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Hamilton singer-songwriter releases moody debut EP Emo dream pop artist Ellis takes a DIY approach to creating her sound and aesthetic
Nov22

Hamilton singer-songwriter releases moody debut EP Emo dream pop artist Ellis takes a DIY approach to creating her sound and aesthetic

Photos C/O Ariel Bader-Shamai The music video for Ellis’ first single “The Drain” opens with less than a second of television static. That glimpse of static appears several more times throughout the course of the video but it’s more than just a motif for the video, it’s the overarching theme of her debut project, The Fuzz. Ellis is the musical project of Hamilton-based singer-songwriter Linnea Siggelkow, who derived the name from her...

Remembering This Ain’t Hollywood’s legacy as venue is put up for sale Hamilton’s iconic music venue is up for sale but the legacy will live on
Nov15

Remembering This Ain’t Hollywood’s legacy as venue is put up for sale Hamilton’s iconic music venue is up for sale but the legacy will live on

Graphic C/O Razan Samara Like the black and white ransom note style letters that spell out This Ain’t Hollywood, the wild and tame performances that have graced the music venue over the years are just as starkly juxtaposed.   Whether you’re born and raised in the Hammer or you experience the city as more than a university town, This Ain’t Hollywood has often served as an introduction to Hamilton’s music scene. From metal performances...

Function Keys conference showcases the use of technology within art practice Four-day Function Keys conference highlights integration of technology and art
Oct25

Function Keys conference showcases the use of technology within art practice Four-day Function Keys conference highlights integration of technology and art

For many of us, technology is not simply a piece of our world but a thread that links the various aspects of our lives together. It makes up the fabric of our communication, education and entertainment. It’s no surprise that it has become a large part of art practice as well. Centre 3 for Print and Media Arts is organizing Function Keys: A Conference on New Technology and Digital Culture which aims to celebrate both art and...

Pumpkin House shines a light on music charity The Rovinellis are outfitting their front lawn with hundreds of pumpkins to raise money for AIFEC
Oct23

Pumpkin House shines a light on music charity The Rovinellis are outfitting their front lawn with hundreds of pumpkins to raise money for AIFEC

Photo C/O @marry.feddema Most family neighbourhoods know that one house where the residents are really into Halloween. Before September is over they’re already setting up in the light of day knowing that in a few weeks, the cover of night and the cloak of costume will transform it into something haunted or simply spectacular. Casey and Jen Rovinelli own that house. From when they moved into their Glenfern Avenue property in 2010, they...

Toronto singer-songwriter brings musical stories to Bridges Toronto singer-songwriter Josh Taerk makes a stop at Bridges during his Coffee House Tour
Oct16

Toronto singer-songwriter brings musical stories to Bridges Toronto singer-songwriter Josh Taerk makes a stop at Bridges during his Coffee House Tour

Photos C/O Josh Taerk Bridges Café is a hallowed McMaster destination for thoughtful conversation and inspiring performances. On Oct. 16, Toronto singer-songwriter Josh Taerk continued both of these traditions by bringing his musical storytelling into the space as part of the Coffee House Tour for his latest album, Beautiful Tragedy. The tour will take Taerk and his band to university towns across North America where he’ll play...

Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album
Oct04

Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album

Photos by Jenny Vasquez Hamilton singer-songwriter Shanika Maria knows how to make a presence.  In a t-shirt from Hamilton-based brand Girls with Guns and shoes that she bought ten years ago and thought she outgrew she describes herself as all over the place but it’s these items, memories and influences that she funnels gracefully into her music. In the summer of 2017, Maria released her debut EP, Childish Games. The five-song record...