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Mon. June 17th  Possum, Grimwood, Speak Easy

Possum, Grimwood, Speak Easy @ Copper Owl Jun 17 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000
$10 at the door only.
the fifty fifty arts collective and the Copper Owl present a psych show not to be missed. Set aside your Monday night for this killer event.

Possum
Super psyched out fuzz rock brain melters from Toronto touring their latest LP Space Grade Assembly!
https://newnoisemagazine.com/music-video-premiere-possum-the-hills/
https://possumyyz.bandcamp.com/releases

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Grimwood
Local dabblers in the mysterious art of conjuring mega riffs and melodic interludes. Hot on the heels of their latest release Oceans in Reverse!
https://grimwood.bandcamp.com/album/oceans-in-reverse

Speak Easy
Moody psychedelic rock music from interior BC
https://speakeasybc.bandcamp.com/releases

Video art/smoke/DJ's
The usual.... ;)

$10 at the door

This show is generously sponsored by the CRD Feed the Arts program and of course the fifty fifty Rock Lottery!

Wed. June 19th  Karaoke Wednesdays feat. you yah rockstar!

Karaoke Wednesdays: feat. you yah rockstar! @ Copper Owl Jun 19 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2100
Free
Karaoke Wednesdays at Copper Owl!

Tens of thousands of songs to choose from including indie rock, radio hits, oldies and more!!

** $5.25 Phillips on tap
** $5.25 glasses of wine
** $4.75 shots of tequila

Starts at 9pm!
19+ only, no cover!

Thu. June 20th  AZTEC, Surveyors, Aversions, Electric Blanket

AZTEC, Surveyors, Aversions, Electric Blanket @ Copper Owl Jun 20 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
9:00PM - 1:00AM doors at 8:00PM
$10 at the door only.
ROCK/POST-PUNK/POST-HARDCORE/EXPERIMENTAL ROCK at the Copper Owl

4 great bands for 10 bucks!

AZTEC - https://aztectheband.bandcamp.com/

SURVEYORS - https://surveyors.bandcamp.com

AVERSIONS (vancouver) - https://aversionsband.com

ELECTRIC BLANKET - https://theelectricblanket.bandcamp.com/

Fri. June 21st  International Dance Express HRISTO, Nick Karma

International Dance Express: HRISTO, Nick Karma @ Copper Owl Jun 21 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2200 - 0200
$12 adv $15 door at the door only.
International Dance Express is expanding on the African Boogie dance parties by adding a journey around the world to explore some of the most amazing disco, funk and house grooves. Expect to shake those hips all night long.

Music Selectors for this event are Hristo and Nick Karma

https://soundcloud.com/nick-karma

https://soundcloud.com/honeydiscorecords

Sat. June 22nd  The Ashley Hundred, Sarah Osbourne & The Magic Buttons, Nature Of

The Ashley Hundred, Sarah Osbourne & The Magic Buttons, Nature Of @ Copper Owl Jun 22 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2100
$10 at the door only.
The Ashley Hundred (Calgary)
Sarah Osbourne & The Magic Buttons
Nature Of (Edmonton)

Sun. June 23rd  Lost Nebula, Krypteia , Crimson Witch

Lost Nebula, Krypteia , Crimson Witch @ Copper Owl Jun 23 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000 - 0000
$10
The Invisible Orange presents...

LOST NEBULA
Melodic Prog rock band from Mexico return to Victoria as part of their MAJOR EFFECT TOUR 2019

with
Krypteia
Absolute endless energy 5 piece heavy melodic death metal band from Vancouver Island.

Crimson Witch
Hot off of the release of there new ep Crimson Witch is ready to take over the Island, then the World!!!! Get ready to have your face melted off your head!

