BARRIE CONCERTS THIS WEEK: YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO THE CITY’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE
“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours..” ― Elton John
As any veteran of Barrie’s live music scene will tell you, there aren’t many nights off here.
When 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.
Barrie Concerts This Week: Oct. 21st include…
THE FOXX LOUNGE
The week begins at the Lounge with a trifecta of metalcore. Leading the way is Toronto’s Single Wound, back at the Foxx after a banger in August. Blazing through town on a mini Ontario jaunt, they’ve been gigging all over the province since the summer.
On hand to support is Barrie’s Lost Light, still coasting on the waves from the streaming release of their killer track Alligator in July. Also on the ticket is Diamond Weapon (Toronto) who win our totally unofficial pop culture warrior award of the week for producing a cover of Run With Us, the theme song from the classic 80’s Canadian cartoon The Raccoons! (If you’re over 35 it’s worth admission just to hear the metal version)
MORE FOXX LOUNGE
Friday marks an album release party, which always bring out the best (worst?) in the Foxx faithful. Barrie’s Dead Beyond Fear is releasing their debut full-length album, “Malice For The Hated Enemy” It’s a 13 track compilation, recorded at HK recording Co. The release includes a physical jewel case CD copy from the band or in record stores and hits select digital sources. And they just published their first ever music video for Descent Into Oblivion!
Also on the bill is London’s Kavara, Barrie’s Halfway Through Hell and Esoteric Doctrine (Orillia)
Saturday pre Halloween jitters are in the air for a pre-ghoulish show with a mix of up and comers and established shredders. High Road Pilots leads the way, part of a busy fall for the group after playing the Troubadour Festival in late September.
New City Revival joins them, after debuting on the Foxx stage earlier this year. Overcrook fills out the lineup.
COMMON GOOD CAFE
Friday – REBEKAH HAWKER
Saturday – CAROLINE LIM
Friday – JACLYN SERRE
Saturday – SHAWN STEINHART
Thursday – MEGAN ANNE
Thursday/Saturday – B KNOX
Tuesday – Open Jam night Saturday – Heavy Bass Halloween! w/ PhatCap & Bill Slinnton
Saturday – DWAYNE GRETZKY
Friday – Jazz/Blues – Louis Lefaive & Carl Rabinowitz
THE NIGHT KING
Saturday – TRES HOMBRES
Friday – BON JOVI TRIBUTE SHOW FEATURING KEEP THE FAITH
MALONE’S PINT HOUSE
Friday – ERINZ FIRE
Saturday – THE FEELING GOOD BAND
Saturday – PEASANT KINGS
Friday – ROB WATTS
Saturday – THE STRAITS
MADE IN MEXICO
Saturday – PATRICK HUNTER
Saturday – GEORGE ANTSEY
THE SET LIST
Curious about some of the bands coming to town this week? Hear their “stuff” via the links below! And be sure to hit up our Spotify playlist for streams from the local bands in Barrie.