Music listings 

Thursday,

december 27

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who:    Murphy’s Lágh   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

Who:    Craig Brennan All your acoustic favourites worth a toast of your pint.

Where:               Crystal Lounge

 

Who:    A Whole Lotta Led   B.C.’s if not Canada’s number one Zeppelin tribute band cranks out music that would make Plant proud. Always a line up. Always sells out, so get there early. Show 10 p.m. Cover $10.

Where:               Dusty’s

 

Who:    Ali Milner   Local jazz chanteuse croons out originals and classics. The EMI recording artist is Whistler’s biggest up and coming star and only 17 years old. She recently returned from a performance tour of the Toronto International Film Festival’s hottest parties. Live piano and vocals for apres from 4-6 p.m.

Where:               Fifty Two 80 Bistro and Bar

 

Who:    Gnar Boots   Join the Gnar Boot crew for open jam night with guitars, mics and drums available. All styles of music welcome.

Where:               Merlin’s

 

Who:    Richard Samuels Everything piano for the martini-clinking crowd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

 

CLUBS AND DJs

What:   Happy Thursday DJ R3 dishes out popular local’s night.

Where:               Garfinkel’s

 

Who:    DJ Milton   DJ Milton plays down-tempo set for Martini Lounge Thursdays. Doors 3 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

Who:    Party Beats House and electro times with local DJs. This week DJ JT spinning sexy, funky set. Doors at 9 p.m.

Where:               Tommy Africa’s

 

Friday,

december 28

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who:    Dr. Dave All your acoustic favourites worth a toast of your pint.

Where:               Crystal Lounge

 

Who:    Spy vs. Spy All your cover favourites.

Where:               Black’s Pub

 

Who:    Kostaman and the Vibrations   Whistler’s favourite reggae night is back at a new location. for Funky Reggae Fridays. Kostaman and friends are pulling out all the stops, including new band members and instruments. Roots, reggae and blues all come together for one groovin’ night. Feel the love as Kostas would say.

Where:               Longhorn Saloon

 

Who:    The Hairfarmer’s   Legendary duo Grateful Greg and Guitar Doug strum up Whistler’s most famous apres at 3:30 p.m. then dance into the night with the Payday Party at 9 p.m.

Where:               Merlin’s

 

Who:    Ali Milner   Local jazz chanteuse croons out originals and classics. The EMI recording artist is Whistler’s biggest up and coming star and only 17 years old. She recently returned from a performance tour of the Toronto International Film Festival’s hottest parties. Live piano and vocals for apres from 4-6 p.m.

Where:               Fifty Two 80 Bistro and Bar

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

 

What: Campground C   Country music rocks the Creekside with Byron James on deck. This week special show from Pat Chessel and friend covering country, rock and celtic ditties. Cover $5.

Where:               Dusty’s

 

Who:    Bruce Coughlan & Nolan Murray   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

Who:    Richard Samuels Everything piano for the martini-clinking crowd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

What: Live Music Classic rock.

Where:               Pemberton Hotel

 

What: Jam Night Nathalie invites you to bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle or drum and jam til the cows come   home. Show 8 p.m.

Where:               Local’s Livingroom Emporium in Pemberton

 

CLUBS AND DJs

What: Heat Friday   TMS Crew from Vancity rip up club hits, hip hop and old school.

Where:               Savage Beagle

 

Who:    Ladies Night   DJ Neoteric spins what the ladies want.

Where:               Moe Joe’s

 

Who:    Puf the Majik DJ   Mix of party classics, Top 40, R&B, grinders and dirty breaks. Doors 3 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

Saturday,

december 29

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who:    Bruce Coughlan & Nolan Murray   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

Who:    Spy vs. Spy All your acoustic favourites worth a toast of your pint.

Where:               Crystal Lounge

 

Who:    The Hairfarmer’s   Legendary duo Grateful Greg and Guitar Doug strum up Whistler’s most famous apres at 3:30 p.m.

Where:               Dusty’s

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

 

Who:    Dave Morris Known more famously as Dr. Dave, this local guitarman strums out covers for his two cup weekly from noon until 4 p.m.

Where:               Second Cup

 

Who:    Richard Samuels Everything piano for the martini-clinking crowd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

CLUBS AND DJs

Who:    DJ Peacefrog A mainstream mix of tunes that gets the dance floor going.

Where:               Buffalo Bill’s

 

What: Bang On   JT throws down the chart’s hottest R&B and Top 40 with house and ‘80s classics. Doors 9 p.m.

