TAH May 24 – May 29 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /BLESSED CANADIAN TOUR , SEVERED HEADS,TERRORISTA, AARON LEVEY/WILL GILLESPIE + THE TREBELMEN /HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS SPEAKERS SERIES FEAT DALLAS HARM 6:00pm-7:00pm/ HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS SPEAKERS SERIES FEAT JIM SKARRETT 7:00pm-8:00pm/ HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS-Eclectic Groove Showcase/HMA: NOMINEES RECEPTION / SPEAKERS SERIES/HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS – ROOTS/COUNTRY SHOWCASE/ SUNDAY SLAM (3pm) Round #59… $6 cover RADAR HATE, HOODWINKS,BRAINCELL, GRAVEYARD,GATGAS, ISOLATION PARTY/

HMA After-Party 9PM

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Wednesday BLESSED CANADIAN TOUR , SEVERED HEADS,TERRORISTA, AARON LEVEY

 

Thursday WILL GILLESPIE + THE TREBELMEN

 

 

Friday HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS SPEAKERS SERIES FEAT DALLAS HARM 6:00pm-7:00pm

This Ain’t Hollywood

Speaker Series

6:00pm-7:00pm
In The Hot Seat Live – Graham Rockingham and Larry LeBlanc
Interview with Music Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Dallas Harms

Speaker Series: $30 (Fri & Sat). Free to nominees and festival performers

Friday HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS SPEAKERS SERIES FEAT JIM SKARRETT 7:00pm-8:00pm

7:00pm-8:00pm
In The Hot Sea Live – Graham Rockingham and Larry LeBlanc
Interview with Industry Lifetime Achievement Recipent: Jim Skarratt

Friday HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS-Eclectic Groove Showcase

Eclectic Groove Showcase

12:15am-1:00am – Skirt Check

11:30pm-12:00am – Satisfied Customers
10:45pm-11:15pm – Jennifer Budd
10:00pm-10:30pm – Steel City Rovers

Saturday HMA: NOMINEES RECEPTION / SPEAKERS SERIES

This Ain’t Hollywood

Nominees Reception

12:00pm-1:00pm

Speaker Series

1:00pm-3:00pm
The Journalists: Your Most Important Fans Ever!!

featuring, Ben Rayner (Toronto Star) Graham Rockingham (The Hamilton Spectator)
Lou Molinaro (CFMU), Ric Taylor (CFMU)
Kerry Doole (FYI Music News, Words and Music, Exclaim)
Kristin Archer (I Heart Hamilton, CFMU) and more.

$30 (Fri & Sat). Free to nominees and festival performers

Saturday HAMILTON MUSIC AWARDS – ROOTS/COUNTRY SHOWCASE

This Ain’t Hollywood – Roots/Country Showcase
12:15am-1:00am – The Hell Bent Rockers
11:30pm-12:00am – Leonard, Burns & Dell
10:45pm-11:15pm – Mimi Shaw
10:00pm-10:30pm – Melissa Marchese

Sunday SUNDAY SLAM (3pm) Round #59… $6 cover RADAR HATE, HOODWINKS,BRAINCELL, GRAVEYARD,GATGAS, ISOLATION PARTY

Jamie Problem & Hammer City Records Present:
SUNDAY SLAMFEST #59 MayDay HMA Edition!

RADAR HATE….Hammer/Shwa
https://www.facebook.com/

radarhate
HOODWINKS…Hammer/TO
https://www.facebook.com/

thehoodwinks/
GATGAS….London
https://www.facebook.com/

Gatgas-147926505234133
ISOLATION PARTY….London
https://www.facebook.com/

isolationparty/

All ages & licensed, all fun, all for just $6
More details about this & June’s Slamfest TBA!

Sunday HMA After-Party 9PM

 

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

May 23, 2016 - May 29, 2016

21. May 2016 by Gunner
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TAH May 17 – May 22 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /Hamilton Rocker BaseBall Fund Raise/PSYCHIC MIRRORS /Bill Wood and The Woodies /DRED/ASTRAL WITCH/ JULIANA/ PJ + JOE (Alyssa’s B-Day)/ BOY WITH AN ATLAS, KID ROYAL, MONROE PARK – 8pm.

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Wednesday Hamilton Rocker BaseBall Fund Raiser

Help us raise funds for new gear and park rental fees. Performances by many of the talented local Hamilton musicians including Brad Germain Ian Philp Nicholas K Daleo Heather Mueller Melissa Marie Marchese Tyrone Ramsey Ace Bailey Jason Hachey Jimmy Hayes III John Kirby Mark O’Sasso Ron Leary Dave Pomfret and more tba.

Thursday PSYCHIC MIRRORS

Strangewaves & This Ain’t Hollywood present
PSYCHIC MIRRORS(Miami)

Guest dj’s:
WeeBig (LP + Selector Smallsack)

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
At This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. North, Hamilton
Advance Tickets: $15 available April 1st at This Ain’t Hollywood, The Brainand DrDisc Hamilton

http://www.psychicmirrorsmiami.com/
http://www.cosmicchronic.bigcartel.com/

Psychic Mirrors is a six-piece band from Miami, FL; formed in 2010. Their music is an amalgam of boogie funk, yacht rock and wavy synth jazz. Known for tracks like “I Come for Your Love,” “The Witching Hour” and “Charlene,” the group began cutting singles on their home label Cosmic Chronic in 2011, ultimately gaining the attention of Peoples Potential Unlimited and Red Bull Music Academy (where bandleader Mickey de Grand IV spent October of 2014 participating in RBMA Tokyo). Following the release of their debut LP Nature of Evil in April 2016, the ensemble will be making their way across the US and Canada to showcase their modern Caribbean sound.

 

Friday Bill Wood and The Woodies

Finally!! A chance to get back to Hamilton! Super excited! It’s going to be great! BB Deville kicking off the night!! Come on out!! 9

Saturday DRED/ASTRAL WITCH/ JULIANA/ PJ + JOE (Alyssa’s B-Day)

DRED
Hamilton’s finest outfit of loud rock!Astral Witch
Doom rock – performing as a two-piece one night only

Joe Towers and PJ Reynolds
Ex-Metalllama – two-piece rock n’ roll

Juliana LaChance
Fierce Ukranian rock n’ roll goddess

Sunday BOY WITH AN ATLAS, KID ROYAL, MONROE PARK – 8pm.

