GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM’S BEST BETS
REID AND VAN SANTE
Alan Reid, left, and Rob van Sante are former members of the long-running Scottish folk group The Battlefield Band. Reid, a founder of the Battlefield Band, is known for researching historical and contemporary events and pouring it into his songs. The duo performs Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s church in Ancaster, 11 Wilson St. Tickets available at the door for $15, or call 905-648-6874.
Corin Raymond is a Hamilton-based singer-songwriter and storyteller whose album “Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams” won a nomination at this year’s Juno Awards. Raymond is also known for piecing together the largest private collection of Canadian Tire money in history. He performs Sunday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. with Yukon songwriter Kim Beggs at the Pearl Company, 16 Steven St. $20 general admission/$15 for students.
Let’s hope that Joey Keithley keeps losing elections so that his seminal Vancouver punk band D.O.A. can keep recording and touring. It’s doubtful that Joey could find the time if he ever won a seat in the B.C. legislature. D.O.A. returns to This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., on Sunday, Oct. 15, with Edmonton’s Raygun Cowboys, Hamilton’s Get off the Cop and Barbed Wire Braces. Doors at 7 p.m. $20 advance or $25 at the door.
Raleigh is a Calgary indie-rock blends straight-up hooks with experimental sonic sculptures. Its new album “Powerhouse Bloom” is a studio triumph. You can see how well the band reproduces it live on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., with Adrian Underhill and Blunt Chunks. 8 p.m. $10 admission.
THE PACK A.D.
The new album by Pack A.D. is called “Dollhouse,” but Becky Black and Maya Miller aren’t the type who play with dolls. The Vancouver power duo plays modern punk dystopia. The new album is their best yet. The Pack A.D. performs Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 8. $15 advance; $18 at the door