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Friday, April 18, 2014

Our Easter Weekend Picks (April 18-20, 2014)


Friday, April 18, 2014 (Good Friday) (1-7:30pm)

1pm: Good Friday Jam@Black Bull (Burlington)

7pm: Tereza Tomek/Brennagh Burns/Samantha Scott@Homegrown Hamilton $6

7pm: James Anthony (Acoustic)@Southside Grill (Oakville)

Friday, April 18, 2014 (Good Friday) (8pm-Close)

9pm: Morgan Davis@Lancaster Smokehouse (dining room) (Kitchener) FREE

9pm: Dave Rave@Jordan House (Jordan, ON) FREE

9pm: Joe Strummer Tribute@This Ain't Hollywood $?

9pm: Rob Szabo@Mohawk Racetrack (Campbelville)

10pm: Andre Bisson Rhythm and Blues Experience@Stonewalls $10

Saturday April 19, 2014 (Record Store Day) (1-7:30pm)

10am-7pm: 5th Anniversary Celebration@Where Heads Meet

2:30pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band/Morgan Davis@Golden Pheasant (St. Catharines) FREE

3pm: Liquid Lounge All-Stars/Al Lerman & John Mays (Fathead)/Papa John King@Liquid Lounge (Brantford)

Saturday April 19, 2014 (Record Store Day) (8pm-Close)

8pm: Jeff Brown CD Release/Thom Hastings@Jordan House (Jordan, ON)

8pm: An Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson (Yes)@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $73+

8pm: Corb Lund/Strumbellas@Molson Canadian Studio $?

8pm: Songs of the 1916 Easter Uprising w/ NovErie@Corktown $8

9pm: Joe Strummer Tribute@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Sunday, April 20, 2014 (Easter)

2pm: Rhythm Works@Mill Street & 5 American House (Waterdown)

2pm: Sunday Blues Show Hosted by Bay City Blues Band@Bay City Music Hall

2pm: Michael Obermeyer/Guests@Brantford Station Gallery $5-10 Suggested

9:30pm: Big John T-Bone Little@Dunn Street Grill (Niagara)


COMING SOON! 

Monday, April 21: Easter Monday

NEW! Monday, April 21, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Fiddle Workshops w Alana Cline (Beginner)@Irish Canadian Club $?

April 21 (7:30pm) and 22 (8pm): Midtown Men@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $47+

Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day

NEW! Tuesday, April 22, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Tin Whistle Lesson with Mark Fletcher@Corktown $15/$10 CCE members



NEW! April 23, 8pm: Azalea/Ash and Bloom@Artword Artbar $10

Thursday, April 24, 8pm: Classic Albums Live: Beatles - Abbey Road@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+

Thursday, April 24, 8:30pm: Burton Cummings (Guess Who)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $55+

April 24-27: Independent Music Festival@Burlington

Friday, April 25, 6pm: St. Joseph's Villa Fundraiser w John Ellison and Band@LIUNA Station $175

Friday, April 25, 8pm: Anything Goes@Milton Centre for the Arts $42/$37 Student, senior and child

NEW! Friday, April 25, 8pm: N'awlins Fundraiser w Roberta Hunter (Red Hot Ramble)@Chrysalids Theatre (Kitchener) $?

Friday, April 25, 9pm: Bob Bryden Record Release@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Friday, April 25, 10pm: Gruvoria Album Release/Johnny Nails and the Reverse Zombies@Corktown $10

April 25-26, 7:30pm: A Beatles Revolution with the Caverners@Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $19.98+

April 25-26, 8pm: KWS Pops: Ray Charles Tribute w Jodi NehRita@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $11-$88

April 25-27: Waterloo Region Food & Drink Show@Kitchener Memorial Auditorium $12 per day

April 25-27: In The Soil Arts Festival@St. Catharines

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: IOOF Valley City Lodge Fundraiser w Sonny Del Rio and the 5 Star Revue@Dundas Legion $15

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Sean Ashby@Blue Moon (Petersburg)(Wilmot Room) $10 adv/$15 door

