Shooter Jenning and Kelly Prescott @ Mills Harware (Hamilton)

Shooter Jenning and Kelly Prescott @ Mills Harware (Hamilton)
Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Weekend Picks (April 28-30, 2017)

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Saturday, April 29

7:30pm: 9 to 5: The Musical @ River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall) (Guelph) $29


8pm; Corin Raymond w Treasa Levasseur and Brian Kobayakawa @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15

8pm; The Birth of Rock N Roll: A Full Concert Experience @ Theatre Ancaster $?

8pm: Up Close and Personal w Enrico Galante @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts (Studio Theatre) $40

8pm: Refugee Fundraiser ft Live Music and Silent Auction @ St. John’s United Church (Georgetown) $20

8pm: Southern Fried (Southern Rock Tribute) @ Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls) $22.25

8pm: My Misshapen Ear @ Silence (Guelph) $10/PWYC

8pm: Andy Hughes CD Release/Ian Reid @ Heritage Hall (Guelph) $20

8pm: Karen MacLeod and Friends: Folk Baroque @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $20 adv/$25 door

8pm: Scotty James CD Release w Kansas Stone @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $10/$15 w CD/$22 VIP

8:30pm: Trickbag @ Buddy's Roadhouse (Hamilton)

8:30pm: On Topic Trio @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $16/$8 under 30

9pm: A Benefit for the Sonny Vincent Family @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $8

9pm: M2S @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

Sunday, April 30

International Jazz Day

10:30am-4pm: Cambridge Record Show @ Holiday Inn $4

11am-10pm: In The Soil Arts Festival @ St. Catharines $40 weekend pass

1:30pm: 9 to 5: The Musical @ River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall) (Guelph) $29 (FINAL SHOW)


2pm: Fundraiser w Spencer Mackenzie @ Delta United Church (Hamilton) $20

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

2pm: Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash Tribute) ft Bill Caley @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $25/$20 seniors

3pm: The Music of Etta James @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $25 adv

4:30-5pm! Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Dana Swarbrick and Geoff Hudson, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton) or stream anytime on cable14now.com (Rogers, Cogeco and Shaw customers only)

4:30pm: Steve Sinnicks @ Cat N Fiddle (Hamilton)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CONGRATS! 2017 Canadian Music Week Award Winners


Awards have always been a big part of Canadian Music Week.  This year, there were four exciting ceremonies honouring this country's amazing music industry. The Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards had a few local winners as well.

Roots Rockers, the Strumbellas were big winners with 5 awards for the week.

Live Music Industry Awards

Previous  (Videos: Mark Wilson, Rachel Heart, Bad Reed, Diesel Dog) - - - Next (News Roundup: Shari and Jonny, Harlow, Mark Crissinger, Awards)

'Cultivate Music' YouTube Channel Packed With Amazing Videos (Mark Wilson, Rachel Heart, Bad Reed, Diesel Dog)


There are many wonderful local YouTube channels out there where you can hear music from many talented area acts (including our own).  In fact, we have a section of them in our Sites of Interest page.  Today, we're showcasing an amazing page featuring acts from the Brantford/Norfolk areas called Cultivate Music. Check out some samples below.



Links: More Mark Wilson Stories, Click here if you can't see the video above



Links: Rachel HeartMore Rachel Heart StoriesClick here if you can't see the video above



Links: Bad Reed, More Bad Reed StoriesClick here if you can't see the video above



Links: Diesel Dog, Click here if you can't see the video above

Previous (Videos: Deeps, Riddim Riders, Shari + Jonny & Justin, Pistolettes, Matty Simpson) - - - Next (Canadian Music Week Award Winners)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Thursdays at the Cat N Fiddle in Hamilton! Deeps, Riddim Riders, Shari and Jonny +Justin, Pistolettes, Matty Simpson


Hamilton's Cat N Fiddle Pub boasts amazing music every single day! On Thursdays at 10pm, the pub has a regular, rotating roster of incredible acts.

Check 'em out below!

Every 1st Thursday: Deeps and Friends



Links: More Deeps StoriesVideo above courtesy of Barber Shop Podcast

Every 2nd Thursday: Riddim Riders (Unplugged)



Links: More Riddim Riders StoriesVideo above courtesy of MiscellaneousFish

Every 3rd Thursday: Shari Dunn, Jonny Kerr and Justin Dunlop



Links: More Shari and Jonny StoriesMore Justin Dunlop StoriesVideo above courtesy of shariandjonny's channel




Links: More Ginger St. James Stories, More May Simon Stories. More Justine Fischer StoriesVideo above courtesy of BOYDWILSONFILMS

When there are 5 Thursdays, the fourth is Matty Simpson



Links: More Matty Simpson StoriesVideo above courtesy of Rob Wazny


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Weekday Picks (April 24-27, 2017)

From their website: Hamilton Food Share‘s purpose is to increase our community's capacity to reduce hunger. We do this by supplying much needed food supplies and short-term storage to food banks and hot meal programs. Additionally, our organization establishes community partnerships, donor relations and fundraising activities that support our food recovery operation.

