Weekend Music Listings & More #86 – 07/21/27

… Bye For Now …
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There is no easy way to say this, so I will come out and just say it. For the next little while, I am hitting the “pause” button on #JustPreachin. I’m not sure for how long, but it has to be done.

Over the past few months, my health has been getting progressively worse. Yesterday I woke up with one of the worst headaches I have had in months, full out vertigo, nausea, and the neuropathy pain was unbearable.  This of course triggers my anxiety and the worst moments of depression I have had in over a year. I had to work so that I could afford my rent. I managed to get through the day without reaching out to anyone, which was perhaps a stupid call. Not like I was really thinking clearly anyways.When I got home, all I could think about was needing to get this blog out this morning. Once again, almost a full out panic attack. This blog has been my vent for some time now, and I fully intend to get back to it. However, when it now seems to dictate my decisions and affect my health, it is time for a break.

I am slowly working on my health issues and hopefully soon applying for disability, which bothers me and scare me to death. I have no intention to stop working and live off the system. I am currently stuck in a nasty rut. I am missing so much work because of a variety of physical and mental health issues. When I miss that much work, my paycheque reflects it. I can barely pay my bills let alone pay for the multitude of medication that I require to function on a healthier level. Without the medication, my health gets worse… repeat.  When I am sick and can’t work, the stress only makes it worse, triggers the anxiety and in turn pushes me down the rabbit hole of depression… repeat.

I need to take care of myself and these issues, hopefully get things in motion. I only hope you all understand and will accept my return when the time is right. I am sure to post events and a few things, but I just can’t devote the hours of time each blog post I have been. I had hoped to monetize things at one point, but again, this will have to wait. Love you all.

#NewAlbumReleases
July 21st, 2017

My Picks…
Dan Croll – Emerging Adulthood
Goldfinger – The Knife
In This Moment – Ritual
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Lay It On Down
Sara Evans – Words
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head

Other Options…
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Meek Mill – Wins & Losses
Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence
I Set My Friends On Fire – Caterpillar Sex
Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club
Avey Tare – Eucalyptus
Childhood – Universal High
Cornelius – Mellow Waves
To Speak Of Wolves – Dead In The Shadow
Tyler, The Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy

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♫♪.ılılıl Friday lılılı.♪♫

Sidewalk Sounds with Ginger St James on Concession Street (Mountain)
Mississippi Bends at The Cotton Factory (Central)
No Dick Pics Please at the Hamilton Fringe Festival (Downtown)
Sunset Salsa Cruise on Hamilton Harbour Queen (Downtown)
Living Room Rockstars at Corktown Pub (Downtown)
Ragdoll at Pub Fiction (Ancaster)
The Lisa Klassen Band Bobbies (Mount Hope)
80s Old School Dance Party at Casbah (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Saturday lılılı.♪♫

Burlington Food Truck Festival at Spencer Smith Park (Burlington)
Rat Rod is a Rockin’ Tracie’s Place (Mountain)
The Rizdales at Cadillac Lounge (Toronto)
The Rockets at The Albion Falls Block Party (Mountain)
Trout Lily at the Bangkok Spoon (Dundas)
Dwight Yoakam at The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto)
Dan Edmonds, Coszmos Quartette and Emma VanDyk at The Cotton Factory (Central)
The Jesse James Medicine Show at This Aint Hollywood (Downtown)
Cootes Paradise at Oddfellows Hall (Dundas)
Fry Truck at Lincoln Alexander Centre (Downtown)
East End Babylon at Black Sheep Snack Bar (East End)
Naughty Nights with Ginger St James at LouDawgs (Downtown)
Haunted Cruise on The Hamilton Harbour Queen (SOLD OUT!)

♫♪.ılılıl Sunday lılılı.♪♫

The Hammertown Throwdown to Smash Cancer! at Gorilla Cheese (East End)
Sunday Blues with Rick Taylor at Bay City Music Hall (Downtown)
Trickbag at King West Bistro (Dundas)
The Cockney Rejects with the Brass at This Aint Hollywood (Downtown)

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August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 5th at Gage Park
ONtour: Hamilton

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

September 8th on James Street North
Super Crawl 2017

#ThisWeekInMusicHistory

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July 21, 1990 – Roger Waters performs the classic Pink Floyd album The Wall at the Berlin Wall. Having left Pink Floyd, he is joined by The Band, Scorpions and Cyndi Lauper. Over 200,000 attend.

July 22, 1979 – Little Richard, who has been preaching of his salvation throughout the United States, makes his famous statement, “If God can save an old homosexual like me, he can save anybody.”

July 23, 2011 – Amy Winehouse dies in London of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.

