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July 18, 2019
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Chopped Liver's Save the Wesley Day Centre Bluegrass Benefit Concert

Chopped Liver's Save the Wesley Day Centre Bluegrass Benefit Concert

One of the newer names on the local stage is not only prick up ears for their style of music but also for their altruistic goals.

July 18, 2019
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Strangewaves 5: Mother Nature

Strangewaves 5: Mother Nature

The more eclectic and underground sounds of the city are heading to the country this weekend thanks to a collective of promoters and performers

July 18, 2019
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Will Gillespie's "Diamond in the Rough"

Will Gillespie's "Diamond in the Rough"

“Swingin’ in St. John’s was such a success we're going to be mounting it for a third time this year with the same cast we have for Diamond in the Rough,”

July 18, 2019
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Kelly Jay - A Musical Celebration Of Life

Kelly Jay - A Musical Celebration Of Life

He was a rock icon, a promoter of Canada and a larger than life character that helped shape a national identity 

July 11, 2019
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Family of Things play Because Beer

Family of Things play Because Beer

“We grew up playing music and decided to study music after high school but Brad did his undergrad at Western and then moved to the University of Toronto"

July 11, 2019
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Pip’s “Palisades”

Pip’s “Palisades”

Pip had released some twenty–four albums in his discography with the last dozen or so created his time in the last decade or so

July 11, 2019
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Steve Ketchen and the Parkdale Rebels'

Steve Ketchen and the Parkdale Rebels'

“I joined the later incarnation of Cry Baby in Toronto in the ’ 90s,” recalls drummer Lucky Pete Lambert who recently helped Billing revive that band

July 4, 2019
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Ninth Annual Hamilton Guitar Festival and Competition

Ninth Annual Hamilton Guitar Festival and Competition

The world of classical guitar comes to Hamilton with a festival that features concerts, workshops vendors and culminates with a guitar competition.

July 4, 2019
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The Ninth Annual Songs from the Bishop Music Series

The Ninth Annual Songs from the Bishop Music Series

Songs from the Bishop offers a novel stage for some Hamilton indie rockers to get in front of a different kind of audience 

June 27, 2019
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It’s Your Festival Celebrates 50 years

It’s Your Festival Celebrates 50 years

Balogh was there when Jackson Square opened in 1972 and wanted to book bands on the rooftop and that got his foot in the door.

June 27, 2019
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Steve Strongman's "Tired of Talking"

Steve Strongman's "Tired of Talking"

Juno Award winner and 2019 International Blues Challenge Best Guitarist (solo/duo) Steve Strongman returns to his hometown to offer his newest album. 

June 27, 2019
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Rarity's "The Longest Lonesome"

Rarity's "The Longest Lonesome"

“After our last record, we lost a couple of members in the band and around the same time, our deal with our old record label fell apart”

June 27, 2019
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Riot Nrrd’s “LaughCry, SmartStupid!!”

Riot Nrrd’s “LaughCry, SmartStupid!!”

“We were in a band together called Toothpick Hercules, we were pals, went to the same high school and played music together”

June 20, 2019
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The Hammersmiths' "Synesthesia"

The Hammersmiths' "Synesthesia"

Reminiscing about the music from nearly three decades ago is like looking through an old year book for Maurice 

June 20, 2019
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The Fourth Annual ArtsFest 2019

The Fourth Annual ArtsFest 2019

“ArtsFest is such a popular festival that attracts tens of thousands of people from across the province and the northern US”

June 20, 2019
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Sixth Annual Something Else! Festival

Sixth Annual Something Else! Festival

Whether it’s something more adventurous, experimental or just downright different, Zula Presents’ Something Else! 

June 13, 2019
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The Fifth Annual Hamilton Arts Week

The Fifth Annual Hamilton Arts Week

Established to foster the arts in the city, the Hamilton Arts Council offers a special week long schedule of events for Arts Week. 

