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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...

Forever falling in love with music Eternal Collective introduces a five-week music festival to build community across genres
Sep27

Forever falling in love with music Eternal Collective introduces a five-week music festival to build community across genres

Photos by Catherine Goce  Autumn is a cozy time. The blistering heat of summer is receding but the freezing cold of winter has not yet dug in. A month of school has allowed us to settle into our environment and our routines. It’s a time for a little tradition, a little Thanksgiving and a lot of community. While many of us will settle into familiar spaces, Eternal Collective wants you to settle into a larger and perhaps slightly...

Local artists come together to celebrate the themes and visuals of the K-pop sensation Local artists come together to celebrate the themes and visuals of the K-pop sensation
Sep25

Local artists come together to celebrate the themes and visuals of the K-pop sensation Local artists come together to celebrate the themes and visuals of the K-pop sensation

Photos by Razan Samara This past weekend, K-pop superstars BTS landed in Hamilton for three sold-out stadium concerts. Nestled among the three multi-million dollar performances was Magic Shop:  A Celebration of BTS and the Magic of Self-Love, a group art exhibition at the Factory Media Centre. The exhibit was dedicated to BTS fan art and ran from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23. It featured media artwork created by local artists who love the boy...

SUPERCRAWL ’18 A recap of the festival's 10th anniversary on James Street North
Sep24

SUPERCRAWL ’18 A recap of the festival's 10th anniversary on James Street North

  In our latest issue, we caught up with some musicians, artists, designers, and chefs showing off their craft on the streets!   Related Posts From Brandon Hall to Massey HallSleigh the seasonShowcasing a work in...

Bonjay’s Supercrawl tracks inspired by the sounds of Steel City Bonjay constructs the sounds of metropolitan life with a little help from the Steel City
Sep20

Bonjay’s Supercrawl tracks inspired by the sounds of Steel City Bonjay constructs the sounds of metropolitan life with a little help from the Steel City

Photos by Kyle West On stage, Alanna Stuart’s voice soars like a skyscraper while Ian Swain orchestrates an arrangement as bustling and controlled as a city street. The two halves of the Toronto duo gave an energized Supercrawl performance on Friday night with their mix of dancehall and emotive soul. The two met at a party in Ottawa when Stuart interrupted Swain as he was spinning music as disc jockey. The hours they have spent since...

Cut, paste and chill Unleash your creativity while collaging at Sous Bas
Sep12

Cut, paste and chill Unleash your creativity while collaging at Sous Bas

Photos by Razan Samara As darkness claims the end of the first Wednesday of the month, Main Street East settles into a quiet rhythm against the background humming of nearby traffic. Red florescent lights spelling out ‘Sous Bas’ invite passersby down a flight of stairs and into the warm atmosphere of the candlelit space known for long nights of dancing. At the far end of the room DJ Camron rehearses his set. The chanted vocals of...