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Royal City Beats: October 29-November 4

Thursday, October 29, 2009

  • Big fans of body decoration, Spiral Beach headlines Fortnight's Costume Party, Saturday at the Albion Hotel.

    Big fans of body decoration, Spiral Beach headlines Fortnight's Costume Party, Saturday at the Albion Hotel.

  • Lucas Stagg and the gang play Jimmy Jazz on Saturday.

    Lucas Stagg and the gang play Jimmy Jazz on Saturday.

  • Peter Mansbridge costume, anyone? You Yourselves play Halloween night at Jimmy Jazz.

    Peter Mansbridge costume, anyone? You Yourselves play Halloween night at Jimmy Jazz.

  • Every day is Halloween for Guelph-based Odium, joining a pack of heavy rockers at Brass Taps

    Every day is Halloween for Guelph-based Odium, joining a pack of heavy rockers at Brass Taps

  • Save your facepaint for Fredericton's We The Undersigned and others, at Vinyl on Sunday

    Save your facepaint for Fredericton's We The Undersigned and others, at Vinyl on Sunday

  • Montreal powerpop band Malajube joins Young Galaxy at ebar on Wedneday.

    Montreal powerpop band Malajube joins Young Galaxy at ebar on Wedneday.

Written by Adam Donaldson

It’s Halloween weekend, so we all know that the real story is what costumes everyone will be wearing. Still, there's a lot of great music playing this weekend, and much of the talent lives here in the Royal City.

Thursday October 29th

Mike Todd Trio

8 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St.

Kick off your Thursday night with the southern rock sounds of Guelph’s own Mike Todd Trio. No costume drama necessary. Yet.

 

Friday October 30th

Lucas Stagg Band

8 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St.

Lucas Stagg and the gang are coming through town to help support their recently released album, Concrete. This is one of the few shows this weekend that’s not a Halloween and/or costume party. So for the dowdy among us, here’s your cup of tea.

Fortnight Costume Party w/ Spiral Beach, Green Go, Dog Day and Special Guests

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

Guelph’s Green Go are sandwiched between Spiral Beach from Toronto and Dog Day from Halifax. Of course, the real story here though is a pre-Halloween costume party with your close friends at the hot and haunted Albion. Keep your eyes peeled for ghosts; there are said to be a few in the old hotel.

 

Saturday October 31st

Odium, Karma Cure, Misguided Aggression, Geneva Project, Bravura, Sons of Demise

7 p.m. The Brass Taps, University Centre

Straight off Guelph’s Year of the Sun record label comes Odium, playing old favourites and new music from their most recent album At The Bottom. Odium will lead this very loud Halloween bash along with label-mates Misguided Aggression and fellow Guelph rockers Sons of Demise. Kitchener bands Geneva Project and Bravura will also be in attendance along with Elora’s Karma Cure.

The Decay & You Yourselves

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonnel St.

Guelph band The Decay, with their appropriate ghoulish-sounding moniker, will rock the Jazz with their particular band of punk. Locals You Yourselves joins them for the set.

Glory Holes on Halloween

10 p.m. Molly Blooms, 91 Wyndham St.

They were recently voted “Best Cover Band” in Echo Weekly’s readers choice awards. This is you chance to see why. Glory Holes cover your favourite hits while you dress up as your favourite movie/TV/comic character. Great combo.

 

Sunday November 1st

Time The Destroyer, We The Undersigned, Ninjaspy, Beyond A Broken World Club

7 p.m. Vinyl, 52 MacDonnell St

Hope you saved some energy to party hard post-Halloween. The Vinyl cranks up the volume to welcome November with Guelph bands Time The Destroyer and Beyond A Broken World Club. Two bands the opposite ends of the country, We The Undersigned from Fredericton and Ninjaspy from Vancouver, round out the night.

 

Wednesday November 4th

Malajube with Young Galaxy

9:30 p.m. Bookshelf ebar, 41 Quebec St

Representing Montreal this week is Malajube, a powerpop outfit on tour in Ontario. They’ve been compared to Broken Social Scene, due to their predilection for large, multi-instrument collaborations. Fellow Montrealers Young Galaxy meet up with them malajube for their London and Guelph gigs.

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