Music Lives November 2013
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BATTLE OF THE BANDS GAIN MUSIC HOSTS AN EPIC THREE ROUND COMPETITION FOR LOCAL BANDS
ANDREW COOMBES GRAND ANALOG MAXIMUM RnR THE WILD FEATHERS IN MY COMA THE SHAKEDOWN
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PAGE OF CONTENTS 5 Grand Analog Show Review 6 GAIN Music’s Battle of the Bands 8 Underpaid and Underplayed 9 Music Monday: The Wild Feathers 10 November’s Event Calendar 13 From the Blog 14 Q&A with Maximum RnR 15 October’s Photo Gallery 16 Visiting with Andrew Coombes 18 November Music Reviews 19 Venue Listing
ON THIS PAGE Fans get ready for the next set at last year’s GAIN Music Festival. The Battle of the Bands competition will give one band a chance to play the festival in 2014. Photo courtesy of Austin Gibson.
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Creative Lead - Kelly Baker Content Lead - Aaron Dale Editor - Katy Butters Contributing Writer - Charlene LeBlanc Contributing Writer - Teresa Allaire Contributing Writer - Braden Phelan Photography - Austin Gibson Photography - Brandon Marsh On the Cover A happy audience from last year’s GAIN Music Festival. Photo courtesy of Austin Gibson. Friends and Supporters Music Lives would not be possible without the help and support of the fans and friends we have made. Thanks so much for all your help! Interested in joining our team? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to November’s edition of Music Lives. This month we have some awesome articles featuring shows that took place in October as well as previews of some of the bands that are hitting town in the following weeks. As always, we try and feature a wide variety of music to show the breadth of what music in this town is all about. We are also excited to announce that we have two official sponsors on board: JamSpots, a local jam hall that offers monthly rehearsal studios for rent, and Doogie’s and Pablo’s, an awesome downtown venue. Look for their ads in this magazine and check out these music supporting businesses! Cheers, Kelly, Aaron, and the Music Lives Team. ABOUT MUSIC LIVES Music Lives is dedicated to making sure that as many people as possible know that music will never die. The co-dependent relationship between music fans and performers thrives on communication. As music fans, we need to know WHERE live events are happening and WHO will be playing. Music Lives makes sure that happens.
GRAND ANALOG At Van Goghs EAR By Braden Saturday the 12th proved to be an exciting night to say the least. Grand Analog (Toronto, ON), supported by Word Burglar (Halifax, NS), Swamp Thing (Toronto, ON), and Elephant 12 (London, UK), rocked Van Gogh’s late into the night. Providing a danceable and moving array of tunes, the combination of acts left no beat undropped, and no rhyme unspat. Grand Analog – making their first appearance in Guelph since they played the Hillside Festival three years ago – managed to be just as great an act as before. With creative and catchy beats, melodies, and lyrics, they got the crowd moving in no time at all, drawing the audience in.
Just as the anticipation in the room hit critical mass, on came Grand Analog. Starting strong with a heavy and super catchy guitar riff, the band’s full sound was striking. Featuring an actual drum kit and keys, as well as your DJ set up, this band wasn’t messing around. First song featured a kazoo solo and managed to get the house on their feet. What struck me as a musician and critic was the originality and real thoughtful composition that went into making their beats. These weren’t just simple drum and bass, but included the aforementioned keys, as well as tasteful horn parts and vocal effects.
Seeing the mixture of musical styles in their playing, and genres in their influences, has also forced me to think differently about what exactly a genre is. Grand Analog is not your typical rap outfit. You can tell from listening to a couple tracks that there are some heavy reggae, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll influences in there that show through in a real groovy and tasteful way.
It may have taken them three years to return to Guelph, but I for one certainly hope they come back some time much sooner than that. Any show with them as a headliner is sure to be stellar, especially so if it has such brilliant and With an impressively tight live show, Grand Ana- promising supporting acts. It doesn’t matter Elephant 12 opened the night. Or at least, log wowed Van Gogh’s and did a phenomenal what kind of tastes you have, I guarantee that part of it did. Due to complications in their job of keeping their set from getting monotoyou can find something to love in Grand Anatransportation to Canada, their guitarist was nous. Never a dull moment. Stage banter was log’s sound. Just be sure to bring your dancing unfortunately unable to enter the country. The minimal and funny, without going into any shoes next time they come around. group, however, decided to continue regardless West-esque rant. The obvious and electric stage and rely more heavily on backing tracks. For an chemistry is perhaps due to the family ties in outfit that was down one third of its memberthe band (two members are brothers), perhaps Braden Phelan is a young local musician, writer, proship, Elephant 12 put on a rather good show because of years of practicing, performing, moter, and waiter. With a varied set of influences and and were still an entertaining group to watch, recording, and rocking. interests, he brings a unique mix to the table. Check despite a shorter set. With a sometimes heavier tone featuring distorted electric guitar, these As an admittedly inexperienced hip hop listener, out Braden’s music at bradenphelan.bandcamp.com. London boys brought a fresh sound to the mix this writer has been left impressed and excited and represented the United Kingdom well. to explore the scene in a more extensive way. The addictive energy and charisma that was Second to hit the stage was the rap trio known displayed by these artists has inspired me to as Swamp Thing. Consisting of Timbuktu, pay more attention to the local acts in a genre Chokeules, and Savilion, these three had good that is really showing some strong potential (as chemistry as a group and did an excellent job should you!). of playing off of each other both lyrically and in stage presence. At times leaving the stage and rapping in the crowd, it was obvious that the trio had no fear of performance or improvisation in their act. I would love to see the show these guys would put on if they were given a larger crowd or a headlining spot. The only solo performer of the night was next. Going under the title of Wordburglar, this solo rapper easily handled having only himself and his beat to rely on. Doing several freestyle tracks, Wordburglar’s on-the-spot creativity was certainly impressive and made for an entertaining act. At one point he asked the crowd for tidbits about their life or what they did that day so that he could weave the information into one of his pieces on the spot. If this act could put together a band with other performers of similar proficiency, he’d have a phenomenal group for sure. This guy needs to be noticed.