 

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Trickbag – Every Night of The Week

Ginger St. James – Beer Bottle Pockets

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Weekday Music Listings & More #85 – 07/17/27

… Global Hug Your Child Day …

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”
– Nelson Mandela

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“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” – James Baldwin

#NewAlbumReleases
July 21st, 2017

My Picks…
Dan Croll – Emerging Adulthood
Goldfinger – The Knife
In This Moment – Ritual
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band – Lay It On Down
Sara Evans – Words
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head

Other Options…
Lana Del Rey – Lust For Life
Meek Mill – Wins & Losses
Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence
I Set My Friends On Fire – Caterpillar Sex
Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club
Avey Tare – Eucalyptus
Childhood – Universal High
Cornelius – Mellow Waves
To Speak Of Wolves – Dead In The Shadow
Tyler, The Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy

#SomethingToSay

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I really want to thank my son Christopher for arranging my birthday outing this last Friday and getting me out of the house. I also want to thank those friends who came out and helped me celebrate. I had a great time.

I had been wanting to get out to see The Vaudevillian for quite awhile. My love of the Blues is no secret, and when you get a chance to enjoy authentic Hokum, you should not pass that up. I would encourage you, if you have never seen them, to get out for the experience. They are more than just talented musicians, they are the complete package. You can’t just sit back and listen, you need to step up and take in the entire show!

Get out to see a show! Perhaps later in the week I will tell you all about Hokum music, but I would rather you just get out there and enjoy it.

 Just my nickels worth …

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♫♪.ılılıl Monday lılılı.♪♫

Reader, Blank Bullets, and Flying Buttress at Doors (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesday lılılı.♪♫

Persuaders at Gore Park (Downtown)
Hamilton Cocktail Showcase at Bay City Music Hall (Downtown)
Queen + Adam Lambert at Air Canada Centre (Toronto)

♫♪.ılılıl Wednesday lılılı.♪♫

Grindstone Jam at American House (Waterdown)
Rat-Rod Jam at The Corktown (Downtown)
Loose Roots Duo at ZYLA’s (Downtown)
Chicago & The Doobie Brothers at Budweiser Stage (Toronto)
Darling Cora Band Live at Mulberry (Downtown)
Youngest and Only, Bad Words, and The Squids at The Casbah (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Thursday lılılı.♪♫

Open Jam at The Gladstone (East End)
Joe’s Garage Band at Gore Park (Downtown)
The Fraser Melvin Band Southern Supper at Mississippi Queen Foods (Central)
Songs From The Bishop with Coszmos Quartette at Bishop’s Park (Central)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (movie night) at Ferguson Station (Downtown)
Basement Revolver Vinyl Release at The Casbah (Downtown)
Elvis Costello & the Imposters at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (Toronto)

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August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 5th at Gage Park
ONtour: Hamilton

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

September 8th on James Street North
Super Crawl 2017

#ThisWeekInMusicHistory

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July 17, 1991 – Fourteen years after the deadly crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Baton Rouge-bound aircraft, the surviving members of the band, reunited under the name “Lynyrd Skynyrd 1991,” return to the Louisiana city to kick off a new tour. Shirts sold for the event read, “Baton Rouge! After 14 years! We’re finally here…”

July 18, 1964 – The Rolling Stones score their first American hit when their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaks at #48 on the Hot 100.

July 19, 1958 – The Drifters manager George Treadwell, who owns the name, fires the group and replaces them with members of The Five Crowns. When Ben E. King joins the group a short time later, The Drifters become consistent hitmakers, scoring with “There Goes My Baby,” “This Magic Moment” and “Save The Last Dance For Me.”

July 20, 1974 – Joey Ramone becomes the new lead singer for The Ramones.

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“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein

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Weekend Music Listings & More #84 – 07/14/27

… Pandemonium Day
Lime Green is the Colour of the Day …

“You presume to name those who have no name. We are pandemonium and disaster. We are the dancing, gibbering horror of the world.” – Brenna Yovanoff

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“Pandemonium did not reign; it poured.” – John Kendrick Bangs

#NewAlbumReleases
July 14th, 2017

Alan Vega – IT
Boris – Dear
Cheap Whine – Cheap Whine
Daley – The Spectrum
Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Lo Tom – Lo Tom
Lucy Rose – Something’s Changing
Neil Young – Hitchhiker
RAC – EGO
Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love
Silverstein – Dead Reflection
The Dears – Times Infinity Volume Two
Twinsmith – Stay Cool
Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm

#SomethingToSay

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Today is my Birthday … so I don’t feel like being overly thoughtful and creative this morning. So I will share with you from the wide resources of the net a little about Pandemonium Day …

