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closed Canada weekend from Sat Jun 29 to Thurs July 4

June 4th, 2013
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Singalong with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, Thurs June 27, 7:30-9:30

June 2nd, 2013
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SamTurton_JaneLewis_650.jpgThursday June 27, 2013, 7:30-9:30 pm, pwyc ($5-$10 suggested) SINGALONG with Sam Turton and Jane Lewis, singer-songwriters from Guelph. Come out and SING!  They’ve got songbooks full of classic favourites — YOU request the songs, and we all sing them together. Led by Jane Lewis and Sam Turton.    http://www.all-together-now.ca  Tell your friends because — the more, the merrier. Hundreds of songs – songbooks provided: Over 100 great artists, including  The Band, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Read more…

Event, Music

The Polyesther Jazz Quintet, Wed June 26

June 1st, 2013
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Wednesday June 26, at 8 pm, cover pwyc/$5. The Polyesther Jazz Quintet: Grace San Andres – vocal; John Imre – piano; Devin Patten – bass; Esther Matthew – trumpet; Keagan Early – drums

Event, Music-Jazz

XiFu Sagas: nine-member new music band, Sun June 23, 7 pm

May 24th, 2013
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IN THE NEWS! Noted by Leonard Turnevicius, classical music columnist  in June 20 The Spec. Plus an in-depth interview on Cut From Steel Blog: http://cutfromsteel.com/project/learning-all-about-the-xifu-sagas/

xifusagas_2013cSPECIAL CONCERT Sunday June 23 at 7 pm, $10 door, $8 advance (book xifusagas.ca/shows ). XiFu Sagas, a nine-member new-music chamber ensemble from Montreal. They are here launching their new album “One Last Dance”. Two members, Annie Shaw and Sarah Good (from Earth Wind and Choir), are Hamiltonians. XiFu Sagas’s music is all original and composed by ensemble co-founder and composer Simon Chung. XiFuSagas_posterCombining modern, classical, jazz as well as ancient Chinese melodic inspirations, they will bring us something totally fresh and new to hear. Their site: xifusagas.ca  Their live videos: vimeo.com/xifusagas   Their music: (album preview) xifusagas.bandcamp.com
Simon Chung -compositions, double bass, voice; Thierry Cotton -tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo, guitar, voice; Martin Courchesne – piano, voice; Daniel Gélinas -drums, guitar, voice; Sarah Good – glockenspiel, guitar, voice; Kaitlyn Raitz – cello, voice; Annie Shaw – accordion, piano, voice; Alma Thrift – violin, voice; Devin Waldman – alto saxophone, drums, voice.
Opening set by Earth Wind and Choir.

Event, Music, Music-Classical

PoeMagic, host Klyde Broox, Sun June 23 at 2 pm, Fri June 28 at 8 pm

May 23rd, 2013
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Klyde_Broox_3c.jpg*Sunday June 23 at 2 pm, special edition of PoeMagic for Open Streets, at Artword Artbar’s Open Mic, corner of Colbourne and James.
*Friday June 28 at 8 pm. PoeMagic, an evening of spoken word, hosted by dub poet Klyde Broox. All genres of spoken word poets welcome. Contact Klyde at  kbroox@porchlight.ca. “Steeped in oral traditions, Broox’s gesture-enabled, dance and song-oriented, performances are consistently pitched to engage, entertain, and invite audiences to experience poetry as social communion. ” Read more…

Event, James North events, Literary, Spoken Word

Open Mic for Open Streets, Sun June 23, 11 am-4 pm, PLUS special PoeMagic 2-3 pm

May 22nd, 2013
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Open_Streets_June23_2013_650aSunday June 23 from 11 am to 4 pm. “Open Mic for Open Streets” hosted by Ron the Fiddler. It’s the Open Streets Festival again (walk, ride, roll all day from 10 am to 5 pm up and down James Street North http://openstreetshamilton.ca/). Artword Artbar will be out on the corner with our sound system, hosting our “Open Mic for Open Streets”. To sign up for a time slot, email us artword@artword.net.
From 2 pm to 3 pm (or so), the mics are open for a special street edition of spoken word — PoeMagic with host dub poet Klyde Broox.

Event, James North events, Literary, Spoken Word, Music, News, Special event

Fry Truck is back at Artword Artbar, Sat June 22 at 8:30

May 21st, 2013
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Dave_Pomfret_Fry_TruckFry_TruckSaturday June 22 at 8:30 pm, cover $10. Fry Truck, our favourite alt-country star-studded band, is back at Artword Artbar. Band members playing tonight are:  Dave Pomfret (guitar/vocals), Dan Medakovic (banjitar/vocals), Linda Duemo (drums/vocals/guitar), Carrie Ashworth (bass), playing original music by band members.

