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Wed. June 29th  Records and Cocktails : Dub w/ db chessa

Records and Cocktails : Dub w/: db chessa @ Copper Owl Jun 29 2016
Drinks specials are served up along with the latest and classic dub plates by db chessa. Come and enjoy . no cover

Thu. June 30th  SHAKE! FEST 3 OWL AFTRPRTY with Lab Coast, HANSMOLE, Diamond Mind, DEATH KART, + Wyrd Distro Pop-Up Shop!

SHAKE! FEST 3 OWL AFTRPRTY with: Lab Coast, HANSMOLE, Diamond Mind, DEATH KART, + Wyrd Distro Pop-Up Shop! @ Copper Owl Jun 30 2016
2200 doors at 2130
$15 [ticket locations]
SHAKE! FEST 3 | JUNE 30th, 2016 Copper Owl *A Wyrd Distro Pop-Up shop will be taking place during this event!!! Check out all the cool Canadian artifacts Wyrd has in store !* LAB COAST (Calgary, AB) lofi psych pop HANSMOLE (Victoria, BC) ethereal synth pop DIAMOND MIND (Edmonton, AB) psych pop experiment DEATH KART (Victoria, BC) lofi synth pop $15 TIX | $16 DOOR TICKETS/PASSES + MORE INFO AT :: Poster Art by Hannah van Adrichem (Hansmole)... more...

Fri. July 1st  Kanata Day Dj Lexus , Dj KNatural, Alli '6 Milli', ALEX EBATA

Kanata Day: Dj Lexus , Dj KNatural, Alli \'6 Milli\', ALEX EBATA @ Copper Owl Jul 1 2016
2100 - 0200
$10 at the door only.
Strictly Roots & Clean Heart Youth present KANATA DAY Friday JULY 1ST @ Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas St.

Dj Lexus, KNatural and Ali "6 Milli" on the mic!
Playing the best in DANCEHALL, RnB, CALYPSO and HIP LIFE
with a special performance from First Nations HIP HOP artist ALEX EBATA.

Ladies FREE before 11:30, $10 @ Door with portion of proceeds going to Victoria's Native Friendship Centre.

Oh Kanata...let's go!

Sat. July 2nd  The Highest Order, The Backhomes, Hush Pup

The Highest Order, The Backhomes, Hush Pup @ Copper Owl Jul 2 2016
2200 doors at 2100
$10 at the door only.
The Copper Owl and The fifty fifty arts collective presents: THE HIGHEST ORDER (toronto) - Simone Schmidt (FIVER) leads country psych band Highest Order on a cross Canada tour. THE BACKHOMES - local psych freakers fresh off touring with Black Mountain! HUSH PUP - these kids will be returning to Victoria for a short time to play a few shows. We're lucky this is one of them. $10 at the door 19+... more...

Wed. July 6th  Records and Cocktails : 60's punk and psychedelia w/ DJ Jon Murphy

Records and Cocktails : 60\'s punk and psychedelia w/: DJ Jon Murphy @ Copper Owl Jul 6 2016
The Copper Owl presents
Records and Cocktails : 60's punk and psychedelia with Jon Murphy

Jon Murphy, local DJ and avid music collector digs through the stacks for an all vinyl night of great tunes.

No cover, themed drink specials, good times!


Thu. July 7th  Eventide/Soul in the Square After Party Impulse Response, Jon Epworth and the VIc City Sweat, musicofmymind

Eventide/Soul in the Square After Party: Impulse Response, Jon Epworth and the VIc City Sweat, musicofmymind @ Copper Owl Jul 7 2016
2200 - 0100 doors at 2100
$10 at the door only.
Garden City Grooves presents the official Eventide/Soul in the Square after party, featuring Impulse Response and special guests Jon Epworth and the Vic City Sweat. This event is also the official Impulse Response CD release for their new EP "Light Waves". After checking out Eventide/Garden City Grooves free soul spectacular " Soul in the City" featuring Grace Love and The True Loves, come and celebrate an incredible evening of music with a nightcap at The Copper Owl. Tickets $10 at the door Doors at 9pm Show at 10pm Impulse Response is Victoria’s newest soul, groove, and R&B trio. The group is small with a big sound. Shanna and Alexander front the band as lead vocalists. With tight and punchy grooves, their sound is infused with sweet and soulful harmonies. The bands influences include: Soulive, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers, The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Justin Timberlake, Donn... more...