June 13, 2019
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Sarah Good and the Bads’ “The Glorious, Disgorged”

Sarah Good and the Bads’ “The Glorious, Disgorged”

Sarah Good: “These are songs that I’ve written whereas the other projects are much more collaborative,”

June 13, 2019
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Ninth Annual Tribute to Imants Krumins

Ninth Annual Tribute to Imants Krumins

A special gathering of more eclectic music, art and culture has been happening in tribute to a fan and booster

June 13, 2019
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The Trews Play Tiger Cats Half Time at Home Opener

The Trews Play Tiger Cats Half Time at Home Opener

“We left Nova Scotia in 2001, I was freshly out of high school, and we decided we were going to see Canada,” 

June 8, 2019
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‘Out of the Abyss’ Fundraiser for Into the Abyss

‘Out of the Abyss’ Fundraiser for Into the Abyss

Making it in brick and mortar retail these days is a tough go for the most part but for Brad Germain, opening up his record store was what he had to do. 

June 8, 2019
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Phil Rose's "Radiohead: Music for a Global Future"

Phil Rose's "Radiohead: Music for a Global Future"

Hamilton, Ontario: It was something that probably blossomed from his own dreams of being a musician himself. 

June 8, 2019
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Matty Simpson's "Strange Weather"

Matty Simpson's "Strange Weather"

“I wish it was sooner but I went to school for a little bit and the scheduling meant it ended up taking a few years,”

June 3, 2019
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Will Ross's Return and Live Recording

Will Ross's Return and Live Recording

“I had the Will Ross Band for the Freeloader album I released back in 2014 and that was a really fun run"

June 3, 2019
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Persons' "Airborne/Time To"

Persons' "Airborne/Time To"

“Persons has been busy touring a lot and work–shopping new songs on the road and recording with different people in the studio,”

June 1, 2019
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Mark Howard Cancer Free Benefit Concert

Mark Howard Cancer Free Benefit Concert

The story of Hamilton’s Mark Howard was ripe for a biography but it wasn’t until a life altering epiphany that he actually decided to put pen to paper 

June 1, 2019
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Gillian Nicola's "Dried Flowers"

Gillian Nicola's "Dried Flowers"

She was trained in classical voice and forged her performance skills on classic rock, Gillian Nicola Alexander has been on a search for her own sound

May 25, 2019
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Life of Brian

Life of Brian

Brian Griffith was a staple on the local music stage for decades. Most musicians are dealing with the minutiae of every day life and their art

May 25, 2019
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Lindy Vopnfjord’s “You Will Know When It’s Right”

Lindy Vopnfjord’s “You Will Know When It’s Right”

He may have seem like a local Hamilton musician through residencies at local venues, Lindy Vopnfjord will only become an official Hamiltonian this summer. 

May 24, 2019
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Where Heads Meet’s Tenth Anniversary

Where Heads Meet’s Tenth Anniversary

The young don’t notice the seismic changes that occur over time but the city and the world were quite different just ten years ago.

May 24, 2019
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The Beelays RiseUp TV Tour Filming

The Beelays RiseUp TV Tour Filming

With a change up in membership, the Beelays didn’t feel at a disadvantage with two front people instead of one and have since fashioned a new EP

May 10, 2019
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Joel Cumby's “Empty Highway”

Joel Cumby's “Empty Highway”

Joel Cumby’s musical introduction on the local music stage is rather novel even though the singer and songwriter has lived in Hamilton for nearly a decade

May 10, 2019
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The Vapids Return

The Vapids Return

Veteran music fans will be well familiar with the Vapids as their musical career spans past two decades with this year actually marking 25 years 

May 10, 2019
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Darby Mills

Darby Mills

Darby Mills was crowned the ‘Queen of Scream’ over 3 decades ago and while the Headpins made her famous, the band is only a part of what she wanted

May 10, 2019
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Bonnie Hamilton Helps Dr. Disc Raise the Roof

Bonnie Hamilton Helps Dr. Disc Raise the Roof

This weekend marks another James Street Art Crawl but with the warmer weather, Mark Furukawa and Dr Disc open up their roof to celebrate 28 years

March 28, 2019
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The Handsome Devils’ "Nose to the Rhinestone"

The Handsome Devils’ "Nose to the Rhinestone"

Embracing a traditional country sound but not without some humorous perspectives, the Handsome Devils ingratiated themselves into the Hamilton scene