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June 2015

The Lifers | Little Boxer | Sam Boer and the Curious Coyotes | Braden Phelan @ The eBar!

June 19, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Hey folks! Join us for a jam-packed night of music, friends and fun! This will be the first time The Lifers will perform with a full band! This will also be Little Boxer’s first-ever show in Guelph! This will also be the first time we play a show with BOTH of The Lifers’ superfriends on the bill! Yay Sam and Braden! Tickets: $7 in advance (Online: http://www.ticketscene.ca/events/13121 // In person: The Bookshelf) $10 at the door. Doors: 9:00pm | Music:…

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FIERCE! (ft. Guest DJ DurtyDabz) | Thursday, June 25th

June 25, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Sponsored by The Beatforest Music Blog, Wellington Brewery & the Stag Shop, FIERCE! is back for round 2 with one of our favourite Toronto DJ’s DurtyDabz! Looking for an all-inclusive dance party in Guelph, Ontario? Somewhere you can shake your tail feather and feel comfortable doing so? A place where the music is bumping from 10-2, the cover is only $3.00 & the drinks are always flowing? Well look no further because you’ve stumbled upon FIERCE! Guelph’s Only Queer Monthly…

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Blake Preston Guelph CD Release

June 26, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

CD release concert of Blake Preston’s new EP, Rat Race. With special guests, Fitness Club Fiasco and The Speakeasies. Blake will be backed by his stellar band featuring guitarist Bruce Dies (Lee Aaron/Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Sean Killbride (Haywire) and bassist Shaun Noronha (Low Level Flight/The Test Icicles). Blake and the boys will be playing the new EP, some new tunes and some old tunes. CD & t-shirts will be available at the merch table.

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July 2015

Fortnight Music: RADIO RADIO / TUPPER WARE REMIX PARTY @ eBar

July 10, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - July 11, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

Radio Radio https://youtu.be/OjOG6AuBUZ4 Since their first releases Télé Télé EP (2007) and Cliché Hot (2008), Gabriel Louis Bernard Malenfant (NB) and Jacques Alphonse Doucet (NS) have impressed journalists and the public alike with their catchy hip-hop/electro-flavored hooks. With their second album Belmundo Regal, short-listed for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize, the Acadian duo won many awards, such as an Independent Music Award for Rap/Hip Hop Album (2011), a Miroir for Best Hip-Hop/Urban Performance at the Festival d’été de Québec, and…

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September 2015

Fortnight Music: HUMANS // FREE N LOSH @ eBar

September 11, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

HUMANS http://dashumans.com When Vancouver’s Robbie Slade joined forces with Montreal transplant Peter Ricq, the result was the ever-evolving mix of contagious rhythm and energy that is the electro-pop dance duo HUMANS. Bringing together the big beats of Ricq’s past as a warehouse party promoter/performer and the melodic sensibility of Slade’s days as a firefighter-turned-folk musician, HUMANS have established themselves as innovative beat-makers successfully fusing experimentation and danceability. Ricq and Slade’s fun, quirky personalities (Slade characterizes Ricq as an“#avacadolover, #stripes” and…

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Happy Hip Hop w/ Spenny Ruckspins! This Friday at eBar

September 11, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

Hey Everyone! Come to eBar this Friday night to enjoy an amazing selection of upbeat and “happy” hip hop tracks from our very own Spenny! Tracks from the 80’s to today. Because good music doesn’t have an expiration date!

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Kazoo! #214: NIHILIST SPASM BAND (50th Anniversary Concert!) / JOE MCPHEE

September 16, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Kazoo! #214: Wednesday September 16th THE NIHILIST SPASM BAND – 50th Anniversary Concert! JOE MCPHEE @ eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages / LIC – Doors 9pm -$12 Presented as part of the Guelph Jazz Festival’s “Jazz Around Town” The Nihilist Spasm Band of London, Ontario formed in 1965 playing store-bought kazoos, an instrument perfectly suited to its sum musical abilities. Soon, John Boyle, John Clement, Greg Curnoe, Bill Exley, Murray Favro, Hugh McIntyre and Art Pratten began to invent…

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Fortnight Music 8th Anniversary! Feat: TERRA LIGHTFOOT & DONOVAN WOODS

September 24, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

It’s hard to believe that the Fortnight Music Series has been bringing you great live music for the 8 years already. This is a big deal and we hope you can come celebrate with us! Terra Lightfoot http://terralightfoot.com Whether you’re talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Hamilton’s Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. Her songs tap into the raw emotion of hearts supercharged by love, lust, loneliness and temptation. Her playing melds expert…

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October 2015

Kazoo! #215: GREGORY PEPPER & HIS PROBLEMS (album release!) / STEW GUNN BAND / SO YOUNG

October 2, 2015 @ 9:30 pm - October 3, 2015 @ 10:21 am

Kazoo! #215: Friday October 2nd GREGORY PEPPER & HIS PROBLEMS (Album Release!) STEW GUNN BAND SO YOUNG @ eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages / LIC – Doors 9:30 – $10 GREGORY PEPPER & HIS PROBLEMS: http://gregorypepper.bandcamp.com/ Sweet and sour econo power-pop from some of Guelph’s best dressed men. Guelph’s own Gregory Pepper & His Problems are celebrating the release of their new full-length 7″ album “Chorus! Chorus! Chorus!” a compilation of songs that are “elusively confessional, proudly nostalgic, and…

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NDP Fundraiser Fun Show w/ Tannis Slimmon, Jessy Bell Smith, Matt Monoogian, Tyson!, Dan Loughrin, JPP Collective, Oxford Blue @ The E-Bar

October 6, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

We’re embroiled in one of the most ridiculous elections in recent memory and are working on not only ousting a prime minister who embodies everything wrong with what Canada has become but also pushing to see real change in our current system. I, as many of you do, believe the NDP are the right party for this so we’re having a fundraiser. We’ll be splitting the money between Matt Masters Burgener’s campaign against Harper in his riding in Calgary and…

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Fortnight Music: THE HELLBOUND HEPCATS // DOGHOUSE ROSE // TBA @ eBar

October 9, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

That’s right folks! The Hellhound Hepcats are coming for us all the way from Montreal and this time, they’re bringing along Doghouse Rose! Put on your dancing shoes. This is going to be a doozy! The Hellhound Hepcats http://www.unionlabelgroup.com/bands/16/hellbound-hepcats/ The Hellbound Hepcats are bringing back the sound of the 1950’s with an aggressive, big-beat twist-seamlessly fusing elements of Johnny Burnette, Chuck Berry and Brian Setzer with the pure energy of rockabilly. These hardworking rock’n’rollers combine the rawness and passion of…

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Kazoo! #217: NOAH23 / PETRA GLYNT / MELVILLE + DJ CHADILLAC

