Hamilton Record Store Works at “Raising the Roof”

I try to help out record stores whenever I can.  Check out what Dr. Disc in Hamilton is doing this Friday night.

DR. DISC announces the “Raise the Roof” Concert Series: Friday, August 9, 2013 edition (presented by Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton) 

Dr. Disc, the iconic downtown Hamilton music store, will once again be “Raising the Roof” by hosting free, outdoor live musical performances outside the store at 20 Wilson Street (at James), Hamilton, to coincide with Art Crawl Friday (the second Friday of every month) through October this year.

The purpose of these concerts is to:

·        feature local, independent musical artists of all genres and expose them to as widespread audience as possible – for FREE!

·        increase awareness of and highlight the diversity and vitality of the independent Hamilton music scene.

·        encourage the public to come to downtown Hamilton to experience all that it has to offer.

·        to give back to the community for the support it has shown for Dr. Disc since the doors opened back in 1991.

The next 2013 session takes place this Friday, August 9 between the hours of 7 and 11pm.  A listing of the participating musical artists is below.

Dr. Disc, located at 20 Wilson Street just steps away from James Street North, has become a cornerstone of the Hamilton music scene.  The store first opened its doors 22 years ago as an independent alternative to the chain record stores and has survived due to a wide selection of music, excellent customer service, a focus on local artists, and the best special order system in Southern Ontario.

Friday, August 9, 2013 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm 

7:00 – 7:30pm > Still Life (http://stilllifehamilton.bandcamp.com/)

8:00 – 8:30pm > Beard (http://dirtysleazyslidebluesgumbo.bandcamp.com/)

9:00 – 9:30pm > Jessy Lanza (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessy-Lanza/245195845559981)

10:00 – 10:45pm > New Hands (https://www.facebook.com/newhands)

(Last area performance from New Hands, one of Hamilton’s most beloved indie bands, before they take a lengthy sabbatical.)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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