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Making some NOISE POLLUTION during March First Friday

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Making some NOISE POLLUTION...

Noise Pollution at the Cheeky Monkey for March First Friday: Young Band Gives Crowd a Great Time by Brian Hay Musically this band is on solid footing. Ammon Chaikram provides the grounding needed from the bass but adds some jump as well. He’s also a decent drummer, a point that probably strengthens his skills as a timekeeper. Maxx Cabajar does more than just play a guitar. He strives to make the instrument do things that are out of the ordinary and often succeeds beautifully. Chloe Kendel is a superb young drummer, literally one of the best this writer’s seen in some time. Her technical skills are excellent and she’s an imaginative player but that’s only part of what she offers. Her work has a graceful fluidity that can’t be taught. Transitions from beat to fills and back again are so smooth and so natural it’s almost as if she’s a conduit for ...

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SPECIAL IN-STORE with ALTAMEDA & chance to win prize @...

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SPECIAL IN-STORE with ALTAMEDA...

Friday March 8th (exact time to be announced soon) SPECIAL IN-STORE performance by ALTAMEDA PLUS chance to win 2 tickets to full show Saturday, March 9th at The Refined Fool & copy of LP. Draw to be held at Cheeky Monkey day of in-store. For chance to win send an email to info@cheekymonkeysarnia.ca with Altameda as the subject or stop in to Cheeky Monkey and fill out a ballot. ABOUT ALTIMEDA... Edmonton based Altameda (æl-tah-MEE-da) have evolved into a band with a bold, and unrelenting sound. It’s the culmination of experience, both musical and rawly human, that makes Altameda the band they are. Hitting festival circuits and stages across Canada and the UK, they’ve toured extensively since releasing their much-celebrated debut album, Dirty Rain. Full and resounding, cutting and dynamic, Altameda’s sophomore record, Time Hasn’t Changed You, is full of all that makes life a beautiful mess. Brought along by warm bass lines, bluesy rhythms and ...

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Trivia 2019 # 7

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Trivia 2019 # 7

Q. What were some of the band names before Pink Floyd was Pink Floyd? A.  Roger Waters and Nick Mason met while studying architecture at the London Polytechnic at Regent Street.  They first played music together in a group formed by Keith Noble and Clive Metcalfe with Noble's sister Sheilagh. Richard Wright, a fellow architecture student, joined later that year, and the group became a sextet, Sigma 6. Waters played lead guitar, Mason drums, and Wright rhythm guitar (since there was rarely an available keyboard). The band performed at private functions and rehearsed in a tearoom in the basement of the Regent Street Polytechnic. They performed songs by the Searchers and material written by their manager and songwriter, fellow student Ken Chapman. In September 1963, Waters and Mason moved into a flat at 39 Stanhope Gardens near Crouch End in London, owned by Mike Leonard, a part-time tutor at the nearby Hornsey College of Art and the Regent Street Polytechnic. Mason moved out after the 1964 academic year, and guitarist Bob Klose moved in during ...

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TRIVIA 2019 # 6

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TRIVIA 2019 # 6

Q. What Canadian band originally did the song "I Go Blind" that Hootie & The Blowfish covered and had a radio hit with. A. "I Go Blind" is a song by Canadian alternative rock group 54-40. The song was released as a single from the band's 1986 self-titled album, 54-40. It has since become one of the band's most popular songs. The song was covered by American rock band Hootie & the Blowfish for the soundtrack of the TV series Friends. The cover became a radio hit in 1996, peaking at No. 22 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and No. 2 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

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Strum N Drum – A Gem of a Show on Feb. 1 First Friday

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Strum N Drum – A Gem of...

