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YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO BARRIE’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE

“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”Stephen Sondheim

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 craving 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 [email protected] and we’ll post your shows here and on our events page.

Barrie Concerts For The Week Of Aug. 28th

 

666 Thursday @ The Foxx Lounge

53rd & 3rd Shows return to the lounge with another episode of The New Music Scene, bringing new bands to town to showcase their wares. This week’s ticket includes The Holdouts (Niagara Falls) GURTH (Toronto) Suburbans (Newmarket) and Barrie’s The Hillbirds. The lineup brings loads of punk, folk and a dash of prog to kick off the week, with GURTH having released a debut EP, Autophage, just over a year ago. The Suburbans and The Holdouts have plenty of tuneage in the streaming realms as well. (See the set list below for links)

The Hillbirds are the rookies of the group. Having just formed in 2019, this is their first gig at the Foxx, but they’ve already compiled an impressive catalogue of live shows. Notably, at Toronto’s mecca of live music, the Horseshoe. Early doors at 8pm!

 

 

MORE FOXX LOUNGE

On Friday Barrie’s Lost In Time take centre stage to host Back To School. It’s a donation drive aimed to kit out kids in need with backpacks, paper, pencils and all the other school themed goodies. Expect lots of loudness in support of a great cause.

 

Saturday it’s even more loudness with a trio of punk and metal aficionados. The Faps headline the eve, with The Therapists (Sudbury) and Mebus (Barrie/Sudbury) on hand for support.

The Faps are…unique. To an extreme. The Moose Jaw duo have been gigging for close to a decade with a genre almost all of their own. It’s punk, it’s metal, it’s jazz-seque, it’s Ska, it’s…Weird Al. 

The band have a well earned a reputation for theatrical absurdity, meaning their live shows have the potential for just about anything to happen. And rumors persist a 12 minute drum solo may occur during their set. 

 

More Barrie Concerts For The Week of Aug. 28th

 

THE COMMON GOOD CAFE

 

FRIDAY – EMBERLY 

SATURDAY – ALEXANDRA BABIAK & JAMES GRAY

 

THE SPEAKCHEESY

FRIDAY – BLUES/JAZZ CHRIS ROBINSON & DANNY MCERLAIN

 

 

MARKET BUFFET & BBQ

 

SATURDAY – THE MARCH DIVIDE 

 

THE QUEEN’S HOMETOWN PUB

FRIDAY – JDM

 

DONALEIGH’S

FRIDAY – THE HIGH DRIVE

SATURDAY – THE STRAITS 

 

MCREILY’S

 

FRIDAY – JAY MOE

SATURDAY – EMBERLY

 

CICCO’S

SATURDAY – GEORGE ANTSEY 

 

PAINTER’S HALL

THURSDAY & SUNDAY – B KNOX 

 

 

THE SET LIST 

Curious about the bands coming to town? Learn more about them in the links below! And have a listen to stuff from the local talent on the Barrie Uncovered Set List on Spotify.  

GURTH 

THE HOLDOUTS 

SUBURBANS 

THE HILLBIRDS

THE FAPS 

THE THERAPISTS 

MEBUS 

ALEXANDRA BABIAK 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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