TAH Aug 23 – Aug 28 2016 @thesainttweets @drdischamilton @933CFMU #hamont @tourismhamilton
THIS AIN’T THE OPEN JAM/BEAMS with PROOF of Ghosts (8pm)/Panacea/THE COOKOUT WARM UP PARTY (8pm)/ Melissa Marchese with Matt Pray and The Animal Hospital / Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars/Kestrels, Black Baron, Sensei/Sunday Slamfest w Wimp City Right Shitty Synthetic Lout Kill Sid
Tuesday THIS AIN’T THE OPEN JAM
WEDNESDAY BEAMS with PROOF of Ghosts (8pm)
Every decade or so, a band comes along that perfectly reflects Toronto’s never-ending quest to honour the legacy of its musical past while breaking new artistic ground. In 2015, that band is Beams. For the past two years, the sound of Beams’ two female voices in harmony, combined with banjo, mandolin, lap steel guitar and singing saw, has carved a niche within Toronto’s alternative folk scene. Now, with its new two-song single, The Gutters and The Glass, Beams has fully tapped into its unlimited potential.
As a true collective, the seven-piece ensemble’s sound brings together elements of country, bluegrass, folk, and avant garde to create music that echoes long-dead Appalachian voices while bravely injecting that spirit into 21st century pop. With the writing of co-front woman Anna Mernieks as its foundation, Beams pushes the boundaries of tradition, at the same time allowing each member space to contribute their distinctive voices toward a greater end. With The Gutters and The Glass, those results are well beyond anything Beams has conceived up to now.
On their own, each song — “The Way We Run” and “Black Shadow” — takes the approach Beams’ employed on its acclaimed 2013 debut album, the Peter J. Moore-produced Just Rivers, to a different level of sonic sophistication, with the array of voices and instrumentation beautifully balanced, and each note perfectly placed. It’s what a great single has always been and should always be—approximately seven completely captivating minutes.
Fittingly, the story behind the making of The Gutters and The Glass embodies the band’s artistic intent. In the fall of 2013, drummer Mike Duffield heard that John McEntire was relocating his SOMA Electronic Music Studio in Chicago. The news prompted Duffield to contact McEntire (known best for his work with Tortoise and The Sea & Cake) to see if it was still possible to schedule a session. Beams managed to secure two days just after the New Year, convinced a Chicago friend to put them up at his apartment, and spent the remaining funds on a van for the daunting mid-winter drive.
The Gutters and The Glass comes barely a year after Beams’ formal arrival in May 2013 with Just Rivers. In her four-star review, NOW’s Julia LeConte described the initial offering as “an album that never repeats itself and is full of unexpected nods and surprise turns – bluegrassy one minute (okay, many minutes), nodding to ‘60s Britrock the next.”
One listen to The Gutters and The Glass will confirm that view and then some. With this single, Beams has set a high standard for its next recording venture, but after this experience, they are sure to live up to it. Enjoy these two songs for the gorgeous documents of two whirlwind days in Chicago that they are, but know that there is also much more to come.
Proof of Ghosts
Proof of Ghosts is going to take you home down country roads. Proof of Ghosts is pure pop perfection. Proof of Ghosts is going to tear your crying heart from your throat. Proof of Ghosts is going to sing you to sleep and Proof of Ghosts is going to chase the Devil back through the forest and out to sea.
Cover Charge : TBA
Welcome to the official page of the first ever PANACEA! PANACEA is a one-night concert that features lively performances from a small, but powerful handful of independent producers and MC’s from the GTA area.
August 25th 2016 @ This Ain’t Hollywood
11PM – 2AM
For any inquiries please contact;
Cell: (905) 317-0037
FRIDAY Melissa Marchese with Matt Pray and The Animal Hospital / Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars
Matt Pray and The Animal Hospital
Aaron Berger & The Blue Stars
SATURDAY Kestrels, Black Baron, Sensei
August 27th – This is Aint Hollywood – Cool bands, fun times, come hang.
Kestrels – https://
Black Baron – https://
Doors at 9pm | $10
Sunday Slamfest w Wimp City Right Shitty Synthetic Lout Kill Sid
Jamie Problem & Hammer City Records Present:
(Thanks to Luther for the sick poster!)
Sunday August 28 3PM
This Ain’t Hollywood 345 James St North #HamOnt
All ages & licensed, all fun, all for just $6
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