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February 1-7 Friday, Feb. 1 STAGE PERFORMERS Who: Ecclestons Where: Dubh Linn Gate The Ecclestons bring you Irish cheer, window-side at the Gate.

February 1-7

Friday, Feb. 1

STAGE PERFORMERS

Who:

Ecclestons

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

The Ecclestons bring you Irish cheer, window-side at the Gate.

Who:

Michael Sicoly

Where:

Mallard Lounge

Adult contemporary tunes, on piano at the Chateau Whistler’s cozy lounge.

Who:

Brian Lyster

Where:

Zeuski’s Taverna

Lyster on flamenco guitar every Friday. Sizzlin’ Spanish sounds…

Who:

Suzanne Wilson

Where:

Crystal Lounge

Acoustic favourites and original songs from Ms. Wilson.

What:

Funkadelic Fridays

Who:

Slow Nerve Action

Where:

The Shack

Live locals in action for your Friday night.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who:

DJ Seanski

Where

: Savage Beagle

DJ Seanski plays R& B and hip hop, Whistler’s latest favourite dance and drivin’ vibe. Come check out the Beagle floor for underground grooves.

Who:

Passion Fridays

Where:

Tommy Africa’s

Whistler’s own DJ Erin keeps grooving all night long with an incredibly delicious mix of funky vocal house, including UK re-mixes.

What:

Moodswing

Where:

Garibaldi Lift Co.

Dr. Digglesworth and guests bring you straight loungin’ with deep house, broken beat, soul and funk. Get downtempo tonight, at Whistler Mountain’s village base.

What:

Fresh Fridays with DJ R3

Where:

Garfinkel’s

DJ R3 spins his local favourites so you can cut a rug.

Who:

DJ Peace Frog

Where:

Buffalo Bill’s

Classic tunes at Bill’s while you linger over a beverage.

What:

Double Ought Buck

Where:

Maxx Fish

Double Ought Buck with dj brokenarrow at Maxx Fish. Classic yet nouveau sounds.

What:

Honey

Where:

Dusty’s

The sweet life: beautifully drippin’ honey grooves from Mat the Alien and Ghetto Boy, apres and evening sets.

PUBS & PATIOS

Where:

Black’s Pub

The warming floor for the apres-ski, later 20s to fortysomething crowd. Conversational pub feel, located at the foot of both mountain gondolas. With snowcapped peaks just outside the window, enjoy their telescope to bear watch or star gaze. Tasty food, 99 flavours of beer in a guilded silver menu, and 40 brands of scotch to keep you reminiscing.

Where:

Citta’

Citta’s central stage in Village Square attracts locals, patio-side, and visitors too. Best people watching spot to enjoy a variety of pints on tap. Open for lunch.

Where:

Amsterdam Café

With a Euro-look and feel, its wooden interiors lined with eye candy décor make for a good lounging spot, cocktail or café in hand. There’s a patio too. Live music some nights.

Where:

BBK’s Pub

It’s a locals’ favourite for unwinding after a hard day. This cozy pub in the Upper Village has a fine selection of B.C. wines and micro-brewed beer, as well as an outstanding menu. Settle in on their couches for a game of cards or gab with their colourful bartenders. "We Be Smoke-free!"

Where:

Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

Casual atmosphere for warm conversation and cold beer. Bar staff operate a not-too-loud sound system of rock and roll numbers and the outdoor patio gives patrons the best air in the world.

Where:

The Brew House

Brewhouse tunes are always hopping, from morning ‘til night. A pool table and fireside comfy chairs, alongside full restaurant set up, make for a great meeting spot.

Where:

Hoz’s Pub

Down to earth pub but still in that Whistler style. Just a hop, skip and a jump from that brisk walk on the Valley Trail in Whistler Creekside.

Saturday, Feb. 2

LIVE IN PERSON

Who:

Robert Walters’ 20th Congress

Where:

Boot Pub

Jazz groove quintet from America brings you post-swing near bop, with bass, drums, and sax. They’ve opened for Greyboy Allstars and jazzman Herbie Hancock. See article.

What:

Mardi Gras celebration

Who:

DJ Mack Hardy and Mighty Mack

Where:

Merlin’s

Mardi Gras has already started! Get out those glass beads and come shake your feather boa at Mardi Gras tonight. Tickets are $10 at Merlin’s door or in advance, same location.

Who:

Xavier Rudd

Where:

The Shack

Aussie Xavier Rudd on the didge and other instruments, keeping you mesmerized.

Who:

Cease & Desist

Where:

Monk’s Grill

Live tunes in Monk’s cozy music corner.

Who:

Ecclestons

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

See Friday’s listings.

