Monday, October 23, 2017

CONGRATS! Fort Erie's DJ Shub Earns Native American Music Award + 2 More Canadian Winners

Fort Erie's DJ Shub took home the Best Music Video (for Indomitable a song he performed with the Northern Cree Singers) at the 17th annual Native American Music Awards. The fabulous ceremony was held on Saturday, October 14th at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York

Links: DJ ShubMore DJ Shub StoriesVideo above courtesy of DJ Shub

Two more Canadians earned awards that night: BC Country artist, Kelly Derrickson (Best Female Artist) and Alberta group Northern Cree (Best Pow Wow Recording)

Links: Kelly Derrickson, More Kelly Derrickson StoriesVideo above courtesy of  Kelly Derrickson

Links: Northern Cree, More Northern Cree Stories, Video above courtesy of Northern Cree


Here's a complete list of winners. Canadians are bolded:

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Weekday Picks (October 23-26, 2017)

Monday, October 23

6:30pm: Legends of Soul (Tribute Show) @ Carmen's (Hamilton) $55 incl lunch

7pm: Dallas Smith w Cadillac Three + Lauren Alaina @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $49+

7pm: Hamilton Sings! Community Choir @ Delta United Church (Hamilton) $120 for six Tuesdays

7pm: Long Time Running (Tragically Hip Documentary Screening) @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Film House)(St. Catharines) $9/$7 member + 13 and under

8pm: Hamilton Folk Club (Open Stage) @ Pheasant Plucker $4 (LAST ONE WITH AL LINDSAY AS ORGANIZER - May be final if no one takes over)

8-11pm: Steel City Jazz Festival (Hamilton)

8:30-9pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Ian Andrews + Jay Pollmann, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

Wednesday, October 25

1-1:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Caroline Wiles + Bob Doidge, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

8pm: Music City Ladies Play the Blues II w Ginger St. JamesRobin Benedict + Hailee Rose @ Pub Fiction (Ancaster) $25 adv

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

9pm: Petunia w Minimalist Jug Band @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Thursday, October 26

11:30am-12pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Caroline Wiles + Bob Doidge, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

2pm: In The Mood: The Music of Glenn Miller @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $43

7pm: A Conversation w Jowi Taylor: Six String Nation @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (Willson Auditorium) $20

7:30pm: Lisa Simone @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $52

8-11pm: Steel City Jazz Festival (Hamilton)

8pm: Chris Hale and Ed Hanley @ Silence (Guelph) $10/PWYC

8pm: Classic Albums LiveCCR Chronicles @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $39.50+

8pm: Elliott Brood @ Starlight (Waterloo) $20

8pm: Rural Alberta Advantage + Yukon Blonde @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $25

8:30pm: Howard Jones @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort $30+

9pm: Shjaane Glover + Helena Deakin @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $?

9:30pm: Jonah's Onelinedrawing + Guests @ Casbah (Hamilton) $12

Please Support Local Charities

The Oakville and Milton SPCA provides services and support to local animals and residents by engaging the diverse communities they serve. HBL is placing this in honour of Paul C Young.

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.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Dizzy Gillespie's 100th Birthday

Pic courtesy of
Saturday, October 21, 2017 would have been Jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie's 100th bithday.

Here are a few video to celebrate the birthday of this musical icon!

Links: Louis Armstrong, More Louis Armstrong Stories, Video above courtesy of mytox

Video above courtesy of Erik Boyd

Video above courtesy of Louis Rodrigues

Links: Muppets, More Muppets Stories, Video above courtesy of scandura2007

Links: Dizzy Gillespie, More 100th Birthday Celebrations

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Friday, October 20, 2017

News Roundup (Gord Downie, Trout Lily, Bat Out of Hell Musical)

Click here for more pics from the event

Lou's mini-review:

Whether you're a fan of the album or not, you'll love the show. It has amazing music, powerful singers and  an interesting sci-fi type story different from the classic recordings. It was a joy to experience.

Links: Bat Out of Hell - The Musical, Video above courtesy of Bat Out of Hell - The Musical

Thursday, October 19, 2017