Supercrawl Reveals 2024 Music Lineup

Festival poster framed with an abstract motif of city blocks in light, medium and dark blue with yellow highlights. Poster reads: TD Presents Supercrawl, Hamilton’s Music and Arts Festival, September 13, 14 and 15, 2024. Free admission. Featuring musical performances by Matt Andersen & The Big Bottle of Joy, The Anti-Queens, Rich Aucoin, Bend It Like Beck, Boys and Girls Club, Colour Film, Charlotte Cornfield, Danko Jones, The Dears, Elliott Brood, Ellis, Explosions in the Sky, Golden Feather, Hamilton Children's Choir, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Superstars, Haters, iskwē, Jambassadors, Kaïa Kater, Mia Kelly, Kellie Loder, Matthew Runaway, MonkeyJunk, MOONRIIVR, My Son the Hurricane, Peter Dreams, Rise Carmine, Royal Castles, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Sadies, Jamie Shea & the Gentle Reminders, Superstar Crush, Yassin + Sean Terrio, and Zeus. Plus A Residency From Squonk “Brouhaha”. Below this text is the Supercrawl logo, flanked by the words James St. N. and Hamilton, ON. Festival website supercrawl.ca is listed below the logo, and is flanked by the social media handle @supercrawl and event hashtag #supercrawl. Festival sponsors arrayed across the bottom of the poster include TD Bank Group, Jackson Square, RSK Automotive and Collision, Tim Hortons, McMaster University, Collective Arts Brewing, Clifford Brewing Co., LIUNA Local 837, FACTOR, Building Communities, Canadian Heritage, City of Hamilton, and Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association. Media partner logos arrayed on the line below include 102.9 Bounce FM, Cable 14, CBC Hamilton, CFMU, CHCH, AM900 CHML, Energy 95.3, Exclaim!, Hamilton City Magazine, 97.7 HTZ-FM, Indie 88, and Y108.

Supercrawl organizers have unveiled the musical lineup for the 2024 free festival weekend, taking place September 13-15, 2024 along James Street North in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, made possible by presenting sponsor TD Bank Group (TD).

The lineup reveal took place at Merit Brewing, an innovative craft brewery in downtown Hamilton near the heart of Supercrawl’s festival corridor. The launch unveiled programming details and celebrated the return of the festival to its traditional neighbourhood corridor for its 16th anniversary season.

Supercrawl’s Festival Director Tim Potocic offered up an early taste of this fall’s festival for those in attendance. As revealed at the launch, this year’s edition of Supercrawl will feature more than 30 musical acts.

“We’re thrilled to bring Supercrawl to audiences every fall,” Potocic said. “Each season is a total pleasure to curate. We started this festival to spotlight creative talent and it’s always just so great to be able to bring this weekend to life every year. It’s something we look to just as much as audiences do. And none of it would be possible without the support of our partners, and of course our incredible creative community. Supercrawl’s core commitment is to artists and makers, and to spotlighting the role of culture and creativity in animating and enriching all our lives. We’re very excited by this lineup and look forward to seeing you all again on James North this September.”

Musical performers at Supercrawl 2024 (in alphabetical order) will include Matt Andersen & The Big Bottle of Joy, The Anti-Queens, Rich Aucoin, Bend It Like Beck, Boys and Girls Club, Colour Film, Charlotte Cornfield, Danko Jones, The Dears, Elliott Brood, Ellis, Explosions in the Sky, Golden Feather, Hamilton Children’s Choir, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Superstars, Haters, iskwē, Jambassadors, Kaïa Kater, Mia Kelly, Kellie Loder, Matthew Runaway, MonkeyJunk, MOONRIIVR, My Son the Hurricane, Peter Dreams, Rise Carmine, Royal Castles, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Sadies, Jamie Shea & the Gentle Reminders, Superstar Crush, Yassin + Sean Terrio, and Zeus.

Supercrawl will host an interactive residency from globally acclaimed Squonk, who made their festival debut in 2022 to popular acclaim. The Pittsburgh-based post-industrial art rock performance troupe will be presenting their new production Brouhaha, an immersive outdoor spectacle bursting with rollicking music, dazzling imagery, and the thrill of audience participation.