October 23, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

Kazoo! #217: Friday October 23rd Noah23 Petra Glynt Melville + DJ Chadillac @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) All Ages / LIC – Doors 9:30 – $10 Noah23: http://noah23.bandcamp.com Guelph’s own international hip hop phenomenon and synchromystic technoshaman is back in Guelph for a rare appearance after moving to California earlier this year. Noah23 has been rapping since the mid 90s, bringing his unique brand of abstract genre-hopping hip hop to audiences around the world. The Guelph oracle returns! Petra Glynt:…

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KAZOO! #218: Badminton Racquet, The Sourkeys, Familiar Fiends, Cupcake Ductape + PS Guelph Book Launch

October 30, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

Kazoo! #218: Friday October 30th Badminton Racquet The Sourkeys Familiar Fiends Cupcake Ductape + PS Guelph and Label! Fantastic launch for “The Ecstasy and the Void: An Introduction to the Occult of Mulagi” @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) All Ages / LIC – Doors at 9pm – $10 /// Badminton Racquet: badraq.bandcamp.com Nathan Campagnaro and Kyle Coveny team up for pizza-inspired math rock. Ranging from distorted noise-rock sounds and eerie samples, to almost poppy, upbeat riffs, this duo is heavily…

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November 2015

Royal City Music Series Vol. 2 // Lowlands, Matt Monoogian & Jessy Bell Smith @ The eBar

November 6, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

Hi Lovelies, We’re back with the second show of the Royal City Music Series! Volume 2 of the series features three favourite local bands and will also be the celebration of Matt Monoogians debut album “Hide”! Opening the night is the ever-talented Jessy Bell Smith. Bell Smith will re-string your broken heart with smoky tunes full of slide guitar and sweet sepia vocals. Everyone’s favourite girl-next-door, this Guelph native has added her captivating voice to many projects over the years…

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SHIVABOOM MONTHLY w/ DJ Eccodek + DJ JP HOV | Thursday Nov. 12th | $5

November 12, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Shivaboom Monthly DJ nights are a celebration of music from the 4 corners of the world! Afrobeat, Dub, Balkan, South Asian, Hip-Hop, Electronica, Breakbeats and so much more every month with resident DJ Eccodek. The Ebar’s bumpin’ system guarantees you WILL feel bass in every fibre of your being. DOORS @ 10pm | $5

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FUCKPOP+FORTNIGHT PRESENT: FRIDAY THE 13TH PROM PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: THE FOLK, THE MEDICINE HAT, THE ALMIGHTY RHOMBUS & PEARLE HARBOUR

November 13, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

Your prom night was lame. It wasn’t at the Ebar, the music sucked, and your outfit reaked of cliché. Considering it’s the last Friday the 13th of the year, let’s have some fun like Carrie and Jason do. Dress up as though you’re going to the deadliest ball of them all. Dance like Jesus never was between you, and vote for who you think should be the Prom Queen+King/Queen+Queen/King+King (it’s 2015 y’all). The entertainment for the night will be brought…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – 7th Anniversary Edition. Ft. Siaara Freeman

November 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yep, it’s true; Guelph Spoken Word is turning 7! Every year we make it is a testament to hard work, dedication, community and love of SPOKEN WORD, WRITTEN WORDS… ALL THE WORDS, SO SPREAD THE WORD. To celebrate this milestone we will be having a few things during the month of November, including our monthly slam that started it all. 10 spoken word artists slam for their chance to win $100 and and qualify for an invitation to compete to…

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THE ROYAL CITY SOUL REVUE vol. 1

November 27, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

Join us on Nov 27 at the eBar for Vol. 1 of the Royal City Soul Revue! Featuring 7-piece classic soul tribute band, SOULPHONIC performing all the hits! You’ll hear the best of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers and so much more! Soulphonic are: Joni NehRita – Vocals Jeff Eager – Guitar Thomas Hammerton – Keys Tyler Wagler – Bass Adam Bowman – Drums Marie Goudy – Trumpet Alison Young – Sax Tickets: $15 in Adv /…

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December 2015

Fortnight Music: The Elwins // Heyrocco @ eBar

December 1, 2015 @ 9:00 pm

The Elwins (Toronto) http://www.theelwins.com If 2012’s And I Thank You got The Elwins’ metaphorical foot in the door, then their latest long-player, 2015’s Play For Keeps, is the boys blasting it wide open. And then having a party. Even before dropping And I Thank You, their full-length debut, The Elwins – vocalist/guitarist Matthew Sweeney, drummer Travis Stokl, guitarist/keyboardist Feurd, and bassist Frankie Figliomeni – were one of Toronto’s much-hyped hopefuls to fly the upbeat indie pop flag forward. Since its…

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The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band / Frog & Henry @ THE E-BAR / GUELPH, ON

December 3, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

Hello! Excited to be hosting a show @ the E-Bar. A night of some fun foot stomping good times. Old-time music by the Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band Frog and Henry These folks are the best and you will be tapping your toes! special guest hosting and opening performance by yours truly. Richard Garvey suggested donation $10 @ the door Thanks http://www.richardgarvey.ca

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Kazoo! #220: The Weather Station and Richard Laviolette

December 4, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

Kazoo! #220: Friday December 4th The Weather Station (Toronto) Richard Laviolette (Guelph) @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) All Ages / LIC – Doors at 9:30pm $10 at the door **no advance tickets** /// THE WEATHER STATION (Toronto): the-weather-station.com // theweatherstation.bandcamp.com The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman; folk music based in classic elements of songcraft – melody, tension, meaning. With three exceptional releases under her belt (All Of It Was Mine, What Am I Going To…

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Fortnight Music: THE BROS. LANDRETH // THE BALLROOM THIEVES @ eBar

December 11, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

**TICKETS ONSALE ON THE 25TH of SEPT 2015 Juno Award winners, the Bros. Landreth are coming to Guelph! THE BROS. LANDRETH http://www.thebroslandreth.com Let It Lie, the debut release from Canadian roots-rockers the Bros. Landreth, is proof that there’s strength in numbers. It’s an album about open highways and broken hearts, anchored by the bluesy wail of electric guitars, the swell of B3 organ, and the harmonized swoon of two voices that were born to mesh. At first listen, you might…

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Stay Out of the Mall XIV – A Festive Music Festival

December 19, 2015 @ 10:00 pm

KYEO Presents: Stay Out of the Mall XIV An annual benefit for the Canadian Cancer Society towards leukemia research in memory of Sharon Marshall Starring: Evan Gordon and the Sad Clowns (music) Nick Flanagan (comedy) Blimp Rock (music) The Making-Box (comedy) Saturday December 19, 2015 The ebar, 41 Quebec St., Guelph 10 PM, AA/Lic. not wheelchair accessible $8 w/a non-perishable food donation $10 w/out More info coming soon here and at vishkhanna.com and bookshelf.ca

