TAH June 27 – July 3 26 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) / Raise Your Antenna Presents – ETHAN PAXTON plus THE ASTROMEN 8pm/ THOMAS ST CLAIR, TIMID THE BRAVE, GARETH INKSTER – 8pm/Tag Team DJ Battle/THE NASTIES with LIQUOR PIGS, THE BLANKS & CHERRY BOMB DELUXE 9pm/SKULL FIST with FOG OF LEPROSY & LUTHARO – 8pm

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

WEDNESDAY Raise Your Antenna Presents – ETHAN PAXTON plus THE ASTROMEN 8pm

 

 

THURSDAY  THOMAS ST CLAIR, TIMID THE BRAVE, GARETH INKSTER – 8pm

Thomas St. Clair plays country & folk music. His debut record “As The Crow Flies” has claw-hammer banjos, pedal steel and double-stop fiddles that recall AM radio greats of the past like Willie and Gram.

And his dedication to the origins of the genre have not gone unnoticed. He and his band “The Scared Crows” have already shared the stage with Daniel Romano, Doug Paisley and Del Barber, fellow members of the new guard, of old-time country. Their live show swings from the lilt of heartbreaking ballads to four on the floor honky-tonk shuffles, sometimes even within the same song.

http://thomasstclair.bandcamp.com/

 

FRIDAY Tag Team DJ Battle

“DJ Andre the Giant” (Glen The Hamilton Kid) + “DJ Asst Captain Lou Molinaro ” VS (That jerk) Broken Mohawk + Lou Weed (I don’t like his moustache). Spinning vinyl and spilling blood! Last man standing wins!
Bonus Match at Dusk – Hot Carl VS Fire
BBQ and Booze also available.

 

SATURDAY THE NASTIES with LIQUOR PIGS, THE BLANKS & CHERRY BOMB DELUXE 9pm

An evening of KIck Ass Punk Rock N Roll Mayhem/Debauchery! With performances from The Nasties, The Liquor Pigs…The Blanks and Cherry Bomb Deluxe! Doors open at 9:00 pm and stay open until 2:00am/or closing time? . The first band is Cherry Bomb Deluxe (my band) and on around 9:30?/9:45 ish…2nd band is The Blanks (with Lucas Stagg and Cleave Anderson on drums) then the masters of Pigdom…The Liquor Pigs (Max Mcabe, Peter Jansen, Glen Popplestone and Frank E. Carbona) last but definatley not the least is “The Nasties!” This night is going to kick you in the ass!!! You are going to love it and it will leave you wanting more more more! Thank you!LOL!

 

SUNDAY  SKULL FIST with FOG OF LEPROSY & LUTHARO – 8pm

A Night of Metal!!

SKULL FIST
http://www.skullfist.org/
FOG OF LEPROSY
https://www.facebook.com/Fog-of-leprosy-145746302148330/timeline
LUTHARO
https://soundcloud.com/lutharo-band
http://www.reverbnation.com/Lutharoband

Cover TBA

 

 

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

June 29, 2016: 1:45 pm - July 3, 2016 2:45 pm

26. June 2016 by Gunner
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TAH June 21 – June 26 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) / KING PARROT with CHILD BITE & PROFANER – 8pm/ PITCH TALKS – JEFF BLAIR, STEPHEN BRUNT, MIKE WILNER, BEN NICHOLSON- SMITH & ARDEN ZWELLING ….All from SPORTSNET 7pm/The Return of CHINA CRISIS!/STARDUST (An Evening featuring the music of DAVID BOWIE)/SUNDAY SLAM (3PM) ROUND #60 PARANOID VISIONS,THE GOLERS,THE STRIKELAID TO REST SICK OF SHIT

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

WEDNESDAY KING PARROT with CHILD BITE & PROFANER – 8pm

 

Genra : HEAVY.THRASH.GRIND.PUNK.METAL
King Parrot’s new offering ‘Dead Set’ lays waste to the senses with high-octane grind, thrashing riffs, pummelling beats and punk rock mayhem. Produced by the legendary Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual) at Nodferatu’s Lair studio in Louisiana, ‘Dead Set’ is a relentless aural assault proving that somehow the band show no signs of wear and tear following a brutal touring schedule through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia since their inception in 2011.