Further lineup reveals as well as event schedule information will follow in July and August.

Supercrawl Presents Godspeed You! Black Emperor Nov 4 at Bridgeworks

Supercrawl Presents
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
Fall 2024 North American Tour
Monday November 4, 2024  
Bridgeworks (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton)
GA Standing • Licensed/All-Ages • $50 (+SC/HST) Advance
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Godspeed You! Black Emperor released a string of albums from 1997-2002 widely recognized as redefining what protest music can be, where long-form instrumental chamber rock compositions of immense feeling and power serve as soundtracks to late capitalist alienation and resistance. The band’s first four releases—especially F#A#∞ (1997) and Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (2000)—are variously regarded as classics of the era and genre. Godspeed’s legendary live performances, featuring multiple 16mm projectors beaming a collage of overlapping analog film loops and reels—along with the distinctive iconography, imagery and tactility of the band’s album artwork and physical LP packages— further defines the sui generis aesthetic substance, ethos and mythos of this group. GY!BE has issued two official band photos in its 25-year existence (the second a 2010 recreation of the first from 1997) and has done a half-dozen collectively-answered written interviews over that same span. The band has never had a website or social media accounts. It has never made a video. Few rock bands in our 21st century have been as steadfast in trying to let the work speak for itself and maintaining simple rules about minimizing participation in cultures of personality, exposure, access, commodification or co-optation. Following a seven-year hiatus that began in 2003, Godspeed returned to the stage in December 2010 (curating the UK festival All Tomorrow’s Parties) and the band’s post-reunion period has now lasted over a decade, marked by hundreds of sold-out live shows and three additional albums, all of which have been met with high acclaim. G_d’s Pee AT STATE’S END! – the band’s fourth post-reunion album (and eighth overall) – arrived 02 April 2021.
GY!BE will play 18 dates in Canada and the US in November, following its previously announced European tour in Sep/Oct.
27 Sep 2024 • Dublin IE • National Stadium
29 Sep 2024 • London UK • Troxy
30 Sep 2024 • Glasgow, UK • Barrowlands
01 Oct 2024 • Manchester UK • Ritz
02 Oct 2024 • Bristol UK • Marble Factory
03 Oct 2024 • Coventry UK • The Empire
04 Oct 2024 • Tourcoing FR • Le Grand Mix
05 Oct 2024 • Esch-Alzette LU • Kufa
06 Oct 2024 • Paris FR • Le Trianon
08 Oct 2024 • Nantes FR • Stereolux
09 Oct 2024 • Nancy FR • L’Autre Canal (Jazz Pulsation Festival)
10 Oct 2024 • Zürich CH • Volkshaus
11 Oct 2024 • Lausanne CH • Les Docks
12 Oct 2024 • Frankfurt DE • Zoom
14 Oct 2024 • Berlin DE • Huxleys
15 Oct 2024 • Amsterdam NE • Paradiso
16 Oct 2024 • Brussels BE • AB
18 Oct 2024 • Athens GR • Floyd
04 Nov 2024 • Hamilton ON • Bridgeworks
05 Nov 2024 • Toronto ON • The Concert Hall
06 Nov 2024 • London ON • London Music Hall
07 Nov 2024 • Grand Rapids MI • Elevation
08 Nov 2024 • Chicago IL • The Salt Shed
09 Nov 2024 • St Paul MN • Palace Theater
11 Nov 2024 • Lawrence KS • Liberty Hall
12 Nov 2024 • Fayetteville AR • George’s Majestic Lounge
13 Nov 2024 • Nashville TN • The Basement East
14 Nov 2024 • Knoxville TN • Bijou Theater
15 Nov 2024 • Atlanta GA • The Masquerade
16 Nov 2024 • Charleston SC • The Music Farm
17 Nov 2024 • Saxapahaw NC • Haw River Ballroom
19 Nov 2024 • Washington DC • 9:30 Club
21 Nov 2024 • Brooklyn NY • Pioneerworks
22 Nov 2024 • Norwalk CT • District Music Hall
23 Nov 2024 • Boston MA • Roadrunner
24 Nov 2024 • Philadelphia PA • Union Transfer