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January 2016

Fortnight Music: THE BOO RADLEY PROJECT//STELLA ELLA OLA//SUN K @ eBar

January 7, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Hey! Join us for the very first installment of the Fortnight Music Series 2016! $10 AA/Lic Sponsored, in part by the fine folks at the Wellington Brewery! The Boo Radley Project https://www.facebook.com/BooRadleyProject/ We are a music fusion. We bring African drums and choruses and fuse them with North American hip hop sounds. Throw in a little polka accordion and a musical sensation is born. Also glockenspiels are the center of all our songs. Stella Ella Ola https://stellaellaola.bandcamp.com Stella Ella Ola…

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Royal City Music Series Vol. 4 // Odd Years, Stonetrotter, and Nicolette & The Nobodies

January 8, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Hello dearest lovelies! We are back with Volume 4 of the Royal City Music Series!! With a new year in our midst, our hearts are bursting for some great tunes, fabulous company, and tasty beer! We are super excited to feature the dreamiest local band Odd Years, Stonetrotter, and Nicolette & The Nobodies. //Odd Years// https://oddyears.bandcamp.com/ Featuring members of Cuff the Duke, Minotaurs, and Lowlands, their energetic live show is full of hooks, harmonies and facial hair. Fresh out of…

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Guelph Loves Bowie at The eBar

January 14, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT!!! In a spontaneous inspiration to not only give back to Mr. Bowie’s profound influence on me but to give to our community as well, I’ve decided to replace Thursday’s Shivaboom with a live, open mic tribute to the The Thin White Duke. Please spread far and wide. We will do everything to get everyone up but it will likely be first come first serve. Doors will be 8:30 and cover remains $5 with all proceeds to cover…

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Crash Vegas Revisited

January 22, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Nick Craine with Michael Craine Sean Leblanc, Brad Holy, Tristan O’Malley and Meaghan Shuebrook are presenting Crash Vegas’ 1989 album Red Earth. Opening the evening is Jet Puff Jimi. Tickets are $10. Doors Open at 9, show at 9:30.

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Girls Rock Camp Guelph Fundraiser

January 29, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Girls Rock Camp Guelph Fundraiser (Co-presented by Kazoo! and GNSC) The Folk (Guelph/Toronto) So Young (London) Cupcake Ductape (Guelph) @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) All Ages / LIC – Doors at 9:30pm $12 / PWYC (Additional donations for Girls Rock Camp Guelph welcome) Girls Rock Camp Guelph is happening March break 2016 and a very special fundraiser is happening Friday January 29th! The camp will offer local female, trans, and gender nonconforming youth aged 10 – 13 a safe, supportive,…

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February 2016

I found a box of beer in the snow / E-Bar / Richard Garvey (w Band) / Celidh Barker / Bronwen Olson

February 4, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Hello friendlies! Come to the ebar and celebrate the release of my new EP! I found a box of beer in the snow. 4 new songs recorded with the ever-lovin’ jug band! Its pretty serious stuff about beer, grapefruit and such. So you’ll like it. I will have an awesome band playing with me. And delightful songs by Celidh Barker to open the night! And more tunes by Bronwen Olson More exciting news to come! doors at 9. music ~9:30…

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Kazoo!: JUNIOR BOYS + Special Guest // Friday February 5th

February 5, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Kazoo!: Friday February 5th Junior Boys (Hamilton, ON) + Special Guests @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) All Ages / LIC – Doors at 9:30pm $15 Advance // $20 at the door Advance tickets are available NOW at ticketbreak.com/event_details/10294 /// JUNIOR BOYS (HAMITLON): juniorboys.ca // facebook.com/Junior-Boys-11804616285 Formed in 1999, Hamilton duo comprised of Jeremy Greenspan and Johnny Dark have been making some of the best electronic music to have ever come out of Canada. When the Polaris shortlist veterans unleashed their…

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Fortnight Music: Jeremy Fisher & D’eve Archer @ eBar

February 12, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

The Fortnight Music Series is proud to be bringing the magnifiscent and critically acclaimed Canadian songwriter Jeremy Fisher to the eBar this February! Joining him will be Guelph’s multi talented songstress, D’eve Archer! AA/Lic, Doors at 9:30, Tickets available through the link above for $15 Jeremy Fisher (Hamilton, ON) http://www.jeremyfishermusic.com Don’t let the title fool you. There isn’t a single sour note on The Lemon Squeeze, the latest from beloved Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. After developing a devoted fan base…

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A Night of Music with Shy Harry, Autumn Portrait, and Grand River Brewing

February 24, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A night of music and beer! Next week we’re back in #Guelph at @The_eBar with @AutumnPortrait and @GrandRiverBeer !

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March 2016

Fortnight Music: RADIO RADIO @ eBar

March 11, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

RADIO RADIO http://laradioradio.com/en/ With four full-length albums and hundreds of shows under their belt, Radio Radio returns with Light the Sky, set to be released on February 19th, 2016 via Bonsound. Having grown up in an environment where Anglophones rub shoulders with Francophones on a daily basis, the Acadian duo now offers their first album entirely in English. Stream and share the first single, Tonight’s The Night, via YouTube. Gabriel L.B. Malenfant and Jacques Alphonse Doucet celebrate life with their…

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Royal City Music Series Vol. 6// Run Coyote, Let’s Just Be Friends, & Charlotte Cornfield

March 17, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Oh Hey Royal City Lovelies! Here it is Vol.6 of the Royal City Music Series!! We are thrilled for all the rockin’ magic that will ensue as the dreamiest bands join us at the The ebar on March 17th. f*ck yeah! Featuring: Run Coyote, Let’s Just Be Friends, & Charlotte Cornfield —– //Run Coyote// http://runcoyotemusic.com Run Coyote is a Canadian rock ‘n’ roll band. The band evokes dark backwoods and haunted city streets through twanged guitar, vocal harmonies, melodic bass,…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – ANYTHING GOES Edition Ft. Winona Linn

March 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Guelph Poetry Slam is a live and interactive poetry competition where poets strut their stuff on stage and poems are judged by randomly selected audience members. It’s all based on writing and presentation, and good ol’ gutt feelings. The Poetry Slam has two rounds and awards the winner with $100. Feature poet Winona Linn will be joining us all the way from Paris France, sharing a 25 minute set of amazing spoken word. Of course there will be a…

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Kobra Kobra/Secret Broadcast/The Speakeasies at EBAR

March 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Big rock show @ the eBar!!! The triumphant return of KOBRA KOBRA!!!! 9:30pm http://www.kobrakobra.bandcamp.com Secret Broadcast – 10:20pm http://www.secretbroadcast.com The Speakeasies – 11:15pm http://www.thespeakeasies.com $10, AA/Licensed, 9pm doors sponsored by Wellington Brewery http://www.wellingtonbrewery.ca http://www.bookshelf.ca/ebar.html

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April 2016

Ivory Hours, The Medicine Hat and Common Dear at eBar!

