The Petit Fours are pleased as punch to announce a very retro Devils Night concert Saturday October 30 at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street in Hamilton. Doors open early, concert starts at 9:30 pm, and will feature a colossal amount of retro-fitted classics as well as some of your favourite P4 originals. Vocalist Hot Tea and pianist / composer Archibald will be joined by bassist Jeff and drummer Bartek for this power packed Devils Night show. Tickets are $10 ($7 for those in costume)
Friday October 29, at 10 pm, $8. A special late concert by two wonderful blues guitarists/songwriters, Nicole Christian and Alfie Smith, with solo sets and a combined one. Part of a tour in SW Ontario. Nicole is launching a new CD “Run Rabbit Run”.
“PoeMagic”, spoken word event hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox, one Friday a month at 8 pm, pwyc:
Friday, October 29 at 8 pm, guests TBA
Friday November 26 at 9:30 pm (after “Hamilton Bus Stop” performance”, guests TBA
next one Friday January 28, 2011
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OPEN MIC Artshare on some Wednesdays, hosted by Artword Artbar.
Next dates Oct 27 and December 1, at 8 pm, no cover. (Nov 3 rescheduled for “Fringe Night”.
We welcome all genres of music (and poetry). It’s a great chance to get to know us, and vice versa. You can try out new stuff, old stuff, different stuff. And our baby grand piano is always available!
For more info, call 905-543-8512 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday October 24 at 4 pm, book launch of “Road Work Ahead”, an anthology of poetry and images edited by Frances Ward. Contributors are: Ross Belot, Dick Capling, Elizabeth Corey, James Deahl, Linda Frank, Lin Geary, Marilyn Gear Pilling, Adam Getty, John C. Goodman, Ellen S. Jaffe, Paul Lisson, Andrew McPhail, Robert Morpheal, Chris Pannell, J.S. Porter, Bernadette Rule, Jeff Seffinga, John Terpstra, Duane Tucker, f.ward, Frances Ward, Stan White, Robert Clark Yates.
Sunday October 24, at 2 pm, $10, Emma Rush and Friends, an afternoon of music for concert guitar — showcasing the guitar as a solo instrument and in collaboration with the violin and flute. The program includes works by Granados, Merlin, Bartok, Brouwer and much more. Emma is a classical guitarist and founder and artistic director of the Guitar Hamilton concert series. Read more…
Saturday October 23 at 8 pm, $8, a rare Hamilton concert by The Book of Gnomes. The group is electroacoustic collaboration between Nick Zubeck (guitars, lapsteel, FX — Barzin, Polmo Polpo, Great Lake Swimmers), James Castle (bass, loops — Elkton Hills, Phil Stabile, Cable, R., Cable, W.), Robbie Grunwald (keys — Jill Barber, Everything All the Time, Barzin, Matza Ball Gumbo), and Ben Bowen (horns, metallophone, keys — Great Aunt Ida, A Northern Chorus, Ronley Teper). Guest percussionist Tim Shia is joining in this evening. The music, presented in the form of long-form post-fusion suites, combines elements of rock and pop with improvisation. http://www.myspace.com/thebookofgnomes Read more…
Friday October 22 at 8 pm, tickets $10, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street. A special concert by Fish & Bird, one of the most exciting folk bands — from Victoria BC, on tour in Ontario — virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Adam Iredale-Gray and highly literate singer/songwriter Taylor Ashton, guitar wizard/sea captain Ryan Boeur, upright bassist/Humber graduate Zoe Guigueno, and drummer/fishmonger Ben Kelly.
“The music of Fish & Bird is rooted in an authentic love for folk music, but it€™s a tough love that doesn’t stop them from showing the genre a little abuse. They have been compared to an €œold timey Radiohead€ €“ the kind of thing that might have resulted if a lost tribe of art-school rockers discovered a crate full of banjos, fiddles and old records washed up on the shore. Read more…
Thursday October 21 at 7:30 pm, $5, at Artword Artbar. Lil America Acevedo and Ruben Parra perform songs of La Nueva Cancion and other Latin American music. Lil America Acevedo was born in San Salvador, El Salvador. At the age of 4 she moved to Havana, Cuba, where she grew up listening to Silvio Rodriguez, Pablo Milanes, Los Van Van, Irakere, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and all the influential Cuban music of the €˜80s. She studied vocal music and began singing in school the €œnueva trova€ songs, also know as €œLa Nueva Cancion.€ Now a resident of Hamilton. Lil is a jewel in the city€™s arts scene. Ruben Parra was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico. Read more…
Literary Artshare at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, hosted by poet James Deahl.
