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.


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


“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)


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. 


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 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)


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!


“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


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)


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.


May 2nd, 2014

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


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!

B.A. Johnston to perform LIVE at Dr. Disc on Record Store Day (April 19)

April 16th, 2014

Dr. Disc is very proud to announce a special live, musical performance on Record Store Day (Saturday April 19) by one of Hamilton’s most flamboyant, um, spectacles: B.A. JOHNSTON.

Please join us at 1:00pm for a free, outdoor extravaganza from this donut-munching, belly-rubbing, beer-guzzling, streamer-shooting legend in his own mind as we celebrate indie record stores, Hamilton style! (Hey, it’s FREE alright?!)

For more info on B.A. JOHNSTON (and to see what you’re in for):

► Check out his extremely out of date website by clicking HERE

► Visit his layout-challenged Facebook page HERE

► Watch him embarrass himself in our nation’s capital HERE


Dr. Disc Record Store Day weekend hours are as follows:

Saturday, April 19 (Record Store Day): 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, April 20 (Easter Sunday): 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Monday, April 20 (Easter Monday): 12:00pm to 5:00pm


The Dirty Nil and TV Freaks Play FREE All Ages In-Store at Dr. Disc March 30!

March 24th, 2014

THE DIRTY NIL are excited to announce that they will be playing a FREE, all-ages matinee, **now with openers TV FREAKS** this Sunday, March 30 (the day after their Spice Factory ‘Smite’ EP Release Show), here at Dr. Disc.

The show will be held in the basement. Space is limited, so the first 40 people to obtain a wristband on Sunday, March 30 - the day of the show - are guaranteed a spot in the basement (the store opens at 12pm that day). One wristband will be given out per person. NO EXCEPTIONS. There will also be limited listening space on the main floor for those who don’t get a wristband.

Facebook link to post about the show HERE.

A surprise special guest will be announced this weekend!

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