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Kasador announce surprise Toucan show tonight ahead of album release

Tonight, Kingston’s Kasador will be blowing off a lot of steam at The Toucan. Their full-length debut album, Brood & Bloom, drops tomorrow, an album that has been in the works for over two years. With a variety of delays, personnel changes, and other personal challenges setting production back, the

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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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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 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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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Mary Rita Holland

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Sofa King Addicted: Keeping ska and punk alive and in your face

Coming off a successful night headlining at the Toucan last week, Sofa King Addicted are riding the high and channeling their energy for two big upcoming shows – and they plan to deliver. This coming Sunday (August 19, 2018), Sofa King Addicted, or S.K.A., the acronym the band intentionally created,

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Listen Up Kid talks hiatus, return, Toucan, and friendship

Listen Up Kid guitarist and lead singer Dennis Clark is visibly excited to be making music again. After taking a year off, the local alternative rock band has been hitting the Kingston club circuit again as they build up to a feature set at September’s Sandbanks Music Festival, where they’ll

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Emilie Steele previews upcoming Toucan, Grad Club shows

Emilie Steele is feeling pretty inspired these days. While she counts Julie Doiron, Lucinda Williams, and Neil Young amongst her influences, it’s more than music that gets her going. “People, bands, good conversations, and stories,” says Steele. “I have a lot of extra energy that’s running around trying to get

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Best Bar in Kingston to Watch the NHL Playoffs

With the 2017 NHL playoffs one week away, many Kingstonian’s will soon flock to local watering holes to cheer on their favorite team’s campaign to claim Lord Stanley’s Cup. That got us wondering, which is the best bar in Kingston to watch the NHL playoffs? The number and size of

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