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The Ninth Annual Hamilton Circle Jerk

Sat Sep 2nd, 2017

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With a name like The Hamilton Circle Jerk, you would be forgiven for thinking you have somehow discovered Hamilton’s dark seedy underworld of low budget porn.

Sadly, if your recreational pursuits lie there you might feel a bit ripped off by stumbling into The Annual Hamilton Circle Jerk. If you are, however, a lover of discovering new music and bands, you may well have found a whole new side to Hamilton you didn’t know existed.

It all started from an idea formulated by a local musician, that germinated into a music event. The rules are simple; each band must perform two covers of songs by other Hamilton bands/musicians, past or present, and one of their own. Indeed, seeing the love shown by local musicians for their rich local musical history, expressed by their enthusiastic covering of each other’s songs, was not lost on this local idea’s man, hence the appropriately and colourfully titled Circle Jerk was born.

Following the tradition from where it first began, the event showcases the diversity of musical talent and genres Hamilton has to offer, with up to 15 bands playing on one night. The Circle Jerk features artists from differing genres including reggae, alt-country, indie, electronic, drum n bass, hard core, psycho-billy, post rock and anything else you can throw into the mix.

One of the pleasantries of “the Jerk” is the appearance of Hamilton music veterans and those who have moved away, but who still hold an affinity to the Hamilton scene. New up and coming bands that are establishing themselves a reputation for their amazing live performances also have the opportunity to “show their stuff” (cue the obligatory jokes!) to a large and appreciative audience.

Wink Wink Nudge Nudge
Knights of The DUB Table
Rumpus Room
Glass Shards
Wolf Wizard
Looking For Alaska
Date Month Year
Hedge Fund Trader
Occasional G

acoustic/solo, alternative, art/noise, electronic, metal, punk/hardcore, reggae/dub, rock, Wink Wink Nudge Nudge, Knights of The DUB Table, Rumpus Room, Glass Shards, Wolf Wizard, Looking For Alaska, Dickheads, Date Month Year, Hedge Fund Trader, Occasional G, Runt

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