April 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

The Fortnight Music Series, in conjunction with Riverfest Elora and Collective Arts Brewing is proud to bring you 3 of Ontario’s best kept secrets! AA/Lic Doors at 10pm $10 in advace, $15 at the door. Ivory Hours (London, ON) http://www.ivoryhours.com/music-videos/ Ivory Hours is a sassy alt-pop trio from London, Ontario. The band was formed by Luke Roes (Vocals/Guitar) in 2012 and features Chris Levesque (Bass) and Thomas Perquin (Drums). It’s been a big year for Ivory Hours. Amidst constant touring,…

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THE HUMAN RIGHTS with Foundation Steppas & DJ Nicky Dread

April 29, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

THE HUMAN RIGHTS #ReggaeForRefugeesTour 2016: GUELPH Friday April 29th @ eBAR 41 Quebec St. 9:30pm, $10 with special guests @FOUNDATION STEPPAS DJ Nicky Dread Don’t miss the return to Guelph of The Human Rights, the 9-piece Canadian modern roots reggae explosion featuring Friendlyness of Big Sugar who are touring behind their phenomenal new album and in support of the cause of refugee relief! They’re joined by Guelph’s finest reggae crew, Foundation Steppas, with Friendlyness spinning strictly roots. *** NEW ALBUM…

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May 2016

Kazoo! Presents: PROTOMARTYR + Guests – Guelph, May 3rd

May 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Kazoo! Fest Presents: Protomartyr + Guests Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages/Licenced More Details coming soon! PROTOMARTYR (Detroit): http://www.protomartyrband.com/ Following 2012’s post-punk perfection “No Passion all Technique” and 2014’s masterpiece “Under Color of Official Right”, Protomartyr returned last year with “The Agent Intellect,” cementing themselves as the reigning champions of moody, melodic, and thoughtful rock n roll. They’ve been praised by everyone (Pitchfork, New York Times, NPR, Washington Post etc etc), they’re loved by many (especially…

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June 2016

Vol.7// Royal City Brewing Co. 2nd Anniversary Prom Party

June 10, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

Dear Lovelies, The time for celebration has come! Royal City Brewing is turning 2, so this month’s music series will be a special edition– featuring our local friends, the Peptones! We’re celebrating with fancy-schmanzy clothes, dance shoes and a whole lotta Royal City Beer! —– The Peptones are Guelph’s greatest party band ever, specializing in all your favorite Americana pop from the 1950’s and 60’s with eyes as deep and placid as a creaseless, powder blue blazer. Featuring members of…

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Kazoo! #234: The Burning Hell / Partner

June 14, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Kazoo! #234: The Burning Hell / Partner Tuesday, June 14th @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors at 9:30pm $10 at the Door All Ages/Licensed THE BURNING HELL (St. John’s, NL) // wearetheburninghell.com The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of ukulele player and all-purpose nerd Mathias Kom. The essence of The Burning Hell is music to dance to while laughing about death, music you can sing along to while smiling out of the side of your mouth, knowing that while the…

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The Out of Towners + DJ Madam D

June 16, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

The BEAT Network and eBar Present THE OUT OF TOWNERS Thursday June 16th @ eBAR 41 Quebec Street, 9pm, $5 There’s absolutely nothing complicated about The Out of Towners. It’s just old-school, gritty, funky, hooky s–t that stays in your brain for DAYS. Originally founded in the UK funk hotbed of Leeds by guitarist Gareth Parry, The Out of Towners are now based in Toronto and feature Gareth, organmaster Sebastian Buccioni and Sly Juhas on drums. And they’re armed to…

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July 2016

Latin Fiesta at The E-Bar

July 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Join us for the July version of Salsa @ the Ebar. Still only $5.00 Lesson 930 with Nico of The Flying Dance Community Music By DJ Gury Gury

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Guelph Poetry Slam – Team Piece Edition. Ft. Danielle Altrogge

July 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This year there was heart breaking news that SLAMtario is on a brief hiatus and it saddened us here in the GSW realm. The event provides everyone willing to attend (audience & poets) a connection to what’s happening with other slam communities and helps prep teams/poets to compete on the national CFSW/ NPS (Canadian Festival of Spoken Word/ National Poetry Slam) stages. As there is not enough time to get on the organizing boat and take on the feat of…

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Kazoo! #235: Weird Lines, Adrian Teacher and the Subs + Cold on Pluto

July 17, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

Kazoo! #235: Weird Lines, Adrian Teacher and the Subs + Cold on Pluto Sunday July 17 – @ The ebar (41 Quebec St.) Doors at 9:30pm $10 All Ages/Licensed Weird Lines (Sackville, NB) // weirdlines.bandcamp.com A five-headed beast made up of Julie Doiron, C.L. McLaughlin, Jon McKiel, James Anderson and Chris Meaney has been unleashed on the world. With a new record set to come out on July 8th via Sappy Future Ltd., Weird Lines mix the sound of nostalgia…

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Happy Hillside! A Visual Celebration of Guelph’s favourite Festival of Music and Community.

July 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

July 15th – September 10th 2016 Opening Celebration Tuesday July 19th, 8pm onwards ART@ebar and the Hillside Festival executive present a History Mix of over 20 years of the wonderful poster art that has advertised the joyful celebration of culture, of musical heritage and style, and of age, geography and influence that makes up Hillside. Opening night celebration will include big screen time travel to Hillsides past via the magic of the Tube of You! Bring your memories, your photos,…

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Riverfest Elora 2016 – Guelph Warm Up Party!

July 29, 2016 @ 10:00 pm

Join us this Friday night at the eBar in Guelph for a Riverfest Elora Warm Up Party! DJs will be spinning all of your Riverfest hits, past, present and future! The Elora Brewing Company will be on hand samping some of their signiture Elora brews! Fun will be had by all! So, dust of those dancing shoes and get those arms ready for lots of hugs, ’cause Riverfest is coming to town!

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August 2016

Gatherers/Church Tongue/King Pin/Huge Cosmic @ eBar || August 2nd

August 2, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 1:30 am

New Jersey based 5-piece, Gatherers, are making their way back into Canada and they are bringing the guys in Church Tongue along with them! King Pin from London, ON will be opening up the show along with Huge Cosmic from Mississauga. Gatherers (Equal Vision Records) http://www.facebook.com/gatherersband Church Tongue (Indianapolis, IN) http://www.facebook.com/churchtongueband King Pin (London, ON) http://www.facebook.com/kingpinldn Huge Cosmic (Mississuaga, ON) https://www.facebook.com/hugecosmic/ $8 Advance | $10 Door Doors @ 10:00 pm AA/LIC

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Wellington-Waterloo Craft Collective Tap Takeover!

