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Royal City Beats: April 8-14

Thursday, April 8, 2010

  • Direct from Halifax
is the man that proves that Paper Beat Scissors, playing at the Cornerstone Friday. (Photo by Nick Rudnicki

    Direct from Halifax is the man that proves that Paper Beat Scissors, playing at the Cornerstone Friday. (Photo by Nick Rudnicki

Written by Adam Donaldson

It’s a slow week for music shows in town this week so maybe you should stay in and study. Oh, who am I kidding? Here are this week’s Beats.

 

Thursday April 8th

The Fugitives with Polymorphines

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

The Fugitives, an indie folk foursome from Winnipeg, play banjo, guitar, melodica and percussion. They were called “Arcade Fire-ish” by Uptown Magazine. Ottawa’s The Polymorphines, by comparison, are analogous to “dirty sex” according to The Xpress. Why are you not already in line for this show?

 

Friday April 9th

Michael Tarbox

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

Renowned psychedelic folk artist Michael Tarbox and his band are promoting their new album My Primitive Joy. They arrive in Guelph for one night before returning south of the border.

Paper Beat Scissors

9 p.m. The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N.

Direct from Halifax is the man that proves that Paper Beat Scissors. Since this is the Cornerstone, I presume that the other 25 members of the band didn’t make the trip, but either way, get ready for some great experimental pop.

Big Rude Jake

10 p.m. Carden Street Café, 40 Carden St.

He may be called Big Rude Jake, but this Toronto musician is going to lay down some cool jazz for you on a Friday night.

 

Saturday April 10th

Krupke, Jay Reid, Lordy Lordy & Scott Haynes

7 p.m. Van Gogh's Ear, 10 Wyndham St.

In a packed night of music that promises to wrap early for the all ages kids, Van Gogh’s welcomes the highly innovative Krupke. The Toronto-based band is anchoring this ticket with fellow act from the Big Smoke, Lordy Lordy. Guelph’s Jay Reid will also be on hand with some folk salsa and the night wraps with Paris (Ontario) minimalist man Scott Hayes.

Chinese Food

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

It’s the band so good that the very mention of their name makes you hungry for more as Toronto’s Chinese Food return to Guelph for one of their semi-regular gigs in the Royal City.

 

Sunday April 11th

Thee Cavalry

9 p.m. The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N.

Guelph’s own Thee Cavalry returns to the local stage and they’ll be getting intimate and interactive with the Cornerstone crowd.

 

Wednesday April 14th

Kingdoms, Therefore I Am, Counterparts, Anneliese, Beyond a Broken World

7 p.m. Shadow, 72 Macdonell St.

It’s time for this week’s “Keep it Loud” show, featuring Royal City frequent flyers Kingdoms, from Waterloo. Also on this ticket are frequent Kingdoms tour mates Anneliese and Guelphites Beyond a Broken World. London’s Counterparts and Therefore I Am from Boston, Mass, also make the drive in.

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