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Arkells: 'Rally Cry' + 2 New Live Videos!

Hamilton's Arkells have recently announced some big news, that they've got a new album entitled Rally Cry coming on October 19th.  The title calls to The Rally, their hometown show on June 23rd so it's no accident they released live video from 2 songs from that show too.  We're all used to seeing video of live shows on social media, but these are beautifully shot, edited, and mixed to make it feel like you're there... Almost.

Watch the opening song 'Knocking At The Door' and and their latest single 'People's Champ' live at Tim Hortons Field (formerly Yvor Wynne Stadium) below.  Something about the timing of the announcement of Rally Cry, and the release of the live footage makes us wonder exactly what they have in store for us.  It sure seems like Arkells have been up to something, in the best way possible.  

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Photo of the day: Bonobo live at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Bonobo performing live at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario.  Photo by @yahohyah.  Watch for the review and more photos coming soon.  


Preview: Bonobo Live at Hamilton's Royal Botanical Gardens

Every once in a while a show comes along that is clearly unmissable from the moment you hear about it.  It's a mysterious thing because the reasons might not always be clear, though you know you absolutely need to be there.  The grand finale of Bonobo's Migration tour is one of those shows, bringing his headline tour to a close in Hamilton, Ontario.  The venue is the Raspberry Farms at the Royal Botanical Gardens, already one of the regions most vibrant and compelling tourist destinations and a beautiful setting for a show like this.

Migration was released January 13th, 2017 on Ninja Tune, and it quickly established itself as one of the top albums of the year.  It reached the top 5 on the UK album chart, the top 10 in Canada, as well as reaching the number 1 spot on the US electronic album chart.  In November of 2017 it was nominated for a Grammy for best dance/electronic album.  While these accomplishments are all extremely impressive, and show the increasing reach Bonobo's music has throughout the world they don't really illustrate the most powerful aspect of this music.

You can feel it the first time you hear the single 'Bambro Koyo Ganda' with Innov Gnawa, and you'll really feel it if you immerse yourself in the album from beginning to end.  Within these songs there is a sense of change, just like in people and places.  A sense of wonder if home is where you're from or where you are.  It's the notion that every life is connected and that through the movement of migration we can all grow and evolve.  

Being a part of such a big show as this one on July 7th, for an album as vital as Migration from an artist as inspiring and innovative as Bonobo is an invitation that is too good to pass up.  Don't let this be the one you regret missing, get your tickets here and listen to Migration below.


Photo of the day: July Talk live in Gage Park

July Talk performing in Gage Park in Hamilton for Festival of Friends.  See more incredible photos: @FestofFriends and find out more about this event here!


Coming to #Hamont - The Cookout 4.5 w. Meyhem Lauren, D-Sisive & More!


This is something you won't wanna miss - the official halfway there event of Hamilton, Ontario's annual The Cookout - Volume 4.5 promises to be an evening of BIG proportions. Info, tickets and tunes below!

Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Doors Open @ 12:00PM - Show @ 12:00PM (Noon)

Club Absinthe
38 King William Street, Hamilton, ON

Thus far, the lineup includes: Meyhem Lauren ( F*ck That's Delicious, Fool's Gold Records, NYC), Loe Pesci (OG Hindu Kush, MTL), THEO3 (Freedom Writers, Toronto), D-Sisive aka Derek Christoff (Toronto), Ezekiel Thirtyate (Black Cupid, Hamilton/Chi).

Featured kitchens include: MeatVentures, pokeh, The Burnt Tongue, Saltlick Smokehouse, Knead Pizza, Bar Sazerac, Jonny Blonde Food Truck & Kitchen, Loe Pesci thai pop-up, Caroline Chico's Hip-Hop Brunch, Smalls Coffee.

Tickets for brunch, dinner, show separately or package available online at https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/17327/.

licensed & all ages. sunday, march 12, 2017 -12noon

presented by In Tha Kut Radio as part of the 20th anniversary #ITK20 celebrations.

12pm-6pm Hip-Hop Brunch
6pm-930pm Dinner
930pm-1am Show
1am After Party