Friday, April 29, 2016

CONGRATS! Spencer MacKenzie Band Wins Kitchener Blues Festival Youth Legacy Showcase


On April 24, 2016, Bobby O’Brien’s was host to the 2016 Youth Legacy Showcase.  The contest was to choose Saturday's opening band for the upcoming Kitchener Blues Festival main stage in August.

The Spencer MacKenzie Band won the chance to show the festival goers their stuff.  Along with this paid gig, a song of theirs will be recorded and added to the 2016 Festival CD.

CONGRATS GUYS!

Went up against two amazing runners up: Joshua David and Ashen Blue (no video available at this time).



Video above courtesy of Joshua David

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Friday, April 29 (12am-8pm)

Friday, April 29 (8:30pm-Close)

8:30pm: Carey West Quartet @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $15/$8 under 30


9pm: Funny Funk/Bad Dad and The Pool Girls/Jon and His Friends @ Homegrown Hamilton $10


9pm: The Weber Brothers @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20


9pm: Neil Sedaka @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $35+


9:30pm: New Old Winos/Mark LaForme @ Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake)


Friday, April 29 - In The Soil Arts Festival @ St. Catharines $40 weekend pass



Festival Hub FREE

Merchant Ale House $10 each or Festival Pass
Mikado $10 each or Festival Pass
Oddfellows Temple $10 each or Festival Pass
  • 9:30-10:30pm The Spooky ScareCrows
  • 11pm-12am Rod Standish (Illegally Blind, Act I)
Fourgrounds Media Inc FREE

Friday, April 29 - At the Root Festival @ Kitchener

7pm Open Mic w KW Slam Team@Open Sesame $10/PWYC


7pm Kim Manning and Sara Rose Hebert@Bread Heads PWYC



Saturday, April 30 (12am-7:30pm)

International Jazz Day


2pm: Brant Parker Band and Jerome Godboo @ Donnelly's (Thorold)

3pm: James Boraski and MomentaryEvolution ft Dwayne LaForme @ Brando's (Brantford) $10 incl 1st domestic drink

6pm: Rory Taillon/Justin Dunlop/Brodie Dakin @ Homegrown Hamilton $6 PWYC

6:30pm: Neuro-Palooza Rett Syndrome Fundraiser ft Kevin Black/Rita Carrey Band/Almost Famous @ Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton) $20

7pm: The Pigeonhawk String Band @ Joint Cafe (Guelph) $15

7pm: Sing-a-long w Sam Turton, Joni Nehrita and Friends @ 238 Kathleen St (Guelph) $10/PWYC

7pm: Sarah Slean @ Waterford Old Town Hall $35 adv/$40 door

Saturday, April 30 (8pm)



8pm: The Erin McCallum Band @ Jet Hall (Hamilton) $10 adv/$15 door

8pm: MacBush: The Musical ft Jamilla B and Will Gillespie @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $30

8pm: Gary Santucci Solo CD Release @ Pearl Company (Hamilton) $?

8pm: Cash: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute Show w Miss Haley/Van Maele @ Lincoln Alexander Centre (Hamilton) $20

8pm: Shari Ulrich @ Carnegie Gallery (Dundas) $25

8pm: Ring of Fire: Tribute to Johnny Cash w Marty Allen and the Memphis Three @ Georgetown Legion $20

8pm: Rick Fines/Suzie Vinnick @ Station 1 Coffee House (Grimsby) $20

8pm: Fundraiser Benefit for Dave @ Dunsdon Legion (Brantford) $10 (George CW Douglas, Jamie Williams Band, Errol Starr Francis, Paul Sage)

8pm: onewayness (Adam Holquist) @ Silence (Guelph) $10/PWYC

8pm: Fred Eaglesmith/Tif Ginn @ Elora Legion $30 adv/$35 door

Saturday, April 30 (8:30pm-Close)

8:30pm: Eric St. Laurent Trio @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $16/$8 under 30

9pm: The Weber Brothers/Nudie/DJ Aerlie Wild @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $?

