The Smoke Wagon Blues Band & Trickbag - Together @ the Corktown

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band & Trickbag - Together @ the Corktown
Saturday, April 22 @ 3pm! Click pic find out how to win tix!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

David Celia and His Chums @ Staircase Cafe (October 27, 2010) Part 1

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Left to right: Joan Besen (Prairie Oyster) piano, David Celia (vocals, guitar), Tim Jackson (bass), Cleave Anderson (Blue Rodeo) (drums)









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Friday, October 29, 2010

Hamilton Music Award Nominations Unveiled


Our local talented musicians will be celebrated on Sunday November 21. The 2010 Hamilton Music Awards will be handed out then at the McIntyre Theatre in Mohawk College.

Below is a partial list of the nominees. Good Luck everyone:

Female Artist of the Year
Sarah Harmer- Oh Little Fire
Kim Koren - Raven Heart
Diana Panton - Pink
Kori Pop - From The Outskirts
Mary Simon - No More Maybes
Ginger St. James and the Grinders - Spank, Sparkle & Growl

Male Artist of the Year
Jack de Keyzer - The Corktown Sessions
Luke Doucet - Steel City Trawler
Harrison Kennedy - One Dog Barking
Jacob Moon - Maybe Sunshine
Dave Rave - Live With What You Know
Wax Mannequin - Saxon

Local Group of the Year by the People’s Choice

New Artist/Group of the Year
Shelley Adams - The Coach House
Canadian Winter - The Bundle Up
Harlan Pepper- Young And Old
Huron - Huron
Sandman Viper Command - Everybody See This

Folk/Roots Recording of the Year
Fred Eaglesmith - Cha Cha Cha
The Caretakers - Unfinished Thoughts
Harlan Pepper - Young And Old
Pe-Ro - Old As An Ocean
The Vanishers - The Biggest Hand

Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year
Celtic Waves – My Heart Is In Cape Breton
Carter Lancaster - Case Closed
Scantily Plaid - This One's For You

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Industry Lifetime Achievement Award – Bob Payne

Rock Recording of the Year
Christopher Clause - Round
Killin’ Time Band - Three Day Weekend
Live How You Live - Don't Stop Continue
Dave Rave - Live With What You Know
The Reason - Fools

Blues Recording of the Year
Rita Chiarelli - Sweet Paradise
Jack de Keyzer - The Corktown Sessions
Joel Johnson - Blues Joose, Vol. 1
Harrison Kennedy - One Dog Barking
Steve Strongman - Live At The Barn

Alt/Country Recording of the Year
Shelley Adams - The Coach House
Barry Mac - Figment Of My Mind
Kim Koren - Raven Heart
Ginger St. James and the Grinders - Spank, Sparkle & Growl
Stumbleweed - Seven Favourites


ArcelorMittal Dofasco Music Lifetime Achievement Award (Posthumous) – Gene Lees

Country Recording of the Year
The Phil Botting Band – Weekend Train
Dry County - Cowboy Up
Rob Kirkham and Neon Rain - Seven Year Itch
Tia McGraff - Diversity

Female Adult Alternative Recording of the Year
Julie Fader - Outside In
Sarah Harmer - Oh Little Fire
Open Mind - Over Oceans
Kori Pop - From The Outskirts
Mary Simon - No More Maybes

Male Adult Alternative Recording of the Year
Luke Doucet – Steel City Trawler
Roman Klun - Kingsway
Fred Magie - Window To The World
Jacob Moon - Maybe Sunshine
Chris White - No Other Way

Religious Recording of the Year
The Lyra Transmission - The Lyra Transmission
Mercy Train – Mercy Train
Naomi Striemer – Entertaining The World
Peter Tigchelaar - Gracious Window

ArcelorMittal Dofasco Artist Lifetime Achievement Award – Skip Prokop


Songwriter of the Year
Luke Doucet - Steel City Trawler
Sarah Harmer - Oh Little Fire
BA Johnston - Thank You For Being A Friend
Kim Koren - Raven Heart
Harlan Pepper - Young And Old

Female Vocalist of the Year
Diana Panton - Pink
Ruth Sutherland (Scantily Plaid) - This One’s For You
Shelley Adams - The Coach House
Ginger St. James and the Grinders - Spank, Sparkle & Growl
Sarah Harmer - Oh Little Fire

Male Vocalist of the Year
Luke Doucet - Steel City Trawler
Harrison Kennedy - One Dog Barking
Jacob Moon - Maybe Sunshine
Steve Strongman - Live At The Barn
Adam White (The Reason) - Fools

Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
Greg Brisco
Adrean Farrugia
Carl Horton
Amy King
Jesse O’Brien

Special Instrumentalist of the Year
Bob Doidge
Astrid Hepner
Carter Lancaster
Sal Rosselli
Ruth Sutherland

Guitarist of the Year
Colin Cripps
Aron D’alesio
Jack de Keyser
Bill Dillon
Luke Doucet
Aaron Goldstein
Steve Strongman

Drummer of the Year
Ray Farrugia
Jackson Hudecki
Dave King
Danny Lockwood
Tone Valcic

Bassist of the Year
Colin Lapsley
Mark McIntyre
Michael Pratt
Tyrone Ramsay
John Smith

Canadian Recording of the Year by People’s Choice

Record of the Year
Caribou - Swim
Luke Doucet - Steel City Trawler
Sarah Harmer - Oh Little Fire
The Reason - Fools
Young Rival - Young Rival

Alternative/Indie Recording of the Year
Cowlick - Wires
Huron - Huron
The Rest - Everyone All At Once
Wax Mannequin - Saxon
Young Rival - Young Rival

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Monday, October 25, 2010

New City and the Sea EP (Free Download): Leave the Light On

Local rockers, City and the Sea (formerly the Mississippi Kings) are offering their latest EP, Leave a Light On as a free MP3 download.

