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Jillian Jacqueline has a way of making breakups sound, well, fun.
Who would have thought? So if you’re going through a rough patch, a breakup or a tough time, make your way over to the London Music Hall and sing along to her country/pop single Reasons.
On the fizzed-up track, you’ll hear Jillian belt out the lyrics “I’m so sick of living a lie/So screw all of our reasons why.” Through the song, she talks about how a couple tries to justify staying together for a boatload of reasons, from how they’re supposed to be married by age 30 to how it’s just too plain scary to say goodbye. But it’s about making the brave choice, not the easy one.
The high-energy songstress has been singing her heart out since she was just seven years old. At age nine, she performed alongside Kenny Rogers in a Broadway show, and in her teens, she was performing at punk clubs in NYC. She eventually followed her heart to Nashville, where she released a five-song EP and later took on her own independent project.
She’s now rich with songs about love and heartbreak—and they aren’t just any old tunes. Jillian said so long to a five-year long-term relationship and, well, hello to a ton of new song material. She’s put her heartbreak to good use and has crafted a collection that’s spirited and relatable.
You can hear it all for yourself when Jillian Jacqueline opens up for Dwight Yoakam at the London Music Hall Thursday, July 20. Tickets run between $69 and $178, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
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Fuzzy guitars, ’90s alt-rock, and local talent — that’s what you’ll find at the London Music Club on Saturday night.
See, St. Thomas crew Hamish Patterson have been plugging away, writing and recording a new batch of songs for their debut album. Now, they’re celebrating the release of a shiny new 10-song collection called Yucky! It’s packed with perfect ’90s nostalgia — it’s almost like you’re sitting in their garage, watching them perform.
The band has had a bright 2016, during which they shared their self-titled EP, and went on to play local shows in London and Port Stanley, plus made their way to Toronto to play the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. They got down to business in December to record the new release—which mixes that ’90s feeling with a modern rock vibe.
Be among the first to hear this new set live, when Hamish Patterson perform at the LMC Saturday, July 22. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts with local group Nadsat, who go on at 8 p.m. This all-ages/licensed event will cost you $10 in advance, or $15 at the door.
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Sometimes you need a mid-week pick-me-up that doesn’t drain you for the morning workday.
And that’s just what you’re going to get with a performance from Enchanté, who are parking their jazz, pop and Francophone favourites at the St. James Westminster Gardens. As part of a special Music In the Garden summer series, this local act will be sharing a range of tunes, from traditional French to contemporary pop.
Bring a lawn chair, and make your way over to the Memorial Garden at 115 Askin St. The music starts at 7:30 p.m., and the show will go on rain or shine (luckily, if it rains, you’ll get to sit inside the church). Tip: Donations are welcome to support the outreach ministry.
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