Monthly Archives: June 2008

Kardinal Offishall @ Club NV – July 11th @ 9pm

Kardinal Offishall is coming to Club NV (234 Colbourne St, Brantford) on July 11th. A night full of rap & hip-hop, with some R&B grooves.

Doors open at 9pm. tickets $20 in advance, more at the door. get yer tix at, or in store at The Beat Goes On (King George Rd, Btfd), The Link, Protique (Lynden Park Mall, Btfd)
email NVentertainment for more info
or call 519-512-0080 or 519-754-5378 to get on the guest list

Doghouse Roses @ McLaughlin House – July 5th @ 10pm

Doghouse Roses rock McLaughlin House (407 Colborne St, Brantford) July 5th @ 10pm.

Main Line w/ A.K. McLeod @ Liquid Lounge – July 5th @ 9pm

Out of the ashes, and out of the flames, keeps gettin’ stronger, like a slow moving train, watch it now…Main Line is a hard rock band straight outta the Six Nations Reserve in Southern Ontario. They have rocked many stages far and wide including legendary venues such as the el Mocambo in Toronto, and Jackhammer’s Nightclub in Brantford. They played at such festivals as The Roger’s Friendship Festival in Fort Erie, The National Cree Gathering in Moose Factory, and they were big hits at the 2006 Creefest and Regional Youth Gathering in Attawapiskat, Ontario. They have participated in many fundraising concerts such as 2 shows in the “Burning Axes” concert series fundraising for the Six Nations Fire Department. Other artists in the series included The Trews, Priestess, Grady, Superstack, The Binges, and Derek Miller. They have won many battles over the years, the latest being the first annual Pumpkinfest Battle of the Bands held in Waterford this fall. Main Line presents their Stand and Deliver Tour, headlining the Liquid Lounge ( 159 Sydenham Street, Brantford) on July 5th at 9pm with special guest, the Revolutionary Sounds of A.K. McLeod.

The Clusterbombs and Rapid Decline w/ The G-Men and End Program @ Bottoms Up – June 28th @ 9pm

Hardcore punk brought to you by the letter AAAAAHHH!! Crazy riffs jammed out on guitar , relentless boom on bass all backed by the non-stop barrage of drums and topped with vocals, like a cherry on top.

The Clusterbombs rock out with Rapid Decline, The G-Men & End Program at Bottoms Up (67 Charing Cross, Brantford) June 28th at 9pm. $5 cover. Prepare to have your ass blown off…and then some.

BarCode @ Willow Lake Park – June 28th @ 7pm

For the third season in a row, BarCode has been welcomed back to Willow Lake Park in Scotland, kicking off another summer season!

Willow Lake has great picnic and swimming facilities; come on out and make a day of it! Gate admission for the day is $6/pp and $3 for kids under 6-12 years of age.
3 and under and seniors 65+ are free!

The bandstand is an outdoor venue, so this show will be weather permitting; fingers crossed for sunny skies, and bring your lawn chairs! This is an All Ages event.

Easy Meat @ Two Doors Down – June 27th @ 10pm

Brantford’s best Zappa tribute band is coming June 14th to Two Doors Down (117 Market St, Brantford). Not only does Easy Meat expertly recreate the Frank Zappa experience, they also play a surprising selection of cover songs that get your heart pumping and your memory spelunking down long forgotten caverns as you hear tunes from genres and eras that you haven’t heard since bygones were goings on.

The Quantum Physique and Ogres of the South Wall w/ Hot Panda and Parlovr @ The Ford Plant – June 27th @ 8pm

Brantford’s own The Quantum Physique and Ogres of the South Wall will be kicking out the jams with Edmonton’s Hot Panda and Montreal’s Parlovr at the Ford Plant (60 Colborne St) on June 27th @ 8pm. $5 cover.

Prototype (2nd Reunion) @ Brando’s – June 25th @ 10pm

Prototype - Reunion number 2 at Brando's June 25th

An Exhibit of extreme mayhem!!! we got all new shhhhhit for ya, so bring your coin and get FAAADED with prototype ona wednesday n!ghtahhhhh

Prototype, 2nd ReUnioN show, this Wednesday June 25th @ Brando’s (135 Market Street) at 10pm.

