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Royal City Beats: December 10-17

Thursday, December 10, 2009

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  • Celebrating ten years, The Constantines return to the  Royal City on Sunday as part of a Southern Ontario
tour.

    Celebrating ten years, The Constantines return to the  Royal City on Sunday as part of a Southern Ontario tour.

  • Brent Randall & His Pinecones deliver alternative psychedelic rock at the Albion.

    Brent Randall & His Pinecones deliver alternative psychedelic rock at the Albion.

  • CSA and Kaleidescope present Roxanne Potvin & The Good Lovelies at Dublin St. on Friday.

    CSA and Kaleidescope present Roxanne Potvin & The Good Lovelies at Dublin St. on Friday.

  • On Saturday, Jimmy Jazz orders up a hefty helping of Chinese Food from Toronto - where else?

    On Saturday, Jimmy Jazz orders up a hefty helping of Chinese Food from Toronto - where else?

  • Stay Out of the Mall VIII (not VII) features two nights jam-packed with talent at the ebar.

    Stay Out of the Mall VIII (not VII) features two nights jam-packed with talent at the ebar.

Written by Adam Donaldson

Sadly, we come to the final Royal City Beats of the year. There are a lot of great shows for you to wind down the semester with, so do yourself a favour and get out to the clubs before leaving town. Have a Happy Holidays and safe and enjoyable New Year. Don’t forget to tune in for more Royal City Beats in 2010!

 

Thursday December 10th

The Magic with Olenka & The Autumn Lovers

9:30 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St

Starting a busy week for Evan Gordon, The Magic headline Kazoo #86. London’s Olenka & The Autumn Lovers provide solid back-up. A portion of the door proceeds will go to support the Brant Ave Neighbourhood Youth Music Program.

Oh No Forest Fires & Boys Who Say No

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

Oh No Forest Fires warms up for the big Christmas/Audio Blood’s first anniversary show at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday by playing a Guelph concert. Four-piece acoustic country band Boys Who Say No get second billing. 

 

Friday December 11th

Brent Randall & His Pinecones with J.J. Ipsen and others

8 p.m. Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St

Gathered from Toronto and Halifax and all points in between, Brent Randall & His Pinecones deliver alternative psychedelic rock. J.J. Ipsen, meanwhile, will bring the folk. A Friday night for divergent musical tastes.

Roxanne Potvin (and band) & The Good Lovelies

8 p.m. Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St W

If you like blues, soul and R&B with a Christmas bent then you’re not going to want to miss this show. Toronto rockabilly trio The Good Lovelies bring their Under The Mistletoe Christmas Tour to town in support of their album of the same name. Roxanne Potvin should compliment the Lovelies nicely with roots-tinged blues. No word on whether or not she’ll be performing any Christmas-themed music though.

Luke Nares Band

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

Show some love to this Guelph-based folk and bluegrass band led by Luke Nares.

 

Saturday December 12th

Chinese Food

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

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

 

Sunday December 13th

The Constantines

9 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St

Once upon a time, Guelph was just about the only city you’d be able to see a Constantines show. Ten years later, the band has secured a nice little niche for itself as one of the most talented and respected alt-rock-indie bands performing in Canada today. The ‘Tines pass through town as part of a Southern Ontario tour.

Modern Field Recordings

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

Chill out from the holiday stress with a warm beverage and a slice of cake while listening to the laid back vibes of Chris, Bob, Taylor, Jes and Jen, AKA: Modern Field Recordings. How that many musicians will be able to perform in the Cornerstone is a question that might only be answered by seeing this show.

 

Wednesday December 16th

Stay Out Of The Mall VIII Night 1

10 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St.

‘Twas the week before Christmas and you know what that means: time to Stay Out of the Mall. The eighth annual edition of this Guelph music event has added a second night of music to benefit the Guelph Food Bank and the Canadian Cancer Society. The first night has the sounds of pop, rock, folk and soul brought to Guelph by The Burning Hell, Wax Mannequin, Diamond Rings and Valery Gore.

 

Thursday December 17th

Stay Out Of The Mall VIII Night 2

10 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St|

Mall avoiding revellers will convene once again at the ebar for night two of Stay Out of the Mall. This line-up brings some Guelph flavour with appearances by The Skeletones Four and Gregory Pepper & His Problems. By Divine Right will headline along with Julie Doiron. Tickets for one or both nights are available at the Bookshelf in Guelph and Orange Monkey in Kitchener.

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