Royal City Beats: September 27 - October 2

Sunday, September 26, 2010

  • Self-described ‘orchestral folk
music’ ensemble Lost in the Treee plays a free concert in the UC Monday.

    Self-described ‘orchestral folk music’ ensemble Lost in the Treee plays a free concert in the UC Monday.

Written by Sara Everson

A new year brings a new season of Royal City Beats, now being written by enterprising arts and culture reporter Sara Everson. Tune into RCB for your fill of great Guelph music every week!

Monday September 27th

Lost in the Trees

12 p.m. UC Courtyard

Led by composer and songwriter Ari Picker, Lost in the Trees is a self-described ‘orchestral folk music’ ensemble. Their complicated arrangements rely on a variety of instruments including, woodwinds, brass, accordions, banjos, and mandolins to generate their unique and intriguing sound. Check them out at a free concert in the University Centre during your lunch break.


Wednesday September 29th

Shotgun Jimmie

ebar, 41 Quebec Street

Shotgun Jimmie is a one-man band embodied by talented singer-songwriter Jimmie Kilpatrick. This young indie rocker is gearing up to release a new album soon, but you can get a sneak peak of his sound at ebar.


Thursday September 30th

Young Rival

ebar, 41 Quebec Street

Young Rival combines grunge with pop-rock and a bit of groovy angst to get their unique and catchy sound. This Hamilton band is following the great success that was their 2009 album and is making quite a name for itself, touring alongside groups such as the Born Ruffians, The Sadies, and Tokyo Police Club. 


Kinobe & Soul Beat Africa

12 p.m. UC Courtyard

Ugandan performers Kinobe & Soul Beat Africa play a groovy mixture of African roots and world music, using both traditional and modern instruments. Their compelling rhythms and uplifting melodies make for a fantastic performance.

Friday October 1st

Run with the Kittens

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell Street

Their sound is almost indescribable, ranging from freak lounge to ironic metal, with a little of just about everything in between. Winners of the Toronto Independent Music Awards ‘Best Live Electric Band’ in 2009, Run with the Kittens promises to bring a set like no other during their regular visit to the Jazz.

Saturday October 2nd

The Murderplans

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell Street

The vibrant yet brooding, evocative, and dynamic sound of The Murderplans is one that people just can’t seem to get enough of. With honest and compelling lyrics and a real presence on stage, this great group from Ottawa is a real treat to see live. They just released their new album, Good Omens.

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