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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
  13. This Ain't Hollywood is proud to present the legendary FAT CATS HALLOWEEN PARTY Featuring: FAT CATS http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fatcats1 with Special Guests: TOADHOUSE http://www.toadhouse.ca/ Saturday, Oct. 26th, 2013 "You don't have to dress up to come and get down but a prize pack will be awarded for the best costume!" At This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. North Cover: $10, Doors: 9pm, 19+ Facebook Event Get there early to avoid disappointment in case of sell-out! Fat Cats Line-up: Adam Bernstein - Drums Chris Gatchene - Guitar and Vocals Todd Gillies - Guitar and Vocals Dave Hill - Bass
  14. Homegrown Hamilton presents DAYS OF YOU http://daysofyou.net/ with BLIND MULE http://www.blindmule.ca/ Thursday, August 29th, 2013 Cover $6, Doors: 9pm, 19+ DAYS OF YOU: The early 90′s witnessed the advent of a number of rock and roll bands returning to the spirit of live improvisatory, root-oriented rock and roll. Groups such as Phish, the Spin Doctors and Blues Traveller represented the notions of “going for the moment†and “taking chances†that was so much the essence of the music of the late 60′s and 70′s. Days of You were Canada’s entry into what some called the post-Dead sweepstakes. Some would say they were the only Canadian Jamband. They enjoyed opening up for Spin Doctors, Blues Traveller, Kingfish, Merle Saunders and numerous others. Since the days of cross-Canada tours in the 1990′s, when their reputation was built via community radio, word-of-mouth and the organic level of kineticism they regularly generated between band and audience, Days of You grew into a dynamic four-piece original rock band that carved itself a unique and exciting niche in the music scene of the day. The name Days of You became synomynous with commitment to musical ideals, social conscience, dazzling musicianship, thought provoking harmonies and compelling lyrics. These attributes – set within the framework of the band’ rock, jazz, reggae, blues, folk and country influences, coupled with a penchant toward experimentation and lengthy stage improvisation – created a unique hybrid, endearing to a following of inspired people country-wide. The 2000′s saw a hiatus for the band, only to be replaced in the 2010′s with a triumphant return. The band’s upcoming LP release, You Belong Where You Go, anchors this triumphant return and is a culmination of more than 20 years of musical interplay and mature song writing. With Mark Thackway, the founding member and guitar wizard providing dancing lines around the inspiring rhythm section of Steve Himel (bass), Jamie Grossman (drums) and Anton Helman (keyboards), the album shows the breadth of roots as well as progressive music that has influenced them over the years. A beautiful ballad caps the album with Himel’s recently found biological sister Conner Vincent, a recording artist in her own right, trading vocal lines and singing harmony, bringing intense emotional brevity. BLIND MULE has progressed from many musical directions since their inception in 2007, and their music has evolved from a folk roots duo, to a diverse sounding quintet, revolving around alt-country boogie, which dives into progressive pop, throws in a dash of reggae/ska, and live, rounds it out with many jams and an energetic stage performance, creating a recipe that keeps the dance floor alive and the music fresh. As a band that escaped death while on tour in a sudden snow fall in BC, while going down steep mountains with worn out tires, or having toured in a minivan with 7 people for 2 months at a time, or travelling for 6000 km with a intermittently, next to broken transmission, due to lack of funds while on the road, whatever it took to get to the next gig, Blind Mule have always been about the adventure of bringing their music to the people. After touring the country countless times, BM has played many types of showcases, including the ‘Northern Lights Festival Boreal’ sharing the stage with the likes of Joel Plaskett and Serena Ryder, or a hippy commune house party, where they played 7 sets of music til the wee hours of the night, to playing in a parking lot in a native community in Northern Ontario opening for Trooper, or experiencing the magic of the Artswells Festival in Northern BC, where the whole festival takes over the small town of Wells. Blind Mule has been touring for 6 years throughout Canada, and are only now releasing their self/titled debut EP in January 2013, and on this introduction album, two of the songs, ‘Who is Gonna Pay’ and ‘Not Your Home’ (featuring Coco Love Alcorn), were produced early on in the beginnings of BM, which evolves into a bigger band sounding album, with ‘Day I was Born’, ‘Firehouse’, and ‘Bend it’, to our last additional song, ‘Pickin up your Feet’, featuring our keyboardist as the secondary lead vocalist in the band. Band Members: Graham Peacefull – Lead Vox/Guitar Joey Balducchi – Lead Guitar/Vox Jon Edwards – Keys/Banjo/Vox/accordian Jonny Kerr – Bass/Vox Josh Snively – Drums
  15. Yes, hearing and watching for the first time, the person that wrote/co-wrote so many of my favourite Dead songs and play them well and heartfelt was amazing. Especially since it was 9 years since I had seen a Dead show prior to that. and I hope you can handle your mushrooms..
