Month: January 2015

Poor Young Things in final days of Pledge Music Project

With a slight edgy Bruce Springsteen feel, Poor Young Things’ second album, The Head, The Heart, The End, boasts 13 tracks of sweat, energy and determination. “This record is a reflection of getting older and thinking about that” recalls singer/guitarist Matt Fratpietro* as he describes their current release.

Songs detailed on the album The Head, The Heart, The End represent the typical inspirations of most rock bands but also the fight of growing out of the idealistic fantasy of a young rock and roll band.  How transitioning into a long term musical presence can not only be challenging, but filled with doubt, tribulations and achievements. That it’s often challenging making a living in an arts based occupation. This is reflected in their songs “Sign Of The Times” and “Revolver”

Thunder Bay natives, Matt Fratpietro – Guitar, Vocals, Michael Kondakow – Guitar, Vocals, Dave Grant – Guitar, Vocals, Scott Burke – Bass, Konrad Commisso – Drums; relocated to Toronto to be more accessible to the music scene, this was rewarded with signing to Bumstead Productions. Coming of a year of touring their follow-up album in clubs and festivals across this wide country they have started to record the third installment. This upcoming release from the band is anticipated with high expectations after the mixed reviews. Going the way of many artists a Pledge Music Campaign is in its final days to help with the expenses of recording.

Within their Pledge Music campaign there are many perks you can purchase to help the band offset recording costs. Highlights include, a signed guitar, a full house concerts and music lessons from members of the band! There are a handful of more unique offers, many of which have been already claimed by long time fans of the band, including the ability to buy the soul of Konrad, play street hockey against them or give Dave a hair cut during their next tour cycle. Amongst the many signed options there is a chance to be background “head clappers” or purchase a unique art piece created by one of the band members proving they are multifaceted artists.

In the final days of the campaign, they are at 65% towards attaining their goal. Everyone loves new music, especial music they can relate to. Listen to Poor Young Things, they are not only relatable, but driven, determined and talented raw rock n’ roll. Often what you see is what you get. Lets help them achieve this often overwhelming goal! Head over to Pledge Music and search their name or click the link below.

Link to Pledge Music Campaign http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/pooryoungthings

Poor Young Things Official Website: http://www.pooryoungthings.com/

Sentences ending with * denote material taken from Poor Young Things official Bio.

Music at the ‘Bux for January 29& 30, 2015

Starbucks on the corner of Princess & Sydenham Streets, 251 Princess, Kingston

On Thurs, Jan 29th , we’re very happy to welcome back in a double feature with Inna performing from 7-8pm, and Jenny Lapp & Kieran L’Abbe from 8-9pm

THURS – Inna has been performing music onstage in Ottawa since she was 13 years old. She started playing piano when she was four, and since then has expanded her musical skills to singing, guitar, bass, and has even tried her hand at the drums. Since moving to Kingston to attend Queen’s University, Inna has focused on writing songs and is looking forward to getting back to onstage performance.


You will often hear Jenny Lapp’s music echoing through the stairwells of KCVI, where she is a grade 11 student. Jenny started playing guitar when she was 10 years old and since then has been fixated on finger style, and learning the songs of folk artists both classic and new. You will hear picking of woodsy acoustic guitar, flowing vocals, and if you’re lucky some original songwriting.
Kieran L’Abbe, a young musician, has been playing guitar for several years. He’s performed in various venues around Kingston both alone and with a band, but most frequently on the street as a busker. He also plays banjo, piano and occasionally electric bass. He feels that playing music is the most meaningful thing in his life, and appreciates every opportunity that is presented to share that with those around him.

On Fri, Jan 30th, we’re very happy to welcome back in a double feature with Sarah O’Neil from 7-8 pm and Mieke Little & Graham Tattersall from 8-9 pm


FRI— Sarah O’Neill is a young singer songwriter from Bath, Ontario. Self taught, and in constant evolution, she brings to the table a raw, untouched take on the music she plays. She melds a variety of genres into her music; with the powerful vocals of the blues and the sturdy, constant rhythm of folk rock. Her only accompaniment is her trusty 12-twelve string.
Mieke Little grew up playing piano and singing in the Festival of Sacred Praise in Stirling. She began playing guitar and mandolin in her early university years, and loves to play with others! and she likes folk!
Graham Tattersall has played in many a bluesgrass bands, loves to sing, and has the sound of a folk-song lovin’ man.

