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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ian Thomas, Ron Sexsmith and Others Play on Incredible Breithaupt Songbook CD

Local music legend Ian Thomas and St. Catherines superstar Ron Sexsmith are just two of the amazing talents performing the wonderful songs of Jeff and John Breithaupt on Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol II (through Alma Records)  The popular Canadian songwriters have been compared to icons such as the Gershwin, Porter and Hammerstein.  These songs are definitely of that caliber.

With an impressive roster that includes many Juno award winners, the album is jam packed with what can best be described as modern standards. Styles range from Latin, mainstream Jazz, Creole music, Soul and more.

Here's the remarkable lineup:
  1. Where Are They Now (Kellylee Evans)
  2. Songs For Swingin' Lovers (Denzal Sinclaire)
  3. Between Me And My Heart (Emilie-Claire Barlow)
  4. Any Day Now (Ron Sexsmith)
  5. Just Passing Through (Jackie Richardson)

  6. (I'd Like To Think) Maybe He Loves Me (Heather Bambrick)
  7. The Angels' Share (Marc Jordan)
  8. Bad Influence (Paul Shaffer)
  9. Ghost Writer (Sophie Milman)
  10. Wonder Boy (Laila Biali)
  11. Missing Me (Sarah Slean)

  12. Where's Mantis Evar (Monkey House)
  13. Last Call For Lovers (Patricia O'Callaghan)
  14. Not You (Ian Thomas)
  15. The Style To Which I've Become Accustomed (Tyley Ross)

Videos above courtesy of the Breithaupt Brothers

This superb disc can be picked up in music stores, online shops or downloaded through iTunes.

Previous (View's Readers' Choice Awards)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Our Weekday Picks (October 20-24, 2014)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2pm: Moe Bandy@Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $43 

Steel City Jazzfest (Hamilton)
Christ's Church Cathedral, 8pm Colin Fisher and Mike Gennaro/Eschaton $5

Thursday, October 23, 2014

6pm: A Spirited Dinner w Matt Morgan and the Mayday@Lancaster Smokehouse (Kitchener) $60 

Steel City Jazzfest (Hamilton)
Pearl Company, 8pm Brad Cheeseman Group/the Blank Quintet $20
8pm: Joni NehRita Fundraising Spectacular@Jazz Room (Waterloo) $15

9pm Art Bergmann/Gord Lewis Band w Dave Rave@This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $22.60


October 23-26: Steel City Jazzfest (Hamilton) 

Friday, October 24, 5pm: Homemade Lasagna Dinner w Mike Woods (Video Shoot)@Airforce Association (Dundas) $10

NEW!! Friday, October 24, 8pm: Richard Laviolette and Baby Eagle (Fundrasier)@Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10 suggested

Friday, October 24, 8pm: Tom Wilson@Brantford Arts Block $30

Friday, October 24, 9pm: Johnny Cash The Original Punk! Hosted by Lori Yates@This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $15 adv/$20 door

NEW!! Friday, October 24, 9pm: Folk Sinners CD Release/The High Tides@Casbah (Hamilton) $10

Friday, October 24, 9:30pm: Eggmen (Beatles Tribute w Doug FeaverRick AndrewSteve SinnicksBill Dillon)@Corktown (Hamilton) $?

October 24-25, 8pm: The Barra MacNeils@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $19+

Saturday, October 25, 1-4pm: Songwriting Shake-Up (Workshop) w Katherine Wheatley@Milton Baptist Church $40 adv reg required

Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm: Local Music Night (Open Stage)@Flyers Cafe (Dunnville) $5 to Dystonia Research


Saturday, October 25, 8pm: Johannes Linstead@Lincoln Alexander Centre (Hamilton) $30

NEW! Saturday, October 25, 8pm: Harrison Kennedy@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

Saturday, October 25, 9pm: Lynne Hansen CD Release/Kirsten Jones@Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

NEW!! Saturday, October 25, 9:30pm: Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Fundraiser@Edelweiss Tavern (Kitchener) $15

NEW! Sunday, October 26, 11am: Howlin Halloween HSPCA Fundraiser w IN2U@Waterdown Memorial Park

NEW! Sunday, October 26, 2pm: Jammer in the Hammer 8 and Toy Drive@Knights of Columbus (Hamilton)

Sunday, October 26, 2pm: Toronto All-Star Big Band@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $42.99+

NEW!! Sunday, October 26, 2pm: Sophisticated Jazz Vocalist Khea@Savoury and Sweet (Chippawa) $35 incl 4-Course Dinner

Sunday, October 26, 7pm: Strawbs Acoustic (Last Canadian Show Ever)@Princess Theatre (Waterloo) $45

Sunday, October 26, 7:30pm: Vinyl Tap Presents Randy BachmanEvery Song Tells A Story@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $75

Monday, October 27: Municipal Elections GO OUT AND VOTE!

