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Monday, September 1, 2014

Kaizen.xyz's Sophomore CD, Closer-to-Earth, is Pure Instrumental Bliss

Kaizen (now re-named Kaizen.xyz) have released their incredible sophomore recording, Closer-to-Earth.  Once again, they've crafted a collection of pure instrumental bliss (one song does have some vocals though). 

Wayne Janus, Shane Lannigan and David Carillo continue their wonderful flow of funk, blues, jazz, rock and more.  This time, the boys have added a little more ambience with some middle eastern sounds as well.

The trio are ably joined by Alex Bovkis's Sanskrit Chanting on Shivaya. Producer Christopher T. Wilson (of Perennials) adds a little synthesizer too.

Download this amazing recording through cdbaby - you won't regret it!

Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers

Blast from the Past: Kaizen's First Album

Links: Kaizen.xyz, More Kaizen Stories, More Releases

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Our Labour Day Weekend Picks (August 29-September 1, 2014)


Monday, September 1, 2014 (Labour Day)

2pm: Hunner and Hailz Trio@Dickens (Burlington)

8pm: Dinner and Jam w Mimico Bill@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville)+ $5 music/$8.95 Dinner 

Burlington Ribfest@Spencer Smith Park 

1-2:30pm Corey Lueck and The Smoke Wagon Blues
3-4pm Desire (U2 tribute)
4:30-5:30pm Scarecrow (Mellencamp Tribute)
6-7:30pm David Love Band

Viva Vantage Stage
12:30-1:30pm Andre Bisson
2-3pm Rock this Town
3:30-5pm Chris Chambers
5:30-7pm James Anthony 


NEW! September 3-7: Guelph Jazz Festival

NEW! Thursday, September 4, 8pm: Daniel Champangne@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $15/$10 students + seniors + artists

NEW! Friday, September 5, 8:30pm: Kelsey McNulty Trio CD Release@Manhattans (Guelph) $?

Friday, September 5, 9pm: Ginger St. James CD  Release/Vaudevillian/Bebop Deville@Casbah (Hamilton) $?

September 5-7: Fix Our World Festival@McQuesten Park (Hamilton) 

Saturday, September 6, 10am-11pm: Locke Street Festival (Hamilton)

Saturday, September 6, 12-9pm: Roots and Rails Festival@Brantford Station Gallery

Sunday, September 7: Grandparents Day

Monday, September  8, 8pm: Lee Fields and the Expressions@Starlight Social Club (Waterloo) $20 adv/$25 door

Wednesday, September 10, 7pm: Gene Watson and Friends/Rick Loucks and Amberley Beatty@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $35 

Thursday, September 11, 8pm: George Canyon/Jordan McIntosh@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $45 

September 11-12, 8:30pm: Neil Sedaka@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $40+

September 11-14: Welland Fair $8/$25 weekend pass

September 11-14: Supercrawl@James Street North (Hamilton)

Saturday, September 13: Open Streets Uptown Waterloo

Saturday, September 13, 6-9pm: Raise the Roof@Dr. Disc (Hamilton) 

Saturday, September 13, 8pm: Brantford International Jazz Festival Presents Frank Sinatra Jr.@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $55+ 

Saturday, September 13, 8pm: Ronnie Milsap@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $25+

Saturday, September 13, 8pm: Suzie Vinnick@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15adv/$20 door

NEW! September 13-28: Niagara Wine Festival@Montebello Park (St. Catharines) (Music on Sept 19-20, 26-28) $40

NEW! September 15-28: Niagara Wine Festival@Montebello Park (St. Catharines) (Music on Sept 19-20, 26-28) $40  

NEW! Tuesday, September 16, 8pm: Niagara Music Awards@Taps Brewery

NEW! Wednesday, September 17, 8:30pm: Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues@Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake) $30/$55 w Dinner (6:30pm)

NEW! Wednesday, September 17, 9pm: Fearing and White@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $25 

NEW! Thursday, September 18, 8pm: Jann Arden@Hamilton Place $49.50+ 

NEW! Thursday, September 18, 8pm: Tom Levin and the Powder Blues Band@Starlight (Waterloo) $30

NEW! September 18-21: Ancaster Fall Fair@Ancaster Fairgrounds $10

NEW!! Friday, September 19, 7pm:  Bette Lavette@Melrose United Church (Hamilton) ($150 for all 4 Live on Locke)

NEW! Friday, September 19, 9pm: Live and Local Series w Kirby and Sonny Boy Mick@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $?

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 11am-11pm: Southcoast Jazz@Blueberry Hill Estates and Burning Kiln Winery (St. Williams) $25 adv/$35 door

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 12-6pm: Dragon Boat Races w Rhythm and Bones@Christie Conservation Area (Flamborough)

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 12-6pm: Hope and Support for Vallary Halladay (Fundraiser)@Grimsby Legion $5

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 12-11pm: Preston Music Festival@Central Park (Cambridge)

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 8pm: Full Bawdy Comedy Show w Shelley Marshall feat Live Music@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $?

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 8pm: Suzanne Vega@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $67+

NEW! Saturday, September 20, 8pm:30: Johnny Max Band@Blue Moon (Wilmot Room)(Petersburg) $15 adv/$20 door

NEW! Sunday, September 21, 10:30am-4pm: Guelph Record and CD Show@Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 $4

NEW! Sunday, September 21, 8pm: Stephen Fearing/Andy White@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $?

NEW!! Monday, September 22, 8pm: Jann Arden@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $49.50+

NEW!! September 22-28: Niagara Wine Festival@Montebello Park (St. Catharines) (Music on Sept 19-20, 26-28) $40  

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