Critic’s Picks: Great Canadian Sing, Busty and the Bass, DJ Stallion

MUSIC

What: The Great Canadian Sing, featuring Roy & Rosemary, Tenore and more
Where: Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.
When: Sunday, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $32.50 from the Royal McPherson box office (250-386-6121) or rmts.bc.ca

Why: An event that brings together touring acts and a collection of local performers led by music director Karel Roessingh is set to deliver an afternoon of devotional songs at the Royal Theatre. Featuring performances by Vancouver’s Roy & Rosemary (pianist Roy Tan and violinist Rosemary Siemens) and Victoria-bred singing group Tenore, the Great Canadian Sing is focused on songs of praise — How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace and His Eye is on the Sparrow — covered by everyone from Il Divo to Elvis. A portion of the proceeds from the classical-leaning concert will fund Project Night Night, which provides care packages to homeless children.

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MUSIC

What: Busty and the Bass with Stevie Wise and the Big Feelings
Where: Distrikt Nightclub, 900 Douglas St.
When: Tuesday, 9 p.m. (doors at 8)
Tickets: $19.50 from evenbrite.ca, Lyle’s Place and the Strathcona Hotel

Why: One of the best live bands in Canada, with an eye toward live hip-hop, these former students of the jazz studies program at McGill University have taken their musical experimentation to new levels in recent years. Included among the Montreal group’s nine-member lineup — which includes several singers and a full horn section — is singer-keyboardist Evan Crofton, a Victoria native who graduated from Oak Bay high school. Crofton is part a uniquely talented group that certainly knows how to get off on the good foot.

MUSIC

What: DJ Stallion
Where: Various venues, including the Strathcona Hotel
When: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Admission: At the door

Why: Popular Victoria promoter and performer DJ Stallion — known to his wife and children as Marshall Anselmo — will spend the majority of his Saturday touring the city’s stages as he bows out of the DJ lifestyle with a series of going-away concerts. Anselmo will begin the day on-air at University of Victoria radio station CFUV, where he got his start in hip-hop, to 30-minute mini sets at Upstairs Cabaret, Lucky Bar and four venues within the Strathcona Hotel — all places that contributed to his journey from Fernie to some of the biggest stages in Victoria as a DJ.

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