Blais, EVITA @ Copper Owl Oct 4 2016
2000
PWYC $5-$10 at the door only.
Future Electronic duo lal is touring the West Coast and are trying to build on the QT/BIPOC and allied arts movement to make connections in Canada and over the border to create safer party, healing and art spaces for all of us. We are uniting with local QT/BIPOC artists to form the UNIT 3 LEFT COAST TOUR! The Math: rose + nic + community = 3! Support independent talent and spread the word! with guests: Kimmortal / http://www.kimmortal.com - (Vancouver) Simone Blais (Victoria) EVITA (Victoria) door: FREE - PYWC $5-15 (donation only - NO ONE TURNED AWAY) 19+ Accessibility Info: The door to the Copper Owl is up two flights of stairs. The washrooms are on the floor below and are not accessible Thanks to the UVSS Students of Colour Collective (SOCC) + UVic Pride for helping to make this event happen. ------------------------------------------------------... more...

Wed. October 5th  Records and Cocktails : MiXtAPe with Audio Osmosis

Records and Cocktails : MiXtAPe with: Audio Osmosis @ Copper Owl Oct 5 2016
2100
Free
the Copper Owl presents
Records and Cocktails : MiXtAPe with Audio Osmosis

Local CFUV 101.9 FM DJ extraordinaire Audio Osmosis sheds off his usual genre specific nights and opens up the flood gates to all things good music without the pigeon hole.

Expect a wide mix of great tunes covering a large swath of musical flavours from psych to electronic to new wave to minimal wave, twisted jazz, indie and everything else in between. Mostly b-sides contemporary and old school.

Free!
19+

As always, enjoy themed cocktails and great drink specials every Wednesday at the Copper Owl.

Thu. October 6th  the fifty fifty arts collective presents CROSSS, Sleepkit, Fantasy Creeps

the fifty fifty arts collective presents: CROSSS, Sleepkit, Fantasy Creeps @ Copper Owl Oct 6 2016
2100
$10 at the door only.
The fifty fifty arts collective's music program presents

Crosss
experimental/esoteric/goth/cult/metal/noize
https://crosss.bandcamp.com/

Sleepkit (Wyatt Records) AB
far out psychedelic freakout
feat. members of Chad VanGaalen & the bleach wipes, Ghostkeeper, Devonian Gardens, Deadhorse & The Slabs
https://sleepkitband.bandcamp.com/

Fantasy Creeps
psychedelic/sludge
https://fantasy-creeps.bandcamp.com/

$10 at the door
19+

Fri. October 7th  African Boogie Fever DJ Trevor, Andrew Allsgood , HRISTO

African Boogie Fever: DJ Trevor, Andrew Allsgood , HRISTO @ Copper Owl Oct 7 2016
2200 - 0200
$6 at the door only.
African Boogie Fever is a new dance party aiming to promote some of the most amazing african funk and house grooves recorded from the 1970's until today.

Behind the decks:

Dj Trever
Andrew Allsgood (Free Association)
Hristo (Honey Disco, Friendly Monster)

$6 Admission at the door

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dviSITebC9o

Sat. October 8th  Smoke Eaters, Fever Feel , Twin River, The OKGB

Smoke Eaters, Fever Feel , Twin River, The OKGB @ Copper Owl Oct 8 2016
2100
$10 at the door only.
Smoke Eaters
smokeeaters.bandcamp.com

Fever Feel (Calgary)
feverfeel.bandcamp.com

Twin River (Vancouver)
twinriverband.com

The OKGB
okgb.bandcamp.com

Wed. October 12th  Records and Cocktails : High School Grad Dance 1988 DJ Jon Murphy, DJ Brandy Leigh

Records and Cocktails : High School Grad Dance 1988: DJ Jon Murphy, DJ Brandy Leigh @ Copper Owl Oct 12 2016
2100
Free
the Copper Owl presents
Records and Cocktails : High School Grad Dance 1988

Imagine a high school dance from the 1980's with only the best alternative, new wave and punk music being played. No Stairway to Heaven or AC/DC. More like INXS, Echo & The Bunnymen, Clash, Blondie, The Cure and other obscure, great unknown songs from the 1970s / 80s that you need to hear. Get ready to dance - no wallflowers please. Hosted by real life one time prom dates Brandy Leigh and Jon Murphy.

FREE!
19+

As always, themed cocktails and great drink specials every Wednesday night!

Thu. October 13th  All Together Now Sings! Love Will Never Do (Without You) The Choir

All Together Now Sings! Love Will Never Do (Without You): The Choir @ Copper Owl Oct 13 2016
1900
$7 at the door only.
All Together Now is back! This time we're singing the seventh!! single from Janet Jackson's landmark 1989 album Rythm Nation 1814: Love Will Never Do (Without You).

Join director of The Choir, Marc Jenkins for a drop-in choir night. We'll learn harmony parts over the course of the night, and have fun all the way. No experience necessary, all are welcome! Except kids, it's a bar, ok?!