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Tom Wilson/Scarlett Jane@Rookery (Kitchener) $30 adv/$35 door

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Wendell Ferguson/Morgan Davis@Zooma Zooma (Jordan, ON) Please Reserve

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Tia McGraff/Tommy Parham/David Starr@Artword Artbar $15

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: 25th Anniversary Party@Jimmy Jazz (Guelph)

Saturday, April 26, 8:30pm: Steve Strongman@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15

Saturday, April 26, 10pm: Colonel Bruce Hampton/Diesel Dog@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Sunday April 27, 10:30am-4pm: Cambridge Record Show@Holiday Inn $4

Sunday April 27, 10:30am-4pm: Grand River Blues Society 11th Anniversary Show w Jonathan Knight/Matt Weidinger@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $10

Sunday April 27, 3pm: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $10

Tuesday, April 29, 8pm: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $10

Wednesday, April 30, 7pm: Jacob Moon Album Release@Casbah $15

Wednesday, April 30, 8pm: Jill Barber@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+

April 30-May 11: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $20 adv/$25 door

Thursday, May 1, 9pm: Morgan Davis/Wendell Ferguson@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Friday, May 2, 7pm: April Wine/Matt Storch and the Usual Suspects@Portuguese Club (Cambridge) $45

Friday, May 2, 8pm: 24th Street Wailers/Daddy Long Legs@Starlight (Waterloo) $15 adv

Friday, May 2, 8pm: Joanne Shaw Taylor@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $52

Friday, May 2, 8pm: Acoustics/Tia McGraff@Best Western/Brant Park Inn (Brantford) $20

Friday, May 2, 9pm: Ritchie Parish Ritchie (Tanglefoot)@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

Saturday, May 3: Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 3, 10:30am-8pm: Taking it to the Streets (Shopping and Music)@Downtown St. Catharines

NEW! Saturday, May 3, 1-4pm: May Day Celebrations@McDougall Cottage (Cambridge) Donation

Saturday, May 3, 4-5:30pm: Workshop w Dave Young/Terry Promane (show at 8:30pm)@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $5

Saturday, May 3, 7pm: Rise Against Cancer VI@Oxford Auditorium (Woodstock) $15

NEW! Saturday, May 3, 8pm: Hamilton Blues Society Extravaganza@Pearl Company $?

Saturday, May 3, 8:30pm: Larry Mercey Trio/Amish Ambassadors@Blue Moon (Petersburg) $20 adv/$25 door

Saturday, May 3, 9pm: Blind Mule (Final Show in Hamilton)/Wax Mannequin Band/DoneFors@Sealed Art $?

Saturday, May 3, 9pm: Chris Biggs (97.7) Autism Fundraiser@Boston Manor (Burlington) $?

NEW! Monday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo

NEW! Monday, May 5, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Fiddle Workshops w Alana Cline (Beginner)@Irish Canadian Club $? 

NEW! May 6-10: Canadian Music Week

NEW!! Wednesday, May 7: Canadian Radio Music Awards (Tim Hicks and Walk Of the Earth are nominated)@Mod Club (Toronto)

NEW! Wednesday, May 7, 8pm: Gordon Lightfoot@Hamilton Place $?

NEW! Wednesday, May 7, 8pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $77+

NEW! Thursday, May 8, 8pm: Mounties (ft Hawksley Workman)@Starlight (Waterloo) $18 adv

NEW! Friday, May 9: Artcrawl@James Street North 

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Poor Angus@Pearl Company $? 

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $20+

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Weber Brothers Album Release@Starlight (Waterloo) $12 adv/$15 door

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Steve Strongman CD Release@Molson Canadian Studio $?

NEW!! Friday, May 9, 9pm: Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story Book Launch and Concert@This Ain't Hollywood $?

