Amy van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing-a-Long // Fri., July 14 (9 PM)
The fact that the sing-a-long features parts of bands like Pal Joey, 100 mile house, The Fortrelles, Slates, the AwesomeHots, Bebop Cortez, Free Judges and The Secretaries, one wouldn’t care what they play. However, the set is rife with covers, and singing along is not mandatory, but it is suggested.
With the lyrics being projected onto a screen, you don’t even have to think. (The Rec Room, $10 in advance, $12 at the door)
Sam Tudor, Rebecca Lappa, and Wallgrin // Tue., July 18 (8 PM)
Tudor’s music sounds like it was created by someone who grew up in a forestry camp in British Columbia. It sounds that way because he did.
You can almost hear the rain on the roof, the tremulous leaves swaying with the branches, the introspective clouds that hang overhead blocking off the tree’s food … see what happens? See what dark magic his music has? Made me do fancy word stuff.
Also, “Truthful” is a great song and an awesome video. (The Mercury Room, $10 in advance, $12 at the door)
Cham, North By North, and Hunchback // Sat., July 15 (9 PM)
With a focus on social media, North By North win the magic cake prize when it comes to these three bands playing The Mercury Room. Lots of info on the group and a bio I can set my watch to.
However, when it comes to musical chops, I can’t pick a favourite as they all rock with varying degrees of awesomeness. (Mercury Room, $10 minimum or pay what you can)