Supercrawl Presents JJ Wilde Nov 8 at Bridgeworks

Supercrawl, MODO-LIVE & Y108 Present
JJ WILDE
All My Vices Tour
with guests Fionn
Friday November 8, 2024  
Bridgeworks (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton)
GA Standing 19+ • $30-$95 (+SC/HST) Advance
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Chart-topping tour de force JJ Wilde has been on an incredible journey since the release of her debut album Ruthless in 2020. With over 36 million global streams and prominent playlist placement on digital platforms, Wilde continues to captivate a diverse global audience, consistently establishing herself as a dominant voice in the rock music scene. Wilde etched her name in the history books as the first female artist to simultaneously hit #1 on all three Canadian rock charts with her debut SOCAN Award winning single “The Rush,” holding the slot for 10 weeks concurrently in addition to spending a whopping 21 weeks atop the Rock Big Picture chart. She quickly followed with two more back-to-back #1’s: “Best Boy,” an unapologetic anthem challenging societal norms for women, and her hit “Mercy,” a modern rock powerhouse weaving a tale of revenge. Her reign as Canada’s Queen of Rock n’ Roll didn’t end there; in 2021 Wilde took home the JUNO Award for Rock Album of the Year for her album Ruthless (2020), becoming the first woman to do so since Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill in 1996. Wilde has shared the stage with a veritable who’s-who of acclaimed acts including Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Pearl Jam, The Glorious Sons, Scorpions, Kiss and more, and her magnetic stage presence at renowned festivals worldwide, including Bottle Rock, Firefly, Nova Rock, and Hyde Park with Pearl Jam, have solidified her reputation as a captivating live performer. Now, Wilde embarks on her next chapter, poised to release the first taste of her most powerful and personal collection of songs to date with the May 2024 EP Best Of Me (Part 1).

The Vancouver folk-pop duo Fionn have spent most of the last year working on their new record I Might Start Smoking. This new record is a full-circle record for Fionn, revisiting the sound and spirit of their heralded first releases; however, their path to this point has been anything but predictable. After all, the duo only dropped their self-titled debut in 2018, though they’ve been quite prolific since, developing a song writing palette in a few years that even career artists would kill for. Their latest finds the sisters leaning on their Celtic roots and limiting their palette with organic instrumentation. It’s still catchy as hell, relying on musicianship, song writing acumen, and authenticity for hooks instead of high-tech tools. Fionn have been making their way back onstage after the pandemic’s forced hiatus and will surely return to pushing musical boundaries with subsequent recordings. For now though, this album revisits the pure, undiluted creative prowess that propelled them to fame in the first place.

Supercrawl Presents Andy Shauf Oct 4 at Bridgeworks

Slightly grainly black and white photo of singer-songwriter Any Shauf seated at a table, tugging at a tea bag in a mug

Supercrawl Presents
ANDY SHAUF
Fall 2004 Solo Tour
Friday October 4, 2024  
Bridgeworks (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton)
GA Standing 19+ • $35 (+SC/HST) Advance

Hailed as “a gifted storyteller” (NPR Music) for 2016’s The Party and 2020’s The Neon Skyline, Andy Shauf writes albums that unfold like short fiction, full of colorful characters, fine details and a rich emotional depth. With his 2023 album Norm, however, Shauf has slyly deconstructed and reshaped the style for which he’s been celebrated, elevating his songwriting with intricate layers and perspectives, challenging himself to find a new direction. Under the guise of an intoxicating collection of jazz-inflected romantic ballads, his storytelling has become decidedly more oblique, hinting at ominous situations and dark motivations. Shauf had planned to be touring around The Neon Skyline but, like many of us in the early days of the pandemic, he spent a lot of time alone instead. He sequestered himself in his garage studio, self-producing and playing every instrument on Norm, a collection of more conventional songs written predominantly on guitar, piano and synths. The latter was essential to creating the more spacious and tactile sounds he sought. Shauf’s goals were uncomplicated: create something melody-driven rather than chord-driven, and make it modern. Shauf recruited Neal Pogue (Tyler, the Creator, Janelle Monae, Outkast), a prodigious shaper of genre-and-time-defying tracks, to mix the album, further building on the gently levitating, synth-laden atmospherics. After gaining indie notoriety with The Party and a Polaris Music Prize nomination, performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS This Morning: Saturday, and praise from the likes of Pitchfork, ESQUIRE, NPR Music, Stereogum, The Atlantic and beyond for The Neon Skyline, Shauf has left the realm of things he’s known on his third album, pivoting away from the semi-autobiographical, and pushing himself to grow as a songwriter in an entirely different way. With Norm, he recreated his idea of a concept album, and also made it about faith and fatalism. But Shauf has realized he doesn’t need to moralize. He’s assigned that task to us, the listeners. At once narrators and investigators, we fill in the blanks.