Trooper & Dry County@Jackhammers-June 25th

June 25th at Jackhammers night club (155 Lynden Rd, Brantford) legendary Canadian rockers, Trooper are coming to Raise a Little Hell along with Brant county’s own Dry County. This 19+ show is Here for a good time (not a long time); tickets are $20 and available at or at the door.

Boomtown: Brantford Music Compilation ’07

Boomtown, Brantford Music Compliation '07

NEN Productions & I in Eye Records have now released the Local CD Compilation that is titled “BOOMTOWN”. This CD Compilation is filled with donated songs from selected bands/artists in the Brantford area. This is a non-profit project raising funds for the St. Leonard’s Youth Resource Centre, and to expose all this unimaginable music composed here in Brantford.

The playlist consists of in no order:

Dead City Citizen’s
Scotty P
Wasted Talent
The Rusty Trombones
Saturday Night Heroes
The Clusterbombs
Our Lady of Bloodshed
Hold Up Your End
Colour Quest
Axiom Shift
Steven Elmo Murphy
The Fountain of Useless
Mr. Bidet
The Empty Hours

Contact any band for a copy of the CD.
Or contact Tone via email :

or Joe:
or by phone : 519.802.4636
CD is available at these locations: Master Pita, LA Music, T & T Custom Auto, St. Leonard’s Society (Icomm Drive Location)

CD’s are ONLY $10.
Proceeds are donated to St. Leonard’s Youth Resource Centre.

Brantford Music Compilation 2007

High Art For The Low Down

A great compilation from TO’s underground palace High Art For The Low Down has emerged, collecting some of Southern Ontario’s greatest DIY punk/indie craziness, along with contributions from the rest of Canada and the US. Plus it features locals The Clusterbombs, Hold Up Your End and Tugnut. Click here for a Full Track Listing. Get a hold of your copy by visiting the High Art For The Low Down myspace and clicking over to indiepool for $12.99/cd or you can order it thru the mail for only $10.00! contact matt at ha4tld dot com for details.

Buy It Now

Anderson w/ The Rusty Trombones & Stayle Fish @ the Alex – June 21st @ 8pm

Local punk rockers The Rusty Trombones, & Anderson will be rocking with London’s Staylefish at Alexander’s Tavern (187 Market St, Brantford) on June 21st at 8pm. A frenzied night of punk thrash greatness is inevitable.
5 bux w/ a flyer…get ’em @ master pita, or the beat goes on

DIY Vol 1 CD Release Party feat. The Rusty Trombones w/ Hollywood Swank, The Daily Times, West End Riot & Terminals @ Lee’s Palace (TO) – June 21st @ 8pm

D.I.Y. Volume 1 Cd Release Party with Hollywood Swank, The Daily Times, West End Riot, Terminals and Brantford’s Own The Rusty Trombones at Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor West, Toronto) on June 21st at 8pm. $5 cover.

Rough Justice @ Brando’s – June 21st @ 3pm

Rough Justice will be playing their original brand of rock and metal from 3pm – 6pm at Brando’s On Market in their All Ages Summer Bash. No cover, come and bash summer good.

Ska Fest – the Rusty Trombones, Corporation, Keepin 6, Mean Tangerine, Street Pharmacy and more @ J’s Place – June 20th @ 7pm

Ska Fest is back for another year and its going to be a good one! June 20th, 2008 J’s Place (7 Erie Ave, Brantford) is hosting an All Ages Ska Fest featuring Corporation, Keepin’ 6, Mean Tangerine, Street Pharmacy, Brantford’s own The Rusty Trombones, And More!
Cost : $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Doors open at 7.