History of Pandemonium Day
Pandemonium day was established to help free us from all the stuffiness that comes with living a life too ordered, a schedule to set. There’s a term called “landing in a rut” and when you’re doing the same thing day in and day out, without any variance or change, and that’s the path to a deathbed lined with regrets. Instead, you need a little pandemonium in your life, random madness and spontaneous acts that will bring about great adventures, experiences, and memories you can cradle and share your whole life.
Pandemonium Day tells you it’s alright to be wild, to be crazy, to get out there and tear up the world. Don’t think that you have to behave according to the same rules someone else lives their life by. Sure, obey the law, don’t mess with someone else’s life, but don’t think that anyone has the right to tell you who you are or how to celebrate your own uniqueness. Get out there and follow your impulses, engage your inner child who didn’t know what ‘appropriate’ meant, and run through the fields with your heart wild and free. Indulge in the very essence of Pandemonium!

How to Celebrate Pandemonium Day
Two Words: Free Yourself. Free Yourself from preconceptions, free yourself from expectations, free yourself from ‘have to’ and ‘should’, let yourself be free. Life was meant to be lived full of joy and exploring our personal uniqueness, not coddled into a three-piece suit and living out every day according to someone else’s pre-determined plan. While order has its place, it is not the foundation of a life fully lived. Chase the horizon, play in the mud with the frogs, run through a gathering of pigeons, and climb the nearest tree. Pandemonium Day should be lived like it’s your last day on Earth, get out there!

Just my nickels worth … shared from http://www.daysoftheyear.com

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♫♪.ılılıl Friday lılılı.♪♫
It’s my birthday y’all!

The Vaudevillian at This Aint Hollywood (Downtown)
Art Crawl on James St. North (Downtown)
Artist in the Courtyard at Art Crawl (Downtown)
Art Crawl Walking Tour at Art Crawl (Downtown)
July Makers’ Market at Art Crawl (Downtown)
Family of Things at Cotton Factory (Central)
DR. DISC “Raise the Roof” Free Concert (Downtown)
July Sunrise Live at Corktown (Downtown)
WhiteSpace Band at Black Swan (Burlington)
Zuffalo, Altobeelays and The Accolades at Casbah (Downtown)
Ending Tyranny at Doors (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Saturday lılılı.♪♫

Ginger St. James at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)
Grand Opening of The Fizz Sodas + Sandwiches (Downtown)

Tom Wilson + Friends at The Cotton Factory (Central)
First Ghost at Club Absinthe (Downtown)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers at Air Canada Centre (Toronto)
Satisfied Customers, Koopa Troop, and Skirt Check! at The Casbah (Downtown)
Shake Street at the Winchester Arms (Dundas)
The Merge at The Gladstone (East End)
Soulshine Rocks The Pour House! (Mountain)
The Classy Wrecks at Two Doors Down (Brantford)
Bliss LIVE @ The Boston Manor (Burlington)
DESTROYER Canada at Stonewall’s (Downtown)
Ultimate Ozzy Live at The Doors Pub (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Sunday lılılı.♪♫

Harrison Kennedy at King West Bistro (Dundas)
Sunday Music Matinee and Jam at The Masque (Downtown)

Rodney DeCroo at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)

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August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 5th at Gage Park
ONtour: Hamilton

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

September 8th on James Street North
Super Crawl 2017

#ThisWeekInMusicHistory

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 July 14, 1979 – Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls,” a song about prostitutes, hits #1 in America.

July 15, 1978 – Bob Dylan performs at what was the biggest open-air concert in history for a solo artist, playing for over 200,000 at “The Picnic at Blackbushe” at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, England.

July 16, 1966 – A supergroup is born. Former Yardbirds guitarist Eric Clapton teams up with bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker of the Graham Bond Organization to form Cream.

 

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Let negativity roll off you like the water off a duck’s back.

“Can we really conquer chaos so easily? If that were so, I should be able to prune the pandemonium of my own soul into something neat and tidy rather than this maze of wants and needs and misgivings that has me forever feeling as if I cannot fit into the landscape of things.” – Libba Bray

#SeeYaOnTheBSide

Monday July 10, 2017 – Weekday Music Listings & More #83

National Blueberry Picking Day
Indigo is the Colour of the Day …

“Blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are true super foods. Naturally sweet and juicy, berries are low in sugar and high in nutrients – they are among the best foods you can eat.” – Joel Fuhrman

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“My last meal on Earth, I would love it to be a bowl of blueberries with cold cream.” – Rene Redzepi

#NewAlbumReleases
July 14th, 2017

Alan Vega – IT
Boris – Dear
Cheap Whine – Cheap Whine
Daley – The Spectrum
Integrity – Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
Japanese Breakfast – Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Lo Tom – Lo Tom
Lucy Rose – Something’s Changing
Neil Young – Hitchhiker
RAC – EGO
Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love
Silverstein – Dead Reflection
The Dears – Times Infinity Volume Two
Twinsmith – Stay Cool
Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm

#SomethingToSay

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It is what it is. Such a defeatist statement. Something that is said to just accept things the way they are. It is what it is and there is nothing we can do about it.

