Monthly Archives: March 2015

NMEdj is under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands

NMEdj

NME
[turntabilism/EDM]

Local turntabilist / dj NME is now under the Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!

Check it out to learn more about NMEdj and experience his musical flavour.He has joined rocking indie band Urban Canals and soulful roots/folk man Benjamin Rogers under the Artist Spotlight on BrantfordBands.

Would you or your local band (or both?) like a feature on the Artist Spotlight?
Contact BrantfordBands!
Please include any photos, links, and info that you’d like us to share.

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It’s Saturday night, where will you be?

Today’s listings brought to you by the letters R – O – C – K
What you got?  Brantford!
And whatcha going to do? Brantford you!

 

Happening Today!

  • Ellora Jones, James Gordon & Ian Reid @ Polish Hall – March 28 – Wish Marc Laferriere a happy birthday while enjoying some fantastic music!  Marc’s Birthday Bash Fundraiser is going down at the Brantford Polish Hall, and he’s got some great entertainment lined up to make the night rock.  From Brantford band Terra Cotta, Ellora Jones […]
  • Handsome Dan @ Zander’s Fire Grill & Brew Lounge – March 28 @ 10pm
  • Back to the Future part II @ club Sagittarius – March 28 – Fresh Promo presents Super Fresh Sound, King Sonic International Sound, Temperature Rising, Super Mix Sound and the Saggitarius Sound Crew.  Spinning the best of old school alongside the greatest new Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B & Top 40 […]
  • Shampoo @ the Ring – March 28 – Four killer DJs spinning Dancehall, Hip Hop, Soca, Soul, Reggae, Old School, Anything that makes you move!  Dj Sheldon, Extreme Sound Crew out of Kitchener, Hamilton’s Dj Verse One &  Toronto’s Calum Beam International will […]

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Check the full calendar of events or the latest posts for more upcoming events!

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Where are you going tonight?
No plans yet?  Check out what’s happening today in Brantford music scene!

A special shot-out to Dan Taylor & Nikole Taylor from Waking Life / Less Than Three.  It was great to sit down with you both!
Watch BrantfordBands.com for the upcoming artist spotlight on Waking Life & Less Than Three!

Happening Today!

  • Dirty Pioneers @ Liquid Lounge – March 27  One of Burlington’s best cover bands is heading to Brantford, bringing with them a wide range of songs from every genre and age. The Dirty Pioneers love playing a lot of varied music. Chances are if you love it, they know how to play it. […]
  • Brantford Open Stage @ Best Western – March 27 – Best Western plus Brant Park Inn is once again hosting the Brantford Open Stage, a fun & folksy open jam for local musicians.  from brantfordopenstage.org: We are oriented to folk and acoustically-based music in general.     The emphasis is on encouraging live performance.     We are an open mic forum for performers,     both accomplished and developing, […]
  • Dj Piper, Dj Liz & Dj Merci @ Therapy Lounge – March 27 – Three Canadian DJs are about to tear the roof off of Therapy Lounge! DJ Piper P  is bringing the EDM & club hits while DJ Liz & DJ Merci take care of the hip hop & reggae. […]

Upcoming Events


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Benjamin Rogers is under the Spotlight at BrantfordBands

Local folk singer / songwriter / guitarist / fiddler Benjamin Rogers has been added to the Artist Spotlight at BrantfordBands!  Check it out to learn more about Benjamin and peruse his musical fare.

He has joined rocking indie band Urban Canals under the Artist Spotlight as BrantfordBands continues to shine the light on local musicians.

Would you or your local band (or both?) like to be featured on the Artist Spotlight?
Contact BrantfordBands!
Please include any photos, links, and info that you’d like us to share.

Back to the Future part II @ club Sagittarius – March 28

Back to the Future 2 at Club Sagittarius with Super Fresh Sound, Super Mix Cloud, King Sonic Int'l, Temperature Rising and the Saggitarius Sound Crew

Old School meets New School

Fresh Promo presents Super Fresh Sound, King Sonic International Sound, Temperature Rising, Super Mix Sound and the Saggitarius Sound Crew.

