Saturday, Dec. 29th. 9pm @ This Ain’t Hollywood – $12
Come down to This Ain’t Hollywood this Saturday for a mighty fine hip hop show.
2012 Hamilton Music Award winner for Best Male Artist, Lee Reed, has gathered some of the finest hip hop artists from near and far for this ‘end of the world’ bash.
Wrapping up a successful year since the release of Emergency Broadcast, Lee Reed is ready to debut some new material and play with some of Hamilton’s finest beatmakers and DJs: Realistic, JFeves, and John P.
Playing along side Lee Reed are the Shing Shing Regime, Journalist 103, DJ Soko, Test Their Logic, and OB (Kill The Autocrat).
Bring your thinking cap and your dancing shoes and see you at This Ain’t!
Dec 1st. 10:30pm @ The Brain – $PWYC
Saturday night at The Brain is going to be sexy, sludgy and heavy on guitar chords.
Cursed Arrows are back in town with their potent brand of relentless drums, dirty chords, and haunting harmonies.
Playing along side Cursed Arrows is D’Luxe; Aron Dalesio of Hamilton’s beloved Young Rival. Aron will perform his ‘weird ’50′s guitar washout pop’.
This is going to be a great show. I have a feeling that if David Lynch was in town this weekend he would definitely be at this show.
Thurs, Nov 22nd. 9pm @ This Ain’t Hollywood – $20 before 10pm, $25 after.
Get ready to dance and get sweaty, Hamilton, we’ve got a very special treat in town tonight. They’ve played with: Mos Def, Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz, B52′s and more, and tonight they are here to play for us.
Their musical style is a combination of all the better parts of many different musical genres, ranging from hip-hop to jazz to funk and rock. You can even find traces of calypso and gypsie music in their eclectic blend of sound they call “now music”, or “Hypnotic”.
Brass music is party music – and good brass music is very special. Come start your weekend early with a brass-fueled dance party.
Weds. Nov 21st. 9pm @ This Ain’t Hollywood – $10
There is a huge show happening at This Ain’t Hollywood this Wednesday – it is particularly huge if you are a fan of electronic music.
For an affordable $10 you can see:
Hiawatha - the collaboration between Toronto’s legendary Egyptrixx (David Psutka) and Thrush Hermit (Ian McGettigan).
Pick A Piper is another huge collaborative project. The group is made up of Brad Weber (Caribou drummer), Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and Clint Scrivener. These guys will use anything as an instrument and will follow any beat, and yet the music they make is harmonious and beautiful.
Blank Capsule is made up of members of Jokers of The Scene, and Vitaminsforyou. Their sound is best described as industrial electro-goth fusion. You will like it if you like electronic music, trust me.
Shake out your mid week cobwebs and head down to This Ain’t Hollywood this Wednesday for a killer electronic show.
It’s time to bundle up, grab a warm beverage, and hit James St. North. November Art Crawl is upon us. Take a look at some of the great things happening on James St this Friday.
White Elephant (133 James North)
Friday 7pm, Sat 11-6
The ladies at White Elephant have searched far and wide and have brought back a fine selection of vintage dresses. Transport yourself to the ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s with a beautiful dress.
A wide range of sizes is available, but every dress is a one of a kind, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
Academica (242 James St. North)
9pm-2am – $Free
If you’re not in the market for a new vintage dress, stroll down to Academica for the O’s Clothes official launch party to peruse the finest in men’s and unisex fashions.
DJ Devon Craig will provide the finest dance floor jams. Sailboats are White, and Pucumber Sassquash Family Band are also performing.
Other things you don’t want to miss out on are: beer, food, good times, and clothes giveaways.
Thurs, Nov 1st. 8pm @ Casbah Lounge – $12
Young Rival are releasing “Stay Young”, their latest album and the follow up to their 2010 self-titled CD.
Young Rival have been hometown favourites for years and they have recently blown up on the internet in a huge way. Thanks to the “man of a thousand faces” and a catchy song, Young Rival’s video for “Two Reasons” has almost 700,000 views. (It was released Oct 18th).
The Great Bloomers will be opening for Young Rival.