Oct 28 Annual Halloween Jamstravaganza with Fat Cats and Torque Hound @CasbahHamilton

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Are we talking about Halloween already?!?!

Sure we are. Halloween rocks. And so do the Fat Cats and Torque Hound.

We’re talking about some of the best in funky, psychedelic, jam-rock!

Get your costume ready and clear your schedule for this annual jamstravaganza.

Some highlights will include:

– $5 pints until 10pm

– Prizes for best costumes

– “Just because” giveaways

– A shit ton of dancing

Doors at 9pm.

Get your tickets now!

$8 in advance or $15 at the door.

Tickets at www.fatcats.eventbrite.com

Fat Cats are:

Adam Bernstein – Drums
Chris Gatchene – Guitar and Vocals
Todd Gillies – Guitar and Vocals
Dave Hill – Bass
Josh Williams – Keys and Beard

Hamilton’s own Torque Hound are:

Dylan Matthews – Vocals & Guitar
Marcus Starr – Guitar
Daniel Krawchuck – Bass & Vocals
Codi Maki – Drums, Vocals, & Being the Codiest
Ben Clement – Percussion

02. September 2017 by Gunner
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SEPT 23 JOHNNY CASH – The Original Punk! With LORI YATES&The NASHVILLE REJECTS! @thesainttweets

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6th Annual tribute show to Johnny Cash! Always a KILLER SOLD OUT show! The HOTTEST singers perform their favourite Johnny Cash tunes! Hosted by Lori Yates & the Nashville Rejects and STARRING:
Tomi Swick
Ginger St. James
Danny Marks
Melissa Marchese
Tim Gibbons
Dave Pomfret
Mimi Shaw
Lou Molinaro
Mary Simon
Matty Simpson
Tor Lukasik – Foss
Chris Houston

** We will also be making a donation to the Jack Pedler Medical Fund, as Jack still needs our support!


$25.00 at the door
Doors open at 8pm
Advanced tickets

This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H3

September 23, 2017

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OCT 15 D.O.A @thesainttweets

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D.O.A. will be in the Hammer on October 15th to continue their 2017 World Tour! On the bill will be Edmonton’s Raygun Cowboys and Hamilton’s own Barbed Wire Braces!

This Ain’t Hollywood
345 James St. N, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 1H3

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SEPT 21 PAT MALONEY – 8pm @thesainttweets

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“[Pat Maloney’s] music is soulful, honest, hilarious and smart” – Fingers on Blast, 2015

Pat Maloney is a Canadian songwriter, a storyteller, and a serious whistler. He’s a concerned citizen, with a busted acoustic guitar and a fake bass drum. He’s a too-tall, Ottawa ex-pat, singing songs as meaningful as he can muster, with a healthy, self-defaming sense of humor.

Since Fall of 2013 Pat has performed more than 600 times in 4 different countries. Lengthy tours of the United Kingdom during University “Freshers” and “Refreshers” seasons have galvanized his efforts as a hard-working, self-made artist. Pat is an award-winning favorite in the Canadian campus market.

In three short years, he has released three full-length albums, and a dozen “art project” style stop-motion animated music videos. The single Repotting hit number one on several campus charts in Ontario and the Maritimes.

Audiences are dazzled by Pat Maloney’s natural candor on stage. The ad-lib banter comes across like a comedy show, while his brand of quirky folk music doesn’t hesitate to explore the lesser-spoken meaning of things. He sings with refreshing purpose, in a rich baritone


01. September 2017 by Gunner
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Sept 16 Polyester: Super Queer Dance Party @ Sous Bas

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POLYESTER: Super Queer Dance Party is a new monthly positive party place geared to everyone, and is Hamilton’s premier inclusive and safe night for all walks of life!!!

Featuring POWER POP, DISCO, REMIXES and NEW WAVE ! Tunes by DJ Rosé, and a performances by the Extraordinary XTacy Love!

Party starts at 10p, so be ready to dance into the night!!!