Supercrawl Presents Boy and Bear Sept 9 at Bridgeworks

Supercrawl Presents
BOY AND BEAR
with guests Boo Seeka
Monday September 9, 2024  
Bridgeworks (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton)
GA Standing 19+ • $27 (+SC/HST) advance
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Boy & Bear have attained a level of staying power that most artists could only dream of; and all whilst maintaining their authentic vision and driving love for their craft. Achieving early career support from triple j Boy & Bear swiftly catapulted onto the world stage releasing their double-platinum debut album Moonfire in 2011, which went on to snag five coveted ARIA award wins. 2013’s Harlequin Dream and 2015’s Limit of Love strengthened Boy & Bear’s expansive presence, with both albums charting at #1, and Harlequin Dream marking the group’s second studio album to go Platinum. From 2019’s Suck on Light to 2023’s self-titled full length (both top 10 albums), Boy & Bear have continued to evolve and grow, gaining more and more fans from across the globe. In addition to their five consecutive top 10 albums and over 200 million streams, Boy & Bear’s live show is a uniquely compelling experience and has earned the band the glowing reputation as one of Australia’s most outstanding live acts.

A combination of pulsating sounds that bed down layered textures of electronic bass and percussive beats. Boo Seeka’s smooth synths and rolling beats keep the energy sizzling like a neon sign on the Miami strip.

Supercrawl Presents Too Many Zooz Sept 21 at Bridgeworks


Supercrawl Presents
TOO MANY ZOOZ
Retail Therapy Tour
Saturday September 21, 2024  
Bridgeworks (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton)
GA Standing 19+ • $30 (+SC/HST) advance
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Self-described “Brass House” trio Too Many Zooz make manically kinetic instrumental music that combines avant-garde jazz, EDM, punk rock, and sundryother traditions into their own distinctive brand of high-energy dance music. A viral sensation since theyfirst emerged as New York subway buskers in 2013, Too Many Zooz have evolved into a globally recognized phenomenon who tour often and produce YouTube videos that have garnered millions of views. Formed in 2013 in New York City, Too Many Zooz features thet alents of baritone saxophonist Leo “Leo P” Pellegrino, trumpeter Matt “Doe” Muirhead, and drummer David “King of Sludge” Parks. Pellegrino and Muirhead initially met while students at the Manhattan School of Music where they studied jazz. They eventually joined forces with percussionist Parks, whom Pellegrino had played with in a separate busking outfit. They began playing live at various New York subway stations and quickly attracted crowds with their aggressive instrumental sound and Pellegrino’s ability to dance and hype the audience like a DJ while playing. In 2014, a video of the band went viral and helped set the stage for the group’s meteoric rise. In 2016, the trio released their debut full-length album, Subway Gawdz, which featured guest spots from Kreayshawn, Armani White, members of Galactic, and Beats Antique. That same year they were featured on Beyonce’s Lemonade album, and performed with Beyonce and The Dixie Chicks at the 50th Annual CMA Awards. Over the course of the next several years, Too Many Zooz continued to release EPs and singles–including ZombiEP (2019), a concept album about a fictional band playing a music festival during a zombie outbreak, plus collaborations and remixes with The Floozies, Beats Antique, Spencer Ludwig, Moon Hooch, Dot Cromwell, Nitty Scott, Lester London, and RoRo. All of that set the stage for the band’s 2024 sophomore album Retail Therapy–a 13-song chronicle of auditory subway cinema that features appearances from Moon Hooch, Thumpasaurus, Lucky Chops, and Too Many T’s.