9pm: Ivory Hours/Common Deer/Medicine Hat @ Homegrown Hamilton $10

9pm: Rob Szabo @ Flamboro Downs (Hamilton)

9pm: Evan Champagne and Erik Schubert @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

9pm: The Liverpool 4 (Beatles Tribute) @ Newfoundland Club (Cambridge) $25

9pm: At the Root Festival @ Kitchener: 9pm Blue Lobelia's Album Release w Hairbrane/Richard Garvey and Friends@Boathouse $7 adv/$10 door


9:30pm: Assault 3/Rob Graham Band/Dougy Flyswatter and The Cold Snap/Bryan Gauer and The Inbetween @ Corktown (Hamilton)

9:30pm: Live Music Prize ft Dead Projectionists @ Stonewalls (Hamilton) $10

Saturday, April 30 - In The Soil Arts Festival @ St. Catharines $40 weekend pass

Festival Hub Stage FREE
Oddfellows Temple $10 ea or pass
Niagara Artists Centre:
Mikado


2pm: Sunday Blues Show w Bay City Blues Band ft Brant Parker/Jerome Godboo @ Bay City Music Hall (Hamilton) $7

2pm: Mark LaForme and Guests @ Carrigan Arms (Burlington)

2:30pm: MacBush: The Musical ft Jamilla B and Will Gillespie @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $25

3pm: Ride To Conquer Cancer Fundraiser Hosted by Sandra Tweedle @ Corktown (Hamilton) $8 adv/2 for $15/$10 door

7:30pm Brent Rowan: CD Release @ Silence (Guelph) $?


Sunday, May 1 - In The Soil Arts Festival @ St. Catharines $40 weekend pass

Festival Hub Stage FREE

Robertson Theatre $20 or pass
TBA
  • 6-7pm SOUND SOUND - "ROOF to ROOF"

Sunday, May 1 - At the Root Festival @ Kitchener

12pm: Sunday Brunch Jam with Betty Supple@Boathouse (donation)

8:30pm Janice Jo Lee and Friends@Boathouse $10




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Thursday, April 28, 2016

News Roundup (Lucid Lee and Little Child, CBC Searchlight Finalists, Awards, Lonnie Mack)


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Local
Regional Top 10 CBC Searchlight Finalists

Hamilton 
Canada
World

          The Adventures of Trebleclef, the Hamilton Blues Lovers Monkey

          Trebleclef popped by the Cat N Fiddle and met up with Duane Rutter and his amazing band.




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                      Wednesday, April 27, 2016

                      Brantford's Avery Raquel Thrills and Impresses on Debut Album!


                      Teenage jazz songstress Avery Raquel has vocal chops way beyond her years.  This Brantford native's debut album, Life Lessons is a testament to that.   The lady's voice will stir you up on every incredible tune!

                      The disc offers thrilling version of songs by StingDiana RossSly and the Family StoneStevie WonderCarole KingBeatles, and Billie Holiday.  Avery and her band also do a stupendous job on classics such as Over the Rainbow, Accentuate the Positive, Swinging On A Star and more.

                      Her team really know how to bop and swing!  Featuring Joel Haynes (drums, producer), Mike Pelletier (bass), Rob Fekete (piano, arrangements), the gang work their magic alongside Avery's outstanding voice.

                      So go ahead and pick up a copy of this astounding CD at one of her shows or purchase it through indiepool or iTunes.



                      Blast from the Past: Cashbox Canada Story About Avery

                      Links: Avery Raquel, More Avery Raquel StoriesVideo above courtesy of Avery RaquelMore Releases

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                      Tuesday, April 26, 2016

                      CONGRATS! Broken Issues Win Pub Fiction's Got Talent Contest


                      Monday nighyts in early 2016 were extremely exiting thanks to Pub Fiction's Got Talent contest. The popular Ancaster bar whittled down the list to 8 finalists and March and April featured the last shows of the contest.  On April 25th, A winner was crowned!

                      Local hard rockers Broken Issues took home the grand prize (worth $25,000).  





                      Video above courtesy of RTSpiderman

                      The final battle was between them and  rockers Dirty Pioneers, who also did an amazing job.



                      Video above courtesy of Ron Hunter

                      CONGRATS EVERYONE!

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