I believe in fate. Sort of.

We were all born and none of us asked to be. That is what it is. I believe we are all fated to achieve. As to what we are to achieve is as varied as the blueberries on the bush. We are all fated to die. The when, where, and how are yet to be determined (as far as I believe anyways). We should strive to be better. Not better than anyone else, just a better version of ourselves from the day before. We should all strive to achieve something in our life, it really doesn’t matter what. We should take care of ourselves, but never to the point of restricting the act of actually living.

Truth is… TODAY… yes this very day could very well be your LAST DAY on earth. So many ways that could happen; care to start counting those blueberries? If you knew… what would you do today? How would you like to be remembered? Is there something you would leave unsaid? What would your last meal be?

Just my nickels worth …

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♫♪.ılılıl Monday lılılı.♪♫

Gorillaz ath the Air Canada Centre (Toronto)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesday lılılı.♪♫

Boston w/ Joan Jett & The Blackhearts at Budweiser Stage (Toronto)
Swingin’ in St. John’s Cast at EndZone Bar & Grill (East End)
The EOF Presents A Karaoke Cabaret at The Casbah (Downtown)

 ♫♪.ılılıl Wednesday lılılı.♪♫

Southern Supper with Chris Chambers at Mississippi Queen Foods (Central)
New Swears & The Beach Bats at Mills Hardware (Downtown)
Open Jam at The Gladstone Tavern (East End)
Open Mic with Alfie Smith at L’etrange (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Thursday lılılı.♪♫

RatRod Open Jam at The Pour House (Mountain)
Songs From The Bishop with Adrian Underhill at Bishop’s Park (Central)
Brenda Brown Jazz Trio Plus One at the Waterfront Stage (Downtown)
The First Timers Club Comedy Show at ZYLA’s Music and Menu (Downtown)
Run Maggie Run with The Look Back Now, Detour, and The Lost Angelos at Absinthe (Downtown)
Pistol Packin Preachers at The Casbah (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Friday lılılı.♪♫
It’s my birthday y’all!

The Vaudevillian at This Aint Hollywood (Downtown)
Art Crawl on James St. North (Downtown)

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August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 5th at Gage Park
ONtour: Hamilton

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

September 8th on James Street North
Super Crawl 2017

#ThisWeekInMusicHistory

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 July 10, 1989 – The Monkees get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the ceremony, all four Monkees reunite for the first time; Mike Nesmith was a holdout on their reunion tour.

July 11, 1979 – The space station Skylab crashes to Earth after six years in space. Leading up to the event, Electric Light Orchestra take out ads in trade magazines dedicating their new single, “Don’t Bring Me Down,” to Skylab.

July 12, 1997 – The French magazine Le Figaro publishes an interview with George Harrison where he blasts modern music, taking aim at U2 and the Spice Girls.

July 13, 1985 – The Live Aid concerts take place in Philadelphia and London to raise money for the hungry in Africa. The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Elton John, David Bowie, The Who, Queen, Eric Clapton, and Bob Dylan all take part.

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#ShoutOuts

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Thanks to our Sponsors … BOXO Studio, Hamilton Maker Space, and Hamilton Musician Magazine.

Happy Birthday This WeekMike Mitchell, Ashley Curtis, Charlene Wristen, Maggie Steele, Gerry Finn, Yosri Diab, Jeff Carr, Ralf Vandermeulen, Rodrigo Jugulator Raquio, Iryna Antakova Melnyk, Hans Wijnand Blues, Joanna St Jacques, Bruce Whitelaw, Robert J. Morrow, Lou Molinaro, Ingelbert Lievaart II, Charlie Pipe, and David Wilcox.

Welcomes & Shoutouts This WeekKevin Wade, Chris Chambers, Moon Mutt, Dan Thomas, Steve Tomalty, Alfie Smith, Tyson Meloche, Eric Meloche, Adrian Underhill, Connie Rouble, Glen Brown, Kevin Barber, Gavin Rees, Norah Spades, and Brendan James Stephens.

 

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Let negativity roll off you like the water off a duck’s back.

“If I filled the Earth with blueberries, I would have the same number as atoms in a grapefruit.” – Jonathan Bergmann

#SeeYaOnTheBSide

Friday July 7, 2017 – Weekend Music Listings & More #82

Tell the Truth Day
Dark Green is the Colour of the Day … 

“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” – Czeslaw Milosz

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July 7th, 2017

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Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

Haim – Something To Tell You

Public Service Broadcasting – Progress

Toro y Moi – Boo Boo

Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death

This Is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze

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 National Tell The Truth Day.

