Photos by: Francesca Ludikar – Hamilton-based alt-rock band Arkells, who released their new album, Morning Report, on August 5th, 2016, which featured the singles “Private School”, “Drake’s Dad”, and “My Heart’s Always Yours”, performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night with UK folk-punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner, who released his sixth album, Positive Songs for Negative People, on August 7th, … Continue reading
By: Staff – The Dirty Nil has released an explosive new music video for “Friends In The Sky”, which serves as a homage to The Who’s infamous debut appearance on American television, where they verbally (and literally) tore apart The Smothers Brothers set. Watch the video below. With indie rock fuzz-bombs and shout-along choruses, the Hamilton-based trio harnessed … Continue reading
Photos by: Philip C. Perron (@Philip_Perron) – Day one of Supercrawl 2016 in Hamilton on September 9th featured performances by Toronto-based hard rock quartet The Trews, who released their sixth album, Time Capsule, on September 9th, which followed up their self-titled fifth album, Hamilton-based garage rock trio The Dirty Nil, who released their debut full-length album, Higher … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Day one of Harvest Picnic 2016 at Christie Lake Conservation Area in Dundas, Ontario on August 26th featured performances by Ottawa-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher, who released his newest album, The Lemon Squeeze, in 2014 via Hidden Pony Records, Hamilton-based pop-rock singer-songwriter Tomi Swick, singer-songwriter Mike Trebilcock, who is best known as the frontman of Hamilton-based … Continue reading
Photos by: Orest Dorosh – Hamilton-based alt-rock band Arkells, who released their new album, Morning Report, on August 5th, 2016, performed a secret album release show at the Mod Club in Toronto last night. Read our new interview with Arkells frontman Max Kerman here.
By: Lucy Sky – 2 016 Polaris Music Prize short-lister Jessy Lanza’s new album, Oh No, is addressed to her own constant nervousness. The pressure of music making, which used to calm her nerves, has led to a whole new world of contingencies that stoke the anxiety mill. The exclamation ‘Oh No’, for Lanza marks yet another … Continue reading
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
By: Staff – Acclaimed Brooklyn-based indie rock band The National, will headline a concert entitled Welcome To Hamilton, which will raise funds to support programming for Syrian refugees. The event will also feature intimate performances from Hayden, Kevin Drew, Max Kerman (of Arkells) and Terra Lightfoot, along with showcases from Crystal Journey and Mother Tareka. All participants are donating their time and talent to raise funds … Continue reading
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
Photos by: John-Michael Lelievre – London, ON-based alt-pop band Ivory Hours, who released their debut full-length album, Morning Light, on June 9th, 2015, which was co-produced by Dan Brodbeck (The Cranberries, Dolores O’Riordan) and mastered by Joao Carvalho (Lights, Stars), performed at Homegrown Hamilton in Hamilton on April 30th.