Leading off with the hilarious ‘Like a Rat’ video filmed at Anselmo’s ranch during the recording process, and the creeping ‘Home Is Where The Gutter Is’ video filmed by long time video producer for the band Dan Farmer, Dead Set is a more mature but equally as brutal record to its predecessor. Growth and solidarity is something the band have focused on in the last 12 months, and the results from ‘Dead Set’ are a testament to the bands commitment.

A huge Australian tour to launch the new record with sold out shows in capital cities around the country has cemented King Parrot’s name as one of the top handful of Australian extreme metal bands. Their hell-raising live show, full of energy, ferocity and hilarity, confronts and entertains audiences alike. Drawing influence primarily from the thrash, grind, hardcore and punk scenes of the 80’s and 90’s, a new sound has been created fusing those styles and attitudes with a fresh approach that encapsulates their aggression, humour and intensity seamlessly. Catch King Parrot touring worldwide throughout 2015 and 2016.

http://www.childbite.com/

Tix :$15.00
Get TIX at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/

THURSDAY  PITCH TALKS – JEFF BLAIR, STEPHEN BRUNT, MIKE WILNER, BEN NICHOLSON- SMITH & ARDEN ZWELLING ….All from SPORTSNET 7pm

PITCH TALKS – A Speakers Series for Baseball Lovers with JEFF BLAIR, STEPHEN BRUNT, MIKE WILNER, BEN NICHOLSON- SMITH & ARDEN ZWELLING ….All from SPORTSNET 7pm

Get Tickets Here!!

http://www.homestandsports.com/showslist/2016/6/23/pitch-talks-hamilton

FRIDAY The Return of CHINA CRISIS!

Get Tix : http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/cms/

Tix:$20.00

SATURDAY STARDUST (An Evening featuring the music of DAVID BOWIE)

David Bowie is undisputedly an artistic genius, a musical and fashion chameleon, and one of the most electrifying theatrical performers in rock history.

Always years ahead in trends, Bowies songs continue to fascinate fans of all ages world-wide, and his live shows no less than legendary.

Stardust is the ultimate tribute to the rock icon – David Bowie

SUNDAY SUNDAY SLAM (3PM) ROUND #60 PARANOID VISIONS,THE GOLERS,THE STRIKELAID TO REST SICK OF SHIT

Jamie Problem & Hammer City Records Present:
SUNDAY SLAMFEST #60 International Edition!

PARANOID VISIONS…Ireland
THE GOLERS…Vancouver
THE STRIKE…Scotland/Hammer
LAID TO REST…Beamsville
SICK OF SHIT…Hammer
Sunday June 26 3PM
This Ain’t Hollywood 345 James St North #HamOnt
All ages & licensed, all fun, all for just $10

 

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

17. June 2016 by Gunner
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PRESS/ EP RELEASE: Frankie & Jimmy’s tour @frankieandjimmy #Canada

Hey Gunner-

I wanted to get in touch regarding Frankie & Jimmy’s new 3 song EP (exclusive digital download/stream) and our Canadian West Coast tour in July-August. Frankie & Jimmy are a sliding delta demento, country and gospel blues band from Hamilton, On. With a dozen crates of our homemade habanero hot sauce “Burn The Blues Away” and a big stack of our 12? LP “Scream The Blues” we’re playing bars, hotels, a couple of converted churches, a few undisclosed locations and a hat shop. We plan to finish the 2nd half of our sophomore record in the fall and would really appreciate it if you would announce our dates, play/stream our new 3 song EP, write a review or add our music to your library. Please find below the article Exclaim.ca released yesterday, a direct link to our new music, and our tour dates. All our songs are recorded live with no overdubbing.