They say that the truth can set you free, and in most cases they are right. To tell the truth and unburden yourself will life a huge weight off your shoulders. Even a lie to protect someone’s feelings can be a huge burden. There are those times when you know if you tell the truth, you will be hurt and often times even worse, a friend will be hurt. Lying about it though will only make it worse in the long run. The truth always finds a way out. Always.

Today… tell the truth. Catch yourself in the lie before you tell it. Just tell it like it is. You will feel better about it and yourself. Those you may be trying to protect will thank you for it… one day.

Just my nickels worth …

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“If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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♫♪.ılılıl Varied Schedule lılılı.♪♫

Southern Supper at Mississippi Queen Foods! Great blues and amazing southern cuisine! You need to call early for your tickets as the seats fill up fast. $45 gets your meal and one of the most intimate shows you will ever attend! See website for details. (Central)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesdays lılılı.♪♫

 

♫♪.ılılıl Wednesdays lılılı.♪♫

Open Jam at The Gladstone Tavern (East End)
Open Mic with Alfie Smith at L’etrange (Downtown)

3rd Wednesday – Grindstones Jam Night at the Mill Street and 5 America House (Waterdown)

♫♪.ılılıl Thursdays lılılı.♪♫

RatRod is hosting an Open Jam at The Pour House! (Mountain)

♫♪.ılılıl Saturdays lılılı.♪♫

Naughty Nights with Ginger St. James at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Sundays lılılı.♪♫

Blues Brunch (2pm) at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)
Sunday Blues (2-6pm) at the Bay City Music Hall for only $7 (North End)
Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr at The Lions Head! (Downtown)

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♫♪.ılılıl Friday lılılı.♪♫

 Ed Sheeran at the Air Canada Centre (Toronto)
We Only Come Out At Night Tour at The Corktown (Downtown)
The Dinner Is Ruined plus Bad Dates & Ylangylang at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)
Shady Animal at The Masque (Downtown)
Barslap Live at Manny’s Place (Brantford)
Boozetown at Absinthe (Downtown)
Delmar Junction Acoustic trio LIVE at Queenshead (Burlington)

♫♪.ılılıl Saturday lılılı.♪♫

 Hamilton Waterfest Dragonboat Festival (Downtown)
Saturdays in July on Ottawa Street (East End)
Burlington Downtown Car Show on Brant Street (Burlington)
Darran & The Poole Boys at the Black Swan (Burlington)
John Atlee Band at Aces Bar N Grill (Dunnville)
Harem vol 22 – Bellydance Show at The Casbah (Downtown)
Barslap Live at Music for the Soldiers at Brant Artillery Gunner’s Club #21 (Brantford)
Scott Taplay Group Live at Artword Artbar (Downtown)
Rockabilly Night with The Treble Men at Lou Dawg’s (Downtown)
Rockin The Hammer at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)

 ♫♪.ılılıl Sunday lılılı.♪♫
Ancaster Kite Festival at Ancaster Fairgrounds (Ancaster)
The Felicia McMinn Band at Tracie’s Place (Mountain)
Torero, The Hypochondriacs, and The Handsome Devils at The Casbah (Downtown)

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July 14th at This Ain’t Hollywood
The Vaudvillian

… and it’s my Birthday …

August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

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July 7, 1984 – “When Doves Cry” goes to #1 on the Hot 100, giving Prince his first chart-topper on the tally. The song is from his upcoming movie Purple Rain.

July 8, 1947 – New Mexico’s Roswell Daily Record reports an alien aircraft has crashed near a local ranch with the headline “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer In Roswell Region.” Although the Air Force explains the UFO was actually a downed weather balloon, the Roswell Incident spurs numerous conspiracy theories about alien activity and government cover-ups. In the coming decades, extraterrestrials and flying saucers invade several songs.

July 9, 1955 – Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around The Clock” becomes the first Rock song to hit #1 on the Billboard Pop chart, where it stays for eight weeks. The song was originally released as a the B-side of “Thirteen Women,” but became a massive hit after it appeared in the film Blackboard Jungle.

 

 

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This section is back to highlighting songs that I want to showcase, perhaps based on the day like the one above, or perhaps like the one below to showcase local talent.

Felicia McMinn

#ShoutOuts

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Thanks to our Sponsors … BOXO Studio, Hamilton Maker Space, and Hamilton Musician Magazine.

 

#QuackQuackQuack

Let negativity roll off you like the water off a duck’s back.