Gain Music’s Battle of the bands By Kelly If you haven’t heard by now, local promoters GAIN Music have announced that they will be running an epic Battle of the Bands competition for a spot in the GAIN Music Festival in 2014. We got the scoop from Nik Wever on the competition and what we can expect as fans from the bands that will be playing starting at the end of the month.
WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT The goal of the Battle of the Bands competition is to provide an opportunity for new bands to get a chance to play in front of a packed house and for GAIN to find new, fresh acts for the festival. Each year, the GAIN Music festival packs 10-15 bands into one amazing night of live music at Van Gogh’s Ear in Guelph. This year the festival will feature 13 bands, mostly local talent from Guelph and the surrounding area. GAIN tries hard to book new acts each year, so a Battle of the Bands competition is a great way for different groups to get exposure that might not have played in our lovely city before.
THE FORMAT If you haven’t experienced the Battle of the Bands format before, let me give you a bit of a breakdown: GAIN’s competition will run in three rounds and feature 12 bands in total. Once the registration is closed, GAIN will exercise their expertise to pick those 12 bands, and they will then be divided into three groups. Each band will get to play a 30-minute set to show their stuff. If the band is selected as the winner of their show, they advance to the next round. There will also be two wildcard picks from the first round, and one wildcard pick from the second round that will continue on to play again.
HOW TO WIN GAIN has set up some very cool criteria for winning your show. First, each band will be ranked on how many tickets they sell for their event. After all, bringing out your fans to the show is a huge key to success for an early stage band. Second, there will be an opportunity to vote at the show and online so that fans can participate in helping their favourite act win.
Finally, there will be an awesome expert panel of judges made up of some of the industry’s finest to rank each band on the night of their performance. Judges will be asked to rate the band on a number of different criteria, including professionalism, stage presence, musicianship, songwriting, and originality.
WHO CAN APPLY The format of the competition is really designed to give bands a chance to prove themselves to the audience, the judges, and to GAIN. To be on the festival bill, the bands will have to prove that they can bring out a crowd, play good music, and then do it again and again. All genres of music are encouraged to apply. GAIN recognizes that there is a wide variety of music represented in Guelph and the surrounding area. Whether you are a solo act, play with a 10 piece band, scream, sing or rap, there’s room for you in this competition (and ultimately in the festival). GAIN is hoping to showcase an awesome bunch of bands, regardless of genre. Those from out of town are also welcome to apply, but keep in mind that part of the voting is based on ticket sales, so you’ll need to bring your fan base with you! Here are the nights of the shows. If you apply, make sure you’re available for the following dates!
READY TO ROCK?
Round 1 November 29th, 2013 December 6th, 2013 December 13th, 2013 December 20th, 2013
If you are interested in participating in GAIN Music’s Battle of the Bands competition, you can register for consideration on their website at http://www.gainmusic.ca. Registration will run until the middle of the month, so make sure you sign up early. Again, the focus for the bands will be on Guelph and the surrounding area, but if you’re out of town, you can still apply! All genres of music are welcome, so don’t let anything hold you back. If you want a chance to play in front of a great audience, get some awesome feedback from professionals about your live show, and have a chance to win some amazing prizes, go register now. Know another band that you think fits the bill? Be sure to let them know about the competition.
Round 2 January 3rd, 2014 January 10th, 2014 Final Round January 31st, 2014
THE PRIZE And the best part? A grand prize of epic proportions:
Here’s the information you’ll need in order to apply:
Guaranteed place in the 2014 GAIN Music Festival Get the chance to play with some of the best acts from southwestern Ontario on an epic night that packs the three floors of Van Gogh’s Ear in Guelph.
1. What’s your band name?
$500 CASH Because who doesn’t need some cash? 10 hours of recording time from Dead Fly Records (deadflyrecords.com) Dead Fly Records has an amazing studio space outside of Guelph with state of the art equipment and the experience to back it up. The folks at Dead Fly have offered 10 hours of recording time as a huge part of the grand prize package. Featured article in Music Lives A feature about your band right here! Music Lives is proud to promote local talent to help them gain exposure. Brand spanking new website from Eleven Media Eleven Media is run by yours truly. We are a digital launch page for early stage bands. We know the music industry and can create some pretty killer websites to help promote you online and take your band to the next level. As if this prize wasn’t big enough, there are also a few perks that are yet to be announced.
2. Where are you from? 3. Who’s your representative (You can just pick someone from the band) and how can GAIN contact them? 4. Have you ever played Guelph before and if so, where did you play and who booked your show? 5. How did you hear about GAIN Festival? 6. What’s your band’s biography? 7. Do you have any links on the web? Social media or website? Once you get the information together, head over to http://www.gainmusic.ca/battle-of-the-bands/ and fill out the form. Good luck to all the bands out there and I’ll see you on the first night of round one on the 29th at Van Gogh’s to hear what this city has to offer!
