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Royal City Beats: November 12-18

Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • You Say Party! We Say Die! joins Think About Life at the ebar tonight... (Stephen O'Shea)

    You Say Party! We Say Die! joins Think About Life at the ebar tonight... (Stephen O'Shea)

  • ... while down the street, Wildife preys on concertgoers at Jimmy Jazz.

    ... while down the street, Wildife preys on concertgoers at Jimmy Jazz.

  • TO Indie darlings Modernboys Moderngirls shmooze with Guelph's From East to Exit on Friday.

    TO Indie darlings Modernboys Moderngirls shmooze with Guelph's From East to Exit on Friday.

  • Abandon All Ships headlines a multi-band rock fest Saturday night at Vinyl...

    Abandon All Ships headlines a multi-band rock fest Saturday night at Vinyl...

  • ... while east coast crooner Justin Hines gets top billing at the River Run.

    ... while east coast crooner Justin Hines gets top billing at the River Run.

  • Hostage Life gives your hump day a swift kick with The Decay, Kobra Kobra and Make it Zero.

    Hostage Life gives your hump day a swift kick with The Decay, Kobra Kobra and Make it Zero.

Written by Adam Donaldson

It’s kind of slow week in music this week, so why not take some time off and catch a cool indie flick at the SharpCuts Film Festival this weekend? And I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the organizers... but seriously, check out the website for more information.

 

Thursday November 12th

You Say Party! We Say Die! with Think About Life

9 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St

An ironic combo, the disco house group Think About Life meets the new wave punks from You Say Party! We Say Die! to make beautiful music together at ebar. I think it's safe to say that this is the “can’t miss” show of the week.

Wildlife with The First Aid Kit

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

Toronto powerpop band Wildlife gives Halifax’s The First Aid Kit a tour of the province. The Jazz  is their latest stop on a cross-Canada tour.

Friday November 13th

From East to Exit & Modernboys Moderngirls

10:30 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

See what happens when Guelph's laid back three-piece band, From East to Exit meets Toronto's laid back three-piece band Modernboys Moderngirls. Who will walk away with more Indie cred? Come out and decide for yourself.

 

Saturday November 14th

Abandon All Ships, Anneliese, The Twin, Die Atlantic, Beyond A Broken World

7 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St

First things first: This show has changed venues from The Shadow to Vinyl. Don't forget, because regional rockers from Guelph (Beyond A Broken World), Cambridge (The Twin) and Waterloo (Die Atlantic) will be represented at this premiere concert. Toronto’s Abandon All Ships leads the night along with thrashers Anneliese. Get ready to rock hard. At the Vinyl.

Justin Hines

7:30 p.m. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St

Hines knows folk. The Globe & Mail says the talented singer/philanthropist has "a potent combination of emotionally eloquent lyrics and strong, accessible melodies," This is a River Run show so it’s a little pricey, but for a talent like Justin Hines it may be worth the extra coin.

Chinese Food

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

It’s country rock take-out as hungry-sounding Chinese Food return to Guelph. This band shows no signs of slowing down as their hype expands beyond their Hogtown borders.

 

Wednesday November 18th

Hostage Life with The Decay, Kobra Kobra and Mark It Zero

8 p.m. Shadow, 72 Macdonell St

It’s going to be a punk rocking Wednesday if you’re so inclined. The Decay and Kobra Kobra are the meat in this rock sandwich, with Toronto’s Hostage Life opening things up and Kitchener’s Make It Zero shutting them down.

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