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.
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
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.
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
w/ LEE REED
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.
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