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Royal City Beats: December 3-6

Thursday, December 3, 2009

  • Canadian country-rock stars Cuff The Duke join Rival Boys for a hootenany down at the Bookshelf ebar.

    Canadian country-rock stars Cuff The Duke join Rival Boys for a hootenany down at the Bookshelf ebar.

  • DJ Roy Davis Jr. and a team of local DJs rattle the Albion Hotel on Friday.

    DJ Roy Davis Jr. and a team of local DJs rattle the Albion Hotel on Friday.

  • Racoon Wedding scurry down to the Jazz with Danger Bay and WHOOP-Szo.

    Racoon Wedding scurry down to the Jazz with Danger Bay and WHOOP-Szo.

Written by Adam Donaldson

As the semester winds down, so to does the number of acts coming into town. But here’s this week’s list of shows to keep the Beats hopping.

 

Thursday December 3rd

Cuff The Duke with Rival Boys

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

Does Cuff the Duke need an introduction? I think not. These Canadian country-rock stars have a loyal fan base in Guelph, making their arrival a reason to celebrate. Toronto’s Rival Boys warm up the crowd.

Rueben Degroot with Christina Foster

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

Coming to town with his five-man band, watch for Rueben Degroot to play some old American folk jazz numbers, as well as some new songs from his soon-to-be-released album Hey! Christina Foster will open on the first floor of Van Gogh’s.

Hot Kid with Mercy Now

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

Hot Kid is actually two kids. From Cambridge. Their style is garage country rock. Mercy Now is from Toronto. Their sound is garage rock soul. Will they make beautiful music together? Come out and see for yourself.

 

Friday December 4th

DJ Roy Davis Jr

9:30 p.m. Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St.

Be warned, the doors of the Albion may be blown off by world renowned DJ Roy Davis Jr. Trained in the Chicago Dance Music scene, Davis’ style is “Soul Electrica,” a hybrid of soul and electronic music. Sound interesting? Then you should definitely come out and have a listen. Local DJs Koala, Deeno and The ShiKing will also be on hand to keep the beats pumping all night long.

Run With The Kittens

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

If you’re not yet running with The Kittens, what’s keeping you? In a testament to the band’s resilience (cats always land on their feet?) they return for another monthly show at the Jazz.

 

Saturday December 5th

Moneen with Sights & Sounds, Lifestory Monologue and Gracefield

6 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St

This bizarre evening of music will alternate between loud, ambient and somewhere in between. Representing the loud side are Guelph frequent fliers Sights and Sounds and Waterloo band Gracefield, who plays solid rock tunes off their album Heroes. If if you can’t make the Vinyl show but desperately want to see headliners Moneen or local boys Lifestory Monologue, you can check both bands out at D-Tox in Stone road Mall today at 3:30 p.m.

Racoon Wedding with Danger Bay and WHOOP-Szo

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

The Jazz offers an evening of solid rock and roll. Toronto’s Danger Bay is nothing like the old CBC television show - these guys are hardcore punk. Guelph’s own WHOOP-Szo will be doing their semi-instrumental, mathy, electro-classical-grunge-folk thing. But the main show is Brantford’s Racoon Wedding, still flying high from the October release of their album Gather Gather Bones Rattle Rattle Truth.

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