Copper Owl
1900 Douglas Street. Victoria, BC
Doors 8:00pm
Ages 19 and over

Mon. June 24th  Mats Gustafsson, Drouin/Olsen

Mats Gustafsson, Drouin/Olsen @ Copper Owl Jun 24 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000
$15adv / $20door
the fifty fifty arts collective presents Mats Gustafsson in a special solo concert with guests Drouin/Olsen

Date: June 24 2019
Location: The Copper Owl
Time: Doors 8pm
$15adv / $20door

- Cutting-edge saxophonist/improviser/composer Mats Gustafsson is at the forefront of international improv, noise, contemporary rock, and free jazz scenes. Whether through his enveloping, fire-breathing solo shows, longtime projects like The Thing,Fire!, or collaborations with a who’s who of experimenters such as Sonic Youth, Merzbow, Jim O´Rourke, Otomo Yoshihide, and Peter Brötzmann, the Swedish-born innovator is a broad-ranging creative powerhouse -
Over 1800 concerts and over 200 record productions in Europe, Australia, Africa, North & South America and Asia.
Collaborations with contemporary dance, theatre, art, poetry as well as projects with noise, electronica, contemporary rock and free jazz.
Discaholic – running the discaholic corner website as well as discaholic.com

https://youtu.be/uZm5oHaYb5c
http://matsgus.com/archives/category/bio

DROUIN/OLSEN is an avant-garde sound project focused on quiet volumes, silence, and the interaction of delicate, improvised sounds drawn from amplified gestures and electrical tones. A collaboration started in 2001 between Victoria, BC artists Jamie Drouin and Lance Austin Olsen, DROUIN/OLSEN is widely respected by international audiences and music reviewers.

http://jamiedrouin.com/?page_id=7445
https://vimeo.com/20154385


Artist Honorariums for this show are generously supplied by Feed the Arts in the CRD

Wed. June 26th  Karaoke Wednesdays feat. you yah rockstar!

Karaoke Wednesdays: feat. you yah rockstar! @ Copper Owl Jun 26 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2100
Free
Karaoke Wednesdays at Copper Owl!

Tens of thousands of songs to choose from including indie rock, radio hits, oldies and more!!

** $5.25 Phillips on tap
** $5.25 glasses of wine
** $4.75 shots of tequila

Starts at 9pm!
19+ only, no cover!

Thu. June 27th  Fever Feel , Lemongrab, Ora Cogan

Fever Feel , Lemongrab, Ora Cogan @ Copper Owl Jun 27 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000
$10 at the door only.
June 27th live at Copper Owl!
FEVER FEEL w/ Montréal's LEMONGRAB and the lovely ORA COGAN

LEMONGRAB
"Attache ta tuque!" These girls kicked off the band with a punk vision and a raw sound that never left. Inspired by bands such as Delta-5, Lemongrab is bringing back a lo-fi sound and energy. Now with five members, you can expect post-punk and psych qualities to their sound. It’s groovy and sometimes scary, it’s a caress followed with slap making you want more.
• lemon-grab.bandcamp.com •

FEVER FEEL
Hailing from Victoria BC, Fever Feel is an oblique classé rock and roll group whose music stylings are informed by early psychedelic rock, vintage country music, laid back greenwich village folk sounds and a touch of poetic mysticism. Formed in 2014 by brothers Landon Franklin and Logan Gabert in Calgary AB, the band took to touring throughout North America in their early days. Writing and recording on off times in between brought forth the bands first offering, a self-titled LP released September 2018. Since then, the band has begun releasing a new series of odds and ends singles entitled ‘The Less Precious Collection’.
• feverfeel.bandcamp.com •

ORA COGAN
Dark Wave Shoegaze Experimental Folk
• oracogan.bandcamp.com •

Doors at 8
Music at 9
10$

Thu. June 27th  The Left Coast Jazz Fest - The New Cool Steve Duben, Jon Miller, Neil Taylor, Cliff Maddix

The Left Coast Jazz Fest - The New Cool: Steve Duben, Jon Miller, Neil Taylor, Cliff Maddix @ Copper Owl Jun 27 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
4pm - 6pm doors at 3:30pm
$15-20
The New Cool is a Victoria BC based jazz fusion band formed in 2019 and led by bassist Steve Duben. Featuring two outstanding guitarists Cliff Maddix and Neil Taylor paired with an effervescent rhythm section, this quartet plays an eclectic mix of material by contemporary artists including the Fearless Flyers, Steve Gadd Band and Robben Ford along with original compositions by group members. Running the gamut of jazz fusion, The New Cool’s sounds touch on funk, blues, rock, latin and jazz, offering a fresh and contemporary take on jazz for the Vancouver Island music scene

