Pique to Valley Listings April 18 to 24 

Friday, April 18

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: WSSF DKNY Jeans Free Outdoor Concert Series

Where: Base of Whistler gondola

From 3 to 6 p.m., don’t miss 99.3 The Fox’s Vancouver Seeds 2003 Showcase with By A Thread, Joykamp, Shiftkit plus Winston and the Spitfires.

What: WSSF Kokanee Freeride Apres

Where: Merlin’s

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. join the Hairfarmers a.k.a Guitar Doug and bongo belter Grateful Greg for a hot and hairy love fest full of all the hits you love.

What: WSSF Raise the Ceiling Auction & Party

Where: GLC

At 8:30 p.m. the fun starts for a good cause as sporting celebs, hot shot photographers and all the rest of us raise the roof on a great week. Bid on photos from the Exposure Gallery and mingle with like-minded party people.

What: WSSF Sawtooth Film Festival

Where: MY Place

At 9:30 p.m. watch all the best bits of adrenaline, action and adventure films featuring mountain biking, kayaking, unicycling and lots more. See story.

What: WSSF Kokanee Freeride After-Dark Series

Where: Moe Joe’s

From 10 p.m. Whistler’s own rockin’ legends, WDC, invite their friends from the festival for a big night of loud licks and kicks.

Who: Sylvan Singers Choir & Tintinnabulists Handbell Choir

Where: Chateau Whistler

The perfect Easter offering from some of the most handy musicians and sweet melody makers you’ll ever witness. A capella, folk music, Broadway tunes and more. Admission is by donation.

Who: Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

Have a cracker of a night with these warbling wonders who’ve built quite a cult following. Guitar Doug and Grateful Greg give their all with the end of a bumper winter season so come bid a fond farewell in true Hairfarmer fashion.

Who: Steve Wright

Where: Crystal Lounge

This indie acclaimed singer-songwriter from the band Mazinaw is known for his clever infectious melodies and lyrical wit plus obscure covers by The Flaming Lips, Black Sabbath and beyond.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic and Irish rock.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Trama

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic Rock for Easter.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Buddha

Where: Dusty’s

You beddha get down to see Buddha for some turntable treats at apres and again after dinner till the wee hours.

What: Strange Tango

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

The sophisticated sounds of boudoir music by DJ Keph. Nu jazz, deep funk, Brazilectro and a touch of class.

Who: MK Ultra Preview Party

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Mat the Alien & Ty C will soon release their summer CD MK Ultra. Hip hop, drum & bass and MCing.

Who: Free Love Fridays and Base Babe Look-out

Where: Maxx Fish

Could you be the next Base Girl? The search is on, and only at the Fish with hip hop, R&B and Top 40 from DJ Dizzy.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

It’s the right night to get out and shake it at this Friday night frenzy.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

Dance the night away to a mix of hip hop and R&B classics.

Saturday, April 19

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: WSSF Kokanee Freeride Apres

Where: Dusty’s at Creekside

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. join the Hairfarmers a.k.a. Guitar Doug and bongo belter Grateful Greg for a hot and hairy love fest full of all the hits you love.

What: WSSF DKNY Jeans Free Outdoor Concert Series

Where: Base of Whistler gondola

From 7 to 10 p.m. get Ninja Tune’s finest vinyl flippers going head-to-head with the Big Air action. Kid Koala, Amon Tobin and Bonobo bring it on.

Who: Whole Lotta Led

Where: Merlin’s

Bang that 420 head, beat the fist and sing along with this tight Led Zeppelin tribute band guaranteed to bring the house down with powerful vocals, hard ’n’ fast guitars and heavy hitting skin sounds. Tix $6.

What: Saturday Night Live

Where: Dusty’s

Catch Big Up! Guitar Doug’s high energy reggae-tinged "other" band for a rare ska performance. These guys know how to party as well as play a top tune.

Who: Exithiside

Where: Crab Shack

High energy punk rock royalty when it comes to the local music scene. These guys go big and are gonna go far that’s for sure.

Who: Side 67 Showcase of Chaos

Where: Boot Pub

Bodhisatta Films presents ’67 and their badly behaved friends The Golers. metal inbred maniacs. Tonnes of kick downs at this punk rock melt down.

Who: Leanne Lamour

Where: Hoz’s Pub

Folky, rootsy acoustic gems from the girl with the golden hair and voice to match.

