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...

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...

Made with Luv Becky Sutherland finds herself asking how big her baking company can get and how big she wants it to
Feb09

Made with Luv Becky Sutherland finds herself asking how big her baking company can get and how big she wants it to

In the beginning Becky Sutherland can trace her love of baking back to two key influences: her mother and her independent nature. The youngest of five by the margin of six years, Sutherland was self-reliant from an early age. “I always had a thing in me that I wanted to do something on my own, and seeing my mom in the kitchen all the time just made me feel inspired. I wanted to do the things that she was doing.” Sutherland’s ambition...

Hamilton comic book debuts Local designer and illustrator Sylvia Nickerson’s Creation chronicles Hamilton’s revitalization
Feb02

Hamilton comic book debuts Local designer and illustrator Sylvia Nickerson’s Creation chronicles Hamilton’s revitalization

By: Hess Sahlollbey Hamilton is in the midst of a continuous evolution, and with that comes a growing arts and culture community in the city’s centre. While local art galleries, recording studios and independent film production are well established, the comic scene has been growing as well. Sylvia Nickerson is one such comic artist and with her book, Creation, she looks to chronicle the city’s physical changes as well as her own...

Heavenly Mexican treats Through beloved Farmers’ Market stand Carlota Cisneros realises culinary dreams
Feb02

Heavenly Mexican treats Through beloved Farmers’ Market stand Carlota Cisneros realises culinary dreams

When Carlota Cisneros immigrated to Canada six years ago, she got her new life off the ground by working at a local Staples. Although the company taught her about the workings of a new country, Cisneros has always been a cook at heart. She would bring forth this passion at work parties, baking cakes and other delicacies without charge. The reception was always an astounding success – everyone loved her food. After a coworker...

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...