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January 2017

Music Weekends: Gary Diggins and Jeff Bird

January 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada

Music Weekends is a music series downtown Guelph during Winter 2017, with pay-what-you-can concerts on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm. Silence is working with the Downtown Guelph Business Association to bring together performers, presenters, community members and various local businesses at a time of year and time of day that is typically not busy downtown. On January 8th, Silence Presents Gary Diggins and Jeff Bird at The Common Cafe on Wilson Street downtown. Enjoy the music and a cup of…

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February 2017

Music Weekends: The Lifers and Moonlight Flood

February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada

Music Weekends is a music series downtown Guelph during Winter 2017, with pay-what-you-can concerts on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm. Silence is working with the Downtown Guelph Business Association to bring together performers, presenters, community members and various local businesses at a time of year and time of day that is typically not busy downtown. On February 26th, Silence Presents The Lifers and Moonlight Flood at The Common Cafe on Wilson Street downtown. Enjoy the music and a cup of…

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July 2017

Sound of the Mountain w/ Ben Grossman + Baby Labour

July 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada

::: July 5th 2017 ::: The Common Cafe, Guelph ::: Sound of the Mountain with Ben Grossman + Baby Labour $10/PWYC --- Sound of the Mountain -- Montréal http://www.soundofthemountain.com http://www.soundcloud.com/sound-of-the-mountain SOTM are touring Canada to release their first studio recording, Amplified Clarinet and Trumpet. A duo featuring the hollowed-out sounds of Elizabeth Millar and Craig Pedersen playing amplified trumpet and clarinet, Sound of the Mountain comes from a strong history of improvisation and extended performance techniques, offering their audience long-form…

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May 2018

Esther Grey / Arma Agharta / Snake Church @The Common

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Esther Grey / Arma Agharta / Snake Church @The Common

Join us for an evening of fun in various shapes at The Common! We are pleased to welcome Lithuanian experimental performer ARMA AGHARTA on his stop in Guelph during his World Tour! Also on the bill: your favourite local worship team, SNAKE CHURCH, and an unexpected reappearance of ESTHER GREY, who will perform a set as the original duo. Doors at 8, sounds at 9 $10 / PWYC Drinks for sale -- Arma Agharta is the sound performance artist and…

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January 2019

Geordie Gordon & Brave Moon at The Common!

January 18, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Geordie Gordon & Brave Moon at The Common!

Join us for an evening of tunes from your fav Guelphies! Geordie Gordon is starting 2019 off with a new solo project. It’s both an echo of his previous sound with bands like The Magic and Islands and also a completely new direction, exploring sex, death, failure, beauty, love and decay. Coming off a year-long tour with U.S. Girls, Geordie is ready to take center stage. Brave Moon is a brand new electro-pop project featuring local Guelph musicians Alanna Gurr…

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March 2019

Fourth Way / Teddy’s Atlas & more at The Common

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Fourth Way / Teddy’s Atlas & more at The Common

Fourth Way (St. Catharines): https://fourthway.bandcamp.com/ Teddy's Atlas (Guelph): https://teddyzatlas.bandcamp.com/ Check out the bands on Bandcamp and Spotify! More details coming in the fullness of time, including 1 More Cool Guest TBA... Brought to you by Wow Great Wow (shows booked by Will and Caitlin of Drunk at the Library and friends :)) Music

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Animatist / Fourth Way / Teddy’s Atlas

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Animatist / Fourth Way / Teddy’s Atlas

Fourth Way (St. Catharines): https://fourthway.bandcamp.com/ Teddy's Atlas (Guelph): https://teddyzatlas.bandcamp.com/ Animatist (Brampton/Toronto): https://animatist.bandcamp.com Check out the bands on Bandcamp and Spotify! More details coming in the fullness of time... Brought to you by Wow Great Wow (shows booked by Will and Caitlin of Drunk at the Library and friends :))

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Meredith Moon, Ever-lovin’ Jug Band, The Breakfast Kid @Common

March 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Meredith Moon, Ever-lovin’ Jug Band, The Breakfast Kid @Common

Come have a nice time with us! MARCH 23 Doors open at 7. Music starts at 7:30! Done by 10:30. $10 or pay what ya can. The Common is a nice cafe in Guelph (now licensed, too), and acoustic music sounds GREAT in it. It's cozy, and friendly, and we are going to have one heck of a nice evening there, right about the time of year when everyone has gone mental because winter is too long. A nice evening,…

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May 2019

Sound of the Mountain/Yumiko Yoshimoto/Hymns57/M.Mucci

May 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Sound of the Mountain/Yumiko Yoshimoto/Hymns57/M.Mucci

Sound of the Mountain (www.soundofthemountain.com) - sounds for amplified trumpet and clarinet Ymiko Yoshimoto/M. Mucci Duo (https://yoshimotoyumiko.blogspot.com/) (www.mmucci.com) - sounds for amplified guitars Hyms57 (https://hymns57.bandcamp.com/) - sounds for amplified tape loops $pwyc at the door

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Cadre of Hope at The Common

May 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Cadre of Hope at The Common

An intimate evening of songs by Harri Palm, John MacLeod, Rob Greenway and John Borra. Doors at 7. Show at 8. $15 or PWYC

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The Hazy Maidens & Nathan Coles live at The Common Cafe

May 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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The Hazy Maidens & Nathan Coles live at The Common Cafe

