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Join us Friday, July 11 when we “Raise the Roof” once again!

July 3rd, 2014

Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present the ”Raise the Roof” Concert Series, 2014 Edition

Dr. Disc, the iconic downtown Hamilton music store, will once again be “Raising the Roof” on Friday, July 11 between the hours of 6:00 and 11:00 pm by hosting a free, outdoor live musical concert outside the store at 20 Wilson Street (at James) to coincide with Art Crawl Friday (the second Friday of every month).

The purpose of this concert 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.

A listing of the participating musical artists is below.

Friday, July 11, 2014 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)

6:00 – 6:30pm > Black Rhino Riot (Contact: Jon Spero; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

7:00 – 7:30pm > Pet Sun (Contact: Stephane Tremblay; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

8:00 – 8:30pm > ttwwrrss (Towers) (Contact: Sean Thompson; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

9:00 – 9:30pm > Allegories (Contact: Adam Bentley; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

10:00 – 10:45pm > Jaunt (Contact: Pat O’Brien; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Discography First Anniversary & Flexi Disc Release - 06/22/14 at The Baltimore House

June 17th, 2014

It’s hard to believe that almost a year has passed since the launch of Discography, the vinyl-only DJ event which originally debuted on July 7, 2013 at The Baltimore House, 43 Kling William St, Hamilton!

The purpose of Discography was to create a bi-weekly event to showcase a rotating roster of Hamilton and area DJs that have either worked at or have been directly influenced by Dr. Disc, one of Hamilton’s most established and well known record stores. The only stipulations were that DJs were required to use only vinyl records to play the music that they wanted to play – no laptops or digital formats allowed! – and also that their music sets must contain inventive and surprising songs versus standard, regurgitated top 40 tracks. [To read a CBC Hamilton article about the original Discography launch, click HERE.]

The flexi disc invitation for the Discography First Anniversary taking place at The Baltimore House on Sunday, June 22 at 10:00 pm is impressive! Wikipedia defines a flexi disc as a “phonograph record made of a thin, flexible vinyl sheet with a molded-in spiral stylus groove, and is designed to be playable on a normal phonograph turntable.” In other words, you can put this flexi disc invitation on a turntable and actually LISTEN TO IT! The flexi disc invite contains the Discography theme song, a 3-minute instrumental track written and performed by Andy Inglis, and produced locally by Michael Keire at Threshold Recording Studios.

If you are lucky enough to own a turntable, click HERE to learn how to play the flexi disc invite!

You can also listen to the full “Discography Theme” track online by clicking HERE.

The Discography First Anniversary event is open to the public, but you must have received an physical flexi disc invitation in order to be eligible to attend. (Please also note that having an invitation does NOT guarantee entry due to the venue’s legal capacity – so please get there early to avoid disappointment!) The special flexi disc invitations are extremely limited and are available by contacting Mark Furukawa (email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Andy Inglis directly (email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). A limited number of flexi disc invites are also available at Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson St, Hamilton.

Discography’s First Anniversary, Flexi-Disc Release and Record Club Launch takes place on Sunday, June 22 starting at 10:00 pm at The Baltimore House, 43 King William Street, Hamilton (to access the Facebook Event page click HERE). Not only will there be back-to-back, vinyl-only DJ sets by event creators Mark Furukawa and Andy Inglis, but there will also be:

- Promotional giveaways by Pistonhead Kustom Lager
- Pop-up shops, including Dr. Disc and O’s Clothes
- Amazing Peruvian food by Chef Juan from Culantro Restaurant
- Information about the Discography Record Launch which will feature exclusive, seasonal releases by prominent local music artists released on flexi disc format!
   
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

WHAT: Discography is a unique, bi-weekly, 19+, vinyl-only DJ event celebrating its One Year Anniversary

WHEN: Sunday, June 22; doors open at 10:00 pm

WHERE: The Baltimore House, 43 King William St, Hamilton

WHO: Anyone that has received a physical flexi disc invite can attend! (There may also be a limited number of pay-at-the-door spaces available.)

HOW: Flexi disc invites can only be obtained by emailing Mark Furukawa ((JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Andy Inglis ((JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). A limited amount of invites are also available Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson St., Hamilton.

OTHER: Pop-up shops (including O’s Clothes, Dr. Disc and others) will be there. Food will be supplied by Culantro Peruvian Restaurant. Promotional giveaways courtesy of Pistonhead Kustom Lager.

‘Raise the Roof’ FREE Concert - Friday, June 13 from 6-11:00pm

June 10th, 2014

Dr. Disc is pleased to announce the latest ‘Raise the Roof’ Concert session presented by Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton.

