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AN­DRE BIS­SON

Hamil­ton’s blues gui­tarist per­forms with his 10-piece R&B band Fri­day, Feb. 24, at the Spice Fac­tory, 121 Hugh­son St. N. Doors open at 7 p.m. Bis­son re­cently got back from the Mem­phis In­ter­na­tional Blues Challenge and is ea­ger to pro­mote his new al­bum “Left With the Blues.” Show starts at 8. Ad­vance tick­ets $15 on­line through Tick­etscene.ca or $20 at the door.

BLACK COL­LAR UNION

Hamil­ton hard rock­ers Black Col­lar Union proved they could pass muster when they per­formed live in Novem­ber with mem­bers of the Hamil­ton Phil­har­monic Orches­tra. The band will be play­ing a more straight ahead show Fri­day, Feb. 24, at the Cas­bah (Queen at King West), with Tom­a­hawk Love, Law­less Sons and Sun Kings. 9 p.m., $10.

ALL­MAN BROTH­ERS

The show is called “Ram­blin’ Man — All All­man Broth­ers All Night,” a trib­ute of the music of one of the great­est bands the South­ern U.S. ever pro­duced and a cel­e­bra­tion of the life of drum­mer Butch Trucks. Per­formed by an all-star cast of Hamil­ton mu­si­cians. Satur­day, Feb. 25, 10 p.m., at The Cas­bah (Queen at King West). $10 with pro­ceeds go­ing to In­ter­val House.

COLOUR FILM

Colour Film is the stage name for Dun­das singer-song­writer Matthew de Zoete. Ap­pro­pri­ate. The songs on his lat­est EP “Su­per Eight” spin like home movies, filled with char­ac­ters you’d like to get to know. Colour Film per­forms with Low Coun­try Hill Satur­day, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. at the Pearl Com­pany, 16 Steven St. $15 or $10 for stu­dents and se­niors.

AN­CIENT SHAPES

Daniel Ro­mano has packed a lot of dif­fer­ent music into his ca­reer, start­ing with hard rock band At­tack in Black, then City and Colour, then his retro-coun­try solo music. His new project, An­cient Shapes, en­ters the world of power pop rock, like the Buz­zcocks or a young Bob Dy­lan played at 78 rpm. An­cient Shapes play This Ain’t Hol­ly­wood, 345 James St. N., on Sun­day, Feb. 26, 8 p.m. With Un­con­trol­lable Urge, Dan Ed­monds and DJ Lou Weed. $10.

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