Who: Steve Wright

Where: Crystal Lounge

This indie acclaimed singer-songwriter from the band Mazinaw is known for his clever infectious melodies and lyrical wit plus obscure covers by The Flaming Lips, Black Sabbath and beyond.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic and Irish rock.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Trama

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock for Easter.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Championship Vinyl

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Keph rules the floor with a vinyl fist throwing down uber-sexy funk, R&B, soul and hip hop.

What: Off the Hook

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Funky house and popular anthems with the best dance party in town from DJ Milton and Kori K. Two DJ on four turntables.

What: Revolve

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

DJ Digglesworth & Pedro Dias bring you delicious vibes of modern electronica, dope beats and house ’n’ break classics.

Who: DJ Peacefrog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

The master of the mainstream mix doing his things for the stags and stagettes.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Savage love on the turntables with hip hop R&B and top 40 classics.

Who: DJ Boofty

Where: Moe Joe’s

Straight out of UBC’s department of deejaying comes Boofty. Expect all the faves to fill the floor.

Sunday, April 20

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: WSSF DKNY Jeans Free Outdoor Concert Series

Where: Base of Whistler gondola

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. dance the last day away with Vinyl Ritchie, rap chick Lady Precise and DJ Science.

What: WSSF Kokanee Freeride Apres

Where: Citta’s

From 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. join the Hairfarmers a.k.a Guitar Doug and bongo belter Grateful Greg for a hot and hairy love fest full of all the hits you love.

What: WSSF Wrap Party Hullabaloo

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Starting at 7 p.m. get in early for ’60s themed theatrics. It’ll be decked out big time with babe-a-licious landscapes. Dress accordingly or else. Shag shimmies, shaggy hair, retro regalia and hip hoops ’n’ loops from four DJs ConstantLee, Kerry from Technomorph, Hebegebe from Seattle and Vinyl Ritchie. Tix $20 in advance or $25 on the day.

What: WSSF Kokanee Freeride After-Dark Series

Where: Savage Beagle

From 10 p.m. school’s in with DJ Science and his hip hop ’n’ happening underground offerings.

Who: DJ Bellyfish

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

An evening of funk, soul, house and hip hop for all.

Who: Vinyl

Where: Boot Pub

While away the end of winter with old-school funk, Latin percussion, reggae and R&B rhythms, all blending in to create a high-energy dance-oriented oasis. Tix will go fast at $15 in advance, more at the door. See story.

Who: WDC

Where: Crab Shack

End the WSSF week right with some top notch rock ’n’ roll from the No. 1 party band in Whistler.

What: 2nd Annual 420 Party

Where: Merlin’s

It’ll be a smokin’ set thanks to your hosts R. Currie, DJ Phro and international impressario DJ Butterworth. Tix $10. Doors at 8 p.m.

Who: Murphy’s Lagh

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

High energy Celtic and Irish rock.

What: Open Mic night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Humble home music-makers take to the stage for a casual evening of untapped talent.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

Who: Rob Funk

Where: Second Cup

Afternoon caffeine-style apres’ with the funky one.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Soul Kitchen

Where: Tommy Africa’s

From Portland comes DJ Dig Dug mixing speed garage and break beats.

What: Reggae Beats and Breaks

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ "C" tha Selecta legalizes all of da best dub reggae and dance.

Who: DJ Alex P

Where: Garfinkel’s

Alex is the creator of the world renowned "Space Terrace" in Ibiza and has been spinning his own blend of funky house around the world for years.

What: Sugar

Where: Moe Joe’s

Four out of five optometrists agree the ladies of Sugar are good for your eyes.

Monday, April 21

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Vinyl

Where: Boot Pub

While away the end of winter with old-school funk, Latin percussion, reggae and R&B rhythms, all blending in to create a high-energy dance-oriented oasis. Tix will go fast at $15 in advance, more at the door. See story.

Who: Dave Crowley Band

Where: Garfinkel’s

Sign of the goat, man. Bone shattering heavy metal from these black clad boys of the night.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Whistler’s favourite rock ’n’ roll studs rip it up as usual with originals, covers and some requests.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

What: Guitar Doug

Where: Merlin’s

From apres’ till 6 p.m., the daddy-o of the patio will be there.

What: Open Mic Jam Night

Where: Dusty’s

It’s the final fiesta for the season with Creekside Phil, Grateful Greg and the gang. So put that stage fright aside and get on up before it’s too late. The boys promise a few special guests and a wild send-off.

What: Karaoke Night

Where: Crystal Lounge

Expect it all, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Where all the wannabes gettabe.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

Old school jazz and R&B tributes with Chu and his piano.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rich

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Contemporary classics to take to the dance floor.

