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Hit the Spot: Pardi Gras at Take a Break

Pardi Gras live at Take a Break in Brantford

Pardi Gras is in the house tonight. Everybody just have a good time.

Two keyboards and a microphone (where it’s at) plus a set of drums, a guitar and a bass; not to mention five musicians looking for a good time; bibbidy-bobbity-boo you’ve got yourself a Pardi Gras.

Recently BrantfordBands was down at Take a Break to catch a great band in a great new venue.
“But wait,” I hear you object, “Take a Break isn’t new, and since when do bands go there?”  Since new owners Bill and Lisa took over, that’s when.  Renovations have transmogrified the inside of the bar into a brand new place; with league quality pool tables
(for those of the billiard ball smacking persuasion: there’s also free pool on Friday nights)
a new clean sports theme and an open stage area for bands to ply their trade;
Take a Break just ain’t what she used to be – It’s better.

Pardi Gras live in Brantford at Take a Break

“King Kong ain’t got sh*t on them.” – Denzel W.

Pardi Gras took full advantage of the new-and-improved Take a Break and proceeded to lay down some smooth rock, funky blues and a little bit of Wu-Tang Clan (for the ladies).
No genre is safe; hide yo blues, hide yo rock, hide yo pop, cause Pardi Gras playin’ everything out here!

Their style transformed the sports bar into an old saloon; dueling pianos (keyboards, same difference) faced off within the confines of the four yellow walls, not fighting each other but working together to create a wonderful musical barrage of sound-bullets which fire off rapidly to compel you to dance.

Live at Take a Break, Pardi Gras

“What they play is life.” -Louis A.

Whether belting out classic rock hits or getting down with some bluesy New Orléans flavored rock, Pardi Gras is a force to be reckoned with.  Three lead singers take turns at the helm of the rock-it ship; each with their own distinct sound and style; and it allows the band to journey across a vast musical landscape.  The juicy bass and rambunctious drums carry each song forth like Valkyries in the night. Pardi Gras is a group of five talented musicians who meld into one massive group with a singular mission: get you Pardi-ing.

Like Pardi Gras! Do it now!  It will fill your facebook with shiny happy rainbows and kittens will shoot forth from the bowels of the internet into your fb feed whence joy will spread like peanut-butter on your face.  Or it will keep you updated on upcoming Pardi Gras shows and the latest Pardi Gras news.  One of the above will surely happen if you Like Pardi Gras on the book of faces.

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Sticks & Stones @ Norfolk Tavern – March 18th

Sticks & Stones rocking out live

🍀 Sticks and Stones will rock your bones 🍀

Dust off your blarney stones and head down to Dover on Friday the 18th.
More green beer than you can throw a leprechaun at, plus some great live music!
Brantford’s own Sticks & Stones are keeping the St Paddy’s party going at the Norfolk Tavern.

from facebook:

We’re playing the Erie coast line….at this rockin’ gem!

We rock! You drink!  🍀

Sticks & Stones
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Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Sticks & Stones
Where? the Norfolk Tavern
Date? Friday, March 18th
Time? 10pm
Cost? TBA
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands #stpatricksday2016

SueFest: a Celebration of Life @ Knights of Columbus – Sept 12

SueFest a Celebration of Life fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke foundation

Celebrate Life!

Support the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada while having a blast
at the 2015 SueFest: A Celebration of Life!

A day full of celebration featuring two stages of live music, family fun, carnival entertainment,
BBQ, bake sale, live art, prizes and MORE!

On September 12th the Knights of Columbus Hall will be filled with life-affirming joy.

Featuring performances by:
Blaine Bomberry
Cory Mercer
The Delta Shakers
The Dumpster Bees
The Elmo Combo
Huckleberry Gin
The Lightning Dogs
Mark Leslie Wilson
Nate Friesen
Paul Agriesti
Ruby’s Revenge
Strummers Union

from SueFest.ca

The idea for SueFest was born in late 2013 after
the sudden passing of an incredible community member
known for her gentle kindness, musical ability and
commitment to the deaf blind community.
Susan Elaine Wallbank-Maher was a local teacher who
spent a lot of her time fundraising for charitable causes.
That is why we are excited to boast that in the festivals first
year we raised nearly $10.000 for continued research for
The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada!