Who:

Michael Sicoly

Where:

Mallard Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

Who:

Suzanne Wilson

Where:

Crystal Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who:

DJ Erin

Where:

Tommy Africa’s

The real funky stuff with DJ Erin. House, with a more real and funky feel, mixed in an environment sure to soothe you into rhythmic bliss.

Who:

DJ Derek

Where:

Savage Beagle

See Friday’s listings.

Who:

DJ Peace Frog

Where:

Buffalo Bill’s

Peace Frog plays; check out the virtual ski machine.

Who:

DJ Stoli

Where:

Garfinkel’s

Stoli mixes up your favourites for a Saturday night boogie or barfly mode.

Who:

DJ Larry

Where:

Dusty’s

Apres ski with hip grooves on a Saturday afternoon, Creekside.

Who:

DJ Keph

Where:

Maxx Fish

Tracks from DJ Keph’s mixed bag of funky tricks.

What:

Moodswing

Where:

GLC

See Friday’s listings.

Sunday, Feb. 3

ON THE MIC

What:

Songwriter Trio Showcase

Where:

Boot Pub

Three singers-songwriters featured tonight at The Boot, including Jen Paches, ex-Whistlerite Matt Allen, and Ana Bon-Bon who plays accordion and gospel reminiscent of Mahalia Jackson. Paches plays the folk festival circuit, and played at the Amnesty International Music Fair in Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1997. Bon-Bon is Anastasia Gereluk, a performance artist who performs works from her debut CD Siste. She has performed at Vancouver’s Railway Club and Blue Lizard Lounge. Meanwhile, Alberta-based Matt Allen brings you aggressive folk music.

What:

Open Mic Night

Where:

Amsterdam Pub Café

You’ve got the whole world, in your hands, tonight playing at open mic. Don’t be shy… Randy of Whistler Music is your host.

Who:

Whole Damn County

Where:

The Shack

Whistler’s favourite cover band heats up this arctic front with heated guitar strings.

Who:

Rob Thompson Duo

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

Favourites and covers from the Duo, live at the Gate.

Who:

Kenny Wayne

Where:

Mallard Lounge

Bluesman Kenny Wayne on guitar as you linger over a martini at the Chateau Whistler’s Mallard. Come ponder.

Who:

Xavier Rudd

Where:

The Shack

See Saturday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who:

DJ Hatiras

Where:

Tommy Africa’s

Ministry of Sound DJ Hatiras shakes your global dance floor Sunday night.

What:

Context

Who:

Mat the Alien

Where:

Maxx Fish

Weekly hip hop theme night with Mat the Alien, dedicated to bringing the finest talent and visiting artists to the Fish. Go vocal, at a night dedicated to bringing you underground hip hop talent.

What:

Gin ’n Juice Night with the Duck Down Tour

Where:

Garfinkel’s

Boot Camp Click’s Cocoa Brovas (aka Smif ’n Wessun), Buckshot, and DJ Logic. Also King Solomon, Main Flow, and DJ 1987. Tickets available at Bestsellers. Duck down inside Garf’s.

Who:

DJ Larry

Where:

Dusty’s Bar

Bluesy apres-ski with DJ Larry, Creekside.

Who:

DJ Def Star Dub

Where:

Savage Beagle

Bad-ass beats at the Beagle.

What:

Moodswing

Where:

GLC

See Friday’s listings.

Monday, Feb. 4

SINGING MADLY

Who:

New Deal

Where:

GLC

Progressive beat house band from Ontario revs up the mystical bliss, tonight only. See article.

Who:

Blue Quarter from Hipstar Productions

Where:

Boot Pub

Nine months old Banff-based Blue Quarter bring you electronic dance music, a la drum and bass guitar. Bitou heats up the drums, while Olivier is on a Chapman stick. Stephan does duty on bass. Their sound style has been likened to Thomas Dolby, Depeche Mode and Cabaret Voltaire, but you decide as William Orbit-ish notes take you to a smooth Monday night. Instrumental gems and ambient notes with songs like Phat Slacker, Blue Quarter brings Montreal style to your Whistler local tonight.

Who:

Rob Funk

Where:

Second Cup

Covers and originals on piano and keys from Rob Funk.

Who:

Rob Thompson Duo

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

See Sunday’s listings.

Who:

Kenny Wayne

Where:

Mallard Lounge

See Sunday’s listings.

Who:

Archie Pateman

Where:

Wicked Wheel

New live music Mondays. Lineup changes weekly at the Wheel, near Mount Currie.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who:

DJ Hebegebee

Where:

Dusty’s

Pint-drinking tunes at the base of the mountain. Go local!

What:

Wig Out

Where:

Maxx Fish

The ’80s are officially over, so come get your freak out and get down to fun-key beats with DJ Spincat and Wig-Out. Come wearing a wig to create an atmosphere that has more ooommff than just your average bar.

