Tag Archives: music

iLL EVANS funk-hip-hop-jazz fusion at AbeErb

Musicians are a lot like photographers: we practice our craft, we put the work out there, we engage the audience, and we try to figure out how to get paid. Just like venues book bands, you can book me for … Continue reading

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1shot #211-Boathouse. Open. Go.

The Boathouse, a local joint in Victoria Park renowned as a music venue, lit up again last Thursday after a long process of ownership change and renovation. Bill McTavish, whom we love as the driver of Imbibe over on King, … Continue reading

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Hub Haps #005-music+beer+fun is good for business

I hit the monthly Hub Unplugged event last night at Communitech. Live music, drinks, lots of connections. For all the talk in the community at large of the necessity of creating a fun place that attracts and retains the talent … Continue reading

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Garden of Egan

Last week, Tony Reinhart and I took a short walk from The Tannery to Bob’s Guitar Service to sit down and talk music/culture/arts/GSD with proprietor Bob Egan. Some of you may know Bob as a player with Blue Rodeo. Regular … Continue reading

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Hespeler hits the streets

Last Saturday Hespeler mashed up the art, music, and people out on Queen Street for A Day & A Night festival. I got down there after dinner to see what artists David Hoover and Woody Woodfield had painted up. I … Continue reading

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Metal for breakfast

Sunday morning. 7AM. Two heavy metal bands. And pancakes. That’s what cultural instigator and owner of The Princess Cafe, Marc Lecompte, was serving up at his Heavy Breakfast this past weekend as part of the Uncross Your Arms Fest. Above … Continue reading

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Hall’s Lane tamed–street music FTW

One of the unexpected benefits of Kitchener’s 11 days of KWAWESOME is that I’m getting in some pretty good cardio biking from northwest Waterloo to DTK on a daily basis. Thursday night was Tame the Lane with a short lineup … Continue reading

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Street riffs

This guy was shredding with max distortion on King Street in DTK on Friday. Sounded so good echoing off the buildings. “Who do you shoot for?” “I shoot for myself.” DW

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Grand Porch Party 2014-umbrella edition

It’s been a couple of weeks since the Grand Porch Party, but I still have that slight post-GPP buzz from the mash-up of music and mid-town community. I had to bail out of the afternoon at 4:30 to get to … Continue reading

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Grand Porch Party 2014–only 5 weeks away

Weather got you down, friend? This year’s Grand Porch Party is a mere 5 weeks away, on June 8. Above is a pic I took at last year’s event. Look how warm those people are. Listening to awesome live music … Continue reading

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