 

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

14. May 2016 by Gunner
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TAH May 9 – May 14 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /TANIKA CHARLES with JENNIFER BUDD (8pm)/The RED ELECTRIC plus DREAM CTRL & ROBIN JUPITER (8pm)/Hammer City Records and RUNT Presents – CATL & CORPUSSE/THE WACO BROTHERS (with Jon Langford of Mekons fame)

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Wednesday TANIKA CHARLES with JENNIFER BUDD (8pm)

This Ain’t Hollywood presents
TANIKA CHARLES
https://tanikacharles.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TanikaCharlesMusic

Special Guest: JENNIFER BUDD
http://www.jenniferbudd.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Jennifer-Budd-306813299404772/

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
at This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. North, Hamilton

Advance Tickets: $10
Buy Tickets:
http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/cms/index.php?option=com_ohanah&amp%3Bview=event&amp%3Bid=2062&amp%3BItemid

In five short years Tanika Charles has transformed from an emerging solo artist to a commanding performer and band leader, a staple of the Canadian festival scene. Both on stage and off, Edmonton-raised Charles presents an immutable charm, at times endearingly abrasive and honest in her vulnerabilities. Her art is inherently autobiographical. If Tanika’s singing it, she’s lived it.

With 2016 comes the release of Tanika Charles’ long-anticipated debut LP, Soul Run. The album’s first single and title track, a tale of withered romance and high octane escape, has already found its way into national radio rotation. Production work on the album is handled by Slakah the Beatchild (Glenn Lewis, Melanie Durrant), Daniel Lee (Hooded Fang, Phedre), Emdee and 2nd Son (allie), Christopher Sandes (The Big Sound), and Big Tweeze (Theo 3, Adam Bomb). The overarching sound is classic soul and heavy drums, without the need for retro crutches.

“The passion, heartache and hell fury of a woman scorned are captured with crystal clarity and conviction…” -Now Magazine

When not in the studio working on Soul Run, Tanika has been lighting up stages near and far. Backed by her band The Wonderfuls, they played festivals like NXNE, Pop Montreal, CBC Music Fest, TD Toronto Jazz Fest, the AGO Massive Party, the Pan Am Games, and many more. On stage she has sang alongside the likes of Emmanuel Jal, Fred Penner, Donna Grantis, Zaki Ibrahim, Bedouin Soundclash, and others.

Tanika has also appeared on television both as a reoccurring guest on CBC Kids, and as a lounge singer on Global TV’s Bomb Girls drama series. Her music has also been featured on HBO’s Less Than Kind, ABC’s Rookie Blue, and CTV’s Saving Hope.

“You can’t keep the soul of Toronto down.” -Exclaim! Magazine

“The most buzzed-about soul singer in Toronto.” – CBC Music

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Thank you to our sponsors…
WEFUNK Radio (National Tour Sponsor)
www.wefunkradio.com

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Thursday The RED ELECTRIC plus DREAM CTRL & ROBIN JUPITER (8pm)

Come rock out with some of Hamilton’s hottest up and coming musical acts. No cover charge, show kicks off at around 9:00pm with Robin Jupiter, followed by Dream Ctrl and The Red Electric!

 

 

Friday Hammer City Records and RUNT Presents – CATL & CORPUSSE

CORPUSSE &
The Noble Savages

“catl. can pull dancers to their feet, shake a sweaty room silly and convince
you that maybe another tequila before last call isn’t such a bad idea afterall.”

EXCLAIM! | Toronto ON | April, 2014

Artist Al Runt & Hammer City Records are taking over Hamilton’s This Ain’t Hollywood for a neon-dream theme party –
it’s MAYGLOW time! Runt, most famous for his quirky multi-coloured mural on the façade of Lee’s Palace in Toronto, is setting
up shop with his glow in the dark and neon visuals taking over both spaces. To kick off the month of MayGlow, This Ain’t
Hollywood will be hosting a wicked launch party featuring catl. (Toronto), Corpusse (Toronto/Montreal), and The Noble Savages
(Hamilton) on this Art Crawl night to remember. So, get set to deck yourself out in neon threads & hit the dancefloor on Friday,

May 13! LET’S GET NEON!

catl. with their dancefloor filler rock ‘n’ roll are joined by Corpusse (shock-opera performance art), as well as Hamilton’s own The

Noble Savages (local punk garage rock ‘n’ rollers out of controllers).

Saturday THE WACO BROTHERS (with Jon Langford of Mekons fame)

Hometown:
Chicago, IL
The Waco Brothers have been standing at the corner of punk urgency and Three-Chords-And-The-Truth country for 20 years now. They started at a time when it was deemed patently absurd to mix the two types of music, but the Wacos knew the score; they are different sides of the same coin, the personal wrapped in the political. And instead of travelling calculated creative boulevards during their career, the Waco Brothers have explored dark alleys and winding gravel paths through nine releases, all with the headlights off and the pedal to the metal, worrying (or not worrying) about end results later. With a body of work known for the indelicate and raucous, this may be their most deliberate and punchy yet—no one’s more dangerous than a man with nothing to lose. The title can be read two different ways, after all.
With a devil-may-care attitude towards polish and finesse, Going Down in History captures the thrill ride rush of the Waco Brothers’ live shows. Through the improvisational and fluid approach they adopted at Chicago’s Kingsize Sound Labs with longtime collaborator Mike Hagler at the knobs, the songs took on a muscularity and cohesiveness of an album unlike any previous Wacos recordings. Their pioneering Cash-meets-Clash jet engine mash up is still there, to be sure, but the Wacos have turned their well-scuffed boot heels towards their roots as never before. They have gone back to the future, down in history to celebrate and transform that which came before them.
Going Down in History pulses with the energy and excitement of first wave garage punk and ‘70s glam that first captivated singer/guitarist Jon Langford (Mekons, Skull Orchard, Pine Valley Cosmonauts). “We Know It” and “Building Our Own Prison” are distorted T. Rex via Bo Diddley-beat punk that will get you grooving towards the end times. “Receiver,” a gritty pub crawl from Wire to Dead Weather, and the short-circuiting grind of “Devil’s Day” harken back to singer/guitarist Deano’s time in the Chicago noise rock scene with his band Wreck. The raspy, push and pull tension of the title track, with its hard-learned life credo “you gotta walk before you can fall down on your face” might make it the Patron Song of Lost Causes. At the heart of the record is the Small Faces’ “All or Nothing,” a liberating, sing-to-the-skies rock and roll masterpiece, brimming with jagged guitars, booming drums and rousing organ. Ian McLagan, The Faces’ keyboardist (who died in 2014), was both hero and friend to the Wacos, and the song is permanently dedicated to him. Wrapping up the album is a cover of Texas songwriting ace Jon Dee Graham’s “Orphan Song,” cementing the Wacos’ cosmic link between Chicago and Austin.
With an improbable longevity, an impeccable rock and roll resume, and a go-for-broke live personae that can distract from the sharpness of their subject matters, it can be easy to take the Wacos for granted. But what was true at the beginning of the siege remains so today: in these fraught times, no one’s out there writing and performing with the political and personal so intertwined. Like a strange, colorful and possibly poisonous toad that lies dormant in the mud of an Amazonian rain forest, only to emerge when it seems like it’s necessary, the Waco Brothers are back, and, perhaps, we need them now more than ever.
ABOUT THE WACO BROTHERS
Waco Brothers are a five-piece, mostly Chicago based band consisting of Dean Schlabowske and Joe Camarillo – both Dollar Store band members – and three British expats: Jon Langford (Mekons, Skull Orchard, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Tracey Dear, and Alan Doughty (Jesus Jones). The group’s most recent releases include Waco Express: Live & Kickin’ at Schuba’s Tavern (2008), Great Chicago Fire (2012), and Cabaret Showtime (2015) – respectively, a live recording, a joint project with Nashville songwriter Paul Burch, and a limited-quantity b-sides and covers album. Going Down in History is the group’s first formal studio album since 2005’s Freedom and Weep. Waco Brothers were initially forged in the mid-1990s as an outlet for rowdy live performances and to celebrate Chicago’s burgeoning country scene, and have since put out seminal, genre-defining albums, including To the Last Dead Cowboy, Cowboy in Flames, and others.

