Supercrawl Unveils New Public Art for 2021-2022

Supercrawl is pleased to announce the unveiling of two large-scale public works of art now on display in downtown Hamilton. On October 28, 2021, Nitewaké:non, a work by artist Melissa General, was installed on the south facade of 118 James Street North. Only a few steps away, Mary Anne Barkhouse‘s Dominion was installed in a new location, on the south facade of 91 James Street North, on November 17, 2021. Each artwork, while distinct and complex, also relates to each other by the themes they address, including: relationships to each other, family, home and community, the land, water, plants, and the natural world, as well as history, identity, and language honouring memory inherently rooted in a place — empire, colonialism, and survival.

The artworks are presented as part of Supercrawl’s 2021 Visual & Public Art programming and will be on display for a year. Nitewaké:non is sponsored by the McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) and is presented in collaboration with the enawendewin/relationships project at the MMA, curated by William Kingfisher. Considering gardens as sites of learning and creation, enawendewin/relationships brings together contemporary artists who integrate Indigenous knowledge with practical concerns in the everyday. The multidisciplinary project is informed by themes including growing food as sovereignty, methods for contemporary living, and how our local is affected by global concerns. enawendewin/relationships is on view at the MMA and across sites in Hamilton through November 28, 2021. For more information, click here.

 

Image of Melissa General's 2014 chromogenic print entitled Nitewaké:non

Detail of Nitewaké:non; image courtesy of the artist

Melissa General

Nitewaké:non, 2014, chromogenic print

Artist Statement: Nitewaké:non, “the place where I come from,” examines my relationship to land by exploring the history in my home, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. It is through this exploration on and with the land that I attempt to connect with and honour the memory inherently rooted in Six Nations Territory.

Biography: Melissa General is a Mohawk artist from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from York University. She is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, audio, video and installation. Her practice is focused on her home territory of Six Nations and the concepts of memory, language, and land. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Lamont Gallery, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Harbourfront Centre, Stride Gallery, Gallery 101, Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography and has been included in the 2016 Contemporary Native Art Biennial in Montréal. She is a Hnatyshyn Foundation REVEAL – Indigenous Art Award laureate and was named as the 2018 Ontario Arts Council Indigenous Arts Award Emerging Artist Laureate. Melissa is a recipient of a 2021 Artist Prize from Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts.

Nitewaké:non was part of the MAWA-produced Resilience Project.

Image of Mary Anne Barkhouse's 2011 artwork Dominion, an ink jet print on Somerset paper

Image courtesy of the artist

Mary Anne Barkhouse

Dominion, 2011, inkjet print on Somerset paper

Artist Statement: Opening lines from the Book of Genesis set the stage for millenniums’ worth of misguided notions around authority by presuming, as it does, to offer humanity sweeping powers over everything that soars, scuttles, swims, slithers, climbs, gallops, hops, springs, ambles, digs, jumps, flutters or trots.  Regardless, the numerous creatures found in air and sea, forest and fen, carry on. They are not oblivious to our actions, but they continue… despite our actions. Salvation, for the undomesticated, comes not through something magically bestowed by rhetorical fiction or fairy dust,  but by their own agency. And Nature’s response to the passage from the Book of Genesis? ” … as if.”

Biography: Mary Anne Barkhouse was born in Vancouver, BC but has strong ties to both coasts as her mother is from the Nimpkish band, Kwakiutl First Nation of Alert Bay, BC and her father is of German and  British descent from Nova Scotia. She is a descendant of a long line of internationally recognized Northwest Coast artists that includes Ellen Neel, Mungo Martin and Charlie James. She graduated with Honours from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and has exhibited widely across Canada and the United States. As a result of personal and family experience with land and water stewardship, Barkhouse’s work examines ecological concerns and intersections of culture through the use of animal imagery. Inspired by issues surrounding empire and survival, Barkhouse creates installations that evoke consideration of the self as a response to history and environment. A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Barkhouse’s work can be found in numerous collections such as the National Gallery of Canada, Remai Modern in Saskatoon and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta. In addition she has public art installations in many cities across Canada, most recently in ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park (Edmonton, AB), the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, QC), and Carleton University (Ottawa, ON). Barkhouse currently resides in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario.  maryannebarkhouse.ca