Who:

DJ Laurent de St. Laurent and Kid Kio from Tokyo

What:

Fight Club

Where:

Garfinkel’s

Two DJs mix it up with their own special blend Sunday at Garf’s.

What:

Magnum Opus

Who:

DJ Ryder

Where:

Tommy’s Africa

Come and show off your moves. The biggest night in Whistler nine years running, Magnum Opus highlights the best in ’80s wear. Dress to impress.

What:

Drive

Where:

Savage Beagle

Deep mixing of vocal house with DJs Chris Viner, Milton and Foxxi Ozzi.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

IN THE FLESH

Who:

Big Up

What:

Live Wire Tuesdays

Where:

Garfinkel’s

Big Up brings you covers and reggae-esque dance music at Garf’s, weekly.

Who:

Rob Thompson Duo

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

See Sunday’s listings.

Who:

Kenny Wayne

Where:

Mallard Lounge

See Sunday’s listings.

What:

Karaoke Tuesdays

Where:

The Shack

Live tunes, well, from all of you in the valley. C’mon, you know you want to.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who:

DJ Jungle Soldier

What:

Phat Tuesdays

Where:

Tommy Africa’s

The phattest vibes with hard hitters from the West Coast.

What:

Sanctuary

Where:

GLC

DJ Laurent de St. Laurent (Montreal) and DJ Kid Kio (Tokyo) bring you a mix of goo beats and sweet beats at the Garibaldi Lift Company.

Who:

DJ Seanski

Where:

Savage Beagle

The longest running hip-hop night in Whistler.

What:

DJ’s Kori K. and DJ Limbo

Where:

Maxx Fish

Digress, brought to you by Rick and Roly on Darren’s Ladies’ Night, features special guest DJs Kori K. and DJ Limbo.

Who:

DJ Peace Frog

Where

: Buffalo Bill’s

See Friday’s listings.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

ALIVE & KICKING

What:

Open Mic Night

Where:

The Shack

Open mic night tonight with host Pete of Whole Damn County.

Who:

Rob Thompson Duo

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

See Saturday’s listings.

Who:

Michael Sicoly

Where:

Mallard Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

CLUBS AND DJS

What

: Play

Where:

Tommy Africa’s

Play returns with DJ Shandy Rae, fresh back from her Chilean tour and ready to funk you up! Special guests, too. Hold onto your dancin’ shoes as Shandy supplies the real booty shakin’ funk she’s known for.

Who:

DJ Czech with Boogie Cafe

Where:

Garfinkel’s

DJ Czech spins beats for you, apres-ski and into vinyl mode. Get down.

What:

Vinyl Survivor

Where:

Merlin’s

DJ Vars with VS says if you’ve got some albums and some friends, come on out and spin some wheels of steel tonight.

What:

Spare Grooves

Where:

Maxx Fish

Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee bring you Whistler’s hip hop with incredible ease. Two DJs, four turntables, unlimited energy!

What:

Wiggle

Where:

Savage Beagle

DJ Milton vs. Rabid tonight, bringing you tech house and tribal beats.

Who:

DJ Diamond Doug

Where:

Buffalo Bill’s

Top 40 classic rock and roll.

What:

Das Boot Ballet

Where:

Boot Pub

See Friday’s listings.

What:

Sanctuary

Where:

GLC

See Tuesday’s listings.

Thursday, Feb. 7

ACOUSTICALLY INCLINED

Who:

Leanne & Kyla

Where:

Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic duo play Irish favourites and others tonight at the Gate.

Who:

Michael Sicoly

Where:

Mallard Lounge

See Friday’s listings.

Who:

Rob Thompson (solo)

Where:

Crystal Lounge

Rob Thomson plays live on guitar, tonight at the lounge.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who:

Tyler T-Bone Stadius & DJ Milton

What:

Waxed

Where:

Savage Beagle

Vancouver’s respected DJ T-Bone comes to the Beagle.

What:

Retro Funk 54

Where:

Maxx Fish

DJ Keph spins retro classics, funk and dance tunes.

Who:

DJ Peace Frog

Where:

Buffalo Bill’s

See Saturday’s listings.

What:

Locals’ Night

Where:

Garfinkel’s

Still the best locals’ night 10 years running. Come out for local drink specials. DJ Stoli with guest DJ Erin shake things up down below.

Who:

MC Velvet K!

What:

Disco Eruption

Where:

Tommy Africa’s

The biggest disco night in Vancouver comes to Whistler. Velvet K plays the Commodore on Tuesdays in the city. Watch the go-go girls go crazy-crazy.

What:

Sanctuary

Where:

GLC

See Tuesday’s listings.




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