GRA­HAM ROCK­ING­HAM’S BEST BETS

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

HARRY MANX

Harry Manx started out as a roadie for Crow­bar, learned the blues busk­ing around the world and then stud­ied In­dian clas­si­cal mu­sic for five years in Ra­jasthan, learn­ing to play the Mo­han Veena, a 20-stringed sitar/gui­tar hy­brid. The re­sult is a haunt­ing blend of raga/blues. Manx per­forms Thurs­day in The Stu­dio (at Hamil­ton Place), 8 p.m. $34.50, plus fees at FirstOn­tario Cen­tre box of­fice or through Tick­et­mas­ter.

ADREAN FAR­RU­GIA

Hamil­ton jazz pi­anist Adrean Far­ru­gia teams up with Chicago trum­peter Brad Goode for two spe­cial shows Thurs­day and Fri­day at McMaster Univer­sity’s high-tech LIVELab the­atre. They’ve col­lab­o­rated on four albums and per­formed in Chicago, Den­ver, Dal­las, Tokyo and Am­s­ter­dam. The the­atre is on the se­cond floor of the McMaster Psy­chol­ogy Build­ing. Ad­vance tick­ets are $25, plus tax, avail­able at livelab.mcmaster.ca/se­ries10dB. Shows at 7:30 p.m.

STU­ART LAUGHTON

To call Stu­art Laughton a mul­ti­tal­ented mu­si­cian would be an un­der­state­ment. The Burling­ton res­i­dent is one of the found­ing mem­bers of the Cana­dian Brass and per­formed as a trumpet con­certo soloist with or­ches­tras across Canada. He also played lead gui­tar on three blues albums by the band Pork­belly Fu­tures. Laughton brings his lat­est project, the six-piece Ra­dio Dial band, to the Art­word Art­bar, 15 Col­bourne St., on Fri­day at 8 p.m. $15. 905-543-8512

OLD GROWTH FOR­EST

Drum­mer Harris Eisen­stadt formed the freestyle jazz quar­tet dur­ing a 12-set res­i­dency at The Stone ex­per­i­men­tal per­for­mance venue in New York’s East Vil­lage in 2015, and soon af­ter re­leased an al­bum on the Clean Feed la­bel, with Jeb Bishop on trom­bone, Tony Mal­aby on sax­o­phone and Ja­son Roe­bke on dou­ble bass. This im­pro­vi­sa­tional group per­forms Tues­day at 7 p.m. at the You Me Gallery, 330 James St. N. $15 at the door.

ALTAMEDA

Don’t write off this Ed­mon­ton four­some as just an­other alt-coun­try band from Al­berta. Altameda’s de­but LP “Dirty Rain” com­bines the poetic drawl of Gram Par­sons with the un­leashed fe­roc­ity of The Re­place­ments. Altameda per­forms Tues­day at Mills Hard­ware, 95 King St. E., at 9 p.m., with Evan Red­sky. $10 ad­vance (at Tick­et­fly.com) or $12 at the door.

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