Taking a leap Into the Abyss New store by Hamilton record store veteran opens on Locke Street
Oct05

Taking a leap Into the Abyss New store by Hamilton record store veteran opens on Locke Street

An abyss is dark and bottomless. It’s a mysterious place where it’s easy to get lost in nostalgia and deep thoughts. The new record shop on the corner of Locke Street South and Canada Street is just that, but with white walls and friendly faces that will greet you with open arms. After two years of thinking about opening a record shop, Brad Germain and his wife, Jenni Germain, softly opened Into the Abyss during the Locke Street...

Making music safe and sound Hamilton activist group is paving the way for a safer music and arts scene
Sep28

Making music safe and sound Hamilton activist group is paving the way for a safer music and arts scene

Loud music and low lighting are synonymous with the typical night out, but when it comes to educational brochures and resources on crisis intervention, they’re not often the first thing to expect at local venues. Safer Gigs Hamilton is changing that. Booths covered in pamphlets on topics ranging from bystander intervention techniques to zines about consent and resources on mental health have been popping up all over bars and artist...

150 years of resilience: An untold history Exhibit shed light on strong and resilient Indigenous voice
Sep28

150 years of resilience: An untold history Exhibit shed light on strong and resilient Indigenous voice

Studio Arts student Dina Hamed was in her third year Practical Issues course when she was tasked with creating a proposal for an art installation around the theme of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Hamed, who is Canadian born with Egyptian roots, saw similarities between the situation in Palestine and the conflict and trauma Indigenous people have faced, and continue to face in Canada. “What does it mean to celebrate being Canadian? [I...

Autumn (Getty) in Hamilton Slam poet talks about her experience with transness, activism and displacement
Sep21

Autumn (Getty) in Hamilton Slam poet talks about her experience with transness, activism and displacement

By: Quinn Jones The crowd at Moon Milk, MilkLab’s most recent open mic poetry night at Casino Artspace was there for one thing: the poetry of featured reader Autumn Getty. Getty is a trans woman, activist in the LGBTQ community and accomplished poet. Her moving poetry touched on her life and the complex experiences she has had, delivered with a note of dark humour that offsets her work nicely. The first topic discussed at the event...

SUPERCRAWL ’17 Hamilton's annual festival featured downtown streets filled with the art, music and fashion of creative talents from far and wide
Sep19

SUPERCRAWL ’17 Hamilton's annual festival featured downtown streets filled with the art, music and fashion of creative talents from far and wide

We talked with a few of the participants to get their perspectives on one of the largest free festivals in Ontario. Related Posts An indie powerhouse in bloomHamilton events to check out over reading weekMore bylaw officers coming to Westdale and Ainslie...

Fitting in the fashion scene Supercrawl serves as a significant event to Hamilton’s ever-growing fashion scene
Sep14

Fitting in the fashion scene Supercrawl serves as a significant event to Hamilton’s ever-growing fashion scene

As an event dedicated to creating opportunities for local artists, musicians and designers, Supercrawl serves not only as an integral promotional event for the city of Hamilton, but also as an opportunity for the tightly-knit community of Hamilton creatives to connect over their passions. Hamilton’s fashion scene is one of the fastest growing art scenes within this city. With designers and purveyors specializing in streetwear, vintage...

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