MUSIC

Adelaide gains momentum & a Hamiltonian fan-base

Adelaide gains momentum & a Hamiltonian fan-base

Written By: Elise Arsenault Photos by Jay Jillard Meet Dan Taylor, frontman of Adelaide Adelaide played their first show at their friends’ record release party last May. Less than a year later, they invited the same musical friends to perform at their own release at […]

Battle of the Buttons: Musicians Raise Hundreds for 541 Eatery & Exchange

Battle of the Buttons: Musicians Raise Hundreds for 541 Eatery & Exchange

Written By: Elise Arsenault Photos: Colin Andrew Visuals “Did you say battle of the—buttons?” Yeah, buttons. If you’re envisioning an arena of competitors in loose cardigans and business shirts, poised to button up at record speed before the buzzer sounds, I’m sorry to disappoint you. […]

Q&A with Eshe, owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

Q&A with Eshe, owner of Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium

What started as an interest to attend a free belly dancing class later turned into a passion and then a business for Eshe, award-winning belly dancer and owner of a dance studio in Hamilton called Mahasti – The Bellydance Emporium. Born and raised in Hamilton, […]

3 Days of Music: Hamilton World Music Festival

3 Days of Music: Hamilton World Music Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Hamilton World Music Festival is a three day event featuring artists from the local, national, and international stage. Taking place July 21-23, visitors to this Hamilton music festival can enjoy free admission, DJs, 3 stages, food and craft vendors, and […]

Dre Pao releases newest single, WithoutChya

Dre Pao releases newest single, WithoutChya

Stoney Creek native Dre Pao has accomplished so much since launching his music career in 2012. Dre was discovered while singing on a beach in Spain by recording artist Xuso Jones (Universal Music). He has since opened for B.o.B (2015), was named People’s Choice award winner for the […]

3 Questions with Mark Furukawa of Dr. Disc

3 Questions with Mark Furukawa of Dr. Disc

It’s been a downtown Hamilton institution for decades, driven by an entrepreneur whose civic pride and commitment to the core has made him a shining star in the business community. He’s the good Dr., Mark Furukawa, owner of Dr. Disc on Wilson Street in downtown […]

Steve Strongman: No Time Like Now

Steve Strongman: No Time Like Now

Photo Credit Matt Barnes Canadian blues musician, Hamilton Music Award winner, and JUNO Award winner Steve Strongman chatted with us about his latest album,  “No Time Like Now” (Sonic Unyon/Sony Music Canada). We heard his new singles March 3 at Mills Hardware to celebrate the official album release March […]

Supercrawl 2016

Supercrawl 2016

Celebrating community and arts in Hamilton. Fire, paint and water. After a record hot summer, Supercrawl is back. It’s that time of the year when all the fresh students, local hipsters and out-of-towners come to Hamilton and take in the sights and sounds of the […]

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Another successful Supercrawl: Day 2 of Supercrawl 2016

Despite the rain warnings, James Street North was flooding with people on Saturday for day 2 of Supercrawl. Supercrawl is one of the biggest events of the year in Hamilton. There’s food, music, local artists showcasing their work, and so much more that it’s hard […]