Dr. Disc will once again be “raising the roof” by hosting free, outdoor live musical performances outside the store at 20 Wilson Street (at James) to coincide with Art Crawl this Friday, June 13 (event starts at 6:00pm and continues through 11:00pm). 

The purpose of these concerts is to:

• feature local, independent musical artists of all genres and expose them to as widespread an 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.

A listing of the participating musical artists is below.

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Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present the ‘Raise the Roof’ Concert Series, 2014 Edition

Friday, June 13, 2014 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)

6:00 – 6:30pm > Billy Moon
(Contact: Graham Caldwell; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

7:00 – 7:30pm > Vince Tompa’s Rhythm Church
(Contact: Vince Tompa; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

8:00 – 8:30pm > Wild Night
(Contact: Brandon or Justin; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

9:00 – 9:30pm > Hachey the MouthPEACE
(Contact: Jason Hachey; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

10:00 – 10:45pm > Thought Beneath Film
(Contact: Brian Wirth; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

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Another event notification will be posted near the beginning of forthcoming months (through October) in regards to the musical artist line-ups for each particular ‘Raise the Roof’ session:

Friday, July 11
Friday, August 8
SATURDAY, September 13 (special Supercrawl edition!)
Friday, October 10

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Note that the performances are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates and other information.

Follow the action and get all the updates on Twitter: @DrDiscHamilton and on FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/drdisc.ca

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Rescheduled Date! Author Geoff Pevere to sign new teenage head book Saturday, June 7 at 2:00 pm

June 6th, 2014

Dr. Disc is very proud to announce that the book signing featuring Geoff Pevere, one of Canada’s leading pop culture commentators and movie critics, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 7, between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. Geoff will be here signing his new book, Gods of the Hammer (Coach House Books), which is about Hamilton’s punk rock legends Teenage Head!

Gord Lewis (Teenage Head) will also make a special in-store appearance so make sure not to miss this celebration of Hamilton’s most legendary punk rock band!

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About the book:

Once upon a time, Hamilton let some amazing noise loose in the world.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, no Canadian band rocked harder, louder or to more hardcore fans than Hamilton, Ontario’s own Teenage Head. Although usually lumped in the dubiously inevitable ‘punk rock’ category of the day, this high-energy quartet – consisting of four guys who’d known each other since high school – were really only punk by association. In essence they were a full-on, balls-to-the-wall, three-chord, kick-out-the-jams band that obliterated categories and labels with the sheer force of their sonic assault, and everywhere they played they converted the merely curious to the insanely devoted. And they almost became world famous. Almost.

Gods of the Hammer tells their story, in full and for the first time – hit records, broken bones, riots and all – by those who lived to tell the tale.

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About the book signing:

Place: Dr. Disc, 20 Wilson St. (at James St.), in the basement
Date: Saturday, June 7
Time: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

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About the author:

Geoff Pevere is one of Canada’s leading pop culture commentators and movie critics. The former host of CBC Radio’s groundbreaking Prime Time program, he is also the co-author of the national bestseller Mondo Canuck: A Canadian Pop Culture Odyssey. Currently a movie columnist with the Globe and Mail, he was a movie critic with the Toronto Star for ten years, a TV host with TVOntario and Rogers Television and a lecturer on film and media. His other books include Toronto on Film and Donald Shebib’s Goin’ Down the Road.

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R.A. the Rugged Man in-store Saturday, May 31 at 3:00pm

May 31st, 2014

Join R.A. the Rugged Man, legendary hip-hop MC, live here at Dr. Disc for a FREE, in-store meet-and-greet on Saturday, May 31 at 3:00pm.

In case you don’t recognize the name right away, here is what you need to know: R.A. the Rugged Man has worked with the likes of Wu-Tang, Kool G Rap, Erick Sermon, Masta Ace, Talib Kweli, Eamon, Joey Badass, and the list goes on. Notorious B.I.G., when once asked about R.A., said, “I though I was the illiest!”

Learn more about the legend that is R.A. HERE.

Chat with the Man himself, get an autograph and buy some tickets to his performance Saturday, May 31 at 7:00pm at Club Absinthe, presented by In Tha Kut. Click HERE for info about the show.

Tickets for R.A.‘s concert are on sale here at Dr. Disc.

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DJ Freaky Flow LIVE in-store on Friday, May23 at 6:00 pm

May 21st, 2014

On Friday, May 23 at 6:00 pm, come and check out drum and bass DJ legend Freaky Flow for a LIVE meet-and-greet session here in the store!

