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Alex Whorms is an emerging Hamilton singer-songwriter who this year released her first EP “Our Lives” and a video for the song “People in Love.” Whorms performs Saturday, Nov. 10, at The Mule Spinner, 11 Landsdowne Ave., in the Cotton Factory, with Hanna Bech and The Geoff Hudson Band. Show starts at 9 p.m. $10.
The Castor Troys are an in-yourface Hamilton rock band that recently opened for The Headstones at FirstOntario Concert Hall. On Friday, Nov. 9, they hold an EP release show for “Legends Never Die.” At The Corktown Pub, 175 Young St., Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., with Black Collar Union and One in the Chamber. $10 at the door.
Hamilton punk legends Mickey de Sadist and the Forgotten Rebels return Saturday, Nov. 10, to the club named after the band’s 1982 classic album “This Ain’t Hollywood,” 345 James St. N. Always a great hometown show, with The Lucky Ones and NYSSA. Advance tickets are $25.
Stuart Laughton sings and plays a dozen instruments. He also spends his time scouring the radio dial for eclectic music. He brings a fourpiece band, some new stories and his latest edition of “Radio Dial” to the Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. at James North, on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., $15.
Tash Sultana is a multi-instrumentalist who, with the help of electronic looping, has brought the one-person band concept to new heights. Sultana performs Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m., at FirstOntario Concert Hall with Ocean Alley. $53.70, $37.10 for students, through Ticketmaster or at the FirstOntario Centre box office.