Steve Duben (Electric Bass) Cliff Maddix (Guitar) Neil Taylor (Guitar) Jon Miller (drums)

Fri. June 28th  Monik Nordine Trio

Monik Nordine Trio @ Copper Owl Jun 28 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
1600 - 1800
$15
“… solid performance and writing chops.” – Downbeat Magazine

Juno nominated saxophonist Monik Nordine has a powerful, lyrical, and impressive command of the saxophone and has received several prestigious arts awards. She has recorded with John Korsrud’s Hard Rubber Orchestra and has also toured with Hugh Fraser’s band VEJI. Monik plays alto and soprano saxophone and occasionally sings with her ensembles.
“…facile in her execution and fluid in the spinning out of her melodic ideas.”
— Rick Helzer, Jazz Improv Magazine

"…soaring, dynamic solos…” — PQB News
Now leading “The Monik Nordine Quartet”, Monik and her group are featuring the compositions of Canadian jazz artists such as Oscar Peterson, Joni Mitchell, KD Lang, Sonny Greenwich, Jan Jarczyk, Kenny Wheeler, Hugh Fraser, Alan Matheson, Greg Bush and of course their own works in a project called “The Great Canadian Songbook”. The aim of this project is to document as many retrospective and current Canadian compositions as possible with the goal of creating a body of work that we can call our own.
Joining Monik for this special project are Tony Genge (B3 Organ) and David Emery (drums). Each of these musicians maintains a busy performing and touring schedule in BC and elsewhere: Tony and Monik have worked together with Pat Coleman, Melinda Whitaker and with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra, David Emery plays drums regularly with The Victoria Jazz Orchestra and with The Tom Vickery Trio at Hermann’s Jazz Club.

Fri. June 28th  L CON, Jaya Bremer, Nick Schofield

L CON, Jaya Bremer, Nick Schofield @ Copper Owl Jun 28 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000 - 2300
$10 at the door only.
The Copper Owl Hidden Sounds series presents!

L CON
https://lcon.bandcamp.com/
L CON is the ever-evolving avant-pop project of songwriter, producer, + sonic adventurer Lisa Conway.

Jaya Bremer
https://jayabremer.com/
Wise Child lead singer and keyboardist solo

Nick Schofield
https://nickschofield.bandcamp.com/
Nick Schofield is a Montreal based musician, producer and radio host. He performs and records with Best Fern,
Saxsyndrum and Rêves Sonores in addition
to touring with Devon Welsh (ex-Majical Cloudz).

$10 at the door
19+

This show has been generously sponsored by Creative BC.

Sat. June 29th  Jon Miller Quartet

Jon Miller Quartet @ Copper Owl Jun 29 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
1600 - 1800
$15
“This has got to be one of the best jazz acts in the city.” - Adrian Chamberlain, Victoria Times Colonist


The Jon Miller Quartet is a top-rated jazz group based in Victoria BC. The group's repertoire is composed of original compositions by group members along with classic jazz. In its most recent edition this includes organ-jazz in the vein of giants of the genre Jimmy Smith, Brother Jack McDuff, Joey DeFrancesco and Larry Goldings. Group members include Hammond B-3 organ marvel Tony Genge along guitar great Rob Cheramy and saxophonist extraordinaire Monik Nordine...Hard hitting and soulful, with an emphasis on swing, groove and blues-inflected jazz, the Jon Miller Organ Quartet (AKA Parallel Universe Band) invites audiences everywhere to join in their unique musical vision.

“Woah! Where have you been hiding, Jon Miller Quartet? ...on behalf of sun-deprived Canadians everywhere, thanks for this much needed dose of Vitamin D.” - Robert Rowat, CBC Music

"a delight for the senses...evokes the golden age of organ jazz." - Chemainus Valley Courier

In 2015 the group's latest CD 3 Days in Winter charted in the top 10 on Earshot Jazz charts for Campus radio programming across Canada for 19 weeks and was heard on CBC Vancouver's Jazz programme “Hot Air.”

