TAH OCT 14 – OCT 19
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – RED WAR with KRYPTKEEPER & DIRT STAR – 9pm/SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 – MARKER STARLING plus DAN EDMONDS (with band) – 9pm/WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 The Dark Syndicate presents: Electronic & Industrial Halloween: DJ Nokturne. Rabbit Hole Express, CNTRL Machine, Pulse Code, Grind Abrasion (Live) DJ Nokturne 9pm/THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 – ZEUS with ICE CREAM & THE DILL – 8pm/WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 HAMILTON DEATH CAFE OCTOBER 16 7 PM – 9 PM/MONDAY NIGHT KIWANIS BINGO ON CABLE 14 7 PM- 8 PM/ THURSDAYS ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS – 4pm to 7pm/
MONDAY NIGHT KIWANIS BINGO ON CABLE 14 7 PM- 8 PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 HAMILTON DEATH CAFE OCTOBER 16 7 PM – 9 PM
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 The Dark Syndicate presents: Electronic & Industrial Halloween : DJ Nokturne. Rabbit Hole Express, CNTRL Machine, Pulse Code, Grind Abrasion (Live) DJ Nokturne 9pm
Check a wide variety of Heavy Electronic Music from local artists and get into the Dark vibes at this spooky Pre-Halloween show! 5$ or P.W.Y.C Prizes for “Best Costume” and “Biggest Freak”!
Presented by The Dark Syndicate:
Hardware based Electronic Music performed by Phil Minotti & Mike Graham. The duo delivers hard driving Techno beats with evolving landscapes of sound that bring the listener along for the journey.
Aggressive Electronic and guitar driven band, dancing between Darksynth, Cyberpunk, Post-Industrial, and Synthwave. Within these genres, they balance between the Hard Rock and Electronic scene with a unique blend of music that covers a variety of different themes.
Rabbit Hole Express
The solo project of Phil Minotti ( 1/2 of CNTRL Machine ). With some really heavy Techno and a large number of recent quality remixes, he definitely holds his own and leads us deep into the rabbit hole.
A prominent figure in the Hamilton music scene and creator of The Dark Syndicate. DJ Nokturne will be playing a wide variety of Industrial, EBM, Goth. Join us on the dance floor for some heavy tracks that will get you in the Halloween vibe.
Experimental Electronic Artist and a member of The Dark Syndicate. Grind Abrasion focuses on a range of Bass oriented music and Noise.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26 – ARTS & CRAFTERNOONS – 4pm to 7pm
Have you stopped to appreciate the latest awesome Crafternoon poster featuring Tara Bursey’s illustration art? Why not stop by today 4-7PM to do just that and then some? Come by for the chill spot, cold drink specials, cool people, and HOT tunes selected by bartender Tim.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 – ZEUS with ICE CREAM & THE DILL – 8pm
This Ain’t Hollywood presents ZEUS with ICE CREAM & THE DILL – 8pm
w/ Ice Cream
& The Dill
THURSDAY OCTOBER 17 – ZEUS with ICE CREAM & THE DILL – 8pm
Get tickets here – https://www.bruha.com/event/5083
FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 – RED WAR with KRYPTKEEPER & DIRT STAR – 9pm
HERE WE FUCKING GO!!! WE HAVE A GREAT FUCKING LINEUP OF SOME KILLER RAWK N ROLL AT @THIS AINT HOLLYWOOD FRI. OCT 18TH!! LETS GET ALL YOU OLD AND NEW SCHOOL FUCKERS OUT THIS NIGHT!! Redwar KRYPTCREEPER DirtStar Doors open at 9pm $5……yup 5 fuckin bucks!!!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 – MARKER STARLING plus DAN EDMONDS (with band) – 9pm
This Ain’t Hollywood presents
MARKER STARLING (with band)
DAN EDMONDS (with band)
Saturday, October 19th, 2019
$12, Doors at 9pm
@ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. North
Toronto troubadour Chris A. Cummings (Marker Starling, formerly Mantler) has been playing Melancholy Party Jams since 1999. A solo performer for many years, his preferred weapons were a Wurltizer electric piano and an early pre-programmed drum machine. More recently he has been supported by a band consisting of Jay Anderson (drums) and Matt McLaren (bass).
