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Album Review: Kent Vodden’s Hot Chicken Sandwich

Posted October 24, 2018 by

Kent Vodden stood at the bar, holding his excitement back behind his spectacles, under his wool flat cap.  He was talking to the bartender about his lengthy musical endeavours.  The bartender, turning toward me said, “You should probably talk to Bryan, he’s been involved in music promotion for a long time. Kent came over and introduced […]

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Jazz-inspired funk with the Jason Raso Funktet

Posted October 19, 2018 by

Prolific bassist performs at River Run Centre Friday, October 26 GUELPH, ON October 11, 2018 – Throughout eight albums and countless live performances, Jason Raso has proven a masterful musician. The prolific Guelph-based bassist, composer and bandleader is joined on stage by his “funktet” during a performance at River Run Centre on Friday, October 26, at […]

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Revive the Rose Perform Live at Sunrise Records!

Posted October 12, 2018 by

Join us today, Friday October 12th for an in-store acoustic performance by Revive the Rose! Performance will take place inside the Sunrise Records at Stone Road Mall. Don’t miss it! A gutsy, every-man band from Niagara. They’re the kind of band that turn heads when they play live. Revive the Rose provides the party and the most […]

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HOLY SMOKES MUSIC FESTIVAL OCTOBER 12 & 13 2018 in Downtown Guelph!!

Posted October 9, 2018 by

🔥 Holy Smokes Music Festival // October 12 & 13 // Guelph, ON 🔥 Performances from: Witch Prophet, Phèdre, BBQT band, For Esmé, OBUXUM, Falcon Jane, Her Harbour, Savannah Taylor, Nezzy, Tiger Bomb, Annie Sumi, Transstar, BABY CAGES, Frosted Pits, Junglecat, M’Damn D, VERSA Tech Crew: Amanda Parker, Emma Bortolon-Vetter, Steph Yates, Catalina Novoa Carrasco,Hannah […]

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Cowboy Junkies’ continuing musical journey

Posted September 28, 2018 by

Iconic Canadian band brings new music, old favourites to River Run Centre October 12 GUELPH, ON September 27, 2018 – One of Canada’s most popular and enduring bands will take the stage when Cowboy Junkies perform at River Run Centre on Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of […]

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DECATUR Announce Ontario Tour, Debut Album: Guelph Show

Posted September 11, 2018 by

Debut Album Produced By Gojira’s Joe Duplantier For fans of Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Lamb of God, Killswitch Engage, In Flames DECATUR Announce Ontario Tour Dates Debut Album “Badder Than Brooklyn” Out Now! Produced By Gojira’s Joe Duplantier Unleashing their debut album “Badder Than Brooklyn” produced by Joe Duplantier of Gojira during October of last year along with a lengthy tour across Canada, Toronto-based metal messiahs DECATUR will […]

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Call for Artwork: Hillside 2019!!

Posted September 6, 2018 by

[FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Call for Artwork: Hillside 2019 No Images? Click here FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 6th, 2018 Hillside Festival is seeking an artist to create the artwork for our 2019/20 festival branding!  This is a paid commission that requires the conception and execution of two pieces that form a unified pair with similar looks and […]

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Posted August 31, 2018 by

They’re back… the #HappyMaking project has returned for another month of spontaneous entertainment. Find eight pianos in the downtown core to play your favourite tunes from Don’t Stop Believing, to Für Elise: you can even do you best rendition of Chopsticks. Locations include Grey Rock Clothing Co., Planet Bean, Breezy Corners, River Run Centre, P.I.N People and Information Network (previously the Volunteer […]

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Big Rude Jake at Jimmy Jazz review by Bry

Posted August 6, 2018 by

Some band cancellations and just the right connections made this night of music possible!  Anthony Damiao happened to be having Big Rude Jake and friends over for a BBQ and they decided to fill in at Jimmy Jazz. Anthony Damiao (singer of monster band The Namedroppers) opened the night with his original, unrecorded song “Fuck ‘Em All” and set the tone for […]

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Punk Rock Flea Market One Year Anniversary!

Posted July 29, 2018 by

Punk Rock Flea Market Guelph is 1 year old!  Come on out to Jimmy Jazz this afternoon and check out the various purveyors of fine punk rock memorabilia/merchandise and of course, enjoy food & beverages while being entertained by Guelph’s own oddball folk punk band, Mac N’ Sleeze!| 2pm-6pm We also recommend you join things like GUELPH ONTARIO PUNK ROCK if […]

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Baby Labour: Full Legal Stop album review by Ryan Turner

Posted July 25, 2018 by

“My dudes in Baby Labour have dumped themselves completely into a fucking killer new full length. The dynamic range, the complexity, the #sicriffs are completely worthy of your attention as a music listener. Been blasting it everyday for 2 weeks and I find new stuff every time I listen. Bravo.” #babylabour #fulllegalstop #mathrock #wegotanotherrealcrazylookingbirdhere #blessings😇 #guelph Ryan Turner is a percussionist and all […]

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Battle of the Bands Announcement!

Posted July 22, 2018 by

Tune in to GAIN Music at 5pm for the finale winner announcement!  Thanks so much to GAIN, all the bands, patrons, fans, staff and fellow judges.  Such an awesome experience and Bry was proud to be apart of it.  So excited!

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Franky & Jimmy @Jimmy Jazz Friday night by Bry

Posted July 3, 2018 by

This Delta Blues band is a super fun mashup of modern music and 1920’s style blues!  I love getting to see them when FRANKIE & JIMMY play at Jimmy Jazz (no relation).  I can’t stop smiling when I see these vagabonds play.  The combination of Frankie stomping on his bass drum/tambourine midi board and Jim Fitzgerald Jr. singing through his distortion […]

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The Vaudevillian @Jimmy Jazz last night

Posted June 17, 2018 by

What an awesome show!  Even if your forte isn’t 1920s Delta Blues and ragtime, after listening to The Vaudevillian for a couple songs, I’m sure you’d dig them. That was the case last night at Jimmy Jazz, and I watched as patrons who weren’t going to their usual spots like DSTRCT, Frank ‘n’ Steins and […]

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Judging Round 2 BOTB @DSTRCT

Posted June 16, 2018 by

How lucky can I be? Seated between Metal Master DWok and Diva Supreme D’eve Archer along with Awesome Jim to judge Battle of the Bands is a new height for me! I was nervous, knees weak, arms were heavy, Big Crunch -too much caffeine in my belly… Graciously, I was introduced by Mr. Nik Wever […]

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Mala Ruckus EPK “People Mountain People Sea” review by Bry

Posted June 13, 2018 by

I first met lead singer Alex Montyro at the Jimmy Jazz (surprise) as Matt Weidinger put his guitar down at the end of his first set, Alex asked him if he could play a song.  Matt agreed, and Alex played his version of “Down in Mexico” by The Coasters.  I was transfixed at the sound, […]

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