 “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” – William Faulkner

#SeeYaOnTheBSide

Monday July 3, 2017 – Weekday Music Listings & More #81

Disobedience Day …
Amber is the Colour of the Day …

“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” – Henry David Thoreau

#NewAlbumReleases
July 7th, 2017

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Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder

Haim – Something To Tell You

Public Service Broadcasting – Progress

Toro y Moi – Boo Boo

Melvins – A Walk With Love And Death

 This Is the Kit – Moonshine Freeze

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Disobedience… there are a growing number of injustices in this world. It does not matter if you believe in the conspiracies out there. You know there are unjust laws in place and new ones popping up all over. South of the border is a disaster, but don’t be blinded to think we are free of such a mess.

Our health care may be far superior to the US, but it is far from being the best. In Ontario, our population increases every year by around 140,000 people and yet the government has not increased our health care budget in years. Canada is one of the largest producers of oil in the world, so why is our gas price higher than most countries? We have all been discussing the Hydro rates in Ontario, and yet nobody really wants to address the fact that Ontario has the highest rates in North America. The Bank of Canada is a joke, and is only increasing our debt on a national and on personal levels. Our entire election process is flawed and needs to be addressed.

Truth is that year after year, we see these things, and yet somehow manage to ignore them. It is time to take off our blinders and look around. We need to start asking the tougher questions and we need to start demanding answers.

Just my nickels worth …

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“One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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♫♪.ılılıl Varied Schedule lılılı.♪♫

Southern Supper at Mississippi Queen Foods! Great blues and amazing southern cuisine! You need to call early for your tickets as the seats fill up fast. $45 gets your meal and one of the most intimate shows you will ever attend! See website for details. (Central)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesdays lılılı.♪♫

 

♫♪.ılılıl Wednesdays lılılı.♪♫

Open Jam at The Gladstone Tavern (East End)
Open Mic with Alfie Smith at L’etrange (Downtown)

3rd Wednesday – Grindstones Jam Night at the Mill Street and 5 America House (Waterdown)

♫♪.ılılıl Thursdays lılılı.♪♫

RatRod is hosting an Open Jam at The Pour House! (Mountain)

♫♪.ılılıl Saturdays lılılı.♪♫

Naughty Nights with Ginger St. James at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Sundays lılılı.♪♫

Blues Brunch (2pm) at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)
Sunday Blues (2-6pm) at the Bay City Music Hall for only $7 (North End)
Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr at The Lions Head! (Downtown)

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♫♪.ılılıl Monday lılılı.♪♫

Waterdown’s OH Canada Day Ribfest (Waterdown)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesday lılılı.♪♫

Okilly Dokilly at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)

 ♫♪.ılılıl Wednesday lılılı.♪♫
Boogie N Blues with Ian Andrews at the Corktown. The Last Boogie! (Downtown)
The Redhill Valleys Summer Send-Off at The Casbah (Downtown)

David Blaine Live at FirstOntario Concert Hall (Downtown)
Leatherdust Rocks the Doors (Downtown)
Air Guitar Hamilton 2017 Championships f/ Red Zeppelin at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)
  ♫♪.ılılıl Thursday lılılı.♪♫

Songs From The Bishop (Park) with Dave Rave & Hailee Rose (Central)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan w Sarah Good & the Bads, Ghostkeeper at Casbah (Downtown)

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July 14th at This Ain’t Hollywood
The Vaudvillian

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August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

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July 3, 1985 – Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox as a time-traveling teenager, opens in theaters. When he plays “Johnny B. Goode” in 1955 at the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance, he gives birth to rock and roll. In the real-life present, a new generation gets a lesson in Chuck Berry from the scene.

 

July 4, 1964 – The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit as “I Get Around” tops the Hot 100, where it stays for two weeks.

 

July 5, 1994 – Hootie & the Blowfish release Cracked Rear View. It’s their debut album, and it takes off at the beginning of 1995, becoming the best-selling album in the history of Atlantic Records.

July 6, 1972 – David Bowie performs “Starman” on Top Of The Pops, causing an uproar among the conservative British audience by singing with his arm coquettishly draped around the shoulder of guitarist Mick Ronson – a move that makes him as a household name overnight.

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This section is back to highlighting songs that I want to showcase, perhaps based on the day like the one above, or perhaps like the one below to showcase local talent.

Felicia McMinn

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Let negativity roll off you like the water off a duck’s back.

“I have always looked on disobedience toward the oppressive as the only way to use the miracle of having been born.” – Oriana Fallaci

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Monday June 26, 2017 – Music Listings and More – Blog #78

Forgiveness Day
Maroon is the Colour of the Day …

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” – Katherine Ponder

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Baio – Man Of The World
Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
Doldrums – Esc
Floating Points – Reflections Mojave Desert
Lapalux – Ruinism
Mark Kozelek & Sean Yeaton – Yellow Kitchen
Stone Sour – Hydrograd
Sworn In – All Smiles
The Acacia Strain – Gravebloom
TLC – TLC
Washed Out – Mister Mellow

I have intentionally left out at least one album release. I do not support or endorse Illuminati members or propaganda.

