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Pique to Valley Listings March 5-11

Friday, March 5 LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS What: Hot Jazz & Tapas III Where: Eagle Eye Theatre (Squamish) Capilano College-sponsored benefit evening for the Linda Carney Memorial Endowment Fund featuring vocalists Kate Hamnett-Vaughn and Steve Maddock

Friday, March 5

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Hot Jazz & Tapas III

Where: Eagle Eye Theatre (Squamish)

Capilano College-sponsored benefit evening for the Linda Carney Memorial Endowment Fund featuring vocalists Kate Hamnett-Vaughn and Steve Maddock with jazz ensemble NiteCap. Tickets $25. Doors at 7 p.m. Ph: 604-892-5322.

Who: The McDades

Where: MY (Millennium) Place

A night of Celtic-jazz harmonies and innovative instrumentation with the Edmonton-based group. Tickets $17-$20. Ph: 604-935-8410.

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

The legendary longhaired ski-bum plays acoustic rockers at après, then comes back in the evening to finish the night off right.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Good-time sing-a-long guitar tunes.

Who: The Ecclestons

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Imagine Peter Paul & Mary hopped up on Irish Whiskey from the mouth of a cod and you’ve got the Ecclestons. High-energy Celtic soul with Vancouver Island roots — always a good time.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rock covers by Moe Joe’s regulars.

What: Rob Funk Fridays

Where: Black’s Pub

Easy-going rock tunes with the local singer/guitarist and special guests.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and flaunt their flexibility. Bring tips.

Who: Shark Bites

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae grooves at après. 3-7 p.m.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Hip-hop, Top 40 and dance tracks all night long.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves to kick off another crazy weekend.

What: Flavour Fridays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and R&B hits from DJ Rob Banks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover until 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip-hop and R&B in the red lounge and down below. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Who: DJ Camille

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Sexy grooves in the hillside lounge all night long.

Who: DJ buddha

Where: Dusty’s

Everything from hip-hop to rock to funk to metal from the innovative spindoctor.

Saturday, March 6

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

The ultimate après-ski experience – acoustic ski bum duo Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg playing Johnny Cash, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley and more.

Who: Gordo

Where: Crystal Lounge

Good-time sing-a-long guitar tunes.

Who: Little Brother

What: Saturday Night Live.

Where: Dusty’s

Acoustic guitar and percussion trio from Vancouver featuring Wes Reamsbottom... better known around these parts as Hairfarmer Grateful Greg’s little bro. The talent runs deep in this family.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: The Ecclestons

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Imagine Peter Paul & Mary hopped up on Irish Whiskey from the mouth of a cod and you’ve got the Ecclestons. High-energy Celtic soul with Vancouver Island roots – always a good time.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: Cease & Desist

Where: Monk’s Grill

Classic rock at the hillside grill in the Blackcomb Benchlands. 2:30—5:30 p.m.

Who: Mother Superior & The Rhythm Method

Where: Blends

Live acoustic café jazz from 3 to 4 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Guitar tunes in the afternoon for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

Who: Cease & Desist

Where: Merlin’s

Classic rock covers all night long.

Who: Shark Bites

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Upbeat house tracks in the hillside lounge.

Who: DJ Tone Ballone

Where: Moe Joe’s

Pop, rock and dance tunes that get the girls dancing on the pool table.

What: 2 Kinky

Where: Crab Shack

DJs Loki and Topcat start the evening off with chill beats at dinnertime, then turn it up for the late night lounge partiers.

Who: DJ buddha

Where: Merlin’s

Everything from Top 40 to hip-hop to reggae at après.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

A mix of hip-hop, R&B & Top 40 dance tunes for chilling in the upstairs lounge or getting down in the bass-ment. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garfinkel’s

Garf’s Gone Wild – Top 40 dance tunes and hip-hop grooves.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream tunes get the dance floor rockin’.

What: Goodtimes with DJ Trix

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Trix is for kids that know how to shake it on the dance floor. Top 40, hip-hop and funky house tracks. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Free cover until 10 p.m.

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

LOUNGES, PUBS AND PATIOS

Where: Longhorn Saloon

The prime-positioned bar and patio is internationally renowned as an après-ski spot.

Where: Mallard Lounge, Fairmont Chateau Whistler

A classic bar for the premium scotch-on-the-rocks set.

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A high-ceilinged room on top of the Whistler village gondola station with a sunny deck for checking out hillside action.

Where: Casa Tapas and Wine Bar

The jazzy lounge bar welcomes the funky set that want a relaxed yet more sophisticated night out.

Where: Citta

Citta’s has nice long windows and a big deck in the Village Square making it the ideal place to meet or watch the world go by. Voted Best Local Hangout in the Pique’s 2003 Best of Whistler poll.

Where: The BrewHouse

Kick back with a locally brewed beer and play a game of pool or two in the casual atmosphere by the creek.