We've been toying with the idea of hosting a series of Hazy Maidens & Friends concerts at The Common Cafe (this town is rife with talent) so we thought, let's do it! Doors open @ 7 pm with live music @ 7:30 pm ... we're excited to be joining forces with Nathan Coles for this inaugural event. Hoping to kick off with a resounding success to be followed up in the fall with more local talent ... there's so much…

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July 2019

Annie Sumi, Milk & Honey and The Waverlys at The Common

July 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Annie Sumi, Milk & Honey and The Waverlys at The Common

Join us on Friday, July 19th for a good old fashioned fundraiser at The Common! Local bands Annie Sumi, milk&honey and The Waverlys will be hitting the stage and raising some funds to go towards putting on Holy Smokes Music Festival for a second year! Holy Smokes Music Festival is a celebration of women-identifying and non-binary performers and sound people. We recognize that they are drastically under represented and we have decided to change that by thoughtfully curating the Holy…

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August 2019

DATL EP fundraiser & talent show @The Common

August 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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DATL EP fundraiser & talent show @The Common

Hosted by Drunk at the Library and Wow Great Wow Friends, it is I, William Gerhard Wellington, of the band Drunk at the Library. Recently, I found myself beset by two gnawing, incessant desires. Firstly, a desire to round up a bunch of my friends for a "jambouree" or "talent show"—knowing that many of said friends did indeed possess such talents but seldom had reason to express them together at the same place and hour. Secondly, a desire to release a physical version…

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September 2019

A Honey of a Night! @The Common

September 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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A Honey of a Night! @The Common

Fresh into the golden light of Autumn! Does the cool crisp air have you craving the sticky sweet tumult of banjo, fiddle, and accordion? A HONEY OF A NIGHT! featuring the music of Buckwheat Honey Onion Honey https://www.facebook.com/onionhoneymusic/ & The Lifers (duo): Songs from the Honey Suite https://www.facebook.com/thelifersmusiccanada/ ALSO The University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre will be there with information, gift jars of honey for sale, and an observational (enclosed) hive with live bees! https://www.facebook.com/uoghbrc/ 7-10pm, Thurs Sept…

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DATL ep release with I Feel Sorry & Effens

September 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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DATL ep release with I Feel Sorry & Effens

Join us to celebrate the release of DATL's debut EP, "where do you see yourself in 60 years, do you see yourself helping me out of the bath?" Featuring the talents of I Feel Sorry and The Effens! https://drunkatthelibrary.bandcamp.com https://ifeelsorry.bandcamp.com/releases http://www.theeffens.com Doors at 7:30 Music at 8 $10 or PWYC All ages & licensed! Safe space events! No creeps or creepiness please 🙂 Thanks ♥

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October 2019

Zachary Lucky album release show w.s.g Uncle Harry at The Common

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Zachary Lucky album release show w.s.g Uncle Harry at The Common

Zachary Lucky album release show At The Common cafe in Guelph w.s.g. "Uncle Harry Follon" Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 7:30 PM. Tickets $15.00 in advance and at the door. Zachary Lucky - www.zacharylucky Zachary Lucky is unapologetically old-school country, armed with a husky, baritone voice - he sings of Canadian places and people as knowingly as he might Townes Van Zandt or the Rio Grande. It's a relatable show on many levels, and conjures universal feelings that have…

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Monster Prom with Telly and Failed Seekers @The Common

October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Monster Prom with Telly and Failed Seekers @The Common

Don your foulest monster finery and let Telly and The Failed Seekers serenade you with a smorgasbord of spooky hits both old and new! Costumes very much encouraged. (Even I, William Wellington, who doth despise dressing up, shall garb myself in a fine cheese tunic and mouse ears for the evening.) Emceed by the illustrious, infamous Ana Pentagramma. Space is VERY limited for this exclusive soiree. Advance tickets available soon ♥ NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR…

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January 2020

Ever Lovin’ Jug Band + Chris Landry @Common Cafe

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Ever Lovin’ Jug Band + Chris Landry @Common Cafe

Wintertime is an excellent time for a cozy show at the Common Cafe in Guelph! Come Thursday, Jan 30 at 7 PM! Chris Landry is a country songwriter from Ottawa and we're excited to meet him! He'll be playing solo at this show, but has put out a few albums with the Seasick Mommas, including a fresh new one from November 2019. Give it a listen here! https://theseasickmommas.bandcamp.com/releases?fbclid=IwAR2kKMN5RRilOyOXjO5g130vo3A00cOSXz6SmfXgSX_bcVB9afueo24SaG4 And the Ever-Lovin' Jug Band continues to play music from the 1920s…

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February 2020

Peirson Ross + The Newspeak Quartet @The Common Cafe

February 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
The Common cafe, 36 Wilson St.
Guelph, Ontario N1H 2Z2 Canada
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Peirson Ross + The Newspeak Quartet @The Common Cafe

Peirson is a Canadian musical artist from Toronto, Ontario. He also works as a songwriter and producer in New York City, LA, Europe and Asia for a growing roster of international acts. With the help of John “Wheels” Hurlbut, he released his debut album in 2007, A Boy Caught on Words which was followed by The Lost EP (2008), Reverse and Ready (2009) and Live at Hugh’s Room (2010). In 2011, Peirson signed with Brooklyn indie label Son Down Records…

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