Spinning the best of old school alongside the greatest new Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae, R&B & Top 40.

Saturday at Club Sagitarius, $10 at the door.



Anything Ah Anything Round‘ by Super Fresh Sound @ When Dubz Did Nice 2 Canada

Temperature Rising
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Who? Super Fresh Sound | King Sonic International Sound
Temperature Rising | Super Mix Sound
Saggitarius Sound Crew
Where? Club Sagittarius
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 10pm
Cost? $10
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #folkrock

Grand River Chorus @ St. Basil’s Church – March 28

Bach's St. John Passion by the Grand River Chorus at St. Basil's Church

Revel in the glory

Join the Grand River Chorus and Orchestra on Saturday as they present Johann Sebastian Bach’s beautiful dramatic testament to faith, St. John Passion.

from grandriverchorus.com:

Six superb soloists join the Grand River Chorus and Orchestra for the presentation of this brilliant master opus in the glorious setting of St Basil’s Church.  This wonderful story of redemption through the passion and crucifixion of one person is a concert you will not want to miss.

Guest Soloists:

  • Lesley Bouza – Soprano
  • Scott Belluz – Countertenor
  • Robert Kinar – Tenor (Evangelist)
  • Bud Roach – Tenor
  • Robert Huard – Bass
  • David Roth – Baritone

Tickets available at the door or online from the Grand River Chorus.
$25 for adults, $15 for students and children.


Grand River Chorus performing ‘Away in a Manger‘ in 2011
(video courtesy of Brantford Golf and Country Club)

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Who? Grand River Chorus
Where? St. Basil’s Roman Catholic Church
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 7:30pm
Cost? $25 / $15 students & children
Age limit? All Ages

 


#supportlocalmusic #chorus #livelocal

Shampoo @ the Ring – March 28

Dj Verse One, Callum Beam Int'l, Dj Sheldon, Extreme Sound Crew at  the Ring

Shampoo

Four killer DJs spinning Dancehall, Hip Hop, Soca, Soul, Reggae, Old School,
Anything that makes you move!

Dj Sheldon,
Extreme Sound Crew out of Kitchener,
Hamilton’s Dj Verse One
&  Toronto’s Calum Beam International
will all be in the house pumping out the beats for
Wisdom Promotion presents Shampoo at the Ring Nite Club.


Trapikal Powerfull‘ by Calum Beam International



Old School Hip Hop Set on The Frontline Radio by Dj Verse One & Mr Jay

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Who? Calum Beam International | Dj Verse One
Extreme Sound Crew | Dj Sheldon
Where? the Ring Night Club
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 10pm-2am
Cost? $10
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantford #supportlocal #dancehall #soca

Ginger St. James @ Warmington’s Bistro – March 28

the incomparable Ginger St. James

image courtesy of
Eye Candee Visuals.com

She’s back in Brantford!
Songstress Ginger St. James continues to blow audiences away with her powerful voice, boisterous attitude and vivacious spirit.

She’s on a tour of Canada, and one of the first stops is at Brantford’s Warmington’s!
Ginger will be performing alongside guitarist SnowHeel Slim with backup provided by Warmington’s Bent Bugle Band (bassist Steve Boyd and drummer Tom Wells.)

Check out this great review of her newest release “Diesel & Peas”!

from gingerstjames.com:

With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her 5-foot frame.
Following the tradition of country songbirds like Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson, Ginger writes and sings music from real experience; growing up on the family farm, being broke, having fun, and love gone wrong.


Ginger St. James performing ‘Little Red Wagon‘ by Miranda Lambert

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Who? Ginger St. James
Where? Warmington’s Bistro
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 7:30pm
Cost? No Cover (free)

 


#brantfordrocks #supportyourlocal #rockingcountry

Peeler (solo) @ Tin Cup – March 28

Peeler live!

Calling all rock fans.