EXCLAIM! ARTICLE
DIRECT LINK TO DOWNLOAD/STREAM OUR NEW EP
 
TOUR DATES

Sat July 9-London, ON, Itsafest 1.5
Wed July 13-Sault St. Marie, ON, New American
Fri July 15-Winnipeg, MB, Windsor Hotel
Sat July 16-Palmer, SK, Palmer Church
Sun July 17-Banff, AB, Squish Sandwich Cellar
Mon July 18-Revelstoke, BC, Valley Retreat
Wed July 20-Quadra Island, BC,
Thurs July 21-Port Alberni, BC, Char’s Landing Page
Fri July 22-Nanaimo, BC, The Cambie
Sat July 23-Vancouver, BC, LanaLou’s’s
Sun July 24-Vancouver, BC, Goorin Brothers
Tues July 26-Kelowna, BC, Milkcrate Records
Wed July 27-Penticton, BC, 557 Artist Block
Thurs July 28-Calgary, AB, Distortion – Live Music Venue
Fri July 29-Golden, BC, Rockwater Grill & Bar
Sat July 30-Edmonton, AB, Shakers Roadhouse
Fri Aug 4th-Sudbury, ON, The Townehouse Tavern
Fri Aug 5th-Barrie, ON, Roxy Side Room
Sat Aug 6th-Golden Valley, ON, Andy’s Party
Sat Aug 13-Keene, ON, Keene Summer BBQ
Fri Aug 19-Hamilton, ON, This Ain’t Hollywood

Thurs Sept 8th– Niagara On The Lake, ON, Silversmith Brewing Company

15. June 2016 by Gunner
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TAH June 14 – June 19 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) / BLACK PUSSY plus SOUR PUSSY/ BIG EYES (Don Giovanni Records) plus ASTRAL WITCH (8pm)/DOPAPOD with THE ALTOBEELAYS/TRIBUTE TO IMANTS KRUMINS/CURASBUN COMP (1995 – 2016) with THE SHOTCALLERS, THE FALLOUT, HAMILTON DEFENSE ARMY – 2pm/SCREAMING FEMALES (8pm)

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Wednesday BLACK PUSSY plus SOUR PUSSY

Genra : Stoner rock

From the band…

Black Pussy is a group of rock n’ roll pot-smoking fun-loving long hairs that are passionate about art, creativity and the dynamic human spirit which refuses to submit. We encourage everybody* to take the ride with us.

*don’t be an asshole

*NOTE*

Black Pussy DOES NOT condone or endorse any sexism, racism, ageism, violence, or any other douchebaggery that has been spoiling the party since the party started.

 

 

Thursday BIG EYES (Don Giovanni Records) plus ASTRAL WITCH  (8pm)

KAIT ELDRIDGE has been the ringleader behind Big Eyes since 2010. Striving to find the perfect balance between punk, hard rock and pop, Big Eyes is content to be cemented “in between” the scenes.
 
NEWEST SINGLE: LOCAL CELEBRITY” b/w “WHEN YOU WERE 25” available now on iTunes and Spotify.
 
// You can listen to and download our music at bigeyes.bandcamp.com //
 
Tix; TBA

 

Friday DOPAPOD with THE ALTOBEELAYS

It’s our final Hamilton event before summer hiatus and we’re pulling out all the stops one last time before we say goodbye till September.

June 17 – Hamilton @ This Aint Hollywood

DOPAPOD

Special Guests:
THE ALTOBEELAYS

Tickets:
$15 in advance; $20 DOS
Available at Eventbrite.ca & DrDisc Hamilton

Doors: 8:00pm, Beelay’s at 9

To earn a FREE ticket click the link and sign up for the Dopapod Street Team –> http://bit.ly/1Q9gEIG

http://illuminationpresents.com/
http://dopapod.com/

SATURDAY TRIBUTE TO IMANTS KRUMINS

Mark your calendars!

This year’s tribute to Imants Krumins is taking place Saturday, June 18th at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton. Let’s get together to remember Imants, drink many beers, and raise some money in the fight against cancer!

This year we’ll have nine – count ’em – NINE killer bands taking the stage, a huge raffle with some really unique items up for grabs, a table of Imants-themed swag for sale, and an art show featuring some of Imants’ personal collection.

All proceeds go to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. To make a donation, please visit:
https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/4180

Special shout out to Blackbird Studios, Crafted Hamilton and the crew of the Last Pogo for their contributions to the evening! Go support these guys – great people doing great work!

More announcements to come!

