Royal City Beats - July 2-4

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Written by Adam A. Donaldson

Thursday July 2nd

Sewing With Nancie, PDH, Some Other Influence, Cobrahawks – Shadow, 72 Macdonell St. 7 pm

Shadow hosts another stellar line-up with Windsor’s Sewing with Nancie opening with their pulse-pounding pop punk rhythms. Regional bands make up the rest of the roster with Cambridge’s Some Other Influence and the Cobrahawks from Kitchener, who are a relatively new outfit. Rounding out the evening is Guelph hardcore rockers PDH, or Piss Drunk Hooligans.


Racoon Wedding/Cursed Arrows – ebar, 41 Quebec St. 9:30 pm

Kazoo celebrates the CD release of rock band Racoon Wedding. Waterloo garage punks Cursed Arrows make the drive down Highway 7 to open for them.


Friday July 3rd

Brenda Lewis & John Zadro – St George’s Square, 12 pm

The Friday at noon concert series in the Square continues with Guelph’s own Brenda Lewis singing jazz and folk standards. Hopefully weather will co-operate and anyone downtown tomorrow at lunchtime can enjoy the show.

Darlings of Chelsea with The Vestaloynes – Albion, 49 Norfolk St. 9 pm

Two terrific Toronto bands pop into town Friday to rock out at Albion. The Darlings of Chelsea are making a name for themselves and are only getting better, and The Vestaloynes are returning to town to see if they’ve gotten anymore respect since the last time they were here. They are “The Rodney Dangerfield of indie rock,” after all.

Schomberg Fair – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

Enjoy some cool blues at the Jazz Friday night with this Toronto-based trio, or if you don’t like how that about listening to some “Speed-Gospel and Folk-Punk.” Anyway, that’s how the band refers to their sound. Any which way you like.


Saturday July 4th

Alun Piggins – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

He may be acoustic, but Alun Piggins still knows how to rock. Calling himself an “Anti-folk, rock-troubadour” come and here some cuts off Piggins’ new album, At War with the Elephants.

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