NEW!! Tuesday, October 28, 8pm: Chris Cadell Acoustic CD Showcase/Chris Chambers@Coach and Lantern (Upstairs) (Ancaster) $18

Tuesday, October 28, 8pm: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $67+

Wednesday, October 29, 8pm: Inti-Illimani@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $47+

Thursday, October 30, 7:30pm: Tony Bennett@Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $75+

Thursday, October 30, 8pm: Inti-Illimani@Art Gallery of Hamilton $30

Thursday, October 30, 8pm: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)@Sean O'Sullivan Theatre (St. Catharines) $55+

Friday, October 31: Halloween

Friday, October 31, 7:30pm: Nathan Rogers@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $35

Friday, October 31, 8pm: Halloween Party w Laura ColeThe VaudevillianJohnny Debt@Porcelain Records (Hamilton) $15

NEW!! Friday, October 31, 8pm: Erin and Nara's Nightmare in Steven Street w Robin Benedict/Brennagh Burns/Stevie P + Open Mic@Pearl Company (Hamilton) $25

Saturday, November 1: Daylight Savings Ends tomorrow set clocks 1 hr back tonight

Saturday, November 1, 2-11pm: Hammer BluesFest@Knights of Columbus Hall (Hamilton) $20 Early Bird/$30

NEW! Saturday, November 1, 7pm: Celtic Pub Night w Steel City Rovers@Dundas Legion $20

NEW! Saturday, November 1, 8pm: Broadsway with Heather Bambrick@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

NEW! Saturday, November 1, 8pm: Steve Denommee CD Release Party/Bare Blue Sea@Purple Heather (Burlington) FREE

Saturday, November 1, 8pm: Blacken'd Red/Crawlin' Kingsnakes@Molson Canadian Studio $22.25+

NEW! Saturday, November 1, 8pm: Suzie Vinnick@Lancaster Smokehouse (Kitchener) FREE 

NEW!! Saturday, November 1, 8pm: Movie Screening: Love Lost & Found: The Story of Mel Brown@Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $10

NEW!! Sunday, November 2, 100am-3pm: Kitchener Music, Records and Pop Culture Expo@Bingemans Conference Centre $4

NEW!! Sunday, November 2, 2pm: Slocan Ramblers/Rhyme 'N' Reason@Dundas Legion $15

Sunday, November 2, 7pm: Tom Wilson and Jacob Moon@Stanley Ave Baptist Church (125th Birthday Celebration) (Hamilton) $20

Sunday, November 2, 7pm: Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo)@River Run Centre (Guelph) $49
NEW!! Sunday, November 2, 8pm: Garnet Rogers@
Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $20

NEW!! Monday, November 3, 7:30pm: Mounties/Gay Nineties/Human Orchestra@Dundas Valley Montessori School $20

NEW! Tuesday, November 4, 9pm: Mo Kenny/Kim Churchill@Starlight (Waterloo) $15 

NEW! Friday, November 7, 7pm: MuseFest (Fundraiser)@Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $20 

NEW! November 7-8, 9pm: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $75+

NEW!! Saturday, November 8, 7pm: Jacob Moon (EUROAID Fundraiser)@People's Church (Hamilton) $20 adv/$25 door

NEW!! Saturday, November 8, 7pm: Low Country Hill (CD Release)@Casbah (Hamilton) $10

NEW! Saturday, November 8, 7:30pm: Evening Targeting Cancer w Pat Hewitt@Glen Abbey Golf Club (Oakville) $50

NEW! Saturday, November 8, 8pm: Tara Davidson Quartet@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

NEW! Saturday, November 8, 8pm: John Wort Hannam@Carnegie Gallery (Dundas) $?

