TAH DEC 23– DEC 31 2019
FRIDAY DECEMBER 27th – Strangewaves Presents – PELADA (from Montreal) with CHRISTINE SEALEY – 9pm/SATURDAY DECEMBER 28th – CONCAVITY (ep release) plus guests – 9pm/THURSDAY DECEMBER 26th – An Evening with FRIENDS OF KARAOKE – 8pm/SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 – An Evening with THE EGGMEN – 8pm/SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 SUNDAY SLAMFEST- DOORS @ 3 PM/TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 NEW YEARS EVE A PUNK ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA! Let Downs, Gag Order and Artificial Dissemination with DJ’s Broken Mohawk, Love Gun and Run MDC. David Baillie will also be celebrating the launch of his second Hamilton-based novel, Little Bones. Headlining will be Chris Crash’s 60th Birthday !!! PSSSTT Glen “The Hamilton Kid ” Too!!
MONDAY NIGHT BINGO – 7 pm
THURSDAY DECEMBER 26th – An Evening with FRIENDS OF KARAOKE – 8pm
I’m dreaming of a karaoke Christmas, just like the one at This Ain’t Hollywood on Boxing Day.
May your sad songs be sung before midnight, and may all your PWYC monies go to Hamilton food banks.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 27th – Strangewaves Presents – PELADA (from Montreal) with CHRISTINE SEALEY – 9pm
Strangewaves & This Ain’t Hollywood present a massive electronic double bill that’ll be the highlight of your holidays:
PELADA (Montreal, PAN records)
CHRISTINA SEALEY (Hamilton, Orphx)
DJ HOUSE ALMA (Allie Blumas of DOOMSQUAD)
$10 advance, $15 door
Montréal electronic duo, Pelada, have resonated with audiences for their recontextualized blend of Chicago house, Detroit techno with more abstract & abrasive club music. Chris Vargas’ lyrics, delivered in Spanish, explore themes of power, surveillance, social, environmental and gender politics.
The duo, comprised of vocalist Chris Vargas and producer Tobias Rochman, create a sound combining a patchwork of sequenced analogue synths, drum machines, samplers and voice that is both urgent and powerful. The resulting live sets are living and breathing entities, energetic and combative.
Pelada grew out of the city’s infamous underground afterhours warehouse scene, performing alongside DJs, punk groups, and live experimental electronic acts. These large parties are often illegal, populated by an eclectic mix of punks, club kids, ravers and freaks, promoting a spirit of inclusiveness and open-mindedness. Pelada embraces this diverse crowd united by a shared interest of letting loose, unsatisfied by what is being offered in the more mainstream clubs.
Since the mid-1990s, Christina has been working with Richard Oddie to create a unique fusion of techno, industrial, and electro-acoustic music. Using modular and analog synthesizers, software, feedback circuits, location recordings and homemade instruments, Oddie and Sealey draw upon the darker tendencies of techno, electro, dub, and combine these elements with the experimental aesthetics of early industrial music. Orphx has gained an international following as one of the pioneering acts within the European “rhythmic noise” scene. They have performed in numerous countries around the world, appearing alongside artists such as Alva Noto, Laurie Anderson, Marcel Dettmann, Monolake, Pan Sonic and many others. Oddie and Sealey have also collaborated on audio/visual projects and exhibitions related to their musical work. Orphx have released ten full-length albums and numerous singles on vinyl, cd and cassette. Their most recent work further develops a dark hybrid of techno, dub and industrial that has garnered critical acclaim from many of techno’s leading DJs.
PHÈDRE is an electronic duo from Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Originating in experimental-pop realms, their richly-textured compositions have grown into instrumental sets of high-bpm rhythmic soundscapes, performed live using sequencers and synthesizers. The ever-changing bass-heavy sets pay tribute to club, breakbeat, jungle and techno, while maintaining Phèdre’s own unique sense of musical beat exploration. Phèdre has toured in Can/USA, Mexico, EU/UK, Japan/Korea/Taiwan, Philippines, Russia, and Lebanon.
+ DJ HOUSE ALMA (Alma Alma of DOOMSQUAD) playing throughout the night 🙂
Strangewaves welcomes all people who refrain from harmful behaviour while attending an event. Harmful behaviour includes harassment, violence, and violation of consent.
This Ain’t Hollywood is located on the first floor, with no stairs but is not technically wheelchair accessible because there is no wheelchair accessible washroom.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 28th – CONCAVITY (ep release) plus guests – 9pm
Concavity’s sophomore EP “Eyes Never Know” is complete (release date of Fri Dec 20th)!
Come celebrate with us on Saturday, December 28th at This Ain’t Hollywood.
We’re excited to be joined by Pious Youth, coming out of retirement for this event, Essen – latest project by Spencer Newell, formerly of New Hands
AND DJ Julie Fazooli pumping all the 80s synth hits between bands!
Doors at 9PM
$12 at the door | $10 advanced
Available at DrDisc Hamilton, The Brain, and This Ain’t Hollywood
Concavity is a Canadian darkwave/post-punk duo formed in 2018 by Beth de Jong & Graham B.. On beds of dark rhythms lilt sad melodies with a grim outlook. They sing songs of pain and pessimism.
Essen was formed in 2018, the brainchild of Spence Newell (New Hands). The project is a creative pore through which sloppy keyboard playing, jangling electronics and wonky vocals ooze forth unabated.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 SUNDAY SLAMFEST- DOORS @ 3 PM
Jamie Problem & Hammer City Records Present:
SLAMFEST 102 XMess Hangover All Ager Rager
Sick of your family? Take ‘em or leave em.
SEA OF TROUBLES
NANCY VICIOUS AND THE NASTY BITCHES
NEW LOCAL BAND NAME TBA
Let’s kill a Christmas tree! Maybe a crummy Regiftmas pinata too…
All Ages! All Fun!
Get Day Drunk (if you’re 19+) Crash Out Early
SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 – An Evening with THE EGGMEN – 8pm
All Beatles, All NIght , All Right…!!!
Nothing but Beatles songs, all night long..about 65 songs…..Doug Feaver, Steve Sinnicks, Rick Andrew, and Bill Dillon…There will be a cover charge of 10 or 12 dollars…not sure..Three long sets, lots of electric guitar stuff, a nice acoustic set, lots of songs to dance to, famous songs, and songs you might not even remember having ever heard…! The Eggmen…Right between Christmas and New Years….A Sunday night, and early…8 until midnight…Nice!!
TUESDAY DECEMBER 31 NEW YEARS EVE A PUNK ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA! Let Downs, Gag Order and Artificial Dissemination with DJ’s Broken Mohawk, Love Gun and Run MDC. David Baillie will also be celebrating the launch of his second Hamilton-based novel, Little Bones. Headlining will be Chris Crash’s 60th Birthday !!! PSSSTT Glen “The Hamilton Kid ” Too!!
The Let Downs dot CA
DJ Love Gun
DJ Run MDC
DJ Broken Mohawk
David Baillie reading from “Little Bones”
And oh yeah……we celebrate the Birthday of Glen “The Hamilton Kid” too!
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
Into the Abyss 119 Locke St. S.
L8P 4A7 Hamilton, Ontario (905) 518-7609