Where:               Tommy Africa’s

 

What: The Big Party   Longtime local DJ Rob Banks spins everything from club hits to old school mixes.

Where:               Garfinkel’s

 

Who:    DJ R3 Voted Whistler’s number one DJ, this local favourite always spins a happening Saturday night.

Where:               Savage Beagle

 

Who:    JT James   Voice behind RAW Radio 101.9 FM gets wild with mix of party classics, Top 40, R&B, grinders and dirty breaks. Doors 3 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

 

Sunday,

december 30

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Hardcore New Year Get ready to ring in the New Year loud, hard and fast a little early this year, on Dec. 30 with Savannah, A Textbook Tragedy and The Death Rays. Tickets are $8. Doors 9:30 p.m.

Where:               Garfinkel’s

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

 

Who:    Gnar Boots   Join the Gnar Boot crew to jam it out and bring together Whistler’s music community. Guitars and amps provided.

Where:               Dusty’s

 

Who:    Ali Milner   Local jazz chanteuse croons out originals and classics. The EMI recording artist is Whistler’s biggest up and coming star and only 17 years old. She recently returned from a performance tour of the Toronto International Film Festival’s hottest parties. Live piano and vocals from 5-6 p.m.

Where:               Fifty Two 80 Bistro and Bar

 

Who:    The Hairfarmer’s   Legendary duo Grateful Greg and Guitar Doug strum up Afterburn Party following the Fire and Ice Show at 7 p.m. Big prizes given away.

Where:               Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC)

 

Who:    Richard Samuels Everything piano for the martini-clinking crowd from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

Who:    Bruce Coughlan & Nolan Murray   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

What: Mixalicious Sundays JT dishes chilled, sexy and funky house until 1 a.m.

Where:               The Mix Lounge at Ric’s

 

Who:    Sean Rose Rhythm and blues review from local favourite. Rich vocals, smooth guitar: perfect for the cocktail hour at this best kept secret, which was formerly BBKs.

Where:               Fitzsimmon’s Pub in Upper Village

 

Who:    Dave Morris Known more famously as Dr. Dave, this local guitarman strums out covers for his two cup weekly from noon until 4 p.m.

Where:               Second Cup

 

What: Jam Session Play along side Kostaman for Whistler’s longest running jam night. Mics, guitars, bass, small drum kit and percussion available. Show 9 p.m.

Where:               Crystal Lounge

 

CLUBS AND DJs

What: Locals’ Night Weekend winds down with full-throttle club night.

Where:               Longhorn Saloon & Grill

 

What: Soul Kitchen   Rotation of international and local turntable talent every week.

Where:               Tommy Africa’s

 

What: Texas Hold-Em   Compete for top three places in Texas Hold-Em tournament to win great prizes. Winner competes in finals in April. Doors 3 p.m. Shuffle and deal 8 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

 

Monday,

december 31

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Paddy New Year Toast Guinness at midnight following a prime rib dinner buffet starting at 7 p.m. and high-energy Celtic and folk music from the Murphy’s Lagh Trio from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Hors d’oeuvre will be served as midnight nears as well as complimentary bubbly for a toast. Advance $135 tickets now on sale at the pub.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

What:   Hot Rod Blues New Year Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz charge up hot rod blues with a naughty burlesque show full of theatrics, great music and not to mention hot babes. Tickets are $40 for the evening show starting at 9 p.m. Dinner is $25 beginning at 7 p.m.

Where:               Dusty’s at Creekside

 

What:   Dancing with the Stars Show off your moves with Dancing with The Stars — Whistler style. Foxtrot, waltz and tango with international dance professionals to the sweet sound of The SwingSoul Orchestra. See if the panel of judges will give your moves the thumbs up or send you back for lessons. Fuel up your dancing feet with a dazzling show of food presented at interactive stations as well as a Moet & Chandon toast. Tickets are $220 for adults and $110 for children 10 years old and under. Gear up for this event with dance lessons on Dec. 29 and 30 — free to residents. Tickets can be purchased at the Fairmont or by calling 604-938-8000. Doors at 8 p.m.

Where:               Fairmont Chateau

 

Who:    New Year’s Eve Party Matt Graham of The Chambo Graham Show strums up fun from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. No cover.

Where:               Cinnamon Bear Bar at the Hilton

 

Who:    New Year’s Gala Join the dinner and dance starting with a four-course special at 8 p.m. then dance the night away with party favours, live entertainment and local turntable talents. Tickets $125 per person.

