Royal City Beats: May 7-9
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The DoneFors – Jimmy Jazz, 11 pm
This Toronto-based experimental pop band just released their first album, How to Have Sex with Canadians, back in February and is now touring around the province in support of it. They make terrific roots-infused music that’s lyrical and easy to listen to, not to mention the fact they’re a group of highly talented musicians.
Slim Twig with Pick A Piper & The Meat – ebar, 9:30 pm
It’s time for Kazoo 71, and another wonderful line-up of musicians to be heard at the ebar as brought to us by this local arts collective. Joining the Toronto rockabilly crew Slim Twig is Afro-beat Pick a Piper from Resolute and another band simply known as The Meat.
Friday May 8th
The Good Lovelies – Folkway, 8:30 pm
Like a pleasant, more folk centric counterpart to the Dixie Chicks, the aptly named Good Lovelies bring their uniquely vintage sounding blue grass/rockabilly vibe to Folkway Music.
Alun Piggins – Jimmy Jazz, 11 pm
Toronto acoustic rocker Alun Piggins, who kind of sounds like an alternative energy advocate, will play some of his easygoing acoustic rock.
The Liptonians, with Mixylodian and Wax Mannequin – Albion, 9 pm
The suspiciously soup sounding Liptonians arrive in Guelph as part of their spring tour. The Winnipeg folk-pop-rockers will be joined by Montreal’s psychedelic four-piece Mixylodian and Hamilton progressive rocker Wax Mannequin.
Saturday May 9th
The Real Deal, The Decay, Last Rites, After the Invasion and Wayfarer –
Shadow, 9 pm
The Real Deal are real punk/ska hailing from Montreal. Their stopover in Guelph is the last Canadian show for this group before they spend a couple of weeks in the Eastern US. Guelph’s hardcore punks The Decay will provide back-up, while their Kitchener counterparts After the Invasion and their more pop-punk centric colleagues Wayfarer will also play sets. Last Rites is also on the bill.
TwoTwentyTwo – Woolwich Arms, 9:30 pm
Wind down your week and mellow out at the Wooly with the acoustic folk stylings of Kitchener duo TwoTwentyTwo.