GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM’S BEST BETS
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.
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.