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I figure it is about time I address this pet peeve of mine. I am sure you all know that I am apparently a “conspiracy nut”, and I do admit that I have some unique opinions (at least you think they are opinions or just outright ridiculous ideas). All I have to say to you is… Wake Up. An intelligent mind should not be held prisoner. However, there are many nuts out there, and many of them have been placed there intentionally to misdirect an inquiring mind. If you start asking questions and everywhere you look all you see is crazy, you just give up on any rational ideas and just write it all off as crazy.

Do a search for Illuminati and you start seeing all kind of crazy stuff, however, I can tell you that there is truth in SOME of them. You see reference to the Freemasons as being part of them. You see reference of the Freemasons being a Satanic organization. Anyone writing and or believing in this non-sense has obviously not do any reading or research on their own and they are just believing the first thing that they see when they try and search for the truth. 

I will start with the FACT that the Illuminati is real, or at the very least, they were real. I still believe they are around today and stronger than ever, but no sane or intelligent mind can deny that they ever existed. There is more historical proof than anything else. They had at one time, tried to infiltrate the Freemasons back in their beginning. This did not end well for them, and as they were expelled (in a manner of speaking) from any affiliation, they appeared to vanish or disband. Many of us believe they simply went into deeper hiding (those with that much power and influence just don’t vanish). The next part is common sense… if you do any research into the goals of the Illuminati it is clear you will see many Satanic ideas and ideals. However, when it comes to the Freemasons and that idea… you know it is a very large G and not S or D in the centre of the compass don’t you? G… as in God. This is used today in a more loose fashion that in the early days. G simply references a Higher Power in the universe. If you do not believe in such a concept, than Freemasonry is not for you. 

It is clear when you begin to read and research who is actually seeking the truth, clear if you really look that is. Believing in the first thing that pops up because it seems like it could be true, or just that you really want it to be, makes you look like a fool. If there is ever something you want to know about Freemasonry, ask. It is not a Secret Organization, it is well known and documented organization of good people. Yes, there are certain aspects or membership that contains secrets, but that is nothing new. The companies you work for have secrets. 

We are the people who can make a difference… the Sheeple will be lead until they wake up or simply find themselves in the slaughter house.

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A friend, Robin Zee, shared something a few weeks back. It was an article detailing 7 reasons people don’t come to your event (show) by Ari Herstand. It was a good read, but something that has been really tossed around many times over the past few years. Things are not what they used to be. I think before we get into event listings, it’s important to cover and most likely expand on these points. I want to relate them to venues and musicians so I may do this over several blogs.

Reason #7 … You Aren’t Going Out Into The World

This one is one that I hardly ever see anyone do.

As a venue owner, you need to realize isolation from your competition is never a good thing. And I use the term competition very loosely. If you have a unique environment and food, solid entertainment, great service and staff, etc. There is plenty of room in this town for everyone. You need to get out into the community (other venues) and socialize. With potential customers, entertainment, and other owners. You have the opportunity to help each other out. In Hamilton, there are already owners that are like this, you just need to get your head out of your ass and get out there. This will also help you see what works and what doesn’t.

As an entertainer, networking is very important. Same applies to you… everyone matters. Of course you want to promote your upcoming show, but make sure you are not being a dick about it. Talk with your peers and I am sure they will ask about your next big event as they thank you for making it to theirs. You may meet other local promoters, meet and owner you have never met before, etc. 

If you plan to be a star, then start acting like one. Public appearance is crucial to your eventual success. Start building your name, your look, and your fan base right now. If you don’t think this is important, get out of the business. Remember you are a business and in business the customer is everything. A personal invite to your event, perhaps a couple “free passes”… this will make a world of difference over time.

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♫♪.ılılıl Varied Schedule lılılı.♪♫

Southern Supper at Mississippi Queen Foods! Great blues and amazing southern cuisine! You need to call early for your tickets as the seats fill up fast. $45 gets your meal and one of the most intimate shows you will ever attend! See website for details. (Central)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesdays lılılı.♪♫

Jacob Moon and the Commissionaires at Park St. Gasworks (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Wednesdays lılılı.♪♫

Boogie N Blues with Ian Andrews at the Corktown. Open Jam! (Downtown)
Grindstones Jam Night at the Mill Street and 5 America House (Waterdown)
Open Jam at The Gladstone Tavern (East End)
Open Mic with Alfie Smith at L’etrange (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Thursdays lılılı.♪♫

