GRA­HAM ROCK­ING­HAM’S BEST BETS

The Hamilton Spectator - - A & E -

KELE FLEM­ING

Kele Flem­ing is a singer-song­writer and founder of the early ’90s Van­cou­ver in­die pop band Hazel Motes, which grew up on the scene with groups like Grapes of Wrath. She per­forms with vi­o­lin looper Lara Kroeker and Hamilton singer-song­writer Will Gille­spie, Thurs­day, May 25, 9 p.m., at the Spice Fac­tory, 121 Hugh­son St. N. $10 at the door.

COM­EDY AT THE CASBAH

Toronto comic Nick Reynold­son head­lines a night of standup com­edy at The Casbah (Queen at King St. W.) on Thurs­day, May 25. Also on the bill are Eric John­ston, Doug Kon­ing and Mike Mitchell. Hosted by Clif­ford My­ers. Show starts at 9 p.m. $10 with $2 from every ticket sold do­nated to The Lost Or­ga­ni­za­tion, a men­tal health ini­tia­tive. Warn­ing: ex­pect foul lan­guage.

THE FLATLINERS

The Flatliners is a punk rock quar­tet from the sub­urbs of Toronto that has been mak­ing un­der­ground waves for the past decade. The band per­forms Thurs­day, May 25, at Club Ab­sinthe, 38 King Wil­liam St., with Juno-win­ning Hamilton rock trio The Dirty Nil and Sam Cof­fey & the Iron Lungs. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tick­ets are $20 in ad­vance, plus ser­vice fee, on­line through Clubab­sinthe.ca.

THE SIN­NERS CHOIR

The Sin­ners Choir is a trio of vet­eran Toronto side­men — Terry Wilkins (Levon Helm, Light­house, Rough Trade), Adam Beer Co­la­cino (The Mer­ce­nar­ies) and Adam Warner (White Cow­bell Ok­la­homa, Jill Bar­ber) — that pays homage to the roots mu­sic that in­spired them. They play The Casbah (Queen at King St. W.) on Sun­day, May 28, 8 p.m. with Jake Chisolm and Deeps. $10.

CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!

Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by Nobu Adil­man and Daveed Gold­man. The Toronto-based duo has made a name for it­self by turn­ing its au­di­ences into choirs, di­rect­ing each one in a cel­e­bra­tion of con­tem­po­rary pop songs. Choir! Choir! Choir! per­forms Sun­day, May 28, at Mills Hard­ware, 95 King St. E. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30. $20 in ad­vance. $25 at the door.

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