The Hamilton Civic League meets occasionally at Artword Artbar 15 Colbourne Street, at 7 pm:
Tuesday March 20, 2012 (after Green Drinks); Tuesday April 10; Tuesday May 8, Tuesday June 12
http://civicleague.ca/ “Our mission is to develop an all-inclusive, non-partisan civic league representing Hamilton community stakeholders to encourage and inspire our community to become informed about local issues, to raise community involvement in local democracy, and to promote accountability, accessibility and transparency in our municipal government.”
Saturday March 31 at 8 pm, $15 at door, $10 advance call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Another hot evening of dynamite bluegrass music with virtuoso mandolin player Randal Hill (mandolin and vocals). On guitar and vocals, the rock-steady Johnny Frame. On stand-up bass and vocals, John McNaughton. On banjo, one of the finest blue grass banjoists on the planet, Charlie Street.
Friday, March 30, 2012, from 8 pm on. The Highnote Ramblers bring you a blend of rockabilly, 50’s R & B, old country, and original songs. Featuring Mimi Shaw (vocals and rhythm guitar), Jeff Rosnick (lead guitar), Brian Hay (keyboard) and Jeff Griffiths (drums). Listen here to “Niagara” written by Mimi Shaw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSAEA7crA0
Thursday March 29 at 8 pm, $15 ($10 advance 905-543-8512). The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, fabulous folk band from Victoria on tour lands at Artword Artbar. Ian Griffiths lead vocals, accordion; Kurt Loewen lead vocals, guitar; Patrick M’Gonigle vocals, violin, mandolin; Peter Mynett vocals, stand up bass; Paul Wolda vocals, percussion. “Gypsy Ska meets Bluegrass!” http://thetequilamockingbirdorchestra.com
AND opening for the TMO is the Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band — duo Brad Levia (arch-top, slide guitar, vocals) and Julia Narveson (gut-tub bass, bass, fiddle, banjolin, vocals). Brad and Julia, now in Waterloo, are both former members of Lake of Stew folk band. We tracked them down and are delighted to have them back on our stage. http://everlovinjugband.com/ Read more…
SOLD OUT Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8 pm at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., $15 at door, $10 advance (905-385-1829). The Tribal Gallery presents North Indian Classical vocal music performed by Radhika Chary – vocals and tablas. Radhika has been singing North Indian Hindustani Classical music for 5 years now. Her repertoire will also include light classical music. She is accompanied by tabla player Kishore Kulkarni.
Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents
Under the Influence of Dub from Luke Banville on Vimeo. Klyde Broox is an award winning dub poet and author. This short documentary highlights his migration from Jamaica to Canada. Directed/Edited: Luke Banville; Director of Photography: Jake Levinsky; Sound Design/Music: Conor Sullivan; Sheridan College Media Arts – 2012. [The performance portions of this documentary were filmed at Klyde’s PoeMagic evenings at Artword Artbar.]
Event, Film, Literary, Spoken Word, News
Thursday March 22 at 8 pm, tip jar. “From Berlin to Brazil”, an evening of cabaret with music and songs performed by Paula Grove vocals, Jennifer Lockman piano, Orange McFarland standup bass.