UnderpL ayed & underpaid By Kelly Underplayed and Underpaid is a radio show that runs weekly on the Guelph campus radio station CFRU 93.3. The show’s host is Bryan McNeill, a Guelph resident, intense music fan, and all around good guy. I caught up with Bryan to get some background on the show which you can hear Monday afternoons! ML: How long have you been doing Underpaid and Underplayed? BM: It’s actually Underplayed & Underpaid, to which many a long argument ensued with the original founders. Blood was shed. A TV series worth of events unravelled, but it stands as it is because I won. Haha. My first show was January 24th 2011 when I interviewed Paul MacLeod in front of the Sun Sun’s restaurant. It was a great interview and very informative. I learn a lot from Paul and it has helped me come up with relevant questions for musicians over the past 2 and a half years. ML: What’s the main focus of the show? What are you hoping that listeners will get from the show? BM: The focus of the community radio show is to promote local talent of all ages from A to Z. Touring local. From music to spoken-word to comedy. It’s an avenue to express and outlet creativity, and I hope I am reaching a broad enough base to get out to the talent that is abundant here in my wonderful home town. If you are ready to perform and are looking for free promotion, you can contact me at email@example.com and we can see about setting something up! I hope that listeners can gain a sense of these artists’ personalities and also what they are going through at whichever stage they’re at in their musical careers. Anything from gear to vocal tips, or more-so interesting experiences that make for interesting stories. Every musician who has toured has at least one! ML: What are some of your most memorable moments from hosting the show? BM: Most memorable? There’s so many! Hmm.. one interview where I interviewed Nate Mills from Run with the Kittens and I didn’t even have the H2 recorder turned on was so funny, but none of it was caught on tape. A similar thing happened when I interviewed Toronto Rapper D-Sisive at the Ebar. Also hanging with The Stanfields is always awesome! (U) the band’s CFRU appearances are always memorable and hilarious. Wakeless, Mandroid EchoStar, Arkham Awaits, Islands & Empires were all memorable! Gord Deppe was my first call-in interview, Pete MacAuley from Teenage Head in the station was pretty cool, too. Oh, and of course, The Nasties are always a lot of fun. Early on, Dylan Dawson from Badlands Music got me an interview with Unleash the Archers before they played a Monday night show at Club Vinyl with Dayglo Abortions. It was memorable as I had half the band sitting on the floor because I couldn’t find enough chairs! The Matchup and Swissknife was memorable too. They played The Red Papaya AND open stage at the Jimmy Jazz the night before and slept at Uncle Anus’s place... and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
ML: Who would you say is your most famous guest that you’ve ever interviewed? BM: Oh, gee...I’d have to say Roly Greenway is my most famous guest so far. He used to rub shoulders with the big names in music! His band CROWBAR was the first Canadian rock band to really make a mark on the international stage. He told me about his ex-girlfriend Maggie who ended up marrying Pierre Trudeau, and a whole bunch of really cool stories off-the-air. It was a surreal experience to meet him and now we’re friendly. I was calling him “Rawly” instead of “Roly” and he was so cool about it. It was awesome to learn about how the Guelph music scene has evolved over the years! I have to thank Jim Hare for that one. ML: Give us the details: when can people listen to the show? BM: People can listen to the show live every Monday from 6:05 to 7pm on 93.3fm in Guelph or the shows can be streamed live at www.cfru.ca. You can listen to the archived shows there any time you wish. You can visit the Underplayed & Underpaid Facebook page and give it a ‘Like’, then open the note that lists all the artists that I’ve had on the show chronologically. You may just be surprised at who’s listed. You can also contact me there. Thanks for asking!
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Music Monday : The Wild Feathers by Teresa Between interviews, online submissions and press packages, this tour manager has filled out a couple band biographies in her day. They usually consist of the same stagnant questions asking you to sum up the entire band on a line that has room for about 11 words. Somewhere towards the bottom there is always, always the dreaded question “Who are your musical influences?” It’s a tough question to answer because whatever you put down will automatically be compared to your current sound and categorize you. Saying you’re influenced by a certain someone can be a tough thing. You want the world to know that this person made something that helped you be who you are today, but never that you’re trying to emulate them. So how do you allow yourself to recognize your influence? Where does paying homage to a group or genre stop and how do you emerge from it and bring something new to the game? It’s a tough balance, one that I’m sure you could recognize if someone is doing it wrong. It’s probably not fully on purpose, sometimes people just love a band so much that they end up sounding a little like them. But anyone who frequents live shows can tell you about a time when they caught a new act and found themselves saying, “These guys sound a lot like_______. Wait, is this a cover band?” It happens all the time, and I think learning the balance between influence and tribute is an true art, especially since most of my favourite music comes from the eras of long ago.
So today I’d like to introduce you to my favourite new Da Vincis of this difficult art form, The Wild Feathers. In every piece of press I have read about these guys they seem to be compared to someone else. Petty, The Band, The Eagles, Neil Young, basically any great American rocker of the 60s or 70s has been listed on every article they’ve been mentioned in, or the fact that they’ve opened for Bob Dylan. It’s like one big name-dropping party out there when it comes to writing about these guys. They are certainly part of this great revival of Americana spirit rock that I am just in love with, but there’s so much that sets them apart from their predecessors.
They are certainly part of this great revival of Americana spirit rock that I am just in love with, but there’s so much that sets them apart from their predecessors. I got their album late last week and was so happily surprised to love the whole thing. Full-bodied, rich harmonies are the star of it, each of its four vocalists have a different variance of raw, powerful voices. From start to finish, I have no complaints. (Okay, the writer in me has one complaint regarding the lack of biography info available on the interweb about these guys.
