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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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Holiday Rock Show to benefit Dawn House, Martha’s Table

Tomorrow night, one of Kingston’s best-loved holiday traditions kicks off its 24th annual fundraiser at Stages Nightclub. Since 1995, The Holiday Rock show, organized by former Weeping Tile bandmates Luther Wright, Sarah Harmer, and Sean Kelly, has raised well over $100,000 for local charities. Weeping Tile has reunited many times

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The dark happy of Kris & Dee

Kingston pop-folk duo Kris & Dee discuss their new album, Browse Line, and the album release party this Sunday, November 10. Sixteen years ago, Canadian band The Pursuit of Happiness was wrapping a tour and, after years of record label troubles and declining sales, hadn’t made any future plans. Guitarist

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Holmberg sounds off on new audio venture

Kingston’s Aaron Holmberg has worked on some of Canada’s most iconic records. As the house engineer at The Tragically Hip’s fabled Bathouse Studios in Bath, Ont. for nearly 15 years, he ran the boards for The Hip, Bruce Cockburn, The Trews, Sam Roberts, and Jill Barber, to name just a

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Guide to The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited about its return to a more grass roots model! The 5-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and

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Best of 2015: #ygkPlaylist for 2015

In March 2015, we set out to create a monthly mixtape featuring Kingston’s best and brightest musical talents.  The #ygkPlaylist was subsequently born, and over the past nine months we’ve worked tirelessly to highlight new and familiar releases from an unbelievable number of established artists and aspiring new acts throughout

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#ygkPlaylist: May 2015

This month’s #ygkPlaylist includes alternative rockers and CBC Searchlight finalists Lost Cousins, superfolk duo Kris and Dee and folk rocker Jonas Lewis-Anthony. Have a listen to the playlist and be sure to click on the links and find out more about these hardworking Kingston musicians. Lost Cousins:  This Queen’s quintet,

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Summer 2014

Summer is undoubtedly the busiest season for events and festivals in the city of Kingston. Tourists flock to the city to take in annual spectacles such as the Buskers Rendezvous, while local residents enjoy free activities including the public market, Princess Street Promenade and the list goes on. With so

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