Royal City Beats - September 3-7

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Written by Adam A. Donalson

Thursday September 3

Gregory Pepper & His Problems (CD release) with The Music Box – ebar, 41 Quebec St. 10 pm

Beginning a heavy week for CD release parties, Gregory Pepper & His Problems (who are headlining Kazoo #77) release their much-anticipated album. The night will also double as a moustache party, with prizes to be awarded for facial fuzz - or so it claims on the group's MySpace page. Waterloo’s The Music Box also drops in for the occasion.

Mike Barrett – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

Halifax-based impresario Mike Barrett comes to Guelph to celebrate the release of his latest EP. Come for Barrett, but stay for some special, surprise guests.


Friday September 4

Run With The Kittens – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

The Kittens are running back to Guelph for their monthly show. If you’re to school early, check out this greatToronto band.

Fox Jaws with The Paint Movement – Albion, 49 Norfolk St. 9:30 pm

This Barrie-based New Wave/Folk band just released their new album on August 18 and is coming to Guelph to celebrate with The Paint Movement, who coincidentally also just came out with a new album.

Adrian Jones – St. George’s Square, noon

This singer, songwriter, teacher, performer and voice coach will help take you into the long weekend by playing the Square for the (unofficial) final Nooner of the summer.


Saturday September 5

Innes Wilson & His Opposition with Dirty Beaches and Brave Radar – Jimmy Jazz, 52 Macdonell St. 11 pm

Local boys Innes Wilson, Adam Sturgeon and Blake Stevenson hold centre ring for two visitors from Montreal: R&B artists Dirty Beaches and Soul boys Brave Radar who are originally from Australia. They came along way to be here, so head on out and enjoy the show.

Mo’ Kauffey – Woolwich Arms, 9 pm

This blues artist and resident Guelphite is holding court for back-to-back nights at the Wooly. And after 22 years in the game, Mo’ Kauffey has pretty much proved that he knows what he’s doing.


Monday September 7

O-Week Concert with Marianas Trench, ill Scarlett & USS - W.F. Mitchell Athletic Centre, 7:30 pm

This is perhaps the biggest O-Week concert to come along in some time. The toast of the MMVAs Marianas Trench will be joined by the upstart ill Scarlett and the incredibly energetic and enjoyable Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker. It’s an all ages show and tickets are $23 for you U of G students, but be quick, the online box office closes Friday at 4. Limited seating will be available at the box office in Branion Plaza the rest of the weekend.


And if you’ve got nothing to do Wednesday afternoon at 4, then come out to the 2009 Student Journalism Forum in Rozanski 105, sponsored by thecannon.ca and The Ontarion.

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