THE BEST OF BARRIE CONCERTS THIS WEEK
“Music Gives Soul To The Universe” – Plato
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.
Happening this week on the stage in Barrie…
THE FOXX LOUNGE
In a (slight) change of pace, the Lounge will host an event geared towards artists of the painting variety rather than the musical variety this Thursday.
‘Rock Dog’ is the first in a series of Rock Bar Art Curations. Featuring over 50 framed images from 30 Barrie based artists , the showcase will celebrate the two things The Foxx Lounge are famous for – Rock’n’roll and Hotdogs.
Of course… there will still be music. Including a once in a lifetime reunion of one of Barrie’s most beloved bluegrass groups; the Dirty G Strings. Fellow Barrie artists Angry Spells and The Mickey Moone Murder will flank the Strings. Capping it off is Toronto hip hopper/comedian/all around talent Don Valley (who we are sure will have a plethora of Drake/Raptor jokes to drop)
It’s a PWYC event with all ages welcome from 7-9pm
MORE FOXX LOUNGE
Friday things get back to normal at the Lounge. Or…as normal as things ever get here. StS Promotions bring in a trio of talented acts; Nothing Serious, Sedge and Junko Daydream. All three are on the upswing in the Ontario concert circuit, and it promises to be a loud and exuberant evening. Doors at 8pm
Saturday is a can’t miss for GTA music enthusiasts. The awesomely named Filthy Radicals bring their dirty mics to town for a ska infused performance. These guys have been drudging through the local scene for decades and are sure to kick it out intense-like. Avem, Hangtime and Wayne Kennedy are on deck to support. The brown carpet rolls out at 9pm.
ELSEWHERE ON THE BARRIE CONCERT SCENE…
MAVRICK’S MUSIC HALL
Speaking of semi-legendary Canadian bands, Saturday will also see the return of Lowest of the Low. Easily one of the most influential alternative bands of the 90s, they were a regular on the concert circuit and Toronto radio for a long, long time. Should be a fantastic gig.
THE ROYAL PAINS – Friday, 10pm
DRAMAZOID – Saturday, 10pm
NICOLE LISA CRAIG – Thursday, 7pm
SPECYAL T – Thursday, 8pm
B KNOX – Thursday & Saturday, 8pm
THE QUEEN’S HOMETOWN BAR
BOTTOM’S UP – Friday, 8pm
BARRIE PUBLIC LIBRARY ROOFTOP PATIO
Madison Mueller and Brandon Pellatt – 2pm
MALONE’S PINT HOUSE
SALTY – Friday, 6pm
GRANT BOYER – Friday, 8pm
PETER JAMES FOX – Saturday, 8pm
CHARLOTTE AND THE DIRTY COWBOYS – Friday, 10pm
O’HARA’S PUBLIC HOUSE
SHAWN STEINHART – Saturday 9pm
SHADES OF JAYNE – Saturday, 9pm
GEORGE ANTSEY – Saturday, 8pm
COMMON GOOD CAFE
GRANT BOYER – Saturday, 8pm
LAKESIDE TAP AND GRILL
PEASANT KINGS – Saturday, 9pm
FAULT LINE – Saturday, 9pm
MADE IN MEXICO
JAMES STEPHENS – Thursday, 7pm
JOE ABBOT – Saturday, 7pm
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!