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Friday, March 16, 2018

News Roundup (Avery Raquel, Iskwe, Brennagh Burns w Dave Pomfret, Acoustic Music Awards)


    International Acoustic Music Award WinnersCanadians are bolded
    First Light
    Best Group/Duo
    Best Male Artist
    Best Female Artist

    Adventure of Trebleclef, the Music-Loving Monkey

    Trebleclef wanted to support Locke Street so he visited many locations in the community.

    He attended the #LoveLockeStreet fundraiser at the Rock on Locke. The next day, he did the Walk on Locke and visited all the amazing shops. He also popped in to visit our wonderful sponsor Judy Marsales Real Estate.

    Photo albums:

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    St. Patrick's Day Weekend Picks (March 16-18, 2018)

    Saturday, March 17

    St. Patrick's Day

    3-3:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jitterbug James (The Vaudevillian) and Famous Framus, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    2pm: Steve Sinnicks + Randall Hill @ Cat N Fiddle (Hamilton)

    2:30pm: Mighty Duck Blues Band w Johnny Max @ The Bar Upstairs (St. Catharines)

    7:30pm: HPO - Beethoven + James Ehnes @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $11+

    7:30pm: A Feast of Harps @ Registry Theatre (Kitchener) $20

    8pm: McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles: Songs and Stories @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15

    8pm: St. Paddys w the Fatties (Fat Cats) @ Casbah (Hamilton) $15

    8pm: Torch CD Release Party + Yellow Elevator @ Spice Factory (Hamilton) $10 door

    8pm: St. Paddy's bash w Killin Time Band + Guests (Brad's B-Day) @ Boston Manor (Burlington)

    8pm: Legends of Motown @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $48+

    8pm: Avi Granite: 6 @ Silence (Guelph) $10

    8pm: St. Patrick's Day w Mudmen @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $20

    8:30pm: Chantal Chamberland @ Mattson and Co (Hamilton)

    8:30pm: Kite Trio (Montreal) @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $16/$8 under 30

    9pm: St. Patrick's Day w BA Johnston @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $?

    9pm: Classy Wrecks + Stork and the Baby Makers @ Brew Cafe (Hamilton) $10

    9pm: #ArtsParty w Matt Paxton and DJ Rose @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $15 adv/$20 door

    9pm: Nearly Dead @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $10

    9pm: Benjamin Dakota Rogers Trio @ Busholme Inn (Erin) $?

    9pm: Jam w Angela Siracusa + Friends w feature set by Mike Lynch @ Olee's (St. Catharines) FREE

    9pm: Scantily Plaid @ Brantford Casino

    9:30pm: Niagara Rhythm Section w Serena Pryne + Nick Lesyk @ Old Winery (Niagara on the Lake)

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    GOOD LUCK! Hamilton's Paul Langille Nominated for 2018 Jack Richardson Music Award

    Former Hamiltonian, Paul Langille is up for a Jack Richardson London Music Award.  His duo Langille-Lockwood was nominated in the Blues category. Hopefully he'll bring home the award at the ceremony on April 15, 2018.

    Links: Paul Langille, More Paul Langille StoriesTom LockwoodMore Tom Lockwood StoriesVideo above courtesy of Spur of the Moment Media


    Below is a complete list of nominees

    Jazz Vocal (Solo or Group)
    Classical Instrumental (Group)
    Classical Instrumental (Solo)
    Classical Vocal (Choir/Group)
    Classical Vocal (Solo)
    • Josie London
    • Rena and Dave O’Halloran
    • Chris Campbell
    • Jim McCormick
    • John Rowlands
    • Tommy Alcatraz
    Hip Hop
    Club DJ
    Blast from the Past: 2016 Winners

    Links: Jack Richardson London Music Awards, More JRLMA stories

    Previous (Local International Songwriting Competition Nominees) - - - Next (News Roundup: Avery Raquel, Iskwe, Brennagh Burns w Dave Pomfret, Acoustic Music Awards)

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    GOOD LUCK! Local Finalists in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. Vote! Deadline is April 3

    Soon, a number of local artists will be judged by Tom Waits, Perry Ferrell (Jane's Addiction), Lorde, Ziggy MarleyTommy Chong, Walter Trout, Booker T Jones and more in the 2017 International Songwriting Competition. They'll choose the top three in each genre category.

    There's also People's Voice award in almost every category that's voted on by the public so here's your change to help out some area artists. Deadline is April 3, 2018.

    Local nominees include:
    There were also a number of talented area semi-finalists who didn't get to move on to the next round:
    Below is a full list of all the Canadian nominees (local musicians are bolded). Click here for  complete list. Click the category to vote.

    Love Song
    No public voting
    Screen Shot (Music for TV/Movies/etc) 
    No public voting

    Sunday, March 11, 2018

    Please Support Local Charities

    From their website: The AIDS Network is a registered charitable organization, and offers services to the 1.5 million people living in the communities of Hamilton, Halton, Haldimand, Norfolk and Brant.  Since 1986, The AIDS Network has been the primary voice for HIV/AIDS prevention, education and support.

    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.

    Previous (International Bagpipe Day Videos) - - - Next (Local International Songwriting Competition Nominees)

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    News Roundup (Teatro Reissue, Tim Bovaconti, Myles Goodwyn w Jack de Keyzer, Folk Awards )



    International Folk Music Award Winners (incl Canadians)

      Wednesday, March 7, 2018

      CONGRATS! Waterloo's JoJo Worthington Earns Silver at Global Music Awards + Canadian Winners

      For the second year in a row, Waterloo's JoJo Worthington earned a silver medal at the The Global Music Awards. This time, it was for her song The River (originally done with her band Komorebi)

      Links: KomorebiJoJo WorthingtonMore JoJo Worthington StoriesSong above courtesy of Komorebi

      Below is a list of the Canadian winners. Click here for the full list.

      Blast from the Past: Dec 2017's Winners

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      Tuesday, March 6, 2018

      GOOD LUCK! Local Artists on Top 100 Searchlight List! VOTE!

      CBC's Annual Searchlight competition recently whittled down the thousands of entries to pick the top 100 (50 that are chosen by public vote and the other half judged by CBC Music). Local communities have a few area musicians on the list.

      The top 10 will be chosen by March 8, 2018 and the winner will be announced on March 19, 2018. Click here to vote for the top ten.

      Below is a list of local nominees. Click here for the complete list.

      Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winner

      Previous (Burlington Post Readers Choice Award Winners) - - - Next (JoJo Worthington Earn Silver in Global Music Awards)

      Saturday, March 3, 2018

      Please Support Local Charities

      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.

      Vote for Your Favourite Local Entertainers in the Hamilton Community News Readers' Choice Awards! Deadline Mar 11

      It's time to get out and vote for the 2018 Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice Awards.  Deadline to get your vote out is Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 11:59pm.

      There are two main categories of interest to our music-loving readers: Live Entertainment and Professional Entertainers.

      Here's the full list of nominees from both categories.

      Live Entertainment

      Since you'll be voting, we'd like to ask you to please vote for our sponsors as well. Please click the category below to vote.
      Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

      Links: Hamilton Community News Reader's Choice AwardsMore HCN Awards Stories

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