Royal City Beats: October 20-27

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Danny Michel plays Dublin Street United Church tonight.

    Danny Michel plays Dublin Street United Church tonight.

Written by Sara Everson


Wednesday, October 20

Danny Michel w/ Emma Lee

Doors open at 7 p.m, show at 8 p.m. Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W.

$16 U of G students, $20 general - $18/$22 at the door

A frequent sight on CBC Radio 3’s ‘Top 30 of the Week," songwriter Danny Michel is known for his honest and intimate live performances as well as his witty banter and charm, and is rapidly gaining new fans. In such a beautiful venue, this will certainly be a fantastic show. Folk rock/pop darling Emma Lee will start the evening off with her sweet melodies. Tickets are still available at the CSA office and Ground Floor Music. Anything left over will be sold at the door.

The Slackers

10 p.m. Ebar, 41 Quebec St.


Self-proclaimed ‘Jamaican rock n roll’ group The Slackers bring their mix of rhythm and horns to Guelph this week. With lyrics ranging from personal to political and a sound that challenges the boundaries of reggae and ska alike, this set promises to be filled with creativity and style.


Thursday, October 21

Wintersleep w/ Rah Rah and The Ghost

9 p.m. Vinyl, 52 MacDonnell St.

$22 in advance, $25 @ the door

Ever popular indie rockers Wintersleepbring their truly Canadian and truly inspiring set to Royal City this week. This stop is part of an extensive tour of North America promoting their new album ‘New Inheritors.’ Fellow indie rockers Rah Rah will open the show.


Friday, October 22

Jodi King & Amy Savin

8:30 p.m. The Cornerstone, 1 Wyndham St. N.


Singer/songwriter darlings Jodi King and Amy Savin bring their sweet and charming sounds through town this week. This promises to be a genuine and relaxing set for all.

The Warped 45s

9:30 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell St.

No cover

Catch The Warped 45s and their always entertaining indie/folk rock before they head out on a long tour of Western Canada.

Saturday, October 25

The Dead Souls w/ The Mistakes

9 p.m. Shadow, 72 MacDonell St.

California-based group Dead Souls, a tribute to the tragically short-lived 70's rock group Joy Division, celebrates 25 years of inspiration with a set at Shadow. Also joining them from California: "International Noise Terroristic Anti-Racist Freak," The Mistakes.


Lopez w/ Cardboard Nationals and Sufferin' Jezus

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonell St.

No Cover

New York-based Carlos Lopez does fusion rock with Latin American twist, mixing electric guitars with  instruments from his native Columbia, including a 10-stringed guitar called charango. He takes the stage Saturday at The Jazz along with local boys the Cardboard Nationals and Sufferin' Jesuz.

Monday, October 25

Paul MacLeod

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell St.

No cover

Songwriter Paul MacLeod and his acoustic guitar are back for his regular Monday night slot at Jimmy Jazz.


Wednesday, October 27

The Famines & Ahna w/ Data Cave

9 p.m. The Synnema, 121 Wyndham St N.

$5-$10 PWYC.

Get over your Hump Day with an evening of punk rock at Synnema. The East-meets-West story that is The Famines (guitarist Raymond Blesinger is based in Monreal; drummer Garrett Heath Kruger is from Edmonton) joins up with Ahna (from Vancouver) and Data Cave (from Montreal), who wind up a joint eastern Canada tour with a stop in the Royal City.


Fornight: Bass Lions w/ Monster Show

10 p.m. Ebar, 41 Quebec St.

$7 at the door

It's time for a another edition of Fortnight as local group The Bass Lionsplay a fun bossa nova set. These guys are quickly gaining fans with their melancholic and beautiful sound. They're joined by the hard rocking folk group Monster Show.

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