—– BANDS —–

KRUMONES
THE GLORIOUS DIKS (members of the Dik Van Dykes)
CRUMMY STUFF
LET DOWNS
(https://www.facebook.com/groups/194757593125/)
ARTIFICIAL DISSEMINATION
(https://www.facebook.com/ArtificialDissemination)
HOODWINKS
(https://www.facebook.com/thehoodwinks)
THE DIPLOMATS
FUN HAUS
THICK PISS
(https://www.facebook.com/THICKPISSS)

SUNDAY CURASBUN COMP (1995 – 2016) with THE SHOTCALLERS, THE FALLOUT, HAMILTON DEFENSE ARMY – 2pm

AN AFTERNOON OF STREETPUNK, PUNK AND OI

with

CURASBUN ( Curasbun Perez ) Streetpunk from Chile
SHOTCALLERS ( ShotCallers ) Streetpunk from Montreal
THE FALLOUT ( The Fallout ) Streetpunk from Toronto
HDA ( Hamilton Defense Army ) Streetpunk from Hamilton

Cursabun Info: https://rebeltimeproductions.wordpress.com/2016/04/17/curasbun-you-have-to-live-rebellion-within-your-regular-daily-life/

SUNDAY SCREAMING FEMALES (8pm)

Screaming Females’ seven years as a band, four full-length albums and 700 globe-spanning live shows has made them difficult to miss. Through it all, the New Brunswick, New Jersey trio have continued to exude a frenetic energy which is built upon the zeitgeist of America’s punk and indie underground yet has always remained forward-looking. Fittingly, for Screaming Females’ 5th album ‘Ugly’, the band enlisted legendary recording engineer Steve Albini, famed for his unique ability to capture the ferociousness of a live performance while delivering gorgeous sonic clarity. The album’s 14 tracks reaffirm the touchstones of the band; they can still shred and front-woman Marissa Paternoster can still unleash a powerful howl. But it doesn’t end there. The album ushers in new explorations for the band, a truly remarkable feat considering their already prolific output. ‘Ugly’ has the perfect combination of raw energy and honed musicianship that produces the type of rock & roll which is still a force to be reckoned with.

TIX http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/cms/index.php?option=com_ohanah&view=event&id=2095&Itemid=7

 

 

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

12. June 2016 by Gunner
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TAH June 7 – June 11 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) / Isotopes with Barbed WIRE Braces & RADAR Hate – 8pm/JOHN OTWAY with special guest Chris Birkett & DJ Aerlie Wild/Summer Throwdown with The Funk Underground x Canadian Winter (w/ The Snow Beach Players)

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Wednesday Isotopes with Barbed WIRE Braces & RADAR Hate – 8pm

Isotopes are the world’s greatest baseball punk band.

Since taking the Canadian Punk League by storm in 2006 and delivering a string of clutch singles, the Isotopes have garnered a reputation as wily and relentless underdogs. Pioneers of the baseball punk genre, the club’s gritty, no-bargain brand of 100% juice-injected baseball-themed punkrock has earned them faithful legions of fans and Juiceheads worldwide.

In 2012, after more than 20 line-up changes, the Isotopes finally hit their stride, filling out a full road schedule including a Canadian tour with Off With Their Heads, appearances at Ottawa Explosion and PouzzaFest, and chalking up Ws at home VS legends like the Queers, Hanson Brothers, Zeroes, Methadones, Teenage Bottlerocket, Chixdiggit, Pennywise, Swingin’ Utters, Agent Orange and Richie Ramone. It was the club’s first .500 season and 2013 was on course for a repeat, when the ‘Topes were hit with a season – and possibly career-ending blow that saw Evan October and Dallas Duststorm ejected and banned from the USA for touring without green cards.

Down in the count but never out, the original bad boys of summer took 2014 to dust off and rebuild, releasing a singles compilation, The First Four Seasons on 643 Records and Red Scare Industries, and inking a deal with Canadian heavy-hitter, Stomp Records to release their debut full length in what projects to be a contending 2015 campaign.

Speed: check. Guts: check. Steroids, chicks, God shout-outs, Espanol: check, check, check, check. Evan October and his all-star Isotopes line-up featuring Trevor Uppercutz of Nervous Talk on drums, Vlad Zak of The Real McKenzies on bass, and a special pinch vocal appearance by hall-of-famer, Blag Dahlia of The Dwarves, are back to deliver hit after hit of pure baseball punk gold on Nuclear Strikezone. With more pop than George Brett’s Louisville Slugger, and a tip of the cap to punk legends like the Adolescents, Dickies, Buzzcocks, and of course – the Ramones, Nuclear Strikezone hammers the Isotopes’ classic old-school pop punk sound, and gives Juiceheads world-wide a new soundtrack for socking dingers all season long.
Barbed Wire Braces
Mid tempo to fast, old school punk based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
https://barbedwirebraces.bandcamp.com/