The LA based DJ behind Obscene Underground Volume 1 will be gracing the Steel City for one night only! Tickets are available for Freaky Flow’s live set later at O Ultra Lounge until the end of the meet-and-greet (7:00 pm)

This will be the LAST CALL to grab tickets to see Freaky Flow at O Ultra Lounge, 612 Upper James, and a handful of your favourite Hamilton drum and bass DJs including Mathmatech, iLLA, Breaks of Dawn, and Dub Donor (Dicarlo).

Grab a selfie with Freaky Flow; get that CD or poster signed (limited event posters available); and swap stories with The Man himself!

Following the in store, Freaky Flow fans can out a mini set live in-store at Dr. Disc, and then his interview on 93.33 CFMU McMaster Radio airing from 8:00 - 9:00 pm.

For full party details, click HERE

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“Raise the Roof” FREE concert series launches Friday, May 9!

May 5th, 2014

Dr. Disc announces the “Raise the Roof” Concert Series, 2014 edition (presented by Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton)

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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) to coincide with Art Crawl Friday (the second Friday of every month) beginning in May and continuing through October. 

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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.

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The 2014 inaugural session takes place this Friday, May 9 between the hours of 6 and 11pm. A listing of the participating musical artists is below.

Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present the ”Raise the Roof” Concert Series, 2014 Edition

Friday, May 9, 2014 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)

6:00 – 6:30pm > TWO STRIPES DOWN
(Contact: Jimmy Skembaris; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

7:00 – 7:30pm > BLACK RHINO RIOT
(Contact: Jon Spero; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

8:00 – 8:30pm > PET SUN
(Contact: Stephane Tremblay; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

9:00 – 9:30pm > THOUGHT BENEATH FILM
(Contact: Brian Wirth; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

10:00 – 10:45pm > WILD NIGHT
(Contact: Brandon or Justin; email: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Extra special thanks to the Meat Ventures Meat Wagon Food Cart that will be on hand from 6:00 to 11:00 PM serving up their delicious carnivorous creations!

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“Raise the Roof” sessions are scheduled to take place on the following dates:

Friday, June 13

Friday, July 11

Friday, August 8

SATURDAY, September 13 (special Supercrawl edition!)

Friday, October 10

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Note that the performances are weather permitting and the schedule is subject to change. Check back here for updates and current information.

Follow the action and get all the updates on Twitter: @DrDiscHamilton and on Facebook

Mark Furukawa (owner of Dr. Disc) and Kristin Archer (I Heart Hamilton blogger; 93.3 CFMU FM radio show host; and “Raise the Roof” co-promoter) are available for interviews and media in regards to this concert series:

Mark Furukawa at (905) 523-1010 or by email at: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Kristin Archer via email at: (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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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 23 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.

CINCO DE MAYO MARIACHI PUB CRAWL - Monday, May 5

May 2nd, 2014

Mex-I-Can, Pistonhead Kustom Lager & Dr Disc
are proud to present James St. North’s First Annual

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CINCO DE MAYO MARIACHI PUB CRAWL
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Please join us Monday May 5th to celebrate Cinco De Mayo in style this year for Hamilton’s first ever CINCO DE MAYO MARIACHI PUB CRAWL. We’ve put our collective heads together to come up with a celebration you won’t want to miss. Let’s eat, be festive and take to the streets to celebrate some of James St. North’s finest eating and drinking establishments complete with an authentic Mariachi band in tow!

Plan to be at Mex-I-Can Resortaurant, 107 James St. N, on Monday, May 5 at 7:30pm to enjoy the best Mexican food the city has to offer. As an appetizer, Pistonhead Kustom Lager will be offering a tasting of Ontario’s newest rock-n-roll import lager. For dessert, we’ll all enjoy the BEST mojitos in town.

At 10:30pm we’ll be joined by Mariachi Fuego, one of Canada’s finest authentic Mariachi acts to take to the streets and enjoy a pub crawl down James St. N. and then leaving Mex-I-Can to visit The Brain (199 James St N), Jack and Lois (301 James St N), and ending at This Ain’t Hollywood where DJ Mark (Dr.Disc, Discography - Resident DJ) will supply the soundtrack to an evening that is sure to be one for the books.

Check out Mariachi Fuego in action by clicking HERE

Make your reservations NOW by emailing (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling Mex-I-Can at 905-527-1554 ($15 / 19+ event)

Check out the Facebook even listing HERE!

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