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Royal City Beats: February 25-March 2

Thursday, February 25, 2010

  • Halifax folk darling Rose Cousins plays downtown at Folkway Music Friday night. (Photo by Scott Munn)

    Halifax folk darling Rose Cousins plays downtown at Folkway Music Friday night. (Photo by Scott Munn)

  • Straight Treads the Line's farewell tour comes to Vinyl Friday.

    Straight Treads the Line's farewell tour comes to Vinyl Friday.

  • Sit Down Tracy play the Jazz on Saturday. (Chris Webb)

    Sit Down Tracy play the Jazz on Saturday. (Chris Webb)

  • The Permanent Bastards grab Van Gogh's ear on Tuesday. (Jesse Whitehead)

    The Permanent Bastards grab Van Gogh's ear on Tuesday. (Jesse Whitehead)

Written by Adam Donaldson

There are lots of shows this week for the easily or occasionally bored. Here’s the list of the week’s Royal City Beats.

 

Thursday February 25th

The Monster Show & DanceHall Free For All

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

The Monster Show comes to town this week for some happy hardcore. The Guelph-based Dancehall Free For All, meanwhile, brings the funk.

 

Friday February 26th

Straight Reads the Line, Kingdoms, Anneliese, The Twin, Beyond a Broken World

6 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St.

Straight Reads the Line is going out with a bang. In what’s sure to be one of the punk-est affairs of the season, Kingdoms and Anneliese join the band on their farewell tour. Cambridge’s The Twin and Guelphites Beyond a Broken World stop by to pay their respects for the Guelph show.

Rose Cousins

8 p.m. Folkway Music, 163 Suffolk St. W.

From Halifax, where they know how to do folk right, comes the wonderful music of Rose Cousins. Catch Cousins while you can, because her next trip in March takes her all the way down to New England.

The Northwest Division

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

From Prince Edward Island by way of Toronto, The Northwest Division will bring some garage rockin’ good times to the Jazz this weekend.

Pat Robitaille

9 p.m. Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St.

Windsor’s Paul Robitaille keeps things intimate and interactive with his one man show at the Cornerstone.

 

Saturday February 27th

Sit Down Tracy with Innes Wilson and his Opposition

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

Time for Prairie-style indie/folk/rock; here to deliver it is Winnipeg’s own Sit Down Tracy. Joining them on stage this Saturday night are Guelph-based folk stars Innes Wilson and his Opposition promoting the March release of their album, Cardigan Summer.

Singalong with Sam & Jane!

8 p.m. Ashuré’s, 259 Grange Rd.

Back for the second of two shows in as many weeks, Sam Turton and Jane Lewis take their famous sing-along show on the road – or rather, down the street. And yes, they take requests.

The Legendary Klopeks, The Delinquints, The Stiff Wires, Second Hand Saints

7 p.m. The Shadow, 72 Macdonnell St

Get ready to get loud with a regional punk/rock showcase. The breakdown: The Legendary Klopeks from Niagara Falls bring a touch of metal. The Delinquints are the Toronto rockers with the adorable, yet classical punk sounding name. London’s Stiff Wires were featured on the current season of MuchMusic’s Disband. Second Hand Saints are new boys on the block. Capish?

 

Tuesday March 2nd

Permanent Bastards, Currents and Kobra Kobra

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

Woodbridge’s Permanent Bastards is making the rounds promoting their new full-length album Emericans. Along for the ride are Ottawa’s loud boys Currents and local punks Kobra Kobra.

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