VERY SUPER VERY IMPORTANT:
Please make sure to listen to this, before you come!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNniKqfXIc

$7 at the door.
Doors open at 7:00pm, singing at 8:00

We hope to see you there!

Fri. October 14th  Dave Owen, Outsider, AKELA , The Given, Tedder

Dave Owen, Outsider, AKELA , The Given, Tedder @ Copper Owl Oct 14 2016
2100 - 0200
$8 before 11 at the door only.
For our next installment of FUTURE SOUL, we're bringing in the soulful wonderboy, DAVE OWEN, from our neighbour to the south. Over the past few years, Dave Owen has gained the attention of the Drum & Bass world with tunes like Still Waters, Don’t Front with production partner Jaybee and Deep Breathin, to name a few. He is also a force behind the decks, having played in numerous big festivals and clubs around the globe, so he definitely knows how to rock a party. This night also coincides with Tedder's 40th birthday, so we've got a fam-jam happening with Outsider, Akela, Given & Tedder warming up the full PK rig. $8 before 11pm DAVE OWEN - USA - Liquid V | Good Looking https://soundcloud.com/dave-owen https://www.facebook.com/Dave0wen/ OUTSIDER - Whitebird | Sleeveless Records | Really Good Records https://soundcloud.com/outsider-inside-official https://www.facebook... more...

Sat. October 15th  Beneath The Floorboards Applecat, Firewoodpoetry, Iminah Kani

Beneath The Floorboards: Applecat, Firewoodpoetry, Iminah Kani @ Copper Owl Oct 15 2016
2100
tba at the door only.
Join us Victoria, for an evening of lush-electronica, dubstep and more. Three artist will be taking over the copper owl for the eveing and cant wait to share our musical expression with a loving crowd. AppleCat International Storyteller, beat weaver, poet, and vocalist; AppleCat was raised on the West Coast of Canada, and specializes in Deep Bass, Cosmic Carnal, Dubstep, Gypsywubs, Trap, World, and IDM. Poetry and grace, mixed with live mashup, reworking and mixed tempo sets bending the perception of "genre" and blending melodic cosmic sound, with primal deep bass - plus a little "je ne sais quoi." https://soundcloud.com/applecatmusic IMINAH KANI Is a west-coast, Island girl who creates beautiful music with elements of folk-noir, psych and experimental sounds. Her electric guitar creates the foundation upon which she builds layers and sings soulfully. https://soundcloud.c... more...

Sun. October 16th  the fifty fifty arts collective presents SCHOOLGIRL, Arrington de Dionysio, Katsura Yamauchi

the fifty fifty arts collective presents: SCHOOLGIRL, Arrington de Dionysio, Katsura Yamauchi @ Copper Owl Oct 16 2016
2000 - 0000
$10 at the door only.
Another evening of experimental free jazz flavourings put together by The fifty fifty arts collective. This show is not to be missed! Guests to be announced shortly. Early show, doors 8PM over by midnight. $10 Arrington de Dionysio (Old Time Relijun, Malaikat dan Singa) https://arrington.bandcamp.com/ http://www.youtube.com/arringtondedionyso An uncompromising voice in contemporary music, Arrington de Dionyso integrates ancient soundmaking techniques with trans-modernist inquiries into the nature of consciousness. His propulsive improvisations utilize voice and reeds (primarily bass clarinets and his invention the Bromiophone) as multiphonic tools in the navigation of liminal spaces between shamanic seance and rock and roll ecstasy. While deeply rooted in the punk inclination to tear down musical standards in an effort for liberation, Arrington's music weds its no-wave iconocl... more...

Tue. October 18th  Purl Jam: A Craft Social crafters crafting

Purl Jam: A Craft Social: crafters crafting @ Copper Owl Oct 18 2016
1900
Free
A monthly evening for creating and socialising in a cozy setting! Everyone welcome, including embroiderers, crocheters, cross stitchers, or anyone who would like to come down and work on a creative project and enjoy the vibe. We will have a few balls of yarn, needles and instructional books for those of you who just want to stop by and try out a new craft!

This isn't a class or workshop, just a casual and creative drop-in social. Invite your friends, or anyone who might be interested in attending!

Each event we will have local craft beer on special, along with a yummy cocktail special, and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks availble as well.

Free to attend, we are a 19+ venue.

Wed. October 19th  BOREAL SONS , Layten Kramer, Kirsten Ludwig

BOREAL SONS  , Layten Kramer, Kirsten Ludwig @ Copper Owl Oct 19 2016
2000
tba at the door only.
Boreal Sons: Calgary band Boreal Sons, Evan Acheson, Regan Cole McLean, and Zach Schultz, never had the same guitar player for any two consecutive releases so when they finished touring overseas in 2014, they found themselves at a sonic crossroads. They were filled with doubt and uncertain about their future. This identity crisis drove Boreal Sons to forge ahead without a guitarist and experiment with their sound in their sophomore album You & Everyone. Under the guidance of producer Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight, Jordan Klassen), You & Everyone is a textured and emotive affair filled with a bevy of keyboards, layers of synths, the gritty bass of McLean, and Shultz’s commanding percussion section. With Acheson’s sonorous voice an anchor throughout, the album is a mix of light (“Strangers”) and dark (“Midnight Mass”), introspective downtempo tracks (“All Catastrophe Di... more...