August 18, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Wellington-Waterloo Craft Collective Tap Takeover with Josh Gabriel + Harry Follon! Breweries participating: Royal City Brewing – Guelph Descendants – Kitchener Block 3 – St. Jacobs Elora Brewing Company – Elora Four Fathers – Rockwood TWB Cooperative Brewing – Kitchener Abe Erb – Waterloo KW Cider – Kitchener Stonehammer Brewing – Guelph Wellington Brewery – Guelph Waterloo Brewing – Waterloo Innocente Brewing Company – Waterloo $5 cover 9:30pm

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Guelph Poetry Slam – August Edition Ft. The London Poetry Slam Team

August 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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September 2016

Vol 8. Royal City Music Series//The Mutations, Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State and Steve Maloney

September 2, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Hello lovelies! We are back with Volume 8 of the Royal City Music Series!! As summer must end, come join us to help kick off the new fall year with some some great tunes, fabulous company, and tasty beer! We are super excited to feature Guelph bands The Mutations and Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State as well as Steve Maloney all the way from St. John’s Newfoundland! Doors at 9:30pm Music at 10pm 10$ entry LOTS of great local…

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Hip Hop // Grime Night

September 8, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Hip Hop / / Grime Night at Ebar invite your friends $3 cover $4.25 mixed drinks til midnight + other drink specials! A playlist (no DJ) featuring: DRAKE, TORY LANEZ, JAZZ CARTIER, MIGOS, SKEPTA, JME, KANO, WILEY, STORMZY, GIGGS, FEKKY, KANYE WEST, KENDRICK LAMAR, MADE IN TYO, TRAVIS SCOTT, FETTY WAP, RICH HOMIE QUAN, RAE STREMMURD, DEJ LOAF, FUTURE, LIL YACHTY, YOUNG THUG, PLAYBOI CARTI, ADAMN KILLA, KAMAIYAH, KODAK BLACK, GUCCI MANE, P REIGN, DJ ESCO, YG, CHANCE THE RAPPER,…

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The Human Rights with Foundation Steppas

September 9, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

THE HUMAN RIGHTS #ReggaeForRefugeesTour 2016: GUELPH Friday, September 9th @ eBAR 41 Quebec St. Advance tickets: $10 follow the link… http://thehumanrightsguelph.eventbrite.ca $15 at the door 9:30pm, with special guests Foundation Steppas Don’t miss the return to Guelph of The Human Rights, the 9-piece Canadian modern roots reggae explosion featuring Friendlyness of Big Sugar who are touring behind their phenomenal new album and in support of the cause of refugee relief! They’re joined by Guelph’s finest reggae crew, Foundation Steppas. Foundation…

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Kazoo! #237: The Magic / The Luyas

September 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Kazoo! #237: Thursday September 15th The Magic The Luyas @ eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $10 at the door Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue (stairs) Poster by Emma Green The Magic (Guelph/Toronto, ON) http://themagicisreal.bandcamp.com/ The Gordon Brothers, Geordie and Evan are back and ready to celebrate the release of their long-awaited full length album ‘Nightfalling’. Their new album is everything we’ve come to love about The Magic: warm vintage synth…

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Kinnie Starr Live in Guelph Fri Sep 16

September 16, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

The BEAT Network Presents KINNIE STARR Live in Guelph! Friday September 16th @ ebar 41 Quebec St. 9pm doors $12 advance @ Eventbrite $15 door with DJ M’Damn D Kinnie Starr: The anti-star’s Starr “…edgy and enchanting.” – The New Yorker “…sensual, spiritual, self-possessed original… blazing her own influential trail.” – The Record Magazine (Philadephia, USA) “…raw and feral talent.” – The Globe and Mail Kinnie Starr is a genre-defying artist blazing her own influential trail. In 2000, after leaving…

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Motown Night!

September 24, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Come on out to Guelph’s only Motown & Soul night this Saturday! DJ M’damn D will only be playing songs from the golden age of Motown. No remixes, just straight classics. Dress your Motown best for a prize! We are hoping to make this a monthly event, so come on out and shake your groove thing! Doors at 10pm $3.00

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Elliott Vincent Jones / Bernardino Femminielli / Bonnie Trash

September 29, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Kazoo! #238: Thursday September 29th Elliott Vincent Jones (Toronto, ON) Bernardino Femminielli (Montreal, QC) Bonnie Trash (Guelph, ON) @ eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $10 at the door Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue (stairs) Elliott Vincent Jones (Toronto, ON) Former Ell V Gore frontman Elliott Vincent Jones emerges from the ashes of the raucous DIY party scene that gave him his start with a fresh new synth-pop project. Jones has…

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The Soul Motivators Live in Guelph w/DJ Todd Britton

September 30, 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Soul Motivators Live w/DJ Todd Britton Friday September 30 The eBar 41 Quebec Street Guelph, ON 9PM Doors / 19+ On Friday, September 30th 2016, eBar will host a night of hard-hitting, grit-infused deep funk. The Soul Motivators are Toronto’s purveyors of True North Funk, for the last five years, they have held down a relentless, full-tank backbeat, blending rare grooves, hip-hop breaks and authentic RnB. Pounding drums and grinding bass make up a rock solid rhythm section. The…

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October 2016

Vol 9. Royal City Music Series// Odd Years & Skye Wallace

October 7, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 12:30 am

Hello lovelies! We are back with Volume 9 of the Royal City Music Series!! Come kick off the holiday weekend with us on Friday October 7th at the Ebar. We can’t wait to have Odd Years come join us for a special night as well as the wonderful Skye Wallace! Odd Years will be celebrating their newest video release directed by Guelph’s own Colin Harrington which we will be screening at the event. Skye Wallace will be kicking of a…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – October Edition! Ft. Wes Ryan

October 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Fall is on it’s way and slam season is at a high! Poetry slam w/ open mic featuring Wes Ryan $100 slam prize ALL AGES The eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors & sign up 7pm Show start 7:30pm $10 cover (pwyc) FREE If you have a birthaversary in the month of September! The open mic is open to all sorts of artist and a good place to get your sea legs if you’ve never performed. BIO Wes Ryan is genre-mashing…

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Salsa Klandestina Presents The New Swing Sextet Live!

