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Royal City Beats: February 11-13

Thursday, February 11, 2010

  • Local group Texting Makenzie headlines a relief concert for Haiti Thursday in Peter Clark Hall.

    Local group Texting Makenzie headlines a relief concert for Haiti Thursday in Peter Clark Hall.

  • Kazoo’s 89th show features Waterloo-born psychedelic group Pick A Piper at ebar on Thursday.

    Kazoo’s 89th show features Waterloo-born psychedelic group Pick A Piper at ebar on Thursday.

  • Windsor-based folk artist Ron Leary visits The Cornerstone on Saturday night.

    Windsor-based folk artist Ron Leary visits The Cornerstone on Saturday night.

  • Lucas Stagg and the gang rock the Jazz on Sunday with hits from their latest album, Concrete

    Lucas Stagg and the gang rock the Jazz on Sunday with hits from their latest album, Concrete

Written by Adam Donaldson

If you’re looking for a reason to stay in town over Reading Week, look no further than this week’s collection of Royal City Beats.

 

Thursday February 11th

Benefit for Haiti Relief

7:30 p.m. Peter Clark Hall, Univesity Centre

In light of the recent earthquake in Haiti, the CSA, Student Life, Interhall Council and your College Governments have organized a spectacular fundraising concert in PCH with local acts Tristan Raganan, Texting Mackenzie, What She Said, and Josh Doerksen from Tomorrows Horizon. Tickets are available at the UC Info Desk (by the bus loop) and at the door for ten bucks.

Thornley with Mini Mansions and Trainlight

9 p.m. Cowboy Bar, 166 Wyndham St. N.

It’s a pretty hefty line-up of rock or pop identifying bands at Cowboy’s this week. Headlining are prairie rockers Thornley who will be backed up by fellow Canucks Trainlight and LA’s psychedelic freestyle pop stars Mini Mansions.

Pick A Piper with Karl Skene and Ace Kincaid

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

Kazoo’s 89th show features the Waterloo-born psychedelic group Pick A Piper. Fellow Waterlooians Ace Kincaid will bring their experimental sounds to town as well, while Guelph’s own techno experimentalist Karl Skene round out the set.

Bonjay with GoshDamn

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

Before jetting off to South By Southwest in Austin, TX next month, check out this world music inspired club/soul duo Bonjay. It’s also a CD release party, so it’s the perfect chance to hear why the CBC called Bonjay one of the 10 bands destined to break in 2010.

Future History with The Mike Todd Trio

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

Kick off your Thursday night with the southern rock sounds of Guelph’s own Mike Todd Trio, opening for the Toronto-based experimental musicians Future History who are in town to celebrate the release of their self-titled new album.

 

Friday February 12th

Andrew McPherson with Shannon Kingsbury

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

eccodek main man Andrew McPherson continues to make waves with his solo project Lefty Singer. Fellow Guelphite Shannon Kingsbury will be filling the bill for the second half of the show, playing music from her upcoming album.

Lucas Stagg Band

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

Lucas Stagg and the gang are coming through town again, still touring to support their latest album, Concrete. Stagg and his boys are stopping over on their way to a Valentine’s show at the Boathouse in Kitchener.

 

Saturday February 13th

Ron Leary with Rich Burnett

9 p.m. Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St.

Windsor folk-rocker Ron Leary will be playing in the chilled out atmosphere of the Cornerstone with Rich Burnett offering a bit of local folk flavour coming in from Fergus.

Chinese Food

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

It’s country rock take-out as Toronto’s hungry-sounding Chinese Food return to town. They’re back again for their semi-monthly appearance at the Jazz as this band shows no signs of slowing down as their hype and renowned expand beyond their Hogtown borders.

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