Thu. October 20th  Steven Lambke, Shuyler Jansen, Forest Tate, Amy Van Keeken

Steven Lambke, Shuyler Jansen, Forest Tate,  Amy Van Keeken  @ Copper Owl Oct 20 2016
2100
$10 at the door only.
The Copper Owl presents Steve Lambke ( Constantines / Baby Eagle / You've Changed Records) http://stevenlambke.com/ Between 2006 and 2015 Steven Lambke wrote and performed as Baby Eagle, releasing the albums Baby Eagle (2006 Outside Music), No Blues (2007 Outside Music), Dog Weather (2010 You’ve Changed Records), and Bone Soldiers (2012 You’ve Changed Records). He has performed at readings, concerts, events and festivals across Canada, including tours with Ladyhawk (2012), Julie Doiron (2007), and Christine Fellows (2007), and appearances at POP Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion, CMW, NXNE, Sappyfest (Sackville, NB), Lawnya Vawnya (St. John’s, NL), In The Dead of Winter (Halifax, NS), and The Summer’s End Folk Festival (Grand Manan, NB). A new album, Days Of Heaven, will be released in October 2015. It is his first album released under his own name. Shuyler Jansen ( Old Rel... more...

Sat. October 22nd  The Himalayan Bear, Island Eyes, Dead Malls, Wide Eyed

The Himalayan Bear, Island Eyes, Dead Malls, Wide Eyed @ Copper Owl Oct 22 2016
2200 doors at 2100
$10 at the door only.
Himalayan Bear
https://himalayanbear.bandcamp.com/

Island Eyes
https://islandeyes.bandcamp.com/

Dead Malls
https://deadmallsmusic.bandcamp.com/

Wide Eyed
https://www.facebook.com/wideeyedd/

$10
19+

Thu. October 27th  Billie Zizi, Songs From The Black Lodge, Scars and Scarves

Billie Zizi, Songs From The Black Lodge, Scars and Scarves @ Copper Owl Oct 27 2016
2000
$8 at the door only.
A night of music that will move you..... $8.00 BILLIE ZIZI: http://billiezizi.com/home There's a certain amount of misdirection in the blues-jazz title track of Billie Zizi's debut album in that it doesn't quite prepare you for the wooziness to come. Sure, there's plenty of Gypsy violin(courtesy of Zizi's pops, Cam Neufeld) scattered throughout, snaking through Windog Blues, bringing an irresistible jauntiness to Dancing Shoes, but Zizi's heart is apparent when she slows everything down to mournful. Like the looping backwards guitar melting into the sparsest of intros on You Do Me No Good, with Zizi abandoning almost all lyrical drive by simply repeating in an oddly matter-of-fact voice “drag me down” over and over again on the chorus, or the long, slow build in Jukebox Baby, leading to chaotic squalls of Zizi's guitar. A fine first album, laying down ground work for what will n... more...

Fri. October 28th  Strictly Roots and Clean Heart Youth present Halloween Boogie! DJ Rexx, Dj KNatural, Ali 'G' Milli

Strictly Roots and Clean Heart Youth present Halloween Boogie!: DJ Rexx, Dj KNatural, Ali \'G\' Milli @ Copper Owl Oct 28 2016
2200 - 0200
$10 at the door only.
event details TBA

Sat. October 29th  Wicked Wench Hallowe'en Hellraiser DJ Yeezy Yee

Wicked Wench Hallowe\'en Hellraiser:  DJ Yeezy Yee @ Copper Owl Oct 29 2016
2000 - 0200
$13 at the door only.
The sun is setting and soon dark times will be upon us… a time when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest and the spirits come to play. Invite your friends to help us to honor the dead and celebrate the turning of the seasons. Masks and costumes encouraged!

Music by DJ Yeezy Yee
Cover $13

Please don't drink and drive - there is ample free overnight parking and even some affordable overnight accommodations!

Wed. November 9th  Holzkopf, VOID MIRROR, Dead Malls, Chad Munson, Psychic Pollution

Holzkopf, VOID MIRROR, Dead Malls, Chad Munson, Psychic Pollution @ Copper Owl Nov 9 2016
2130 doors at 2030
By Donation
dark/synth/goth/drone/noize/house w/ Holzkopf (VAN) https://holzkopf.bandcamp.com/music Void Mirror (VIC) https://soundcloud.com/voidmirror Dead Malls (VIC) https://deadmallsmusic.bandcamp.com/track/hot-pain Chad Munson (SASKATOON) https://magneticdomaintapes.bandcamp.com/ https://soundcloud.com/chadmunson Psychic Pollution (VIC) https://psychicpollution.bandcamp.com/ P.ay W.hat Y.ou C.an 19+... more...