Fri. July 8th  Moths and Locusts, BuzzArd, THE DEAD FIBRES, Fantasy Creeps

Moths and Locusts, BuzzArd, THE DEAD FIBRES, Fantasy Creeps @ Copper Owl Jul 8 2016
2130 doors at 2100
$10 at the door only.
ACHTUNG!! Everyone's fav psych kozmonauts MOTHS & LOCUSTS hit the Copper Owl to release their brand spankin' new epic 2nd album "Helios Rising" (Sunmask Records). Joining the boyz are 2016 label & tour mates BUZZARD, along with FANTASY CREEPS and all the way from Edmonton DEAD FIBRES. A night of tripped out heavyosity at it's finest!!! 10 bones at the door. MOTHS & LOCUSTS (Nanaimo, BC) "a sonic palette of super-heavy, riff-driven wig-outs, lush psych-folk, hypnotic instrumental explorations and reflective, dreamy interludes" (CBC) BUZZARD (Victoria, BC) FANTASY CREEPS (Victoria, BC) DEAD FIBRES (Edmonton, AB) more...

Sat. July 9th  Chinatown events presents: Funk w/ Big Tiny, Dj Murge, KOOSH

Chinatown events presents: Funk w/: Big Tiny, Dj Murge, KOOSH @ Copper Owl Jul 9 2016
2200 - 0200
at the door only.
details TBA

Tue. July 12th  The fifty fifty presents a special screening of A MATTER OF TIME feat. Kathryn Calder

The fifty fifty presents a special screening of A MATTER OF TIME feat.: Kathryn Calder @ Copper Owl Jul 12 2016
2030 doors at 1930
$5 suggested donation at the door only.
The fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl are pleased to present a special screening of A Matter of TIme featuring a Q&A session with Kathryn Calder. This screening is a fundraiser for ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease) a progressive neuromuscular disease in which nerve cells die and leave voluntary muscles paralyzed. Suggested donation is $5 with the option of donating as much as you like. SCreening starts at 8:30. Doors at 7:30PM. Documentary trailer can be seen here THE STORY Imagine finding out your mother has 2-3 years left to live. Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers was faced with this gut-wrenching revelation when she learned that her mother had been diagnosed with ALS, taking her down a path few could endure. ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disea... more...

Thu. July 14th  Mouth Breather, Wide Eyed

Mouth Breather, Wide Eyed @ Copper Owl Jul 14 2016
2100 doors at 2000
$10 at the door only.
Wide Eyed (Debut EP coming soon) Sneak Peak Demo - "Hailing from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, WIDE EYED is one young new band in thrall to the sonic grandeur of the classic shoegaze template. Blending inspiration from such as Talk Talk, Pixies, Radiohead and Pink Floyd with the wall-of-sound approach of shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, WIDE EYED is Nanaimo’s most emotionally affecting new outfit. Loping and strident guitar riffs, hypnotic rhythms, psychedelic swells and soul-stirring melodies collide in a maelstrom of volume and measured distortion for a massive, beautiful noise." MOUTH BREATHER more...

Fri. July 15th  Dub Selekta presents Audiowrx, BRYX, Strange Thing

Dub Selekta presents: Audiowrx, BRYX, Strange Thing @ Copper Owl Jul 15 2016
2100 - 0200
$10 at the door only.
Dub Selekta presents … ••• AUDIOWRX ••• (Firepower Records | Dub Selekta) Darkened and malevolent in nature, Audiowrx is the duo of Cole Magnusson & Dominic Burnley. Both heavy hitters in their own right, they represent the heavy west coast bass sound to its full extend with one member located on Vancouver Island in Victoria BC and one located in California’s Bay Area. Distance is no disadvantage to this duo; initially connecting through social media, the two came together after discovering their common love for bass music. The two first exploded onto the scene with their single “Clockwrx” featured on Datsiks Firepower Records on Flatline Vol 2 hitting #9 on Beatports Top 100 dubstep tracks and was heard at numerous festivals in the summer of 2015, played by such artists as Datsik & ... more...

