Royal City Beats: May 28-31

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Written by Adam A. Donaldson

Thursday May 28th

Ten Second Epic, New Cities, Februarys, Gracefield and Chasing Amee Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St. 6:30 pm
An excellent line-up kicks off this week in music as Vinyl hosts an all ages show filled with some top names in Canadian music. Ten Second Epic leads the “Welcome to Your Hometown” tour named for their recently released sophomore album. New radio favourites the New Cities get second billing along with Langley, BC’s The The Februarys while Gracefield the drive in from Kitchener. Toronto punk rockers and future Warped Tour members Chasing Amee round out the evening’s line-up. Tickets are available at The Beat Goes On, Guelph location.

Friday May 29th

Xanthan Gun with Ghetto Pony Vinyl, 52 Macdonell St. 11pm
Guelph’s black metal gods Xanthan Gun take over Vinyl for a late show. Montreal funk-punks Ghetto Pony open the set for balance. It should be a good mix appealing to musical friends of diverse tastes.

Nathan Coles, Hoody Good and Ian Ried The Albion Hotel, 49 Norfolk St. 9:30 pm
Old favourites make for easy listening at the Albion this Friday night. Guelph= music guru Nathan Coles headlines the evening and Ian Reid will folk things up for us, coming in all the way from Rockwood.

Saturday May 30th

Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, The Number 12 Looks Like You and Stray from the Path Shadow, 72 Macdonell St. 7:30 pm
Shadow gets loud by bringing in US metal heads Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza (who are not to be confused with Guelph’s more rock-centric quartet Tiny Danza). Jersey’s The Number 12 Looks Like You and Long Island’s Str from the Path round out the crew, part of the "Makin’ the Canadian Bacon" Tour criss-crossing the country.

Dave Lauzon Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm
Coming to us from the nation’s capital is the experimental ambient rock of Dave Lauzon . It should be a good evening to stop by the Jazz and chill.

Pride Party & Dance Holiday Inn, 601 Scottsdale Dr. 9 pm
Guelph Pride week (nearly) wraps up with the annual celebration through dance at the Holiday Inn. DJ Tami Burns will be spinning tunes all night long in the Holiday Inn Oak Room for this accessible, all-ages event. Magic 106.1 radio personality Carla Donnell will also be in attendance. Tickets are $10 at the door, but if you can get $2 off if you stop by the Rainbow Chorus performance of Peace, Love, Rock'n Roll! at Harcourt United Church, 87 Dean Ave. at 8 pm.

Sunday May 31st

Don Amero CD Release Wally’s, 107 Wyndham St N. 8 pm
Winnipeg folk rocker Don Amero is celebrating the release of his second album by touring. He’s well worth checking out while he’s in town.

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