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.


Thursday, April 27

3-3:30am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Dana Swarbrick and Geoff Hudson, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton) or stream anytime on cable14now.com (Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw customers only)

7-7:30am: Episode of Ensemble! TV Show ft Dana Swarbrick and Geoff Hudson, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton) or stream anytime on cable14now.com (Rogers, Cogeco, Shaw customers only)

7pm: Keith and Kristyn Getty @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $40+

7pm: Annette Haas @ Turtle Jack's (Milton)

7:30pm: 9 to 5: The Musical @ River Run Centre (Co-operators Hall) (Guelph) $29 (DEBUT SHOW)

7:30pm: Deadboys 40th Anniversary Tour w Guests @ Starlight (Waterloo) $25 adv


8pm: Shooter Jennings/Kelly Prescott @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $29.95



8pm: HellBent Rockers. Be Bop Deville and DJ Lucky Pete @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $?

8pm: Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra ft Sophia Perlman: A Tribute to ELLA Fitzgerald in celebration of her 100th birthday @ Park St Gasworks (Hamilton) $35/$25 students

8pm: Classic Albums Live: Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced? @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $35+

8pm: Barbarosa/Krief @ Warehouse Concert Hall (St. Catharines) $12

9pm: David Olney and Brock Zeman @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15


Previous (More Marz Garage Video Episodes: Dave Pomfret, Nicole Christian, HPO String Trio, Greg Moverley) - - - Next (Videos: Deeps, Riddim Riders, Shari + Jonny & Justin, Pistolettes, Matty Simpson)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

More Marz Garage Episodes (Dave Pomfret, Nicole Christian, HPO String Trio, Greg Moverley)


Recently, local company Marz Homes started up the second season of their YouTube music video series, Marz Garage.  This is an amazing showcase for Hamilton artists.

Here are a few of these wonderful episodes.



Links: Dave PomfretMore Dave Pomfret StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes



Links: Nicole ChristianMore Nicole Christian StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes



Links: HPO, More HPO StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes



Links: Greg MoverleyMore Greg Moverley StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marz Homes

Blast from the Past: Season 1 Videos

Links: Marz Garage, More Marz Garage Stories

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Support Local Charities

From their website: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington is a non-profit social enterprise in Ontario, Canada, dedicated to inspiring sustainability leadership in our business organizations for a healthier environment and thriving, prosperous communities.

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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Sunday, April 16, 2017

CONGRATS! 2017 Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice Award Winners


The readers of Hamilton Community News have voted and chosen the winners for their 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.  As always, a number of local musicians were recognized for their talent.

Here are the winners from the music-related categories.

Live Entertainment
We'd also like to make a special shout out to our blogger's workplace, St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Centres who earned gold in the Adult Education category 

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

GOOD LUCK! Local Country Music Association of Ontario Award Nominees


There are many repeat local nominees at 2017's Country Music Association of Ontario Awards.  Artists from across the province will be on hand June 11th at Centennial Hall in London and hopefully, many of our area artists will be bringing home some hardware.

Hamilton country station KX 94.7 FM is once again up for Radio Station (Major Market) of the Year.

Just like last year, Burlington musicians are nominated in a few categories. Tebey (Male Artist of the Year and Fan's Choice) and Tianna Woods (Female Artist of Year). Tianna's Producer Jason Barry (from Waterloo) was nominated as Record Producer of the Year for his work with her and other bands as well.



Links: TebeyMore Tebey StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tebey



Links: Tianna WoodsMore Tianna Woods StoriesVideo above courtesy of Tianna Woods

Down St. Catherines way, Tim Hicks  was given the nod in four categories (Album of the Year, Male Artistm of the Year, Fan's Choice and Songwriter of the Year) and Marshall Dane  is also up for Male Artist of the Year)



Links: Marshall DaneMore Marshall Dane StoriesVideo above courtesy of Marshall Dane

Other local nominees include The Western Swing Authority from Waterloo (Roots Artist or Group and Woodstock's Country 104 FM (Radio Station - Major Market).

GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY!

Here's the complete list of nominees

Album
Songwriter(s)
Female Artist
Male Artist
Group or Duo
Music Video
Industry Person
Radio Station (Medium Market)
Radio Station (Small Market)
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners


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Friday, April 14, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

News Roundup (The Haunted, Greg Moverley, Passings, Trebleclef)


Trebleclef attended the monthly Open Mic at the Copper Kettle in Waterdown. Gillian Nicola is the talented host of this wonderful event!

Treble hangs with the host, Gillian Nicola
Click here for more pictures of the event

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He then returned to the Purple Heather in Burlington to have fun with the James Anthony Band and their special guest Rick Taylor.

Treble with amazing Bluesman Rick Taylor
Click here for more pictures of the event

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Our little monkey also saw his very first Fred Eaglesmith Show starring Tif Ginn at the Studio in Hamilton.  He had a blast!

Treble with the legendary Fred Eaglesmith
Click here for more pictures of the event