Optimum fun is encouraged, so BE YOURSELF and let everything else fall into place . . .

$5 Cover at the Door

Sous Bas
145 Main Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1G4

01. September 2017 by Gunner
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NOV 18 An Evening with Daniel Lanois @ Centenary United Church @supercrawl

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An exceptional night of musical artistry and soulful songcraft, this special ticketed Supercrawl Presents event will see the legendary Daniel Lanoisjoined onstage by bassist and multi-instrumentalist Jim Wilson and drummer Kyle Crane. Tickets go on sale to the public Thursday, June 15 at 10:00am EST through Ticketfly and DrDisc Hamilton (20 Wilson St., Hamilton).

Daniel Lanois is a name that deserves to be mentioned alongside the finest sonic experimenters of the 20th century – and the 21st century too. Yes, he’s been willing to step back into the background as others take the limelight, but that shouldn’t diminish his contribution, which ripples throughout practically every style and sound of the modern era. Whatever you’re listening to – whether it be acoustic or electronic, roots or futurist, underground or pop – if you listen closely you’ll hear traces of the sonic signatures of Daniel Lanois.

What’s more, he’s still experimenting as eagerly as he ever has. At a point when most musicians with anything resembling his level of success would be resting on their laurels and playing on old successes — an epic list of production credits that includes landmark albums by Brian Eno, U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, The Neville Brothers, Willie Nelson and Neil Young — Lanois still has more hunger for the new than people a third his age, and as a result is creating music as beautiful and new as ever before.

This refusal to sit still, this constant hunger for new ideas and techniques, has defined Daniel’s solo work too. Though his albums have been few and far between, everyone has dug deep for inspiration and roamed widely in its sound and style: as much as someone who counts Lee “Scratch” Perry as a literal neighbour in Jamaica should. Whether exploring his French Canadian identity and folk heritage in bilingual songs or taking mainstream rock themes into outer space with manipulations as strange as any electronica, shoegaze or post-rock young guns were managing at the time, every record has a questing spirit to it.

Most recently, Lanois has hit a rich creative seam, and on the rhythmically complex Flesh and Machine and now on the gorgeous, weightless Goodbye to Language, he is going all the way with that experimentation. On both of these records he connects the most forward-looking instincts that constant contact with studio technology can develop with the natural rootedness that only a lifetime in music can give a person. And while fusions of influence can sometimes lead to homogenisation in the blending of source material, this record does precisely the opposite: it’s about highlighting the highest common factors from a lifetime of influences. Or as he succinctly puts it: “I operate under the banner of soul music – music that just feels right and comes from a truthful place.” When a musician with as much expertise and experience as Daniel tells their own personal truth, you should really listen closely.

Get Tix https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1505533?utm_medium=bks

Centenary United Church
24 Main St West, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 1H2
(905) 522-6843

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Florian Hoefner Album Launch: COLDWATER STORIES Sept 23 2017 7pm @HCArts @florianhjazz

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Florian Hoefner

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 7:00 pm

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Recital Hall

126 James St S, Hamilton, ON

Tickets: Regular $20, Senior/Student $15,

All HCA students and families $10.

www.hcarts.ca or call 905-528-4020



“A Harmonically daring pianist … reaching toward new sonic territory.” -Downbeat (USA)

HCA opens a bold new 2017/2018 concert season with jazz pianist and composer Florian Hoefner. Born and raised in Germany, trained in New York City, and now based in Canada, Hoefner draws from a myriad of influences that cumulate in his unique brand of modern jazz. Praised as a “composer-bandleader of insightful resolve” by the New York Times, Florian Hoefner has made his mark as an inventive creator and performer of exciting contemporary Jazz.

Hoefner’s new album, Coldwater Stories, is inspired by the maritime landscape around the island of Newfoundland, and will be released September 15th on Origin Records. An adventurous musical tribute to his homeland, the album marks Hoefner’s recording debut as a solo pianist, and explores intersections between composition and improvisation. This fall, Hoefner connects four Canadian cities on a “maritime solo piano journey” culminating in a finale on September 23 at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.