NEW! Saturday, May 10: Independent Music Awards@Kool Haus (Toronto)

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 7pm: Lazy Lester/Bharath and His Rhythm Four@Starlight  (Waterloo) $20 adv

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Hamilton All Star Jazz 30th Anniversary Celebration@Redeemer University (Ancaster) $25/$20 seniors

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Musical Art Gala w Dave Gould and Friends@Pearl Company $?

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Sound of Music Fundraiser w David Wilcox/Freedom Train@Central Arena (Burlington) $45 (incl dinner)

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Jerome Godboo@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8:30pm: Reenie CD Release/Charlena Russell@Cork Hall LIVE (Kitchener) $10 adv/$20 door

NEW! Sunday, May 11, 3-5pm: Elvis: Loving You (Pete Paquette with Rudy and the Angels)@Dunfield Theatre (Cambridge) $35

NEW! Sunday, May 11, 7:15pm: Ben Caplan/Michelle Tredger@Beth Jacob Synagogue $20

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

News Roundup (Chelsea Crites, Awards, Jesse Winchester, Wilber James)


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Katey Gatta Debut Album: Songs From the Basement

Welland singer/songwriter Katey Gatta's debut album: Songs From the Basement has an ethereal beauty about it.  Artistic and atmospheric, these eight tracks will amaze listeners.

Her sound is a remarkable union of mainly jazz and folk with pieces of blues, pop and more.  Katey's emotional voice adds an almost ghostly element that'll give you shivers.  The lady's sparse acoustic guitar adds to the haunting feel.

Along with some wonderful originals, the album includes a unique cover of the Doors classic Light My Fire.

So if you're in for something a little the mood for something different, you can download this incredible album at her bandcamp page.


Video above courtesy of Hamilton Blues Lovers



Video above courtesy of Savoury and Sweet

Links: Katey GattaMore Releases

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Blackie and the Rodeo Kings CD: South

Supergroup, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings once again show the world why they're one of the leaders in the folk rock arena.  Their recent CD, South boasts some of their best work and that's saying a lot.


Consisting of a core trio (Hamilton's Tom Wilson, Colin Linden and Stephen Fearing), the band have created a stunning album.  The music runs the gamut from acoustic ballads to toe tapping rockin' country.

This fabulous trio is backed by the top notch rhythm section of Johnny Dymond on bass and Gary Craig on drums.  Harlan Pepper even join in on the fun offering their vocal harmonies.

With the exception of one track, an amazing cover of Willie P. Bennett's Driftin' Snow, the rest of the album is all original.  Not bad for a band that started with a one-off Willie P covers album.

The CD is available at many music shops and also from their online store. It can also be downloaded though eMusic and iTunes.


Blast From the Past: Blackie's Kings and Queens CD

Videos below courtesy of CBC Music.








Links: Rodeo KingsMore BARK storiesMore Releases

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Our Weekday Picks (April 14-17, 2014)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014
8pm: Classic Albums LiveElton John-Greatest Hits@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $54+

8pm: Scott Cook/Mo' Kauffey@Magnolia Cafe (Guelph) $10

8:30pm: Steve Martin and Martin Short/Steep Canyon Rangers (Comedy and Bluegrass)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $75+

Thursday, April 17, 2014 (7-8pm)

7pm: Cheryl Lescom/Suzanne Gratton@Carrigan Arms (Burlington)

7pm: Dawnson and Dobson Art Exhibit w Music by Nick Deutsch/Henry Strong@Gallery on the Bay

8pm: Jack de Keyzer@Bay City Music Hall $12 adv/$15 door

8pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band/Jonathan Knight (Soulstack)@Golden Pheasant (St. Catharines)

8pm: Lindy Vopnfjord/Dennis Ellsworth/Joshua Di Iorio@Mahtay Cafe (St. Catharines) $10

Thursday, April 17, 2014 (8:30pm-Close)

8:30pm: Steve Martin and Martin Short/Steep Canyon Rangers (Comedy and Bluegrass)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $75+

9pm: Patrick Ballantyne CD Release@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9pm: Marshall Dane Video Release Party/Chadley Chase/Carly-Jo@Dirty Dog Saloon $5 adv/$10 door


COMING SOON! 

