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The Forest Pioneers Brighten Nov. First Friday

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The Forest Pioneers Brighten...

The Forest Pioneers Live at the Cheeky Monkey: Diamonds in the Rough Brighten a Slow First Friday by Brian Hay The first thing that hit the ear was the doubling from a pair of acoustic guitars. There was nothing lightweight — this stuff was being played with a chop. The next thing coming in was some crystal clear singing. Then a sweet bit of harmony vocals filled the air. Things might have been slow outside and the crowd in the store smaller than usual, but the music seemed like it was going to be fine. It was too. The guitars were played by Andy Genovy and Frank Kirkey with Kirkey delivering the lead vocal. The harmony work was done by the full group, which was rounded out by vocalist Shannon Kelly keyboard player Lauren Ihrig. Their timing was solid and the voices of both ladies were distinct enough to stand out individually. That ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 45

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Trivia 2018 – # 45

November 9 ~ 1967 - First edition of Rolling Stone magazine is published in San Francisco ~ 1975 - David Bowie appeared on Cher's CBS TV show November 10 ~ 1928 - Ennio Mprricone was born ~ 1960 - Gregg Allman received a guitar for his 13th birthday November 11 ~ 1969 - Jim Morrison (Doors) and Tom Bakker was jailed for "interfering with the flight of an intercontinental aircraft and public drunkenness." The charges were eventually dropped. November 12 ~ 1984 - Madonna released the album "Like A Virgin" in the U.S. ~ 1996 - Eminem's first studio album, "Infinite," was released. November 13 ~ 1968 - The Beatles' animated movie "Yellow Submarine" premiered in the U.S. ~ 1974 - An imposter posing as Deep Purple guitar player Ritchie Blackmore smashed up a borrowed Porsche in Iowa City. November 14 ~ 1947 - Buckwheat Zydeco was born. Stanley Joseph Dural, Jr. (November 14, 1947 – September 24, 2016),better known by his stage name Buckwheat ...

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Nov. 2018 – 519 magazine in

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Nov. 2018 – 519 magazine...

The November 2018 issue of 519 is hitting the streets at more than 300 locations throughout Southwestern Ontario - including now in at Cheeky Monkey, Sarnia. Pick up your FREE copy today It's a great edition with Stone Temple Pilots, Rik Emmett, Glass Tiger, Headstones, Liona Boyd, jane siberry, Jody Raffoul Music, Rick LaBonté, Leslie McCurdy, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nicole Coffman, Cabaret for a Cause, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame, GLP's Hamlet, Rocking for Kaleb’s Kourage (Jeff Burrows - Drummer) and 10 Questions with Aaron Goodvin.

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2018 Record Store Day Black Friday at Cheeky Monkey

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2018 Record Store Day Black...

What does BLACK FRIDAY mean at record stores like Cheeky Monkey? And what does it mean for our customers? Black Friday is traditionally the kick off of the gift giving season. Black Friday at record stores are the PERFECT place to find the PERFECT gift for everyone on your list - or for yourself. In honour of Black Friday, Record Store Day organizers have been working tirelessly with artists, labels, managers and distributors to create special releases to come out on November 23rd exclusively at independent record stores like Cheeky Monkey. As we do for Record Store Day, Roland orders virtually every one of the exclusive, but because they are limited editions, we do not know what we will have to sell until all the deliveries are in. We do not take orders in advance (that's not fair or allowed) but we will be sending out a SPECIAL EDITION email to all our ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 44

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Trivia 2018 – # 44

November 2 ~ 1974 - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young hit # 1 with 'So Far' ~ 1961 - k.d. lang was born November 3 ~ 1998 - Alanis Morissette's album 'Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie' was released ~ 1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon were married. They separated in 1982 and were divorced later. November 4 ~ 1967 - Pink Floyd play their first U.S. dates at the Fillmore in San Francisco ~ 1989 - Roxette top the chart with the song 'Listen To Your Heart' for album 'Look Sharp - recently remastered & re-released with bonus material. Roxette are a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals and keyboards) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! their second studio album. Although commercial success elsewhere was initially modest, the album was the duo's international breakthrough. ...

