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Posted September 24, 2019 by

Hillside Festival is Carbon Neutral! Organizers, patrons, performers can be proud of our minimal environmental impact The Hillside Festival is proud to announce that we’re carbon neutral!Yes! After years of green initiatives that reduced our footprint in every imaginable area of the festival, and after years of measuring how much carbon we save and create, […]

Posted September 5, 2019 by

September 4th 2019, Downtown Guelph – They’re back… it’s another year of tinkling the ivories in Downtown Guelph as the #HappyMaking project returns for its 7th year. Locations include Grey Rock Clothing Co., Planet Bean, Breezy Corners, River Run Centre,  the main branch of the Guelph Public Library, and Guelph Transitwill host a pianoto entertain bus travellers at Platform #12 of Guelph Central Station. […]

Posted August 29, 2019 by

From In this Arts and Culture feature Guelph Today improvise their way through an interview with members of the jazz quartet Valet Aug 22, 2019 10:00 AM by: Troy Bridgeman Legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” Getting musicians to describe why a certain style of music moves […]

Posted August 10, 2019 by

Love live music? Cool cars? Love the idea of enjoying both PLUS refreshments and delicious food-truck food under summer skies? Royal City Studios has you covered with its Classic Covers – Cool Cars Concert Series. The first concert kicks off on Sunday, August 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Royal City Studios, 930 Woodlawn […]

Posted July 30, 2019 by

Before Jane Siberry (a.k.a Issa) became an award-winning Canadian music icon, Siberry was waiting tables in downtown Guelph at the original Carden Street Café (now Bin 23 Restaurant at 6 Carden Street), and although she had an innate musical and songwriting talent that would eventually lead to 16 studio albums and three chart singles in the Canadian […]

Posted July 14, 2019 by

Septic Absess of Putrifaction.  Now, there’s a name for you!  That is, if you like the genre of music called “brutal grindcore.”  I’m not sure that I’ve been exposed to such a genre, and I’m glad it was someone I’m friendly with who asked me to review their latest creation;  Please Come Back!  I Still […]

Posted July 7, 2019 by

  On Sunday July 21st, come out and join the first in a series of Open Jams. Meet some new musician friends and jam on some great tunes! $5 or Pay What You Can at the door. Schedule · Sunday, 21 July 2019 19:00-19:15 Guidelines, Hand Out Song Chords, Group Musicians 19:15-20:00 Jam on Song […]

Posted June 5, 2019 by

Located in the far North West corner of Guelph is the brand new, sparkly, one of a kind, state of the art, holy of all holies… Royal City Studios!  We were asked to come out and take a tour and this place does NOT let down.  Jim Duffield, owner and operator (and saxophonist for Eclectic Vinyl […]

Posted April 16, 2019 by

2019 Hillside Festival Line-Up! We called some people and sent some emails and rang some doorbells to get this summer’s line-up all together for you and here’s who’s playing Hillside July 12-14 in twenty nineteen: &More Alan Doyle Altin Gün Alysha Brilla Andrew Craig Bird City Birds of Chicago Bruce Cockburn The Burning Hell Busby Marou Carmanah […]

Posted March 9, 2019 by

  You heard correctly, folks, the 9th annual Gain Music and Arts Festival has begun! This is my second year being involved with the festival, though last year I strictly worked cover at Van Gogh’s Ear, the entrance to three floors of musical magic, in coordination with DSTRCT & DSTRCT Lounge. This year, not unlike […]

Posted February 12, 2019 by

Hey everyone, Cody James McDusa just started a subreddit called r/GuelphOnMusicHis hopes are to try and get a place where all local musicians and fans of music can share their music, or find band/jam members or post about shows or anything of that sort.hope to see a bunch of you over there. Also looking […]

Posted February 5, 2019 by

This Is A Call To Arms The Weakerthans are a beloved Canadian Indie rock band formed in 1997 by John K. Samson in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Our Mandate is simple: We’re putting together a Tribute Album, have gotten the OK from the band and submissions are currently open. We aim to present proceeds both to CAMH […]

Posted January 27, 2019 by

Local Guelph country/folk singer Danielle Todd‘s new single “Crazy” has been released! Check it out via or…

Posted January 14, 2019 by

On Friday, DSTRCT hosted a wild show on its second floor featuring Catl, The Namedroppers and The Essential Letdowns. DSTRCT is a divey 2-floor entertainment venue that brings together a strong community of local and international musicians alike, whose fruits cover the wide spectrum of genres available for consumption. The second floor is usually home […]

Posted January 11, 2019 by

HILLSIDE INSIDE ANNOUNCES 2019 SHOWS Featuring Whitehorse! William Prince! Birds of Chicago! Cécile Doo-Kingue! much more TBA! February 8-10, Downtown Guelph TICKETS ON SALE NOW! The Hillside Festival is pleased to announce its initial line-up for our 2019 edition of Hillside Inside! On Friday February 8, acclaimed artists Whitehorse and Birds of Chicago perform at Royal City Church and more information about […]

Posted January 8, 2019 by

To aid in kicking off the first weekend of Downtown Guelph’s Music Weekend Series, The Boo Radley Project put on an excellent show at the Brothers Brewing Company Ale House in the historic Petrie Building this past Sunday afternoon. I arrived a bit late, but was able to watch almost all of The Boo Radley […]

Posted December 20, 2018 by With a heavy heart we sadly report the passing of Molly Kurvink of Guelph-based Tamarack.  She passed away Tuesday after her iceboat broke through Guelph Lake.  Harri Palm is still in hospital and I’m sending my best wishes to him.  I only met Molly briefly at Jimmy Jazz, but Harri had a show on CFRU after […]

Posted November 24, 2018 by

*Correction:  Management at Sunrise Records prefers that you contact Sarah at concerning getting your music on their shelves.  The manager of the Guelph location is Sarah at! Sunrise Records in the Stone Road Mall has a section of music dedicated to local artists!  Bry was perusing the mall during the Black Friday sale to see what […]

Posted November 21, 2018 by

On Saturday November 17, Pink Lemonade Records debuted three of their recently signed bands. The Story Of…, Botfly and Hellbent took the Jimmy Jazz down a dismal path of tenacious expression and left several people I know bruised and without proper hearing. It was a show that made me dizzy and broke my glasses, so […]

Posted November 18, 2018 by

Meet Bryan. Hi.  I’m Bryan. I work 2 jobs often 7 days/week, am involved with environmental issues and keep the calendar updated as well as I think I can (still not as busy as those folks over at GAIN Music), but I’m always striving to do better!  That being said, there are some venues that […]