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ABOUT SUPERCRAWL

A not-for-profit arts organization situated within the traditional territories of the Erie, Chonnonton (Neutral), Wendat, Mississauga, and Haudenosaunee nations, Supercrawl is committed to honouring, showcasing and celebrating all varieties of creative work. Positioning local and emerging artists alongside significant provincial, national and international peers, the festival fosters and promotes arts and culture as well as the myriad benefits they provide.

Presented by TD Bank Group (TD) as part of the TD Ready Commitment to amplify diverse voices, Supercrawl is Hamilton’s premier multi-arts festival, fusing new and independent music with art installations, fashion, performance, literature, theatre, and artisanal craft. Supercrawl’s diverse multi-disciplinary program of sound, performance, visual and media arts is staged along a pedestrian-only creative corridor in the heart of downtown.

Since 2010, Supercrawl’s Visual Arts programming has showcased upwards of 100 artists and featured visual art installations in a variety of media. Supercrawl provides opportunities to local, regional and national artists and performers at both early and established stages of their practices. An annual call for submissions is issued to invite proposals from artists working in a variety of media, and art-lovers will also find roughly two dozen gallery spaces and artists’ studios in and around Supercrawl’s neighbourhood.

Supercrawl was shortlisted for a 2019 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year and 2017 Canadian Tourism Award for Event of the Year. The festival received the 2015 Ontario Tourism Award of Excellence for Tourism Event of the Year, and has been recognized as one of Festival and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals/Events for six consecutive years (2015-2020). Supercrawl is a member organization of the Major International Festivals and Events Network of Ontario, the Canadian Music Live Association, and Festivals and Events Ontario.

Supercrawl Presents Men I Trust Jan 17, 2022

Supercrawl Presents
MEN I TRUST with special guest Gabrielle Shonk
Monday January 17, 2022 • 7pm door, 8pm show
Bridgeworks | 200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton, ON

TICKETS GA/19+ | $24.99 (+FEES & HST) ADVANCE

ON SALE VIA EVENTBRITE

Hear ye, hear ye! We are super thrilled to announce that we will resume touring in North America this fall for the release of our new and fourth album called The Untourable Album. We started working on this album amidst the global lockdown and didn’t expect to be able to “tour” these songs. We wanted to take the opportunity to work on new and different material, without necessarily intending to play these songs live. We wrote freely, as if we were suspended in time with no external attachments. The initial release date had to be delayed however, when Dragos got into a motorcycle accident and had to recover for several weeks. So here we are now, almost ready to release the album, while everything is slowly reopening and the lockdown seems to be a thing of the past. It looks like the “Untourable Album” will be tourable after all! We are still in the process of polishing the songs and doing the last tweaks before the album is ready. We will have an official release date super soon, stay tuned. Thank you for your ongoing support and we’re looking forward to see everyone again in real life!

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PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

The province of Ontario requires all attendees to supply government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines, with final dosage administered at least 14 days before door time). Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card via covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED in compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020 and City of Hamilton Bylaws 20-155 and 20-202

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

Supercrawl Presents An Evening with Sarah Harmer May 15, 2022

Supercrawl Presents
An Evening With

SARAH HARMER
Sunday May 15, 2022 • 7pm door, 8pm show
Burlington Performing Arts Centre | 440 Locust St., Burlington, ON