While Hoefner breaks new ground with this solo album, he is no stranger to acclaim. With his quartet, the Florian Hoefner Group, he has released 3 albums on Origin Records that have received rave reviews around the globe. “Luminosity,” which features tenor saxophonist Seamus Blake, has been described as a “starkly picturesque album … that makes profound statements from quiet moments” by Downbeat and as a “total experience” by the New York Jazz Record. It has been nominated as Jazz Recording of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards 2017. As a member of the Germany-based collective, Subtone, Florian has released 4 critically acclaimed albums on labels including ENJA Records and performed on 4 continents including festivals such as Jazz Baltica (Germany), ACACIA Jazz Festival (Ethiopia), Jazz in Situ (Ecuador) and Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon (France) where the group was awarded the jury and audience awards.

A two-time winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, Florian’s compositions and arrangements can be heard on many commercial albums by artists including Till Brönner, Jasmin Tabatabai and Peter Fessler. His big band compositions have been performed by the New York Jazz Orchestra, the Lucerne Jazz Orchestra, the German Youth Jazz Orchestra and the DanJam Orchestra.

Active as a solo performer since 2014, Florian has played at venues including the Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., the Kitano in New York City and the Jazz Bistro in Toronto. In 2016, he was awarded a grant by the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council to write and record his first solo piano album: Coldwater Stories. Recorded at Sendesaal Bremen, a heritage protected radio hall in Northern Germany, the album’s many influences carry it beyond orthodox jazz: “The listener may well hear a good deal of Debussy and perhaps Ravel and Scriabin.”


Website: florian-hoefner.com

Photos: goo.gl/nph8v6

Youtube: goo.gl/xliZKa



Twitter:  @florianhjazz

Facebook: @florianhmusic

Instagram: @florianhjazz

September 23, 2017

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Hoan (‘Modern Phase’ EP), Zena, Badtrips SEP 21 @casbahlounge

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Hoan formed in 2015 with the intention of exploring sonic terrain without inhibition.

Since then, they went on two north American tours and played over 100 shows in Canada and USA including festivals such as SXSW 2017, CMW, Pop Montreal and M for Montreal.

Their work gives subtle nods to the darker sides of new wave adding an understated melodic intelligence that sometime can remind of bands like Deerhunter and Broadcast.

Their debut release, “Modern Phase”, was released on April 28th 2017 on Fantôme Records.

Toronto Star:


The Fader:

Zena: https://havnrecords.bandcamp.com/album/and-sometimes-jazz-2

Badtrips: https://badtripsband.bandcamp.com/

9PM || $10 || Licensed & All-Ages


31. August 2017 by Gunner
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Lou’s Control 93.3 CFMU AUG 23 2017 @933CFMU @thesainttweets #hamont

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On today’s Lou’s Control Rock N Roll Radio Program: Bruce Hotchkies will be stopping by to chat about this Saturday night’s Queen Tribute.Rob Sweeney gives us the MP3 Of The Week. Plus, you will hear music from Hawkwind, Nilsson, The Velvet Underground, The Smile, The Undertones, The Fall, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Dr. Feelgood and more.

Lou’s Control – Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm only on 93.3 CFMU. Tune in locally or hear us online via cfmu.ca

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Sept 26 GILBY CLARKE (from Guns N Roses) Plus THE ROAD HEAVY) – 8pm @thesainttweets

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This Ain’t Hollywood presents

Online ticket link ( see below)

Direct support: THE ROAD HEAVY

Gilbert “Gilby” Clarke (born August 17, 1962) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer best known for a 3-year tenure as the rhythm guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, replacing Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour. Following his departure from the group, Clarke went on to forge a solo career as well playing guitar with Slash’s Snakepit, Kat Men, Heart, Nancy Sinatra, Kathy Valentine (of the Go-Go’s), MC5 and forming his own group Rock Star Supernova with members of Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

September 26, 2017

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