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The Best of Barrie: 2020 Playlist

2020’S BEST RELEASES FROM BARRIE’S MUSIC SCENE

As we close out 2020, it’s time to look back on the killer lineup of new music we received this past year from Barrie’s talented music scene.

It was a tough year for musicians everywhere, and here in Barrie we felt the pain in the local scene. With the closing of the Foxx Lounge, and venues unable to offer live music for so many months, it was a challenging time. But, despite it all, we got a TON of kick ass tuneage from the stalwarts, plus invigorating fresh cuts from new and emerging acts.

We’ll continue to encourage that growth in 2021 by covering and promoting the 705 music scene through playlist curation like this, as well as through podcasts, weekly concert blogs, and local music news. If you’re part of the Barrie music scene, and you are performing or producing original music, we want to know! Send us stuff about new releases, performance dates and video releases and we’ll be sure to talk it up. Either through FB or email to [email protected]

And please have a look and tell us about any 2020 drops that we missed!

*We looked at doing this through Bandcamp, because so many more artists have their stuff up there. But unfortunately they don’t offer playlist options, so Spotify is the best shareable option.

Kat Chabot Live at Simmering Kettle & Dosti Eats!!

With phase 3 now in place, it allows us to have some fun and listen to music and have a meal with family and friends, all under the guidelines of the present day.

The Simmering Kettle and Dosti Eats in conjunction with Barrie Uncovered have arranged to put on a show for you. So if you are bored and looking for something to do, why not swing by and enjoy some great food and live music with Barrie’s own Kat Chabot? The event will be held at 531 Bryne Drive on Saturday, August 22, between 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. This event will take place outside in between the two restaurants. So you have plenty of food to choose from!

Kat Chabot is a very popular local singer-songwriter from Barrie Ontario. Pre-pandemic days you could catch her performing all over Ontario’s Farmers Markets, local festivals, bars and restaurants, either performing solo or with Cardinal Street, a five-piece rock band. Spending her youth working in greenhouses, and growing up in a family band covering RUSH and Journey songs.

At Simmering Kettle, you will find comfort food at its finest. They have all-day breakfast options as well as other hearty meal options. Dosti eats is a mix of food from all over the world! They serve food from Mexico, pan Asian food, north American food, and some tasty dessert options and you can even have a cocktail.

So come along sit back and relax, have a great meal and listen to music, how good does that sound? All the food will be brought to your table by their friendly staff. Food will be available from both locations.

Please remember to bring your mask as they are mandatory if you plan on going inside to use the washrooms. Other COVID measures will be in place during the event so you can feel safe!

Barrie Small Businesses Finding Ways To Keep Operating

In these troubling days, businesses are finding new ways of keeping their businesses open. Here are 3 of them. If you have some great promotions, a novel or new way to work so your business can continue to operate, let us know.

Love2YourFeet

First up is, Love 2 Your Feet they are an online business selling socks, insoles, or patches. Not just any old pair of socks. These products were designed and made for outstanding comfort, features and performance for hiking, work and all-day wear in a boot or hiking shoe. These mid-size boot socks feature full-cushion support and comfort, arch support and superior moisture wicking.

Results and benefits arising from the products incorporating the VOXX HPT pattern include enhanced pain relief and management, especially PDN pain, enhanced postural stability and balance, and improved mobility and overall energy levels.

Love2YourFeet is available online, or you can have a one to one personal support recommendations. They will provide knowledge on VoxxLife products to best suit your needs.

During these times of social distancing and isolation, love2yourfeet have offers and promotions ongoing to make the socks affordable. Keep checking out their site and Facebook page to find out all the new promotions:  http://www.love2yourfeet.ca and https://www.facebook.com/Love2YourFeet/

Creative Cafe

The Creative Cafe has come up with a great way of continuing to operate.  They now offer a “Contactless pick-up and drop-off” curbside / Zero contact service.  Go to their Facebook page and pick an item from their currently available selection and order it.  They will let you know when you can pick it up from the curbside outside the Creative Cafe at Commerce Park Drive.

What better way is there to spend some time while at home.  Paint your own pottery in the design you choose.  Keep your kids amused and entertained for a few hours.

Great gift ideas, Miss your Grandchildren? Your Nieces and Nephews? Your little neighbour down the street? Surprise them with a Party Animal Mystery Kit!! A nice way to say I miss you!!

The ideas are endless, you can be creative and have fun.  For more information contact Creative Cafe, select and order items for their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/creativecafe.ca/

Barrie Music School

Barrie Music School has come up with the innovative use of technology.  When you are closed due to today’s issues, if the student cant come to you, then the school comes to the student, virtually obviously.  With the music school shut down what a great way to keep up your lessons.

Learn the guitar or drums without leaving the isolation of your home.  No going out on a wet and windy day, stay in the comfort of your own living room.

They stay connected with their students through FaceTime and Skype.  If you’d like to try online lessons with your teacher, Nate Stan Kene and Ben are teaching via FaceTime and Skype!

Contact Barrie Music School by checking out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/barriemusicschool/ also, check out their website https://www.barriemusicschool.com/

Barrie Concerts This Week: Mar. 10th

Barrie Concerts This Week: Mar. 10th

BARRIE CONCERTS THIS WEEK: YOUR WEEKLY GUIDE TO THE CITY’S LIVE MUSIC SCENE

“When Music Hits You, You Feel No Pain”Bob Marley

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.

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. And be sure to subscribe to Uncover The Music, the only podcast devoted to Barrie’s local scene.

 

Barrie Concerts This Week: Mar. 10th

 

THE FOXX LOUNGE

Thursday – ROSEWOOD ANNIE, CADILLAC BLOOD, AS THE STRUCTURE FAILS

 

Friday – ON! FOUR TWO NOTHING, THE FAME, ABSOLUTELY YOU 

 

Saturday – FLIGHT 97, THE HIGHDIVES, FOX RUN, CHRIS BENTON

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9CJj5OlFoY/

 

More Barrie Concerts This Week: Mar. 10th

 

DONALEIGH’S

Tuesday – FLAILING SHILAEIGH’S 

Friday – THE STRAITS

Saturday – ROYAL PAINS  

 

 

BARNSTORMER’S

Saturday – MORGAN RIDER

 

 

THE QUEEN’S

Friday – LOOK OUT NELSON

 

 

DUNLOP BILLIARDS

Saturday – LISA SHAUGHNESSY BAND

 

RED 7 LOUNGE

Friday – GENEVIEVE CYR DUO

Saturday – VAL BURNS DUO

 

MALONE’S PINT HOUSE

Tuesday – IRISH AND INTERACTIVE (featuring Fraser Moore and Scott Walker of Cinema Smackdown

Friday – TnW

 

B.B. FRIDAY’S

Wednesday – BILL NADEAU 

 

THE SET LIST

Curious about some of the bands coming to town? Check out their stuff via the links below. And find more from the local scene on our Barrie Set List!

CADILLAC BLOOD                                                                   AS THE STRUCTURE FAILS   

ON!                                                                                                       FOUR TWO NOTHING 

THE FAME                                                                                   FOX RUN                     

CHRIS BENTON               

Uncover The Music Episode 17 – Scott Murray of the Highdives

In our latest episode, we chatted with Scott Murray of the Highdives!

We retraced his reluctant path to becoming a front man, recapped a huge 2019 and uncovered 5 truths, which included a confession about donut throwing during work.

This episode is exactly 31:47 and if you are easily offended, there are many swears.

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