If TWF are reading this, call me, I’ll write it for you. I know the important questions to answer. For instance, who is that darling blond bearded fellow that comes in at 4:30 – aka the best part of the song – on “The Ceiling”? What’s his name? More importantly, can he come sing to me at my house?) “The Ceiling” is their single and for good reason. It’s the song I’ve been getting ready with in the morning; it’s just enough to pep me up without feeling like a bad alarm clock. My second favourite is “Hard Wind”. It’s the type of song that makes me want to put on my beat-up cowboy boots and go kick some ass. We all owe a debt of gratitude to the people who came before us, the ones who took the road less travelled and paved the roads we stand on. It’s important to not forget that. But it’s more important to realize that the best way to say thank you is to go out in the world and create something new, to take that road even farther. I think that’s what these boys have done perfectly and I’m betting that one day in the not-so-distant future, some new band is going to get asked, “Who are your musical influences?” and they will answer “The Wild Feathers.” Teresa is a traveler, writer, and nutritionist. She is always on the road and has a passion for live music. She has her home base in Guelph and posts her thoughts on music every monday on the Music Lives blog. Read more Music Monday posts from Teresa at http://www.musiclives.ca/author/teresa/
MUSIC LIVES EVENT CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 2013 FRI
Run With The Kittens at Jimmy Jazz Music at 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ GAIN Music hosts (U) the Band, Teenage Kicks, Waterbodies & Oxford Blue at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 9:30 p.m. $8 advanced / $10 doors. All ages & licensed Kaleidoscope Promotions hosts Hannah Georgas with Sam Cash & the Romantic Dogs at Dublin St United Church Doors at 7:30 p.m. Music at 8:00 p.m. Advance tickets $18. All Ages. The Hot Karls at Doogie’s Guelph Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ indigo riff’s final hurrah at Manhattans Check the site for details. October Sky and TBA at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ The Test Icicles at Doogie’s Guelph Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Nathan Coles hosts Open Stage at Jimmy Jazz Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Double D Sundays with Dee & Dave at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Open Stage with Dave Huber at Doogie’s Guelph Music around 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Paul MacLeod at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ CFRU 93.3 hosts Underplayed & Underpaid 6:00 p.m. Tune into CRFU 93.3 Harry & Kent Sidewalk Revival Mondays at Red Papaya Guelph Music at 7:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Matty P at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Ambre McLean hosts Birds On A Wire at The eBar Check the site for details.
Danielle Todd at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 8:00 p.m. Free event. All ages & licensed Music Lives hosts Name That Tune at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ GAIN Music hosts Bowjia with Dent and Beverly at The eBar Doors at 9:30 p.m. $8 / pwyc at doors. All ages & licensed Mike Something at Doogie’s Guelph Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Pinball Sessions hosts The Matinee Residency featuring Smokekiller at Van Gogh’s Ear Doors at 10:30 p.m. 10$ / pwyc at the door. All ages & licensed Ginger St. James and TBA at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ patricia duffy duo at Manhattans Check the site for details. The City Boys at Doogie’s Guelph Doors after 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. $3 cover. 19+ GAIN Music hosts Among Millions at Van Gogh’s Ear Check the site for details. GAIN Music hosts Wakeless with Quiet Lakes, Teleportoise and Jamsquid at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 9:30 p.m. $8 advanced / $10 at doors. All ages & licensed Tyson & His Gameboy and TBA at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Badlands Music hosts The Good for Naughts CD Release with Lowlands and Cardboard Nationals at Vinyl Doors at 6:30 p.m. $10 at the door. 19+ Kazoo! hosts Kazoo! #171: RICHARD LAVIOLETTE & THE GLITTER BOMBS, LIGHT FIRES, and SO YOUNG at A.N.A.F. Club 344 Doors at 9:30 p.m. $10 / pwyc at the door. 19+ Jeff & Groovy at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. $3 cover. 19+. Mark Linskey and Harry AKA Midnight Rider at Baker Street Station Music at 8:30 p.m. $10 / pwyc.
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Nathan Coles hosts Open Stage at Jimmy Jazz Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Double D Sundays with Dee & Dave at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Open Stage with Dave Huber at Doogie’s Guelph Music around 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Paul MacLeod at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ CFRU 93.3 hosts Underplayed & Underpaid 6:00 p.m. Tune into CRFU 93.3 Harry & Kent Sidewalk Revival Mondays at Red Papaya Guelph Music at 7:00 p.m. Free event. 19+
Matty P at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+
Danielle Todd at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 8:00 p.m. Free event. All ages & licensed Fortnight Music & Riverfest hosts Cuff the Duke with Odd Years and Dani Nash at eBar Doors at 9:30. BUY TICKETS FROM MUSIC LIVES $15 at the door. All ages & licensed Music Lives hosts Name That Tune at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Mike Something at Doogie’s Guelph Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Pinball Sessions hosts The Matinee Residency at Van Gogh’s Ear Doors at 10:30 p.m. 10$ / pwyc at the door. All ages & licensed The Standstills and TBA at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Ian Andrews and the Smokin’ Scoundrels at Red Papaya Guelph Check the site for details. Badlands Music hosts Cunter & Maximum RnR at Vinyl Doors at 6:30 p.m. $8 advanced and $12 doors. 19+ GAIN Music hosts The Medicine Hat, Tear Away Tusa, Stable Table & Safe as Houses at Van Gogh’s Ear Check the site for details.