Where:               Hilton ballroom

 

What: Way Back Play Back ’80s New Year This electrifying night of music and friends will feature The Tainted Lovers with their highly stylized, non-stop entertainment as well as a lavish ’80s themed buffet crafted by executive chef Scott Thomas Dolbee. This all-ages show is a totally rad way to celebrate the New Year. Tickets are $200 for adults and $100 for children. To reserve tickets, call 604-966-2607 or e-mail: festive.whi@fourseasons.com. Doors 7:30 p.m.

Where:               Four Seasons Resort (Harmony Ballroom)

 

What: Mallard New Year The Taylor James Duo featuring Paul Lane delivers smooth grooves for the martini clinking crowd covering everything from U2 to Joni Mitchell from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Richard Samuels plays après from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. No cover.

Where:               The Mallard Lounge

 

What:   Hairfarmers New Year Local legends Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg of Hairfarmer’s fame return for another sell-out local New Year’s show. They maybe Whistler boys, but their music has international acclaim with shows all over North America as well as headlining shows for the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Voted Best Musicians in Whistler too many times to count, check out the former truck driver and Armani model to see what this town is truly all about. The boys start strumming at 3:30 p.m. for après then into the late night hours for midnight celebrations. Always cheap cover, but arrive early to get in.

Where:               Merlin’s

 

What:   New Years Eve Party Spy vs. Spy with local acoustic duo plays all your cover favourites. Cover $10.

Where:               Crystal Lounge

 

What:   New Year Celebration Dubh Linn Gate favourite Rob Thompson pairs up with Doug Reansbury on guitar to play all your favourites. Evening also includes party favours as well as bubbly and appetizers served at midnight. Four and five course dinner seatings as well. Show tickets are $50. Starts at 9 p.m.

Where:               Black’s Pub

 

What:   Blues New Year The Madison Blues Band is all about Chicago style blues. The six-piece band last came to Squamish to perform at Wild at Art. They’ve also played such Vancouver venues as The Yale, Darbys and The Fairview. Tickets are $15 for music and bubbly toast at midnight. Three-course dinner additional $20. Party starts at 9 p.m.

Where:               Howe Sound Inn in Squamish

 

What: Funk ’n’ Grooves New Year   Dance in the New Year with the funky sounds of Papa Josh and his magic disco machine. Two seatings for dinner, bubbles at midnight and live music from one grooving local who was voted Best Musician in Pemberton for 2007. Reservations must be made for dinner. Tickets are $15 for music and party.

Where:               Wildwood Bistro & Bar in Pemberton

 

 

CLUBS AND DJs

What:   A Chilly New Year A giant mountain-esque ice sculpture will track down a glass of Champbull (sparkling with Red Bull) for each guest at this highly-energized 2008 celebration. Appetizers will be served throughout the night. Advance $100 tickets available at the Longhorn.

Where:               The Longhorn Saloon

 

What:   Whistler Film Fest 2008

Celebrate the New Year at a Whistler Film Festival Society fundraiser with DJs, dancing, canapes and beverages. Dress NYE chic. Tickets are $50, only 200 available. Exclusive event. For tickets, call 604-764-5988.

Where:               Nu Restaurant and Lounge in Vancouver

 

What:   Uncorked! NYE 2008 Puf the Majik DJ and guest JT James from Raw Radio 101.9 FM play the hottest Top 40, R&B and floor-thumping party classics. The evening features party favours, gourmet appetizers and bubbly at midnight. Tickets are $75. Doors 7 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

What: A Black and Silver Affair DJ Peacefrog spins a full dance floor with a premium selection of cheeses, fruit and desserts as well as a bubbly toast, party favours and red-carpet treatment with photos. Advance $150 tickets now on sale by contacting 604-932-6613 or buffalobills.ca.

Where:               Buffalo Bill’s

 

What:   New York New Year   New Year’s Eve doesn’t get any bigger than celebrating in Times Square in New York. Whistler brings the spirit of the Big Apple’s celebrations to Moe Joes with beats from DJ Neoteric, party favours, bubbly midnight toast and wine tastings between 8 and 10 p.m. Advance $75 tickets are on sale at Moe Joe’s.

Where:               Moe Joe’s

 

What:   Savage Beagle New Year Guest DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, dance and retro from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The evening also includes a personal bottle of bubbly and appetizers after midnight. Table reservations are available at $400 each as well as VIP booths with Dom and strawberries. Tickets are $80 before Christmas, $100 after and $115 on New Year’s Eve.

Where:               Savage Beagle

 

What:   Winter Wonderland New Year   Guest DJ spins Top 40, hip hop, dance and retro from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The evening also includes a personal bottle of bubbly and appetizers after midnight. Table reservations are available at $400 each as well as VIP Dom Perignon room for high rollers. Tickets are $100 before Christmas, $120 after and $130 on New Year’s Eve.

