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  1. Just wondering... do tell or pass the word if you can. Thanks, Ken
  2. It's also Bruce's birthday at midnight!!
  3. Come join Stumbleweed in Hamilton for an evening of music and fun. with Special Guest: Sean Le Sage Doors: 9pm, Cover: $7 At Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. STUMBLEWEED is: Shelby Kerr - Vocals Steven Elmo Murphy - Guitar & Vocals Chris Gatchene - Guitar & Vocals Ian Richardson - Bass Ricky Neu - Drums Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/277443685752207/?source=1
  4. Toronto’s nine-piece, deep-funk explosion The Soul Motivators return to Hamilton with a show at This Ain't Hollywood on May 3rd. THE SOUL MOTIVATORS As well as regular airplay on national and college radio, the band has racked up numerous club and festival dates across Ontario and Quebec and opened for legendary acts such as Lee Fields, Bernie Worrell and Afrika Bambaataa. This funk machine boasts chanking guitar riffs, crisp horns and a screaming B3. The rolling bass and fatback drums will motivate you to the dancefloor and Ms. Persaud’s straight-up, raw vocal style will mesmerize all around. Their live show blends elements from across the spectrum – a solid soul review, afrobeat, the roots of funk and classic hip-hop breaks. Showcasing originals, rare covers, new joints and a few surprises, this slick show will keep the crowd moving all night long. Offering an alternative to classic mainstream soul, the band gained local attention in 2012 for their love of these gritty, rare grooves from the early 70s. They released their debut EP in March 2013 to a fanfare from CBC Radio 1 - a glowing review by Toronto journalist Errol Nazareth and “Until The Sun Goes Down†was made track of the week on the afternoon drivetime show Here and Now. The excitement quickly spread further afield with shows in Ottawa and Hamilton and CBC airplay in Halifax and Windsor. Then Frank Raines, head of Detroit based boutique label, Funk Night Records, heard the buzz across the border and signed the band for a limited edition 45. 2013 finished on a high-note with “Until The Sun Goes Down†featured on GQ.com’s Man of The Year video feature. With further vinyl releases planned, an upcoming documentary soundtrack and summer dates in the works, this show is sure to bring a funky ruckus to Hamilton. Grab your pre-sale tickets now for an unforgettable night of moves, grooves and Motivation! DETAILS The Soul Motivators [Deep Funk/Soul] DJ LP Doors - 9pm Price - $12 pre-sale or $15 door Venue - This Ain't Hollywood (345 James St N) 19+ event - ID REQUIRED Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/260450060804188/ Order tickets via Eventbrite: http://tsmhamiltonmay2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=efbevent Have any questions regarding the event or otherwise? Reach out to Nathan at: info@soulmotivators.com416-807-7552
  5. kc

    RIP Harold Ramis

    Don't forget his police work! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BftMylPpChw
  6. This Ain't Hollywood presents THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA http://www.souljazzorchestra.com/ Special guests: AFTER FUNK http://afterfunk.bandcamp.com/ Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Advance Tickets: $12. Doors 9pm Tickets Available at This Ain't Hollywood. Disc Hamilton, The Brain and online at www.thisainthollywood.ca At This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. North. The Souljazz Orchestra Newsletter: "Inner Fire", coming out on Strut Records this month! Just to get you properly psyched, we got out the turntables, patched em to our old Roland Space Echo unit, and put together a crazy mind-blowing seven-minute Mini-Mix, jam-packed with as many Souljazz Orchestra tunes as we could! A crash-course in Souljazz history if you will, including some sneak previews of the new Inner Fire LP, for the very first time! You can check it out here: The Souljazz Orchestra - Souljazz History Mini-Mix Not sure if you saw this either, we recorded our own bumpin' rendition of the 1971 Andy Bey spiritual soul-jazz classic "Celestial Blues", belted out by our lovely percussionist Marielle Rivard. Wax Poetics magazine just premiered the video we did for it - we put it together from vintage public-domain NASA astronomy documentaries, the kind we used to watch in class as kids - check it out, it's pretty dope: The Souljazz Orchestra - Celestial Blues You can check out the Wax Poetics article here too, they get into the nitty-gritty behind the track: http://www.waxpoetics.com/music/music-videos/the-souljazz-orchestra There's been crazy buzz about this album too... DJ Gilles Peterson of the BBC just spun it this week on his show, alongside new stuff from Quantic, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Adrian Younge (he just did a cool track with Souls of Mischief, they're back!) You can still stream the archived show here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03t8hkk Radio Nova, FIP Radio, and Funkhaus Europa in Europe have all been going full tilt as well (just to name a few), and we really just started sending stuff out to radio, we're not even done yet! So the "Inner Fire" international release tour starts next week, starting with three shows in La Belle Province (Gatineau, Québec, Montréal - oui papa!), continuing on to our home province of Ontario (Kingston, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa), and then we fly over to Europe, where we'll be hitting up the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Turkey. Tour dates in Europe aren't completely finalized yet, we'll let you know when they are. http://www.souljazzorchestra.com/
  7. The Colonel is a amazing man! The back of my head gets a massage just listening to his voice. Looking forward to seeing Diesel Dog at This Ain't Hollywood again too!
