Hamilton Music Listings - May 17-23, 2017

This Week's Hamilton Music Listings

It's a bit of a quiet week with the long weekend coming up, but there are still lots of shows to check out.

About the listings: Our music listings are lovingly assembled by hand and are based on the information posted by venues on their sites / facebook pages.  So.....errors occur.  If you notice an omission or error please feel free email me.  whatishamiltonon@gmail.com

NB: Listings do not include cover bands, open mics (although I'm working on a separate list for that) or things like karaoke.  

Hamilton Rocks! and there are too many listings to make it easy to just scroll.... so go ahead and jump to a particular day:

Jump to: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday



Wednesday May 17

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PIPER HAYS, RAINE, & GILLIAN  NICOLA @ This Ain't Hollywood

Genre: Singer Songwriters aplenty!
Time: 8pm
$: $15 cover
Age: 19+
Venue Event Page
Why Should I Go? A great collection of singer songwriters including local favourites Piper Hays and Gillian Nicola joined by Raine Hamilton from Winnipeg.

Check out the bands before you go!




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REAL MCKENZIES - 25th Anniversary Tour w Raygun Cowboys @ The Casbah

Genre: Celtic Punk!!!
Time:show time
$: $20 + sc   Tickets available through the casbah website (link)
Age:All ages / Licensed

Why Should I Go? Founded in 1992 by the larger than life, punkrock poet laureate, Mr Paul McKenzie, this merry band of miscreants has spent a quarter century circumnavigating the globe to bring the McKenzies gospel to an ever-adoring throng of rebels, scallywags and ne’er do wells. There are not many bands that can boast of a twenty five year career as staggeringly adventurous, wildly tempestuous and utterly death-defying as The Real McKenzies. It would be a serious mistake to write them off as just another Celtic punk band. They are an unstoppable juggernaut of touring mayhem. A ferocious troupe of insanely talented minstrels, storytellers and entertainers melding traditional acoustic and electric to create a sound like no other.
Check out the bands before you go! 



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Towanda(MTL)/GetOffTheCop/FlyingButtress/FleaCommittee/Queerfang @ Doors Mexican Restaurant and Metal Bar (56 Hess Street)

Genre: Punk / Post Hardcore /Garage Punk
Time: 9pm
$: 10 in advance, 15 a the door (ticket link)
Age:All ages
Why Should I Go? Formed in 19

Check out the Bands Before you go:








Thursday May 18

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ATTRITION (from Coventry UK), DEPRESSION ERA, SLUTMOTHER (Guelph Schmelph) HIDDEN HIERARCHIES, BONNIE DOON @ This Ain't Hollywood

Genre: Darkwave / Industrial
Time: 9pm
$: 10 in advance, 15 a the door (ticket link)
Age:All ages
Why Should I Go? Formed in 1980, Attrition are one of the originators in the darkwave scene in England  but their album material really spans the breadth of rock, goth, new wave, and darkwave industrial.  Incorporating electronic, traditional chamber orchestra instrumental sounds like harpsichord and violin and vocal sounds that range from baroque choral to industrial - joined by Depression area, Slutmother, Hidden Hierarchies and Bonnie Doon.

Check out the bands before you go!







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Shari Dunn, Jonny Kerr & Justin Dunlop @ The Cat and Fiddle 

Genre:band genre
Time: 10pm
$:free
Age:All ages
link to venue page
Why Should I Go? With a voice that will send chills down your spine, Shari's singing has blessed many audiences since a very young age. Her presence is outstanding, somehow amplifying the energy in any room. Jonny comes by his talent naturally. Growing up with a piano in the house and many musical influences in the family, there was no doubt that music would become his way of life. Starting out as a drummer and bass player in several bands, Jonny eventually turned to singing as a more fulfilling means of expression. He is now playing guitar although his drumming background brings a rhythmic approach that keeps audiences on their feet. Shari and Jonny are joined by Justin Dunlop for this gig, an accomplished Hamilton Singer-Songwriter in his own right.  A great night of Hamilton talent

Check out the bands before you go!


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EMAY (Ilah Release Show) @ The Casbah

Genre:band genre
Time:show time
$:
Age:All ages
Venue Event Page (tickets)
Why Should I Go? Emay (born Mubarik Adams) is a producer and rapper currently based out of Hamilton, Ontario. Emay’s style is considered experimental and progressive as he draws from various genres to create one unified sound.  Emay is supported by L-Spex (experimental R&B).  This is probably one of the most interesting shows in the City this week.

Check out the bands before you go! I dare you to watch this video and not be curious to hear more........






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Friday May 19

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Calcedon w Ylang Ylang @ Mills Hardware

Genre: electronic pop / electronic experimental
Time: 8:00
$: $10+
Age:19+
Venue's event page
Why Should I Go? Calcedon (Hamilton's Brielle Goheen) will be featuring the latest album "Echo In" - this is a fun album, with is lyrically dense when compared to other acts in this genre, beautiful vocals with inventive but easy to listen to soundscapes that compliment her voice rather than dominating it. Jane Siberry rebooted.  She's joined by Montreal's Ylang Ylang who is more traditional ambient but still vocally driven
Check out the bands before you go!




