English folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner performs alongside the Arkells
Feb16

English folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner performs alongside the Arkells

Frank Turner is no stranger to the stage. He began touring at the age of 16. Following his attendance at the London School of Economics, he developed a proclivity for history and spent four years as the vocalist for post-hardcore band Million Dead until its dissolution. The English folk singer-songwriter and punk troubadour opened with The Sleeping Souls, for Arkells homecoming concert. Despite his transition from punk rock to folk in...

Family matters at the Cameron House 1960s-inspired band of brothers, Ferraro, discuss their family’s historic Toronto concert venue
Feb16

Family matters at the Cameron House 1960s-inspired band of brothers, Ferraro, discuss their family’s historic Toronto concert venue

By: Vanessa Polojac Located in downtown Toronto, the Cameron House has been a famous cultural centre and venue for up-and-coming Canadian talent the past 30 years. Back in 1981, a hotel on the edge of Queen Street West was turned into Toronto’s famed music and arts pub, the Cameron House by Paul Stannella, Herb Tookey and Anne Marie Ferraro. Since then, the venue has received performances by the Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, The...

Hamilton born and McMaster raised, The Bandicoots plan for a busy 2017 Home grown indie-rock outfit balance studies, concerts and upcoming EP
Feb09

Hamilton born and McMaster raised, The Bandicoots plan for a busy 2017 Home grown indie-rock outfit balance studies, concerts and upcoming EP

By: Vanessa Polojac The Bandicoots took their haunting bass-driven sounds and low vocals to another sold-out show at Baltimore House. The quartet, all native Hamiltonians, hope to focus their efforts on another year of local shows, and their upcoming EP. Despite only forming in 2014, Justin Ross (guitar & vocals), Lorant Polya (bass), Andrew Parkinson (drums) and Nicolai Kozel (guitar) have made themselves a household name across...

Experimental electronic band carves niche in Hamilton music scene Electroluminescent recalls origins of electronic music scene in Hamilton
Feb02

Experimental electronic band carves niche in Hamilton music scene Electroluminescent recalls origins of electronic music scene in Hamilton

By: Sahra Soudi Electroluminescent has made their mark on a thriving electronic music scene, creating music that is both sedative and intriguing. Now the group has the opportunity to reflect on their legacy as they played their final show at This Ain’t Hollywood before an indefinite hiatus. From the gentle strobe lights to the twinkling melodic keyboard sounds, being at a local venue with supporters and friends of Electroluminescent...

Lightcraft takes off Indonesian indie-rock band arrives in Hamilton ahead of new EP release
Nov17

Lightcraft takes off Indonesian indie-rock band arrives in Hamilton ahead of new EP release

By: Vanessa Polojac With a new EP, Another Life out on Nov. 22 Jakarta-based Indonesian indie-rock/ dream-pop quartet Lightcraft transport audiences through their soft melodic instrumentations and melancholic lyrics. Formed in 2004 when they were still studying in Kuala Lumpur, Maylasia, Lightcraft was originally a quintet but recently lost a band member. Now the band consists of members Imam Mbudz (vocals and guitar), Safarilhag...

Skinny jeans, teenage dreams UK punk band Boston Manor hits Hamilton with teen angst and mid-2000s nostalgia
Nov10

Skinny jeans, teenage dreams UK punk band Boston Manor hits Hamilton with teen angst and mid-2000s nostalgia

By: Vanessa Polojac Take a trip back in time to the world of overly tight skinny jeans, fringe hairstyles and teenage angst with Boston Manor. Influenced by pop-punk and emo and hailing from Blackpool, England, the band is currently in the midst of touring their debut album Be Nothing. Despite only forming in 2013, Boston Manor has managed to release three EPs, a debut album and catch the attention of Pure Noise Records while...