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Gigs For The Week of June 3rd In Barrie: Your Local Live Music Source

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THE BEST OF BARRIE CONCERTS THIS WEEK

Music Is The Wine That Fills The Cup of Silence” – Robert Fripp

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

Happening this week on the stage in Barrie…

THE FOXX LOUNGE

Although most of us start our week on a Monday, Barrie’s rock bar really doesn’t get cooking until midweek.

Thursday PureGrainPromos presents a local gem, with the Rip Nancies tearing up the stage. They’re celebrating ten years as a band (is that the diamond anniversary?) Supported by The Heart Attack Kids and Diner Drugs, who are in Barrie for the first time.

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Possibly the loudest night of the week, Friday sees the psycho-billy heavyweights Gutter Demons blast on to the stage. Grizzled veterans of the touring life, these guys know how to gig and are gearing up for a late summer tour of the U.S. Supported by Helldorados and the terrific GTA based weirdo alien babes Hysterics.

Saturday it’s even more psycho-billy (because one is never enough) with Toronto’s The House of Haunt in town, along with Montreal’s ska masters Kman and the 45s. Local punkers Heavy Petter are on the ticket as they support the release of their first full length album.

DONALEIGH’S

GET THE FUNK OUT – Friday, 10pm

CARL RUNDOWN BAND – Saturday, 10pm

 

MAVRICK’S MUSIC HALL

JOHN ANDERSON – Saturday, 8pm

 

MCREILLY’S PUB

NATE DOUGLAS – Friday, 8pm

COREY TAYLOR – Saturday, 8pm

 

MADE IN MEXICO

MEGAN ANNE – Thursday, 6pm

MATTHEW RICHENBACUHER – Saturday, 6pm

 

REDLINE BREWHOUSE

SHAWN STEINHART – Thursday, 6pm

 

TIFF’S BAR

OFF THE WALL – Friday, 7pm

 

BULL AND BARREL PUB

S & M DUO – Saturday, 8pm

 

CICCO’S RESTAURANT

GENEVIEVE CYR – Saturday, 8pm

PAINTER’S HALL

B KNOX – Thursday & Saturday, 9pm

 

MILESTONE’S

SHAWN STEINHART – Wednesday, 8pm

 

THE SET LIST

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

THE RIP NANCIES

THE HEART ATTACK KIDS

DINER DRUGS

GUTTER DEMONS

HYSTERICS

THE HOUSE OF HAUNT

KMAN AND THE 45s

HEAVY PETTER

THE ELECTRIC DEAD

 

 

 

 

 

 



Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie May 27th – Jun 2

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week



There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

Have you checked out the awesome that is Shift Happens Acroyoga yet? They are becoming a regular on our recap because seemingly every week they are on the streets to exhibit Spider-Man level contortion skills. Like this Ninja-esque craziness from Sunday…

The answer: Yes

The Question: Does Barrie need another great taco joint?

And we are lucky to have Yo!!Taco downtown to fill that need. It was their grand opening on Saturday and there was salsa infused love in the air…

The Georgian College Auto show rolled into town this week, but beyond the incredible lineup of cars and exhibits…the real star was Bentley. As captured by @titanlfg

Also…Batman.

Among the great things about Spring and Summer in Barrie, is the outdoor movie options. Including the Drive In; where @tyleradam86 went this weekend.

Did you take part in the Honda Waterfront run on Sunday? These guys sure did!

And finally, did you know that Barrie has a Medieval Sword play club? And that you can actually learn ancient fighting skills? Classes were happening this Sunday, taught by the aptly named @kaitlynthedecapitator

When you are out about in town, use the hashtag #BarrieUncovered,   and/or tag us on Twitter, Instagram and FB! We’ll feature your “stuff’!

Social Recap: The Week That Was in Barrie May 20th – 27th

All The Good (And Occasional) Bad of What Went Down in Barrie Last Week

There are three certainties in life…

Death.

Taxes.

Social media.

And if you are tweeting, posting and talking about Barrie on social media, we want to hear from you! Every week we will do a quick recap of the week that was in Barrie based on your pics, posts and videos.

Whether it’s concerts, store openings, foodie reviews, feelgood stories, fun facts about Barrie, even bizarre bird formations over the marina, we want to share it.

It was a great week for local musicians helping local causes, with one of the biggest gatherings of Barrie based talent on Sunday for Paige’s Passion Music Fest at Mavrick’s. @michaelf.mcdougall took everyone backstage with this great shot.

And another of Barrie’s great local acts, Sophie and the Gentles, were happy to announce a set at the upcoming Celebrate Barrie festival!

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxxq4XnHM39/

Have you tried Yoga? How about AcroYoga? Yeah, we are willing to bet you have never heard of it! But a local crew teaches this waycool version of the ancient practice every Thursday at Mantiques!

Now that we are finally getting some decent weather, the colours are mercifully returning to the gardens and streets around town. Have a look at this stunning image from @harshcore that sums up the Spring.

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#Tulip at #carnival in #barrie

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And a big congrats to Koshiro M of the Barrie major midget AA Baycats who tossed a no hitter at a tournament in Mississauga.

When you are out about in town, use the hashtag #BarrieUncovered,   and/or tag us on Twitter, Instagram and FB! We’ll feature your “stuff’!

