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Righteous Roses by ELINOR

Don’t forget to water those righteous roses before the garden gate closes

Brenda Brown Releases ‘Life Among Giants’

[HAMILTON, CANADA – May 2020]  Brenda Brown is pleased to announce the worldwide release of Life Among Giants. Brenda’s rich and expressive voice is perfectly backed up with eleven exciting new arrangements for jazz ensemble, big band, and full orchestra. Life Among Giants is a significant tribute to the era of classic jazz repertoire and […]

Heather J’s New Release ‘Dancing When I Die’

This is formative work from a remarkably gifted Hamilton-area songwriter who owns a profoundly sweet and expressive vocal style.

Olivia Brown Band – The Bong Song

JAKE FRANICZEK / JUSTIN MCHUGH / IAN AISLING / OLIVIA BROWN srry the song’s longer than 420000 but we did it live-off the floors!! in all our basements hamilton & toronto ont 4.20.2020 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

Call the Rain by ELINOR

New release on YouTube today.

Robert Bruce – Reflections

Solo piano piece by Robert Bruce with Valerie Descheneaux (actress). “Reflections” can be found on Robert’s new solo piano CD “Cherished”.

Save Tonight by D1DO ft. Christine C. Costa

Released April 10 2020. The official song & music video for the original single, Save Tonight! 🎶 Created during the global quarantine, the intent and main message being delivered is that time of solitude can be an opportunity for us to ignite a new fire within if we allow ourselves the time to tap into […]

Fake Shape debut “Headspace” in Atwood Magazine

Emerging Ontario band Fake Shape dwell in nostalgia’s heat in “Headspace,” a groovy debut single full of rock, soul, and jazzy warmth.

Brenda Brown Releases “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

Brenda Brown Releases Holiday Single: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas HAMILTON, CANADA – November 22, 2019 – Brenda Brown is pleased to announce the release of her lusciously orchestrated and sophisticated version of the holiday classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Brenda’s rich and expressive voice is perfect for this iconic song by […]

Video Release by ELINOR: “Fresh Outta The Batch”

Cootes Paradise Band in Support of Transgender Awareness Video “Meant For Something More”

HAMILTON, CANADA – A trans teen suicide awareness video is being released today – “Meant For Something More” – directed by award-winning independent filmmaker Brenda Whitehall with music by Ontario blues band Cootes Paradise. The video – starring trans activist Romeo Reyes, along with Olivia Ducayen (“B-Side”), Danielle Braund (“Falling In”) and Lee Shorten (“The […]

Bad Enough – New Release by Olivia Brown

JAKE FRANICZEK / JUSTIN MCHUGH / IAN AISLING / OLIVIA BROWN live-on the basement floor sang those vox again after hamilton ont 4.20.2019 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

New Song, New Video from Olivia Brown: “Who Cares”

This remarkably funky tune defies categorization. Perhaps progressive funk makes the most sense? The groove is hard and tight. Follow Olivia on Instagram:

Musician Inspires us to Support a Worthy Cause

Lisa Sugar is a Canadian singer/songwriter who wrote and recorded a song about a precious dog named Katie. This young dog was found homeless on the streets, emaciated, starving and placed in a high-kill shelter. Katie was saved by a rescue organization and Lisa adopted her through them. She describes Katie as a gentle, loving […]

Music of Canadian Women Includes Several World Premieres

Here’s a great little interview of the Mercer sisters on Sesay magazine:


Hey! We’re raddleshack, a local Hamilton band who have for a number of years been involved in the Hamilton music scene playing venues such as Corktown, doors pub, this ain’t Hollywood and casbah to name a few. We recently shot a live music session at doors pub on Hess street which has been a staple […]

New Release ‘Breathe’ Marks Debut For SamMakesNoise

Samuel Noack is a local music producer. Today marks the release of his debut personal music project under the name SamMakesNoise. SamMakesNoise is about to release an album, “Breathe” on November 23rd! This will be the debut album, and it is an unique blend of electronica and hip-hop instrumentals. SamMakesNoise is a creativity focused project, determined to let […]

Lee Reed Releases “Before and Aftermath”

#BeforeAndAftermath, the #SFdigi debut of @FreeLeeReed, DROPS TODAY! MP3 Download & 7-Inch Lathe Cut Record (limited to 30 copies) are available from SFR @ or you can download / stream on @Bandcamp at … & all streaming services! — Strange Famous Records (@SFRupdates) October 19, 2018

Scott Orr Releases ‘Worried Mind’

You can preorder my new album “Worried Mind” now on @Bandcamp on cassette and digital! — Scott Orr (@scottorrmusic) September 11, 2018

POESY Releases Strange Little Girl

My new single “Strange Little Girl” is out today! It’s yours now. ✨ — POESY (@poesyofficial) October 19, 2018

M.L. Holton’s ‘CANADADA: TAKE TWO’ – A Rich Musical Adventure

A world of styles and timbres can be heard including afro-cuban rhythms, folk melodies, space-age effects, electronic synthesized sounds, conventional guitars, violins. Herein lies the source of interest to the listener, where every musical track has something original or intriguing which evokes surprise and joy.