Where: Amsterdam Pub & Café

Right in the heart of Whistler Village. Cool tunes, funky design and a great heated patio perfect for people-watching.

Where: Black’s Pub

A cozy spot overlooking the plaza by the Whistler and Blackcomb gondolas.

Where: Tapley’s Neighbourhood Pub

The game’s always on the big screen TV, plus keno, darts and some of the best value pub food in Whistler.

Where: BBK’s Pub

A small, friendly spot in the heart of Blackcomb Village with bartenders who know their wines and a unique photo gallery.

Where: Merlin’s

The popular spot at the base of Blackcomb serves up gigantic platters of nachos. Open seven days a week for après and beyond.

Where: Hoz’s Pub

In old Creekside – a true Whistler original with an excellent patio for watching the sun set.

Where: Dusty’s

A big room with a fantastic fireplace – the place to be for Creekside après.

Sunday, March 7

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Mad Caddies with Pulley, Choke, Closet Monster & Irish Car Bomb

What: Frostbite Tour

Where: Garfinkel’s

A mad punk extravaganza – five bands in one night. Better get there early for this one. Tickets $15. Ph: 604-932-2323.

Who: Downtown Jay Brown & The White Guy

Where: Moe Joe’s

Groovy rock and jam favourites.

Who: The Ecclestons

Where: Dubh Linn Gate Pub

Imagine Peter Paul & Mary hopped up on Irish Whiskey from the mouth of a cod and you’ve got the Ecclestons. High-energy Celtic soul with Vancouver Island roots – always a good time.

Who: Mother Superior & The Rhythm Method

Where: Blends

Live acoustic café jazz from 3 to 4 p.m.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Chill guitar tunes on weekend afternoons for those who want to sit and sip their coffee.

Who: Transmission

Where: Boot Pub

Local boys play high-energy hard rock. Ph: 604-932-3338.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

High-energy classic rock, metal and pop-punk covers.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble shower singers and basement guitar gods take the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Mallard Lounge

Easy-going rock ’n’ roll hits at après, back again from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Who: Kytami

Where: The Wild Seed

Vancouver/Whistler folk violinist plays for evening diners at the Mount Currie restaurant from 7 p.m. on. Ph: 604-894-5567.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Kio-san

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Upbeat loungy tracks at après. 3-7 p.m.

Who: DJ buddha

Where: Merlin’s

An après set of everything from Top 40, to hip-hop, to reggae, to rock.

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

The Kitchen’s special this week is Japan’s DJ Shimizu, throwing down house, grooves and rhythm beats with Asian flavour, accompanied by digital interactive visuals by Toronto’s VJ Kaz. The granddaddy of Whistler club nights at 11 years and counting. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ NT

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s Saturday night all over again! Supercharged mainstream dance faves to keep the weekend alive.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B from Montreal’s finest. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Hip-hop in the hillside lounge all night long.

Who: DJ Stoli

Where: Dusty’s

Creekside locals’ night with Stoli throwing down a whole whack of tracks.

Monday, March 8

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

Acoustic rock favourites with a Whistler legend at après. He’ll come back later on and finish the night off right.

Who: Strugglah — A Tribute to Bob Marley

Where: Boot Pub

Calgary-based roots reggae collective play a set covering the genre’s most influential artist. Ph: 604-932-3338.

What: Rockstar Night

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Got a rock ’n’ roll fantasy? Pete and the boys from Leth Dodis rock the house all night and if you’re ready, willing and able they’ll let you sing.

Who: The Splinters

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic bluegrass with the smoky-vocal stylings of Shannon Saunders.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Come by in the evening and belt out a rocker to celebrate making it through another crazy weekend.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

Who: Downtown Jay Brown & The White Guy

Where: Merlin’s

Groovy rock and psychedelic jams all night long.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Dusty’s

Open stage opportunity for aspiring rockers hosted by Creekside Phil and Grateful Greg – locals with a show or two under their belts. All skill levels welcome.

Who: Rob Thompson

Where: Mallard Lounge

Easy-going rock ’n’ roll hits at après, back again from 10 p.m. to midnight.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Aspiring musicians get their chance in the spotlight.

What: All Ages Open Mic

Where: Second Cup

Join local musician Rob Funk for an open coffee shop jam starting at 7 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Chill-out hip-hop beats at après. 3-7 p.m.

Who: DJ Alistar

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Deep house tracks in the hillside lounge.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop tunes for a full house. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: ’80s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Ryder rocks out retro tunes for the packed dance floor. Doors at 9 p.m. Free cover for the first 50 people and VIP line treatment for ’80s outfits!

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Tuesday, March 9

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Deep End

Where: Maxx Fish

Energetic seven-piece Vancouver funk collective featuring bass player Cory Curtis from Liquid Jazz Thursdays. Ph: 604-932-1904.

