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Pique to Valley Listings Jan. 30-Feb. 5

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Friday, Jan. 30

LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS

Who: The Apollo Programme

Where: Maxx Fish

Vancouver jazz four-piece lays down instrumental improv jams touching on everything from Led Zeppelin to Yes to Dick Dale. Ph: 604-905-0636.

What: Rob Funk Fridays

Where: Black’s Pub

A night of easy-going rock tunes served up with a smile by local jack-of-all-musical-trades Rob Funk.

Who: Cameron Chu

Where: The Bearfoot Bistro & Champagne Bar

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

Who: Josh Gontier

Where: Crystal Lounge

Acoustic covers and original tunes by a member of local band Slow Nerve Action. Gontier’s eclectic influences run from Hendrix to Beck to Jeff Buckley to Ween.

Who: The Hairfarmers

Where: Merlin’s

Payday Friday with Whistler’s original acoustic rocker ski bums playing everything from Johnny Cash to Bob Marley to who knows what else. On stage for après and back in the evening to finish the night off right.

Who: Bally Oak

Where: Dubh Linn Gate

The high-spirited guitar and fiddle-duo cover all the Irish classics. Music worth a toast of your pint.

Who: WDC

Where: Moe Joe’s

Rock covers by Moe Joe’s Friday night regulars. DJ Tone Ballone fills in between sets.

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: Chick ’N’ Pyjammas

Where: Pemberton Hotel

Classic rock.

CLUBS AND DJS

Who: DJ Rob Banks

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

A funky après set of R&B, soul, hip-hop and reggae.

Who: DJ R3

Where: Garfinkel’s

All hip-hop tunes, all night long.

Who: DJ Keph

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC)

Sexy lounge grooves, house and breaks.

Who: DJ Peace Frog

Where: Buffalo Bill’s

Mainstream dance floor-filling 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.

Who: DJ Derek

Where: Savage Beagle

Dropping the best Top 40 hip-hop, R&B and house cuts in the red lounge and down below.

What: Creekside Local’s Night

Where: Dusty’s

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