The Hot Karls at Doogie’s Guelph Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+
GAIN Music hosts The Stanfields with The Town Heroes, Barrett’s Privates and Pioneer Video at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 9:30 p.m. $8 advanced / $10 doors. 19+ parker abbott trio at Manhattans Check the site for details. Kronik Noize hosts Live Metal Night at Red Papaya Guelph Doors at 9:30 p.m. Bands at 10:00 p.m. $8 / pwyc at the doors. All ages & licensed The Test Icicles at Doogie’s Guelph Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Eleven... presents TBA at Jimmy Jazz Check the site for details. Fortnight Music hosts Wax Mannequin at The Cornerstone Music at 9:30 p.m. PWYC. All ages & licensed Fortnight Music hosts Evening Hymns with Andy Shauf at eBar Doors at 9:30 p.m. BUY TICKETS FROM MUSIC LIVES $10 advanced / $12 doors. All ages & licensed Nathan Coles hosts Open Stage at Jimmy Jazz Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Sunday Funday w/ Mark & Nic at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 10:30 p.m. Free event. 19+ Double D Sundays with Dee & Dave at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Open Stage with Dave Huber at Doogie’s Guelph Music around 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Paul MacLeod at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ CFRU 93.3 hosts Underplayed & Underpaid 6:00 p.m. Tune into CRFU 93.3 Harry & Kent Sidewalk Revival Mondays at Red Papaya Guelph Music at 7:00 p.m. Free event. 19+
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MUSIC LIVES EVENT CALENDAR: october 2013 continued TUES
Matty P at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8pm. Music after 10pm. Free event. 19+
GAIN Music hosts Courage My Love and Crystalyne at Van Gogh’s Ear 9:30 p.m. $10 advanced / $15 at doors. All ages & licensed Music Lives hosts Name That Tune at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Mike Something at Doogie’s Guelph Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Pinball Sessions hosts The Matinee Residency at Van Gogh’s Ear Doors at 10:30 p.m. 10$ / pwyc at the door. All ages & licensed Fortnight Music hosts The Strumbellas and The Walkervilles at eBar Check the site for details. Pinball Sessions hosts Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five at Van Gogh’s Ear Doors at 9:30 p.m. $10 / pwyc at the door. All Ages & licensed Scrambled Leggs at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. $3 cover. 19+ LumberJunk at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ sean bray’s peach trio at Manhattans Check the site for details. Romeo Sex Fighter at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. $3 cover. 19+ Reggae Massive hosts Fountain Steppers and House Of David Gang at Van Gogh’s Ear Doors at 10:00 p.m. $7/$5 Students. 19+ Kazoo Presents TBA at Jimmy Jazz Check the site for details. Fortnight Music hosts Dan Griffin & the Regrets with Donovan Woods and Gordon Auld at eBar Doors at 8:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS FROM MUSIC LIVES $10. All ages & licensed Nathan Coles hosts Open Stage at Jimmy Jazz Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Sunday Funday w/ Mark & Nic at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 10:30 p.m. Free event. 19+
Double D Sundays with Dee & Dave at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music at 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+
Open Stage with Dave Huber at Doogie’s Guelph Music around 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Paul MacLeod at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ CFRU 93.3 hosts Underplayed & Underpaid 6:00 p.m. Tune into CRFU 93.3 Harry & Kent Sidewalk Revival Mondays at Red Papaya Guelph Music at 7:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Matty P at Doogie’s Guelph Doors at 8pm. Music after 10pm. Free event. 19+
Danielle Todd at Van Gogh’s Ear Music at 8:00 p.m. Free event. All ages & licensed Music Lives hosts Name That Tune at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Mike Something at Doogie’s Guelph Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Pinball Sessions hosts The Matinee Residency at Van Gogh’s Ear Doors at 10:30 p.m. 10$ / pwyc at the door. All ages & licensed Cellos & TBA at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 11:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ The Hot Karls at Doogie’s Guelph Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ The Test Icicles at Doogie’s Guelph Music at 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+ Blue Demons & the Greasemarks at Jimmy Jazz Doors at 8:00 p.m. Music after 10:00 p.m. Free event. 19+
FROM THE BLOG: Bits & Pieces FROM THE MONTH Let’s talk about sex, baby
My Very Favorite Song
Guelph Music Club – Pick Two ’74-’83
I remember being fascinated by the transition of taboo in music when I was growing up. I remember the first time hearing ‘sh*t’ on the radio. I remember the subtle, gradual descent of so called ‘naughty’ language in lyrics. I remember how rocked the world was when Madonna got up on stage and sang and danced about sex in an explicit manner; it was so unheard of at the time that the whole world talked about it for weeks (we still do!). When I was young, talking about sex in a song was usually implied, but never implicitly stated.
Most people who are heavily into music would be aghast if you ever asked them what their favorite song is. They get all Shakespearean on you and say something ridiculous like ‘I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens!‘ or ’you cannot possibly love the intricacies music if you have an absolute favorite song’. I’ve been asked if I had a number one song before, and people are always surprised when I answer yes. I have almost 50,000 songs in my collection, and within that anthology is the song that I would take with me if I could only take one to a deserted island : Crash into me by The Dave Matthews Band.
So it seems like the Guelph Music Club has discovered the decade where the Winter of my discontent began. One of the other albums I listen to every year, alone, in the dark, on my birthday, is Pink Floyd‘s Wish You Were Here. Like many Pink Floyd albums, each side plays almost seamlessly from song to song with almost no indication as to when one song ends and another begins. This is true for the opening five parts of “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”. An apparent tribute to former member and now late, Syd Barrett, who apparently did too much acid and went crazy…Or something like that.
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Q&A with Maximum RNR By Chuck Self-described as “ham fisted rock ‘n’ roll skirting the boundaries of punk, metal and hardcore” Toronto-based Maximum RNR has been around the block. With roughly 400 shows under their belt, this punk rock juggernaut shows no signs of slowing. Armed with a DIY attitude, Maximum RNR does everything on their own terms, and their live show is proof they have a hell of a lot of fun doing it! The band recently released “Rough Side of the Dial,” a 12-minute ear assault that stays true to their roots while blending in a few new sounds. We caught up with lead guitarist Keith Carmen (now a resident of Wellington County!) to bring you this Q&A. Be sure to catch Maximum RNR Friday, November 15 at Vinyl with Kill Sid, The Nasties, and Cunter! ML: How long has the band been together? Can you give us a brief history? KC: The band actually started as Maximum RNB circa 1999 (yikes!) when K.K. Mauronik and I met a Bob Log III show in Toronto. We were on that path until 2002 when we grew weary of people not understanding that our name was a Who reference and kept booking us with actual R&B acts. That, and we switched to a new singer. It was the perfect time to trade in the Who homage to one for the Punk Rock Bible via Maximum RNR. Since then, we’ve been pushing our version of punk rock ‘n’ roll as much as possible.