Thursday The Grapes of Wrath

Get Tix @

This Ain’t Hollywood http://www.thisainthollywood.ca

Crash Landing Music Store-1189 Cannon Street East (905) 548-0039
Mon-Fri:
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hammer City Records Hours
228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3
Wed-Thu:
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri:
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun:
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open until 11PM on the 2nd Friday of every month for Art Crawl Night
Phone
(905) 546-7869
Email
hammercityrecords@gmail.com
Website
https://twitter.com/hammercityrex

Dr. Disc (Hamilton) Inc.
20 Wilson St.
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5
Call us! (905) 523-1010
Fax us! (905) 523-0149
E-mail us! info@drdisc.ca

STORE HOURS
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

67 King St East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A5
Start Date
Founded in 1978
Hours
Mon-Thu:
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri:
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat:
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun:
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Phone
(905) 523-0296
Website
http://cheapiesrecords.ca

Friday JOHN OTWAY with special guest Chris Birkett & DJ Aerlie Wild

Bio : John Otway is an English singer-songwriter, who built an audience through extensive touring, a surreal sense of humour and an underdog persona.

Arriving on the back of punk rock and a gymnastic performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test, his first single, the half-spoken love song “Really Free” reached number 27 in the UK Singles Chart. It would be his greatest success for some time. The song earned him a five album deal with Polydor Records, who viewed him as a punk rather than merely an eccentric.[1] His first album, recorded with Wild Willy Barrett, was produced by Pete Townshend but sold only fitfully. The follow-up singles fared no better despite some imaginative promotion, which included an offer for Otway to come to a buyer’s house and perform the single if their copy was one of the few from which the vocal had been omitted. Otway’s and Barrett’s only other UK chart success came in July 1980 with “DK 50-80”, a modest #45 hit.

When Otway turned solo, his audience remained loyal despite poor record sales, and perhaps because of the possibility of physical injury during renditions of songs such as “Headbutts”. When his music career faltered, the resourceful Otway diversified by co-authoring a play, Verbal Diary. He created a role for himself playing a disorganized, likable twit, and by playing himself to perfection, he found other work playing the same character in commercials on the television.

His 1990 autobiography, Cor Baby, That’s Really Me (subtitled Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure) was a study in self-deprecation, and his touring continued to sustain him. Within weeks the book outsold almost all of his albums. In 1992 Otway appeared at GuilFest. In 1993 he was able to draw 2,500 fans to a gig in London and, in 1998, 4,000 celebrated his birthday with him at the Royal Albert Hall, coinciding with the release of Premature Adulation, his first album of new material for over ten years.

By then, Otway had realised he could use his fanbase, who were in on the joke, to engage in minor publicity stunts. A grassroots campaign saw his “Beware of the Flowers Cause I’m Sure They’re Going to Get You Yeah” voted the seventh greatest lyric of all time in a BBC poll. In 2002, when asked what he wanted for his 50th birthday, he requested “a second hit”. A concerted drive, including a poll (scrutinised by the Electoral Reform Society) to select the track, saw “Bunsen Burner” — with music sampled from the Trammps song “Disco Inferno” and lyrics devised to help his daughter with her chemistry homework — reach number nine in the UK Singles Chart on 6 October, and earned Otway an appearance on Top Of The Pops, BBC Television’s flagship popular music programme. To encourage fans to buy more than one copy each of the single, he released three different versions. The flip-side of “Bunsen Burner — The Hit Mix” was a cover of “The House of the Rising Sun” recorded at Abbey Road Studios and featuring 900 of his fans on backing vocals, each of whom was credited by name on the single’s sleeve. Thanks to this second hit he has now been able to release his Greatest Hits album. Commenting on the fact that the title of this album is now in the plural, Otway said that he was very proud of it, having “finally got it (the ‘s’) on the right side of Hit”.

Otway currently tours as a solo act; as a duo with Richard Holgarth; and often with his Big Band which includes Murray Torkildsen, Seymour, Adam Batterbee and guest keyboard player Barry Upton. Throughout 2005 and 2006 Otway teamed up with The Hamsters and Wilko Johnson as part of The Mad, the Bad & the Dangerous tour. A DVD of the tour was released in 2007.

He delivers occasional (humorous) lectures on the theme, “Making success out of failure”.