Visit: https://jonmillerdrums.weebly.com

Sat. June 29th  Death by Drag IX

Death by Drag IX @ Copper Owl Jun 29 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
1930 - 2100
$10 at the door only.
xx Death by Drag IX xx
Featuring local LGBTQ+ artists operating on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen-speaking, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ people.
Hosted by Occult sisters Henrietta Dubét and Ada Rawl.

Performances by:
Ada Rawl
Henrietta Dubét
Luna Lush
Honey Dewme
Stevie O'Brien
Persi Flage


$10 at the door or online
Doors: 7pm, Showtime: 8pm SHARP

We think this goes without saying, but our event is a QUEER/INTERSECTIONAL-FEMINIST/TRANS space which is HET/CIS **FRIENDLY**. Take your transphobic/misogynist/free-speacher/racist/otherwise bigoted beliefs elsewhere and shove it!

Our security and service staff is aware of our community's needs and discomforts so if anything happens to you which makes you uneasy, mention it to ANYONE on the staff or in our cast and the person in question will be removed without hesitation.

We have 20+ seats arranged which can be reserved ahead of time for guests who require seating.

Graphics by Ada

Sat. June 29th  Electro Clash Brooks, Ry Guy, ACRANYMPH, PHOTON

Electro Clash: Brooks, Ry Guy, ACRANYMPH, PHOTON @ Copper Owl Jun 29 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2200 - 0200
$10 advanced tickets $15 at the door
Here we are back with our bi-monthly instalment of hard driving 4x4 house music with some old school and new school local houses music DJ's at Electro Clash. This night will be filled with Electro, Jackin, Bass, Hard and Funky House music, sure to keep you on the dance floor indefinitely!

As always, Groove Rider Collective aims to please with the best Victoria has to offer in those beautiful house beats and those who spin them, with PHOTON doing our visuals, and Zenon Kai taking those amazing photos!

Saturday night never looked so good!


**DJ Line-Up**

BROOKS
(V.E.M.C)
http://soundcloud.com/ryan-bernie-brooks http://www.mixcloud.com/ryan-bernie-brooks

RY GUY
(V.E.M.C) http://www.mixcloud.com/ry-guy/
https://soundcloud.com/bigryguy420

ACRANYMPH
(GRC) http://www.soundcloud.com/acranymph http://www.mixcloud.com/acranymph http://www.facebook.com/acranymph

MARLEE http://www.soundcloud.com/dj-marlee http://www.mixcloud.com/djmarlee/ http://www.facebook.com/marleethedj/

Visuals by PHOTON

Photography by Zenon Kai

19+ event
$10 advanced tickets $15 at the door
email money transfer to grooveridercollective1@gmail.com

PLUR is the mantra of all GRC events🌈🌈✌️🙏

Sun. June 30th  Jam Session w/ Astrid Lyre

Jam Session w/: Astrid Lyre @ Copper Owl Jun 30 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
1400 - 1700
$12
So excited to have a new jazz festival in Victoria! On guitar, Astrid Lyre from Nanaimo and Sherry Clayton on drums will be joining us for a jam session on Sunday, June 30 at the Copper Owl. 2-5pm, come on down! No cover for jammers.

Mon. July 1st  nêhiyawak

nêhiyawak @ Copper Owl Jul 1 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
9:00pm
$18.50 Ticket Info Tickets At: Lyles Place, online @ bit.ly

Thu. July 4th  Null Command, Harsh R, Redress

Null Command, Harsh R, Redress @ Copper Owl Jul 4 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000
$10 at the door only.
WEIRD SYNTH NITE

NULL COMMAND
https://nullcommand.bandcamp.com

HARSH R (olympia, wa)
https://harshr.bandcamp.com/

REDRESS
https://redresss.bandcamp.com/

at COPPER OWL
https://copperowl.ca/
1900 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
$10 / 8pm

Fri. July 5th  CatHaus AWOOD, GISSALA, Novajade, TigRess, FLAPJAXX, boizNcatz

CatHaus: AWOOD, GISSALA, Novajade, TigRess, FLAPJAXX, boizNcatz @ Copper Owl Jul 5 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2200 - 0200
$15 at the door only.
=^..^=
Welcome to the catHAUS!

