What’s Happening #hamont #hamontmusic @gogunnersmith @933cfmu @1015TheHawk
Lots of stuff happening around in and around Hamilton. Here are some of my picks.
TUESDAY NOV 29 The Doomed » Old Witch » Marion
9:00 pm / PWYC (Suggested $5)
WEDNESDAY SACHA BASH with THE ASTROMEN, DAN EDMONDS & JASON BHATTACHARDYA, MELISSA MARCHESE, SARAH BEATTY, GILLIAN NICOLA, JORDAN KOREN, DANIELLE BEAUDIN, MOLLY BABIN, BILLY MOON (7pm)
This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H3
The Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton and Area (SACHA) presents a night of music, laughs and good company, all for a great cause.
Dan Edmonds + Jason Bhattacharya
and Molly Babin
Tickets available at This Ain’t Hollywood.
7PM // All Ages // $15
All proceeds to support the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton.
THURSDAY CoBALT Connects.?Series 10dB & Strangewaves present: CCMC at the LIVELab
December 1 – December 2
Dec 1 at 7:30 AM to Dec 2 at 11 PM
LIVELab – McMaster University’s Institute for Music and the Mind MIMM
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Series -10dB and Strangewaves present:
December 1 & 2,
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton
Series 10 dB is the in-house concert series created by the LIVELab at McMaster University’s Institute for Music and the Mind. Each concert features a brilliant musician and a McMaster researcher in an intimate 100-seat one-of-a-kind research theatre.
Canada’s preeminent non-idiomatic free-improvisation ensemble, world-travelled since the 1970s, today comprises original member Michael Snow (piano, synth), John Oswald (sax), John Kamevaar (percussion, electronics), and Paul Dutton (soundsinging, harmonica). Process takes precedence and form evolves in a shifting tapestry of textures and timbres, dense layerings, meditative calms, and raucous cacophony.
JOHN OSWALD (alto sax). World-famous composer and plunderphonic maestro, Oswald has also maintained a career-long improvisatory focus for over thirty years, both as a saxophonist and a contact dancer. He has performed on four continents and can be heard on dozens of recordings as soloist, featured guest, and band member.
PAUL DUTTON (soundsinging, harmonica). Ranked among the world’s leading exponents of oral sound art, Dutton has toured extensively across the Americas and Europe, and has released five solo sound recordings. One of The Four Horsemen poetry and voice-improv group (1970–88), he has collaborated with Phil Minton, Lee Ranaldo, Jaap Blonk, R. Murray Schafer, and many others.
JOHN KAMEVAAR (percussion, electronics). Sound artist, visual artist, and musician, Kamevaar first played in CCMC in the ’80s and early ’90s, touring internationally and recording with the band. Between 1987 and 1991, he gave concerts and made six recordings with the industrial-ambient-noise trio Kaiser Nietzsche and produced soundtracks for the feature-length art films.
MICHAEL SNOW (piano, synthesizer). A founding member of CCMC, Snow is a world-renowned visual artist with a distinguished parallel career in music. He played in the ’50s with jazz greats like Jimmy Rushing and Cootie Williams, led his own extended improv groups in the’50s and ’60s, still performs solo piano in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has issued many recordings.
FRIDAY Gregory Hoskins & Tina Newlove: Illuminate Me
The Pearl Company
16 Steven St., Hamilton, Ontario L8L 5N3
GREGORY HOSKINS with TINA NEWLOVE: ILLUMINATE ME: A Concert and Live Painting Performance.
Two nights: Thursday / Friday, December 1 & 2: 8:00pm. $25 door.
A concert presentation of songs from acclaimed Canadian recording artist Gregory Hoskins set against a larger-than-life canvas being painted by Tina Newlove and projected over the singer. The evening begins with Hoskins under the stark light of the projected canvas and ends drowning in colour and form. The songs of Hoskins are cool and warm and sorrowful and hopeful all at the same time and the paintings of Newlove are organic and grounded, abstract just enough to make them otherworldly but recognizable. The interactions between painter and singer are unrehearsed and the outcome is unplanned as he makes his way through solo renditions of the songs (with a dose of the “between song asides” he is known for) and Newlove’s projected “Hand of God” applies colour in all its’ drippy mess. The audience gets a taste of the chaos that can lead to form. And that is where the two meet..
SATURDAY Risky Business Best 80s Music
RISKY BUSINESS is the FIRST Saturday of every month [10pm start time]. ‘80s outfits and costumes are always welcome! There is also a confection table featuring ‘80s pinback button and candy. Presented by Hop City Brewing (http://www.hopcity.com/) and The Generator (http://www.thegenerator.ca/). And we cannot forget our ‘80s inflatable figures and decor are involved!
Sunday Plants and Animals + Harlow
95 King St. E., Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A9
PLANTS AND ANIMALS with HARLOW
Sunday December 4, 2016 • Doors 7:00pm, show 8:00pm
Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 (+SC) advance, $32 at the door
Plants and Animals are a Montreal-based trio that began playing together as kids, emerged on the international scene in 2008 and have developed a varied cult following ever since, built this on the shoulders of their self-produced records, their intense live show, or both—depending on who you ask. April 2016’s “Waltzed In From the Rumbling” is their first album in nearly four years. It is Plants and Animals’ most soulful and inventive collection of music yet. Eleven soundtracks for leaps taken, ships sailed, dark water and pink skies.
Here is a Gunnersmith.ca facebook listings of other shows.