Friday, April 18: Good Friday

Friday, April 18, 9pm: Morgan Davis@Lancaster Smokehouse (dining room) (Kitchener) FREE

Friday, April 18, 9pm: Dave Rave@Jordan House (Jordan, ON) FREE

April 18-19, 9pm: Joe Strummer Tribute@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Saturday April 19: Record Store Day

Saturday April 19, 10am-7pm: 5th Anniversary Celebration@Where Heads Meet

Saturday, April 19, 2:30pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band/Morgan Davis@Golden Pheasant (St. Catharines) FREE

Saturday, April 19, 8pm: Jeff Brown CD Release/Thom Hastings@Jordan House (Jordan, ON)

Saturday, April 19, 8pm: An Acoustic Evening with Jon Anderson (Yes)@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $73+

Saturday, April 19, 8pm: Corb Lund/Strumbellas@Molson Canadian Studio $?

Sunday, April 20: Easter

Monday, April 21: Easter Monday

NEW! Monday, April 21, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Fiddle Workshops w Alana Cline (Beginner)@Irish Canadian Club $?

April 21 (7:30pm) and 22 (8pm): Midtown Men@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $47+

Tuesday, April 22: Earth Day

NEW! Tuesday, April 22, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Tin Whistle Lesson with Mark Fletcher@Corktown $15/$10 CCE members



NEW! April 23, 8pm: Azalea/Ash and Bloom@Artword Artbar $10

Thursday, April 24, 8pm: Classic Albums Live: Beatles - Abbey Road@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+

Thursday, April 24, 8:30pm: Burton Cummings (Guess Who)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $55+

April 24-27: Independent Music Festival@Burlington

Friday, April 25, 6pm: St. Joseph's Villa Fundraiser w John Ellison and Band@LIUNA Station $175

Friday, April 25, 8pm: Anything Goes@Milton Centre for the Arts $42/$37 Student, senior and child

NEW! Friday, April 25, 8pm: N'awlins Fundraiser w Roberta Hunter (Red Hot Ramble)@Chrysalids Theatre (Kitchener) $?

Friday, April 25, 9pm: Bob Bryden Record Release@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Friday, April 25, 10pm: Gruvoria Album Release/Johnny Nails and the Reverse Zombies@Corktown $10

April 25-26, 7:30pm: A Beatles Revolution with the Caverners@Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $19.98+

April 25-26, 8pm: KWS Pops: Ray Charles Tribute w Jodi NehRita@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $11-$88

April 25-27: Waterloo Region Food & Drink Show@Kitchener Memorial Auditorium $12 per day

April 25-27: In The Soil Arts Festival@St. Catharines

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: IOOF Valley City Lodge Fundraiser w Sonny Del Rio and the 5 Star Revue@Dundas Legion $15

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Sean Ashby@Blue Moon (Petersburg)(Wilmot Room) $10 adv/$15 door

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Tom Wilson/Scarlett Jane@Rookery (Kitchener) $30 adv/$35 door

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Wendell Ferguson/Morgan Davis@Zooma Zooma (Jordan, ON) Please Reserve

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: Tia McGraff/Tommy Parham/David Starr@Artword Artbar $15

Saturday, April 26, 8pm: 25th Anniversary Party@Jimmy Jazz (Guelph)

Saturday, April 26, 8:30pm: Steve Strongman@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15

Saturday, April 26, 10pm: Colonel Bruce Hampton/Diesel Dog@This Ain't Hollywood $?