  8. FUTURE ISLANDS(Baltimore) http://www.future-islands.com/ Special guests: ALLEGORIES http://www.allegori.es/ RYTHM CHURCH http://www.southernsouls.ca/rhythm-church/ http://rhythmchurch.bandcamp.com/ Monday, Nov. 11th, 2013 This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. North, Hamilton Advance Tickets: $15, Available at This Ain't Hollywood, Dr. Disc and The Brain( No Service Charge) Online at www.thisainthollywood.ca Future Islands' romantic synth sound scales new heights with On the Water, the Baltimore trio's most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, their latest album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks - but finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts. Convening in March 2011 in Elizabeth City, NC's historic, waterfront Andrew S. Sanders House, vocalist Samuel T. Herring, bassist William Cashion, and keyboardist Gerrit Welmers lived together in a space that served as both studio and sleeping quarters. The band used this tranquil retreat to refine their most reflective and mature batch of songs to date, adding new material in the process. What emerged is a lush yet visceral album about two parallel journeys--one physical and one psychological. On the Water's narrator offers enough detail that their story feels personal, yet open enough that any listener can inhabit each twist and emotional pang as their own. Travelling on foot, we seek something - an exorcism, an epiphany, an ending. Memories wash across us as in life: nonlinear, linked by emotional resonance rather than conventional chronology. And so, the pain of letting go channeled by "The Great Fire" collides with a moment's fleeting serenity in the Eno-esque "Open"; the triumphant rallying cry "Give Us the Wind, " despite its confident declaration of individual strength, remains a mile away from final chapter "Tybee Island." It is there the song cycle ends, and what is discovered in "Tybee Island" will be as different as the lives lived by each person who finds their way to this album. On the Water may unearth aural memories as well. The mind may flash upon our first encounters with New Order's "Ceremony," David Bowie's "Heroes," or The Cure's Disintegration, memories which, are continually reborn and reimagined in the context of the here and now. And as the song-cycle's narrator comes to terms with his own memories, his singular journey collapses into the collective experience of album-closer "Grease." It is here that the "I" of the nine previous songs collapses into the "we" of Future Islands, now singing the literal journey of the people who came together by the ocean to deliver these songs into our ears. Far from just a narrative trope, the ocean played an integral role in On the Water's creation. The bulk of the album was recorded with waves pounding sand mere feet away. The album opens and closes with field recordings made by the band on a nearby dock, and one pivotal track, "Tybee Island," began with vocals recorded on the beach (subsequently fleshed out in the studio with additional instrumentation). The ocean inhabits every note of these songs. On the Water is an addictive ride that demands repeat listens, eagerly awaiting the test of time. To produce these results, Future Islands fleshed out its sound with the additions of cello, violin, marimba, and field recordings. As with their 2010 breakthrough album In Evening Air, On the Water was produced by frequent collaborator Chester Endersby Gwazda, perhaps best known as producer of Dan Deacon's Bromst. Noted guests include Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner, who provides vocals on "The Great Fire," and Double Dagger's Denny Bowen on live drums and additional percussion. For all its undeniable weight, On the Water is not a sullen concept album. Every track on the record works both as a contribution to the whole and as a stand-alone pleasure, evident in the insistent throbs, addictive melodies, and stirring vocals of tracks like "Close to None," "Balance," and first single "Before the Bridge." Make no mistake, On the Water is a record that aims to both break your heart and heal your wounds.
  9. Homegrown Hamilton presents THE SOUL MOTIVATORS - 2 sets! with special guest DJ: LP http://soulmotivators.com/ https://www.facebook.com/soulmotivators http://thesoulmotivators.bandcamp.com/ Cover: $8 before 10pm, $10 after. Doors: 9pm, 19+ At Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. Spread the word – The Soul Motivators are here to restore your faith in funk. This tight 9-piece ensemble digs deep, mines a rare groove and elevates your soul. Imagine a movin’, groovin’ record collection packed with sounds from across the spectrum – a solid soul review, afrobeat, the roots of funk and classic hip-hop breaks. That’s just for starters. Let the rolling bass and fatback drums move you to the dance floor while you immerse yourself in the chanking guitar riffs, crisp horns and screaming B3. Then be sure to listen up to the raw, mamas-no-messin’ vocal style. With a packed schedule taking in clubs, theatres and festivals across Canada, as well as regular rotation on CBC Radio, there’s always an opportunity to grab a slice of the funk energy. Their explosive live show has been seen at the Toronto’s TD Jazz Festival and The Beaches International Jazz Festival. They’ve opened for such legends as Afrika Bambaataa and Lee Fields & The Expressions. With joints available on CD, mp3 and vinyl, you can enjoy the special blend anytime of the day. So what are you waiting for? Get up, get into it – and let yourself be Motivated.
  10. This Saturday: STUMBLEWEED https://myspace.com/stumbleweedband & LUCAS STAGG BAND http://www.lucasstagg.com/ Doors: 8pm, Cover: $8 At Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. http://www.homegrownhamilton.com/
  11. Never not fun at a Diesel Dog show. Fact!
  12. Homegrown Hamilton presents DIESEL DOG http://www.dieseldog.ca/ & TOADHOUSE http://www.toadhouse.ca/ http://toadhouse.bandcamp.com/ Friday, Sept 20th, 2013 At Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. Hamilton Cover: $10, Doors: 9pm, 19+ Most definitely get there early in case of a sell-out! Facebook Event
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