RatRod is hosting an Open Jam at The Pour House! (Mountain)

♫♪.ılılıl Sundays lılılı.♪♫

Blues Brunch (2pm) at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)
Sunday Blues (2-6pm) at the Bay City Music Hall for only $7 (North End)
Shari Dunn & Jonny Kerr at The Lions Head! (Downtown)

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♫♪.ılılıl Monday lılılı.♪♫

Thanya Iyer, TBA & the Special Guests, Secret Sequester at HAVN (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Tuesday lılılı.♪♫

Creative Exchange – June and HALO Recording Studio (Downtown)

 ♫♪.ılılıl Wednesday lılılı.♪♫
 Bry Webb (Constantines) w/ Dan Edmonds and Bird City at The Casbah (Downtown)
 ♫♪.ılılıl Thursday lılılı.♪♫

Sarah Smith on Stage at Tracie’s Place (Mountain)
Jack De Keyzer & Jesse O’Brien at Coach & Lantern Pub (Ancaster)
The Medicine Hat with Lost Cousins & The Kents at This Aint Hollywood (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Friday lılılı.♪♫

It’s Your Festival at Gage Park (Central)
C.B. & THE BENT at “It’s Your Fesrtival” (Central)

Live Concerts – Tall Ships Festival at Discovery Centre (Downtown)
Hot Jazz on the Water at Bay City Music Hall (Downtown)
Witch Prophet, Mother Tareka, Kojo ‘Easy’ Damptey at HAVN (Downtown)
Caledonia BBQ and Dance at Caledonia Fairgrounds (Caledonia)
Family of Things with Little Boxer, Reader, & Detour at Absinthe (Downtown)
Matty Simpson Tour Send Off at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)
TG Swampbusters at The Gladstone (East End)
Kill No Albatross with Even the Trees and others at The Corktown (Downtown)

♫♪.ılılıl Saturday lılılı.♪♫

Ginger St James at Lou Dawgs (Downtown)
Brantford’s Canada Day 150 Celebration at Lions Park (Brantford)

City of Hamilton Canada 150 with Steve Strongman at Bay Front Park (Downtown)
Oh Canada Day Ribfest (Waterdown)
The Redhill Valleys at The Oh Canada Day Ribfest (Waterdown)
Canada Day Jamtacular at The Corktown (Downtown)
Noble Savages with Dirty Jeans, Ghosted, and Cadillac Bill at This Ain’t Hollywood (Downtown)
Rob Kirkham And Neon Rain at The EndZone (East End)

♫♪.ılılıl Sunday lılılı.♪♫

The Bazaar of the Bizarre 2017 at The Spice Factory (Downtown)
Rock the Park 4 Jessie (Murder Victims) at Fernbrook Resort (Freelton)
Python with On The Verge & Social Strife at Doors Pub (Downtown)

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July 6th at Mississippi Queen Foods
Southern Supper: The Vaudevillian CD & Vinyl Pre-Release Party

August 3rd at Mississippi Queen Foods
Ginger St. James & Snowheel Slim

August 18th at Frontier Ghost Town
Jalopy Jam Up Car Show

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June 26, 2015 – President Barack Obama sings “Amazing Grace” at the funeral for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who was killed along with eight others when a gunman opened fire during a Bible study at his church in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

 

 

June 27, 1970 – The group Smile change their name to Queen and perform for the first time with that name. Looking at the picture below, I think the name change was appropriate. 

June 28, 1968 – Aretha Franklin appears on the cover of Time magazine.

June 29, 1974 – Neil Peart replaces John Rutsey as the drummer for Rush.

June 30, 1975 – Cher marries Gregg Allman. Their union produces a son (Elijah Blue Allman) and an album, but ends for good in 1979.

July 1, 1956 – The family-friendly Steve Allen Show doesn’t want Elvis Presley shaking his legendary pelvis, so he sings “Hound Dog” to a basset hound. Both Elvis and the pooch are dressed in formal wear.

July 2, 1966 – “Strangers in the Night” goes to #1, giving Frank Sinatra his first #1 pop hit since “Learnin’ The Blues” in 1955. The song appeared in the film A Man Could Get Killed, winning the Oscar for Best Song.

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 Baio – Philosophy (from new  Man of the World album)

Stone Sour – Fabuless (from new Hydrograd album)

 Lapalux – ‘Rotted Arp (from the new Ruinism album)

Note: To be fair to everyone, some of these are not to my liking, but I am including them as a sneak peek into their up-coming albums and my tastes can’t dictate yours. 

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Let negativity roll off you like the water off a duck’s back.

“We are all on a life long journey and the core of its meaning, the terrible demand of its centrality is forgiving and being forgiven.” – Martha Kilpatrick

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