Where you can be fierce, be sexy, be anything you want to be! The night is full of paws-ibility! Costumes encouraged, PLUR events are always body+ and pants optional!

FEATURING

AWOOD http://www.mixcloud.com/AWood55/

Never afraid to push the boundaries of her comfort zone, AWood has forged a path in the Vancouver DJ scene and has made a name for herself in the queer community DJing house, tech-house and techno.
AWood is a resident of the DJ group FemmeFatale, hosted the livestream show “Waist Deep” on Public Address featuring local queer and female artists and is co-founder of the queer collective HousewerQ who throw underground parties around Vancouver. Her infectious selections, seamless transitions and ability to bring her audience to life through music make Awood a multifaceted and versatile artist.

///B2B////

GISSALA
soundcloud.com/armisticetwins/banger-hr0001

Formally known as one half of twin duo ‘Armistice’, ‘GISSALA’ is also embarking her solo image with a fresh tech/deep house sound. She is a staple in the Vancouver LGBTQ community, making appearances at countless queer parties all over the city including Vancouver Pride and adding HousewerQ to her growing list, a house inspired night she’s also co-founded.

NOVA JADE
soundcloud.com/djnovajade

///B2B////

TIGRESS http://www.unleashthetigress.com

FLAPJAXX
soundcloud.com/flapjaxx_tunes

boizNcatz
https://soundcloud.com/boizncatz


TICKETS

$12 advance / $15 door

Pre sale tickets can be purchased by e-transfer of $12 to plurcollective[at]gmail.com.

Please include the names of ALL ticket holders in the notes of the transfer, or send an additional email. If your transfer is accepted, you are on the list!

Limited door sales will be available at $15

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Rainbow Refugee Society rainbowrefugee.org

ACCESSIBILITY

The Copper Owl is located up one flight of stairs and there is no elevator available. There are 2 gender neutral washrooms on the lower level. The venue itself has several levels and stairs, the floors are carpeted except for the dancefloor. There is seating available. Lighting during the event will be low, and there will be flashing stage lights. Please contact us directly to discuss any accessibility concerns or with any other questions.

Harm reduction / naloxone kits will be available during the event.

The PLUR collective creates intentional spaces for creativity that honour the history of PLUR: Peace, Love, Unity & Respect. expect events that are ecologically conscious, queercentric, body+, and firmly grounded in principles of consent and harm reduction, often in benefit or service to local causes that are important to us.

We acknowledge this event takes place on the homelands of the Lekwungen People.

Sat. July 6th  The Jins, Bad Hoo, The This

The Jins, Bad Hoo, The This @ Copper Owl Jul 6 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2100
$10 at the door only.
Last Marmot Records Presents:

Saturday July 6th at the Copper Owl

The Jins (Vancouver)
Ripping garage power trio from Vancouver hopping over in support their new EP "Death Wish"
http://thejins.bandcamp.com

Bad Hoo (Vic)
Local psych punks that are scientifically proven to bring the party
http://badhoo.bandcamp.com

The This (Vic)
Fun indie punk locals
http://thethis.bandcamp.com

doors at 9pm music at 10pm

Please approach the organizers or any staff if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable by any behaviour at the show. The Copper Owl is not wheelchair accessible. This event will take place on unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. 19+ venue ID required at door.

Thu. July 11th  Saxsyndrum, Cartoon Lizard, Booty EP

Saxsyndrum, Cartoon Lizard, Booty EP @ Copper Owl Jul 11 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000
$10 at the door only.
***Join us for Saxsyndrum's first time on the west coast, Cartoon Lizard playing a special pared down format set for ya, and Booty EP stopping over from Vancouver.***

Doors at 8:00pm, Music at 9:00pm, $10 at the Door

Saxsyndrum (Electronic Jazz Pop - Montreal, QC)
https://saxsyndrum.com/
https://youtu.be/R96z30AQuK4

The basis of Saxsyndrum is just that: saxophone, synthesis and drums. Born out of the galvanizing spirit of the Montreal underground, their unabashed groove-centric music blends the energy of dance with the immediacy of pop and the lucidity of experimental drone. Their sophomore release, Second Nature, is out April 2019 on So Sorry Records.

