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Kingstonist Concert Reviews: Back to the Farm marks triumphant return of music festivals

Kingstonist Concert Reviews On Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, Back to The Farm Beer and Music Festival made its return for the first time since the pandemic pushed the pause button on live events. With a skillfully crafted lineup of bands that consisted primarily of local talent, the festival showcased a

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Musicians and fans celebrate as live music returns to Kingston

The lockdown has finally lifted for live music, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled! On the evening of Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021, Howe Island’s Rockin’ the Rock returned and two of Kingston’s most promising bands broke the silence that pandemic restrictions forced upon them. The excitement and energy brought by fans alone could have powered the show, which was fuelled by solar panels brought in

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New LP ‘Until Tomorrow’ by The Wilderness reveals the Kingston band’s deeper, darker side

The following is an album review written by Pete Sanfilippo, founding member of ‘Kingston Live.’ When The Wilderness took the stage at Skeleton Park Arts Festival in the summer of 2019, they were met with uproarious applause. People got up from their lawn chairs and their picnic blankets to dance

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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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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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The case for Kingston as the Music Capital of Canada

The Tragically Hip. Sarah Harmer. The Glorious Sons. Bedouin Soundclash. The Headstones. The Arrogant Worms. These are just some of the bands and musicians that have called Kingston home on their way to national fame. Often, when you hear these names all at the same time, it’s because a Kingstonian

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Stolen guitar returned to local musician

Jonas Lewis-Anthony, lead singer of local rock band The Wilderness, was devastated when he lost his prized 2013 Gibson Hummingbird Pro acoustic guitar in the fall of 2017. On Friday, Jul. 5, 2019, Lewis-Anthony got a text from a friend that the guitar was found, and today he was able

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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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Major Love brings major fun to Plant the Seeds Initiative

Singer-songwriter Colleen Brown has a music career spanning eight albums over 15 years. She’s been based out of Edmonton most of that time, but in 2016 she moved to Kingston with her partner Elijah Abrams, who also plays bass in her new band Major Love. “There are always good shows

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