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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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Spotlight YGK: July 19 edition

There’s no shortage of things to do in and around Kingston, especially if you’re a music lover! Here’s a look at some of the big events happening in August (so you can plan ahead), and some of what you can take in as early as this weekend.Feelin’ hot, hot, hot!

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Guide to the 2017 Wolfe Island Music Festival

After the festival’s brief hiatus in 2016, the Wolfe Island Music Festival returns this year with an all-star line up of talented Canadian bands you know and love. With the ferry now back in full service (schedule here), festival-goers will land mere minutes away from the main stage and various

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2017

As August lurks around the corner, we realize the bittersweetness of knowing that we’re halfway through summer. But fear not! There is still plenty of summer fun to enjoy in ygk. Narrowing down a list of the Top 5 Things to See and Do in August was tricky. We couldn’t

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Best Big Concert in Summer 2017 (So Far)

Summer 2017 has been a busy one for live music lovers in Kingston. Thus far, we’ve been treated to free concerts and festivals in quaint venues such as Market Square and Skeleton Park, as well as ticketed shows at the K-Rock Centre, The Grand and inside the walls of historic

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2016

With exactly two weeks of 2016 remaining, many of us are taking stock of the biggest headlines and most significant events that shaped Kingston this past year.  2016 began with a review committee setting out to determine the future of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, which resulted in calls for

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Six Questions for Kody A. Paul

Meet Kody Paul. Or rather, you’ve probably already met Kody Paul. This frontman for The Kodeines is an unapologetic man about town (“I suppose when I needed it, the downtown scene was there for me,” he explains). Catch him sipping a Java at Casa Domenico or a bourbon at the

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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: August 2015

This month’s #ygkPlaylist features a trio of local acts who will be performing at this weekend’s Wolfe Island Music Festival.  The festival officially kicks off this evening on the Main Stage with The Attic Kids performing at 8pm, while they’ll be followed by Daniel Romano and Elliott Brood.  Over at

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Guide to the 2015 Wolfe Island Music Festival

While I am somewhat saddened by the arrival of August (slow down already, summer!) there is much to look forward to this month, and this weekend marks one of the most anticipated music events of the summer: the Wolfe Island Music Festival. Continuing its tradition of bringing fantastic Canadian music

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2015

There’s so much going on in Kingston during the Summer, that it’s practically impossible to make it out and enjoy it all.  We could easily suggest 50 or 100 things to see and do around the city in August, but we continuously strive to develop a short list of absolute

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