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New Khari Wendell McClelland concert explores apology Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland tours Canada for Black History Month
Feb08

New Khari Wendell McClelland concert explores apology Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland tours Canada for Black History Month

Photo C/O Celine Pinget What is the value of an apology? That is one of the questions that JUNO-nominated singer and songwriter Khari Wendell McClelland is exploring in his new concert, We Now Recognize. The show, which consists of all new songs, will tour six Canadian cities for Black History Month. It comes to the Lincoln Alexander Centre in Hamilton on Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. We Now Recognize is a partnership between McClelland and...

Your guide to Hamilton Winterfest A rundown of the must-attend events during Hamilton Winterfest
Feb05

Your guide to Hamilton Winterfest A rundown of the must-attend events during Hamilton Winterfest

Photo C/O @hamiltonwinterfest By: Natalie Clark Hamilton has been getting its fair share of the winter weather this season, so in what better way to embrace it than to explore all that Winterfest 2019 has to offer? Winterfest is a two-week long affair that features winter events in and around the city. Beginning Feb. 1, there will be free and paid events held throughout Hamilton such as open skate, live music and various themed...

Celebrating the boss of Baroque Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra runs week-long festival celebrating the life of Bach
Jan17

Celebrating the boss of Baroque Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra runs week-long festival celebrating the life of Bach

Graphic C/O Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra By: Andrew Mrozowski From Jan.12 to Jan.19, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra will run their fourth festival in their composer festival series. This year, the focus will be on Baroque-era composer, Johann Sebastian Bach. “Bach is arguably the most influential and relatable composer of all time. His beautiful orchestral music and his fascinating life will be a joy for everyone to...

From Brandon Hall to Massey Hall How Max Kerman and the Arkells thrived from Hamilton
Jan15

From Brandon Hall to Massey Hall How Max Kerman and the Arkells thrived from Hamilton

Photo C/O @nathannash_ By: Natalie Clark Since graduating from McMaster in 2008, the Arkells have become one of Hamilton’s greatest accomplishments. “You write what you know,” mentions lead singer of the Arkells, Max Kerman, who accredits not only Hamilton, but McMaster, to the inspiration behind many of the band’s greatest hits. “You write material based on your own life experiences; you’re trying to tell a story about a person, a...

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...