TAH DEC 10 – DEC 16
SAT DEC 15 POLYESTER DRAG & DANCE NIGHT /FRIDAY Dec 14th – LADYBIRD ANIMAL SANCTUARY Xmas Fundraiser/TUESDAY DEC 11 JESSICA MOSS /WEDNESDAY DEC 12 JOHNNY PANDORA (From Japan) with Special Guests THE DREAMBOATS./THURSDAY Dec 13th – RAT PARADE plus Guests – 8pm/MONDAY KIWANIS BINGO 7PM-8PM “BINGO AND GAMES”/ SUNDAY DEC 16 PHOTOS WITH SANTA 2018! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO JACK PEDLER
MONDAY KIWANIS BINGO 7PM-8PM “BINGO AND GAMES”
BINGO AND GAMES Bring your own game or play one of ours! * Bingo cards available at the bar.
TUESDAY DEC 11 JESSICA MOSS
Strangewaves & This Ain’t Hollywood present…
JESSICA MOSS(Montreal/mmbr Silver Mount Zion/Constellation))
Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 2018 . Early Show 8pm
@ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. North, Hamilton
Advance Tickets: $12 at http://www.thisainthollywood.ca/cms/index.php?option=com_ohanah&view=registration&ohanah_event_id=2901&Itemid=
Montreal violinist Jessica Moss has performed and recorded with a wide spectrum of ensembles over the last two decades. Best known as a permanent member of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, she was also a founding member of avant-klezmer group Black Ox Orkestar, recorded and toured with the Vic Chesnutt band for the two albums released on Constellation, and worked extensively with Carla Bozulich’s Evangelista. She has also performed and recorded as a guest with many of Montreal’s best known artists, most recently with Big|Brave on their acclaimed 2016 record for Southern Lord. She was featured in Jem Cohen’s Empires of Tin project, and joined members of Godspeed, Fugazi, White Magic and Dirty Three to perform the live score to Cohen’s film We Have An Anchor in various locations at Europe and the USA. Most recently she’s been collaborating and performing with the band Laniakea, featuring Daniel O’Sullivan (Ulver, Grumbling Fur, Æthenor, This Is Not This Heat) and Massimo Pupillo (Zu).
Though she’s been playing violin practically her entire life, Jessica has always felt most at home in a collaborative setting and has been steadfastly devoted to the practice of ensemble playing. This has generally meant creation ‘in the service of’: the other parts being played, the lyrics being sung, the structure of the song, and/or the recording and mixing at hand. The practices inherent in group creation and performance inform her very person in many ways and have given her a deep understanding and respect for both group dynamics and ‘working communities’ in general.
Moss’ catalyst to create solo work was a 2014 virtual collaboration with Olympia, USA musician Kevin Doria, who creates intensely rich and layered minimalist drone music under the moniker Total Life and with his bands Growing and Hiss Tracts. Simultaneously she was commissioned by La Biennale de Montréal to create a site specific composition that reflected on the theme of the 2014 exhibition.
Alone in her practice space equipped with the tools, methods, and experiences gleaned from years in studios, rehearsal spaces, performing and touring, Jessica commenced building her unique style and structure. The music that came was longform and narrative, conjuring images with sounds and melodies and occasional lyrics, and telling exigent stories of troubled times. Written by ear and memory and never committed to paper, Moss conceives for live performance, where she makes use of violin, a myriad of pedals, a microphone, and three amplifiers.
Moss says she feels aligned with the transportive nature of storytelling tradition. By creating narrative music around subjects already on many minds, she aims to create a space for collective reflection. She believes sharing such “transporting moments” can be both balm and a catalyst to engagement .
In 2015 Jessica self-released the cassette Under Plastic Island, a beautiful, swirling meditation on the island of plastic trash floating in the ocean, the result of a trip to Brooklyn during which she spent time in the basement recording studio of friend and occasional collaborator Guy Picciotto.