October 21, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 12:00 am

Salsa Klandestina is Proud Grammy Award Nomminated New Swing Sextet At the E-Bar In Guelph Ontario. With DJ Gury Gury and DJ Tarek Of Salsa Klandestina and SPECIAL GUEST DJ Nilson Diaz $35 Until October 20th $50 at the door Tickets available online at https://www.picatic.com/event14732794413979#/edit With a long history of making music on the streets of Latin New York through harmonized vocals, piano, vibes, bass and Latin percussion, the New Swing Sextet recorded the last of 4 albums, all under…

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Kazoo! Halloween: VERSA / ICE CREAM / L CON

October 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Kazoo! Halloween Party Versa Ice Cream L CON @ eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $10 at the door Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue (stairs) Versa: http://www.versavisuals.com/ Versa is an audio/visual collaboration between process-based artist Monika Hauck and musician Alex Ricci. Sonically influenced by contemporary soundscape, instrumental post-rock and 60’s psychedelic, the project combines heavily effected bass guitar compositions with projected visuals created live throughout the performance. Music is rendered visible…

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November 2016

Fuckpop AF : Germaphobes, Blonde Elvis, So Young, Pearle Harbour

November 2, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Germaphobes + Blonde Elvis are on tour together, woohoo! + So Young will be joining them +++ Pearle Harbour will be hosting the show. That’s right, Toronto’s most cerebral bombshell, drag queen will be performing stand-up and a song or two! She is fabulous and cannot be missed. We are stoked to have these royally fucked up acts in, well, the Royal City of Guelph, ON! Pearle Harbour // Toronto, ON // THE QUEEN OF FUCKPOP https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/pearle-harbour-drags-out-the-good-book-as-in-facebook-428973 http://intermissionmagazine.ca/artist-perspective/drag-queen-divine-worship/ Germaphobes //…

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Fortnight Music: TUNS at eBar

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

TUNS! You know your new band is destined for greatness when your very first live show is on stage at Toronto’s fabled Massey Hall. “I remember telling people that we were playing Massey Hall,” recalls Mike O’Neill, one-third of TUNS, “and they’d say, “Oh, well everything after that is going to be downhill, eh?’ ” Hardly. Not when you have a band comprised of Chris Murphy of Sloan, Matt Murphy (no relation) of Super Friendz and Flashing Lights, and Mike…

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Kazoo! #240: DIANA + Bernice

November 11, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Kazoo! #240: Friday, November 11th DIANA (Toronto) Bernice (Toronto) @ eBar (41 Quebec St) All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $12 at the door DIANA : soundcloud.com/dianasound Toronto’s breezy synth-pop outfit DIANA is back with their much-anticipated second album, Familiar Touch. We loved the last one – and this one is even better. Thoughtful while seemingly effortless, DIANA are one of the best bands Toronto has to offer. We are thrilled to welcome Joseph Shabason, Kieran Adams, and…

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Royal City Music Series Vol. 10//

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 1:30 am

Dear Royal City Lovelies! Come check out Vol.10 of the Royal City Music Series on November 18th at the ebar!! All of the rock and folk magic will ensue as the dreamiest bands join us for great night of music and Royal City beer. Featuring Dan Edmonds, Let’s Just Be friends, and Nicolette and the Nobodies. —- //Dan Edmonds// http://www.danedmondsmusic.com Edmonds presents himself as “a folkie with a tough, inner-city edge” on the new disc, breaking away from the Americana…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – 8th Birthaversary! Ft. Jillian Christmas.

November 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Yep, it’s true; Guelph Spoken Word is turning 8! Every year we make it, is a testament to hard work, dedication, community and love of SPOKEN WORD, WRITTEN WORDS… ALL THE WORDS, SO SPREAD THE WORD. To celebrate this milestone we will be having a few things during the month of November, including our monthly slam that started it all. We have pulled out all the stops in appreciation of each and every person who has ever contributed to the…

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Kazoo! #241: Tasseomancy / Ferne

November 20, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Kazoo! #241: Sunday November 20th Tasseomancy (Toronto) Ferne (Guelph) @ eBar (41 Quebec Street) All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $10 at the door Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue (due to stairs) Poster by Gregory Pepper TASSEOMANCY – https://tasseomancy.bandcamp.com/ Tasseomancy is the musical project of sisters Sari and Romy Lightman who are former members of Austra. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream-pop along with bandmates…

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The Pocket

November 23, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

WHAT? A “pocket” is when musicians line up in their playing, creating a shared moment where everyone in the room feels the cohesiveness. It just sits right. The Pocket is an open night of collaborative music making where the perfomers – whether or not they know each other – create music to move to – in the moment, and on the spot; they create the groove for you to nod your head and dance to. They create the beat for…

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Fortnight Music 9th Anniversary! Groenland & Lowlands at eBar

November 25, 2016 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Fortnight Music is celebrating 9 years of bringing you the best in Canadian indie bands by inviting two of our very favourite back to eBar in order to celebrate the releases of BOTH of their albums! Groenland (Album Release!) More than three years after releasing their debut album, The Chase, the critically acclaimed debut record that sold over 32k copies in Canada, Montreal’s Groenland announce their return with a new studio album and upcoming tour dates across Canada this fall.…

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December 2016

Stay Out of the Mall XV

December 15, 2016 @ 10:00 pm - December 17, 2016 @ 2:00 am

KYEO & Kazoo! Fest! Present: Stay Out of the Mall XV Thursday December 15, 2016 Jennifer Castle Lido Pimienta Culture Reject Friday December 16, 2016 Horsey Craze The Magic Lonely Parade TIX AT THE DOOR EACH NIGHT: $15 or $12 w/non-perishable donation for the Guelph Food Bank The ebar 41 Quebec St. Guelph, ON AA/Lic. 10 PM Doors All proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Wellington County towards leukaemia research in memory of Sharon Marshall Listen to this music on CFRU…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – Annual Laugh It Off Edition!

December 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Details to come, but be prepared to laugh! Special guest from the The Making-Box and more… Poets are encouraged to put on their funny face to deliver the funniest poems in their arsenal. Doors at 7. Cover $10 PWYC Rules of slam are simple: No Props No costumes No Musical Accompaniment Each poet has 3 minutes Original material only How a slam works: There will be 5 randomly selected judges giving scores from 0-10. Judges will consider content and performance.…

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January 2017

Lily Frost

January 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Door 1:30PM Show 2:00PM PWYC (Pay What You Can) at the door Following a vibrant recording career spanning more than 12 original albums and over 20 years of international touring, Lily Frost ​has now transformed her natural loungey tunes to a swingabilly Americana live performance. With a Songbook-era set list that spans the repertoire of Billie Holiday, Hank Williams, Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra and Julie London alongside of original material and songs from Ray Condo’s arsenal, the live performance is…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – January Edition! Ft. Susan M. Peiffer

