King Neptune & His Tridents is an all-star gathering of Guelph musicians, who first started playing cover songs together in 2003. The event was CFRU’s Glam Slam Ball, which was first popularized in Guelph in the early 90s, as a “fake prom” where young students and people waaaay past high school could get dressed up and party like there were no chaperones in the room. Rekindled seven years ago at the Ebar, the Glam Slam has gained new life as a hotly anticipated, annual, pre-Halloween bash that marries amazing music spanning many styles, genres, and decades, with dancing, formal wear, and a unique “prom” theme.
This 2010 Glam Slam incarnation of the band features Alison Bell-Smith, Andrew Collins, Bill Whitehead, Chris Hierlihy, Dave Withers Evan Gordon, Geordie Gordon, Jeff Munro, Jessy Bell Smith, Johnny Merritt, Jordan Howard, Tristan O’Malley, and Vish Khanna. Patrons are all encouraged to wear prom wear of course but dressing in some kind of Halloween costume would work just as well!
The world’s only all-female Weezer cover band is headed to Guelph. Sheezer is approved by Weezer themselves and play only songs from the 1994 classic “blue” album and 1996 fan favourite Pinkerton. Made up of Toronto musicians Laura Barrett (The Hidden Cameras / Laura Barrett), Dana Snell (Gentleman Reg / The Bicycles), Magali Meagher (The Phonemes), Robin Hatch (ex-Sports) and guitar shredder Alysha Haugen, Sheezer make a point of faithfully performing Weezer’s first two albums note-for-note.
Excitement for Sheezer was immediate and widespread. It started with a link from Weezer’s official blog, and a tweet about Sheezer from lead singer Rivers Cuomo. An interview in Spinner was picked up by USA Today, and the band has been featured in Exclaim, NOW Magazine, Eye Weekly and on several music blogs.
Sheezer’s debut show on New Year’s Eve 2010 sold out in advance, with a room full of Weezer fans shouting along to every song. The trend has continued through each subsequent show, with crowds getting larger and louder each time. Sheezer have blown minds of Weezer aficionados and non-fans alike, exceeding all expectations of any skeptics by showcasing their mastery of the hits. They have been working hard in continued efforts to electrify audiences with their feminine twist to some much-loved classics, and to stir up some 90s nostalgia. Be sure to check out the acoustic performance of Holiday they did for the online music video series, Southern Souls!
Thursday October 28, 2010
The Ebar 41 Quebec St. Guelph
Doors at 10:00 PM
$12 with non-perishable food item
The Bookshelf – 41 Quebec St. – Guelph
Orange Monkey – 005 Princess St. – Waterloo
CSA Office – University of Guelph – UC Room 274
(non-perishable food items will be accepted at ticket outlets)
All proceeds benefit CFRU 93.3 FM
All food items collected will benefit the Guelph Food Bank.
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UPCOMING KYEO/CSA SHOWS:
THURSDAY OCTOBER 28: CFRU GLAM SLAM BALL – ft. KING NEPTUNE & HIS TRIDENTS – SHEEZER @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 10:00 PM – $12 w/food donation /$14 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.cfru.ca
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12: JASON COLLETT – AL TUCK – BRY WEBB @ Dublin Street United Church – 68 SUFFOLK ST. W. – GUELPH – 8:00 PM – $14 Student/$18 General – AA www.sundaycinema.ca www.arts-crafts.ca
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18: GRAND ANALOG – D-SISIVE @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 10:00 PM – $12 w/food donation /$14 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.outontheshelf.ca www.myspace.com/grandanalog www.myspace.com/dsisive
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15: STAY OUT OF THE MALL IX – RICKWHITEALBUM – ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS – RICHARD LAVIOLETTE & THE OIL SPILLS @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 9:30 PM – $10 w/food donation /$12 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.cancer.ca www.myspace.com/rickwhitealbum www.myspace.com/1hundreddollars www.myspace.com/richardlavioletteandtheoilspills
THURSDAY DECEMBER 16: STAY OUT OF THE MALL IX – ZEUS – METZ – PS I LOVE YOU @ Ebar – 41 QUEBEC ST. – GUELPH – 9:30 PM – $10 w/food donation /$12 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.cancer.ca www.themusicofzeus.com www.myspace.com/metztheband www.myspace.com/psiloveyouband