ORCHESTRA / BOX SEATS: $81

BALCONY SEATS: $58.50

ON SALE VIA TIXHUB.COM

Are You Gone? – the first new album in a decade from Sarah Harmer – is a deeply personal and momentous collection of songs motivated by the beauty of life, the urgency of climate crisis, and the question of loss. The first song, “New Low”, is more than a return to music for the internationally celebrated singer-songwriter and activist: it is a definition of form, a call-for-uprising in the face of global disaster, at the most critical moment for Harmer to raise her voice – one of the most distinctive in Canadian music. The vitality of “New Low,” its heedless pace, sharp guitars and exclamatory horns, bely the passage of time since Harmer’s last record, Oh Little Fire (2010). Nearly 20 years from the release of her debut, You Were Here (2000), Are You Gone brings a close to Harmer’s period of musical quietude with a rousing artistic statement, rich in detail and emotion, from the heart and for the spirit. The multi-award-winning platinum-selling musician’s long-anticipated sixth album was released in February 2020 on Arts & Crafts.

Are You Gone… highlights the great strengths of a singer, musician, and songwriter and how much the inherent resolve of her work has been missed… one of the most accomplished and affecting albums in her already remarkable catalogue.” – Exclaim!

Are You Gone, like all of Harmer’s work, is both personal and urgent in its storytelling; her lyrics use so much of the natural landscape that she clearly treasures as metaphor for human relationships as well as questions that have less straightforward answers.” – Spill Magazine

 

Supercrawl Presents The Franklin Electric Apr 29, 2022

Supercrawl Presents
THE FRANKLIN ELECTRIC

Friday, April 29, 2022 | 7pm door, 8pm show
Mills Hardware | 95 King St. E., Hamilton, ON 
Tickets: $20.00 (+SC/HST) adv. • 19+ • GA Standing

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE

NEW DATE AND VENUE – PREVIOUS TICKETS WILL BE HONOURED

Life happens, and it lives on in music. As such, The Franklin Electric reflect formative personal moments on a canvas of indie, folk, and alternative. The Montreal-based collective founded and fronted by Jon Matte transforms experiences into anthems and has done so since emerging on the 2014 debut, This Is How I Let You Down. Logging nearly 400 shows, they canvased the world alongside everyone from Mumford & Sons, Ben Howard to Edward Sharpe, City and Colour an Half Moon Run. Along the way, 2017’s Blue Ceilings marked a major milestone. Not only did the record produce favourites such as “I Know The Feeling” and “Someone Just Like You,” but it also led to a nomination at the 2018 JUNO® awards in the category of Breakthrough Group of the Year. The latter experience set the stage for his next evolution. In Vancouver for the ceremony, Jon identified an endless wellspring of inspiration from the mountains and landscapes of the Canadian West Coast. So, he holed up in Vancouver to write what would become the 2019 EP, In Your Head (Nettwerk)— and more forthcoming tunes. During 2019, he took those ideas and images to several Vancouver studios and cut the five tracks comprising In Your Head. As a producer, Jon added electronics and programming from his home studio. Given the personal nature of his journey, he tried to translate normal and honest everyday feelings to his songwriting.

PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

The province of Ontario requires all attendees to supply government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines, with final dosage administered at least 14 days before door time). Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card via covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED in compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020 and City of Hamilton Bylaws 20-155 and 20-202

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

 

