Saturday August 28 at 8 pm, $5. The Plain Steel — rocker Ross Lizotte teams up with Caroline Olsen on viola and Shawn MacDonald on drums to create a new sound — folk music on overdrive. We’re delighted to have them back at Artword Artbar. Ross Lizotte - guitars, vocals; Caroline Olsen – viola, vocals; Shawn MacDonald – drums, percussion. It’s also a farewell party for cellist Geoff Ball, whose other band, Euphonic, will also be on the bill. Euphonic is fine instrumental acoustic combo (guitar/cello/drums). Opening feature is The Plain Steel’s friend Keith Monte warming up the night. http://www.myspace.com/theplainsteelband
“PoeMagic”, spoken word event every 4th Friday at 8 pm, pwyc, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox.
Friday August 27 at 8 pm, NEO-DUB night with special guests Sam Klass and D-Lishus.
Friday September 24 at 8 pm, more NEO_DUB with special guests Sam Klass and D-Lishus, again, this time with Klyde back in action.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 8 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne. Tickets $15. The Tribal Gallery presents a special concert with Jordan John and the Blues Angels. The young and very talented Jordan John on guitar and vocals, with Prakash John on bass and Al Cross on drums.
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Thursday August 19 at 8 pm, $5 cover. A concert by Michael Mucci on acoustic guitar, with Jonathan Cass on drums, plus special guests Sarah Good (guitar, vocals) and Gasoline Gathers Hands, Gathers Friends (jag – guitar, piano & drums; scott cloud – vocals, tape manipulation and horns; david richard mater – guitar, organ).
Mucci is known for his solo steel string guitar compositions — slow motion abstractions. His newest release (June 2010) is Time Lost, a vinyl LP from Tall House in Guelph. (“Time Lost provides the listener with experimental steel stringed compositions of the highest calibre”. Fluid Radio UK) www.mmucci.com and www.myspace.com/mmucci and www.tallhouserecordingco.com
Saturday August 14 at 7:30 pm, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, the launch of Cool Fool: blues rockin’ in the Hammer by Doug Carter (published by Seraphim Editions) — Doug’s recollection’s of playing with the blues, rock and soul bands of Hamilton from the early 1960′s through the 70′s and beyond. Readings by Doug Carter, with Slim Volumes , and music by Ron Copple’s “Eddies Club Blues”. Doug will be signing copies of the book for sale. Read more…
Friday Augst 13, James North Art Crawl: performance in Artword Artbar from about 8 pm onwards. Modern Field Recordings, an accomplished band from Guelph with eclectic tastes, have some fun with improvisations and unexpected explorations for the first part of the evening. The full band will do a full set for post-crawl from about 10 pm.
Christopher (singer, guitar), Bob (double bass), Taylor (guitar), Jes (singer, keys), Jen (bassoon). Here’s their story: “Started at the beginning of 2009, Modern Field Recordings was a way to validate the many break ups had and love letters written. a chance for the three of us to be honest with those around us and maybe help people that might be going through the same thing. noble? perhaps. emotional? a little. it was never our intent to wear our hearts on our sleeves that’s just where we happened to find them.” http://www.myspace.com/modernfieldrecordings
Friday August 6 at 8 pm, tickets $10. The fabulous and funny Rhoma Spencer returns to Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, with a new “Frankly Speaking” evening of Caribbean Comedy and the Oral Traditions (ole talk, picong, mauvais lang… loosely translated –”sassy gossip”). Call Artword Artbar at 905-543-8512 to reserve.
We’ll be supporting and participating in the Hamilton Carnival weekend of August 6th to 8th at Bayfront Park . (It’s Back… Bigger And Better!!!) : * 9 Big Bands From Toronto’s Caribana, * Entertainers and DJs from Trinidad, * Tassa, * Steelbands, * Sailor Bands, * Plus Lots Of Local Acts, Carnival Info: 289-389-1575 Read more…
Fourth Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm, the Arts Hamilton Artshare is musician and singer-songwriter night, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street. Some of the finest musicians in Hamilton gather to share their songs, new works-in-progress, or old favourites.
Wednesday July 28 at 8:00 pm
Wednesday August 25 at 8:00 pm.
To get involved with an Artshare evening contact Judith Sandiford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Wednesday of month at 7:30 pm at Artword Artbar: Arts Hamilton Literary Artshare evenings, hosted by poet James Deahl, and the Arts Hamilton Literary Committee.
Wednesday, July 21 - featured reader John B. Lee. Also reading: Becky D. Alexander, James Deahl, David Haskins, Ellen S. Jaffe, OmahaRisinG, Chris Pannell, Jeff Seffinga
Wednesday, August 18 - featured readers: Robert Lima and Norma West Linder. Also reading: Becky D. Alexander, James Deahl, Andreas Gripp, OmahaRisinG, Jeff Seffinga, Stan White
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