Our latest Music Lives Crawl happened Friday night of GAIN Fest 2022 and I think I’ve finally recoup’d.
Good golly, as April Wine might say, “Oowatanite”
As we start at the earliest show we can attend on the Event List page, and run through the night in chronological order, we started as usual at Guelph’s jazz club, Manhattans. It was our first time seeing the young and talented Andrew Schoettler dancing across the keys on the house Baby Grand Piano. Andrew has become a regular performer with a variety of players.
A couple doors down Douglas Street is Red Brick Cafe, where GAIN Fest’s Singer/Songwriter showcase was being hosted by Jesse Alarcan. Underway was Mark Honestly playing in front of the Mayor Cam Guthrie and patrons.
Then we ran to Hondica Lewinsky (my car) and jetted out to Fixed Gear Brewing west of downtown to catch a glimpse of the wonderful Alex Price who plays consistent Friday evenings for their frequenters.
Then we flew out to nearly the westernmost tip of Guelph to Royal City Studios to be surprised by the young Coywolves ripping Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”!
While out that direction, we zipped to Silvercreek’s 360 to see their first Friday night Karaoke turnout!
Then, another dash to Silence to see Livers make the party people dance.
Then we walked back up the hill to MacDonnell Street and met with some friends at Royal Electric Public Eatery to see pop-punk coverband The Hot Karls (the 8th best cover band of all time) and the house was jumping!
Back around the corner to Wyndham Street and up to ONYX to catch Metal band and GAIN Fest Friday headliner Killitorous thrash the people in the pit!
We made it to McCabe’s Irish pub but by then, Dave Alxsndr was done for the night. And we were pooched!
SO. MUCH. MUSIC.
MUSIC LIVES in Guelph.