James Street North: Neighbourhood of the Arts

A PLACE WHERE CREATIVITY LIVES

Since 2010, Supercrawl has showcased visual art installations in a variety of media, including projects and artwork by Hiba Abdallah, Kim Adams, Donna Akrey, Mark Ainslie, Jaime Angelopoulos, Sonny Assu, C.R. Avery, Nedda Baba, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Sarah Beck, Monique Aura Bedard, Beehive Craft Collective, Connor Bennett, BGL, Adam David Brown, Lea Bucknell, Tia Cavanagh, Tracie ChingJefferson Campbell-Cooper, Roy Caussy, Clear Eyes Collective, David Collier, Vanessa Crosbie Ramsay, Adrienne Crossman, Nathan Cyprys, Marco D’Andrea, Shayne Dark, Tanya Davis, Sara DeckJohn Dickson, Eric Drass, dpai architecture, Dean Drever, Jason EdmistonEn Masse, Justin EricksonSimon Frank, Jason Freiburger, Melissa General, Shlomi Greenspan, Group of 7 Billion, Ann Marie Hadcock, Anitra Hamilton, John Haney, Adad Hannah, Sandi Hartling, Alexa Hatanaka, Robert HengeveldDave Hind, Natalie Hunter, Alex Jacobs-Blum, Erika James, Carey Jernigan, Thea Jones, Svava Thordis Juliusson, kírkē, Jason Krugman, Gareth Lichty, Tor Lukasik-Foss, Drew MacEachern, ​Vincent MarconeKelly Mark, Laura Marotta, Sean Martindale, Christopher McLeod, ​Nancy Anne McPhee, Andrew McPhail, Robert Michael, Zeke Moores, Amber Helene Müller St. ThomasMarie-Jeanne Musiol, Shelley Niro, Susy Oliveira, Andrew Owen, Patrick Paine, Megan PressMark Prier, Sean Procyk, Nathalie Quagliotto, Red Tree Collective, Paige ReynoldsJim Riley,​ Mitch Robertson, Matt Rogalsky, Al RuntShake-n-Make, Chris Shepherd, Coral Short, Site 3 Fire Arts, St Marie φ Walker, Jordyn Stewart, Kyle Stewart, Max Streicher, Kearon Roy Taylor, Tyler Tekatch, Reece Terris, TH&B, Alison Thompson, Patrick Thompson, Matt Ryan Tobin, Kevin TongJosé Luis Torres, Brandon VickerdMatthew Walker, C. Wells, Elinor Whidden, Peter Michael Wilson, Tom Wilson, and Shellie Zhang.

Supercrawl provides opportunities to local, regional and national artists and performers at both early and established stages of their practices. An annual call for submissions is issued to invite proposals from artists working in a variety of media.

Art-loving festival-goers will also find numerous gallery spaces and artists’ studios in and around Supercrawl’s neighbourhood, including Art Gallery of HamiltonThe AssemblyCentre[3]Coloma Studio, Factory Media CentreGallery 4 Annex, Melanie Gillis Studio, ​Hamilton Artists Inc., HCA GalleryMills HardwareRE-Create Outreach Art Studio, Studio on James, The Studios at Hotel HamiltonJulia Veenstra StudiosWorkers Arts and Heritage Centre and You Me Gallery.

Video shot on location at Supercrawl 2019 by Thrillhouse Studios
TOP TO BOTTOM: Dean Drever, Bear Hunt, at Supercrawl 2014; Max Streicher, Giants Ascending, at Supercrawl 2011

Supercrawl Presents Ben Caplan Apr 10, 2022

Supercrawl Presents
BEN CAPLAN

With Special Guests Terra Spencer
Sunday April 10, 2022 • 7pm door, 8pm show
Bridgeworks | 200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton, ON
Tickets: $19.99 (+SC&HST) adv. | GA | 19+

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE

Ben Caplan is both the roar of the hurricane and the eye of the storm. He has an uncanny ability to channel both wild abandon and quiet introspection. His songwriting pulls from many diverse influences but both his music and his lyrics regularly draw from his Jewish heritage. Often mixing biblical imagery and klezmer-inflected melodies, Caplan re-appropriates ancient sounds and themes with a decidedly contemporary twist.

Ben released his first studio album in 2011, and has spent the last ten years recording music and performing to ever growing audiences in music clubs and theatres around the world. For the ten year anniversary of his first release, Caplan has recorded a retrospective collection of stripped-back re-interpretations of songs from across his catalogue. The album, entitled Recollection, will be released in October of 2021 followed by an extensive European and Canadian tour.

PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

The province of Ontario requires all attendees to supply government-issued proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with Government of Canada approved vaccines, with final dosage administered at least 14 days before door time). Government issued photo ID matching details on vaccination must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card via covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

FACE MASKS REQUIRED in compliance with Ontario Reg. 364/20 under Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, S.O. 2020 and City of Hamilton Bylaws 20-155 and 20-202

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

Full COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Now In Effect

As of September 22, 2021, provincial law requires all individuals entering venues to present government-issued proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to event admission. Electronic vaccine receipt can be obtained using a green Ontario health card through the province’s COVID-19 Vaccination portal at covid19.ontariohealth.ca.

PCR test or antigen screen results will NOT be accepted as vaccination equivalent.

Government issued ID matching details on vaccination certificate must also be presented for validation purposes. If you were vaccinated outside of the province of Ontario or outside of Canada, please provide a digital PDF or printed copy of your government issued vaccination confirmation receipt for your Government of Canada approved vaccine.

Event attendees under age 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who arrives with government-issued ID and valid proof of full vaccination. Unvaccinated fans 12 years of age and older will not be eligible for entry.

For those with a medical reason for exemption, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website for information.

It is the discretion of the individual to determine whether they would like to disclose their vaccination status. Should they decide not to divulge this information, however, they will not be permitted to access the event.

This policy will be added to the mandatory public health measures already in effect.

Active screening, contact tracing, proper face masking and PPE, physical distancing from individuals outside of one’s household, and capacity limits all have important roles to play in enhancing the safety of our performance spaces, limiting viral spread, and improving health metrics in the wider community.

Supercrawl Presents Dizzy Fri Oct 22

Supercrawl Presents
DIZZY

Friday, October 22, 2021 
Bridgeworks | 200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton, ON 
Tickets: $17.50 (+SC/HST) adv. • 19+

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH EVENTBRITE

On their 2018 debut album Baby Teeth, Dizzy offered up a batch of lucidly detailed coming-of-age songs, a real-time reflection on the minor tragedies and major disappointments of post-adolescence. As their dream-pop opus drew global acclaim (and won Best Alternative Album at the 2019 JUNO Awards), the Oshawa, Ontario-based band found that their finely wrought outpouring had built a powerful bond with their fans — a contingent that frontwoman Katie Munshaw refers to as “our little heartbreak club.” Joined by the trio of brothers who make up the rest of Dizzy — drummer Charlie Spencer and his siblings Alex (guitar) and Mackenzie (bass) — Munshaw soon set to work on an album exploring an even more tangled landscape of feelings.

“Baby Teeth was all about the confusion and sadness of my late teens, but this one is more about the qualities about myself that I’m not very proud of,” says Munshaw of Dizzy’s self-produced sophomore effort, The Sun and Her Scorch, to that end, the album’s title serves as a metaphor for the quietly damaging effects of those qualities, both on Munshaw herself and on those in her orbit. “I wanted to be completely honest about the things nobody ever wants to admit, like being jealous of your friends or pushing away the people who love you,” she says. “So instead of being about romantic heartbreak, it’s really about self-heartbreak.”

An album infinitely brightened by Dizzy’s heavenly melodies, The Sun and Her Scorch brings its truth-telling to confessions of insecurity and resentment and fear of failure. On the beautifully breezy lead single “Sunflower,” Munshaw drifts between self-loathing and tender self-talk, her lyrics alternately telegraphing raw sensitivity and sweetly self-deprecating humour (e.g., “I wanna hear the sound/Of what a broken heart does/When I fling it to the ground”). With its heart-on-sleeve storytelling, the languid and lovely “Roman Candles” returns to one of Dizzy’s most enduring themes: the unending restlessness of suburban living. (“‘Roman Candles’ is me crooning about my friends who moved away while I’m still living in my mom’s house, and wondering if I’ve made the right decisions in my life,” says Munshaw.) And on “The Magician,” Dizzy performs a sort of delicate alchemy, transforming a story of tragedy into an ineffably joyful and danceable track. “It’s about a friend of mine who passed away and wishing I could magically bring her back, however naïve that is,” Munshaw explains.