Cartoon Lizard (pared) (Psych Pop - Victoria, BC)
https://cartoontunes.bandcamp.com/
https://tinyurl.com/y4utnbvy

Cartoon Lizard's songs are intricately arranged, multi-coloured compositions designed to appeal on a surface level as well as reward those who unearth its hidden layers through repeated listens.

Booty EP (Electronic Pop - Vancouver, BC)
https://www.bootyepmusic.com/
https://bootyep.bandcamp.com/

Booty EP is a Vancouver based duo inviting you on a dreamy time through their wonderland of sounds and visuals. Francis Hooper (synth, guitar, vocals) and Alli Deleo (keys, vocals) blend sampled hip-hoppy beats with a wash of electronic instruments and cozy guitar.

Sat. July 13th  High Voltage Soul Night Double O Soul Club

High Voltage Soul Night: Double O Soul Club @ Copper Owl Jul 13 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2100 - 0200
$8 at the door only.
High Voltage Soul Night at the Copper Owl

Join us for a fantastic evening of dancing to all the hits from the classics to the contemporary. Everything from 60s Motown, Stax and Chess to some of the rare Northern Soul hits.

This is a night for the people who want to dance! For the people who love anything that’s 60s soul or inspired by it. Come out in your best and show us what you’ve got! It’s time to get electrified and enjoy some High Voltage Soul.

July 13 2019
$8 at the door +19

Wed. July 17th  Orkestar Kriminal, Bučan Bučan

Orkestar Kriminal, Bučan Bučan @ Copper Owl Jul 17 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000
$12 Advance $15 Door
Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door*
Orkestar Kriminal
Orkestar Kriminal is comprised of 5 male and 5 female improv performers who interpret inspired renditions of slum-based "world music". They sing gutsy and adventurous criminal songs from a dangerous and forgotten era, like Mexican tequila-smuggling tunes, Russian prisoner laments, and the grooves of a Yiddish gangster. They can also be found performing in Pashto, Greek, Hebrew, or whatever other tongue might attract the multilingual stylings of front woman Giselle Claudia Webber. So long as the tune is catchy and a little shady, they'll give it their best shot. Orkestar Kriminal's debut album "Tummel" was released in 2015, attracting a plethora of media attention, and winning a GAMIQ for "Roots Album of the Year". After continuous touring and a multitude of festival performances, the biggest criminal punks in world music have just unleashed their 2nd full-length: Ryobra , with Producer Josh Dolgin, released August 24th, 2018 on Coax Records. In December, 2018 Ryobra hit the #1 spot on the Earshot “National International” college radio charts.
http://www.orkestarkriminal.com

Bučan Bučan
Made up of a very colourful and talented collection of musicians playing trumpets, violins, clarinets, tubas, accordions, trombones and drums, Bučan Bučan has been entertaining crowds for the last five years with its variety of traditional, eastern European brass band tunes and original material inspired by Balkan rhythms and melodies.

This high energy group is mobile and often plays while moving around a venue, indoors or outside, making use of the different features of performance spaces while giving their audiences an up close and personal experience with live music. Alternately, the band is just as comfortable on a nightclub stage playing to a packed dance floor.
https://bucanbucan.com

Xxx *Want to go but lack dough? Write to orkestarkriminal@gmail.com to get on the guest list. Unless it's sold out, no one turned away. xxX

Fri. July 19th  Mauno, Bridal Party, Jo Passed

Mauno, Bridal Party, Jo Passed @ Copper Owl Jul 19 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2100
$10 adv $15 doors at the door only.
Regular Occasion + Copper Owl's Hidden Sounds Showcase Series bring you an evening of up and coming progressive music

