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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2018

With 2018 planted firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time for Kingstonist to take a look back at the year in local music. Our thriving local music scene continued to provide great new music for us to hear. There were new releases in 2018 from The Wilderness, The Huaraches, Greg

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Tommy has left the building… well, for now, at least

Less than a month away from its eight year anniversary, Tommy’s restaurant on Princess Street has closed its doors to the public for the next two months. As a result of damage caused by the flooding that occurred in August of this year, the restaurant will have to undergo extensive

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Contractor addresses flooding of Princess Street businesses: ‘If something goes bad, I’ll own it.’

When a few storefronts on Princess Street began gushing water into the street on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, naturally, many assumed the issue was a broken water main. It was not. Since that date, we’ve learned that the flooding, which rose from the basements and through the main floors of

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Water main break not to blame for flooding of Princess Street businesses

The flooding of a handful of businesses on the north side of Princess Street was not caused by any issues with city water mains, according to Utilities Kingston. In fact, the issue had nothing to do with the City of Kingston or Utilities Kingston whatsoever, Utilities Kingston president and CEO

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Guide to the 2017 Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival

On Sunday, August 20th, the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing will host their third-annual Back to the Farm: Beer & Music Festival. Billed as “a big ol’ field party”, Back to the Farm continues to showcase the brewery and farm, which serve as the backbone of the Bath-based brewing company. This year’s

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Ticket Giveaway: Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer and Music Festival

On Sunday, August 21st, the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing will host their second-annual Back to the Farm: Beer & Music Festival. Back to the Farm is billed as “a big ol’ field party”, that showcases the brewery and farm that have been instrumental in the Bath-based brewing company’s success.  As the

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Ticket Giveaway: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival

On Sunday, August 23rd, MacKinnon Brothers Brewing will host the first-ever Back to the Farm: MacKinnon Brothers Beer & Music Festival. Back to the Farm will showcase both the brewery and farm that have been instrumental in the Bath-based brewing company’s hugely successful first year of operation. As the name

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Live at The Option with Alex Leggett

Live at The Option is an emerging video series by Kingston Punk Productions, which features intimate performances in one of the city’s smallest, most unlikely venues. “The Option” being Brian’s Record Option, the ever-popular and forever-enduring downtown record shop, which was established in 1980 at 381 Princess. This iconic store

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Live at The Option with Rae Cororan

Live at The Option is an emerging video series by Kingston Punk Productions, which features intimate performances in one of the city’s smallest, most unlikely venues. “The Option” being Brian’s Record Option, the ever-popular and forever-enduring downtown record shop, which was established in 1980 at 381 Princess. This iconic store

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Live at The Option with Megan Hamilton

Live at The Option is an emerging video series by Kingston Punk Productions, which features intimate performances in one of the city’s smallest, most unlikely venues. “The Option” being Brian’s Record Option, the ever-popular and forever-enduring downtown record shop, which was established in 1980 at 381 Princess. The iconic shop

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Live at The Option with B. RICH

Live at The Option is a new video series by Kingston Punk Productions, which features intimate performances in one of the city’s smallest, most unlikely venues. “The Option” being Brian’s Record Option, the ever-popular and forever-enduring record shop at 381 Princess.  With a facade that’s always clad in attractive pop

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