 

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

07. May 2016 by Gunner
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TAH May 2 – May 7 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

URBANICITY TV LIVE TAPING. ALL WELCOMED/HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /DUCHESS SAYS with SOUP CANS & SHA-BANG-BANG (8pm)/LEE REED with MINOTAUR/THE LIZARDS (A tribute to PHISH)/

Monday URBANICITY TV LIVE TAPING. ALL WELCOMED.

Urbanicity TV is a spin-off of the popular urbanicity magazine. UrbanicityTV, hosted by Martinus Geleynse.

8pm : Angela Demontigny  http://www.angelademontigny.com
Angela DeMontigny is an internationally-renowned, native Canadian designer. Her custom made, all leather clothing collections, bold accessories and statement jewelry made of semi-precious jewels and crystals, have been sold in specialty boutiques and galleries throughout North America and Europe since 1995. DeMontigny is one of the leading, authentic, aboriginal designers in Canada, attracting the interest of accomplished singers, performers, and other high-profile personalities from across the country. Her wardrobe credits and interviews include – to list a few – CTV’s Canada AM, Fashion Television, CTV’s Success Stories, APTN, Women’s Wear Daily, Flare Magazine, Chatelaine, the Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton Magazine, the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, a variety of national television shows and documentaries and the Calgary Stampede Royalty.DeMontigny’s original collections showcase the most elegant examples of her native heritage (Cree/Metis) made in luscious leather and suede with exciting finishes like unique metallics and details such as fringe, cutwork and hand beading. Her leather and shearling coats, skirts, evening dresses and casual pieces, unique jewelry and all leather IT bags are not only luxurious but functional and timeless. She is currently developing a new bridal and engagement/wedding ring line along with her edgy leathers for men and is excited about another new collection that will be launched for Fall 2016. Visit her exquisite, newly opened Boutique|Gallery on James St. North in the heart of Hamilton’s exciting art and fashion district and find the perfect piece that represents your own personal style!

     Andre Bisson  http://www.andrebisson.ca/
This Hamilton-based band’s horn-based retro soul moves markedly forward with an
all-original program by Bisson, the bandleader, vocalist and guitar player and sometime piano player.
One listen, though, will tell you that he has a fine group of willing accomplices on board.
Add in a couple of guests and you can transport yourself right back to the Club Bluenote.
“Bad Scene” serves up a slab of funk for the opener. “Wasting Time” & “Timeless Love”
keep the groove going with gorgeous melodies, something Bisson excels at.
– John Valentyn – Toronto Blue Society – Maple Blues Magazine
9pm:  Matt Kershaw   http://www.otherbird.com
         The Other Bird’s executive chef Matt Kershaw is most often found in a kitchen cooking up some bacon. Other times, he’s sitting behind a typewriter furiously pouring his heart out and drinking Scotch. This is one of those second times. In the first instalment of From The Chef’s Mouth, Matt teaches you how to give your home cooking some haute cuisine punch.
          Dave Rave   https://www.facebook.com/daveravemusic

Dave Rave is a musician’s musician. To the general public, he’s the manic Teenage Head rhythm guitarist who graduated to lead singer and catapulted the band back into the charts; but musicians know him as a valued session player (Daniel Lanois, Andrew Loog Oldham, Alex Chilton, and countless others) who can play the best version of a song he’s never heard.

Dave began his music career in his high school years writing songs and performing driving acoustic rock and folk-pop in and around their native Hamilton. This evolved into the wildly popular, The Shakers, from 1979-1982 with Rick Andrews, Tim Gibbons and Claude DesRoches. They charted many singles with albums produced by Daniel Lanois (U2) and Jack Richardson (Guess Who, Alice Cooper). Their garage rockapunkabilly sound ignited the masses during their reign.

Following the break-up of The Shakers, Dave took over as lead singer of the already popular Teenage Head. Dave replaced Frankie Venom who incidentally had worked with Dave on several other projects from their early teenage years. Dave Rave continued to take Teenage Head on an upward trajectory with radio friendly hits like “Can’t Stop Shakin’”. Dave left Teenage Head after a successful run to try things out on his own.

Often referred to as a Canadian Nick Lowe, Dave was the first North American artist to sign to Russia’s Melodiya record label and recorded Valentino’s Pirates in 1989 as The Dave Rave Group. They were originally known as the Dave Rave Conspiracy but this name was changed to appease cold war era Russian sensibilities. Press surrounding this release included a CBC documentary revisiting Russia with the group as well as 3 promotional videos that were in heavy rotation at Much Music in Canada. Some of the players on this album included Gary ‘Pig’ Gold, Coyote Shivers, Jack Pedler and Television’s Billy Ficca. Bullseye Records re-issued the album for the first time on CD in 2001 and the positive reviews continue to pour in.

The next Dave Rave Conspiracy album, Three Octave Fantastic Hexagram, included many of the players from the Valentino’s album with the addition of former Washington Squares player, Lauren Agnelli. Lauren and Dave formed an incredible creative partnership that resulted in 3 Agnelli & Rave albums over the next ten years including the critically acclaimed Cowboy Flowers Sessions, Heaven and Earth, and Confetti!, not to mention a song writing partnership that flourishes to this day with hundreds of songs to their name.

Media continually notes “his sharp pop intelligence means the songwriting is of high standard.” Dave continues to produce incredible music in a wide variety of genres from jazz to folk to rockabilly to punk. But it is Dave’s pop sensibilities and his devotion to making music that is honest, intimate and real regardless of whether he touches you with smiles, tears or the occasional urge to pogo in your living room.

