The Fred Eaglesmith Show Comes to Hamilton on April 8th!

The Fred Eaglesmith Show Comes to Hamilton on April 8th!
Click pic to find out how to enter to win tix!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Weekday Picks (March 27-30, 2017)

From their site: Working to make a significant impact in the quality of life of Canada’s ill & injured CAF members, Veterans, First Responders, and their families.

The Hamilton Blues Lovers (HBL) want to showcase a deserving local charity every week.  HBL is not affiliated with these charities nor does it fund raise for them.

Monday, March 27

8pm: Got Talent Challenge Hosted by Steve Ruddick (CHCH) @ Pub Fiction (Ancaster)

8pm: Dinner and Jam w Wayne Cheddie @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $5

8pm: Legends on Tour (Tribute Show) @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (Willson Auditorium) $49

Tuesday, March 28

Piano Day

5:30-6am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Ian Andrews and Jay Pollmann @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

4-6pm: Blues Blast w Ken Wallis @ 101.5 FM or

6pm: Sean Pinchin @ Morty's Pub (Waterloo)

7pm: Legends on Tour (Tribute Show) @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $47

8pm: Hamilton Folk Club (Open Stage) @ Pheasant Plucker $4

8pm: Tom Cochrane @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $39.50+

9:30-10pm: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Ian Andrews and Jay Pollmann @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

Wednesday, March 28

7-8:30pm: Singing Harmony By Ear (6 Weeks on Wednesdays) w Jane Lewis @ Toronto Street (Guelph) $150

8pm: Doug Murphy @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10/$5 students

8pm: Terri Clark/Jessica Mitchell @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $46+

8pm: Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) and the Beautiful Gypsies @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $28.50

8pm: Five Alarm Funk Album Release @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $15

8:30pm: Interactive Music Night w Judy and the Noteworthies @ Coach and Lantern (Ancaster)

8:30pm: Ray LaMontagne @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $80+

8:30pm: Wooden Bridge/Oren Furmanov @ Red Brick Cafe (Guelph)

Thursday, March 30

2pm: A Little Bit Country…A Little Bit Rock And Roll An All Star Tribute Show @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $40

6:30pm: Southern Supper with Jerome Godboo and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors) @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

7pm: Opening Reception: Canada 150 Celebration - Live Learn Jazz Series Bebop in the Brewery @ Exchange Brewery (Niagara-on-the-Lake)

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Hamilton's Kirby Creates Folk-Pop-Rock Explosion on Latest Album

Hamilton singer/songwriter, Kirby has created a folk-pop-rock explosion with his latest self titled album.  Uniting beautiful, acoustic guitar with synth sounds and a rocking rhythm section, he and his band have generated quite an impressive sound.

With his wonderful, spirited voice and excellent lyrics, Kirby has made a modern recording that tips its hat to the roots of the past. Truly, the best of both worlds.

Kirby's accompanied by a marvelous group of artists: Max Wray (guitar), Eric Thachuck (bass), Matt Burns (drums), Matthew Montour (guitars, organ, more) and Mike Yates (Strings) with Robyn Dell’untoTiffany Hunter and Trevor Howard helping on vocals.

This incredible album can be downloaded via his Bandcamp page.

Blast from the Past: Kirby EP - Into the Dark

Links: KirbyMore Kirby StoriesVideo above courtesy KirbySingsMore Releases

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

News Roundup (Chuck Berry, James Cotton, Robin Benedict, Brennagh Burns, CBC Radio Chart)


Local artists in larger size
  1. Walk Off the Earth: Fire in my Soul
  2. The xx: On Hold
  3. The New Pornographers: High Ticket Attractions
  4. Fast Romantics: Why We Fight
  5. Overcoats: Hold Me Close
  6. Portugal. The Man: Feel it Still
  7. Whitehorse: Boys Like You
  8. Ruth B: Superficial Love
  9. Scott Helman: 21 Days
  10. Bill and Joel Plaskett: The Next Blue Sky
  11. Common Deer: Confession (I Should Have Known)
  12. Ron Sexsmith: Radio
  13. Sarah Slean: Sarah
  14. David Usher: They Will Believe (In This Love)
  15. Arcade Fire ft Mavis Staples: I Give You Power
  16. Bobby Bazini: Never Let Go
  17. Robyn Dell'Unto: Face to Face
  18. Sheryl Crow: Halfway There
  19. Declan McKenna: The Kids Don't Wanna Come Home
  20. Joseph: Canyon

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Enter to Win Tickets to see Detroit's Harper and Midwest Kind in Niagara Falls!

    Award-winning  Detroit Blues act Harper and Midwest Kind will be making a rare appearance at the Seneca Queen Theatre in Niagara Falls on April 8, 2017! It's a great opportunity to see this world-class band in an area venue.

    The friendly folks at the Seneca Queen Theatre have offered us a few pairs of tickets to give away for this incredible concert.

    Here's what you can do to enter to win.
    That's five chances to win.

    Deadline to enter is March 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be chosen then and given until the end of the day to reply. If they don't, other winners will be picked.

    Click to enter the Jack de Keyzer show contest too!

    Here are some videos to show you what Harper and Midwest Kind are capable of.

    Links: Harper and Midwest Kind, Videos above courtesy of Peter D Harper

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