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


This Ain’t Hollywood presents

Special Guest: JENNIFER BUDD

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

Advance Tickets: $10
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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)

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.


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

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,


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)

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.
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

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