Upcoming shows

Double Feature with Inna (7-8) and Jenny Lapp & Kieran L’Abbe (8-9) – Jan 29
Double Feature with Sarah O’Neil (7-8) and Mieke Little & Graham Tattersall (8-9)-Jan 30
Doug O’Handley-Feb 5
Tim Murphy- Feb 6
Andrew Mack and Rick Gravel-Feb12
Hayden Mellon-Feb 13
NUBS-Feb 19
Phyllis Scully and Collin Watt-Feb 20
Jeff J Gaulton-Feb 26
Irwin with Kevin Connolly-Feb 27
Hugh Box-March 5
Fiddle Earth-March 6
Tracie Morgan-March 13
Kit Wykes-March 20
Scott Knapp-March 26
Michael Patterson and Dave Chesbrough-March 27

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. All events are pre-booked. Interested in playing, or know someone who is:- contact series host, Bruce Kauffman, in the store on the nights of a music event, or email him at bruce.kauffman@hotmail.com

Music at the ‘Bux for January 22, 23 2015

Starbucks on the corner of Princess & Sydenham Streets, 251 Princess, Kingston

Live music 2 nights/week. Every Thursday & Friday night from 7-9pm

Always a free event.

THURS –  Kodie Rollan & Company: KR&Co is a student band operating out of Queen’s University. They’ve played numerous shows in Kingston, and play numerous covers of popular songs and ‘blue-collar’ style originals written by singer-songwriter Kodie Rollan. Their recent EP, Kept in Storage, is available for free on SoundCloud, with another album currently in the works. Like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram @krcomusic

FRI—   ROGER DOREY  –  Poet/songwriter/performer

Once in a blue moon, someone comes “out of the woods” and steps up to the microphone with a rough-edged conviction. No pedigree, no history, just raw talent and a lifetime of good and bad experiences, which gives their moment in the spotlight a legitimacy, that deserves to be heard.

In his own words: “I just want to stop! Rest for a moment. Even standing still, world pushes onward against my will. Where are we going, what’s the hurry? I know this trip is on your dime, do we have to be there right on time. What if it’s too late, would we miss our fate? Who did you take to the limit before we crossed the line”…  RD


Upcoming Shows   

Kodie Rollan – Jan 22

Roger Dorey-Jan 23

Double Feature with Inna (7-8) and Jenny Lapp & Kieran L’Abbe (8-9) – Jan 29

Double Feature with Sarah (7-8) and Mieke Little (8-9)-Jan 30

Doug O’Handley-Feb 5

Tim Murphy- Feb 6

Andrew Mack and Rick Gravel-Feb12

Hayden Mellon-Feb 13

NUBS-Feb 19

Phyllis Scully and Collin Watt-Feb 20

Jeff J Gaulton-Feb 26

Irwin with Kevin Connolly-Feb 27

Hugh Box-March 5

Fiddle Earth-March 6

Tracie Morgan-March 13

Kit Wykes-March 20

Scott Knapp-March 26

Michael Patterson and Dave Chesbrough-March 27

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. All events are pre-booked.  Interested in playing, or know someone who is:– contact series host, Bruce Kauffman, in the store on the nights of a music event, or  email him at bruce.kauffman@hotmail.com

Single Review- Worth Fighting For by Leanne Pearson

Leanne Pearson, a 24-year-old country rocker with a sweet attitude and an infectious smile that brightens any room she enters. Her musical talents are clear through her past music releases, “Get Out of my Head” and “Tuned into You”.

The latest single, “Worth Fighting For”written with Jake Mathews and Willie Mack  seems lyrically penned about love.  From family and friends to the hometown love she has felt,  this up beat song along with the accompanying video shows how Leanne feels about her loyal supporters and warms the heart with all the images that were collected over the past year.

What a great way to start 2015, we hope to hear more from her soon!

Watch the video here: