9pm Saturday September 29th, Park Avenue Crossing (89 Gage Ave S. 2nd floor SE corner of Main and Gage) $10, or $15 includes CD
Using his voice, his quick fingers and his twinkle toes Sam Klass combines an impressive collection of musical technology with his innovative rhythmic sensibilities to bring you the most awe-inspiring and complex solo performance in town. By looping melodies and beat boxing he constructs beautifully layered songs under his soft lyrics. Sam Klass will bring to your ears the crazy funk of outer space with the aqueous flows of the deep sea all coalescing into his Fluid Identity. It has been a lot of work for one man to produce this CD, come celebrate its release and see what his music is really made of. Joining Sam at this party will be After Funk, Toadhouse and the bearded wonder Dan Walsh.
Park Avenue Crossing is not a licensed establishment. BYOB if you are so inclined.
Album Artwork by Bryce Huffman.
Saturday, Sept 29th. 10pm @ The Brain – $ PWYC
Saturday Night Live at The Brain has another great show for us this week.
Steeltown favourites, and Hamilton Music Award winners, Canadian Winter will perform an acoustic set at The Brain.
Canadian Winter are supported by local DJs: Ka$hkaval, Supa83, and Dex – this is a group of very talented DJs.
A $PWYC show featuring Canadian Winter is great. The addition of three fine DJs is even better. Wait – there’s more – Hamilton’s funky jazz group Haolin Munk is doing a guest set as well.
The Brain is offering a very fine selection of local music for a very low (or free) price this Saturday. If you’re looking for some great live music, ambiance, and a killer beer selection – look no further.
Friday, Sept 22nd. 9pm @ Homegrown Hamilton
I’m not sure when exactly it happened, but slowly and surely Homegrown Hamilton has become a fantastic place to see live music.
Homegrown has hosted fantastic music and events in their venue almost nightly all summer and they show no signs of slowing down as we head into fall. Tonight is no exception.
Hamilton-born, and much beloved, CA Smith (formerly known as: Mayor McCa) is in town to play a set along side Cursed Arrows, and Familiar Fiends. If you missed CA perform during Supercrawl this is your second chance.
Come down to Homegrown for some great music this Friday.
Sunday, Sept 23rd. 10am – 5pm James St. North & Sterling Ave.
Open Streets is back and better than ever having expanded to two separate streets for the fall edition.
Come out and discover how much fun it is to explore our streets car-free. Bring your roller-blades, bikes, strollers, etc.
The festivities will be on James St North, for the sixth time, and also on Sterling Ave near McMaster University. Shuttle buses will run regularly between the two locations, and everyone is encouraged to take the Waterfront Trail or the H.S.R. as well.
The McMaster edition of this festival extends to Dalewood and will include two entertainment stages with performances by: Of Gentlemen and Cowards, All About Maggie, Penske File, William Ross, McMaster Gospel Choir, McMaster School of Bhangra, Verve Dance Team, Glass Eyelashes, Dawn and Maria, and Steve Strongman Trio.
All of the information can be found here.
Thurs, Sept. 20th 8pm @ The Casbah – $10
Japan’s beloved indie rock / blues / neo-psychadelic / soul / disco band, Zoobombs, is playing at the Casbah this Thursday. Yes, you read that right.
Come out for this rare chance to see an awesome Japanese band on a Thursday night.
Supporting Zoobombs are Hamilton’s The Puccumber Sasssquash Family Band, The Great Machine, and Mystics.
This show is licensed, and is all ages. $10 at the doors.
Sept 14th & 15th – James St N.
Psst. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about this event happening in town this weekend. They call it ‘Supercrawl’ and it’s kind of a big deal around here.
All joking aside, Supercrawl is this weekend and it promises to be a huge event. Go Transit is sending extra buses / trains on the weekend to accommodate out of town visitors, the list of performers is huge. I’ve heard the number ’75,000′ thrown around – as in expected visitors. This is going to be one seriously action packed weekend in the ol’ Hammer.
The list of performers has been available online and in print ads for a few weeks – you can see the full schedule on the Supercrawl website.
I’m here to tell you about the less publicized, and excellent, supercrawl events and parties going down this weekend. All events are free unless otherwise noted.