Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Music Listings: June 12-13, 2024

Wednesday, June 12


12-2pm: Ariana Fig @ Gore Park (Hamilton)





4-7pm: Taylor Laslo @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls)

5pm: GLASSREEL W/ALEXANDRA BABIAK Stonewalls (Hamilton) $10

6-9pm: James Anthony @ Piazza Bistro (Oakville) (Weekly)

6-10pm: Ricardo Barboza Duo @ Brasa (Niagara Falls)




7-9pm: PAT GALLARDI @ Doc Magilligan's (Niagara Falls)


7-10pm: Open Mic @ The Bullring (Guelph) (Weekly)

7-10pm: Open Mic @ DeBar (Guelph) (Weekly)



7-10pm: Open Mic @ Caledonia Legion (2nd & 4th Wed of month)

7-9pm: Jesse Murphy Band @ Homegrown Hideaway (Port Dover) $15

7:30-11pm: Open Mic with Dano @ Iron Horse Restobar (Hamilton) (Weekly)




7:30-10:30pm: Barley Brae @ Irish Harp (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 

7:45pm: Jazz Night (Open Stage) @ Corktown Pub (Hamilton) (Weekly)



8-11pm: Maple Jam @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

8-12pm: Open Jam with Kevin Douglas @Frankie's (Brantford) (Weekly)


9pm: Open Mic @ The Dickens (Burlington) (Weekly)

Thursday, June 13

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  • Main Stage: 5:45pm Leash (Pearl Jam Tribute), 7pm Born in the Eighties, 8:20pm The Northern Pikes, 9:45pm Strange Advance
  • Access Stage: 5:30pm The Commune, 6:30pm Brother Elsey, 7:45pm Classic Albums Live - U2's The Joshua Tree, 9:15pm Trooper



12-2pm: Montery Jack @ Gore Park (Hamilton)



3:40-7pm: Mike Saracino @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 

5pm: EMMA WHALE + MELODIC MUSE Stonewalls (Hamilton) FREE

  • Main Stage: 5:45pm Leash (Pearl Jam Tribute), 
  • Access Stage: 5:30pm The Commune, 6:30pm Brother Elsey
6pm: Mike Balonjan @ Limani at Fifty (Stoney Creek) $16 per vehicle/$15 refund if you spend over $50 at restaurant (Weekly)

6pm: Brad Hailz @ Slye Fox (Burlington)


6-9pm: Open Mic @ Crystal Chandelier (Crystal Beach) (Weekly)

6-10pm: Ricardo Barboza Duo @ Brasa (Niagara Falls)


6-9pm: Lucas Stagg @ Aging Oak (Cambridge) (Weekly)


6:30-8:30pm: Music on the Waterfront with Rising Hedons @ Pier 8 (Hamilton)  FREE but donations accepted


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7pm: Daryl Gray @ Powerhouse (Stoney Creek)

  • Main Stage: 7pm Born in the Eighties

7-10pm: Josh Coulter @ Judge & Jester (Grimsby) (Weekly)

7-10pm: Blake Halladay @ Teddy's (Grimsby)

7-10pm: In the Soil Arts Festival (St. Catharines) 
  • Montebello Park, Pavilion: 7pm: Welcome, 8pm Soft Animals 9pm The Uplifters + Charles Spearin 

7-9pm: PAUL GIGLIOTTI @ Doc Magilligan's (Niagara Falls)


7-10pm: Stan Chang @ Manhattans (Guelph)

7-10pm: Open Stage -Mic Up @ Silvercreek's (Guelph) (Weekly)

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7:30-10:30pm: Moonlight Co @ Irish Harp (Niagara-on-the-Lake) 


  • Main Stage: 8:20pm The Northern Pikes, 9:45pm Strange Advance
  • Access Stage: 7:45pm Classic Albums Live - U2's The Joshua Tree, 9:15pm Trooper



8-11pm: Kim Foo Band @ BLK Swan, Brant St (Burlington)



8-11pm: Open Mic Night + Jam @ Temple Bar (Oakville) (Weekly)

8pm-12am: James Blonde @ Spyce Lounge (Niagara Falls) 




8pm: Dan Walsh @ Hammer Hogs BBQ (Caledonia)

8:30pm: BJ Frid @ Slye Fox (Binbrook)


9-11pm: Open Mic with Anthony Vaughn @ King George (Hamilton) (Weekly)

9-1pm: Open Jam with Greg Gingerich @ Manny's Place (Brantford) (Weekly)


Monday, June 10, 2024

Winners of the 2024 City of Hamilton Arts Awards

Hamilton's wonderful artistic community was on display on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at the Westinghouse HQ. This was the site of the 2024 City of Hamilton Arts Arts Awards.

Below is the compete winners.

Arts Champions

Creator

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Portugal Day Videos by Victor Morgado, Grenville Pinto & Tony Camara, Trovante


Please join us in celebrating our founder/blogger Lou's ethnic background!

Victor Morgado is a Niagara area musician of Portuguese descent.



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Grenville Pinto is a Hamilton born musician of Portuguese descent. Tony Camara is a Toronto musician of Portuguese descent.



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Trovante were a popular 70's-80's Portuguese band



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Thursday, June 6, 2024

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Winners of the 2024 Country Music Association of Ontario Awards


A number of local acts took home some hardware at the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards ceremony held in Mississauga on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Here's a complete list of winners


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Monday, June 3, 2024

Winners of the 2024 Bernice Adams Legacy Awards


Cambridge, ON celebrated their arts & culture on May 23, 2024 during the Bernice Adams Legacy Awards Night. Named for the City Councillor Bernice Adams, who assed away in 1980, the event featured a mix of winners from the artistic community.

Here's a complete list of winners:

CONGRATS EVERYONE!

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Sunday, June 2, 2024

Jimmy Rogers' 100th Birthday - Covers by Jack de Keyzer + Suzie Vinnick


Today (June 3, 2024) would have been American Blues legend Jimmy Rogers' 100th birthday.

Biographic Highlights (From Wikipedia)

  • Born James Arthur Lane in New Ruleville, Mississippi (June 3, 1924)
  • Recorded as a harmonica player and singer for the Harlem record label (1946)
  • Joined the Muddy Waters band (1947)
  • Recorded That's Alright as a solo performer on Chess Records (1950)
  • Worked briefly with Howling Wolf (1960's)
  • First album (compilation of Chess recordings): Chicago Bound (1970)
  • Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame (1995)
  • Passed away on December 19, 1997
Below are a few local musicians covering Jimmy's songs.




A video from the man himself:



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From their website: Neighbour to Neighbour works to improve the quality of life in our community by offering access to tutoring programs for children, community kitchen programs, utility subsidy programs, family counselling, emergency food access and a host of other interventions. Neighbour to Neighbour is empowering people with the tools and ideas that will help change their lives.

They also have an amazing used book store.

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.