Royal City Beats - June 25-29

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Written by Adam A. Donalson

Thursday June 25

Sunparlour Players with Wayne Petti and The Thieves – ebar, 41 Quebec St. 9:30 pm
Get a Hillside preview when Toronto alt-folk rockers shttp://www.myspace.com/thesunparlour take the stage at ebar. Kindred spirit and fellow Torontonian shttp://www.myspace.com/waynepetti will car pool up to the Royal City with his band to fill the ticket for this CD release party.

The Sweet Mack – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 10: 30 pm
The good news is that if you miss this shttp://www.myspace.com/thesweetmack playing tonight at the Jimmy Jazz, then you’ll be able to catch them again tomorrow night, also at the Jazz.

Friday June 26

James Gordon – St. George’s Square, Noon
With the warm weather here and summer vacations requiring time to be filled, perhaps it’s a good opportunity to head down to the Square, get some sun, and hear some tunes. To many shttp://www.jamesgordon.ca is the Guelph music scene. He was doing socially-conscious folk rock long before anyone thought it might be cool.

Rep By Pop with Texting Mackenzie and Words Around the Waist – Albion, 49 Norfolk St. 9 pm
Returning to our area of the first time since the Go Festival, shttp://www.myspace.com/repbypop are doing a swing through Guelph before heading off to Waterloo. Completing the night of indie pop are shttp://www.myspace.com/wordsaroundthewaist who are also from Toronto, and Guelph’s own www.myspace.com/textingmackenzie

Burn Planetarium – Wally’s, 107 Wyndham St N. 10 pm
are back, playing the hometown once again.

Lifestory: Monologue, DD/MM/YYYY, Ulyssees and the Siren, More of Less – Shadow, 72 Macdonell St. 7 pm
It’s another stocked weekend at the Shadow with shttp://www.myspace.com/lifestorymonologue from Guelph headlining the Friday rock show.

shttp://www.myspace.com/ddmmyyyy return to town to play with the Lifestory. Ulysses and the Siren and shttp://www.www.myspace.com/moreofless also join the line-up. Tickets are available in advance at sellout.ca for $10, or get them for $12 at the door.

Saturday June 27

Arise and Ruin, Hostage Life, Mother of Mercy, Time the Destroyer, Yell the Burden – Shadow, 72 Macdonell St. 7 pm
It’s a big Guelph show at Shadow on Saturday night. The line-up features the Royal City’s own Arise and Ruin and Time the Destroyer (who are also looking for a drummer of you’re available). Also on the stacked set are Yell the Burden from Hespeler, Toronto’s Hostage Life and Mother of Mercy coming all the way in from Pennsylvania. They’re nearing the end of a swing through Ontario that will see them round out at Scene Fest in St. Catherines this weekend.

Ace Kinkaid, Pick A Piper, J'envoie – Wally’s, 107 Wyndham St N. 9 pm
It’s a busy week at Wally’s for live music and on Saturday things come together with a show featuring acts from three very different regions: Ace Kinkaid from Kitchener, Pick A Piper from Resolute, and J’envoie www.myspace.com/jenvoie from Hull. It should be an interesting line-up.

Monday June 29

Theory of a Deadman – Cowboy Bar, 166 Wyndham St. 8 pm
One of the biggest mainstream acts in Canadian rock right now, Theory of a Deadman are coming to Cowboy Bar for what might be the one of the biggest shows of summer. Surprisingly, some tickets are still available for this event at http://www.ticketmaster.ca. Parlor Mob from New Jersey open the show.

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