KC: A rotating lineup is understandable as people’s lives change. Still, we’ve never regretted anyone that’s helped us along the way. They add their personal stamp to our sound/style. Moreover, if they need to go, it’s for the best. It doesn’t drag the band as a whole down. That said, Brent and Curt are actually getting pretty long-in-the-tooth with us! Their energy, spirit and vitality has been nothing less than a boost-or kick in the ass-to us geezers. Musically though, they have this awesome combination of fun and aggressive that’s a real riot. ML: With so many shows under your belt, is it possible to pick a favourite gig? KC: Yeah, I think we’re hovering around 400 as MRNR but there are still the highlights. They range from silly stuff like seeing Mauronik have to boot a guy in the chest in Winnipeg so the cat didn’t throw a monitor on him (dude was a little too excited) to performing at Rebellion, the largest European punk rock festival. Seeing a chunk of some 20,000 dyed-in-the-wool punks lose it for five stinky Canucks is incomparable. You’re thinking, “Who’s the idiot that thought bringing us losers here was a good idea?”
ML: Are there any musical influences that all members of the band share? KC: Too many! We’re all great fans of classic punk and metal bands as well as some of the overshadowed acts around the globe. Still, we’re all always in the mood for stuff like Hellacopters, Zeke, Supersuckers and Hookers while also championing the homegrown talent that inspired us to make our own noise: DOA, NoMeansNo, SNFU, Razor, Sacrifice...I’ll stop there so it’s not a tirade. ML: Anyone who’s seen a Maximum RNR show knows that there’s a tonne of energy up on that stage. Is your stage show something you’ve consciously cultivated, or is it more organic? KC: There’s not really a lot going through our heads when we play live, to be honest. It might be loud, sweaty and we’re all running around, freaking out but it’s a pretty Zen situation. We’re in that moment and going with the flow. The only real mandate is to be true to that 13 year-old version of ourselves that picked up an instrument and said, “If I ever get to play a concert, I’ll give everything I’ve got!” How would the teenage you react? They’d go ape shit...and be pretty upset at the adult you if you were staring at your feet or whining about how many people are/aren’t there. Treat every show like it’s your last!
ML: You recently did a short tour in Europe. Can you give us a taste of what that was like? How do the crowds in North America and Europe differ? KC: This European stint was our fourth overall and it just keeps getting better. People there are uninhibited. They’re outspoken if they like you. They’re outspoken if they don’t like you. Either way though, they’re not afraid to have a great time at a show. From the interesting sights to genuine music fans and amazing beer, it really is another world. That said, it is always great to be on home turf where people have been supporting you for...too long. ML: Maximum RNR, like so many bands, has been plagued with member changes over the years. What do you feel Brent and Curtis (your newest members) bring to the band today?
KC: The process actually varies. Mauronik is a completest, bringing in complete songs with every nuance addressed. It “decomposes” from that point to myself bringing in riffs and going, “Uh...I was thinking of something like this,” and waiting for input to drummer Mike Childs humming out a pattern while I ham-fist through it until playing what he hears in his head. That’s essentially how the Rough Side tracks came together: organized chaos.
ML: What’s up for the future for Maximum RNR?
ML: How did the tracks for the new album “Rough Side of the Dial” come together? What’s Maximum RNR’s writing process like?
KC: Bickering. Or trying not to, ha! We’re back in to our groove of the Ontario/Quebec circuit for a spell and looking to get back out across Canada post-winter. That is, unless the Euros let us back, hint hint. Photos courtesy of: www.jezkeefephotography. com
OCTOBEr photo gallery
Mark and Nic at Van Gogh’s Ear
Josh Gabriel at Jimmy Jazz
Kill Sid at the Red Papaya
The Nasties at Van Gogh’s Ear
VISITNG with andrew coombes By Kelly Over the month of October, Andrew Coombes played a residency at Van Gogh’s Ear while he was visiting home after relocating to the west coast. I caught up with him to learn about his travels and new EP Into the Wild. ML: What’s the history of “Andrew Coombes” as a solo artist? What bands have you been in and how have they contributed to you as an artist? AC: I started out playing guitar with Beautiful Senseless from 2001-2004. During that time, I started writing songs with the band and began getting used to singing in front of people. It was something I had always done since I was a kid, but never in front of more than a handful of people. My stage fright was so bad back then, I would sit in the back of the stage next to Steve (the drummer) with a hat on to cover my face. By our last show as Beautiful Senseless in 2004, I was able to play a few songs in front of a crowd without too much shakiness. The next six years after that saw a lot of personal and musical growth; all of which consisted of partnerships with Paul Farmer and Steve Hamilton from Beautiful Senseless. I could never find one band name I liked, so we went by a few; Greenhouse, Named By Saints, and Noise and the Ghost. After struggling for years to find the best way to present my music, doing it alone seemed to be the best choice; no one to frustrate, disappoint, or pressure but myself. I moved to Vancouver on New Years Eve 2012 and I’ve been working with a songwriting partner for the past year. She’s been a great support in getting this thing off the ground. ML: How has your move to Vancouver changed your music? What would you say the biggest difference is between being a musician in Vancouver and being a musician in Guelph or Toronto? AC: Moving to Vancouver was always seen as a challenge for me. I wasn’t driving myself in a positive direction in Ontario. I never tried to “break into” the Toronto music scene. Toronto always gave me a sense of urgency and fret. In Vancouver, I feel more of a push toward being productive in the writing process. I don’t feel I need to constantly be in the ON position and can find comfort in working on songs until I feel they are closer to completion. The music scene in Vancouver is different than Toronto, there’s no doubt in that, but both have a very strong presence in the music community. I just feel Vancouver suits my introverted personality well. The main difficulty with the Vancouver music scene is keeping the venues alive. I’ve only been there almost two years and already I’ve seen two major music venues close their doors, with others being threatened with the same fate. Little guys like me are in the back of coffee houses or pubs, which is perfect for me at this point to be quite honest, and there is no shortage of coffee shops or pubs.