Brantford’s Peeler will be performing a solo show down at Tin Cup.
Leaving the band behind for this gig, but still packing a huge sound when he plays his original songs and impeccable covers.

Peeler will be appearing at the WTFest in Brantford on Saturday, June 13th leading up to Big Wreck, the Trews & I Mother Earth!

from music.cbc.ca:

Peeler‘s debut full length release ‘Evils of the Modern Pleasure Dance’ [ download now from iTunes / IACmusic ] garnered airplay on rock radio across Canada and some attention south of the border. Peeler was nominated for ‘Best Male Artist’ and WON ‘Rock Song of the Year’ for Half Past High as awarded by the US based International Academy of Independent Artists.


Dirty Maggie‘ by Peeler (courtesy of angelgreed)

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Who? Peeler (solo)
Where? Tin Cup Sports Grill
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 9pm – 1am
Cost? Free
Age limit? All Ages

#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands #alternativerock

Dj Stevie P @ Brando’s – March 28

Tsumami Saturday plus Bunny Hop Pub Crawl on March 28th!

I said hop hop…you don’t stop.

The best reggae, euro, club, house, and hip hop spun by Dj Stevie P.
Intoxicated bunny rabbits making their way across Brantford!
When Dj Stevie P’s pumping out the hits at Brando’s you know the bunnies’ll be hopping all night.

from brandos.ca:

The Bunny Hop pub crawl happening all across Canada is in the city, and their groups will be making their way to The Beach House throughout the night!
Tickets are on sale right now and will take you to multiple locations throughout the city on Saturday March 28th between 7:00pm – 11:00pm!
*** Dj Stevie P will be rockin’ our usual Tsunami Saturday Night party to keep the Easter weekend madness going all night long! ***

Check out BunnyHop.ca for ticket and event info.

Who? Dj Stevie P
Where? Brando’s on Market
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 10pm – 2am
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

 


#bunnyhop2015 #supportyourlocal  #Brantford

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Happy Tuesday  Brantford!

Today’s a great day to go join in on an open jam,
catch some very skilful violin playing,
enjoy dinner and a live show,
and share some of the upcoming events posted on BrantfordBands.com.
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we don’t care as long as you share!

A warm thank you to all of you who have already been supporting BrantfordBands.com by liking and sharing our posts!

You make the Brantford scene rock!

Happening Today!

  • Austin Pigott @ Zander’s – March 24 – Folk-rock singer-songwriter Austin Pigott will be entertaining down at Zander’s Fire Grill & Brew Lounge on Tuesday night.  from stgeorgeapplefest.com:  Austin Pigott is a talented, singer-song-writer from right here in St. George […]

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Steven Ryan @ Eagles Nest – March 28

Steven Ryan live!

Melodic alternative rock.

St. George’s Steven Ryan recently went viral with his Leaf’s parody video Do Something, a touching song that expresses sentiments felt throughout the Leaf’s nation.
Before gaining internet fame (as Sad Leafs Fan) he was already a well-known singer-songwriter who puts on a great soft alternative rock show.
His heart-string tugging original songs have gotten him a large following of devoted fans.

Steven Ryan will be part of the upcoming WTFest in Brantford this summer!
He’ll be opening on Sunday, June 14th for USS, Lights and Hedley.

from stevenryanmusic.com:

Steven has captured audiences internationally due to his contagious vocal melodies, honest lyrical style and highly engaging live performance.
Since the release of his Debut Album in December of 2010 titled “Dear Lover” he has maintained a very rigorous tour schedule.
“My goal with my music is to have my songs be there for people when they need them. Music has gotten me through so many tough times in life and made the good times even better. I hope that my music will be that escape from your bad day or that perfect ending to a good day or anything in between.”
His new album “Take My Hand” was released in 2014 and is now available at all his shows, his online store and iTunes.