Event, Music

Sue Leonard and the Perfect Strangers, EP Release, Fri June 21

May 20th, 2013
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Sue_Leonard_650.jpgFriday June 21 at 8 pm, $15 door $10 advance (reserve 905-543-8512). Singer-songwriter Sue Leonard performs songs from her new EP “Leonardville“. Sue’s band The Perfect Strangers” includes Carl Horton on piano, Neil Nickafor on bass, D&A (Doug & April-Mitchell Boudreau), Mary-Jane Russell on vocals, Brandon General on guitar, Brennagh Burns & special guests. www.sueleonard.ca   Read more…

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Melanie Peterson, singer-songwriter, + Mimi Shaw, Thurs June 20

May 19th, 2013
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Melanie_Peterson_cThursday June 20 at 8 pm, cover $10. Saskatoon born singer-songwriter Melanie Peterson performs songs from her new album “Unbreakable”. Melanie’s band includes Peter Collins on bass, Mitch Girio on banjitar/electric guitar and Pete Lambert on drums. Melanie creates a blend of music which she describes as “a deep love affair between pop melodies and folk ideals”. www.reverbnation.com/melaniepterson
http://melaniepeterson.bandcamp.com

Plus an opening set by Mimi Shaw (vocalist of Hamilton rockabilly band The Highnote Ramblers), with Orange McFarland (bass).

Event, Music

Jazz with Thom Mason Trio, Wed June 19

May 18th, 2013
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Wednesday June 19 at 8 pm, $5/pwyc. Jazz with the Thom Mason Trio: Thom Mason guitar, Kevin Fraser bass and Robert Early drums,  playing some standards and originals.

Event, Music-Jazz

The Sweet Nothings + Say Goodnight Gracie!, Sat June 15

May 14th, 2013
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Tom_Shea.jpgSaturday June 15 at 8 pm, pwyc. Double bill: The Sweet Nothings, and Say Goodnight, Gracie!
The Sweet Nothings are Tom Shea (guitar and vocals), Jennifer Lockman (piano and vocals), and Angela Maccaroni (flute and vocals), playing a high-octane and engaging mix of original songs, swinging jazz standards and ballads, and classics from the pop songbook.
The opening set by Say Goodnight, Gracie! features Brandon General (guitar/vocals), Brennagh Burns (guitar/vocals), Roxanne Rendle (vocals). Say Goodnight, Gracie! is a creative collaboration of this instrument-swapping, energetic and dynamic trio. They are currently working towards the completion of their debut EP (Fall 2013). Their individual influences, from song arrangement to presentation, include flavors of Rockabilly, early Ragtime, Rhythm and Blues and modern Folk.

Event, Music

Art Crawl, jazz with the Cat Bernardi Quartet, Fri June 14

May 13th, 2013
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Cat_Bernardi_Quartet_650.jpgJames North Art Crawl, Friday June 14, 2013, from 8 pm, tip jar. The Cat Bernardi Quartet, a jazz group comprised of Claire Lee on piano, Devin Patten on bass, Ben Corner on drums and Cat Bernardi on vocals. They play a wide variety of jazz standards as well as their own original compositions. The Cat Bernardi is inspired by Latin, swing, bebop and contemporary jazz–all which influence their sound.  www.facebook.com/thecatbernardiquartet   The CBQ were scheduled to play back in February, but a snowstorm got in the way. So here they are in June.

Event, Music-Jazz

Jazz with Shields/Fielding/Stemmler Trio, Thurs June 13

May 12th, 2013
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Jon_Stemmler.jpgThursday June 13 at 8 pm, cover $5. Jazz with the Shields/Fielding/Stemmler Trio: Jon Stemmler bass, Bob Shields guitar and Adam Fielding on drums, playing a traditional style, with lots of jazz standards and some new compositions.

Event, Music-Jazz

Indie double-bill: Molitor and Monica Pascoe, Wed June 12

May 11th, 2013
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Molitor_c.jpgMonica_Pascoe_c.jpgWednesday June 12, at 8 pm, cover tba. Indie/post-rock musician Molitor (Liam Morrison and band, guitar, bass & drums). He has just released his debut EP and is touring with indie singer/songwriter Monica Pascoe.
Molitor is the brainchild of Toronto musician Liam Morrison. Growing up in Niagara Falls stuffed him full of suicide, addiction, capitalism, poverty, and flashing lights at an early age. Guitar being his main instrument, the ambient riffs and pedalboard concoctions are magnets for nostalgia. His haunting vocals will plant themselves inside your brain.”
Molitor_Pascoe_TourPoster_700.jpg“Monica Pascoe is a 18 year old singer/songwriter who is a up and coming artist in the music industry. Her music and voice has been compared to such artists as Feist and Christina Perri. She is currently working on her first solo album.”