Who: Wil Mimnaugh

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic guitar wild man from the Prairies plays rock and blues with string breaking intensity. A Whistler favourite. Ph: 604-932-4451.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Check out some new talent in a friendly pub atmosphere. Might even be time to dust off that old guitar.

What: Western Front MC Battle Series

Where: Moe Joe’s

The second of a five-part series for unsigned MCs to wage a war of words. Hosted by MC Gigalo with beats by DJ Rob Banks. Come by before 9 p.m. to sign up or in advance at www.moejoes.com.

Who: The Splinters

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic bluegrass with the smoky-vocal stylings of Shannon Saunders.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu sets the mood with lots of soul and R&B and jazzy lounge favourites.

Who: Leanne Lamour

Where: BBK’s Pub

Local gal strums an après set of bluesy-folksy originals laced with harmonica and Irish tin whistle in the cozy Benchlands pub. 3-6 p.m.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Ace

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Après with Whistler’s favourite go-go dancer behind the decks spinning an eclectic yard sale of whatever she feels like. 3 to 7 p.m.

Who: DJ Kori K

Where: Merlin’s

Local boy lays down funky house tracks at après.

What: Jungle ’n’ Breaks Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

It’s all about the breaks this week with Vancouver’s WFB DJ crew Marky Mark, OJ and Shakes and local boy DJ Ricochet.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Hip-hop in the hillside lounge all night long.

What: ’90s Night

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Trix spins all the best club tracks from the last decade. Free cover. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

Long-running old and new skool hip-hop night. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Wil Mimnaugh

Where: Crab Shack

Acoustic guitar wild man from the Prairies plays rock and blues with string breaking intensity. A Whistler favourite. Ph: 604-932-4451.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: The Splinters

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic bluegrass with the smoky-vocal stylings of Shannon Saunders.

Who: Everyday People

Where: Moe Joe’s

Vancouver band lays down funky, dirty disco covers from the ’70s mixed with contemporary hip-hop and ska-punk. Ph: 604-935-1152.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

This is not the ballet your mother told you about. Buck-naked babes lose the tutus and shake their booty for the boys. Bring tips.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Milton

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

An après set of chill-out house tracks from the man voted Whistler’s favourite DJ. 3-7 p.m.

What: Cash Wednesdays

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJs Gary Moore and Caspar throw down funky house and breaks with special guest Brazilian drummer performing live. $100 cash draw at 1 a.m. and the chance to win the $2,000 grand prize in April. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

What: Don’t Blame Us, Blame...Bavaria!

Where: Garfinkel’s

Party like you’re a Florida-bound college kid at the Miami Spring Break Special with house tunes by resident DJ Tom Antenucci and special guest DJ Marcello, up from Bar None in Vancouver for the night. Ph: 604-932-2323.

Who: DJ Phroh

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Dancehall reggae and deep bass grooves.

Who: DJ Rosco

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and R&B from Montreal’s finest. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

What: The Chai Sessions

Where: Second Cup

DJs buddha and A2K spin mellow beats in the coffee shop.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor faves for a midweek party night.

Who: DJ Skinny

Where: Maxx Fish

Top 40 dance tunes.

Thursday, March 11

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Power Clown

Where: Maxx Fish

Vancouver band of evil clowns playing Iron Maiden covers. Too surreal for words. Ph: 604-932-1904.

Who: Trish Jamieson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Soulful covers and originals by a lovely local gal.

Who: Dave Crowley

Where: Crab Shack

Raw acoustic rockers and metal classics.

What: The Jam Night

Where: Boot Pub

Open mic and instrumental jam night with house jam band Cold Snap. Plus, a $100 pool tourney, darts and a no techno or R&B guarantee.

Who: Cameron Chu with Bobby Taylor

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Piano-man Chu and special guest Motown soul-daddy Taylor set the mood with old-time soul and R&B favourites.

Who: The Splinters

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Fiddle-driven Celtic bluegrass with the smoky-vocal stylings of Shannon Saunders.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

High energy rock and pop-punk covers.

Who: Michael Sicoly

Where: Mallard Lounge

Singer/guitarist/piano man plays all the crowd pleasers. In the lounge for après and back again at 10 p.m.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Eye Candy

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Hip-hop and Top 40 tunes from guest DJ Jamie Lane. Free cover for girls. Doors at 9:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Hip-hop and dancehall reggae. Doors at 8:30 p.m.

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Mr. Banks rocks out at après and comes back at 9 p.m. to spin hip-hop party tunes.

What: Locals Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

Local’s take over Garf’s and get down to party tunes from DJ Trix.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Shannan Calcutt, March 12.

Siobhan Duvall, March 14.

Blue Quarter with Slow Nerve Action, March 15.

Irish Descendents, March 16.

MC Aceyalone with The Visionaries, March 19.

The Black Halos, March 21.

Styles Of Beyond, March 23.

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band, March 24.

Russell Jackson, March 24.

Das Boot Ballet Amateur Night, March 27.




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