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Trivia 2018 – # 43

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Trivia 2018 – # 43

October 26 ~ 1981 - Queen and David Bowie released the single "Under Pressure" in the U.K. October 27 ~ 1975 - Tom Waits 'Nighthawks At The Diner' is released. It is the first live album by Tom Waits and his third overall. It has received critical acclaim for its successful mood-setting, capturing of the jazz-club atmosphere and characterisation. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. The title was inspired by Edward Hopper's 1942 painting Nighthawks. The album's working title had been "Nighthawk Postcards from Easy Street," but was shortened to Nighthawks at the Diner, which is the opening line to "Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)". The cover, designed by Cal Schenkel, is also inspired by the painting. October 28 ~ 1956 - Elvis Presley's song "Love Me Tender" became the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. He became the first artist to ...

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Trivia 2018 # 42

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Trivia 2018 # 42

October 19 ~ 1985 - a-ha 'Take On Me' goes to # 1 on Billboard charts ~ 1944 - Reggae star Peter Tosh was born October 20 ~ 1950 - Tom Petty was born ~ 1962 - The Four Seasons released "Big Girls Don't Cry." Big Girls Don't Cry" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio and originally recorded by The Four Seasons. It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 17, 1962, and, like its predecessor "Sherry," spent five weeks in the top position but never ranked in the Billboard year-end charts of 1962 or 1963. According to Gaudio, he was dozing off while watching the John Payne/Rhonda Fleming/Ronald Reagan movie Tennessee's Partner (1955) when he heard Payne's character slap Fleming in the face. After the slap, Fleming's character replied, "Big girls don't cry." Gaudio wrote the line on a scrap of paper, fell asleep, and ...

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Magical Music for October First Friday Evening

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Magical Music for October...

Sarnia’s First Friday, October 2018: Missy Burgess, Dwayne Cloes and Wulf Von Waldow at the Cheeky Monkey by Brian Hay The great thing about live music is the opportunity for spontaneous combustion is always there. When it happens, it’s felt as much as heard and it produces a moment in time that can never be duplicated. It’s a one-time thing and it’s glorious. When Missy Burgess and Dwayne Cloes came together with Wulf Von Waldow there hadn’t been a lot of time for them to “prep” themselves. Missy and Dwayne had played together a few times but the rest fell to each being able to follow what they heard and invent things on the fly without drifting away from each other or the songs. It’s risky. Playing “wrong bits” or showboating creates a train wreck. Paying attention and supporting each other to serve the music produces something that’s magical and often, magnificent. That ...

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Trivia 2018 # 41

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October 12 ~ 1957 - Little Richard tossed four diamond rings into the Hunter River in Sydney, Australia, to prove that he was giving up rock-n-roll for his faith in God. He returned to music five years later. October 13 ~ 1941 - Paul Simon was born ~ 1971 - Bing Crosby, part owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, threw out the first ball in Game 4 of the World Series between the Pirates and the Orioles. October 14 ~ 1957 - The Everly Brothers have a hit with 'Wake Up Little Susie". The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. The music of the Everly Brothers influenced the Beatles, who referred to themselves as "the English Everly Brothers" when Paul McCartney and John Lennon went hitchhiking south to win a talent competition. They based the vocal arrangement of "Please Please Me" ...

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QUEEN on the ‘Great Deals’ Wall

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QUEEN on the ‘Great...

Selected QUEEN CD's now on the Cheeky Monkey 'GREAT DEALS' wall for as low as $4.87. Get them while supplies last. Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (lead guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals), and John Deacon (bass guitar). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock, into their music. As of 2005, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen albums have spent a total of 1,322 weeks (twenty-six years) on the UK Album Charts, more time than any other musical act. The band have released a total of eighteen number one albums, eighteen number one singles, and ten number one DVDs worldwide, making them one of ...

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