Record Stores are where music lovers go to feel happy.

News’ Category

Summer Entertainment Series + more provided by City of...

Posted in: Concerts & Events, Entertainment NEWS, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Summer Entertainment Series +...

Saturday, August 24 Annual Hobbyfest event at Germain Park and the Strangway Centre. Join us from 9:00 AM – for 2:00 PM for a day of fun, relaxation, and participation in interactive activities and displays. For more information, call (519) 332-0330. Summer Events Guide is available at City Hall or online at www.sarnia.ca.

More

RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin Hearn & Friends up for...

Posted in: Entertainment NEWS, News | No Comments

RSD 2019 Exclusive from Kevin...

If you were one of the many fans who donated to MusiCounts to get the KEVIN HEARN & FRIENDS - Superhero Suite exclusive Record Store Day 2019 release, we have exciting news about your collectible from our friends at RSD Canada. Not only did you help raise funds for MusiCounts, with your donation for this record, but now it is being honoured. Kevin Hearn & Friends – Superhero Suite – has been nominated in 3 categories for this year’s Making Vinyl awards in LA !! To be nominated for all 3 categories is a real testament to how special this record is. Congratulations, Kevin Hearn , & Warner Music Canada / MusiCounts / Microforum for there distribution and partnership, and all the stores that got behind this incredible release your stores raised: $6,800 The awards will be held in LA on Oct 14, as part of the 2 day conference. You can ...

More

AUDITIONS – Hidden Talents – Nightingale Chorus...

Posted in: Auditions/Call for Vendors/Volunteers/Submissions, Local Talent, News | No Comments

AUDITIONS – Hidden...

Do you, or someone you know, love to sing? Is Christmas your favourite time of year? Would you love to magically travel back to the Victorian Era? If so, we would love to have you join us. Come audition for the 24th year of Nightingale.

More

Petrolia Community Theatre Auditions Aug 2019

Posted in: Auditions/Call for Vendors/Volunteers/Submissions, Entertainment NEWS, News | No Comments

Petrolia Community Theatre...

Petrolia Community Theatre AUDITIONS For show on Nov. 14 to 17, 2019 A Christmas Story Play by Philip Grecian, Book by Jean Shephard The wonderful comedy about little Ralphie who wants a BB gun for Christmas but everyone tells him, “you’ll shoot your eye out!” Thurs. Aug. 22 7 - 9 pm Fri. Aug. 23 7 - 9 pm Sun. Aug. 25 2 - 4 pm At 305 Centre St, Unit 2, Petrolia (across from the ambulance station) Requires: 6 men, 2 women, 8 boys (7-15), 2 girls (8-12) and several other non-speaking roles.

More

Trivia Q & A # 32 – 2019

Posted in: Entertainment History, News, Trivia Q & A | No Comments

Trivia Q & A # 32 –...

Q. Where did the inspiration for the Devo song 'Whip It' come from? A. Devo got the idea for their "Whip It" video from an article about a guy who owned a dude ranch and charged people to watch him remove his wife's clothes with a bullwhip. Jerry Casale: "We made a video to it for like $15,000 that was shot in our rehearsal studio. We kind of magnified the myth that this was a song about whipping and sadomasochism. We decided to make the video feed that popular misconception and had a lot of fun doing it. It was one of the few times Devo worked like that, usually we would start with a visual idea or story and write music to fit it.

More

Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

Posted in: Entertainment NEWS, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Roland Getting Saucy with Evan

Are you a fan of hot/spicy foods? Or just enjoy watching other people's reactions to eating it? Well then you need to watch local hot sauce fan Evan Dawe's show Getting Saucy With Evan. If you stop in to Cheeky Monkey on Tuesday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m you can watch as Evan and Roland test their tolerance and give their opinion on the sauce of the day in the hope of expanding your knowledge of what is out there in the great big spicy world. You can watch past & current episodes on Facebook (click HERE), YouTube (click HERE) and Instagram (click HERE) Tuesday, August 13 -  Roland got Saucy With Evan (Dawe) when they tried out and critiqued Hurt Berry Farms hot sauced called Charred Threads. For more photos in order of reaction to the hot sauce, CLICK HERE

