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The ‘Event’ Category

Acoustic Moments, w. The Riddim Riders Unplugged, Thurs Oct 31

September 6th, 2019
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Thursday October 31, at 8 pm. Admission $15 if you wear red, gold and/or green. General admission will be $25.
Mr. Jay hosts another fabulous Acoustic Moments show, featuring world-class reggae music by The Riddim Riders Unplugged.
Band members Franklin Joseph (guitar), Mike Rajczak (lead vocals, drums), Lauren Mikayla (background vocals) and Carl De Souza (bass). The Riders break away from their usual reggae-rockers vibe with this configuration, presenting an acoustic-soul vibe featuring acoustic and classical guitars, djembe, conga and hand percussion and a big focus on rich vocal harmonies. This event will be hosted by Mr. Jay from the Artword Theatre Ensemble (James Street, Scroogissimo) and host of the I.R.S. radio show (International Reggae & Soca) on CFMU 93.3 FM.
Artword Artbar has been the venue for this event for the past four years. Come and take in some sweet reggae vibes one more time before they close their doors for good in December 2019.

Event, Music, Music-Soul/R&B, Music-World

Brownman’s HALLOWEEN THRILLER, Wed Oct 30 at 7:30

September 5th, 2019
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Wednesday October 30, 2019, early show 7:30-10:30 pm. Brownman’s HALLOWEEN THRILLER. Acclaimed jazz / hip-hop trumpet player Brownman Ali leads an all-star quartet through his popular annual HALLOWEEN THRILLER concert! Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, $10 students. Advance tickets call 905-543-8512, or,  Book online BUY_tix_button

With Nick Maclean keyboards & ghoulishness; Max Wilson electric bass & creepiness; Agneya Chikte drums & ghastliness. The BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO + 1 will perform the entire Michael Jackson Thriller recording, interpreted and re-worked in the Miles Davis-esque fashion. In addition to performing Thriller from top to bottom, other MJ classics will be featured through the night.
For this unique Halloween jazz party, costumes and Thriller video dance moves are encouraged!  It’s a spectacular not-to-be-missed event!
www.Thriller.Brownman.com

Event, Music, Music-Jazz, Music-pop-etc.

Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia, Sat Oct 26

September 4th, 2019
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Saturday October 26, 2019, at 8 pm, $15/10. For our 10th Anniversary concert series, our all-time favourite dynamic duo of Sophia Perlman and Adrean Farrugia are essential. They will perform “our usual eclectic mix of songs we love, and some of Sophia’s originals” says Adrean.
They first played at Artword Artbar on July 21, 2011 (see photo left taken at that concert by John Douglas, a jazz fan). Here’s what we posted then from their publicity: “Sophia Perlman has made a name for herself as one of Canada’s most promising young vocalists, impressing audiences and seasoned musicians alike with her musical maturity and her impressive ability as an improviser. Multi-award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Fusing many diverse musical influences he has forged a personal sound which generates a uniquely individual creative statement.”
And several concerts later, in fall 2014, Sophia and Adrean capped off our Steel City Jazz Festival week (photo right). And on… we are big fans.

Event, Music, Music-Jazz

Stuart Laughton’s Radio Dial, Fri Oct 25

September 3rd, 2019
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Friday October 25, 2019, at 8 pm $15. To reserve tickets (and seating), call 905-543-8512, or  Book online BUY_tix_button

Stuart Laughton brings us another edition of Radio Dial for our 10th Anniversary season. Always wonderful, always full of surprises.

Special guest for Oct 25 is music veteran Denis Keldie on accordion (photo right), who calls the evening “a fantastic musical adventure.”
And the usual Radio Dial gang: Rebecca Campbell on vocals/guitar, Martin Worthy on drums/vocals, and Steve Lucas on bass, and of course multi-instrumentalist Stuart Laughton on everything else.

Event, Music, Music-Blues, Music-Jazz, Music-roots, Music-singer/songwriter

Mark McNeil’s Hamilton for Beginners + Les Smith, Thurs Oct 24

September 2nd, 2019
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Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 8 pm. $15.
To reserve tickets (and seating), call 905-543-8512, or  Book online BUY_tix_button

Hamilton for Beginners: a show of stories, songs and photos featuring singer-songwriter-journalist Mark McNeil. Followed by a song-swap with Mark and harmonica wiz Les Smith.
Hamilton for Beginners: Fresh from the Hamilton Fringe, singer-songwriter and long-time Spectator journalist Mark McNeil performs a special expanded version of his one-man show about the quirky city we live in. If you’re new to the terrain — maybe fleeing TO’s ridiculous housing prices — or whether you’re a longtime Hamiltonian looking for a refresher, Hamilton for Beginners is a must see. In words, songs and photos, Mark takes you on a tour of the strange history and odd practices of the “the biggest small town on the planet.”
The show will be followed by a song-swap session with Mark and singer-songwriter and harmonica wiz Les Smith. Les has performed around the area for decades with bands such as Crowbar and Trickbag and runs the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group, an offshoot of the Songwriters Association of Canada.

Event, Music, Music-singer/songwriter, Storytelling, Theatre

“Mohawk loves Artword” a showcase thank-you, Wed Oct 23

September 1st, 2019
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Wednesday October 23, 2019, at 7:30 pm, $5. “Mohawk loves Artword” is a night celebrating the history of performances at Artword Artbar by members of the Mohawk College music program. This showcase is a special thank-you from current and former students of Mohawk College for Artword’s support of young musicians in the city.
Organized by singer-songwriter Aisha Barrow (Soul and R&B artist LifeandtheTribe).
Line-up. Garrett Lajoie, Julianna Jones, Lauren Perreira, LTtheMonk, LIFEandtheTRIBE, and a Mohawk Jam.

Event, Music, Music-pop-etc., Music-Soul/R&B