Tim Turvey and Nick Bastian – First Day of Summer @ Two Doors Down – June 20th @ 10pm

Tim Turvey has an ability to lead his group from behind the drums and push other musicians into improvising directions of percussion-based experiments – a rare live experience for jazz fans. Exceptionally hard to find is a drummer wailing on a four piece kit, at times, without wielding any weaponry – no mallets, sticks or brushes. Though he is capable of quickly switching between all of these usual ways of striking and thumping his instruments, it is his way of playing bare-handed that has listeners wondering if they have ever seen a style quite like this. It is as a fan of ethnic percussion, in the pursuit of a different approach, that he so naturally incorporates hand drumming techniques of the Tabla, Djembe, Conga & Dumbek into a typical jazz drum set-up. Working with groups that have yet to play together gives him an obvious sense of thrill, evident is his sinister on-stage smile. This is the look of a mischievously mad high-hatter, whose intricate plans are coming together perfectly.

As well as an independent musician, Tim is a member of the Association of Improving Musicians Toronto (AIMT), AIMCalgary & the Kitchener-Waterloo Improvisers Collective (KWIC). Tim is a member of RAGAFFAIRE , a Hamilton-based group playing music of Northern India & Hindustani origins. He is also a member of the Indie Rock group, NoOrchestra. Tim continues to lead many groups and projects; Music in the Moment, the Tim Turvey Trio & Quartet, ActToo, Col. Yevrut & the Jello Helmet

A group of any multitude of musicians could accompany the unpredictable sound and sets can produce booming and sometimes blaring results, with any assortment of instrumentation possible from night to night following his curious paths. He has a large assortment of musical friends to choose from, so one never knows what Tim will bring to the table at a show.
Turvey’s concerts can consist of myriad styles, from Jazz and Reggae, to Funk and Groove to Experimental Punk Rock and Improvised Music. Tim brings all his styles with him when he plays and incorporates others eclectic forthcomings into the show. His music has been featured on radio stations CFRU Guelph, CKMS Waterloo, CIUT Toronto & other community radio programs around the world. Tim Turvey has toured Canada and played with some of the finest performers here and abroad.

As well as a long list of recordings, metal sculpture, and many other creations, Turvey is a Poet. His lyrics cast a spell. He has a self published book titled, “Chimeracle Meanderings” – A mindful prose of freedom and more.

(by: brian gall – freelance writer)

Tim Turvey will be playing with Nick Bastian celebrating the First Day of Summer at Two Doors Down (117 Market St, Brantford) on June 20th at 10pm.

Living Martyr, I Am The Vine, Our Apologies @ The Downtown Java – June 20th @ 7pm

Get your fill of Straight Edge Christian hardcore metal / rock when Living Martyr, I Am The Vine and Our Apologies play June 20th at The Downtown Java (89 Colborne, Brantford). This All Ages HardcoreX show starts at 7pm. $5 cover charge.

The Fortunate, Open Eyes Elysia, Our Lady of Bloodshed, The Oxford Street Montage, Elixir Theory, Vespertine Battle Scene @ Jackhammers Night Club – June 16th @ 7pm

The Fortunate, Open Eyes Elysia, and Vespertine Battle Scene with special guests: The Oxford Street Montage, Elixir Theory and locals Our Lady of Bloodshed at Jackhammers Night Club (155 Lynden Rd, Brantford) for a night of Metal / Fusion / Experimental / Hardcore / Death Metal / Progressive / Violent Musical Joy.

$8 in advance, $8 at the door, doors open at 6:30.

The Quantum Physique, The Besnard Lakes, The Rest & The Golden Hands Before God @ the Casbah – June 15th @ 8pm

Brantford’s The Quantum Physique will be playing Hamilton’s The Casbah (306 King Street West, Hamilton) on June 15th at 8pm with other pop indie rock favs The Besnard Lakes, The Golden Hands Before God and The Rest. A night of Ambient Experimental Progressive Pop Shoegazing Psychedelic Soul Indie Tropical Rock craziness ensues…don’t blame us if your brain melts.
$8 in advance, $10 at the door.

the Torcus & the bicycles @ the Ford Plant – June 15th @ 9pm

the Torcus

Brantford’s answer to the Sex Pistols, Sloan, the Beatles, The Moody Blues, Weezer and Bob Dylan will be playing in June 15th at the Ford Plant (60 Colborne St) with the bicycles at 9pm. Cover is $5.

Featuring Alex Iarocci on vocals & guitars), Myles Pye on vocals & guitars and Andrew Casarsa smacking the drums, the Torcus will warp your fragile little mind.

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