Are you an avid show-goer? Are you constantly looking for concerts in the Hamilton area? Do you like supporting local artists and venues? Do you find yourself too lazy to do the research? We’ve been there. That’s why we started ‘Steel Jams’.
With help from our music department, we’ll be keeping you up to date on some great shows happening right here in The Hammer. This month, CFMU Picks: On-Air host Natalie Clark has picked a handful of shows for you to look forward to this month. Here are your hand-picked listings for the month of January.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Holy Smokes @ Doors Pub, Hamilton, ON
$10 at the door, Doors at 8:30 PM, Show at 9 PM, 19+
Holy Smokes is a 3-piece, Burlington-based rock and roll band. They will be playing at the iconic taco joint and rock and roll bar, Doors, on January 22nd. Plaintree and Death Party Playground will also be performing. There'll be tacos and music; what more could you ask for! Support your local artists!
Newest Album: Holy Smokes (2017)
Album Hits: "Can’t Believe It’s Not Better", "Physical Love"
Personal Fave: "Physical Love" - This song is classic rock and roll! I really enjoy the mini guitar solos that are scattered throughout the song.
Friday, January 24, 2020
$12 at the door, Show at 7:00 PM, 19+
In All Fairness is a five-piece Hamilton-based hardcore band who are up-and-coming in the local scene. Come on out to the release party for their EP, released in July, and show them some love!
Newest Album: How To Feel Good (2019)
Album Hits: "How to Feel Good" and "Where Did Everyone Go?"
Personal Fave: "Borrowed Time" - This track has a soft, melancholy guitar backing that is at once sentimental and beguiling.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
The Soviet Influence @ The Staircase, Hamilton, ON
$10 in advance, Show at 7:30 PM, All ages
The Soviet Influence is a local southern Ontario trio from Limehouse, which is close to Halton Hills. They are inspired by The Tragically Hip, Broken Social Scene, and Death Cab for Cutie. This is the release party at local venue The Staircase for their new album, The Price of Vigilence.
Newest Album: The Price of Vigilence (2020)
Album Hits: "Secret Space", "Who Wants to Know"
Personal Fave: I really enjoy their song Visions from the album Boundaries (2013), as it truly does remind me of a Tragically Hip song! Take a listen below and hear the resemblance!
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Madison Violet @ Carnegie Gallery, Hamilton, ON
$32 in advance and $35 at the door, Show at 8 PM, All ages
Madison Violet is a folk/pop duo, made up of Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern, who are multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriters located in Toronto.
Label: Ultra Records
Newest Album: Everything’s Shifting (2019)
Album Hits: "All Over Again"
Personal Fave: "Small of My Heart". I love this song because it has a very “country” vibe to it, which brings a calmness to the song.