The Dave Rave Group’s second album, Everyday Magic, was released in 2003 and features players from his former bands such as Teenage Head, The Shakers and bands and musicians whose projects he has worked on in either in a musician’s capacity and/or in production roles such as The Trews, Joe Mannix and Kate Schrock. “Love Fades” and the title track “Everyday Magic” featuring ECMA winners and Juno nominees, The Trews, received airplay at Rock, AC and Campus radio. Dave also co-wrote the Trews current single, ‘I Can’t Say’ with the Trews and Jack Richardson. Other co-writing credits include bands such as Oliver Black, now Townline, and the Maddhatters and he continues to work with and mentor some of the hottest acts today.

Dave spends his time in Canada and the US playing live, producing, writing and coming up with more ideas to bring great musicians together for the purpose of entertaining themselves and the masses. Dave Rave released his Anthology in 2 Volumes worldwide on Bullseye Records in January 2006.

Dave Rave released his second jazz-pop album entitled In The Blue Of My Dreams with Mark McCarron in 2007 under the Bongobeat label which was shortlisted for a Grammy that year.

Dave Rave has spent 2008 recording a new album as the Dave Rave Group set for release in 2009 and continues to tour internationally with over 100 dates this past year in Canada, The US and Europe.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Lisa Millar 416-705-3111 or lisa@dave-rave.com
Check out Dave’s website at www.dave-rave.com

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Thursday DUCHESS SAYS with SOUP CANS & SHA-BANG-BANG (8pm)

 

Duchess Says is a Canadian punk band from Montreal. The band, formed in late 2003, describes its own genre as “moog rock”.

The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Annie-Claude Deschênes, keyboardist and guitarist Ismael Tremblay, guitarist and bassist Philippe Clément and percussionist Simon “Simon Says” Besre. Their unique art rock form has had Duchess Says on tour with bands such as The Yeah Yeah Yeahs over the the years plus their music has also been featured in Bruce MacDonald’s – Tracey Fragments.

The ever creative Soup Cans are also on the bill plus the debut of Sha-Bang-Bang featuring Heather Mueller, Ania and Adam Fritch formally of Engine Empire!

Guaranteed to be a fun Thursday night!

Friday LEE REED with MINOTAUR

Join us Friday May 6th at This Aint Hollywood, as we celebrate the release of Guelph/Toronto AfroBeat-PsychRawk-Indie supergroup MINOTAURS’ newest album “Weird Waves”.. with HammerCity HipHop loudmouth LEE REED & crew warming the stage witha hot fire. Dancing shoe & riot gear style code in effect.

FRI MAY 06
This Aint Hollywood
10:00PM // $10
MINOTAURS
w/ LEE REED

MINOTAURS…………………

We’re told to believe that the world is a simple place. Right and wrong. Us and them. Stoke the fear, stir the blood, rally the base. Get in your silo and stay there, so you can be branded with a barcode. Resistance is ripe but it’s time for different drummers. Strange times need a solid soundtrack.

 

Saturday THE LIZARDS (A tribute to PHISH)

The Lizards (Canada’s Premier Tribute to Phish)

** Hamilton Debut Show **
Saturday May 7th
This Aint Hollywood

2 Full Sets of live Phish (not Phish)

$15 adv. $20 Door

At a Lizards show Time turns elastic as you roll backwards down the number line to see Phish in their early years, with a strong energy, love for the music and fans. The Lizards stepped through into yesterday and bring out that love for Phish from within.

The Lizards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyPGN48Tl40

www.illuminationpresents.com

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

29. April 2016 by Gunner
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TAH April 25 – April 30 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /Raise Your Antenna Presents – ISLAND PEOPLE with THE ASTROMEN/RADIO FREE UNIVERSE with THE LAD CLASSIC, FLAMINGO BAY & THE TOWERS (8pm)/TONGUE FU with DIRTY JEANS & CYCLOPS 7666/TONGUE FU with DIRTY JEANS & CYCLOPS 7666/THE WEBER BROS plus NUDIE with Special Guest DJ AERLIE WILD

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

 Wednesday Raise Your Antenna Presents – ISLAND PEOPLE with THE ASTROMEN

Thursday RADIO FREE UNIVERSE with THE LAD CLASSIC, FLAMINGO BAY & THE TOWERS (8pm)

Jetpack Records presents: RADIO FREE UNIVERSE and the#PrematureEvacuation Tour.

Radio Free Universe: Delivering a healthy dose of ass-kickin’ beer drinking rock n roll for over 6 years. RFU is on the cusp of releasing their upcoming record Casa del Diablo with Jetpack Records.

The Lad Classic: (Toronto) A tip of the hat and appreciation of the classic rock heavyweights that came before them, The Lad Classic create a sound that is nonetheless their own.

Flamingo Báy: (Toronto) Straight up rock n roll. Awesome.

Towers: (Toronto) A Gritty n Pretty Rock Band coming at you from Toronto.

****warning: this show may cause outbursts of excitment and/or feelings of ecstasy and/or induce urges of fornication****

Friday TONGUE FU with DIRTY JEANS & CYCLOPS 7666

Tongue FU

Dirty Jeans

CYCLOPS 7666

6 guys who love Rock N Roll, with nothing better to do
Get together to start Tongue Fu!

Looking forward to this show in a HUGE WAY! Tongue Fu – a band of brothers and kindred spirts who love Rock N Roll. Influened by The Alice Cooper Group, Blue Oyster Cult, Dictators, Ramones, MC5, and Radio Birdman.

Special guests include our wonderful Rock N Roll Sisters – The Dirty Jeans and Cyclops 7666 (featuring 2 members of the legendary Sinisters – Steve Scarlett and Steev Saint!

Promises to be a GREAT night! – See you there!

Saturday THE WEBER BROS plus NUDIE with Special Guest DJ AERLIE WILD

The Weber Bros
Bio:
There are bands for which rock and roll is a lifestyle, and then there are bands for which it is life.

To many, The Weber Brothers are the baddest band in the land.To many others, their story sits like an ancient volume in an old bookstore, dust covered, tucked away behind hundreds of newer, shinier books. Untouched. Waiting to be discovered. Regardless of what side you’re on, there’s an undeniable truth. In the rough and tumble world of rock and roll, The Weber Brothers have been around the block.

Ryan and Sam Weber left their Baltimore, MD home one night as teenagers, with the aim of meeting their idol, rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, and ten hours later showed up at his doorstep. “The Hawk”, the elder statesman of rock whose former protégés (Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Levon Helm, et al.) went on to reshape music history as “The Band”, was duly impressed by the pair’s immense raw talent, and promptly invited them to audition for his storied backing band, The Hawks. Mere months later, after surviving the intense musical apprenticeship of his fabled “Rock ‘n’ Roll Bootcamp,” they were in: full-blooded Hawks. By the ages of 18 and 21 they had already performed alongside Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Jeff Healey and David Wilcox to name a few.

