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.
Thursday The Grapes of Wrath
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This Ain’t Hollywood http://www.thisainthollywood.ca
Crash Landing Music Store-1189 Cannon Street East (905) 548-0039
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hammer City Records Hours
228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2L3
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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
Dr. Disc (Hamilton) Inc.
20 Wilson St.
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5
Call us! (905) 523-1010
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Mon – Thurs: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
67 King St East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A5
Founded in 1978
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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. 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.
Tix : $17.00
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Saturday Summer Throwdown with The Funk Underground x Canadian Winter (w/ The Snow Beach Players)
This Ain’t Hollywood proudly presents
#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