Otway now has a motorcycle club of fans called Beware of the Flowers MCC.

Website
http://www.johnotway.com/

Tix : $17.00

Tix availible at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/cms/index.php?option=com_ohanah&view=event&id=2067&Itemid=7

Dr Disc Tickets http://www.drdisc.ca/tickets/

Saturday Summer Throwdown with The Funk Underground x Canadian Winter (w/ The Snow Beach Players)

This Ain’t Hollywood proudly presents

The Funk Underground (Rhode Island, US)
http://www.thefunkunderground.com/

X

Canadian Winter (w/ The Snow Beach Players) (Hamilton)
https://canadianwinter.bandcamp.com/

#HamOnt! It’s been a minute, but we’re getting the whole team back together for a live hip-hop/ funk/ soul jam, to set the Summer off right! We’re luck enought to be joined by The Funk Underground an 8 piece live Hip-Hop band and Breakdance crew, straight outta Providence R.I. and currently on a 14 City tour!
We shouldn’t even need to mention – dancing shoes are a must!

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

05. June 2016 by Gunner
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Words from Lee Reed @freeleereed #hamont #KEEPHAMILTONAFFORDABLE

 

Lee Reed

So. I got all flustered on the stage last night, accepting my HMA. I’m not used to speaking in front of a crowd without alotta beer and yelling. I think I mumbled some thanks to my peeps.. forgot people.. then gave it a “keep Hamilton Hamilton”.. into a long awkward stare, and a final “this entire beautiful music apparatus is brought to you by cheap rent and housing.. thanks goodnight” haha.
WHAT I MEANT TO SAY was..
Look at this big beautiful thing we call “the Hamilton music scene”. Think of it as a big beautiful tree.. bearing delicious healthy fruits. And the HMAs are like a kinda harvest festival or a county fair.. celebrating these tasty fruits. Blue ribbons. Red ribbons. Speeches about and for the fruit! Mmm-Mmm. Good music. Good fruits. Good tree. Good us!! HAMILTON MUSIC.!! WOOT WOOT.!! We do a pretty good job of recognizing and honouring that tree, as we should.
But, then there’s THE ROOTS of that tree! You can’t forget the roots! And we do a pretty good job of celebrating the roots of that tree.. honouring the studios, the record shops, the clubs, the festivals, the media, the journalists, the videographers, photographers, designers, bar staff, doors, sound.. and all the hardworking wonderful peeps that make our roots strong.. and help grow this beautiful music tree / music scene. I think we do a pretty good job recognizing the importance of these roots to our scene. And celebrating the important contributions that those roots make. HAMILTON MUSIC SCENE.!! WOOT WOOT.!!
BUT.. the thing we always forget to thank & celebrate though? THE SOIL.!! That’s right. You can’t have healthy trees without healthy roots. And you can’t have healthy roots if you don’t have HEALTHY SOIL. And I think, this city could do a much better job of thanking, honouring and helping that soil.
What is this soil you ask? I’m talking all the unpaid and/or precariat workers that makes our City’s music and art scene the beautiful thing that it is. I mean the people that do it cuz they LOVE IT, while the money goes elsewhere.. the people that give and give and give to the music community, while barely eking out a living.. the DIY spaces and DIY shops.. the back alley, side door, basement spots.. the gallery spaces that host shows, and make fuck all from it.. the basement & bedroom recording studios and engineers.. the house show hosts.. the poster makers, sticker makers, t-shirt makers, pin makers, and designers that trade their work for beer tickets or guest lists.. the bartering and exchanging artists.. the artists honing their craft, while working 2 other part time jobs, and living for that gig on the weekend.. the artists that are offered “exposure” or “opportunity” from money-making organizations.. all of that.. it’s like THE SOIL. The lifeblood of this music scene is in this soil… in SOOOOOOOOOO MANY unpaid and unacknowledged hours of work. The soil that makes ALL THIS MUSIC possible.. from the roots, to the tree, to the fruit it bears.. is the unpaid and under-appreciated artists living in the dirt. The soil. That’s where you can find the next Terra Lightfoot. The next Dirty Nil. The next TV Freaks. The next Tom Wilson even. All of those youngins are currently in the soil. Doing dirt. And struggling, month to month, on the edges of the precariat, FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC and the LOVE OF OUR MUSIC COMMUNITY.
Healthy soil is what will keep this music scene healthy going forward. Dead soil will make for a dead arts scene. End of story.
So to the movers, shakers and decision makers of ?#?HamOnt?.. I would like to remind you.. if you love this arts and music scene like you say you do.. if you wanna keep it alive and healthy.. and you wanna continue selling this city, on the backs of these hard-working, under-paid and under-appreciated, culture-loving and culture-creating artists.. remember.. there is only ONE THING you need to do, ONE SIMPLE THING: KEEP RENT AND HOUSING AFFORDABLE. That’s it. That’s your only fucking job in this whole process. KEEP HAMILTON AFFORDABLE. Fuck your music office. Fuck your EcDev incentives. Fuck your hack attempts at commandeering this beautiful ORGANICALLY GROWN arts scene.. and pretending you EVER HAD A HAND IN HELPING IT. You have only one thing to do.. KEEP HAMILTON AFFORDABLE. That’s. Fucking. It. That’s the only contribution you CAN and SHOULD make.
You say you love the arts and the artists of #HamOnt.?? THEN PROVE IT. Make a commitment to fostering and keeping them here. KEEP HAMILTON AFFORDABLE.
HOWEVER.. if you say you love the arts and artists of #HamOnt.. but, really you just love selling condos.. really you just love profiting offa booming real-estate market.. really you just get hard every time a demo or reno starts in our downtown.. really, your social-innovating entrepreneurial think-tank is just there to make money offa the broke-ass artists (& the unpaid culture and unpaid brilliance they create). If that’s you.. know that you are AN ENEMY OF THE ARTS. You are the toxin in this soil. You are the shitty chemical fertilizer in this soil. You are the Monsanto of this field. You are the death of arts and culture. Cuz you are killing the soil.
If you wanna keep the arts and music scene healthy in #HamOnt, like you say you do.? KEEP HAMILTON AFFORDABLE. That’s your only fucking job.
I love this city. And I love this city’s music & arts scene. Let’s keep that soil healthy.!
xo.!