Over the past 15 years they’ve recorded 10 independent albums and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. These days they are joined onstage by “The Browne Sound”, young hot-shot drummer Marcus Browne and his multi-instrumentalist brother Rico Browne, alongside extraordinary guitarist Emily Burgess and 3-time Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion, Prufrock Shadowrunner, creating a group dynamic that is as unique as it is powerful.

In October 2012 the brothers were invited to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame American Music Masters Tribute to Chuck Berry in Cleveland where they shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Lemmy Kilmister, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Rick Derringer, Joe Bonamassa, Earl Slick, Steve Jordan and the father of Rock and Roll himself, Chuck Berry.

Between their renowned musical ability, high-energy, awe-inspiring performances and lessons learned first hand from rock n’ roll pioneers, a reputation as the “baddest band in the land”, “heroes of this generation” and “the future in the big shoes of the past” now precedes them.

“If it’s looked at as a passing of the torch or a keeping of the flame, then we’re the guys to do it,” says Ryan Weber.
http://weberbrothers.com/
Cover Charge : TBA

 

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

24. April 2016 by Gunner
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TAH April 19 – April 24 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /LAST VEGAS with THE SAIGON HOOKERS (8pm)/TAYLOR KNOX with HAVASU & SPRUCE INVADERS (8pm)/GINGER ST JAMES with CHRIS ALTMAN & NICK FERRIO/PUBLIC ANIMAL with HAWKEYES & BACKBITERS/REFRACTER with DETOUR & EAMONN VALLELY (7pm) ALL AGES

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

 Wednesday LAST VEGAS with THE SAIGON HOOKERS (8pm)



 

Thursday TAYLOR KNOX with HAVASU & SPRUCE INVADERS (8pm)

Hey Gang! Enjoy an evening of REAL POP ROCK music! The super talented Taylor Knox returns to This AIn’t Hollywood on Thursday April 21st. Special guests include HAVASU plus THE SPRUCE INVADERS ( who will have copies of their new cassette available for saile)!!

In the meantime, enjoy this video by Taylor Knox –

Friday GINGER ST JAMES with CHRIS ALTMAN & NICK FERRIO

Ginger St. James tour fundraiser party featuring songs from the upcoming album release, “One For The Money”

Featuring the debut of Chris Altmann‘s new band, playing tunes from his new album “Renaissance Man”

Plus special guest Nick Ferrio

…And DJ Aerlie Wild with her psychedelic lights, spinning vinyl in between sets!

Saturday PUBLIC ANIMAL with HAWKEYES & BACKBITERS

 

 

Public Animal :hard rock punk rock garage rock prog psych Toronto

Public Animal Is Back at This Ain’t Hollywood!!
“Public Animal is far more ambitious than your standard fare riff rock, but that’s to be expected from a band fronted by Canadian national treasure Ian Blurton (Change Of Heart, C’mon) who have already penned a rock opera based on a character from an Alice Cooper song. ”
http://publicanimal.bandcamp.com/
More details to come!
Cover Charge :TBA

 

 

Sunday REFRACTER with DETOUR & EAMONN VALLELY (7pm) ALL AGES

Jamie Problem & Hammer City Records Present:
Sunday Slamfest

SHIT LIVER (Sault Ste Marie)
https://www.facebook.com/ShitLiver
REFRACTER (Hammer)
https://www.facebook.com/Refracter-947725261917379/
CHILD LEASH (London)
https://childleash.bandcamp.com/
MANAGER (London)
https://notmanager.bandcamp.com/
LAST CHANCE (London)

Sunday April 24
3PM $6 All Ages Licensed
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James North, Hamilton

More details coming!

 

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

15. April 2016 by Gunner
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TAH April 12 – April 17 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /ILLION FRIXTION SOCALM SUPREMEDYNASTY PROVIDENCETHEPOET KID HITZ JAKOB BELL J.V SNYPZ DXO ENDZWELL 8pm/ BIBLICAL plus CELLPHONE & NOT OF/GILLIAN NICOLA (Record Release Party)/ GREY LANDS plus SCRAP HEAT, ODD YEARS & GOOD ANYA./REFRACTER with DETOUR & EAMONN VALLELY (7pm) ALL AGES

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

 Wednesday ILLION FRIXTION SOCALM SUPREMEDYNASTY PROVIDENCETHEPOET KID HITZ JAKOB BELL J.V SNYPZ DXO ENDZWELL 8pm

FREE HUMP DAY CHARITY JAM!
We are bringing you da 905 vs 905, some of the hottest up and coming hip hop talent out of Niagara and Hamilton uniting to set the vibes for a night of great energy and fun, as we are looking to raise money for instruments and art supplies for the acute mental health care facilities at Hamilton’s st. Joseph’s hospital.
We will be accepting donations both monetary as well as actual instruments and art supplies.

IT IS FREE TO GET IN! ONLY 50 GUESTS UNDER THE AGE OF 19 ARE BEING ALLOWED IN!

Come out and bring your friends! It’s going to be a night to be remembered!

Artists Performing:

Hamilton:
Supreme Dynasty
Illin
SoCalm
Providence The Poet
Frixtion

Niagara:
Snypz DXO
Endzwell
J.V
Jakob Bell
Kid Hitz

DJ Envibes
DJ Shango

Thursday BIBLICAL plus CELLPHONE & NOT OF

Biblical
Bio : Formed in Toronto, Canada during the spring of 2010, BIBLICAL is the sound of mountains splitting and oceans parting.

Their fierce live show has earned festival and touring slots with top artists such as KYUSS, DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, THE SWORD, RED FANG, TORCHE, THE NIGHT MARCHERS, FUCKED UP and HOWLIN’ RAIN.

In 2011 they released a self-titled EP that delighted rock fans with a blast of tense garage metal steeped in minor-key twang and sludgy organ-soaked breakdowns. POP MATTERS called the release “a grand debut” while stoner aficionados THE OBELISK praised the band’s sound, noting “BIBLICAL‘s swagger is definitely their own.”

