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Posted November 22, 2019 by

There’s a kind of romantic notion to the idea of the troubadour lifestyle. In fact the term troubadour dates back to the Middle Ages, when they were considered the shining knights of poetry. They made chivalry a high art, writing poems and singing about love, refined damsels and the glory of the gallant knight on […]

Posted November 11, 2019 by

“We’ve got three rules,” said Arkells frontman, Max Kerman. The band had just   finished their opening song, Hand Me Downs, at the Sleeman Centre on Friday night. “Rule number one: You have to dance. Rule number two: You have to sing. Rule number three: you have to look out for each other.” With that, […]

Posted October 25, 2019 by

Local musician Kent McMillan has a busy weekend happening. After playing last night at the Bronte Sports Kitchen in Oakville, he’ll be spending the rest of the weekend playing closer to home. Tonight, from 6pm to 9:30, MacMillan plays at the Insomnia Trattoria and Wine Bar, on Scottsdale Drive.  “I have performing there for 8 […]

Posted October 24, 2019 by

There’s a great time on tap at Royal City Studios at 7:30 pm Friday October 25, and it’s not just what Rhythm and Brews Brewing Company will be pouring! Toronto band catl. brings their high-energy show to Guelph, with local band The Breaking English opening. Catl. is supporting their latest recording, Bide my Time until I Die, […]

Posted October 18, 2019 by

Whether you’re taking part in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word or not (and you definitely should!  There has been a week of great performances, and there’s still a chance!), the after party at the Red Papaya is not to be missed! The Soul Motivators will take the stage with their infectious funk groove. The […]

Loyal Sun Dogs
Posted October 18, 2019 by

This Saturday at the Wooly, be prepared for a blast of rootsy rock n roll from Guelph’s own Loyal Sun Dogs. The band will be playing the best in classic rock as well as songs from their upcoming album. Jason Henderson’s voice carries depth and soul, and fits the tone of the band like a […]

Posted October 4, 2019 by

The Holy Smokes Music Festival is bringing several great musicians to Guelph this week. One name leaped out at me. Hamilton’s Terra LightfootTerra Lightfoot will be playing the Royal EMC Church (50 Quebec St) at 8:30 PM Saturday October 5th. Terra is a fiery guitar player with a killer voice and songs that stick in […]

Posted September 26, 2019 by

For those who love an eclectic musical mix, the Wooly is the place to be this Saturday night. The Strother Martins hit the stage at 8:30, with songs that run the gamut from The Beatles to 100 year old jazz standards, and all points in between. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because the Fergus […]

Posted September 9, 2019 by

The Gin Mill Speakeasy is the perfect venue to see performers like Saturdae Jonez and Bailey Jordan-Neil. You walk into the building and see one thing, and walk around behind the bar and see something else entirely. The same thing can be said about Saturdae Jonez (aka D’eve Archer) and Bailey Jordan-Neil. Both performers in […]

Posted August 26, 2019 by

For over 25 years, the Guelph Jazz Festival has been an ardent champion of creative improvised music and have presented hundreds of ticketed concerts featuring local, national and international artists.  Last year’s 25th anniversary introduced a new programming innovation, the Friday Night Street Music Party in Market Square. Performers played acoustically in and among the […]

Posted August 25, 2019 by

Music Lives: Your Guide to Guelph’s Music City Guelph, ON Release Date: August 2019 Local independent music site MusicLives.ca is relaunching today with a new look and a new mission: To make Guelph the Live Music Capital of Ontario. Part of building a great music city is that there needs to be a source that […]