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Copper Owl | Friday, July 19
Doors | 9pm | 19+
$10 adv | $15 door
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Mauno - [alternative pop]
'Really Well', the new record from Halifax band Mauno, is an expansive, idiosyncratic study in the creases in intimacy, authenticity, and labor, and the ways that music—guitars, bass, drums, synths, and vocals—can explore and express them. Written by Niemi, vocalist/guitarist Nick Everett, guitarist Scott Boudreau and drummer Adam White and recorded at Chad VanGaalen’s Calgary studio, the record collapses the personal and the professional within critiques of capitalism and creative labour. Musically, too, it is non-linear, jutting from the twisted, plucky indie-skiffle of the opener to the charged post-punk march of “Half It,” to the spring-reverb-tweaked riffing of “Reeling II,” to the dreamy, sidestepping guitar pop of “Expectations,” to the gorgeous, macabre slow-jam of “Vampire.”
Lyrically, the record deals with Mauno’s preoccupations with the nature of creative labor, relationships, and the self under capitalism. They note that their critiques are filtered through a lens of the absurd, turning them playful. “There’s something about humour and laughter that is very subversive and deeper than I think a lot of people realize,” Niemi says. “With these songs, I was trying to sort of dance on the line.” “There’s a double meaning to everything,” adds Everett. “You have to leave space for people to think. Where is the place for the listener if they’re not going to contribute their own thoughts, or their own interpretations?”

+ SUPPORT TBD

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This Regular Occasion event takes place on Coast Salish territory, in particular the territory of the lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Please hold this in mind and embody a respect for this land, its people, and their history as we celebrate.

It will be lovely to see you.

This show is generously sponsored by Creative BC's Amplify BC program.

Sat. July 20th  LITO FORD all night! Lito Ford

LITO FORD all night!: Lito Ford @ Copper Owl Jul 20 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2200 - 0200
TBA at the door only.
LITO FORD brings the beat, all night July 20th.
https://soundcloud.com/litoford

cover TBA
19+

Tue. July 30th  Virginia Wing, Bright Boy, (Plus guests)

Virginia Wing, Bright Boy,  (Plus guests) @ Copper Owl Jul 30 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
8pm
$15 adv / $20 door
Virginia Wing makes her Victoria debut at Copper Owl!

Virginia Wing || Manchester, UK ||
BC: https://virginiawingmusic.bandcamp.com/
SC: https://soundcloud.com/virginiawing
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/26YMx1oNjSN1c0qZHLyZ2k

Virginia Wing are a Manchester based group.

Bright Boy II Victoria ||
BC: https://suchabrightboy.bandcamp.com/

Plus Guest TBD.

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Tuesday, July 30th
Doors at 8pm // 19+
Copper Owl
$15 adv / $20 door
Advance tickets available now:
http://bit.ly/virginia-wing-vic
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Please approach one of the show organizers if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable by any behaviour at the show.

This event will take place on unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. As we focus on building artistic and cultural bridges, we acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.

Copper Owl is not a wheelchair accessible venue with an accessible washroom.

Sat. August 3rd  Vibrate w/ Sean Evans, Chris Dammeyer, Big Body , Jesse Campbell

Vibrate w/: Sean Evans, Chris Dammeyer, Big Body , Jesse Campbell @ Copper Owl Aug 3 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2200 - 0200
$10 Advance $12 At the door
VIBRATE at Copper Owl

We're very excited to host another night of rollers with some top quality pals. Sean Evans, Chris Dammeyer, Big Body and Jesse Campbell are taking over Copper Owl for a night of disco edits, house anthems, and whatever the heck else we feel like playing. VIBRATE aims to create a comfortable and safe space to enjoy electronic music, a place to share new music and explore new sounds, and a chance for up and coming DJs to rinse their tunes. All are welcome.

Tickets --
$10 Advance
$12 At the door

Sun. August 4th  Widowspeak, Anomalism, Evilosity, Terminal Sequence

Widowspeak, Anomalism, Evilosity, Terminal Sequence @ Copper Owl Aug 4 2019 - Jun 18th @ Copper Owl
2000 - 0000
$10 at the door only.
Lowlife Booking Presents:

Widow's Peak: Alberta Death/grind is back on the crusty cross Canada cruise.

Anomalism (Winnipeg Death Metal)

Evilosity (Nanaimo Death Metal)

Terminal Sequence (Victoria Tech Death)

August 4th at Copper Owl Victoria
$10 at the door, doors at 8:00PM
19+ No Minors.