Royal City Beats - August 27-29

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Written by Adam A. Donaldson


Thursday August 27

Birthday Boys, Politique, The Framework, Hoodie Good – ebar, 41 Quebec St. 9:30 pm

Local promotions outfit Fortnight celebrates its second anniversary with a series of shows all this week. Tonight’s edition at ebar features the appropriately-timed appearance of the Birthday Boys on their late summer tour of Ontario. Ottawa’s equally appropriately named Politique comes to town with their tourmates, Toronto’s The Framework. Part three moves to the Albion tomorrow night.

The Greasemarks – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

The Jazz unofficially kicks off the weekend by bringing this Toronto rockabilly outfit to town. 


Friday, August 28

Sam Turton & Jane Lewis – St. George’s Square, Noon

Check out one of the last noon hour concerts of the season featuring Guelph’s own Turton and Lewis. Turton has been performing his slide guitar-driven personal/political songs for over 40 years, so experience is on his side.

Lifestory: Monologue, Kingdoms, The Decay, Life in Sound – Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St. 6 pm

Lifestory: Monologue brings their Darth Va-tour ’09 back to their hometown. They’ll be hooking up with fellow Guelphites The Decay and Burlington’s Life in Sound. The Kingdoms, meanwhile, are performing their final live show before their CD launch at the end of September.

Elvyn – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

Peterborough’s Elvyn, led by the Brothers Beerman, continue the Jazz’s weekend theme of rock/county.

J.J. Ipsen, Brent Randal, Skeletones Four – Albion, 49 Norfolk St. 8 pm

Fortnight continues its birthday celebrations with the folk stylings of J.J. Ipsen, the psychedelic sounds of Brent Randal and his Pinecones and a grand finale featuring Guelph’s own Skeletones Four.


Saturday August 29

After the Weather, From East to Exit, Slowest Runner – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 10 pm

Saturday brings together a hodgepodge of sounds from Montreal, Brooklyn and the Royal City. After the Weather brings psychedelic grunge from La Belle Province, as (The) Slowest Runner (in the World) will bring some post-baroque from the Five Burroughs. Local rockers From East to Exit will bring the balance.

Jr. Mountain Zeroes – Wally’s, 107 Wyndham St. N. 10 pm

This five-piece band brings some solid rock credentials to Wally’s.

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