After a long association with Germany’s Tomlab label, who released the second, third and fourth Mantler records (SADISFACTION, LANDAU and MONODY) Cummings began working with UK-based Tin Angel Records in 2010. With Tin Angel, Marker Starling has released 3 albums since 2015 – the acclaimed ROSY MAZE (praised by Matthew Horton in the NME for its “timeless quality”), solo all-covers record I’M WILLING (2016), and the self-retrospective ANCHORS AND AMPERSANDS (2017). An all-originals solo record is planned for release in late 2018. The recent 3 records were also released by Japan’s 7e.p. Records, who brought Cummings to Japan for performances in 2016 and 2018.
Cummings has collaborated with the German band Von Spar, contributing vocals and lyrics to four songs on their album STREET LIFE (Italic, 2014). His song “Deep Background” was recorded by Stereolab’s Laetitia Sadier for her Source Ensemble record FIND ME FINDING YOU (Drag City, 2017). His 2010 song “In Stride” was included in DJ Koze’s DJ-Kicks compilation on !K7 Records in 2015.
From the grooving opening track “To Be That Needle,” to the charmingly lo-fi “Yearning,” Edmonds presents himself as a folkie with a tough, inner-city edge. It’s a stylistic shift he had been mulling over before Harlan Pepper’s dissolution, and as tracks began taking shape in his home studio, Edmonds soon realized he had no choice but to go all the way.
“My idea was mainly to just hit record and see what came out,” he says. “A lot of the songs were created that way, but the entire album evolved over a long period of time. I used an 8-track machine, so I was really limited in that sense, but I loved the challenge. It was almost like trying to make the perfect demo. To me, demos always sound better than the final product in most cases.”
Edmonds’ notion of not over-thinking the process extended to his lyrics as well, some of which spilled out in stream-of-consciousness fashion. Nevertheless, the imagery imbued in tracks such as “Love Can Be A Tunnel” and “Dead Couches” greatly adds to the overall dreaminess of Ladies On The Corner. Some will surely hear echoes of Kurt Vile, yet Edmonds’ well-established voice has in many ways never sounded more original, as if his intention is to deconstruct what it means to be a singer/songwriter in the first place.
After laying down the basic tracks on his own, Edmonds shifted the scene to fellow Hamiltonian Sean Pearson’s Boxcar Sound Recording where additional guitars were added by Wayne Petti (Grey Lands, Cuff The Duke), bass by Tyler Belluz, and lap steel by Rich Burnett (Bry Webb). Edmonds likens the sessions to a gathering of friends more than anything else, in keeping with the loose vibes of the music.
In some respects, Ladies On The Corner is also a break from the Americana tag that was often attached to Harlan Pepper, largely due to their love of all things twang. “Americana has become a pretty broad term, even though I never totally felt like it applied to us,” Edmonds says. “But I feel like these new songs show off a different side of all the old country and folk music I still love. My hope is that people will come to this album with fresh ears and appreciate it for what it is.”
At the very least, folk purists can latch onto Edmonds’ haunting rendition of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene,” which closes the album, an idea he says was inspired by Ry Cooder and his habit of often ending his records with radically re-imagined versions of traditional songs. It’s the perfect send-off, and it’s not much of a stretch to believe it will also become the standard closer to Edmonds’ live shows, at least for the time being.
Edmonds will be doing those shows with a new band consisting of drummer Jason Bhattacharya (also of Taylor Knox’s band), bassist Brad Germain, pedal steel guitarist Ben Robinson, and Harlan Pepper lead guitarist Jimmy Hayes. Edmonds admits he’s been listening to the Grateful Dead a lot recently, so the band’s modus operandi at this point is to fully explore all angles of the material as much as possible.
Whether you call it Cosmic Canadiana or any other currently hip term, the bottom line is that Ladies On The Corner heralds a new beginning for one of this country’s unique young voices. Firmly rooted in the past, but with a vision squarely aimed toward the future, Dan Edmonds is ready for his close-up.
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