The four-track collection features some rockin', soulful jams.

Fool's Union kicks things off with a high-energy, catchy Black Crowes vibe.

Hundred funks things up with some great horn-work.

The beautiful title track slows things down a little.

Lastly, Gimmie Back My Soul finishes the listener off with a mix of catchy rock and soul.

Click here to get your FREE download. Physical CD's will be available shortly.

Links: City and the Sea Site - Other City and the Sea Stories

Below are a few videos featuring songs from the EP.



Friday, October 22, 2010

2010 View Magazine Readers Choice Award Winners

View Magazine recently released the results of their Readers Choice Awards.

Here are the music-related highlights:

Free Event
GOLD Festival of Friends
SILVER It’s Your Festival

Local Festival
GOLD Festival of Friends
SILVER It’s Your Festival
SILVER Burlington Ribfest

Local Radio Station
GOLD Y108
SILVER CFMU
SILVER K-LITE

Local Radio Personality
GOLD Mike Wyman @ K-LITE
SILVER Ric Taylor

Local Show Promoter
GOLD Lou Molinaro
SILVER Brodie Schwendiman
SILVER Ken Inouye

Local Independent Record Label
GOLD Sonic Unyon
SILVER Hidden Pony Records

Local Band
GOLD Arkells
SILVER San Sebastian
SILVER Young Rival

Local Band Website
GOLD Arkells
SILVER Young Rival

Local Album Artwork
GOLD Arkells
SILVER Harlan Pepper

Coolest Instrument to Play
GOLD Drums
SILVER Guitar/Bass Guitar

Local Recording Producer
GOLD Bob Doidge

Local Female Artist
GOLD Melissa McClelland
SILVER Ginger St.James
SILVER Andrea Lake

Local Male Artist
GOLD Tom Wilson
SILVER Steve Strongman
SILVER Luke Doucet

Local Cover Band
GOLD Practically Hip
SILVER Freedom Train
SILVER Upfront

Local Band Most Likely to Make it Big
GOLD Harlan Pepper
SILVER San Sebastian
SILVER Young Rival

Local Band Name
GOLD Cadillac Bill & The Creeping Bent
SILVER Travelling Beer Bellies

Live Venue
GOLD This Ain’t Hollywood
SILVER Corktown
SILVER Casbah Lounge

Open Stage
GOLD Casbah Lounge

Jazz & Blues Venue
GOLD Augusta House
SILVER Corktown

Jam Hall
GOLD The Pearl Company
SILVER Happy Hourz

Country Bar
GOLD Dirty Dogs

Store to Buy New Music
GOLD HMV
SILVER Cheapies

Store to Buy Old Music
GOLD Dr. Disc
SILVER Cheapies

Local Web Page
GOLD Supercrawl.ca

Sexiest Hamiltonian
GOLD Sara Green

Click here for the rest of the winners.

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Noel Pascoe@DNV (October 19, 2010)

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

James Anthony and Friends @ DNV Jam (October 19, 2010)

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James Anthony (guitar on first 5 tracks, vocals on Every Day I Have the Blues, Use Me, Who's Been Talking), Les Smith (Trickbag)(harmonica on last 3 songs, vocals on Got My Mojo Working, Crosscut Saw), Paul Panchezak (Trickbag)(drums on Crosscut Saw), Backbeat Brian (vocals and harmonica on Crosscut Saw), Larry Fuedo (Trickbag)(guitar on Crosscut Saw). More personnel info to come.













Links: James Anthony - More James Anthony Stories -Trickbag - More Trickbag Stories

Monday, October 18, 2010

New Harlan Pepper CD: Young and Old

A while back, the great local band Harlan Pepper released their new CD, Young and Old. It's definitely an apt title as the sound on the disc mixes modern alt-rock with old fashioned folk/roots.

From country (Great Lakes, Sweet Lucy, Royal Variety), blues (No, Reefer) and even alt-rock (Little Miss Sunshine, Yeah) the gang blend genres with amazing skill. Where else can you hear psychedelic organ and banjo pickin' at the same time?

This band of young men will hopefully be making their unique music for a while.

The album is available at their shows, online though Maple Music, at Dakota Mae in the Westdale Village.

Links: Harlan Pepper Site - More Harlan Pepper Stories

Below are a few recent live performances of the songs from the CD.





Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Acoustics @ Roots N Rails Festival (October 9, 2010)


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Links: Acoustics Site - More Acoustics Stories

More from the Roots and Rails Festival:
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paperboys/Deacons Reunion@Plough and Harrow, Part 2 (October 2, 2010)

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Rick Prinsthal (guitar-left, vocals), Dan Thorpe (guitar), Ken Brawn (drums, vocals on Little Red Rooster), Cameron Hoffman (Drums on Little Red Rooster), DJ Crossley (bass), Randy Hoffman (harmonica) on It's All Over Now and Little Red Rooster)













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Links: Deacons web site

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paperboys/Deacons Reunion@Plough and Harrow, Part 1 (October 2, 2010)

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Rick Prinsthal (guitar-left, vocals), Dan Thorpe (guitar), Cameron Hoffman (drums, vocals on We Gotta Get Out of this Place & Rebel Rebel, DJ Crossley (bass), Ken Brawn (drums on We Gotta Get Out of this Place & Rebel Rebel)



More Eddie Cochran covers/stories











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Links: Deacons web site