Tickets are available:
Online: Ticketscene.ca
In Person: P.A. Music Shop (139 Charing Cross St)

Ready‘ by Tomi Swick (of Strummers Union)

Blaine Bomberry w/ Retrofit Blues Band performing ‘The Lovin’ I Miss‘ by the Tommy Z Band

Nate Friesen performing ‘Hearts on Fire‘ by Passenger

SueFest 2015

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Who? Nate Friesen | Huckleberry Gin | Blaine Bomberry
Cory Mercer | The Dumpster Bees | Paul Agriesti
Ruby’s Revenge | Mark Leslie Wilson | The Lightning Dogs
Strummers Union | The Delta Shakers | The Elmo Combo
Where? Knights of Columbus Hall
Date? Saturday, September 12th
Time? 2pm – 10pm
Cost? $20 advance
$25 door
free for children 12 years and under

#brantfordrocks #heart&stroke #livemusic

Acoustic Open Mic w/ Trevor Cobb @ Manny’s Place – Tuesdays

Acoustic Open Mic with Trevor Cobb at 9pm at Manny's Place

Acoustic Open Mic w/ Trevor Cobb

Join Trevor Cobb for an Acoustic Open Jam every Tuesday night at Manny’s Place.

For us non-performing listener types it’s always great seeing local musicians let their music free.

Rock, soul, folk, country, blues, death metal (acoustic death metal obviously),
no genre is safe from the Open Jam!

If you’re looking to have some fun jamming out with local musicians
get down to Manny’s and Trevor will get you up on stage.

The Acoustic Open Jam starts at 9pm.


Who? Anyone who wants to jam acoustically
Where? Manny’s Place
Date? Tuesdays
Time? 9pm
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #openjam

Sticks & Stones @ McGonagall’s Pub – June 20th

Sticks & Stones rocking out live

Sticks and Stones may rock your Bones

Jamming out all your rock favorites,
from Classic Rock to Blues, Funk Rock to Fusion.

Brantford’s own Sticks & Stones kick out the live jams to get the crowd grooving.

from facebook:

What better way to kick off the Summer
with a LIVE Rock show!
Have a few pints and enjoy some live tunes!!
**FREE ADMISSION**

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Join the Event on facebook!

Who? Sticks & Stones
Where? McGonagall’s Pub
Date? Saturday, June 20th
Time? 9pm – 2am
Cost? No Cover (free)
Age limit? 19+

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #brantfordbands

Rich and the Poor Boys @ Warmington’s – April 10

Rich and the Poor Boys

Great rockin’ blues

Local Niagara Falls legend Rockin’ Rich has been kickin’ out the blues since the 70’s.
His awesome harmonica skills, unique vocals and dynamic stage presence are a wonder to behold.
Rich and the Poor Boys continue to wow audiences across Canada.
This Friday catch them live right here in Brantford!

from richandthepoorboys.com:

When you see Rich and the Poor Boys perform you are immediately aware of the raw energy and passion that emanates from the stage.
They inject a vibrant new life into classic blues material while still remaining true to the historic roots of the blues.


Walking Blues‘ by Rich and the Poor Boys

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Who? Rich and the Poor Boys
Where? Warmington’s Bistro
Date? Friday, April 10th
Time? 8pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportyourlocal #blues

Ian Andrews & the Smokin’ Scoundrels @ Brando’s – April 3

Ian Andrews and the smokin' scoundrels at Brando's

Blues so hot they’re smoking.

Rolling into Brando’s, Ian Andrews and his crew of scoundrels are heading to Brantford with their signature rockabilly blues.

Ian surrounds himself with similarly dedicated musicians.
The roster may change but the rock and roll spirit is always constant.

from brandos.ca:

One of our crowd favourites is back to party it up at The Beach House!
Friday April 3rd starting at 8:30pm, Ian Andrews and the Smokin’ Scoundrels hit the Coors Light Mainstage supported by resident Dj m2 between sets and after their performance.


Bring Me Down Woman‘ by Ian Andrews

Ian Andrews & the Smokin’ Scoundrels
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Who? Ian Andrews & the Smokin’ Scoundrels
Where? Brando’s on Market
Date? Friday, April 3rd
Time? 8:30pm

 


#brantfordrocks #supportlocalmusic #blues

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