GRA­HAM ROCK­ING­HAM’S BEST BETS

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ALEX WHORMS

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.

CAS­TOR TROYS

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.

FOR­GOT­TEN REBELS

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

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

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.

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