January 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The new year is here, but it’s the end of the season! Poetry slam w/ open mic featuring Susan M. Peiffer $100 slam prize ALL AGES The eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors & sign up 7pm Show start 7:30pm $10 cover (pwyc) FREE If you have a birthaversary in the month of January! The open mic is open to all sorts of artist and a good place to get your sea legs if you’ve never performed. BIO Susan M. Peiffer…

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Girls Rock Camp Guelph Fundraiser: Petra Glynt / Bonnie Trash

January 27, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Girls Rock Camp Guelph Fundraiser (Co-presented by Kazoo! Fest and Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition) Petra Glynt (Montreal) Bonnie Trash (Guelph) & more TBA @ eBar (41 Quebec St.) All Ages / LIC – Doors at 10pm $12 / PWYC (Additional donations for Girls Rock Camp Guelph welcome) Poster by Ruby, one of the 2016 Girls Rock Campers! The 2nd annual Girls Rock Camp Guelph is happening March break 2017 and a very special fundraiser is happening Friday January 27th at…

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February 2017

DRL18 – Elephant Stone and Walrus at the eBar

February 15, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

The 18th instalment of Dead Radio, Love brings us to The ebar for two AMAZING bands! Elephant Stone (Montreal) Montreal’s Elephant Stone was formed in 2009 by sitarist/bassist Rishi Dhir. As one of the most highly sought out sitar players in the international psych scene, he has recorded, performed and toured with Beck, the Black Angels, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Horrors, and many more. Elephant Stone has released two LPs, an EP, and has toured throughout North American and Europe.…

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Kazoo! #249: Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys / Whoop-SZO

February 16, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Kazoo! #249: Thursday February 16th Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys WHOOP-Szo @ eBar (41 Quebec Street) All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $12 at the door Poster by Gregory Pepper Julie & The Wrong Guys // julieandthewrongguys.bandcamp.com Julie Doiron is a national treasure, starting off in Sub Pop’s grungy outfit Eric’s Trip before moving on to become one of Canada’s best songwriters. Julie & The Wrong Guys filters folk, indie rock, punk rock, grunge, and metal through…

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March 2017

The Whiteboard

March 9, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

The Whiteboard is an open stage jam where the audience dictates the music being played. This event aims to bring people together to put on live improvised music where anyone can come join in and participate. All musicians and vocalists are welcome to get on stage and jam out with us! We will be playing all sorts of styles such as rock, funk, and hip-hop. We’ll also be jamming over some classic songs that everyone knows, so no excuses! get…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – Anything Goes Edition! Ft. Mona Mousa

March 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Guelph Poetry Slam is a live and interactive poetry competition where poets strut their stuff on stage and poems are judged by randomly selected audience members. It’s all based on writing and presentation, and good ol’ gutt feelings. The Poetry Slam has two rounds and awards the winner with $100. Feature poet MONA MOUSA will be sharing a 25 minute set of amazing spoken word and of course there will be a open stage for you to share without…

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Future PEERS / Sun Moon Star Rocket / Joel Saunders live

March 23, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

FUTURE PEERS “It’s your apocalypse potluck jam” – Raina Douris, CBC “Q” featuring live visuals by Versa! futurepeers.com versavisuals.com SUN MOON STAR ROCKET after cancelling their show with radiohead, up-and-comers sun moon star rocket are having some down time to write after their european tour. JOEL SAUNDERS AND THE SUPERFRIENDS Saunders’ love of classic pop songwritting is bolstered by his sharp Jazz and Fingerstyle guitar chops. Backed by Guelph’s deadliest rhythm section (and a few special guests) he’ll be premiering…

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April 2017

Bardo Album Release Party

April 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

2-time Juno nominated producer and artist Andrew McPherson (https://www.andrewmcpherson.ca/) releases his 4th solo album, Bardo – a potent mix of rock, folk, ambient and art pop. Taking a break from his world electronica project Eccodek, Andrew has crafted 11 new songs that place life neatly and honestly under the lens. Once again, his silky, commanding baritone guides the material but on Bardo, the guitars are louder, the grooves thicker and the melodies and lyrics more defined and direct. Bardo is…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – Ft. Brandon Williamson!

April 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Let’s celebrate National Poetry month with a SLAM! Join us for a poetry slam w/ open mic and special guest feature $100 slam prize ALL AGES The eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors & sign up 6:30pm Show start 7pm $10 cover (pwyc) FREE If you have a birthaversary in the month of April! The open mic is open to all sorts of artist and a good place to get your sea legs if you’ve never performed. About the feature: Brandon…

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Solids, Fake Palms, Frigs: FuckPop

April 17, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Solids (Montreal) https://solids.bandzoogle.com/ fn’heavy Fake Palms (Toronto) http://buzzrecords.ca/fakepalms/ fn’noisy FRIGS (Toronto) http://www.arts-crafts.ca/artists/frigs.html frigggg’d up $8 at the door 19+ https://fuckpop.ca/

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Kazoo! #255 and Riverfest Elora present Del Bel and Odd Years

April 28, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Kazoo! Fest #255 and Riverfest Elora present Del Bel and Odd Years – Double LP release party! Friday, April 28th 2017 @ The ebar (41 Quebec Street) All Ages / Licensed Doors at 10PM $10 at the door Del Bel : delbelmusic.com One of Canada’s finest, Del Bel, are back. Rarely does a band sound so polished and rehearsed yet so raw and engaged in the now. With their new LP, Del Bel brings the cinematic power and dramatic punch…

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May 2017

DRL21 – Ivory Hours, High Park & Olivia and the Creepy Crawlie

May 12, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

DRL#21 Brings you 3 great Bands! Ivory Hours (London, ON) https://ivoryhours.com As bird songs and street noise flutter and swell, a voice flows through the cascading soundscape, singing “we’re living in a dreamworld, so don’t forget it.” It’s a call to arms, a battle cry for introspection that sets the tone for “Dreamworld”, the 2017 release from IVORY HOURS. Weaving through its ethereal sounds and pithy declarations, you feel the nagging suspicion that our world is far from black and…

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DRL22 – Amelia Curran and Lee Watson

May 18, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Dead Radio, Love #22 – Amelia Curran and Lee Watson @ the eBar! It’s our first Guelph DRL in a while, but that doesn’t change the fact that we are so very excited to be bringing you these two amazing Canadian talents! Amelia Curran (John’s, Newfoundland) http://www.ameliacurran.com Amelia Curran is a Juno-Award winning songwriter, activist and mental health advocate from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Curran’s music is distinguished by her intricate and elliptical lyrics, geologic in their resilience and oceanic in…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – May Edition! Ft. Johnny MacRae

May 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a poetry slam w/ open mic and special guest feature $100 slam prize ALL AGES The eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors & sign up 6:30pm Show start 7pm $10 cover (pwyc) FREE If you have a birthaversary in the month of May! The open mic is open to all sorts of artist and a good place to get your sea legs if you’ve never performed. About the feature: Since first emerging onto the Vancouver Poetry Slam stage,…

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Sensi Boy // Motëm // Coco Bryce // Vurado Bokoda

May 25, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Skweee OG Coco Bryce will be here all the wayyyyy from the Netherlands for an ultra rare performance: https://soundcloud.com/cocobrycebeats Sensi Boy is releasing Summer Seance on vinyl // Fin Du Monde/Emotional Terrain on 7″ in advance of “The Royal City OG” EP AND celebrating the Chantilly Lace video release!!! https://soundcloud.com/skweeezy-c Motëm will be blowing your minds as per usual: https://soundcloud.com/motem Vurado Bokoda is a true Skweee Legend from all over the Skweee universe and his performance will also be ultimately…

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The Soul Motivators Return to Guelph w/ DJ Todd Britton

May 26, 2017 @ 9:45 pm - 12:45 am

The Soul Motivators are back in Guelph! This Toronto 9-piece ensemble really nails it – with a unique blend of funk, soulful vocals, hip-hop breaks and psychedelic beat. This band’s authentic all-live show has moved masses at TD Jazz Festival, TEDxToronto, NXNE and the 2015 PanAm Games – and seen them billed alongside Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Lee Fields and Bernie Worrell . Their debut album release on Do Right Music in 2015 led to international acclaim and airplay on…

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June 2017

P4B: Absolutely Free / New Fries / Lily & Horn Horse / BadRaQ

June 2, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Okay here it is again haha… Remember that story I told you about how seeing Abso Free at a restaurant in kitch-wloo helped me quit smoking? well it’s true. I haven’t had a cig in 4 years? it’s either been 3 1/2 or 4 1/2 years… Great band, very excited to have them come do ripping. Last time they played at ebar i tried to stage dive like a drunken idiot. I’m 230 pounds. let’s not be me. let’s have…

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Mr. Marbles – Turn and Face the Strange

June 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ART@ebar and the Bookshelf Cinema GREEN ROOM present the Canadian debut of British collage artist (and International Man of Mystery) Mr. Marbles. “The series seeks to explore how individuals cope with the bizarre occurrences life throws at them. I’ve always been amused at how utterly surreal and ridiculous the mundanity of life is, and am fascinated by how people deal with their own. Some embrace it, others run away, while some may make their individual obstacles the focal point of…

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Fuckpop: Bonnie Trash – Ezzelini’s Dead

June 9, 2017 @ 9:45 pm - 2:00 am

Ezzelini’s Dead by Bonnie Trash is a performance which shares folklore that was spread to many Italian grandchildren in Guelph and the surrounding area. There is a ton of history between San Zenone, the City of Guelph, and the Italian community in Guelph. The project was created as a means to embrace our heritage and to share a story that may have long been buried as a result of diaspora. We took location sounds from San Zenone, Monte Grappa, Bassano…

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DRL25 – The Boo Radley Project Album Release! w/ Television Rd & Palest Hue

June 15, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 2:00 am

Dead Radio, Love #25! The Boos are releasing an album!!!! The Boo Radley Project (Album Release!) (Elora, ON/ Guelph, ON) https://soundcloud.com/thebooradleyproject Hailing from Elora/Guelph ON, the Boo Radley Project is an eight piece (and sometimes larger depending on who is in town) genre-bending collective that fuses funk, indie and jazz. They’ve been likened to everyone from Tower of Power and Mr. Bungle to Primus and Wilco. But really, they’re just Boo, a ragtag group of brothers serving up a quirky,…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – June Edition! Ft. Raissa Simone

June 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for another poetry slam w/ open mic and special guest feature $100 slam prize All ages welcome* The eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors & sign up 6:30pm Show start 7pm $10 cover (pwyc) FREE If you have a birthaversary in the month of June! The open mic is open to all sorts of artist and a good place to get your sea legs if you’ve never performed. About the feature: Raissa Simone is a multi-disciplinary performer based in…

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Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State and The Lifers!

June 23, 2017 @ 9:45 pm - 12:00 am

Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State is set to release their new album with Guelph’s own Missed Connections Records! We can’t wait to share it with you and would love if you could join us on June 23rd at Ebar to celebrate!! The Lifers will be joining us fresh off their recent East Coast tour, let’s welcome them home to Guelph!

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Blimp Rock Album Release Party w/ Wax Mannequin!

June 30, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 1:00 am

Blimp Rock is releasing an album in bars of soap! Here’s a video for our new tune “Dear Science”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLgPo3csfY&feature=youtu.be w/ special guest WAX MANNEQUIN doors 9:30 show @ 10 $7

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July 2017

Kazoo! # 258 : Mauno + Ten Boy Summer

July 6, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Kazoo! #258: Thursday July 6th 2017 @ The ebar (41 Quebec Street) All Ages / Licensed – Doors at 10pm – $10 Mauno : mauno.bandcamp.com Mao-no. It’s pronounced Mao-No. Winning hearts every time they step on stage or whenever someone new hears their incredible debut, Rough Master, or their new 7-inch on Flemish Eye, Halifax’s Mauno recalls the smart, introspective guitar rock of Chad VanGaleen and Jon McKiel while bringing something new to the table. Once again, Mao-No. You don’t…

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Guelph Poetry Slam – July Edition! Ft. Julia Pileggi

July 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

*NOTE OUR SPECIAL DATE & NEW TIME* Join us for another poetry slam w/ open mic and special guest feature $100 slam prize All ages welcome* The eBar (41 Quebec St.) Doors & sign up 7:30pm Show start 8pm $10 cover (pwyc) FREE If you have a birthaversary in the month of July! The open mic is open to all sorts of artist and a good place to get your sea legs if you’ve never performed. ABOUT OUR FEATURE: Julia…

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Kazoo! 259: Homeshake / Guy’s#

July 26, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Kazoo! #259: Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 @ The ebar (41 Quebec Street) All Ages / Licensed – Doors at 10pm – $12 (at the door) If you are coming from out of town, and are worried this will sell out, please email info@kazookazoo.ca with the names of people coming and we will hold a spot for you until 11PM. Homeshake : https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ We’re very excited to have some of our fave softies of all time back in town from Montreal.…

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August 2017

Andi HALF HOME TOUR & Softside, The Boo Radley Project

August 16, 2017 @ 9:30 pm

After the release of her new single “Half Home”, Top 4 CBC Searchlight artist Andi is going on a week-long Canadian tour. Catch the Guelph show featuring two killer local bands – Softside & The Boo Radley Project. Tickets @ Door – $10 // Andi Based in Toronto, Andi is an independent artist that works with alternative and progressive sound. Performing with a 9-piece live band, her eclectic take on pop makes for energetic, diverse soundscapes and catchy choruses that…

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