ML: Congrats on the EP release! You mentioned that it was hard to finish up. What was holding you back? AC: Thanks! I have a hard time feeling satisfied with how a song sounds after being recorded. When I left Guelph, I had a plan to record my first solo full length album; one song per month of my first year in Vancouver. I quickly became lazy with such a relaxed proposition. Then, as fate would have it, my computer “misplaced” my music files. I was back at square one. Shortly after that, the album’s working title was mirrored by another local artist. I’m the type of person that tries to see the signs in things; all things pointed to “not this”. I spent the rest of the year writing new songs, rehashing old ones, and letting my mind go free without worrying about a deadline. I went into a couple studios during the past year to try to get some demos completed. They were well done, but not what I was looking for. I had planned on coming back to Ontario around this time mainly for a vacation, and it quickly turned into a working vacation. I planned on recording at a friends’ house studio while here. Oddly enough, I work best with unrealistic deadlines. The friend I had come to record with is amazing to work with and we recorded the EP the first day I got to Guelph with mixing and mastering being complete within the next 4 days.
17 You can “like” Andrew Coombes on Facebook at facebook.com/ AndrewCoombesMusic or check out his new EP Into the Wild at andrewcoombes.bandcamp.com. ML: You’ve talked about this EP as a “continuous album”. What exactly does that mean and why did you decide to take a different approach in releasing this album? AC: When I was living in Guelph, I recorded the same songs multiple times, re-releasing them on new albums. I always listen back to my old albums and feel very uncomfortable with how they turn out, like something’s missing or shouldn’t be there. This continuous album idea is a kind of moderator to allow me the time to let something breathe and grow, yet still be available for people to listen to and help create my audience. The way it works is similar to that of all these “updates” we have to download to use our Apple products, or how Facebook changes the appearance of their site; all the while, it is still in essence the same product. What I plan to do with this EP is send free “updates” to those who have purchased the album consisting of new instrumentation and additional vocals to the existing tracks. For those that enjoy the singer-songwriter just-a-guy-and-hisguitar approach, you can keep listening to that album. If you enjoy a little stomp and banjo, you can update the album as it changes. ML: What are your plans from here? AC: I absolutely loved being back in Guelph for the last couple weeks. This is my home. I plan to come here every year – maybe around this time as it’s so beautiful – for some more touring, next time with advanced planning so there can be more of an Ontarian spread. When I get back to Vancouver, it’s time to get applications in for next year’s summer festivals and get more shows booked up to keep me busy. Recording and writing will always be happening, and I’ll get the next “update” on the EP out within the next month. The main thing I’m trying to do is build my audience. It’s been a daunting task trying to wrap my head around how much social media plays in the building of an artist nowadays. In order to get more shows, I need to increase the number of followers and likes in my media portfolio. So, from here, it’s self promotion, an area I’ve only recently begun to be comfortable with. “Please, like me” is not something so easily said. But, please “like” me anyway!
“The music scene in Vancouver is different than Toronto, there’s no doubt in that, but both have a very strong presence in the music community. I just feel Vancouver suits my introverted personality well.”
NOVEMBEr MUSIC REVIEWS Magnets and Miracles by In Into the Wild by Andrew My Coma by Aaron Coombes by Kelly
Electric Eclectic by The Shakedown by Aaron
Sometimes I get a preconceived idea of what a band is going to sound like based on their look. If you looked at In My Coma at a show you’d think they have really put some time into their look and stage presence. They put on a great live show and present themselves in a way that you can tell they’ve been thoughtful when trying to create a full visual experience for the people at their shows. The way they perform live is entertaining to watch and from their hair to their shoes, In My Coma have “the look” for the stage down pat. In My Coma were kind enough to advance us a copy of their debut album Magnets & Miracles and I was expecting an album much different.
When a band breaks up, it can be like losing a part of you. Staying in touch with the musicians in that band becomes harder, especially when they aren’t from Guelph. Finding out that a pair of musicians from the original band are still writing together when you run into them at a show is exciting but almost a tease while you wait for the new band’s material to make it into the studio and then finally to CD. This is exactly the case for me when it came to The Shakedown’s debut EP, Electric Eclectic. I’ve got to give them credit. The boys didn’t keep me waiting long for new material after The Sweet Mack’s farewell.
