THE BEST OF BARRIE’S CONCERTS THIS WEEK

“Music Can Name The Unameable” – Leonard Bernstein

As any veteran of Barrie’s live music scene will tell you, there aren’t many nights off here.

If you’re game for going out, the city by the Lake is guaranteed to have a gig for you every week. Whether you’re feeling an alt rock blowout, an intimate jazz ensemble or a laid back acoustic set, Thursday through Saturday in Barrie are jammed with jams from local talent and edgy bands from across the region.

And if you’re an emerging group playing gigs in town, we want to hear from you! Send the finer points to stu@barrieuncovered.ca and we’ll post your shows here and on our events page.

Happening this week on the stage in Barrie…

THE FOXX LOUNGE

THURSDAY – Take a night off from watching Seinfeld (it’s still on Thursdays…right?) and take in some great new music at the Lounge. Pure Grain Promos packs in a trio of bands from across Ontario, including The Crooked, a CMW performer on a tour that will take them to the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Ink and W3apons are on hand to support.

MORE FOXX LOUNGE 

FRIDAY – Hometown metal heroes The Epifats are on stage, with Rival Town (St. Catherine’s) and headliner The Downcast from Toronto. Ear plugs recommended, energy included. Doors at 8pm!

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SATURDAY – It’s an international flavour at the Lounge, with UK punkers The Human Project leading the way. The band out of Leeds is gaining a rep for ridiculously entertaining live shows across the pond and it’s their first time in Barrie. Considering that the Brits all but invented punk, we should be in for a wild night.

Peterborough’s Bonnavilles, Five Knuckle Chuckle out of Orangeville and Three Impotent Males from Sarnia round out the ticket. Cash at the door!

Elsewhere on the Barrie live music scene this week…

TAKE NOTE MUSIC HOUSE

We’ve written before about this way cool and super secret music venue (they only tell you the exact location in Barrie when you pay) and this week they are rolling out another intimate show.

On Friday, CMW performer Jadea Kelly will be there, with Kennedy Road opening. Jadea is well known on the touring tracks, and is getting high praise from reviewers. CBC’s Tom Power called her “One of the shining jewels in the crown of Canadian songwriters.

Take Note doesn’t have set ticket prices, but the requested donation is $20, with all proceeds going directly to the artists. Reserve a seat by emailing concerts@takenotepromotion.com

MAVERICK’S

SATURDAY – GRANGER SMITH

DONALEIGH’S

FRIDAY – Get The Funk Out 10pm

SATURDAY – The High Drives, 10 pm

FIONN MacCOOL’S

FRIDAY – ANT, 8pm 

COMMON GOOD CAFE

SATURDAY –  Rebekah Hawker, 8pm

HOMESTEAD BAKERY

SATURDAY – Megan Anne, 10am

WRANGLER’S BARN & GRILL

SATURDAY – Hunter , 9pm

PAINTER’S HALL

THURSDAY & SATURDAY – B Knox, 9pm

THE SET LIST

Curious about the bands coming to town this week? Learn more and try a sample of their “stuff” in the links below!

W3APONS                                                          THE CROOKED

INK                                                                       JADEA KELLY 

THE EPIFATS                                                      RIVAL TOWN 

THE DOWNCAST                                               MEGAN ANNE

REBEKAH HAWKER                                         THE HUMAN PROJECT

THREE IMPOTENT MALES                            FIVE KNUCKLE CHUCKLE

BONNAVILLES 

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