In the last 18 months she has been invited to perform solo at Le Guess Who in Utrecht, ATP in Wales, Pop Montreal, La Biennale de Montréal, and Suoni Per Il Popolo. For the 2017 edition of Big Ears Festival (Knoxville, USA), Moss will perform solo as well as undertake multiple collaborative performances with Cohen’s Gravity Hill project (featuring Guy Picciotto, Jim White, Matana Roberts and others).
May 2017 heralds Jessica Moss’ first official full-length solo release. Comprised of two side-length multi-movement compositions, Pools Of Light is a stunning work that unfolds at a stately, inexorable pace, combining sound-art and signal-processed timbres, extended melodic and contrapuntal lines, and the periodic deployment of stark, minimalist vocals. Recorded with kindred spirit Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and released on the only label home she knows, Jessica says she “is feeling fucking grateful to be doing what I’m doing right now” and hopes to see you on the road.
WEDNESDAY DEC 12 JOHNNY PANDORA (From Japan) with Special Guests THE DREAMBOATS.
LIVE AND DIRECT from the Tokyo rockabilly scene comes JOHNNY PANDORA and his band of leather-clad rockers!! With special guests, The Dreamboats!
Johnny Pandora, star of the recent Sapporo beer commercial and Youngblood’s viral ‘5 Seconds of Summer’ music video, is the new face of the Tokyo Rockabilly scene! Come and party with Johnny and his band at his FIRST SHOW in Canada at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario!!
Supporting Johnny Pandora is Mississauga’s own internationally touring rock n’ rollers, THE DREAMBOATS, fresh off of their California tour!
GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADV. HERE
DOORS: 8:00 PM
THURSDAYS ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS – 4pm to 7pm FREE!
ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS! 4pm to 7pm – EVERY THURSDAY! – This might be one of the coolest ideas for an afternoon hang! Our bartender Leah Visser who is also part of Hammer City Records came up with this fab creative incentive! Thanks Tara Bursey for such an incredible poster. BTW.
THURSDAY Dec 13th – RAT PARADE plus Guests – 8pm
We guarantee there is no better way to kick off your twelve days of Christmas than by attending this show. Hamilton’s premiere rat themed band RAT PARADE will be playing their fuzzy tunes for all to hear. They’ll also have some vinyl copies of their new album OUR PLAGUE available at the show, just saying.
Featuring Hamilton’s own punk rockers CANDY HANGOVER and Burlington’s favourite pup punkers DOG COPS.
FRIDAY Dec 14th – LADYBIRD ANIMAL SANCTUARY Xmas Fundraiser
This Ain’t Hollywood is currently for sale, so this may possibly be the last Ladybird Holiday Benefit Concert at this great venue.
We’re so thankful to the staff and owners of This Ain’t for allowing us to have this event at their iconic bar for the past eight years. Let’s make this year the best one so far!
Join us Friday December 14th starting at 9pm for a great night of music and fundraising for rescued animals!
Visit the Ladybird merch table and The Travelling Boutique to do your Christmas shopping.
Have a pint at the bar, and visit the businesses on James Street North for Art Crawl night!
Pay what you can at the door. Suggested donation $20.
SAT DEC 15 POLYESTER DRAG & DANCE NIGHT
Come celebrate Queersmas at Polyester!
Saturday December 15th at This Ain’t Hollywood
Featuring Drag Perfomances by Beautiful
Baby Bel Bel!!
DJ sets by Rosé & Mia
SUNDAY DEC 16 PHOTOS WITH SANTA 2018! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO JACK PEDLER
FRIENDS, FAMILY, PETS, BAND MATES, CO-WORKERS, TEAMMATES, CLASSMATES! – Its the 2018 Photos with Santa sessions at This Ain’t Hollywood. This year’s efforts go towards helping local musician JACK PEDLER with his medical assistance. FEATURING music/performances by Martin Verral and the Gord Lewis Songbook.SUNDAY DECEMBER 16th – 2pm – 4:30pm. This year’s photographer: The incredible MELANIE GILLIS (melaniegillis.com) – See you there – photo by
This Aint Hollywood 345 James street North during hours of operation 289 396 3911 – – online at http://
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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