GRAHAM ROCK­ING­HAM’S BEST BETS

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

RUN MAG­GIE RUN

Run Mag­gie Run is a Hamil­ton five-piece in­die-rock out­fit sport­ing well-crafted songs, youth­ful wit and an over­abun­dance of en­ergy. They’re gain­ing a grow­ing au­di­ence on the lo­cal club scene and re­turn Sun­day, Sept. 3, to This Ain’t Hol­ly­wood, 345 James St. N. With Glass Cac­tus (Toronto) and The Lost An­ge­los (Wa­ter­down). Music starts at 8:30 p.m. $10.

FIN DE FI­ESTA

In­ter­na­tional flamenco music and dance en­sem­ble Fin de Fi­esta brings its ac­claimed “Lian­dola” pro­duc­tion to The Pearl Com­pany, 16 Steven St., on Fri­day, Sept. 1. The troupe, trained in Seville and com­prised of Cana­dian, French and Ital­ian per­form­ers, re­cently com­pleted a tour of France. Show at 8 p.m. $22 in ad­vance/ $25 at the door.

LUCID LEE & LIT­TLE CHILD

Lucid Lee and Lit­tle Child ( Jo Boudreau and Sarah Ivy Hardy) are a Hamil­ton-based folk duo that is re­leas­ing a de­but EP, “Only in a Dream,” Sun­day, Sept. 3, at the Cas­bah (Queen at King West) be­fore leav­ing on a tour of Western Canada. The duo work gui­tar, flute and pi­ano into their orig­i­nal songs. Also on the bill are Sh­janne Glover and The Sweet Ex­pe­ri­ence. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. $8.

SA­MAN­THA MARTIN

The Royal Botan­i­cal Gar­dens closes out its sum­mer Jazz and Blues se­ries on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, with a per­for­mance by Sa­man­tha Martin and Delta Su­gar un­der the can­vas at the RBG’s scenic Hen­drie Park. The group sings a blend of blues, gospel and soul. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free with ad­mis­sion to the gar­dens. 905-527-1158

KENNY ‘BOSS’ WAYNE

Juno-win­ner Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne has been play­ing boo­gie-woo­gie pi­ano since he was dis­cov­ered as a child prodigy in the United States dur­ing the 1950s. Wayne re­lo­cated from Los An­ge­les to Van­cou­ver in the 1980s and was signed by the Elec­tro-Fi and Stony Plain la­bels. He makes a rare lo­cal ap­pear­ance Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Stonewalls, 339 York Blvd. 8 p.m. $10. Ad­vance tick­ets at the club.

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