Friday, 6 June 2014

Riot Nrrd

Hey There Pearls,

Coming up Live at The Pearl Company on June the 6th is Riot Nrrd! This weekend is the Cd release party for the fantastic Riot Nrrd! We are super excited about this release! It is sure to be fantastic! Here is a bit more about the show.

Riot Nrrd is a Hamilton-based musician, (aka Conrad Sichler,  a holistic medicine practitioner) belting out his own folk-pop-punk punk his own, or Can-rock with a band. This is music for people who think too much. Among his influences are Billy Bragg, The Weakerthans, The Replacements, The recording band is Bob Doidge (bass and more!), Danny Lockwood (Drums), Frank Koren (electric guitars), Amy King (back-up vocals, piano), Vince Rinaldo (keys), and Neil Nikafor (bass on some songs). And oh, Conrad Sichler (vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, percussion, back-up vocals, song-writing, masterminding). The album was recorded in Hamilton at Grant Avenue Studios with Bob Doidge producing, What's particularly endearing about Riot Nrrd is that the music is not over- produced, dolled drivel. It's raw, unadulterated feeling expressed through fun folk-rock.

Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:30pm. The Opening act is Dave Gould. Tickets are $15 at the door (with CD: $25 admission, $20 for students/ retired/ fixed income) Riot Nrrd will be starting at 9:30pm.

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Monday, 2 June 2014

Social Animals

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 Coming up live at the Pearl Company Saturday June 7 is Social Animal! Join us for this very special debut of their new album, Innominate! This is sure to be a fun evening that you definitely don`t want to miss! Here is a bit more about This group and their show!

The band evolved from the song-writing of Chris and Christa Bradbury, a couple from opposite sides of the globe, who met by chance, fell in love and were drawn into sharing their passion for music. The band is a collective of talent with the duo supported by the heavy groove of David Guild. The electro-acoustic instrumentation is perfectly balanced by the powerful and dynamic rasp of Christa's bluesy vocals. the band's stage presence elicits the use of superlatives. for example: "larger than life", "gave me goose bumps", and "mind blowing!" Overseeing the development of the sound and the recording of their debut album is the Spectrebox production team made up of Dave Guild, and Producer Jordan Abraham. Social Animals are; Chris (Acoustic & Electric guitars, Vocals) and Christa Bradbury (Lead Vocals, Keyboards), Dave Guild (drums), Geoff Hilbka (Guitar, Vocals), and Jarrod Ross (Bass). Brothers and sisters, you are about to be Socialized!

This is sure to be a great show that you really don`t want to miss out on! The show is open to all ages with doors OPENING AT 8:00 pm with the show starting at 9:00 pm. Tickets are being sold for $10. CD`s will be available at the show! Hope to see you there!

 Until Next Time!!

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

60 Days of Summer

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Coming up Live at the Pearl Company on Friday May 30 to June 1 is the fantastic play 60 Days of Summer! This Eco Theater project has emerged from a partnership between Scene Change and Environment Hamilton. This show is sure to be a great one! Here is a bit about what it's about!

Written by local students and teachers , 60 Days of Summer is a  story which follows the misadventures of a group of students who attempt to live a full summer with no eco- footprint. Earth is personified through song and movement. Packed with interpersonal tensions, dream sequences and plot twists, the outcome is not what the students expect.
" 60 days of Summer takes us on a theatrical adventures where young people challenge themselves to leave "no impact" on the earth- not just for 'Earth Hour'- but for an entire summer. The variety of backgrounds and world experience in this diverse cast allows them to explore some tough questions about the price of climate change and who pays. Infused with music, dance, and Eco-Inventions- the play has something for everyone in this fun, at times whacky, but ultimately inspiring production. Leaving "no-impact" on the earth- leaves a lasting impact on the audience!" ~ Catherine Silverglen (OCT)
Scene Change theater projects tell stories about inspiring young people who step up to the plate and do what they can do to build a more just and compassionate world. These stories help us re-imagine what the world can look like and remind us of the great things we can do in the world.

This show is sure to be fantastic! Be sure to make your way down to come and see it! The show dates are as follows: Friday May 30 @ 12:30 pm. Saturday May 31 @ 7 pm. Sunday June 1 @ 2:30 pm. Tickets are being sold for $10 for all students, $15 adults, and $5 for all tickets on Friday May 30th.

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Friday, 16 May 2014

The Pearl Company Presents: Learie McNicolls: Resurrection

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Coming up Live at the Pearl Company on May 22- 24 is Learie McNicolls! Learie has a jam packed show for us, and he's been working up a storm with practicing. This show has been Written, Directed, Chorepgraphed and performed by : Learie McNicolls.  It's sure to be a great show! Here is a bit about who Learie and his show!

Classical Dancer Learie Mcnicolls performs his magnum opus about Redemption and the resurrection of one's Soul. The evidence is in the body. That body never forgets. God bless. "For 40 years I walked in anger, slept in anger, spoke in anger, danced in anger and no one noticed..... not even me. we speak if the roots of a Culture.... a Tradition...... Source of a river. This then is my Source. Where Anger hibernated for crazed Decades and caused untold grief and suffering. So I beat myself up. This Dancer became internalized like a crazed Demon and pummeled me like a boxer, who I recognized as The Trickster in us all. The Voices in my head deserve a  response. I answer back. They are silent." 