Where:               Garfinkel’s

 

What:   Uptown Swizzle   Guest DJ spins party with bubbly toast and midnight tapas. Party from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets $125.

Where:               The Mix at Ric’s

 

What:   Disco New Year 2007   Get that Monday night fever with music and moves harkening back to the days of bell bottoms, disco balls and platform shoes. Prizes for best costumes. DJ Chunky Chornz at the tables, bubbles at midnight and cocktail appetizers all night long. Party begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $40 for locals and $79 for guests.   Limited advance local tickets.

Where:               Citta

 

What:   New Year’s Eve 2008   Reserve dinner on the restaurant side with two seatings between 5 and 8:30 p.m. or head over to the pub side for a New Year party with party favours, midnight bubbles and buffet, and dance tunes from DJ Diamond Doug.

Where:               Whistler Brewhouse

 

Tuesday

january 1

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who:    Too Soon To Tell Local band plays all your favourite covers at 9 p.m.

Where:               Buffalo Bill’s

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

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Who:    Taylor James   Everything from U2 to Joni Mitchell. at the cocktail hour from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

Who:    Live Music   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

DJs

Who:    Spot of Trouble Get into a Spot of Trouble with Australia DJ FSU and DJ Tyler with house, electro, break beat and drum ‘n’ bass. Doors 10 p.m. Free cover before midnight.

Where:               Moe Joe’s  

 

What: Celebration Tuesdays Hip hop duo the Faction Sound Crew spins out favourite longtime local’s night.

Where:               Savage Beagle

 

What: Industry New Year’s   The Fish does it all over again with bubbly toast and midnight countdown. Rob Baanks on deck with hip hop, Top 40, dirty breaks and nasty funk. Doors 9 p.m. Free cover.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

Wednesday

january 2

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Whistler Jam Join Kostaman for a 9 p.m. jam session. Bring your own instruments or use his (mics, acoustic guitar, bass, small drum kit, percussion instruments). Each week is a different creative mix that helps to cultivate upcoming talent. Starts at 9 p.m.

Where:               Black’s Pub

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

 

Who:    Taylor James   Everything from U2 to Joni Mitchell. at the cocktail hour from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

What: Loco’s Night   Live acoustic with Chris Munro every Wednesday.

Where:               Una   Mas

 

What: Music Bingo Test your music trivia with Zoo Keeny and Big Rich at 7:30 p.m. Free to   play with lots of prizes to be won.

Where:               The Brewhouse Pub

 

Who:    Live Music   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

CLUBS AND DJs

What: Dirty Beats   Whistler’s dirtiest DJs throw down house, electro and break beats with heaviest basslines around for legendary Drum ‘n’ Bass Night. Doors 9 p.m.

Where:               Tommy Africa’s

 

What: Industry New Year   Hed Kandi comes to Whistler with DJ Steven Quarre to celebrate at the 5th annual Industry New Years. Service industry staff who worked New Year’s Eve receive 50 per cent off their tickets. The evening includes Hed Kandi girls, body painting, dancers and light show. Tickets at door.

Where:               Garfinkel’s

 

What: Local’s Night Puf the Majic DJ plays mix of hip hop, chunky breaks and party classics. Prizes for best PJs. Doors 3 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

Thursday,

january 3

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who:    Live Music   High energy Celtic & Irish pub favourites. Show 3:30-5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Dubh Linn Gate Old Irish Pub

 

Who:    Gnar Boots   Join the Gnar Boot crew for open jam night with guitars, mics and drums available. All styles of music welcome.

Where:               Merlin’s

 

Who:    Taylor James   Everything from U2 to Joni Mitchell. at the cocktail hour from 3:30-5:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. to midnight.

Where:               Mallard Lounge at Fairmont

 

Who:    Cameron Chu   Whistler’s own piano man tickles the ivories with classics and smooth rolling favourites.

Where:               The Bearfoot Bistro

 

CLUBS AND DJs

What: Happy Thursday Snowboard.com presents Whistler’s hottest talent on the decks; snowboard and turntable alike. DJ R3 dishes out popular local’s night.

Where:               Garfinkel’s

 

Who:    DJ Milton   DJ Milton plays down-tempo set for Martini Lounge Thursdays. Doors 3 p.m.

Where:               Maxx Fish

 

Who:    Party Beats House and electro times with local DJs. Doors at 9 p.m.

Where:               Tommy Africa’s

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