New Music: A Brief History of American Space Travel by moon:and:6

The first solo effort of Canadian producer and recording engineer Michael Chambers, A Brief History Of American Space Travel is a meticulously told story of the American space program from 1958 to 2011. At 29 minutes in length, it’s a mini concept album that reveals new details with each listen.

Sarah Beatty Releases “Bandit Queen” – Wow! Slam Dunk!

Complete SLAM DUNK for a sophomore collection. Wow. Where Sarah Beatty’s Black Gramophone (2012 ) was bare bones beautiful, Bandit Queen is flesh and bones and fancy clothes beautiful! I absolutely love this CD as it is, and what it represents. The stories Sarah tells in this imaginative, fun, and musically intriguing collection are the […]

Darren Poole’s Rootsy-Gutsy Blues Tribute: Rootbone’s Debut Release

Waterdown based band recorded at Catherine North Studio Rootbone is a Hamilton (Waterdown) based band featuring Juno Award winning guitarist Darran Poole, formerly of the band Fathead. The band has just released the debut album ‘The Long Road Home.’ RootBone is the creation of songwriting team Poole (guitar and lead vocals) and Bobbi Richards (percussion […]

Hamilton’s Redhill Valleys Knock It Out Of The Park With Debut Album

Why am I excited about The Redhill Valleys? It’s because this album is a tribute and testimony to what local producer Carl Jennings can do with a handful of talent. I just bought their debut album. Seriously, there is no “weak” track. I was impressed with the variety, the quality, the classy restraint, and the […]

George Lardie Release Party for Remarkable “Shine” CD – Tonight at The Music Mill

Tonight is a pretty big deal for a friend of mine. I had the honour of co-producing a CD for George Lardie and tonight (December 5, 2015) we will be celebrating with a concert. We’ll play all the tunes from “Shine” and a bunch of other rock classics. Kudos to Studio410’s Carm Milioto for making sure George’s […]

Guitarist Frank Koren Releases “Red Chair” Album

Frank, Congrats on the release of Frank Koren RED CHAIR. Looking forward to the next few days leading up to the official release. Photo: Benjamin Washington You can catch Frank on a special Remembrance Day performance and single launch on CHCH-TV for ‘In The Morning’ at 9:50 am Wednesday, also on Lou Molinaro’s Lou’s Control […]

Lori Yates CD Release “Sweetheart of the Valley”


Duane Rutter’s “Crazy Things” Is Crazy Good

Album Review by Glen Brown DUANE RUTTER BEGAN ANEW, THE CONVICTION AND CLARITY OF A SURVIVOR, GENTLE AND INCLUSIVE, SINGING TRUE LIFE FOOTNOTES THAT WE ALL REMEMBER. “You can’t do that!” A well-meaning friend said it after hearing that Duane Rutter had plans to record a new CD, after years of procrastination and life […]

Boxo Studio Throws It Down With Shameless Subversion

By Glen Brown Shameless Subversion Produced by Kevin Barber Mixed by Ryan Cannon, Alek Bromke and Quentin Brillinger Mastered by Danny Medakovic Recorded at Boxo Studio CD release event is May 4, at Hamilton’s This Ain’t Hollywood, on the eve of Mental Health week. Album play begins at 6 PM, with live music by the […]

Dan Medakovic’s New Album “Jolley Cut” Has Some Nice Gems

Dan Medakovic (r) takes the stage with Dave Pomfret Photo: Barry Macdonald It’s been over a decade since singer-songwriter Dan Medakovic has found time to produce a new collection of his poetic thoughts and melodic inspirations. Not that he’s been on a creative hiatus. One look at Medokovic’s YouTube channel shows a diverse collection of […]

Paul Hogeterp Announces November 8th Release Party For First Solo Album: Low Country Hill

Paul Hogeterp at the Barn Window Studio Photo: Dave King   It’s hard to pin down what it feels like to make a debut record, but Paul Hogeterp describes it as a playful journey on a trans-Canada scale. His new solo project, Low Country Hill, produced by Dave King at his barn-turned-studio on the outskirts […]

Emma Rush Celebrates The Release Of Debut Album: Folklorica

Emma Rush Director, Guitar Hamilton Greater Hamilton Musician is pleased to announce an “intimate and interactive concert in a wonderful gallery setting” to celebrate the release of Emma Rush’s debut album, Folklorica, featuring works by Rodrigo, Merlin, Hunt, Sainz de la Maza, Domeniconi and more. The concert features special guests the Hamilton Guitar Duo (James […]

