Royal City Beats - January 21-24

Thursday, January 21, 2010

  • The Sadies join Ladies of the Canyon at Dublin Street for a Friday night concert.

    The Sadies join Ladies of the Canyon at Dublin Street for a Friday night concert.

Written by Adam Donaldson

Don’t let the January blahs get you down because this is a pretty rockin’ week for music in Guelph.


Thursday January 21st

The Trailer Park Boys’ Randy and Mr. Lahey with Creeper

7 pm, Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St.

Show a little hometown pride by welcoming TPB’s Randy (Pat Roach) and Mr. Lahey (John Dunsworth) back to the Royal City. Once upon a time, Dunsworth was a student at the U of G, though sadly he never graduated. (There’s always the possibility of an honorary degree). Stick around afterward for Creeper, a great local cover band comprised members from Arise and Ruin, Time the Destroyer and The Ambre McLean Band.


Friday January 22nd

Ambush!, Anneliese, The Twin, The Intake Of Glass & Beyond A Broken World

7 pm, Shadow, 72 Macdonell St.

Another week, another hardcore early show at Shadow. They  Ambush!, Toronto’s Anneliese, Cambridge metal acts The Twin and The Intake Of Glass and Guelph’s own punks Beyond A Broken World.

Tannis Slimmon

8 pm, River Run Centre Co-operators Hall, 35 Woolwich St.

Guelph folk music institution Tannis Slimmon seems to already have a busy year ahead of her. This week she’s part of the Borealis Music Series, a weekly concert featuring singers from across Canada sponsored by the Borealis Grille & Bar. The Co-operators Hall is the perfect venue for small and intimate performance, which, if you’re familiar with Slimmon’s music, is a real plus.

The Sadies & Ladies of the Canyon

8 pm, Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St W

The Sadies are back, having toured with The Handsome Family and Magnolia Electric Co in Spain last October. Tonight at Dublin United, they cross paths with the female four-piece Ladies of the Canyon from Montreal, who are currently on a four-stop tour of Ontario. Tickets are available at Ground Floor Music (Quebec St.)

Dress Rehearsal

11 pm, Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St

Tonight at Jazz rock out indie style with Toronto’s Dress Rehearsal. If you’ve never heard the band before, you can download their first album, Green & Honey, on iTunes.


Saturday January 23rd

Rainbow Chorus - Celebration in Song

8 pm, Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave.

The Rainbow Chorus is a choir made up of singers identifying as gay, lesbian, bi, trans and straight from across Southwestern Ontario. Their “Celebration in Song” concert will feature a number of the choir’s favourites as they mark their 15th anniversary. Tickets are available at th Guelph Artisans Store in Old Quebec Street for $15, or at the door for $20.

The Good Luck Assembly with Our Name is Legion

11 pm, Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

The artists formally known as Sojourn are retuning to town to deliver the goods, so if you remember enjoying yourself at a concert by Sojourn, then you’ll want to see this old new Assembly. Upstarts Our Name is Legion join them for a two-night set here and at Maxwell’s in Waterloo.


Sunday January 24th

Singalong with Sam & Jane!

8 pm, Woolwich Arms, 176 Woolwich St.

Sam Turton and Jane Lewis perform well-known folk, pop/rock, bluegrass, country, and gospel numbers, as well as traditional Irish/English/Scottish pub songs and your requests. A sing-along with Sam and Jane offers “musical wellness for the soul,” says one testimonial from their website. This is the second of two shows that the duo plays in town.

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