On both Baby Teeth and The Sun and Her Scorch, Dizzy instil their songs with a warm and open-hearted sincerity, an extension of the gentle camaraderie within the band itself. Though they formed in 2015, Dizzy’s origins lie in the longtime friendship between Munshaw and Charlie, who met in ninth-grade math class and later sang together in the school choir. Upon graduating high school, the two decided to sidestep the university path and start a band, enlisting Mackenzie and Alex and getting their start gigging in local bars. After playing one of their very first shows in Toronto, Dizzy landed a deal with Royal Mountain Records, then released Baby Teeth in August 2018. Along with winning their Juno Award, the band found Baby Teeth included on the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List and praised by such taste-making outlets as Stereogum, Earmilk, and The Line of Best Fit.

In bringing The Sun and Her Scorch to life, Dizzy tapped into their increased sense of closeness and confidence, an element that Munshaw attributes to their frequent touring over the past few years (including stints opening for artists like Death Cab for Cutie, Oh Wonder, Tokyo Police Club, and U.S. Girls). Describing the process as “totally challenging and completely rewarding,” the band took an entirely self-directed approach to every aspect of the album’s creation, introducing a more kinetic energy into their sound through their lavish use of live instrumentation. “We wanted to take the reins and make sure that what we ended up putting out was exactly what we envisioned,” says Munshaw, noting that Charlie played a vital role in the album’s production. Recorded partly at Mechanicland Studios — and in Munshaw’s mother’s basement — The Sun and Her Scorch also unfolds in subtle sonic details that speak to the playful spontaneity at the heart of their artistry. (In the making of “Sunflower,” for instance, Dizzy incorporated a voice-memo recording of a choir performing at a local rec center during Munshaw’s sister’s volleyball practice.)

In all of their output, Dizzy reveal a rare willingness to expose their messiest emotions, as well as an incredible power to turn that self-revelation into songs primed for singing along. “With the new album especially, I’m saying things I wouldn’t ever say to anyone out loud, and now I’m going to be singing them in front of hundreds of people,” says Munshaw. “I think the main thing I’d like people to take away is the idea that everybody probably has these negative thoughts about themselves sometimes, but it’s okay — you’re really not that bad. And if there’s an underlying philosophy to our band, it’s to be confident and believe in yourself no matter what.”

This event is 19+. Valid government issued photo ID is required in order to enter. Door time, set times, and event schedule subject to change. Event subject to change in response to municipal and provincial public health guidelines.

Supercrawl Presents Serena Ryder Fri Nov 19

Supercrawl Presents
SERENA RYDER

Friday, November 19, 2021 | 7pm show
Livestream Tickets: $19.99 (+SC) adv. • All-Ages

AVAILABLE NOW VIA EVENTBRITE

NEW DATE – TICKETS FOR ORIGINAL DATE REMAIN VALID

Join us as Serena Ryder discusses her mental wellness journey that led to the creation of her latest recording The Art of Falling Apart and performs a few select pieces from the album and some of her hits.

Autographed copies of Serena’s new album, on CD and vinyl LP, are available as special livestream add-ons to this livestream ticket.

The Toronto-based vocal powerhouse is a platinum-selling artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike, in part due to her raw and earnest songwriting, and beautifully electric live performances. She has received numerous accolades, including six JUNO Awards, a MuchMusic Video Award for Best Rock Video for “Stompa”, and a Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in Music–Original Song.

Serena’s upcoming album, The Art of Falling Apart, chronicles her journey from mental illness to wellness. The album was written and recorded over 10 days, and the track listing allows the listener to follow Serena’s creative process in a truly linear sense. Each song was recorded the day it was written, featuring raw, unprocessed vocals.