Molitor: https://soundcloud.com/the-bell-room/sets/molit or-or-maybe-yesterday Monica Pascoe: https://soundcloud.com/monicapascoe

Event, Music

Red-hot Bluegrass with Randal Hill and Friends, Sat June 8

May 9th, 2013
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RandalHill_June8_2013_650.jpgSaturday June 8 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.

Event, Music

Jazz: Sean Dowhaniuk Group, + Chris Platt solo set, Fri June 7

May 6th, 2013
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Friday June 7 at 8 pm, $5. Please join us for a live recording of the Sean Dowhaniuk Group, with two sets of original music both old and new. Chris Platt solo guitar set @ 8pm. Sean Dowhaniuk Group @ 9pm Sean Dowhaniuk guitar, Mike Rajna drums, Josh Smiley piano, Ethan Tilbury bass, plus guests.

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Kyle Pacey, guitar virtuoso, Thursday June 6

May 5th, 2013
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kyle_pacey.jpgThursday June 6 at 8 pm, $10.00. Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer Kyle Pacey presents an evening of original music, an eclectic mix of soul, roots, funk and R & B. Ever since we were blown away by Kyle’s playing with Edgar Breau in February we’ve been working on getting him back at Artword Artbar. A musical force, Kyle Pacey has been described as Canada’s answer to the Buena Vista Social Club. Pacey’s combination of rhythm and technique are exhilarating. He likes to push the boundaries with his unorthodox style and unique approach to the guitar. www.kylepacey.com Read more…

Event, Music

Artword Theatre videos and more, Wed June 5

May 4th, 2013
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Wednesday June 5, at 8 pm, free. We will show some videos of our recent revival of Tobacco Troubadour, and more…

Event, Film, Music

Singer-songwriter Andrew Laviolette, Tues June 4 at 7:30 pm

May 3rd, 2013
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AndrewLaviolette_posterc.jpgTuesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm, cover $10. A special concert by songwriter Andrew Laviolette, on tour with his new self-titled album, and his trademark road-weary songwriting, tight finger picking and engaging storytelling. It has been 3 years (and hundreds of live performances) since Laviolette released his breakthrough album This Far From Home an album that he’s tirelessly toured from Halifax N.S to Dawson City Y.T since. Read more…

Event, Music

Guitar Hamilton classical Guitar Festival fundraiser, Sun June 2 at 7 pm

May 2nd, 2013
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Emma_Rush_70_Tessier.jpgSunday June 2, from 7-9 pm, admission by donation (suggested $10).  Artword Artbar hosts its annual fundraising soiree in support of Guitar Hamilton’s International Guitar Festival, coming to the Hamilton conservatory of the Arts July 12 to 14, 2013. Hostess is Emma Rush, Guitar Hamilton Artistic Director. The entertainment includes a program of classical music featuring Emma Rush, Azuline Duo, Wires and Pipes (flute and cello), Ethan Lacey (piano) and more. There will be prizes, raffles, and a chance to win gift certificates, concert tickets, and a Festival pass!  http://guitarhamilton.com/festival.html

Event, Music-Classical, Special event

Tribal Gallery presents “Eh?!” Fiddle Trio, Sat June 1

May 1st, 2013
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Anne_Lederman_Eh_trio crop 2.jpgSaturday June 1, 2013, at 8 pm, $15 door, $12 advance (call 905-385-1829). “Experience World Music!” The Tribal Gallery presents “Eh?!” Fiddle Trio: Anne Lederman, Emilyn Stam and James Stephens, playing play traditional and contemporary Canadian fiddle-based music.  Between them, they play four- and five-string fiddles, piano, accordion, guitars, mandolins, kalimba and feet. Expect great ensemble playing and singing, a repertoire of the best traditional and contemporary fiddling Canada has to offer, and a willingness to take it to the far reaches of musical imagination. Their first, self-titled CD was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Best Instrumental Ensemble. WEBSITE: www.ehtunes.com
EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=302407
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Eh/442464222472574?ref=ts&fref=ts

Click here to download Anne Lederman “Eh!?” Trio poster pdf for legal paper.

Event, Music, Tribal Gallery presents