Terra Lightfoot’s finally home Terra Lightfoot performs newest album with HPO Strings at McMaster’s LIVELab
Mar15

Terra Lightfoot’s finally home Terra Lightfoot performs newest album with HPO Strings at McMaster’s LIVELab

Terra Lightfoot, the Juno-nominated singer-songwriter and Sonic Unyon recording artist, has finally made her first stop in Hamilton since the New Mistakes tour began. Lightfoot has been playing shows nearly every night for the past three weeks. From kicking off her tour in Kansas City, Missouri to selling out a show in Winnipeg, Manitoba and playing in four different cities in British Columbia, she’s had one epic performance after the...

Mixing it up Women are jockeying for spaces in Hamilton’s DJ scene
Mar15

Mixing it up Women are jockeying for spaces in Hamilton’s DJ scene

Being a woman in a male-dominated scene, specifically in music, is never the easiest course of action, but prominent Hamilton DJs are making waves within the scene. The fight for a place in the music scene has created a supportive community of women who are working together to make their beats heard. With a focus on helping each other through collaboration and promotion, these women are making sure that their respective music scenes...

Nezqwik jazz up the night Trio let loose for a note-worthy performance at Corktown Pub
Mar08

Nezqwik jazz up the night Trio let loose for a note-worthy performance at Corktown Pub

When you realize that not only is your birthday coming up, but so is your drummer’s, then it makes perfect sense to celebrate getting another year older with a big bang. At least that’s how Nezqwik bandleader Aleef Mehdi sees it. The local jazz band celebrated their March 2nd with good friends, fellow bands and great music. The band consists of Mehdi on guitar, Ben Duff on bass and Jinu Isac on drums. Music has been a big part of all...

Keeping it in the family Born Ruffians new album reunites original members and pays tribute to their fathers
Mar01

Keeping it in the family Born Ruffians new album reunites original members and pays tribute to their fathers

By: Vanessa Polojac Born Ruffians welcomes back original drummer Steve Hamelin to create their most personal album to date, all while reuniting a life-long group of friends. Uncle, Duke and the Chief is a homage to their biggest fans; their fathers. The 15-year industry veterans include Luke Lalonde (vocals and guitar), Mitch DeRosier (bass guitar) and Steve Hamelin (drums), but their history in music stretches farther than their own...

Starting the week off right Electric Lunch will have you loving Mondays
Feb12

Starting the week off right Electric Lunch will have you loving Mondays

What do students, office workers and pretty much everyone who has to work for a living have in common? An extensive list of complaints about the first day of the week, occasionally accompanied by a discordant tune of exasperated sighs. Peter Lazar and his coworkers felt the same way during their lunch time breaks at Tusq Events headquarters, a Hamilton-based event design and management company.  Their solution to overcoming the Monday...

Sound art is making waves An inside look at HAVN's Sonic Art Series
Feb01

Sound art is making waves An inside look at HAVN's Sonic Art Series

February 1st – 14th Ramsha Shakeel: Sculpting Time Shakeel is a Toronto-based experimental musician and multimedia artist. The OCAD University student has performed solo and collaborative shows in her home-town, as well as Karachi, Pakistan and at the Torstraßen Festival, a music and arts festival in Berlin, Germany. Sculpting Time is an exploration of the concept of time beyond our naturally linear perception of it. Unlike...