http://www.leereedrevolt.com/

30. May 2016 by Gunner
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TAH May 30 – June 5 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont

 URBANICITY TV LIVE TAPING. ALL WELCOMED./HELLO CAT PIANO OPEN STAGE (9pm) /THE BANDICOOTS with THE WHITE CROWLEYS & JAUNT (record release party) /PETE and FELICIA’S STAG & DOE/VENOM INC with NECROPHAGIA (7pm)

Monday URBANICITY TV LIVE TAPING. ALL WELCOMED.

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

8pm:
Guest: Keanin Loomis
Comedian: Nick Durie
Musician: Lori Yates

9pm:
Guest: Mayor Fred Eisenberger
Musician: James Ferris

Tuesday Hello Cat Piano

Friday THE BANDICOOTS with THE WHITE CROWLEYS & JAUNT (record release party)

Exhale presents…
The Bandicoots (~EP RELEASE~) – Hamilton, ON
http://www.thebandicootsmusic.com/#music-1-section

The White Crowleys – Hamilton, ON
https://whitecrowleys.bandcamp.com/releases

Jaunt – Toronto, ON
https://www.facebook.com/thebandjaunt/?fref=ts

$8 ADV or $12 with EP // $10 at Door
Doors at 9PM // All Ages

Tickets are now on sale at Dr. Disc, This Ain’t Hollywood, The Bandicoots directly!

 

Saturday PETE and FELICIA’S STAG & DOE

Join us for a fun night of live music, dancing, prizes and more!

Tickets are $10

Music: Emma VanDyk, Zachary Aasman, Pete VanDyk & the Second Hand Band, DJ Slim Wickens and more!

Prizes & Games : TBA

You can buy tickets by emailing petefeliciavandyk@gmail.com  or from a member of the wedding party.

Wedding Party: Zachary Aasman, Michael Wickens, Ed VanDyk, Antonio Caggiano, Cassandra Magazzeni, Chantelle Wilson, Jessie Oettgen, Cordelia McKnight

 

Sunday VENOM INC with NECROPHAGIA (7pm)

Mantas, Abaddon and The Demolition Man, …back and more Venomous than ever…it;s time things got straight….got real.
The great VENOM INC is back!

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

27. May 2016 by Gunner
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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

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

* * * * *

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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