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fado singer Tony Gouveia @ Artword Artbar

Genre: fado
Time: 8pm
$: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Age:All ages
Venue Event Page
Why Should I Go? Tony Gouveia, an impressive voice of a new generation of fadistas (fado singers) in North America. Fado is the urban folk music of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Tony Gouveia was born in Lisbon, and came to Canada at the age of 13. He never forgot his roots nor the fados that his father used to sing at family gatherings. His debut fado album, O Nosso Fado, a compilation of fado standards reveals his deep passion and authentic vocal expression. Critically acclaimed by the Portuguese-Canadian media, it won over many new fans to fado. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, it is difficult not to be moved by Tony’s performance which embodies the essence of the Portuguese soul. His new album, Fado Ardente, recorded in Portugal, offers a blend of new original material along with some fado standards.
Check out the bands before you go!

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WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT a Tribute to Patsy Cline, hosted by Lori Yates & The Nashville Rejects @ The Casbah

Time:show time
$: $20+sc (tickets link)
Age:19+
Why Should I Go? An enchanting evening, as 13 of the HOTTEST singers perform their favourite Patsy Cline songs! Featuring a who's who of Hamilton Singers:

SUE LEONARD
TREASA LEVASSEUR
JENNIFER BUDD
SHARI DUNN
MELISSA MARCHESE
GILLIAN NICOLA
MIMI SHAW
SARAH BEATTY
SAMANTHA WINDOVER
MICHELLE TITIAN
PIPER HAYES
MARY SIMON
HEATHER MORGAN

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DELTA DAYS with LOST ANGELOS plus FREE LOVE @ This Ain't Hollywood

Genre: Alt Country / Rock
Time: 9pm
$:5 bucks at the door
Age:19+
Venue event link
Why Should I Go? Delta Days features Ethan Paxton on vocals and guitar, and his truly great songwriting combined with this solid band makes for a great show.  If you haven't seen them you should come.  Joined by classic rockers Lost Angelos and Free Love


Check out the bands before you go!


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Saturday May 20th

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Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, w. Dave Gould @ Artword Artbar

Genre: Theatrical comedic poetic singer songwriter
Time: 8pm
$: $10
Age:All ages
Why Should I Go? the surprising and delightful Ronley Teper’s Lipliners, plus a special guest opening set by Hamilton’s ever-inventive Dave Gould. Children at heart who love comedic, poetic, theatric, yet at times provocative storytelling, alongside truly magical music and visuals (by Saul Lederman), should prepare themselves for the surprising world of Ronley Teper’s Lipliners.
Check out the bands before you go!



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Mary Simon and Adam O @ Cat and Fiddle Pub

Genre: singer songwriter
Time: 9:30
$: free
Age:19+
Why Should I Go? Two of Hamilton's finest singer songwriters team up for an evening of acoustic music, beautiful harmonies, and good times
Check out the bands before you go!


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Deafheaven @ Club Absinthe

Genre: Metal
Time: 8pm
$: $20 in advance
Age: 19+
Venue Event Page
Why Should I Go? With 4 albums under their belt Deafheaven (San Francisco) is touring the US and Canada, their latest album New Burmuda has received very good reviews (9 rating on Pitchfork for instance).
Check out the bands before you go!




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JANICII, RIVAL TOWN, THE STOTTS, SEEK REALITY, LADY IN BLACK @ This Ain't Hollywood

Genre: Rock
Time: First Band Goes on at 9pm
$: 10 in advance, 15 at the door tickets link
Age:19+
Why Should I Go? Presented by BreakLoose Entertainment this is a showcase of talented bands from the Hamilton Area including The Stotts (Dunville), Rivaltown (St.Catherines), Jancii (London), and Lady in Black (Hamilton)


Check out the bands before you go!

The Stotts





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LIZZY BOREDOM w Deathsticks, Decomposeur, System System @ The Casbah

Genre: experimental lo-fi punk, death metal, punk hardcore
Time: 9pm
$: $8 / pwyc
Age:All ages / licensed

Check out the bands before you go!  Hamilton Hardcore, experimental and Lo-Fi Punk bands!










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Wax Mannequin ft. EW&C, No Mothers, Hanna Bech @ HAVN

Genre: singer songwriters / alt folk
Time: 8pm
$:10
Age:All ages
Why Should I Go? Wax Mannequin:  While his personal idiosyncrasies, lyrical depth and other-worldly melodic sensibilities have kept Wax Mannequin safely out of mass-appeal, they also make him impossible to dismiss or forget. With a name that is muttered with alternating bewilderment, scorn and reverence in galleries, garages and pubs throughout Canada and Europe, Wax Mannequin continues defiantly and indefinitely to bring his timeless brand of strange folk and absurdist pop music to the far reaches of the western world.  No Mothers: Touring with Wax, No Mothers is a folk band from Vancouver that features 2 violas, a stand up base and drums...enough said.   Local performer Hanna Bech is a quirky and fun singer songwriter on piano (and recently guitar).  I've seen her perform a few times and have always enjoyed her performance.

Check out the bands before you go!





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Sunday May 21st

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Monday May 22nd

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No Shows Added

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Tuesday May 23rd

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No Shows Added

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That's it for this week ! Get out and see some shows!

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