NEW! Sunday, November 9, 10:30am-4pm: St. Catharines Record Show@Holiday Inn $4

NEW!! Sunday, November 9, 11am-8pm: Oakville Guitar Show@Southside Cottage Grill $5

NEW! Sunday, November 9, 1-4pm: Spontaneous Singing and Sounding w Gary Diggins (One-day workshop)@238 Kathleen St.  (Guelph) $45

NEW!! Monday, November 10, 7:30pm: Sarah McLachlan@Hamilton Place $60+

NEW!! Tuesday, November 11: Remembrance Day

NEW!! Tuesday, November 11, 7pm: Pat Metheny Unity Group@Burlington Performing Arts Centre $69+  

NEW!! Wednesday, November 12, 8pm: High Valley@Molson Canadian Studio $40.25 

NEW!! Wednesday, November 12, 8pm: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings@Market Centre Theatre (Woodstock) $? 

NEW!! November 12-15: Kenny Rogers (Christmas and Hits)@Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $35+

NEW!! Thursday, November 13, 8pm: Harry Manx@Molson Canadian Studio (Hamilton) $46.75

NEW!! Friday, November 14: Artcrawl@James Street North (Hamilton)

NEW!! Friday, November 14, 7pm: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings in the Round and by Request@Hamilton Public Library (Central Branch) $45

NEW!! Friday, November 14, 8pm: Eric Church/Dwight Yoakam/Brandy Clark@First Ontario Centre (Hamilton) $45.25+

NEW!! Friday, November 14, 8pm: Ennis@River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall) (Guelph) $27

NEW!! Friday, November 14, 8pm: Michael Pickett/Mike Branton/Mighty Duck Blues Band@Roselawn Centre (Port Colbourne) $25 adult/$20 senior+student

NEW!! Saturday, November 15, 8pm: John Fogerty Performs CCR songs from 1969@First Ontario Centre (Hamilton) $29.25+

NEW!! Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Chico Antonio@Molson Canadian Studio (Hamilton) $41 

NEW!! Saturday, November 15: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Chili Cook-Off w Live Music@Waterdown Legion

NEW!! Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Ennis@Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts $33+

NEW!! Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Royal Wood ft Peter Katz@Milton Centre for the Arts $25 

NEW!! Saturday, November 15, 8pm: Tribute to Eva Cassidy featuring Candace Walkes@Old Firehall Arts Center (Ancaster) $26

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 View Magazine Readers' Choice Winners

The readers of View, Hamilton's favourite independent weekly magazine have spoken!  They recently voted on the best that Steeltown has to offer.  Below are the music-related results. CONGRATULATIONS to everyone.

Top is Gold and bottom is Silver.

Local Band
Local Female Artist
Local Male Artist
Local Cover Band
Local Band Most Likely to Make it Big
Local Band Name
Local Festival
Free Event
Local TV Personality
Local Radio Station
Local Radio Personality
Local Show Promoter
Local Independent Record Label
Coolest Instrument to Play
  • Drums
  • Harmonica
Local Recording Studio
Local Recording Producer
Local Rehearsal Space
Live Venue
Country Bar
Jazz and Blues Venue
Open Stage
Musical Instrument Store
Store to Buy New Music
Store to Buy Old Music

Links: View, More from the View's Readers' Poll

Previous (News Roundup w Laura Cole, Ensemble!, MizA, Nick Doneoff, Cartoons)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

News Roundup (Laura Cole, Ensemble!, MizA, Nick Doneoff, Cartoons)

More cartoons below



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Ginger St. James and the Grinders' New CD, Diesel and Peas is Raucous, Saucy and Dynamic!


Binbrook gal, Ginger St. James and her band, the Grinders, have unleashed another amazing CD filled with dynamic, saucy grooves. Diesel and Peas, the lady's latest disc, is brimming with her trademark raucous spirit.

With a country girl soul and a jazz diva's sultry heart, she fuses her influences into an extremely explosive sound. Swing, Blues and lots o' Rockabilly are also on the menu. Her powerful pipes are at home in any genre. 

As for the Grinders, they do an incredible job of keeping the groove and adding much flair to the proceedings.  The band includes guitarist (and producer) Snow–Heel Slim, Greg Brisco on keyboards, Pete Sisk on bass and drummer Andrew Tellier.  

Go ahead and pick up your copy at the band's superb shows or download it on iTunes.

Videos above courtesy of Shotgun Jilly

Blast from the Past: Ginger St James EP - Tease

Links: Ginger St. James, More Ginger St. James StoriesMore CD Releases

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