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Record Conventions This Weekend

There are quite a few record conventions this weekend in Ontario so I thought i’d give you a heads up :

  • Kingston, Ontario – The Kingston Record Show will be this Saturday from 10am to 4 pm at the Macgillivray-Brown Hall (218 Barrie St). Free admission.
  • Newmarket, Ontario – The Newmarket Vinyl Record & Collectibles Show will be this Sunday from 10am to 3pm at the Royal Canadian Legion (707 Srigley Street). Only $2 per person to get in.
  • Toronto, Ontario – The Flipside DJ and Vintage Record Show will be held at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen street West) from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $5 per person.
  • Windsor, Ontario – The Windsor Record Show will be this Sunday from 11am to 4pm at Villains Bistro (246 Pelissier Ave). Admission is $4 per person.

For Star Wars Fans / Acoustic David Bowie Tribute

I know this isn’t about music. But aren’t you surprised that they just didn’t wait a month and release the film on Star Wars Day ? It would have been a great opportunity but I guess Disney had their reasons.

Anyhow, i’m going to wait for the blu-ray myself, which will be released in a package with DVD and HD Download on April 5th, 2016. I’ve had it on pre-order since January so i’m patient. 🙂

Yes, I was tempted to buy it from iTunes yesterday. But i’ve decided to wait. I prefer the resolution of blu-ray over downloads and have not really started to go full force into collecting the latter.

Basically I download some of the films I get in the blu-ray packages but I might start downloading films once I set up a larger hard drive on my router. That would probably be more convenient because i’m running out of shelf space and I don’t think i’ll bother buying more shelved, unless perhaps if I decide to move.

By the way, if you’re eying the BB-8 Droid toy, you should know that you can get it from Indigo for 15% off this weekend, along with all regularly priced toys including light sabres, Funko Pops, Funko wobblers, bobble heads and action figures. Just click on this link and use the promo code mentioned : Take 15% Off Regular Priced Items at Indigo.ca! This Weekend, Online Only. Enter Promo Code: PROMO15.

You can also get up to 50% on select toys but the 15% offer only applies to regularly priced items, as previously mentioned. No promo codes are required for these select toys and as usual shipping is free for orders over $25.

Now back to regularly scheduled programming :

There will be a an acoustic tribute to David Bowie tonight at the Orbit Room in Toronto featuring Mark Holmes of Platinum Blonde and David Barrett of the David Barrett Trio. The club is located at 580A College St. and the show stars at 8pm. Click here for details.

Update on Typhoon Haiyen Charity Concert

Saga, The David Barrett Trio, Jacob Moon and other guests will be performing at the Phoenix Concert Theater in Toronto on December 12th, 2013.

Proceeds from this concert and sales of David Barrett Trio CDs at the event will be forwarded to Doctors Without Borders to help in their efforts in the Philippines.

Doors open at 7. Admission will be $20.

DB3 + Michael Sadler Live in Toronto

The Dave Barrett Trio will be performing live with special guest Michael Sadler (of Saga) tonight in Toronto. They will be playing at The Mod Club at 722 College Street, where tickets can be purchased for $10. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. 19+ Only.

New Saga CD

Saga has released a new album, entitled “20/20“, and the CD release party is at The Sound Academy in Toronto on Friday night with opening act The David Barrett Trio.

The new CD will be released on July 24th in Canada and the United States.

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