But that was just preview of the epic jams to come. In March 2014, NEW DAMAGE RECORDS released BIBLICAL’s debut LP: MONSOON SEASON. Lauded by PITCHFORK as a “climactic, Red Sea-parting surge of narcotic guitar” MONSOON SEASON is a thunderous opus of haunted psychedelia. While punishingly heavy, the album is cloaked in texture and dynamics, casting aside the tropes of hard rock in favour of atmosphere, tension and palpable dread.

http://www.biblicalband.com/

Cellphone
FUTURE THRASH FOR THE PRESENT
https://cellphone100.bandcamp.com/album/steal-sell-demo-2015

Not oF

 

Friday GILLIAN NICOLA (Record Release Party)

Genra : Singer -songwriter

FRIDAY APRIL 15TH, 2016 // 9:30PM
THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD, HAMILTON
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEN SOMER & WILD RIVERS

**
Gillian Nicola’s 2016 EP “No Place to Call” will have its official release at Hamilton’s This Ain’t Hollywood on Friday April 15, 2016.

In late 2015, Nicola headed into Hamilton’s Catherine North Studios to work with producer Dan Hosh (Whitehorse, City & Colour, Rose Cousins) on her sophomore EP, No Place to Call (spring 2016). Mastered by Elliott Brood’s Stephen Pitkin, the five-song EP is a move to a sound that Nicola feels fully defines her as an artist.

“Across the five new offerings, Nicola delivers warm, familiar, folksy Canadiana — but her powerhouse vocals make for a listening experiencethat’s entirely refreshing.” – Exclaim!

**
BEN SOMER
www.bensomer.com
Ben Somer is a gifted songwriter with a knack for storytelling. His works are painstakingly candid snap-shots of the day-to-day which bring to mind the great songwriters of a bygone era. Armed with a razor-sharp wit and a gift for brevity, Somer crafts beautifully compelling songs that are as heartbreaking as they are tongue-in-cheek.

WILD RIVERS
wildriversmusic.com
Wild Rivers is an indie-folk band based in Toronto, Ontario. Wild Rivers was born out of Devan & Khalid, the duo that has experienced much success since they first met in Kingston in 2012.

Saturday GREY LANDS plus SCRAP HEAT, ODD YEARS & GOOD ANYA.

 

GREY LANDS plus SCRAP HEAT, ODD YEARS & GOOD ANYA.
Doors @ 8pm. Tickets at the door

GENRA

Grey Lands : Alternative Rock

http://www.greylandsmusic.com/

https://greylands.bandcamp.com/

Scrap Heat :punk post-hardcore

https://scrapheat.bandcamp.com/

Good Anya : Alternative Indie

https://www.sonicbids.com/band/good-anya/

Sunday REFRACTER with DETOUR & EAMONN VALLELY (7pm) ALL AGES

DETOUR is a rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, consisting of members Emman Alavata, Victor Zhang, Ross Vender, and Marco Goldblatt. They released their debut full length album in December which showcased their alternative rock style.

Check out Detour!
https://mfsdetour.bandcamp.com/

REFRACTER is an alternative local rock band formed in the summer of 2015. 5-piece consisting of Eamon Bullock, Kenny Pecyna, Ben and Oliver Woodley, and Alex Tessier.

Check out Refracter!
https://refracter.bandcamp.com/

Doors: 7pm
Cover: $10

Set times
Eamonn Valley: 8-8:40
Refracter: 9-9:40
Detour: 10-10:40

This Ain’t Hollywood
All Ages

 

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

09. April 2016 by Gunner
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TAH April 5 – April 9 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

URBANICITY TV LIVE TAPING. ALL WELCOMED./HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /BRODIE DAKIN, FISHING DERBY, BEAMS & SHAWN WILLIAM CLARKE (8pm)/NOISE FLOOR Record Release Party/SUPERSONIC – A Tribute to OASIS

Monday URBANICITY TV LIVE TAPING. ALL WELCOMED.

Urbanicity TV is a spin-off of the popular urbanicity magazine. UrbanicityTV, hosted by Martinus Geleynse.

8PM Show:
Guest: Carla Criminisi
Comedian: Gavin Stephens
Musician: Sarah Beatty

9PM Show:
Guest: Clark Lishman
Comedian: Matt Franko
Musician: Laura Cole

 

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Thursday BRODIE DAKIN, FISHING DERBY, BEAMS & SHAWN WILLIAM CLARKE (8pm)

 

A lovely night of music making in Hamilton Thurs April 7th @ This Ain’t Hollywood. I am happy to be bringing down some friends from T.O (Shawn William Clarke & Beams) along with the talented The Fishing Derby from Hamilton and myself (half acoustic/half band set). Show starts at 9:30pm and ends a little after 1am. Cover is $5 at the door. We hope to see some merry faces at the show 🙂 XO

Shawn William Clarke (Toronto): 9:45
https://shawnclarke.bandcamp.com/

Beams (Toronto): 10:30
https://beamsbeams.bandcamp.com/

Brodie Dakin (Hamilton/Toronto): 11:15
https://brodiedakinmusic.bandcamp.com/

The Fishing Derby (Hamilton): 12:00
https://www.youtube.com/

 

Friday NOISE FLOOR Record Release Party

Noise Floor will be having their release show for their well anticipated second album “Moral Compass”!

We are very excited to be playing alongside some great bands we have had the opportunity to play with in the past.

The setlist is:

9:30 – We Are Ardent

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreArdent/

10:30 – Noise Floor

https://www.facebook.com/noisefloorca

11:30 – Abstract

https://www.facebook.com/ABSTRACT.HAMILTON

12:30 – Lady in Black

https://www.facebook.com/ladyinblackrocks

This event is 19+. Doors open at 9:00pm and the show starts at 9:30pm. There will be lots of merch available. We will be having an art booth for the designer of our album art there, we highly recommend you check out Alblas Design.

https://www.facebook.com/alblasdesign/

 

Saturday SUPERSONIC – A Tribute to OASIS

This Ain’t Hollywood….grab your advance tickets today for $10 through the venue or tributetooasis.com. $15 at the door the night of the show……

Be there or be square. Live Forever. X

Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

website: thisainthollywood.ca

instagram: http://statigr.am/this_aint_hollywood

facebook: www.facebook.com/thisainthollywood

twitter: https://twitter.com/thesainttweets

31. March 2016 by Gunner
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April 1- April 3 Events #hamont @933CFMU #Hamontmusic #Hamontcomedy

The weather Gods are calling for snow this weekend!! We can beat this!! Some diverse music and comedy is happening .

 FRI APR ANNIVERSARY & JASON ROUSE + GUESTS @ CLUB ABSINTHE

FRI APR TOADHOUSE: Out of Hibernation w/ MUST STASH HAT & THE HUMAN RACE at Casbah

FRI April 1 CD RELEASE: The Unseen Strangers w Stumbleweed & Doug Feaver HAMILTON

SAT April 2 Downstream w/ Gutter, Atlantic Division, Hellbent & Redcoat – April 2nd, 2016 at Club Absinthe

SAT April 2 Get off the Cop RECORD RELEASE -=- Sailboats are White -=- Adaptive Reaction -=- Thoughts on Air

SAT APR 80’S NIGHT @ THE BALLROOM

SAT April 2 PET SUN – Hamilton LP Release Show

SAT APR 2 Nirvana (Unfriendly Unit Shifter) War Balm, DJ Party Jesus

SAT APR PERDU Presents FET NAT, Tarmacadam & A Drawing

SAT APR2 Homesick – Emo Night Hamilton

SUN April 3 Sunday Blues with Spencer Mackenzie -Apr 3

 

31. March 2016 by Gunner
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TAH Mar 28 – April 2 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /The MOTORLEAGUE with POOR YOUNG THINGS & KANDY FACE (8pm)/PAUL COLLINS (Former Nerves & Beat member) with DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS./UNSEEN STRANGERS (Record Release Party) 9pm+/Tribute to NIRVANA

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Wednesday The MOTORLEAGUE with POOR YOUNG THINGS & KANDY FACE (8pm)

 

The Motorleague
Bio
It’s mere seconds into a typical track by The Motorleague that listeners realize what they’re in for. Be it a blistering single-string guitar riff delivered through an amp that’s seemingly been set afire or a bludgeoning smash to the snare drum, this band delivers its punk-influenced hard rock with an unrelenting urgency from start to finish. Or at least that was the case with the band’s heralded 2009 debut LP, Black Noise… their 2013 follow-up Acknowledge, Acknowledge also features a flurry of high-energy, riff-anchored rock, it’s also much more dynamic and expressive – and that was the idea from the outset.
Formed in Moncton, NB from the relics of revered local rock outfits The Ditchpigs and The Monoxides, The Motorleague was originally an outlet for lead vocalist/guitarist/primary songwriter Don Levandier and his band mates to blend a penchant for ‘90s skate punk with the sludgier sounds of stoner rock. “I never knew whether I wanted to be in a punk band or Fu Manchu rip-off,” Levandier says of the group’s formative years, and even now, traces of each are audible in the band’s output.
Having undergone more than its fair share of lineup changes, with the release of Acknowledge, Acknowledge, The Motorleague has marked a new beginning with a firmly- cemented stable of players set to carry the banner forward. Joining Levandier are Shawn Chaisson (bass/vocals), Francis Landry (drums), and Nathan Jones (guitar/vocals). And while their influences are still on their sleeves, over time, The Motorleague has morphed into a rock band that exists strictly on its own terms.
Black Noise and its sinfully catchy single “Hymn For The Newly Departed” attracted quite a bit of attention to the band. In addition to taking home two East Coast Music Awards and one Music New Brunswick award in 2010, The Motorleague has also performed alongside contemporaries like Alexisonfire, Flogging Molly, Rise Against, Priestess, and Propagandhi. Produced by Steve Rizun (The Flatliners, The Creepshow), Acknowledge, Acknowledge is an extension of the sound established with its predecessor. Tracks like lead single “North America” are dense and dirty with the familiar slick riffs, huge harmonies, and anthemic choruses that unite lost voices. “Every Man Needs A Cape Breton,” on the other hand, is slightly more upbeat and boasts a healthy dose of mainstream rock. Others like “Oh How The Mighty Have Fallen” and “Burned In Effigy” are more sparse in their arrangement, drawing the focus to Levandier’s fine-tuned vocal phrasing and lyrics.
“A lot of these songs deal with frustrations,” Levandier explains delving into his words. From the Internet turning into an arena of hatred to the hardships of being on the road to the band’s geographical underpinnings, Levandier says it’s a simple of matter of writing about what he knows and sees – and that honest and pure approach spreads throughout every aspect of The Motorleague.
“We’re not a new band,” Levandier says. “We’ve been at this for years; we’ve played some big shows and been to some cool places. Now we want to get out on the road again and push onwards.” Armed with a new collection of songs and plenty of piss and vinegar, The Motorleague will soon be impossible to ignore, infecting audiences across North America with their intense live performances and now-signature hard rock stylings. Acknoweldge, Acknowledge indeed…

http://www.themotorleague.ca/ http://www.twitter.com/themotorleague

Pour Young Things
Bio
If there was any further proof needed of Poor Young Things’ dedication to both the spirit of rock ‘n roll, and to each other, it’s burned into the digital grooves of their latest EP, Force Of Nature. Like really, how many other five-piece bands would be able to endure three weeks with each other in a hotel room containing only two single beds? But when the Toronto-based outfit ventured to Brooklyn in January 2015 to record the EP’s six new songs, they were definitely not thinking about going on a vacation, but instead pushing their already established no-frills, high-energy rock to new heights.

It’s all there in the lead single, “Like An Animal,” a double-barreled blast of euphoric guitar pop, which also ingeniously co-opts perpetual New York City mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan’s catchphrase for its hook, “You can’t pay the rent ‘cause you’re too damn high.” And with that track setting a torrid pace, Force Of Nature speeds on through the remaining five tracks, mowing down everything in its path.

The EP’s crisp precision can be credited in part to producers Gus Van Go and Werner F., whose extensive resumes include The Stills, Hollerado, Monster Truck, Whitehorse, and many more. It follows on the heels of the band’s 2013 full-length debut, The Heart. The Head. The End., which earned Poor Young Things significant wins on both sides of the border, specifically being named Sirius XM’s 2013 Emerging Artist Of The Year, and landing a slot on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.

For a band already accustomed to doing 100-plus shows per year, capturing their on-stage power in the studio has always come naturally, and that was no different in their approach to Force Of Nature, as front man Matt Fratpietro explains.

“We went into the sessions with 12 songs ready to record, and after Gus and Werner heard them all, they were able to categorize them pretty quickly,” he says. “They basically just wanted to focus on the songs with the best grooves, and we were totally okay with that. Our approach from the beginning has been to try to bridge the gap between rock and pop, and when I listen to the EP now I think it’s cool how each track sounds like an homage. There’s our Tom Petty song, our Motown song, and the first acoustic song we’ve ever recorded. We really just wanted to put something out that people could groove to.”

Making people move any way they can has been Poor Young Things’ mission since forming in 2007. In many ways, Fratpietro and his cohorts—guitarists David Allan Grant and Michael Kondakow, bassist Scott Burke, and drummer Konrad Commisso—are still the same five friends who began jamming together in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and the undeniable chemistry they share remains the foundation of Poor Young Things’ sound. Like all great rock bands, it’s a kind of street gang mentality, or perhaps more accurately, a belief that no one’s musical ideas are off limits, as long as they can connect with audiences.

The group realized that themselves while on the Vans Warped Tour, Fratpietro says. “It was really fun, but it was also really bizarre to be on the Warped Tour. We did about 12 stops in the southern U.S. and the people were great, but in musical terms, it often didn’t seem like we fit in. It was like, bands were out there screaming, and at first it made me feel like Elvis Presley up there crooning. But that just meant we had to work harder to win people over, which was great. I could see that the audiences understood that a catchy song is a catchy song, whether you’re screaming or not. Overall, it was a really positive experience, and we loved being able to represent Canada.”

So, after a relatively quiet 2014, Poor Young Things are now primed to build on those lessons learned with full-scale touring in support of Force Of Nature. The time seems ideal for the band to prove once and for all that they deserve a place alongside Canada’s best live acts, as well as best pop-rock songwriters.

“Being on stage and getting people excited and involved is definitely what we love to do most, and putting out this EP is going to give us a chance to get back to doing that on a more full-time basis,” Fratpietro says. “We’ve been storing up all this rocket fuel for a year, and now we’re read
http://www.pooryoungthings.com/

Kandy Face
Bio
Hailing from Flamborough Ontario, Kandy Face is an independent rock band with material that is extremely melodic and catchy, strong, retro and diverse with a classic rock feel. They come across as confident and convincing in both their recordings and live performances. Kandy Face’s DIY debut album, “Farewell Flamboro,” was was produced, engineered, and mixed by Jordan Viaene (bassist of Kandy Face) and recorded over the period of 2 years March 2011 – March 2013. WIth much hard work, dedication, and perseverance, putting their very heart and soul into their live act and recordings, Kandy Face is very proud of what they had first accomplished. Their second DIY album “Stupid Famous” was also produced, engineered, and mixed by Viaene. The album was in production from March 2014 to August 2015. The drums were recorded in a barn in Milton, ON, where Viaene had set up a makeshift studio to capture the large, open and clean sounding room tone. He used several outboard preamps and over a dozen specific microphones around the drum kit and barn room through an audio interface using the industry standard DAW “Pro Tools” on a Macbook Pro. The drum sound is one of a kind, and gives the album a sonic characteristic unlike any other. The rest of the album (guitars, bass, and vocals) were recorded at Kandy Face’s rehearsal spot/studio, where Viaene and Pegg had constructed their own soundproof isobooth/control room attached to their rehearsal space for the use of tracking and mixing. Kandy Face took their time tracking the album as Jordan and the band worked together to arrange the instrumentals specifically to the taste of each tune. Having always been majorly inspired by the almighty Led Zeppelin, many of the 90s grunge bands such as Soundgarden, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains, and a few select bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Big Wreck, and Foo Fighters just to name a few, Viaene wanted the production on the album to sound sonically alike and equal to many of these “big sounding” rock bands. With much hard work and dedication, shedding their blood, sweat and tears, Kandy Face is very proud with what they have accomplished with their second fully DIY album. Kandy Face has put their utmost effort into the album to give people a taste of rock music that has yet to be heard before. The band is more than ready to show the runners of the music biz that they have the persistence, eagerness, and passion for creating unforgettable rock music and becoming an act that is long past due for performing and being heard on a big stage.

Listen to and download both albums “Stupid Famous” and “Farewell Flamboro” at:
http://kandyface.bandcamp.com/

Thursday PAUL COLLINS (Former Nerves & Beat member) with DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS.

 

By Calum Slingerland

from Exclaim Magazine

In the true spirit of rocking power pop, New York’s Paul Collins Beat and Montreal’s Dany Laj & the Looks have announced a joint tour through North America.

The month-long run will see the two bands start in Ontario and make their way through Canada westward, before heading down the coast through the United States. A date at Toronto’s Cadillac Lounge kicks things off on March 30, while a performance at the Acheron in Brooklyn will cap things on April 30. Local bands from each tour stop will provide support.

A number of the U.S. dates will also feature a Record Fair/Happy Hour with a DJ performing ahead of the gigs themselves, a concept that Collins has been pioneering since last year. A press release explains that local record stores are invited to bring a selection of vintage rock LPs for showgoers to browse through while enjoying a few drinks.

“This has been the single best idea to get the shows to be more fun and bring people out earlier so the opener can play to a crowd!” Collins explained in a statement.

 

Friday UNSEEN STRANGERS (Record Release Party) 9pm

We are stoked to have The Unseen Strangers grace the stage at one of our events yet again.
We have had 3 incredible events together the last of which was by far one of our favourite live music experiences… a late night bluegrass throwdown by the Unseen Strangers after live electronica by a member of the Disco Biscuits to finish off Illumination Festival 2015 that lasted from 2am-4am.

The Unseen Strangers are set to release their new album Stranger Places April 1st and we have 1 hell of a cd release party for all you fine ladies and gentleman.

Friday April 1 2016

The Unseen Strangers
Stumbleweed
Doug Feaver

This Aint Hollywood
Hamilton, Ont.

$10 adv. $15 door.

The Unseen Strangers have ambitiously cultivated a musical identity shaped by good old-fashioned bluegrass, the limitless barrage of contemporary musical influences, and a curious sense of humor.
Newgrass ambassadors, The Unseen Strangers favor innovation over convention. For their newest album, Stranger Places (April 1st, 2016), the band challenged the limits of what they are capable of, exploring the gamut of what can be done with strings. The result is a collection of fun, stunning songs featuring inimitable instrumental performances.
The seven-part instrumental kick off “Ice Jam” launches the listener on an expansive journey through nine original songs, including the three-piece horn section funkiness of “Old City Jail” and the psychedelic newgrass epic “Square Trance”. The Strangers also pay homage to their bluegrass roots on “Wicked Lover” and the freight train inspired barnburner “New Railroad Blues”.
For Stranger Places, the band simplified their approach to the studio with quick, concise live off the floor sessions. The band teamed up with Toronto, ON based engineer and producer Andrew Collins (Creaking Tree String Quartet; Foggy Hogtown Boys), recording the album over several months in 2015.
The Strangers approach to bluegrass is open-ended yet inclusive; they’ve been on the roster for several forward thinking festivals, including Delfest, where they won the band competition in 2013. The Unseen Strangers continue to add to their diverse festival resume while consistently developing their sound both onstage and in the studio.
“These guys are good”~ CBC Radio
“The Unseen Strangers aren’t pretending to be cowboys. They’ll interrupt themselves for an instrumental breakdown of I Like To Move It…”~ The Globe and Mail

http://unseenstrangers.ca/
www.facebook.com/unseenstrangers

 

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Tickets Available at :

This Aint Hollywood 345 JAmes street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Dr.Disc Hamilton 22 Wilson Street : 905-523-1010 .drdisc.ca/tickets

Hammer City Records 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St Hamilton, Ontario (905) 546-7869

Crash Landing Music Store  1189 Cannon Street East Hamilton, Ontario (905) 548-0039

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27. March 2016 by Gunner
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