ROCKY’S BEST BETS
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.
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 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.
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.