This week at This Ain’t Hollywood April 1 – April 6 2014 @thesainttweets #hamont @drdischamilton
This Ain’t Hollywood OpenStageNight/NO FUN salutes SCOTT ASHETON with GORD LEWIS, NOBLE SAVAGES, LUCY FUR/THE DONE FORS, OPHELIA SYNDROME & MARIE AVERY /FLAMINGO BAY, RADIO FREE UNIVERSE,LAURA COLE,THE LAD CLASSIC, ALABAMA CLAM HASH/WTCHS 12″ RELEASE W/SAILBOATS ARE WHITE+ 2 TBA/
Tuesday April 1!!
Hello Cat Piano – Open Stage Night
Every TUESDAY Buckshot Bebee and Andrew Aldridge invite singers, dancers, comedians, beat poets, choirs, theatre groups – whatever – whoever. Its a night to stand in the spotlight!! It is a first come – first serve basis. We will sign you up so that you are guaranteed to play – and in order! Sign up begins at 9pm.
Tuesday April 2 NO FUN salutes SCOTT ASHETON with GORD LEWIS, NOBLE SAVAGES, LUCY FUR
We salute Scott Asheton with a special edition of NO FUN!
Scott “Rock Action” Asheton was an animal on the drums and an integral part of one of the indisputable pioneers of punk (and good music, period), The Stooges. Come celebrate his life with us as we indulge in some ROCK ACTION of our own.
For this night of blood, sweat and rock n’ roll, we have recruited very special guest, ***GORD LEWIS*** (Teenage Head) to do a live set with the boys of summer, the Gord Lewis Songbook, as they take us on a wild trip full of Stooges, MC5 and the like. Gord will also grace our ears with a DJ set that is sure to be full of amazing gems and some surprises.
Also performing live are local wild-boys ***THE NOBLE SAVAGES*** with their special brand of off-beat, dirty, gender-bending rock n’ roll mischief
and of course, as always, your host and vinyl mistress, ***LUCY FUR*** spinning music for demons, jerks, weirdos and ne’er-do-wells.
Art/vinyl/book/zine marketplace in the lounge featuring a variety of local brain candy.
9:30pm, $PWYC, 19+
Might as well come let down your hair with us, ’cause your pretty face is going to hell anyway.
Thursday April 3
THE DONE FORS, OPHELIA SYNDROME & MARIE AVERY
“Elegant Canadian Pop” – Dave Bidini, Rheostatic, The National Post
“One of Canada’s craftiest indie bands. An instant addiction.” – The Globe and Mail
“The DoneFors gracefully capture the essence of the Canadian spirit with sultry, sexy, but unpretentious vocals, lyrics and music.” – !earshot
Definition: ‘done for’ informal in a situation so bad it is impossible to get out
In the tradition of history’s great Canadian bands, The DoneFors have crafted yet another monumental recording with their third release, entitled Lush Life Below the Poverty Line (independent, 2014). During these times of musical bounty, The DoneFors are in world class form using only the simplicities of a beautifully crafted song and their instruments. With themes of big water, dreams of tomorrow, the end of the world and dying at the age of 27; this collection of hit singles will be listened to forever and The DoneFors can stake their claim as one of Canada’s truly exceptional songwriting bands. The album was produced by George Massenburg, Richard King and The DoneFors, recorded by George Massenburg, Richard King, Brian Lahaieand John MacLean and mixed and Mastered by Brian Lahaie.
Lush Life Below the Poverty Line takes up residency next to Award Winning Album (2011) and How to have sex with Canadians (2009).
The DoneFors’ Award Winning Album showcases this ineffable band in shining form. Pretty, naughty things, melancholy traveling, false heroes, small town woes, political cost, and lost memories are themes explored in this sophomore achievement. The album was produced by The DoneFors, recorded by Jeremy Darby, Brian Lahaie and Bryan Lowe, mixed by Michael Phillip Wojewoda, and mastered by João Carvalho. Funding was provided by FACTOR and the Ontario Arts Council.
The DoneFors’ How to have sex with Canadians was released to great critical praise. The album is a landmark project displaying timeless virtuosity from a band who proves nomadic in their musical influences. A musical hybrid emerges to bolster their signature sound which they like to refer to as Canadiana Vanguard. How to have sex with Canadians was produced by The DoneFors, recorded and mixed by Brian Lahaie and mastered by João Carvalho.
Intrinsically multi-phonic yet cohesive, The DoneFors prove to be nomadic in their musical influences. Elements of rock, contemporary pop, progressive folk, jazz, world music and country merge to bolster The DoneFors’ signature sound – a musical expression that spans genres, stretches boundaries, and stays rooted in an instrument’s organic sound. The DoneFors make a valiant attempt to defy what is hip in order to make music for musicians, music for pets, and music for music lovers to discover and appreciate when The DoneFors have died; literally.
The DoneFors formed in 2006 and comprise acclaimed singer-songwriter Janine Stoll (co-founder of Canadian charity Ladybird Animal Sanctuary with friend Melissa McClelland of Whitehorseand singer-songwriter Lisa Winn), electric guitar player/songwriter Paul MacDougall and electric bass player/songwriter Liam Smith (both of Juno nominated Mr. Something Something), and drummer Brian Lahaie.
The DoneFors want to be your “new favourite band”. Don’t be afraid. They’ll take good care of you.
Friday April 4
FLAMINGO BAY, RADIO FREE UNIVERSE,LAURA COLE,THE LAD CLASSIC, ALABAMA CLAM HASH
Mega Show! 5 Bands 5 Bucks.
Friday April 4th at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario.
Radio Free Universe (12:10) – Fresh off back to back HMA nominations. Radio Free Universe will be heading back into the studio very soon to create more rock magic. Have a listen to their latest record at www.facebook.com/radiofreeuniverse
Flamingo Báy (11:15) – This 3 piece has been stompin’ around playing their “Northern Swamp Rock” for a while. Their album “Loco Pony” was released last September. Have a listen at www.flamingobaymusic.com
Laura Cole (10:30) – Laura just released a brand new single “Papineau” with”Daniel Lanois”. Her brand new album is expected to be released in April. Light a cigarette and have a listen www.facebook.com/lauracolemusic
The Lad Classic (9:45) – From Toronto, The Lad Classic have an acoustic EP “Lightning” available now for FREE. With their rockin EP “Thunder” available March 18th. www.theladclassic.com
Alabama Clam Hash (9) – Not much is known about these 2 bash brothers. Expect to hear some recordings very soon from this 2 piece bass/drum duo.
Doors at 8:30. Tunes at 9.
Saturday April 5
WTCHS 12″ RELEASE W/SAILBOATS ARE WHITE+ 2 TBA
PERDU & Out Of Sound are proud to present…
WTCHS release for It’s Not A Cross, It’s A Curse!
with special guests;
THE FLESHTONES with THE SHEANDERTHALS & THE SQUIDS
10 April 2014
VARGA with CRAWL
11 April 2014
LIGHT OF DAY AFTERPARTY!!
12 April 2014
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE:
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