Royal City Beats - October 22-28
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Corb Lund and the Hurtin`Albertans play Peter Clark Hall next Wednesday. (Hat Creek Records)
Ocote Soul Sounds plays a special concert Thursday at ebar, sponsored by CSA, CFRU and Kazoo
Ape.X and Miss C from wordPEOPLE, who play the Albion Friday. (Pete Nema)
A gaggle of groups, including perennial favourites The Johnstones, play the Vinyl Saturday.
The Hidden Cameras launch their new album Origin: Orphan with a concert at Dublin St. United
The boys of In-Flight Safety join Library Voices and Julia Fader at ebar. (Julé Malet Veale)
There are a ton of great concerts happening this weekend, so start scrolling.
Thursday October 22nd
9 p.m. Carden Street Café, 40 Carden St
Let East Coast talent parade begin with Ashley Condon, a laid back folk chanteuse from Halifax. If you've never heard her perform, check her out. Her mellow and lyrical sound is perfect for the post-midterm letdown. Tickets are $8, so call the Café for reserved seating.
Ocote Soul Sounds
9:30 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St
Guelph (and I speak on behalf of the city here) is pleased to welcome Adrian Quesada and Martin Perna, respective bandleaders of the ensembles Grupo Fantasma and Antibalas. The pair just released their third album as Ocote Soul Sounds and are coming to the Royal City to celebrate. This concert is a three-way between the CSA, CFRU and Kazoo. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door
11:30 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St
The Donefors are far from done for - they’ve just released their first album, How to Have Sex with Canadians. Sadly, this is not an instructive disk for international students; just some cool sounding pop/experimental roots.
Friday October 23rd
The Johnstones, Chasing Amee, The Metro Heroes, More of Less, The Canned Goods
6 p.m. Vinyl, 52 Macdonnel St
A former full-time presence in the Royal City, The Johnstones are coming home with a pretty large group of fellow musicians in tow including Chasing Amee, The Metro Heroes, and More or Less. Guelph’s own garage rockers, The Canned Goods, will make the night complete.
The Hidden Cameras
8 p.m. Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St W.
The Hidden Cameras are inviting you to church, on a Friday night, to celebrate the release of their new album Origin: Orphan. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door (or $14 in advance and $18 if you remember to bring your student id at time of purchase). You can get them at Ground Floor Music on Quebec St, the CSA home office and the River Run Centre Box Office. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and note that late comers will be seated only at the next convenient break to allow for limited interruption.
wordPEOPLE with The City Streets
1o p.m. Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St.
Haven’t heard from wordPEOPLE in a while, but it’s great to welcome back this fantastic hip-hop/funk duo to town. Joining them from the streets of Montreal are The City Streets, who just released their second full-length album.
The Baudelaires with The Jolly Lahmas
11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St.
It’s going to be a “Soul Shakedown Party” at the Jazz with locally-based reggae/soul maestros The Baudelaires. The whimsically named The Jolly Lahmas complete the set.
Saturday October 24th
Steve Depiante and The Ragged Bankers with Noise and The Ghost
11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St
Get some local flavour in your ears with this trio of Guelph musicians. Guaranteed to be a show you won’t hear anywhere else, and name dropping will make you look like a cool music outsider to your friends. (Maybe.)
Sunday October 25th
9 p.m. The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St N.
Guelph’s own Thee Cavalry is at it again. Last week they did it at the Albion and this week they’re getting intimate and interactive with the significantly smaller crowd at the Cornerstone.
Wednesday October 28th
Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans with Special Guest The Mike Plume Band
8 p.m. Peter Clark Hall, University Centre
It’s duelling big acts on Wednesday, each coming from opposite ends of the country. Offering up some prairie-rich country, Corb Lund needs no introduction with all the hardware he continues pick up. As for Mile Plume, he’ll definitely be your speed if you’re into Lund. This one will cost you though: $32 at the door, $27.50 with a student card.
In-Flight Safety with Library Voices, Julie Fader
9:30 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St.
Meanwhile, Halifax’s In-Flight Safety are on their way cross-country with Library Voices, who are actually playing their second show of the week in Guelph. The multi-talented Julie Fader rounds out the night.