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Thursday, November 19, 2009

  • Playing Friday at Dublin Street United Church, The Cyc is unique musical
performance featuring a six-piece band and over 400 pr

    Playing Friday at Dublin Street United Church, The Cyc is unique musical performance featuring a six-piece band and over 400 pr

  • Direct from Newfoundland, The Idlers light up Van Gogh's Ear Thursday night.

    Direct from Newfoundland, The Idlers light up Van Gogh's Ear Thursday night.

  • Wooden Sky join Evening Hymns and Jason Bajada at Albion's Friday Fortnight.

    Wooden Sky join Evening Hymns and Jason Bajada at Albion's Friday Fortnight.

  • Multi Juno award winning folk musician Stephen Fearing serenades at Dublin St United Monday.

    Multi Juno award winning folk musician Stephen Fearing serenades at Dublin St United Monday.

Written by Adam Donaldson

The pickings are kind of slim this week, but there are still some good musical offerings.

 

Thursday November 19th

The Idlers

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

If you’re in the mood for a nearly dozen piece reggae/ska band from Newfoundland, then The Idlers show is the one you’ve been waiting for.

 

Friday November 20th

The Wooden Sky, Evening Hymns, Jason Bajada

9:30 p.m. Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St.

Fortnight gives your Friday night a good mixture of sounds between rockers The Wooden Sky, the easy-listening Evening Hymns and Montreal folk/pop artist Jason Bajada.

Le Cyc

9 p.m. Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St W

What is Le Cyc? Well, it’s a graphic novel bike opera performed live; an hour long musical performance with a six-piece band and over 400 projected illustrations telling the story of city run on bike power.  A unique that keeps changing with every new performance and a must-see for the environmentally-minded. Advance tickets are available for $10 at the CSA office (UC RM 274) and Ground Floor Music (13 Quebec St.)

 

Saturday November 21st

Sound One, the Greasemarks and Conroy Quintet

11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

It’s a rockabilly sandwich on jazz bread with a ska seasoning for this triple bill. The nine-piece Sound One kicks off the night with that ska-infused jazz sound, with the Greasemarks returning to town, and taking things up a notch with that roof-raising southern rock sound. Last, but not least, returning with jazz flavour is the brand new Guelph outfit, the Conroy Quintet.

 

Monday November 23rd

Stephen Fearing

8 p.m. Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk Street West

Rounding out the week is another act from the east coast, folk hero Stephen Fearing. A multi Juno award winner who has collaborated with the likes of Shawn Colvin and Sarah McLachlan, Fearing is a league of his own. Well worth heading out on a Monday to see. Andrew McPherson opens. Tickets can be purchased at the River Run Centre.

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