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Rock Stock 2009

January 4, 2010


Event
: Rock Stock
Date:  August 15th 2009
Location: Chatham-Kent Airport
Tickets: $44.99

The annual ‘Rock Stock’ concert is in its second year.
2009 featured many bands and reports estimated between 3-4000 people this year. Less of a crowd than last year, but still the only music event put on that draws a crowd in the small city of Chatham.

Who Played?

Main Stage:
Collective Soul
Futures Past
The Latency
Fall and Divide
Dean Lickyer
Faber Drive
Crash Karma
Mobile
Mariana’s trench

Side Stage:
The Grave Misunderstanding (local band)
The Johnstones
Time
Square Root of Margaret (local band)
Stereos
Ashes of Soma
Priestess

Heavy Stage:
Anu beginning (local band)
Lifeboat
Blood Shot Eye
Nerve (local band)
Hundred Proof (Local band)
Left Turn City
Punish Them
Baptized in Blood
Arm the Homeless

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Social Code ROCK ‘N’ ROLL Release

November 21, 2009

Band: Social Code
Release: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL
Date: 2009
Style: Rock
Home: Alberta
Chatham Connection: Travis Nesbitt (vocals) was born and raised in Chatham Ontario Canada.

Band Members:
Travis Nesbitt – Vocals
Logan Jacobs – Bass
Ben Shillabeer – Drums
Morgan Gies – Guitar

Official band note: During the “freezing cold of an Edmonton winter” with producer John Travis, who made a name for himself working with such heavyweights as Kid Rock, Buckcherry and Sugar Ray.  It strips away the pop punk and radio flavour-of-the-day tracks that Social Code had been known for, and delivers the red meat of the music. From the gloriously grinding and noisy first single Satisfied and the catchy as all hell Buy Buy Baby to the heavy, boogie rocker Fight For Love and the surefire heartbreak, prairie rock anthem I’m Not OK, the 10 tracks draw on influences as seminal as Springsteen, Zeppelin, The Stones, Cheap Trick and The Black Crowes while being entirely true to the band’s own sound.

The band will be playing Chatham Sunday Nov.22 2009 at Encore.

Track Listing:
Rock ‘N’ Roll
Nothing Left To Lose
Satisfied
Buy Buy Baby
Real Girl
Fight For Love
You Never Know What You Got Until It’s Gone
Stay
I’m Not Ok
Too Late For Tomorrow

Credits:
Produced by John Travis
Mixed by Mike Fraser
Additional Production on “Satisfied” & “I’m Not Ok” by Logan Jacobs

Note: I have been lucky enough to share shows with Social Code a few times and I can tell you that they are a great bunch of guys who are appreciative of the scene.  Usually headliners get cocky and fill the stage with gear leaving opening bands with little room to do anything.  When playing with these guys, they offered to share drum kits and do whatever possible to make it easiest for all bands to get a fair shake in stage show and ease of transitions. These guys deserve your support and it is nice to see that they have maintained their Canadian courtesy & politeness despite such a jaded world they travel upon. I am not a band ass kisser by any means, these guys have worked hard and do it the right way. S. Beaulieu

Social Code Discography:
1999 – Binbox – as Fifth Season
2001 – Patiently Waiting – as Fifth Season
2004 – A Year at the Movies
2007 – Social-Code
2009 – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Visit Social Code here.
Listen to Social Code
here.

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Sylvia Tyson (2009)

October 28, 2009
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Artist: Sylvia Tyson
Performing in: Quartette
Year: 2009
Home: Chatham-Kent
Resides: Other

  Since their debut in 1993, the four members of Quartette have been both publicly and critically acclaimed for their lush harmonies and delightfully diverse repertoire. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Chatham’s own Sylvia Tyson are seasoned singer/songwriters whose influences range from blues and gospel to folk and country to jazz and pop.

  Quartette has received several Juno nominations, won a Canadian Country Music Award for best vocal collaboration, performed with major symphony orchestras across Canada, and recorded the 14 CMT-TV special, “A Quartette Christmas.”

Sylvia will perform Saturday November 28, 2009, at the Kiwanis Theatre in Chatham with the Quartette.

http://www.quartette.com/

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Demo Kid Writes With Weezer Frontman And Friends. (2008)

June 3, 2009

Demo Kid – 80’s Radio . A home demo song/video co-written with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. The song did make it onto Weezer’s 2010 album ‘Death To False Metal. Below is the demo version Demo Kid did & below that is the final album version.

Or Watch Higher Quality Version Here.


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   Demo Kid released a 24-song demo in 2007 and hasn’t slowed down a bit. 2008 saw as many as 30 new original songs posted online. Above are a few fun songs/videos from this year.

Listen & watch Demo Kid here.

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