Sunday April 27, 10:30am-4pm: Cambridge Record Show@Holiday Inn $4

Sunday April 27, 10:30am-4pm: Grand River Blues Society 11th Anniversary Show w Jonathan Knight/Matt Weidinger@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $10

Sunday April 27, 3pm: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $10

Tuesday, April 29, 8pm: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $10

Wednesday, April 30, 7pm: Jacob Moon Album Release@Casbah $15

Wednesday, April 30, 8pm: Jill Barber@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $25+

April 30-May 11: James Street (Play with music by Mark McNeil)@Artword Artbar (Preview) $20 adv/$25 door

Thursday, May 1, 9pm: Morgan Davis/Wendell Ferguson@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Friday, May 2, 7pm: April Wine/Matt Storch and the Usual Suspects@Portuguese Club (Cambridge) $45

Friday, May 2, 8pm: 24th Street Wailers/Daddy Long Legs@Starlight (Waterloo) $15 adv

Friday, May 2, 8pm: Joanne Shaw Taylor@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $52

Friday, May 2, 8pm: Acoustics/Tia McGraff@Best Western/Brant Park Inn (Brantford) $20

Friday, May 2, 9pm: Ritchie Parish Ritchie (Tanglefoot)@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

Saturday, May 3: Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 3, 10:30am-8pm: Taking it to the Streets (Shopping and Music)@Downtown St. Catharines

NEW! Saturday, May 3, 1-4pm: May Day Celebrations@McDougall Cottage (Cambridge) Donation

Saturday, May 3, 4-5:30pm: Workshop w Dave Young/Terry Promane (show at 8:30pm)@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $5

Saturday, May 3, 7pm: Rise Against Cancer VI@Oxford Auditorium (Woodstock) $15

NEW! Saturday, May 3, 8pm: Hamilton Blues Society Extravaganza@Pearl Company $?

Saturday, May 3, 8:30pm: Larry Mercey Trio/Amish Ambassadors@Blue Moon (Petersburg) $20 adv/$25 door

Saturday, May 3, 9pm: Blind Mule (Final Show in Hamilton)/Wax Mannequin Band/DoneFors@Sealed Art $?

Saturday, May 3, 9pm: Chris Biggs (97.7) Autism Fundraiser@Boston Manor (Burlington) $?

NEW! Monday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo

NEW! Monday, May 5, 6:15pm (Beginner) and 7:30pm (Intermediate): Fiddle Workshops w Alana Cline (Beginner)@Irish Canadian Club $? 

NEW! May 6-10: Canadian Music Week

NEW!! Wednesday, May 7: Canadian Radio Music Awards (Tim Hicks and Walk Of the Earth are nominated)@Mod Club (Toronto)

NEW! Wednesday, May 7, 8pm: Gordon Lightfoot@Hamilton Place $?

NEW! Wednesday, May 7, 8pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $77+

NEW! Thursday, May 8, 8pm: Mounties (ft Hawksley Workman)@Starlight (Waterloo) $18 adv

NEW! Friday, May 9: Artcrawl@James Street North 

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Poor Angus@Pearl Company $? 

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $20+

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Weber Brothers Album Release@Starlight (Waterloo) $12 adv/$15 door

NEW! Friday, May 9, 8pm: Steve Strongman CD Release@Molson Canadian Studio $?

NEW!! Friday, May 9, 9pm: Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story Book Launch and Concert@This Ain't Hollywood $?

NEW! Saturday, May 10: Independent Music Awards@Kool Haus (Toronto)

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 7pm: Lazy Lester/Bharath and His Rhythm Four@Starlight  (Waterloo) $20 adv

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Hamilton All Star Jazz 30th Anniversary Celebration@Redeemer University (Ancaster) $25/$20 seniors

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Musical Art Gala w Dave Gould and Friends@Pearl Company $?

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Sound of Music Fundraiser w David Wilcox/Freedom Train@Central Arena (Burlington) $45 (incl dinner)

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8pm: Jerome Godboo@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $15

NEW! Saturday, May 10, 8:30pm: Reenie CD Release/Charlena Russell@Cork Hall LIVE (Kitchener) $10 adv/$20 door

NEW! Sunday, May 11, 3-5pm: Elvis: Loving You (Pete Paquette with Rudy and the Angels)@Dunfield Theatre (Cambridge) $35

NEW! Sunday, May 11, 7:15pm: Ben Caplan/Michelle Tredger@Beth Jacob Synagogue $20

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