Gigs For The Week of May 19th In Barrie: Your Local Live Music Source

Gigs This Week

THE BEST OF BARRIE CONCERTS THIS WEEK

“Music Is The Moonlight in the Gloomy Night of Life” – Jean Paul Richter

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

Happening this week on the stage in Barrie…

THE FOXX LOUNGE

The acronym NMT has quickly become synonymous with awesome over the last few years in the Barrie music scene, as the Foxx continues to pack exciting new artists into the Lounge every Thursday.

This week the Grim Spring Tour rolls into town, led by metal enthusiasts Falset. They’ve been making a name for themselves on the circuit over the last few years as well as working on a album, and they come from good pedigree; drummer Chance LaBrie is the son of James LaBrie. That name will be familiar to metal/alternative fans as the lead singer of American prog rockers Dream Theatre and (briefly) Coney Hatch.

Also on the tour is Her Majesty The King, Island & Empires and Montreal’s Emborne Drive. Should be loud and lit, with doors at 9pm.

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On Friday StS Promotions takes the reigns, presenting a couple of up and comers from Barrie. New City Revival hits the stage for just their second gig at the Lounge, along with The Saydes. Also on the ticket is Red Light Disco (formerly Monday Matinee) and Edward Sayers, a folk rock/blues act out of the Six.

Saturday is another killer show, with local prog/metal duo Jupiter Hollow in the local spotlight. Dorian Gray joins them, fresh off of crafting a Spotify discovery playlist you should definitely check out. They’ll be flanked by POLARITY (who bring over a decade’s worth of tunes and half a million YouTube views to the party) and Toronto’s Diamond Weapon.

ELSEWHERE ON THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE…

MAVERICK’S MUSIC HALL

The Rural Alberta Advantage – Friday, 9pm

George Canyon – Saturday, 8pm

Paige’s Passion Music Fest – Sunday, 10am

DONALEIGH’S

Memphis Mudd – Friday, 10pm

Those Handsome Hooligans – Saturday, 10pm

MCREILY’S

Bear – Friday, 8pm

Jay Moe – Saturday, 8pm

GRILLICIOUS TAP & GRILL

GENEVIEVE CYR – Saturday, 9pm

PAINTER’S HALL

B Knox – Thursday & Saturday, 9pm

COMMON GOOD CAFE

Emberly – Saturday, 8pm

BRITISH ARMS

Big In Japan – Saturday, 3pm

FLYING MONKEY’S

Jakob Pearce – Sunday, 5pm

THE SET LIST

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

FALSET HER MAJESTY THE KING

ISLANDS AND EMPIRES EMBORNE DRIVE

JUPITER HOLLOW POLARITY

DIAMOND WEAPON NEW CITY REVIVAL

THE SAYDES EDWARD SAYERS

DORIAN GRAY

I’m gonna pop some tags!

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Oh you know you loved that song until you read the lyrics! (ok correction, until *we read the lyrics, haha!) Life has changed. Well, some things have. Life has changed from the days of the Sally Ann and the days of the musty used store in a seedy little town.  Even the word “used” has been spruced up into positive sounding descriptors.  “Second Fiddle” “Twice Around” …..even bargain stores get new handles among the crowd, “Giant Tiger” becomes “G.T. Boutique”, “Value Village” becomes “Double V”.  Yes, life has changed in some ways, but when it comes to looking good, we all still want to achieve the best killer outfit on a budget.  Sure, minimum wage went up – but so did everything else.  fffffff!

Now we all know many thrift stores in Barrie – Value Village – the new Talize and a handful of small ones around, but none of those are quite like Stuff.  First of all, Stuff was started with plenty of love for Barrie.  No, seriously.  Barrie Uncovered spoke with owner, Chad Smith and he told us, “I worked for Goodwill for 25 years and both my wife and I got laid off when Goodwill closed down, it was the only thing we knew……we started Stuff and hired many of the employees who were laid off, just like us.”  Chad worked really hard to get Stuff going and does many of the displays himself, as well – when a customer needed help carrying out a table – we watched Chad carry it himself.  There’s something about that sort of small town feeling that many just don’t experience anymore.

FIND A FIND!

Barrie Uncovered recently did a shopping challenge with a couple of great girls, Amanda and Mary.  We challenged them to find a bunch of outfits in Stuff.  We had a hilarious time and would you believe we spent hours in the store?  There is so much to look thru!  All clothing is organized according to size, short sleeves, long sleeves, men and women, etc., etc…..it’s very easy to walk through and find a find.  Stuff is an upscale Thrift Store that is cared for with a passion for Barrie.  The store is bright, smells like rainbows and if you are lucky and go on the right day, you may also find yourself a unicorn!  (for reals, *wink) Don’t forget there are two locations – one on Bryne Drive in the old Goodwill, and the other on Dunlop St – a quick walk from the bus depot if you want to take a look around in between bus rides.  (Do it!)

SHOW US YOUR STUFF!

Check out the video of our shopping extravaganza at Stuff

And one more thing, show us what you find!  Tag #barrieuncovered when you get that great outfit, or cookie jar or even unicorn!  Heck, even tag #stuffshoppeinc !  Your next shopping adventure awaits! 

Go pop some tags!
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Written by: Sharon Johnston | Images by: Stephen Elliot

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