This show is being Co- Directed by Gary Santucci , and the Original Score is by Learie McNicolls. These shows start at 8 pm and the doors open at 7:30pm so make sure your here early to get a great seat! Tickets will be sold for $20 and on the 22 it will be PWYC.

Until Next Time!

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Latin American

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Coming up live at the Pearl Company THIS WEEKEND is the celebration of Latin American Art in Hamilton: May 16 and 17. It's going to be  jam packed weekend that you don't want to miss! This is gonna be going on all weekend so make sure you come on out! Here is a bit about what is going to be happening for this weekends shows.

Friday may 16th at 8pm is spanjazz ( see spanjazz post for more information)

Saturday, May 17: 12:00- 5:00 pm: Opening! Casa Mansang: Casa Mansang features the art of artists and artisans from South and Central America; also guest exhibitions of local established artists. The gallery is packed with gloriously colorful and upbeat art, jewelry.'art wear', and curiosities, perfect for gifts and for just plain decorating! If you want to be cheered by a vibrant and eye-catching display, check out the Facebook site: or come on by!

Saturday, May 17: 8:00 pm. Music Gala with Singer, Idlid Parra. Dancing to follow!! $15.00/ $10.00 for all students, artists and seniors. Idalid Parra is a Colombian singer with a deep understanding of the roots of Ranchers music. She started singing at the age of 6, performing in social events, weddings, birthdays, shows, competitions. This talented, friendly, and fun singer also loves to dance, and is an equally capable artist drawing faces and places. she is active in the AFH Fraternity Hispanic Association in Canada. This is an event with latin American Artists. dancing can break out at any time but especially after Idalid sings!! or maybe during....

As you can see this weekend is going to be super busy! make sure you stop by to see what's happening ! Until Next Time!!!

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014


Hey there Pearls!

Coming up on May 16 Live at the Pearl Company is Spanjazz! We are super excited to have this group come back to grace the stage yet again! We have had some amazing shows whenever these guys come here to play! It is defiantly a must see show! Here is a bit about who this group is!

An evening of Original Jazz Compositions: Inspired by world beat rhythms and composed by Gary Santucci: with Jordan Abraham- Keyboards; Steve Wilson- Drums; Brandon Walker- Mulit-reeds; Ian McGillivary- Trumpet; James Gannett- Bass; Gary Santucci- Guitar. The Pearl Music Collective encourages the creation, performance, and presintation of new instrumental music drawn from the influences of Jazz, Classical and World Beat Music. Post performance reception.

This show is sure to be fantastic! So be sure to get your tickets now so that you don't end up missing out! Tickets will be $15 general admission and $10 for all students, artists, and seniors! The show starts at 8:00pm and the doors will open at 7:00 pm. Be sure to get here early so that you can get great seats!

Until Next Time!!

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Dave Gould

Hey There Pearls,

Coming up LIVE at The Pearl Company is Dave Gould's AUDIOTORUM sound & arts show! Opening Concert on May 10. This man is extremely talented in what he does! Creativity is his game, and he is definitely one of the top contenders! Here is a bit about who he is and what the show will be like.

Dave Gould is creating an exhibition at the Pearl Company Gallery featuring his entire collection of musical inventions. Are they musical instruments or sound sculptures? (Maybe a bit of both) The Opening Concert (May 10th) will feature special guests including Orange McFarland, Gary Santucci and Chris Cracknell (Uncle Ghastly). The Pearl Company stage is an acoustically amazing opportunity to experience these sound inventions. The show will include Dave's Infamous toileteering where he performs a blistering solo on an antique toilet rigged with pickups, smoke, and lights. Chris Cracknell will play his Hubjo (a hubcap with two strings and a stick). Gary Santucci will create soundscapes with his multi pickup and stringed Hobittar. These eclectic and versatile musicians will improvise their way around this array of cool sounding oddities.

Tickets will be $15 general and $10 for students/ artists/ and seniors. The show will be starting at 8:00 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm.

There will be a Closing Party and Social on June 14th. Open invite to improvise with sound. This will be a fun open jam social that will include refreshments and food where everyone will have a chance to explore the instruments and experience their sounds in a hands-on, collaborative live setting. This event will be starting at 8 pm and doors will be opening at 7:30 pm. Tickets are Pay What You Can so don't let money be the thing that holds you back! Come on down to enjoy hearing and playing some fantastic music!

"Voodoo-influenced, maritime country with hints of electro-acoustic experimentation" BROKEN PENCIL MAGAZINE- Toronto. "......a high degree of musicianship. These aren't "joke" songs but witty, sometimes strange, interesting, catchy numbers. The guitar and vocal work are superb. There's even a bit of an edgy, alternative vibe at play here." HAMILTON BLUES LOVERS.

Until Next Time!

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