Rare Neil Young cassette found at the Hamilton Vintage Music Shop

Someone with a “Heart of Gold” donated a unique piece of tape to a local shop. It was 1973 when Neil Young was performing at McMaster and a student, who didn’t want to be identified, snuck a tape recorder into the concert. This week, a local vintage music and film store went viral on TikTok … Read more

Review: Wayne Johnston’s Newfoundland memoir Jennie’s Boy

Jennie’s Boy, Newfoundland writer Wayne Johnston’s stunning new memoir, begins with the Johnston family on the move again, having been evicted and forced out of another short-lived home in St. John’s (widely referred to as the ‘town’). were returning to their hometown, the Goulds, “back where we came from, tails between.” “Dad had paid the … Read more

Review: Wayne Johnston’s Newfoundland memoir Jennie’s Boy

Jennie’s Boy, Newfoundland writer Wayne Johnston’s stunning new memoir, begins with the Johnston family on the move again, having been evicted and forced out of another short-lived home in St. John’s (widely referred to as the ‘town’). were returning to their hometown, the Goulds, “back where we came from, tails between.” “Dad had paid the … Read more

Review: Wayne Johnston’s Newfoundland memoir Jennie’s Boy

Jennie’s Boy, Newfoundland writer Wayne Johnston’s stunning new memoir, begins with the Johnston family on the move again, having been evicted and forced out of another short-lived home in St. John’s (widely referred to as the ‘town’). were returning to their hometown, the Goulds, “back where we came from, tails between.” “Dad had paid the … Read more

Steven Hyden’s book Long Road examines Pearl Jam’s career

Pearl Jam is still alive. Thirty-one years after the release of their first single, the anthem “Alive,” the Seattle grunge rock group continues to pack arenas and stadiums — including Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena earlier this month, a venue where they’ve performed nine times Years. Despite his deep interest in Black Crowes and Radiohead, American author … Read more

Steven Hyden’s book Long Road examines Pearl Jam’s career

Pearl Jam is still alive. Thirty-one years after the release of their first single, the anthem “Alive,” the Seattle grunge rock group continues to pack arenas and stadiums — including Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena earlier this month, a venue where they’ve performed nine times Years. Despite his deep interest in Black Crowes and Radiohead, American author … Read more

Steven Hyden’s book Long Road examines Pearl Jam’s career

Pearl Jam is still alive. Thirty-one years after the release of their first single, the anthem “Alive,” the Seattle grunge rock group continues to pack arenas and stadiums — including Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena earlier this month, a venue where they’ve performed nine times Years. Despite his deep interest in Black Crowes and Radiohead, American author … Read more

Ken Dryden shares great memories from the Summit Series in a new book

NHL Hall of Famer and renowned sports writer Ken Dryden has released another book. It’s his impression of being part of the most famous ice hockey series of all time, the 1972 Summit Series. The 200-page book full of photographs and reproductions of newspaper clippings is entitled “The Series”. The eight-game Summit series between the … Read more

Four new graphic novels by Nick Drnaso, Mariko Tamaki et al

Acting Lessons By Nick Drnaso Lined and Quarterly, 248 pages, $34.95 A new book by award-winning graphic novel Nick Drnaso should be treated as a special event. For example, his latest Sabrina was one of the most impactful books of 2018. Drnaso’s work stands out from the crowd. “Acting Class” is his third and just … Read more

Blackpink performs only Canadian show in Hamilton

South Korean pop band Blackpink will also be performing in Hamilton this fall. The K-pop girl band – with Gen-Z and Millennial fans around the world – are making their only Canadian stop in Hamilton for two days on November 6th and 7th. BLINKs, another name for the four-piece K-pop group, released dates for Hamilton … Read more