The album is one piece of a greater movement for Serena as a leader in mental health and wellness. A longtime advocate, Serena has worked with a variety of health and wellness initiatives, including Bell Let’s Talk, WE Day, Unison Benevolent Fund, and in 2018 won the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award. She has presented her keynote speech (also named The Art of Falling Apart) to audiences across Canada, and will soon release a shortened animated version to grow its impact around the world. Recently, she launched The Art of Wellness — a free mindfulness program for artists and creatives. Combined with the album rollout, these pieces will help position Serena as a leader in both music and mental health.

Concert will be available for ticket holders to view on demand for 48 hours post-show.

Supercrawl Presents Matt Holubowski Fri Feb 11

Supercrawl Presents
MATT HOLUBOWSKI
with special guest Elliott Maginot

Friday, Feb 11, 2022 | 7pm door, 8pm show
Mills Hardware | 95 King St. E., Hamilton ON

General Admission Tickets: $14.99 (+HST & SC) adv. • 19+

ON SALE NOW VIA EVENTBRITE

Matt Holubowski‘s career has really taken off since the 2014 release of Old Man, a collection of folk songs inspired by his many trips and experiences around the world. The watershed moment would be the release of Solitudes (Audiogram) two years later. Produced by Connor Seidel, just as the previous and upcoming ones, the album introduced him to a wide audience who discovered his mercurial voice and captivating songs. Matt earned a Gold record for Solitudes as well as two ADISQ nominations. The Solitudes tour that followed the album’s release had him criss-crossing Canada, the United States and Europe, to perform nearly 200 concerts. In the Spring of 2018, he signed with the German label Motor Musik and the French label Yokanta, distributing Solitudes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Belgium. Soon after, he participated in the Printemps de Bourges, toured Europe as support for Ben Folds, and performed in London’s Meltdown Festival at the invitation of The Cure’s Robert Smith. Returning to North America, Matt played summer dates at Bonnaroo, the Festival d’été de Québec, the Regina, Ottawa and Winnipeg folk festivals, and Osheaga, then a fall tour of the eastern US. In early 2019, Matt opened for singer-songwriter Dan Mangan in eastern Canada, a last waltz before retreating to the woods in Banff, Alberta, to write the songs for his new album, Weird Ones (released Feb 21, 2020). Slowly moving away from folk, he explores new sounds and fleshes out his songs’ arrangements in collaboration with his musicians, guitarist Simon Angell, bassist Marc-André Landry, drummer Stéphane Bergeron and cellist/keyboardist Marianne Houle.

A solitary and contemplative soul, Elliot Maginot enjoys exploring new sounds, refining textures, handling words and expanding his orchestrations. In 2013, following the release of his debut EP, Elliot carved out a place for himself on the Montreal music scene as an independent artist, which allowed him to perform throughout Quebec and to be noticed by the Indica record label which offered him his first record contract. His debut, Young / Old / Everything.In.Between, hovers between pop and folk rock left field. The album won him two nominations at the Gala GAMIQ, earned radio rotation at CHOM and CBC music and opened the door to perform in several renowned festivals including the Montreal International Jazz Festival., the Festival d’été de Québec, Le Festi-Voix de Trois-Rivières, Canadian Music Week (Toronto) and Aurores Montréal (Paris). After a 10-country tour, Maginot signed with Audiogram to launch sophomore album Comrades in November 2018. Co-produced with Connor Seidel (Matt Holubowski, Charlotte Cardin), this opus was decidedly more pop, but also more sophisticated and complex in its arrangements with sounds reminiscent of Phil Collins, The War On Drugs and Peter Gabriel. The record received unanimous critical acclaim and produced a chart single in ” Common Place”. In May 2021, Maginot returns with Easy Morning, an essentially acoustic album co-produced with Connor Seidel that combines the soft string arrangement, with warm brass and West African influences.

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