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5 Must-See Artists at Pemberton Music Festival 2016

By: Staff – Welcome to Pemberton Music Festival, aka the best weekend of your life. Join the adventure at this year’s festival, set for Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17, 2016. Whether you’re camping under the stars or having us chauffeur you around in our comfy shuttles, come experience 4 epic days of music, comedy, food … Continue reading

5 Must-See Bands at Rock The Shores 2016

By: Staff – This July 22-24, Rock The Shores will once again be the biggest rock event of the summer on Vancouver Island. Returning to a three-day format, Rock The Shores will kick things off on Friday, July 22 with The Seven Mile Social – a day of programming dedicated to showcasing Vancouver Island’s biggest and finest … Continue reading

Interview: Arkells talk “Morning Report”, music festivals, and must-hear Hamilton bands

By: Lucy Sky – A rkells’ fourth album, Morning Report, (out Aug. 5th via Last Gang/eOne) is their most personal album yet. The new album which serves as the Hamilton quintet’s first new studio album since 2014’s High Noon, sees the return of producers Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83), Brian West (AWOLNATION), Joe Chiccarelli (The Strokes, My Morning Jacket), and … Continue reading

Arkells announce new album “Morning Report”, Watch new video for “Private School”

By: Curtis Sindrey – Beloved Hamilton-based alt-rock band Arkells have announced their new album, Morning Report, which is set to be released on August 5th on Last Gang Records/eOne/Universal Music Canada. The band also released a new video for the first single “Private School”, which features vocals from Tokyo Police Club’s Dave Monks. Watch it below. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli … Continue reading

Arkells, The Elwins, Sam Roberts, Born Ruffians pay tribute to By Divine Right with new covers album

By: Staff – Arkells, The Elwins, Sam Roberts, Jim Guthrie, Shotgun Jimmie, Born Ruffians, and more are among the artists paying tribute to By Divine Right’s 25-year legacy on a new compilation called I Want Light. Indie88 premiered the Arkells cover of “Stella Ocean Heart” today. Listen to the track HERE. “The first BDR song I heard was ‘Powersuit’ from Good Morning Beautiful. Musically it was on par with Revolver … Continue reading

Photos: Arkells, Dreamers, Modern Space @ Commodore Ballroom

Photos by: Carmin Edwards – Hamilton-based alt rock band Arkells, who released their third album, High Noon, on August 5th, 2014 via Universal Music Canada/Dine Alone Records, which received a long-list nomination for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, and which followed up their JUNO Award-nominated 2012 album, Michigan Left, performed at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver last night … Continue reading

Photos: Rifflandia 2015 – Arkells, The Dears, A Tribe Called Red

Photos by: Steven Shepherd – Day two of Rifflandia 2015 in Victoria B.C., on September 18th featured performances by Hamilton-based alt rock band Arkells, who released their third album, High Noon, on August 5th, 2014 via Universal Music Canada/Dine Alone Records, Montreal-based indie rock band The Dears,  Juno-winning, Polaris Music Prize-nominated electronic group A Tribe Called Red, who released … Continue reading

Concert Review: 2015 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic: more family affair than music festival

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – There were plenty of stories surrounding the lineup for the 2015 Greenbelt Harvest Picnic. Some were heartbreaking, like the story of Kathleen Edwards’ stolen 1957 Les Paul Junior. Some were triumphant, like the story of headliner Arkells’ double Juno victory. Some were even controversial, like the last-minute removal of Iron and Wine due … Continue reading

Photos: Greenbelt Harvest Picnic – Arkells, Bahamas, Gordon Lightfoot

Photos by: Orest Dorosh –  Some 4,000 music fans visited Christie Lake in Hamilton, ON on August 29th for the annual Greenbelt Harvest Picnic, which featured performances by Hamilton-based alt rock band Arkells, who released their third album, High Noon, on August 5th, 2014 via Universal Music Canada/Dine Alone Records, Toronto-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen (aka Bahamas), who released his … Continue reading

5 Can’t-Miss Artists at Rifflandia 2015

By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – Now in its eighth year, Rifflandia is an all-consuming monster of a festival. On top of its main and side stages in Royal Athletic Park, Rifflandia also occupies a mind-boggling twenty-one other venues throughout Victoria, running from September 17th to 20th. Check out the festival schedule here. It’s an embarrassment of riches, … Continue reading