Steven Ryan ‘Do Something‘ parody of Say Something by A Great Big World

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Who? Steven Ryan
Where? Eagles Nest Tap and Grill
Date? Saturday, March 28th

 


#brantfordrocks #brantfordbands #alternative #supportlocalmusic

Tortoise Blue with Teddy Leonard @ Liquid Lounge- March 28

Teddy Leonard with Tortoise Blue at the Liquid Lounge

End the winter blues with great blues.

Ottawa harmonica & keyboardist master Tortoise Blue will be blowing up the Liquid Lounge with Toronto’s Maple Blues Awards alumni Teddy Leonard!

Tortoise Blue is featured on many Canadian blues albums, including several Big Daddy G releases. Playing keyboards and harmonica with many great blues acts in Canada.
Teddy Leonard has won the Maple Blues Award for Guitarist of the Year.  He was longtime guitarist for the band Fathead, and has toured with many Canadian blues legends.

from torontobluessociety.com:

Teddy Leonard has won The Maple Blues Award for Guitarist of The Year once and been nominated in that category three times. He is a longtime member of the Juno and Maple Blues Award winning band Fathead .
A guitarist who is known for his own original blues sound, Teddy has recorded and toured with Fathead, Little Mack Simmons, Big Daddy G, The Johnny Max Band, Paul Reddick, Porkbelly Futures, The Gary Kendall Band and Rita Chiarelli along with maintaining a busy career as a freelancer.
In 2010 the city of London, Ontario presented Teddy Leonard with “The Jimmy Lewis Award”, a life time achievement award recognizing his long career as a blues musician.



Teddy Leonard jamming with the Kendall Wall Band



Tortoise Blue playing with Dylan Wickens (courtesy of thelointavern)


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Who? Teddy Leonard | Tortoise Blue
Where? the Liquid Lounge
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 3pm-6pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportyourlocal #blues

Hairy Mulligan @ Liquid Lounge – March 28

Hairy Mulligan at Liquid Lounge March 28th

Scream for joy!

One of Brantford’s most passionate cover bands is ready to rock the Liquid Lounge!
Note for note, cut for cut, your favorite rock and roll songs will come to life on Saturday as Hairy Mulligan pour their love of rock out on the crowd.

from hairymulligan.com:

“Hairy Mulligan is an all-out celebration of great rock n roll!!!
Come out to the shows…ask around…the band/audience connection is true magic!!!
It has been a pleasure to share the music and chat with you all at the gigs!!!
We are all fans of the music!!!
For those of you that have experienced us before, you know that I give to the music everything I’ve got and you, in turn, never cease to amaze me!!! THANK YOU!!!”

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Hairy Mulligan promo video courtesy of Domenic Nardone

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Who? Hairy Mulligan
Where? the Liquid Lounge
Date? Saturday, March 28th

#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #rockandroll #brantfordbands

Jamie Williams Band & Innersha @ Therapy Lounge – March 28

the Jamie Williams Band

the Jamie Williams Band

Two great Canadian rocking country bands under one roof on Saturday!

Brantford’s Innersha and Waterloo rockers the Jamie Williams Band are both powerful rocking country bands,
don’t miss your chance to catch them performing rocking covers and fantastic originals down at Therapy Lounge.


the Jamie Williams Band performing ‘Take It Easy‘ by the Eagles



Know Where Your Heart Is‘ by Innersha

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Who? the Jamie Williams Band
Where? Therapy Lounge
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 9pm – 2am

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #rockingcountry

Knee Deep @ the Norfolk Tavern – March 28

Knee Deep live

Music you love played by guys who love to play it

Hailing from Brantford and the Tri-Cities, 90’s Alternative Rock cover band Knee Deep will be rocking Port Dover!

If you’re in Dover on Saturday and in the mood for some 90s classics and modern jams, make your way down to the Norfolk Tavern (200 Main St,Port Dover) to catch Knee Deep live!

from reverbnation.com:

Bringing back all the 90’s alternative rock you remember and love…


Knee Deep covering ‘Thunderkiss ’65‘ by White Zombie

Need more Knee Deep now?  Check out their covers on youtube.