More

Trivia Q & A # 31 – 2019

Posted in: Entertainment History, News, Trivia Q & A | No Comments

Q. Which comedian's famous tag line inspired the Marvin Gaye song "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You"? A. It was inspired by the trademark line of Jackie Gleason, "How sweet it is!" as it was said on The Jackie Gleason Show. Gleason was one of the biggest TV stars of the time. The Motown songwriters Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) wrote this song. The Holland-Dozier-Holland team often started songs as ballads, crafting a heartbreaking story and then setting it to upbeat music. This song took a different approach, which they sometimes used: letting the music dictate the song's direction. The result is one of their few hit songs that is utterly joyful in both music and lyrics. This became a #5 hit for James Taylor when he covered it in 1975. It was also recorded by Jr. Walker and the All-Stars, whose version hit ...

More

Hot Blues with Dressed To Kill & Cool art by Bill...

Posted in: Concerts & Events, First Friday, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Hot Blues with Dressed To Kill...

August First Friday At The Cheeky Monkey: Dressed To Kill Brings Hot Blues To Sarnia’s Ace Record Store by Brian Hay The blues band Dressed To Kill has mostly worked as a four-piece group. To be able to perform the cuts on their album ’This Ol’Train’ the way they wanted to however, they added several musicians. That ensemble gave their first performance in March. Their second one was hosted by the Cheeky Monkey and it provided an evening to remember. The core of the band is still the same. Bassist Bruce Sleeuwenhoek and drummer Dallas Labarre form what can only be described as a silk pocket for the rest of the group to work from. Their contribution literally epitomizes front man Keil Simmons catch-phrase “stay classy folks”. Up front Keil and lead guitarist Jeff Turnbull play off of each other intuitively. Both deliver solo and lead passages that provide treats for the ear ...

More

Trivia Q & A # 30 – 2019

Posted in: Entertainment History, News, Trivia Q & A | No Comments

Trivia Q & A # 30 –...

Q. What is the most famous rock song of all time that didn't make in on the charts when it was released originally? A. Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven" wasn't a chart hit because it was never released as a single to the general public. Radio stations received promotional singles which quickly became collector's items. Robert Plant spent much of the '70s answering questions about the lyrics he wrote for "Stairway." When asked why the song was so popular, he said it could be its "abstraction," adding, "Depending on what day it is, I still interpret the song a different way - and I wrote the lyrics." The lyrics take some pretty wild turns, but the beginning of the song is about a woman who accumulates money, only to find out the hard way her life had no meaning and will not get her into heaven. This is the only part Plant would ...

More

Record Store Day Canada Unsigned Musician Competition

Posted in: Auditions/Call for Vendors/Volunteers/Submissions, Entertainment NEWS, Local Talent, News | No Comments

Record Store Day Canada...

Hey LISTEN UP musicians...Are you an unsigned artist or in an unsigned band or know someone who is unsigned? Dream of having your record released on vinyl? The #RSDCUnsignedcompetition is now on it's an opportunity not to be missed! One unsigned Canadian artist will have the chance to get their music pressed on 500 vinyl records by Microforum Vinyl. It couldn't be easier to take part; all you need to do is upload a one-minute submission video showcasing your talent before November 1, 2019 and you could be a winner. 2019’s winning artist will be chosen by our panel which includes: --Noble Musa - Vice President Sales and Marketing -Aine Guiney - is the Marketing & Business Development Vinyl --Sarah Burke | Manager, Music Programming | Sirius XM Canada Inc. -Drew Khan | Music Programming | Sirius XM Canada Inc --Olivia Cummings |Senior Coordinator, Development & Partnerships | CARAS | The JUNO Awards | MusiCounts -Jesse Letford | Sales Representative | Universal ...

More