Royal City Beats: April 1-7
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The artists occasionally known as Mad Violet unplug for some sweet bluegrass, folk and country at The Cornerstone on Saturday.
The Easter Bunny is bringing lots of Beats to the Royal City this week. Here’s what’s happening for the next seven days in music.
Thursday April 1st
eccodek with Jason Wilson Band
9 p.m. Bookshelf ebar 41 Quebec St.
Juno nominees and fellow Guelphites eccodek will start off the Easter weekend at ebar, accompanied by Canada’s reggae visionary Jason Wilson, also Juno-nominated and from Guelph. Now that’s a win-win.
Lifestory Monologue, Michou, Waterbodies, Battle Creek, Sea to Sky
6 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonnell St.
In this corner, we have hometown favourites Lifestory Monologue, who will be holding court with Windsor’s Michou (they of the new album), St. Catherine’s Waterbodies, Battle Creek (a Guelph band I thought had broke-up) and new kids on the block, Sea to Sky from Waterloo. Bonus: this show is all ages/licensed.
Arthur Renwick and the Painter Killers, Kobra Kobra, Tequila Mockingbird
10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.
If you’re not rocked out yet after the Vinyl show, you can check out The Jazz for some more local music thanks to Kobra Kobra. Arthur Renwick and his band will put you in a roots state of mind, which will only last until Burlington’s Tequila Mockingbird lays some pop punk down for you. This is a fundraising event for the University of Guelph's Photo IV Class 'One Frame Per Ever' Photography Thesis Exhibition. Also, all you underage kids will have to go home, because this is 19+.
Friday April 2nd
Run With The Kittens
11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.
Toronto’s Run with the Kittens wouldn’t let a little thing like Good Friday stop them from coming to Guelph to play their monthly show at The Jazz, would they? Of course not.
Saturday April 3r
8:30 p.m. The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N.
The artists occasionally known as Mad Violet unplug for some sweet bluegrass, folk and country at that little nook so aptly named The Cornerstone. They’re currently taking a swing through every part of Ontario before heading back out west in May.
TailGunner with the Greasemarks
9:30 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.
How Canadian is TailGunner? When you go to the Montreal band’s MySpace page, the cursor turns into a Canadian flag. Check it out, I’ll wait here. Also on the docket are The Greasemarks from Toronto, whose rockabilly vibe should make nice counterprogramming for those uninterested in the Mad Violet show.
Tuesday April 6th
Land Of Talk with The D’Urbervilles
9:30 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St.
Land of Talk is actually one woman from Montreal. The D’Urbervilles is a renowned indie band made up of several local musicians now based in Toronto. Come see them make beautiful music together. (Well, not together per se. But on the same ticket at the same venue.)
First Rate People with Prince Caspian
8:30 p.m. The Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St.
Get a sneak peak of this summer’s Hillside by checking out Toronto’s First Rate People, the group will be playing Guelph Island this July. Tagging along is Prince Caspian, which is a four-piece indie pop band from Elora that has nothing to do with the Chronicles of Narnia.
Wednesday April 7th
The Speakeasies with Adverteyes
9 p.m. Tap House, 91 Macdonell St.