Wednesday Oct 20 at 7:30: featured authors Michael Mirolla, Karen Shenfeld and Tim Quinn. Also reading: Gertrude Olga Down, G.W. Down, David Haskins, Shane Neilson.
Wednesday November 17 at 7:30 pm: “The Dream Catcher” evening, featuring authors published in the Canadian writing issue of The Dream Catcher, a British literary anthology. Featured readers: Paul Sutherland and Afifa Emutallah Sutherland. Also reading: James Deahl, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Cornelia Hoogland, David Haskins, Donna Langevin
Tuesday October 19 starting around 5:00-5:30 Green Drinks meets at Artword Artbar. Guest Speaker at 6 pm from the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club.
Green Drinks is a monthly gathering with new people showing up all the time. Bring a friend and kick back over a drink, while making new friends. Got an announcement about an environmental event €“ we€™ll get you to announce it.
Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton (off James St. N). reasonably priced good food and drinks. Great proprietors and friendly small-town atmosphere.
Green Drinks Hamilton. Visit us at www.greendrinks.org
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Saturday October 16 at 8 pm, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street. Tickets $15. An evening of dynamite bluegrass music with mandolinist and vocalist Randal Hill. On guitar and vocals, the rock-steady Johnny Frame. John McNaughton will provide the deep foundation, acoustic bass and vocals. On banjo, one of the finest blue grass banjoists on the planet, Charlie Street. Stepping in for Suzie Sweetman (who can’t be here) is Rocky Hill, guitar and vocals, and the other half of the renowned Hill Brothers. Read more…
Friday October 15 at 8 pm, $10. Brian Browne Duo – An evening with jazz piano and upright bass. Please join us for a rare Hamilton appearance by Canadian jazz pianist extraordinaire, Brian Browne, accompanied by son Sean Browne on upright bass. With a musical career that spans over thirty years, Brian Browne has gained a reputation as a true Canadian jazz legend.
Browne senior’s distinctive, bluesy piano style swings with traces of Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Errol Garner and Bill Evans, yet the sound is unmistakably his own. He is partnered with Sean’s soulful bass offerings, with a ferocious dexterity and complete musicality.
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Saturday October 9 at 8 pm, $10. Hotcha! Beverly Kreller and Howard Druckman. Dust Bowl Roots: Songs for the New Depression. Beverly Kreller: vocals, bodhran, accordion, guitar, kazoo, mouth trumpet, spoons; Howard Druckman: vocals, guitar, slide, harmonica. “HOTCHA! does a really fine job of evoking the music of the Great Depression by combining period pieces like Louis Armstrong€™s €œOl€™ Man Mose€ with very cool in-the-tradition originals like ‘Mines Went Down€™.€ “…genuine enthusiasm and infectious energy…” http://www.myspace.com/HOTCHA7
Also playing: Matthew De Zoete (guitar/vocals), a Hamilton-based singer-songwriter. ”Matthew De Zoete’s second album, “Bottom of the World”, not only speaks of fresh, conceptual pop-rock, but contains the talent of a singer-songwriter wise beyond his years. The melodies are absorbing, the instrumentation is fluid, and the lyrics are moving. De Zoete’s album is an expression of rare authenticity.” Soundproof Magazine. http://www.myspace.com/matthewdezoete
James North Art Crawl, Friday October 8, all evening
Gallery: paintings and drawings by Andrew Glinski.
Bar: 7:30 to 9:15, Michael Mucci, compositions on steel-string guitar, with percussion by Jonathan Cass.
9:30 onwards: Mark McNeil and Dan Medakovic, two sets mid-crawl & post-crawl. Two singer-songwriter-guitarists trade songs. PLUS special guest Mark Volkov on violin, flute & saxophone.