Royal City Beats - February 4-7
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Sunday's Help Haiti Concert benefitting the Red Cross includes performances by Kevin Breit & Ted Warren, Scott Merritt, Jane
Kind of a slow week for music in the city, but it’s punctuated by two major concerts on the weekend. To learn more, just scroll down.
Thursday February 4th
The Sleepless Nights
10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.
This Fab Five from Halifax are bringing their particular flavour of alt-rock on a tour through Ontario. Tonight’s stop is the Jazz in the Royal City. Fans of good, old fashioned Canadian garage rock will want to check out Sleepless Nights.
Friday February 5th
Run With The Kittens
11 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.
Hurray for regularity! The Kittens are back for their monthly Guelph gig, so if you haven’t already (upon my instance even), here’s another chance to see this talented Toronto pop rock band.
Saturday February 6th
4 p.m. Sleeman Centre, 50 Woolwich St.
The line-up includes Ani DiFranco, Hawksley Workman, Martin Sexton, Final Fantasy,
Basia Bulat and Woodhands. Additionally, unlike the summer Hillside Festival, tickets are still available for this concert, with student prices available from your CSA for $70 per seat. For more information about Hillside, head over to the Festival’s website here.
Sunday February 7th
Help Haiti Benefit
7 p.m. River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich St
Help raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti by buying a ticket to this musical cavalcade that’s heavy on the local talent. This line-up includes Kevin Breit & Ted Warren, Scott Merritt, Jane Bunnett, Dionne Brand, the University of Guelph Choirs, and The Guelph Music Revue which includes noted Guelph musicians like Craig Norris, Tannis Slimmon, and Ambre McLean. The goal is to raise $20,000 and all proceeds are going to the Canadian Red Cross. Again, for more information, check out the website.