Royal City Beats - Sept 10-16

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Written by Adam A. Donaldson

Thursday September 10

Guelph Jazz Festival

Various locations, all weekend

This Guelph event is world-renowned for its dedication to the art and music of jazz. Taking place at various locations around town, including campus, there’s no way you can’t take in a show, especially when so many shows are free. The Upper Wyndham Jazz Tent is a particularly good time on Saturday, and the tent is free too.



Mo' Kauffey

Borealis Grill, 1388 Gordon St.

8 pm

It’s dinner and a show time, so let this Royal City blues man serenade you over a nice plate of pasta or barbeque chicken.


Retro Electro feat. DJ PART/PARCEL

ebar, 41 Quebec St.

9 pm

CFRU celebrates "Back to School" with RETRO ELECTRO, featuring PART/PARCEL of the local DJ group GOSH DAMN RAGGED GOLD, DJs Bone Rattle and Tigre$$ SHADOW SELF, toronto-based modern disco djs! So come out and support your campus radio station.


Friday September 11

Hot Panda with Wax Mannequin

Albion, 49 Norfolk St.

9:30 pm

Edmonton pop quartet Hot Panda passes through town as part of a whirlwind North American tour. They team-up with Hamilton’s progressive rock solo man Wax Mannequin. Mannequin is headed to Germany next, so catch him while you can.


Jessie Bell-Smith

Carden Street Cafe, 40 Carden St.

10 pm

Guelphite Jessie Bell-Smith sings gospel in the laid back vibe of the Carden Street Cafe.


On Bodies

Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

11 pm

This week’s selection from La Belle Province, Guelph welcomes On Bodies to town. They’re spending the weekend here and at Rancho Relaxo in Toronto.


Saturday September 12


Brenda Lewis

Woolwich Arms, 176 Woowih St.

9:30 pm

This Guelph-based chanteuse is highly talented, and should make for some excellent counter-programming for all the rock music happening this weekend.


Chinese Food

Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St.

11 pm

This unique Toronto rock band is bringing some takeout to Guelph. They’re well worth catching if you can, and their hype is only getting bigger. Can’t make it? They’ll be back in October.


Sunday September 13

Metric and Flash Lightnin'

Peter Clark Hall, University of Guelph.

7:30 pm

The U of G is Metric’s last stop before they take off for LA and Australia. Opening for them is Toronto power trio Flash Lightnin’. Want tickets? Of course you do. Take thyself to the CSA office, the University Centre office, or Branion Plaza today and tomorrow or to the Brass Taps on Saturday. Tickets are $23 for students, cash only.


The Magical Bunch

The Synnema, 121 Wyndham St. N. (Suite 101)

4 pm

The Magical Bunch are a group of underage jazz musicians that have been making some serious waves at venues like the Ottawa Jazz Festival and Guelph’s Art on the Street. This is one of a series of shows they’re playing at Guelph’s only underground cinema and performance venue, The Synnema.

Wednesday September 16


Richard Laviolette and the Oil Spills with Sarah Mangle, Party Time

ebar, 41 Quebec St.

9:30 pm

Guelph legend Laviolette and his diverse crew of musicians celebrate their album’s release, kicking off a CD release tour of Ontario. They’ll be joined by fellow Guelphite Sarah Mangle and Torontonian folk outfit Party Time.

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