  16. There are some truly amazing electronic bands playing This Ain't Hollywood tonight if anyone is looking for a fun, awesome night of music. https://www.facebook.com/events/598882293469976/?directed_target_id=0 This Ain't Hollywood presents JAVELIN http://dollarbinsofthefuture.com/ wtih NEW HANDS & KIDYEARS Guest DJ: DONNA LOVEJOY http://newhands.bandcamp.com/ Thursday, July 11th, 2013 At This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. North. $15, Doors: 9pm, 19+ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JavelinJamz Twitter: https://twitter.com/JavelinJamz JAVELIN is the creative endeavor of George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk, cousins from New England. Javelin began making music in 2005 under the auspice of the Providence, RI art/noise scene. They wielded a mobile boombox soundsystem that used FM transmission to pump out pop-influenced sample collages, and their aesthetic aimed for surrealist block party in-a-box. In 2008 they performed at MoMA’s Poprally event and moved operations to Brooklyn. They quickly made a dent in the extensively musician-populated borough and were featured in Pitchfork’s “Rising†section. Pitchfork also named “Vibrationz†Best New Track, and gave honorable mention to the self-released CD-R Jamz n Jemz in their Staff List 50 Best Albums of the Year (2009). Javelin released two 12″ EPs on Thrill Jockey that were housed in dollar bin record sleeves and silkscreened with their name, actualizing the thrift store / dollar bin / sampled art aesthetic that had been their hallmark. In 2010 Javelin signed to Luaka Bop, David Byrne’s psychedelic world music label, who released their debut LP No Más. The album artwork and booklet featured spray painted record cover collages by Tom Van Buskirk. Javelin played shows and toured with Yeasayer, Sleigh Bells, Future Islands, Matt & Kim, Warpaint, Major Lazer, performing at Lollapalooza and The Whitney Museum, as well as parties across the US, Europe, and South America. They booked the flights themselves. In 2011 Javelin joined up with a wagon train and headed West. The Kickstarter funded psychedelic cowboy short film Canyon Candy, directed by Mike Anderson, and the Canyon Candy EP (Luaka Bop), found Javelin exploring a junk store cowboy aesthetic. The project culminated in a multimedia art installation with Mike Anderson at the Clocktower Gallery in New York, which stayed up half the year into 2012. New Record, to be released Spring 2013 The new record is called Hi Beams. It represents a more holistic approach to writing and recording than previously attempted by the band. Lyrics and vocal harmonies for the first time are foregrounded in decidedly songlike forms. Songs made to be performed in concert rather than as a patchwork of fragmented if glittery shards. The songs cover a broad range of territories: homage to the strangeness of being a performer; encountering beauty & the void in the natural world; how mundane aspects of work/life distract and alienate us from our desires; advice to internet-based musicians; an assurance to someone who has isolated themselves; light, sky, stars, moon; gravity, delivered with levity… Hi Beams was recorded and mixed at Machine With Magnets (Pawtucket, RI) using proper microphones, vintage mixing desk, an array of amplifiers, real plate reverb — in the traditional sense a “studio album.†Previous work had been cobbled together in home studios and mixed on computer. On this record, Javelin aimed for a sound they could not have achieved by themselves. Of note, “Light Out†was written with samples from “Hey†by Moss of Aura, aka Gerritt Wilmers (keyboardist in Future Islands). “Drummachines†came from a track recorded by Javelin with Travis Murphy on guitar, of the now defunct Killer Whales. In performance, the beaten down tower of boomboxes will make their reappearance in mutated form — like a phoenix rising from the ashes — as the visual backdrop for the new stage show. A large wall sculpture of dozens of boxes stitched together with industrial velcro and lit up with LEDs will provide a taste of the old show flavor, and will make any room feel slightly more like home (or like an eccentric stereo repair shop, who knows). Changes to the sonic and light show setup are expected as well.
  17. Does everyone here know about this? Not sure if it was posted already since I am just finding out now and it looks like it's been out there for a couple weeks at least. Robert Hunter blew my mind in 2004 with The Dead. Unfortunately no Canadian dates. September 26 Huntington, NY—The Paramount September 28 Allentown, PA—Symphony Hall October 1 Red Bank, NJ—Count Basie Theatre October 3 Washington, DC—Lisner Auditorium October 4 Glenside, PA—Keswick Theatre October 5 Port Chester, NY—Capitol Theatre October 7 Boston, MA—Wilbur Theatre October 10 New York, NY—Town Hall
  18. It was an excellent night. Fingers crossed this will happen again!
  19. I will bring a blanket to cover you James Brown style if need be Marco..
  20. The definitive collection of naked hippies dancing to the Grateful Dead. Unfortunately no Canadian theatres by the looks of it but in Buffalo it looks like there is an imax theatre showing it. http://www.fathomevents.com/#!sunshine-daydream/more-info/details Date: Thursday, August 1 Time: 7:30 PM local time Run Time: 130 minutes (approximate) Special Fathom Features: Never-before-seen concert footage as well as new recent interviews with key participants of the time such as Ken Babbs, Sam Cutler, Wavy Gravy and Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia. Ticketing: Tickets are available by clicking on the orange “Buy Tickets†button. If online ticketing is not available for your location, you can purchase your tickets by visiting the box office at your local participating cinema. A list of participating locations can be found on the Theater Locations tab. The Grateful Dead is back for the third annual Meet-Up at the Movies on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30PM (local time). This year’s Meet-Up features Sunshine Daydream, the most requested release of the band’s entire career. Originally shot on 16mm film and painstakingly restored to HD resolution, Sunshine Daydream captures the band at the height of their powers – fresh off their renowned European Tour – and lending their services to the Kesey family to help keep their Springfield Creamery afloat. With special appearances by key members of the Grateful Dead community and a cavalcade of Merry Pranksters, it’s more than a concert, it’s a time capsule from 1972 exploding with the colorful sights of the counterculture experience. Featuring all new stereo and 5.1 audio mixes, the set list for this epic performance includes “Bird Song,†“Dark Star,†“Jack Straw,†“Playing In The Band,†and more!
  21. I never thought I would go to this fest because the location sucks but looking forward to this!
  22. Homegrown presents FAT CATS (Orignal line-up) with THE SUMNER BROTHERS (Vancouver) and MARC OLSZEWSKI Friday, June 7th, 2013 Cover: $10, Doors: 9pm, 19+ at Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St. Fat Cats original line-up includes: Adam Bernstein - Drums Chris Gatchene - Guitar & Vocals Todd Gillies - Guitar & Vocals David E. Hill - Bass
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