What: All Over The Map Mondays

Where: Savage Beagle

An eclectic mix of contemporary classics.

What: Magnum Opus

Where: Tommy Africa’s

’80s beats at their best from the Retro Machine DJ Ryder and guest DJ Mr. Big Stuff playing memorable tracks to pump, bump and jump to.

Tuesday, April 22

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

What: Journeys From Around the World

Where: Merlin’s

Three local photographers, Alain Denis, Jim Martinello and Sean Todd, bring you a slide show of haunting landscapes, stunning scenery and action sports all done to music. A donation at the door will go to Zero Ceiling. Showtime 8 p.m.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

What: Open Mic Night

Where: Black’s Pub

Get cosy and cop some new talent at this impromptu showing, perhaps even play an instrument yourself.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

A flesh fest for the fellas featuring exotic dancing girls.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Jungle ’n’ Breaks

Where: Tommy Africa’s

Two of Vancouver’s best DJs and Whistler favourites, Marky Mark and O.J. play funky hard hitting break step and break beats. Toddski opens.

What: Fat Tuesday Orgasm

Where: Garfinkel’s

Sexy, sassy, hot ’n’ heavy house from DJ Shandy Rae, Lenny and Primitive. This night hits the spot for the sistahood with a huge fashion show, free entry b4 midnight and a fire show.

What: Breakdance Night

Where: Maxx Fish

DJ Yan Solo hosts Whistler’s freshest hip hop night. Show off your B-boy and B-girl moves all night long.

What: Disco Fever

Where: Moe Joe’s

There’s no better place to wear out the platform shoes.

Who: DJ Seanski

Where: Savage Beagle

New York’s own Seanski breaks out the phattest tunes in Whistler’s longest running hip hop night.

Wednesday, April 23

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Spread Eagle

Where: Garfinkel’s

It’s going to be loud because punk rocks when punks rock. $6 will get you the Eagle and the Stag Reels, both rather good and ready to ravage Whistler.

Who: Wes Makepeace

Where: Crab Shack

It’s Industry Night with Wes playing acoustic covers and originals to get you over the weekly hump.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

What: Das Boot Ballet

Where: Boot Pub

It’s amazing what you can do with wax. Catch all of the girls in all of their glory.

What: Who-What-Where-Whens-Day

Where: Dusty’s

Test your knowledge at NTN’s Satellite trivia.

CLUBS AND DJS

What: Locals’ Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

It’s the real deal with all the hits and hijinx you could ask for.

What: Final Cash Wednesday with DJ Milton

Where: Tommy Africa’s

10 winners from this season’s Wednesday $100 draws gather to see who wins the $1,000 jackpot. Draw takes place at 1 a.m. New and old-skool flava house music.

What: Spare Grooves

Where: Maxx Fish

Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee show off their talents on four turntables, with special guest MCs every week.

Who: DJ Def Dubs

Where: Savage Beagle

Deft mix-it-up moves from DJ Dubs.

Thursday, April 24

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: Suzanne Wilson

Where: Crystal Lounge

Warm, imagery loaded acoustic folk anchored in pop foundations.

Who: Cold Snap

Where: Boot Pub

Live rock ’n’ roll, a pool tourney and no pretence.

Who: Bowen Boys

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

Celtic, Irish and easy rock.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro

Old jazz standards, contemporary R&B with a piano and guest vocalists.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Tanner

Where: Savage Beagle

Return of the digital underdogg. Locals night with ladies free before 11 p.m.

What: Eye Candy

Where: Tommy Africa’s

DJ Glu & Kori K take you through the hits you love to hear from hip hop, Top 40 to funky beats, free for ladies.

What: Ladies Night

Where: Moe Joe’s

Good times for good girls. Or bad ones. We don’t discriminate!

Who: DJ Lee

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co.

Playing deep, funk house and thought-evoking music.

What: Proud to be Locals’ Night

Where: Garfinkel’s

DJ Erin and DJ Rich Trix rev up this legendary locals’ night with house anthems and contemporary classics.

What: L’80s Nite

Where: Maxx Fish

Face the retro-bution of DJ Mr. Fister as he plays all the trax you forgot you loved. Free for the ladies.

What: Thirstdays

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Top tunes and dance floor ditties from rock to house to hits.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuned Women, MY Place, April 25

Dursley U.K. Male Voice Choir, MY Place, April 28

The Sadies, GLC, April 30

Whistler Singers CD Release Party, MY Place, April 30

Brackendale Bluegrass Festival, May 3-4

13 th Annual Whistler International Wine Festival, May 13

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