TONGUE FU Record Release – Saturday July 12th 2014

Rock N Roll is an infectious practice. At least it is for a Hamilton Ontario 6-pack called TONGUE FU. Gord Lewis (Teenage Head), Gene Champagne (Killjoys/Junior Achiever), Rob Sweeney (Durango 95/Purple Toads), Dave Elley (Orphans/Loudmouths), Greg Brisco (Dinner Belles) & Lou Molinaro (This Ain’t Hollywood Bar owner) architecturally developed a musical entity. Tongue Fu “Societal challenges, heartbreaks, dementia” What […]

Hamilton Artists Embody Spirit of #Letstalk With Collection Of Truthful, Hope-filled Songs

“Possibly The Most Honest Collection Of Songs Ever Recorded” Get The Picture Kevin Barber is the creator of Barber Shop Podcast Photo: Lori Yates It was music that saved Kevin Barber. He had a pretty bad year in 1996, losing a good high paying job, his wife to divorce and his mother to cancer within […]

Jazz and Easy Listening Vocalist Brenda Brown Releases Her Debut EP On Valentines Day

Announcing Brenda Brown’s New EP Release Brenda Brown Photo by Ivan Sorensen “This beautiful new Hamilton area singer is accompanied by some of the best jazz players around.” Brenda Brown’s recording debut is a delectable selection of songs chosen from her dozens of performances at shows and special events around Hamilton since 2011. Brenda is […]

Veteran Hamilton Rock Artist JOHN MAMONE Releases New CD, “Order And Chaos”

John Mamone I received a note from John about his new album “Order and Chaos,” so I went exploring and listening. My first impressions? Powerhouse sound. Lightning fingers. Authentic, strong vocals, with harmonies reminiscent of my old Styx and Boston LPs. Gutsy and driven, as authenticated by the track “Burn ‘Til There Ain’t No Nothin’ […]

Hamilton Bassist Brad Cheeseman Releases Debut EP, “Mixed Messages”

The very best bass players are subtle and polite control freaks. During performances they stand aloof, usually off to the side and happy to let the front man carry the show. But they are musical egomaniacs in disguise. The best ones are musical geniuses; masters of the sonic universe. They know that what they lay […]

The Acoustics CD Release at Hamilton’s AGH Design Annex: Review April 25 Edition I love the AGH Design Annex. The flexibility of seating (ie. folding chairs), the simple, clean bar, and the modern art on display combine with the knowledge of being in an “older” building. All these work together to create a favourable location for an intimate musical performance. Now all you need […]

Hamilton’s Acoustics Band Launches New Album “Erie Long” April 27 @AGH Design Annex

The Acoustics launch their latest recording, “Erie Long” on April 27, 2013 at the AGH Design Annex, 118 James Street North When Al Spoto, accordionist and founding member of The Acoustics called we surprised ourselves by talking for half an hour. When I found out that Spoto was going to be taking his accordion into […]

CH Morning Live Appearance by Hamilton’s Nicki Nero

BIG STAR BABY NAKED is the acoustic bare bones version of  most of Nicki Nero’s soon to be released album Big Star Baby. Nero, that charismatic cinematic fellow, will be appearing on Cogeco Cable 14’s Hamilton Life on Thursday April 11 at noon, repeated at 3 pm, 7 pm, 10 pm and the next day […]

Two Minute Interview: The Reason’s Adam White and James Nelan

I managed to catch up with Adam and James who had just done a short acoustic set in honour of Harrison Kennedy. Considering how busy these guys are, it means a lot that they’d take time out of their Saturday afternoon. The stripped down vulnerability of playing unplugged and not having the usual five-piece configuration didn’t bother […]

Halfway Heroes’ New Release: Welcome to Oakhaven

Listen to Halfway Heroes’ DeLorean while you read. Dom Orsi, James Puntilo Photo by Max Gravina, Wet Dog Media Dom Orsi of Halfway Heroes is giving me the details of the band’s upcoming release of Welcome to Oakhaven, their new single. Lucas Lubin’s Afternoon After radio show on Indie 101 will be hosting the song’s […]

Nicki Nero’s Big Star Baby: New Songs, New Band

“My Way To Help Is To Write Songs” Nicki Nero’s Big Star Baby I got an email out of the blue the other day from a local musician named Nicki Nero. He wrote, “Hi there, I am lead singer/writer for Hamilton based, rock band BIG STAR BABY, just released our debut album as a download, […]

Caretakers CD Launch Party @ The Casbah

The Caretakers CD Release @ The Casbah with Adam Bentley I love it when Adam does a solo show, he’s so “Atmospheric” on his own. City and The Sea; Fabulous acoustic set, a first for me and a real musical treat. Mike Trebilcock & The LoHeels; some great rockin’ tunes. Cheers Guys. The Caretakers’ with […]

Paul Federici’s “Relative Importance” Is Too Good to Miss

Relative Importance by Paul Federici Musicreleased 29 January 2012  All songs written by Paul Federici (SOCAN) (  Cover art and shirt design by Lacey McBane (  Produced by: moon:and:6 (  Recorded and mixed at: Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, ON by moon:and:6, additional recording and editing by Marcone (  Mastered by: Joe Lambert at JLM […]