Instead of breaking down the album track by track like I quite often do, I can’t. This album is as long as it is seamless. At 15 tracks and 52 minutes long, In My Coma have given you more music than you’re gonna get from any of your favourite indie bands at the moment. Also worth a mention is that there isn’t much filler here either. Every song has its role, played in an order and which are diverse enough to keep the listener interested. The production and sound is great throughout Magnets & Miracles and you never get bombarded with any kind of repetitiveness. High school me would have loved this record, but grown up me (I use this term loosely) loves that it came out now. Pulling influences from a place in time between 1980s Brit-pop, goth and synth music that I can now appreciate, and 1990s alternative and industrial, which I grew up listening to, gave me an emotional attachment first time through the record. There are aspects of this record for the casual listener but after a few listens it speaks to that darker place where I quite often spend my days alone. The truth is that In My Coma’s Magnets & Miracles is one of the most daring debut albums I’ve ever heard and it’s comforting to know I have some company. Check out In My Coma online: http://inmycoma.com/home
Andrew Coombes is a Guelph native who recently relocated to Vancouver. The move helped him reframe his music and pursue his passion. The result is his first solo EP, Into the Wild, a beautifully crafted 6 track release that shows you how a real singer-songwriter can create a full sound with meaningful and captivating lyrics and solid acoustic guitar riffs. With Into the Wild, Coombes has created a simplicity in his music. There is purity and passion throughout Coombes’ first EP. Into the Wild leads in with the EP’s title track which gives you a good taste of how the rest of the album will follow. The lilting guitar riff blends so well with the powerful but gentle vocals and creates a well seasoned sound. That sound continues on What Kind of Fool, a beautiful track that has an introspective feel. Life on Two Rails slows things down a bit and I feel like there’s a bit more focus on the vocals that make you pay more attention to Coombes’ lyrics. More Than One and Tear Them Apart turn back to the guitar than the vocals, using full chords to create a rich sound. I love the contrast on these two tracks between the verses and chorus. Finally, Vann Einmana Hjarta (which translates from Arabic to Worked Lonely Heart) carries me off on a final journey and leaves me wanting to hear more. Over all, I feel much about this EP as I do about the soundtrack from the french movie Amelie. A friend once explained that you either love that soundtrack or you don’t get it and the only way you get it is if you secretly dream of moving into a one room flat in Paris and having amazing adventures with strangers. If anyone ever decides to make a movie about an attractive single woman living in a small flat in Vancouver, I would recommend getting in touch with Andrew Coombes for the soundtrack. It’s lilting tone, smooth melodies, and haunting vocals would create the perfect atmosphere for an arts film. To learn more about Andrew Coombes, check out his Q&A on page 9, or visit http://andrewcoombes.bandcamp.com/
“Heart So Strong” opens the EP with a piano and a funky bass driven song. The effects on the guitar soar over the chorus with a complex but smooth vibe. You’re tapping your toes already. With a harpsichord sound you haven’t heard in a while and the very sing-a-longable chorus “Hurricane” is one of the more interesting and refreshing songs on the Electric Eclectic. The guitar work and tone on “The Love We Make” has a sound that you could have heard from Edge in the late 80s with lyrics that will tug at your heart strings a bit. The Shakedown do some great storytelling in “The Runaways.” A story of loss but also of determination and belief. My favourite track “Holding On” is a sad song, as most of my favourites are, about giving up on a love that just isn’t working out. I love the doo-wop style of this song. “Holding On” could have come out in the 50s and fit right in with the best doo-wop ballads of the time. Electric Eclectic is everything a great debut EP should be. You can hear the skill and the catalogue of influences that The Shakedown possess. Ranging from country, to doo-wop, classic and 90s rock. The Shakedown have introduced themselves with songs that are sometimes thoughtful, fun, somber, or danceable without spreading themselves too thin. This fan of The Shakedown is glad they they didn’t make me wait too long. Check out the The Shakedown online: https://twitter.com/TheShakedownTO https://www.facebook.com/TheShakedownTO
Venue Listing 1. Albion Hotel 49 Norfolk Street (519) 821-7125, http://www.thealbionhotel.ca
13. NV Restaurant and Lounge 16 Wyndham Street North (519) 827-1064 http://nvlounge.ca/
17. The Sip Club 91 Wyndham Street North (519) 265-1964 http://www.sipclub.ca/
2. ANAF Club 344 32 Gordon Street (519) 822-0380 http://www.musiclives.ca/venues/a-n-a-fclub-344/
14. The Red Brick Cafe 8 Douglas Street (519) 836-1126 http://redbrickcafe.ca/
18. The Sleeman Centre 50 Woolwich Street (519) 822-4900 http://guelph.ca/venue/sleeman-centre/
15. The Red Papaya 55 Wyndham Street North (519) 230-3255 http://www.musiclives.ca/venues/red-papaya-guelph/
The Stampede Ranch 226 Woodlawn Road West (519) 822-1358 http://stampederanchguelph.ca/
3. The Arena 96 Gordon Street (519) 763-1821 http://www.thearenabarguelph.com/
Regal Road Studios 31 Regal Road (519) 760-2333
19. Van Gogh’s Ear 10 Wyndham Street North (519) 821-9864 http://www.vangoghsear.ca/
5. The Cornerstone 1 Wyndham Street North (519) 827-0145
16. River Run Centre 35 Woolwich Street (519) 763-3000 http://riverrun.ca/
20. Vinyl 52 Macdonell Street (519) 767-1694 http://www.vinyljimmyjazz.com/
6. Doogies and Pablos 37 Wyndham Street North (519) 823-9993 http://www.doogiesguelph.com/
Shakespeare Arms 35 Harvard Road (519) 767-6003 http://shakespearearms.ca/
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7. The eBar 41 Quebec Street (519) 821-3311 http://www.bookshelf.ca/ebar.html
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4. Bobby O’Briens 90 Macdonell Street (519) 763-0043 http://www.bobbyobriens.com/
8. Frank and Steins 12 Wyndham Street North (519) 763-8666 http://www.frankandsteins.ca/ 9. Guelph Concert Theatre 166 Wyndham Street North (519) 836-1531 http://guelphconcerttheatre.ca/ 10. Jimmy Jazz 52 Macdonell Street (519) 767-1694 http://www.vinyljimmyjazz.com/ 11. Magnolia Cafe 88 Yarmouth Street (519) 766-4663 http://www.magnoliacatering.ca/ Mahoney’s 259 Grange Road (519) 265-7997 Manhattan’s Pizza Bistro and Music Club 951 Gordon Street (519) 767-2440 http://manhattans.ca/ 12. McCabe’s 9 Wyndham Street North (519) 836-3400 http://www.mccabesirishpub.ca/Guelph/