Sat. July 16th  closed for private party ...

closed for private party: ... @ Copper Owl Jul 16 2016
2000 - 0200

Wed. July 20th  The Rabbit Hole with Chase Hiebert, Jess Knowles, Joey Takeda

The Rabbit Hole with: Chase Hiebert,  Jess Knowles, Joey Takeda @ Copper Owl Jul 20 2016
1830 - 2100
We're excited to host our first summer event! 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.

July's features:




Wed. July 20th  Records and Cocktails : Dub w/ db chessa

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Thu. July 21st  EVENTIDE AFTER PARTY!! with DADA PLAN, Jody Glenham, Zuzu's Petals, Potion

EVENTIDE AFTER PARTY!! with: DADA PLAN, Jody Glenham, Zuzu\'s Petals, Potion @ Copper Owl Jul 21 2016
$10 at the door only.
The fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl present the July 21st official Eventide Music Series after party featuring; DADA PLAN Vancouver psychedelic crooner Malcolm Biddle leads his troupe of trippers through songs about the internet and a possible dystopian future. Jody Glenham Also from Vancouver Jody's music has been described Morphine-dripped, Mazzy Star-styled mood rock, replete with hazy six-string strums, melancholy vocal harmonies and dreamy grooves Zuzu's Petals Hometown boys reunite for this special local show. Lyric heavy psychedelic country folk rock. POTION (montreal) Members of Baked Goods, The Marlees, The Wicks and Trepanated Heads do a one off Victoria show bringing weird sounds all the way from Montreal. Check out the 3 ra... more...

Sat. July 23rd  Dirty Mountain, Altameda, Honey Rose, Cosilence

Dirty Mountain, Altameda, Honey Rose, Cosilence @ Copper Owl Jul 23 2016
$10 at the door only.
Summer heat got you down? No? Who cares! This show's going to be amazing! Altameda make the journey over the rockies for their triumphant return to the Copper Owl, sharing the stage with local heavy hitters Dirty Mountain. Honey Rose (not the Bollywood Actress, sorry!) and Edmonton's Consilence support! Dirty Mountain: Hailing from Victoria BC, Dirty Mountain’s sound is heavily infused with harmony-driven melodies and timeless storytelling. Dirty Mountain is a roots-rock band with underlying blends of country and blues to support the sassy and often gritty messages portrayed in the lyrics. A musical temptress, charismatic songstress, and lyrical adulteress, Elli Hart is the relentless force behind Dirty Mountain. Keeping her in line and providing the strong prowess that runs through the music are Lane Arndt on lead guitar, Gord Light on bass, and Tom Salter on drums. Altame... more...

Tue. July 26th  Two Bears North, AZTEC, Maverick Cinema

2100 doors at 2000
details tba

Wed. July 27th  Records and Cocktails : The Secret History of Rock & Roll w/ DJ Pitchbender

Records and Cocktails : The Secret History of Rock & Roll w/: DJ Pitchbender @ Copper Owl Jul 27 2016
Records and Cocktails is a super chill night featuring various local DJ's experimenting with their music collections. Various themes every Wednesday night. Themed cocktails, cheap drinks, good times. Bring a date, hang with buds, stay for the tunes.

July 27th features The Pitchbender Presents: doing his take on The Secret History of Rock 'n Roll, Series 1: The Occult.

Music/doors at 9PM

Thu. July 28th  Degenerate Sons, Black Wallace, Still Fools

2100 doors at 2045
$10 at the door only.
Music starts at 9 $10 at the door for 3 great local bands Degenerate Sons: 9:00 - 9:45 Black Wallace 10:00 - 10:45 Still Fools 11:00 - 11:45 Degenerate Sons (Jam Rock ) Start your night off with a couple beers, and some wickeed Jam Rock. These guys never dissapoint with grimey vocals, and stanky blues rifts they're sure kick the night off right, check em out. Black Wallace (Classic Punk) After that grab another pint cause Black Wallace has got something to say and the guts to say it. Punk rock that draws influence from some of the greats such as The Velvet Underground, Black Flag, and the Pixies. Still Fools (Blues Rock) Time for the whiskey these guys will put hair on... more...

Fri. July 29th  Jill Cooper, Electric Sex Panther, Travel Light

2100 doors at 2000
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Sun. July 31st  Evan Freeman, The Psychic Alliance, Scars and Scarves

2100 doors at 2000