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Morgan Rider blends folk, metal, and fantasy with Musiikki show, new album

Morgan Rider returns to Kingston tonight for a solo show at Musiikki Cafe. While the focus will be his “laid-back, haunting folk” sound, Kingston audiences may have seen him before with his more heavy metal-based project Vesperia at The Mansion or Overtime. As a solo artist, he’s played at Musiikki

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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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Guide to Kingston patios 2019

Summer was a short one this year. So far, at least. But here we are, with Labour Day, the unofficial end of summer, barrelling down upon us. Fall begins on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, but if past years are any indication (I mean, they aren’t, given the climate situation, but

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Kingstonist’s guide to open mic nights

Kingston’s music scene is one of the best in the country, and a great series of open mic nights is crucial to the support of a healthy music community. It’s where many new musicians step on stage for the first time, and veteran musicians get to test new material and

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Saffron A brings ‘Resilience’ to Musiikki

  “The Twelve Fret (music store in Toronto) is my favourite music store in the world because they never talk down to me,” said Saffron A, who is a classically trained singer and was “brainwashed into music” by her parents from birth. “There’s a trope of the girl with long

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Newfoundland singer-songwriter stops at Musiikki

  Sherry Ryan’s music has been compared to John Prine, Lucinda Williams, and Gillian Welch, but you might not easily get her to admit to those influences. “I listened to John Prine a lot as a teenager,” said Ryan. “His songs are really simple. They get to you and bring

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Kingstonist poll: Kingston’s best live music venue

As we discussed in our 2018 Year in Review, Kingston’s music scene has come a long way since the 90s, and the number of live music venues has increased greatly in recent years. Just last year, three new venues opened (all breweries!), and the number of live music options in

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Kingston’s Favourite Café

Last week Kingstonians were given the sad news that one our favourite downtown establishments would be closing for good. The Sleepless Goat, a downtown ygk institution for over 20 years, was a worker’s co-operative, a huge supporter of the arts, and a welcoming, inclusive destination for those seeking fair-trade drinks,

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