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Royal City Beats - October 15-18

Thursday, October 15, 2009

  • Two Hours Traffic plays the ebar Thursday night. (Chris Smith)

    Two Hours Traffic plays the ebar Thursday night. (Chris Smith)

  • Canada folk rock icons the Skydiggers play the River Run on Friday

    Canada folk rock icons the Skydiggers play the River Run on Friday

  • Ohbi-joy! Dublin Street United Church welcomes Ohbijou, The Acorn and Kite Hill on Saturday

    Ohbi-joy! Dublin Street United Church welcomes Ohbijou, The Acorn and Kite Hill on Saturday

  • The Bass Lions join Yukon Blond at the Albion for a Sunday concert.

    The Bass Lions join Yukon Blond at the Albion for a Sunday concert.

Written by Adam Donaldson

Congrats on making it through the first hald of the semester! Let’s take a gander at what the Royal City has to offer us Beat-wise this week.

 

Thursday October 15th

Two Hours Traffic with Spiral Beach and the Danks

ebar, 41 Quebec St. 9:30 pm

Two Hours Traffic comes  direct from Charlottetown, PEI - well over two hours' drive, traffic or no. If you like them, be sure to get a copy of their recently released new album Territory. The Danks, also from Charlottetown, join them on tour with Toronto’s Spiral Beach making the rounds through Ontario. Spiral has also recently released a new album called The Only Real Thing, so you can come away with a lot of new music Thursday night.

The Sleepless Nights with Cursed Arrows

Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St. 8 pm

The merry maritime cavalcade continues with Halifax’s The Sleepless Nights. Guelph is their last stop in Ontario before heading home. Waterloo’s Cursed Arrows come down Highway 7 to provide back-up.

 

Friday October 16th

Skydiggers

River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St. 8 pm

The Skydiggers have been a popular Canadian folk rock band for over 20 years. Seeing them at the River Run will cost you bit more than the average indie group, but those in the mood for something different – dare I say old school –  just might want to check them out.

Cardboard Nationals, Pink Moth, Thee Cavalry

Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk Street. 9:30 pm

Formed just last spring, the Cardboard Nationals are a great Guelph band. If you're a are fan of the now-defunct Beautiful Senseless, CBN is required listening. Another Guelph band, Thee Cavalry (no, that’s not a typo) will be on the bill, along with Toronto’s Pink Moth.

 

Saturday October 17th

Ohbijou with The Acorn and Kite Hill

Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W. 8 pm

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Ohbijou,  who originally hail from nearby Brantfor. The band plays Dublin United Church, a house of worship filled with rabid fans.  The Acorn is also coming to town along with Toronto’s Kite Hill. Tickets are just $14 for U of G students, so bring your student ID.

Authors, Life In Vacuum, The Bulletproof Tiger, This City Defects

The Upper Deck, 10 Edwin street. 8 pm

Toronto punks the Authors lead a gang musicians with party hardy attitude that will definitely keep you up on a Saturday night. Life in Vacuum tags along from K-W, while Bulletproof Tiger comes to us from Windsor. For an extra special treat, the finale will be conducted by Calgary’s own This City Defects. If you’re a fan of keeping it loud, you won’t want to miss this line up.

 

Sunday October 18th

Bass Lions with Yukon Blonde

Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St. 9:30 pm

A weekend of solid music at the Albion winds down with the Bossa Nova flavoured Bass Lions. Stage-mates Yukon Blonde join us all the way from Vancouver for some easy listening on a Sunday night.

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