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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Butch Haller @Doogie’s

Posted June 10, 2018 by

What an amazing show! Patrons of Doogie’s are so fortunate to be able to be in awe of this music legend, the only performer working longer than the legendary Bruce Hare.   A spectacle, nay, an extravaganza of literally timeless hits written by the illustrious, one and only Butch Haller! I entered the sticky floored venue to the […]

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Dave MacInnis Comedy Nights @Jimmy Jazz

Posted June 3, 2018 by

This isn’t your typical music post, but it’s an entertainment post for “the heart of live music” and my favourite dive bar, the Jimmy Jazz! For well over a year now, amateur comic Dave MacInnis has been hosting Comedy Night At Jimmy Jazz.  Only having been doing stand-up for a few years, Dave has met and grinded with some […]

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Latta Dinger Trio live @Jimmy Jazz review by Bry

Posted May 26, 2018 by

What a Blues-Rock treat!!! Unfortunately it was on such short notice, because these 3 guys are monsters in the tri-city music scene.  The dynamic rock sound of the classic age that these guys encapsulate is astounding. The big sound grooves are mouthwatering.  Taylor Kerr of Crown & Jester and his girlfriend rocked out and screamed.  People around me marveled […]

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Peter Fischer live @manhattan’s music house review by Bry

Posted May 24, 2018 by

I’ve been to manhattans music club 4 times now, twice to interview Guelph wonderful musical Divas Ambre McLean and D’eve Archer, and now twice for swingin’ jazz/blues and ‘za!  This is a classy place with a comfortable tone, and I’ve known some pretty big hitters in the blues/jazz scene play here.  Filling up the Music Lives calendar, I’ve read bios […]

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River Run announces 2018-19 Season

Posted May 24, 2018 by

Guelph, ON May 23, 2018 – River Run Centre launched its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment today at a public announcement and celebration. This season has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and their Season Sponsor The Co-operators. “Today we are thrilled to share with you not only what stars we have aligned […]

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The Lifers live review by Dana from Underplayed & Underpaid

Posted May 18, 2018 by

This is the first review of any kind that I’ve written for Music Lives. Hey, I’m Dana. Last night I went to a show and now I’m going to write about it, I guess. I have a tendency to say more than I need to, but I’ll really try not to overdo it. To celebrate […]

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Tunes Tuesday: The Namedroppers album My Funny Hypochondriac review by Bry

Posted May 15, 2018 by

The Namedroppers album, My Funny Hypochondriac review by Bryan McNeill Online sample:  https://namedroppers.bandcamp.com/ This is a monster band with Stephen Gomboc, Michael Di Felice, Sammy Duke, and Anthony Damiao all coming together for a funky, psychedelically jazz infused masterpiece. The opening song Hall of the Mountain Thing is explosive and playful with Anthony Damiao‘s familiar caterwauling.  Some interesting sped up guitar […]

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