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Who? Knee Deep
Where? Norfolk Tavern (Port Dover)
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 10:30pm – 2am

 


#brantfordbands #90s #alternative

Chris Speers @ Music Centre – March 28

Chris Speers

Chris rocks so hard they have to keep him locked up

Brantford singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Speers will be rocking the Acoustic Cafe on Saturday.

An avid music performer, Chris has played many solo gigs,
as well as rocking out with local bands Pay No Mind and Halfway 2 Sanity.

Check out Chris’ live acoustic set at the Brantford Music Centre on Saturday.
No cover, free coffee, great music.  You can’t go wrong.


Chris Speers performing ‘Folsom Prison Blues‘ by Johnny Cash

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Who? Chris Speers
Where? Brantford Music Centre
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 2pm
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? All Ages

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #acoustic

Ellora Jones, James Gordon & Ian Reid @ Polish Hall – March 28

Marc Laferriere's Birthday Bash NDP fundraiser with Ellora Jones, James Gordon & Ian Reid

Ain’t no party like an NDP party

Wish Marc Laferriere a happy birthday while enjoying some fantastic music!

Marc’s Birthday Bash Fundraiser is going down at the Brantford Polish Hall,
and he’s got some great entertainment lined up to make the night rock.

From Brantford band Terra Cotta, Ellora Jones provides some tasty local folk flavour to go with the delicious cake from local gluten-free bakery: Sophia’s Bakery & Cafe.

from marcyourvote.ca:

We have a heck of a celebration happening for the occasion featuring award winning music from singer-songwriters

Proceeds from the event will be directed toward helping us secure everything we need to get our campaign office up-and-running and ready for our amazing volunteers.

Cash bar and birthday cake provided by Sophia’s Bakery & Cafe.

All proceeds from ticket sales and donations go straight to the local Federal Campaign to get Marc elected and donations are eligible for up to 75% in generous tax credits.

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Ellora Jones performing ‘Isolation‘ by Joy Division


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Yellow Dust‘ by Ian Reid (produced by Latent Image Studios)


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Idle No More‘ by James Gordon

Tickets are only $10 for general admission and $5 for youth, seniors and the unwaged.
Available at the door, at Sophia’s Bakery & Cafe or online by donating to the Brant NDP.
(Donate $10 or $5 for each ticket you want and print your receipt)

Like Ellora Jones on facebook!

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Like Ian Reid on facebook!

Like Marc Laferriere on facebook!

Let your friends know you’ll be there on the facebook event page!

Who? Ellora Jones | James Gordon | Ian Reid
Where? Brantford Polish Hall (154 Pearl St)
Date? Saturday, March 28th
Time? 7pm
Cost? $10 ($5 youth/seniors/unwaged)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #folkrock

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Don’t let the Monday blues get you down,
get down with some blues on Monday!

Eight days a week local musicians are working to bring you good times and great tunes.

Tunes from Kroll Show (© Much Music)

Tunes from the Kroll Show on Comedy Central

 

Happening Today!


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Peeler (solo) @ The Tub – March 27

Catch Peeler live!

See Peeler live!

Brantford’s Peeler will be performing a solo show down at the Tub. Leaving the band behind for this gig, but still packing a huge sound when he plays his original songs and impeccable covers. Peeler will be appearing at the WTFest in Brantford on Saturday, June 13th leading up to Big Wreck, the Trews & I Mother Earth!

from music.cbc.ca:

Peeler‘s debut full length release ‘Evils of the Modern Pleasure Dance’ [ download now from iTunes / IACmusic ] garnered airplay on rock radio across Canada and some attention south of the border. Peeler was nominated for ‘Best Male Artist’ and WON ‘Rock Song of the Year’ for Half Past High as awarded by the US based International Academy of Independent Artists.

Woo Hoo‘ by Peeler

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Let the world know you’ll be there on the facebook event page!

Who? Peeler (solo)
Where? the Tub
Date? Friday, March 27th
Time? 9pm – 1am
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands #alternativerock

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