Thursday, November 23, 2017

Weekend Picks (November 24-26, 2017)

Friday, November 24

1:30-2pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jitterbug James (Vaudevillian) + Famous Framus, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

12pm: Guitar Hamilton @ Hamilton Central Public Library (Hamilton Room)

6:30pm: Southern Supper w Jerome Godboo + Eric Schenkman @ Mississippi Queen Foods (Hamilton) $45 incl dinner

7pm: Fundraiser: Jazz Big Band Party w Jimmy Stahl Band ft Ron Dewberry + Genevieve Renée-Bisson @ Niagara-On-The-Lake Community Centre $45/$300 table

7:30-Close: International Pop Overthrow Toronto/Hamilton @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

7:30pm:  Sweet Baby James: James Taylor Tribute Show ft Neil Donell + His 8 piece All-Star Band @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Partridge Hall) (St. Catharines) $32.50+

8:30pm: SoulHouse Live ft DNA Project w Guest Vocalists Hosted by Carlos Morgan @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $15 adv/$22 door

8:30pm: Lily Frost @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $20/$10 under 30

9pm: Pale Drone + Guests @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10

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

9pm: Monterey Pop (Documentary Screening) @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Film House)(St. Catharines) $9/$7 member + 13 and under

9pm: Cécile Doo-Kingué @ Cornerstone (Guelph) PWYC/$10 suggested

9pm: Goodnight Sunrise + Guests @ DSTRCT (Guelph) $10

Saturday, November 25

2-2:30am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Jitterbug James (Vaudevillian) + Famous Framus, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

6:30-7am: Ensemble! TV Show ft Dwayne LaForme + Joshua Arden Miller, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

10am-5pm: Christmas Shopping Day ft Big Johnny Blue and Strange Cargo (12-4pm) @ Ottawa Street (Hamilton)

10am: Spleit Strings Studio @ Sherwood Library (Hamilton)

6:30pm: World Accord local artist showcase for "Sisters for Education in Honduras" @ Starlight (Waterloo) $20

7pm: Harbourtown Sound Christmas @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $35/$30 seniors/$20 students

7pm:  Nick Maclean Quartet CD Release @ Manhattans (Guelph) PWYC/$5 CDs (tonight only)

7:30pm-Close: International Pop Overthrow Toronto/Hamilton @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

8pm: Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $15

8pm: Freewheelin' ConcertsLynn Miles w Keith Glass (Prairie Oyster) @ Carnegie Gallery (Dundas) $24 adv/$25 door

8pm: Elton Rohn (Tribute) @ Seneca Queen Theatre (Niagara Falls) $?

8pm: Strings and Noise @ Silence (Guelph) $15 door

8pm: Busted Flat Records 15th Anniversary Show @ Rhapsody Barrel Bar (Kitchener) FREE

8pm: Big Sugar @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $30

8pm: Take It Easy: The Story of the Eagles @ Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover) $?

8:30pm: Trevor Giancola Trio @ Jazz Room (Waterloo) $16/$8 under 30

9pm: Mayor McCa ReunionBird City Album Release + Eiyn Sof @ Casbah (Hamilton) $10

9pm: Andre Bisson Band @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CONGRATS! Stephen Fearing and Danny Michel Win Canadian Folk Music Awards

Pictures courtesy of the Canadian Folk Music Awards
Former Guelphite Stephen Fearing and Waterloo's Danny Michel took home some hardware at the 10th Annual Canadian Folk Music Awards. Stephen won for Contemporary Singer of the Year and Danny earned two awards: Producer of the Year and The Oliver Schroer Pushing The Boundaries Award.

Links: Stephen FearingMore Stephen Fearing Stories, , Video above courtesy of David Barrs

Links: Danny MichelMore Danny Michael StoriesVideo above courtesy of  Danny Michel

The only other multiple winner was Ken Yates who won in the New/Emerging Artist of the Year and English Songwriter(s) of the Year categories.

Links: Ken Yates, Video above courtesy of Ken Yates


Here's a complete list of winners
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

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    Monday, November 20, 2017

    More Tasty Food and Amazing Music at Mississippi Queen Foods

    If you're looking for some incredible food to go with your fabulous music, you can't go wrong with Mississippi Queen Foods and her famous Southern Supper series.

    Here's what in store for the next little while (prices include food). Click the date for Facebook event page. Click prices to order tickets.

    Wednesday, November 22: Sinners Choir, 6:30pm ($45 - full dinner)/9pm ($25)

    Video above courtesy of 25musical

    Friday, November 24: Jerome Godboo and Eric Schenkman (Spin Doctors), 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Links: Jerome GodbooMore Jerome Godboo StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jerome Godboo

    Thursday, November 30: Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk), 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Links: MonkeyJunk, More MonkeyJunk Stories, Video above courtesy of Kevin Simpson

    Thursday, December 7: Terry Gillespie, 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Video above courtesy of Terry Gillespie

    Wednesday, December 13: Sean Pinchin, 6:30pm $45 incl full dinner

    Links: Sean PinchinMore Sean Pinchin StoriesVideo above courtesy of ivarius75

    Thursday, December 21, Chuck Jackson (Downchild) and Tyler Yarema (Christmas Show), 6:30pm/9pm ($45 - full dinner)

    Links: Chuck JacksonMore Downchild Stories, Tyler Yarema, Video above courtesy of wrs46

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    Sunday, November 19, 2017

    Weekday Picks (November 20-23, 2017)

    Thursday, November 23

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

    1pm: Music's Greatest Icons (Tribute Show) @ Greg Frewin Theatre (Niagara Falls) $20+/Lunch at 12pm available at extra cost

    2-2:30pm: Ensemble! TV Show ft Maggie Hamilton + Song, Hosted by Jamie Tennant @ Cable 14 (Hamilton)

    2pm: John McDermott Christmas w Heather Rankin @ Sanderson Centre (Brantford) $45

    7pm: Jesse Parent w Nick Barkley @ Monigram Coffee Roasters (Cambridge) $10 door

    7:30-Close: International Pop Overthrow Toronto/Hamilton @ This Ain't Hollywood (Hamilton) $10

    7:30pm: DreamSpeak - Ambient Music w Gary Diggins @ Silence (Guelph) $15

    7:30pm: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story @ Centre in the Square (Kitchener) $59.50+

    8pm: Dylan MenzieKen Yates @ Mills Hardware (Hamilton) $12 adv/$15 door

    8pm: Brodie Dakin + Ben Somer @ Staircase Theatre (Hamilton) $5

    8pm: Victim Services Simcoe ft Loose Moralz w Paul Sage + Mary Kovacs @ Bobbie's Bar and Grill (Hamilton)

    8pm: Pip CD Release w Brad Cheeseman + Jadon Haughton @ Artword Artbar (Hamilton) $10/$5

    8pm: Diana Krall @ FirstOntario Concert Hall (Hamilton) $80+

    8pm: UnCovered: Springsteen and Dylan @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre $69.50

    8pm: Steve Strongman @ Moonshine Cafe (Oakville) $15

    8pm: Jeremy Fisher @ Starlight (Waterloo) $20

    8pm: SonReal @ Maxwell's Concerts (Waterloo) $22/$94.71 VIP

    9pm: Matty Simpson @ Cat N Fiddle (Hamilton)

    9pm: The Baudelaires: Mind the Bollocks (Tribute) @ The Boathouse (Kitchener)

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