Strum n Drum at the Cheeky Monkey: Crowds Miss a Gem on a Cold First Friday by Brian Hay Walking into a nearly empty shop on a First Friday wasn’t the most promising thing but the music coming from the far end of the room carried a better message. With fewer bodies to absorb the volume the sounds of the instruments landed on the ear as either an invitation or a seductive caress — take your pick. Given that one of the instruments was an acoustic guitar being played with a touch that bordered on the sublime it could easily have been the latter. The intricate percussion work, rhythm guitar playing and singing that were coming across were tasty and what formed among the trio was something that became far more than the sum of its parts. The sublime work on the guitar was coming from the hands and soul of Cameron Milne. ...

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Trivia 2019 # 5

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Trivia 2019 # 5

Q.  In 1998, the song "One Week" reached Number One for (appropriately) one week and quickly became a karaoke singer's nightmare due to the ridiculous speed of some of its lyrics. What Canadian band brought us "One Week"? A.  "One Week" is a song by the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies, and is the first single from their 1998 album Stunt. It was written by Ed Robertson, who is featured on the lead vocal of the rapped verses. Steven Page sings lead on the song's chorus, while the two co-lead the prechoruses in harmony. The song is notable for its significant number of pop culture references, and remains the band's best known song in the United States.

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Trivia 2019 # 4

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Trivia 2019 # 4

What is the better known stage name of Robyn Fenty? Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, and raised in Bridgetown, she was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers in her home country in 2003. Throughout 2004, she recorded demo tapes under the direction of Rogers and signed a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings after auditioning for its then-president, rapper and hip hop producer Jay-Z. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun as well as its follow-up A Girl like Me (2006). Both albums peaked within the top ten of the US Billboard 200 and respectively produced the successful singles "Pon de Replay", "SOS" and "Unfaithful". Recognized as a pop icon, Rihanna is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with 280 million records sold worldwide. Rihanna is ...

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Trivia 2019 # 3

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Trivia 2019 # 3

Q. Which singer was known as Little Miss Dynamite? A. Brenda Lee (born Brenda Mae Tarpley; December 11, 1944) is an American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s. She sang rockabilly, pop and country music, and had 47 US chart hits during the 1960s, and is ranked fourth in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles. She is known for her 1960 hit "I'm Sorry", and 1958's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree", which has become a Christmas standard. At 4 ft 9 inches tall (approximately 145 cm), she received the nickname "Little Miss Dynamite" in 1957, when she was 12, after recording the song "Dynamite" and was one of the earliest pop stars to have a major contemporary international following.

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Trivia 2019 # 2

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Trivia 2019 # 2

Q. What is the name of the Terry Jacks song from 1974 that inspired future songwriters such as Kurt Cobain of Nirvana A. "Seasons in the Sun" is an English-language adaptation of the song "Le Moribond" by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel with lyrics rewritten by American singer-poet Rod McKuen. Terry Jacks recorded "Seasons in the Sun" in Vancouver in 1973 with his then-wife Susan Jacks (who went under the name The Poppy Family). They made the decision to record the song when The Beach Boys, who had recorded a version with Terry Jacks producing, decided to abandon their recording. The single soon topped the record charts in the U.S., in Canada, and the UK, selling over 14 million copies worldwide. Jacks's version was released in the United States in December 1973, and made the Billboard Hot 100 a month later. On March 2, 1974, the song began a three-week run at number ...

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AUDITIONS: Lambton Young Theatre Players – Emperor&...

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AUDITIONS! The Emperor’s New Clothes Lambton Young Theatre Players will be holding auditions January 21st, 22nd, and 23rd for their Spring Production, THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES. Based on the traditional story by Hans Christian Anderson, this new adaptation is full of fun, silly situations, larger-than-life characters, and is certainly fit for the times we live in. “I’ve always loved this tale,” says writer/director, Nancy Keys. “On top of the obvious moral of the story, the comic foolishness and posturing by the so-called “important” people is hilarious, and the elaborate craftiness of the two thieves who seek to swindle the Emperor by pretending to weave a magical cloth is brilliant. I can’t promise that the Emperor in this production won’t have a comb-over, but I can promise a very colourful, funny, and entertaining show for big kids and little kids of all ages.” Young people between the ages of nine and eighteen years are welcome to ...

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