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Steve Parton

Obituary for Stephen Anthony Parton It is with shattered hearts that we announce the passing of Steve Parton on March 11, 2021 at the age of 49. Steve leaves behind his beloved wife Isabell, and his children Blake and Meghan, whom he adored. He will always be lovingly remembered by his mom Andie and his […]

Connor Bowie releases ‘Cold War’

Released on Friday February 26 2021, Cold War is currently on all streaming services and is the first single off Connor Bowie’s upcoming 16 track album set for release sometime in the summer. Listening to Cold War I’m awash in a surreal, crystalline soundscape of Bowie’s invention which sets a calm and reflective backdrop for […]

City will guarantee fair wage for musicians, says community events should follow its lead

Read the CBC Hamilton article here. Last week Hamilton City Council approved a policy that will guarantee fair payment for musicians who are hired to perform at city-run events. The motion passed with a resounding 11-2 majority. Here is the entire content of the motion. “That staff be directed to report back to the General […]

Ariana Fig Releases ‘Ocean’

[Hamilton, ON] Today marks the release of Ocean, a new single from Ariana Fig on her own label FigTree Music. The self-produced electropop track begins gently and soon moves into a refreshing transition from a sparse string-backed verse, followed by a catchy chorus with a clean electronic beat. Creatively wistful synth backgrounds keep the feel […]

Maggie Szabo Releases the Self-Love Anthem, “Choose Me”

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2021) – Hailing from Canada but currently based in Los Angeles, electro-pop artist Maggie Szabo has been winning over audiences worldwide with her stunningly soulful vocals and empowering pop anthems. Today sees the release of her newest single “Choose Me”, a power-pop hit promoting the undeniable value of choosing self-care and […]

Teenage Head Live at Gage Park, 2008 YouTube

Posted by BOYDWILSONFILMS on YouTube. TEENAGE HEAD at the Y108 Rock N Roll Picnic; Gage Park, Hamilton; Aug 2, 2008. With FRANKIE VENOM, GORD LEWIS, STEVE MAHON, JACK PEDLER and SONNY DEL-RIO on sax. Filmed by JOHN A. SLOMKA. Audio mastered by DANNY Z at Blue Tilt Studio. Teenage Beer Drinkin’ Party Something On My […]

Junestone Kicks Covid to the Curb with “Operate On My Heart” video

JUNESTONE ‘s latest release is fully masked, socially distanced and category-free. Creative lead for the group is Olivia Brown with talent in all four corners! Junestone is now The Hammer’s best evidence to celebrate that music is not dead, and to give us a well-needed excuse to have some fun.

Hamilton Artist DJ GEE Talks New Album, ‘The Industry Nightmare’

The turntablism industry is in for a rude awakening – and Ontario artist DJ GEE, is promising to be the one to do it. The Canadian DJ is on a mission to wake the music industry from the “nightmare” it’s currently in, with his upcoming sixth studio album, ‘The Industry Nightmare’, releasing later this year on YGRECORDS and DJGEETV.

Terra Lightfoot records album in iconic Memphis studio