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Supercrawl Presents Boy Golden May 9 at Bridgeworks

Supercrawl Presents
BOY GOLDEN
with guest Fontine
Thursday May 9, 2024  
Bridgeworks (200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton)
GA Standing 19+ • $25 (+SC/HST) advance

Everything becomes fluid when you can pass through time and space like a ghost, a story, a melody. Boy Golden manifests all three on For Jimmy. When listening to his music, it feels easy to dissolve into the ether. Everything flows. From classic country to psych-folk, Alternative to roadhouse pop to Appalaichan bluegrass, Boy Golden’s music is easy, breezy, warm and gritty. And don’t it just feel good to listen to it. Since releasing his debut album, Church of Better Daze, in 2021, he’s played every summer festival on your list, produced X albums with friends, released a dozen videos, curated and directed an art show and music video for “KD & Lunchmeat”, the Seth-Rogenesque hit single that charted to #1 on Alternative Radio, and toured more than 60 venues across North America with The Sheepdogs. Introspective and vulnerable, traditional and queer, hard-headed and sensual, Boy Golden’s everyman-aesthetic can appeal to all of us. This ability lies in his songwriting: the songs your friends tell you about, the stories you hear from your neighbours, your community. He’s comfortable both in the spotlight and just outside it, sharing the moments with other artists, lifting others up along with him. He’s a genuine student of Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson as much as Dwight Yoakam and Stevie Ray Vaughan . Plus his C.O.B.D philosophy, “You can blaze and still get paid” might help us all to blur borders and old definitions of genres we thought we knew, like Steve Lacy or Justin Vernon do for Pop music. Boy Golden is able to maintain his own unique blend of Boy Golden using whatever frame of mind he’s in to fit us into this time. We’re here right now.

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A hush sweeps across Turtle Island. Birds flock to perch on towering maples and the waving prairie grasses still. There is a name upon the tongue of every creature from the elk to the shrew. Fontine. A gust of wind blows open the shutters of every home and young and old kneel in reverence to the dawn of a new era. Fontine. Queen of the road, King of the song, Fontine is here with a brand new EP. Co-produced with Kris Ulrich and mixed by Boy Golden, the Yarrow Lover EP is set to be released in 2023. Taking inspiration from her Nehiyaw Iskwew roots, the natural surroundings of her prairie home, and her musical surroundings in Winnipeg, the EP presents as a beautiful introduction to a powerhouse songwriter and vocalist.

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Supercrawl 2024 Call For Artists – Now Closed

Supercrawl is a free annual outdoor art and music festival held in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, showcasing a diverse and dynamic lineup of music, art, fashion, performance, talks, crafts, food and fun. In 2023, Supercrawl covered 22 city blocks and attracted more than 275,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. Organizers look forward to building upon that foundation at this fall’s festival — Supercrawl’s 16th anniversary — taking place September 13-15, 2024 on James Street North.

Calls for Artists for the 2024 edition of  Supercrawl are now closed. Thanks to all who applied.

Please do not contact organizers regarding the results of your application before they are communicated to you. When decisions are made, you will be contacted.

Only materials as part of the official application will be considered. Third-party petitions, social media polls, gimmicky marketing campaigns, cold calls and the like will not favourably impact your likelihood of having a successful application. To the contrary: Attempts to influence curation will be counterproductive.

Please do not telephone, text, direct message, or use social media comments for artist-related requests/communications. All official communications will be conducted via email only.

Call for Volunteers will open in June.

Details on the first-come, first served Supermarket program will be announced September 1.

Follow our socials (Instagram, FacebookTwitter) or watch our website for more details!

Supercrawl was founded out of a desire to showcase the city’s cultural vibrancy and eclectic arts landscape, and remains dedicated to honouring, showcasing and celebrating all varieties of creative work. Supercrawl prioritizes curating a diverse and representative festival lineup. We recognize our responsibility to amplify voices that have traditionally been marginalized, both in our community and in society as a whole.

Supercrawl is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We strive to create an environment in which all participants may flourish. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to access and opportunity, and welcome artistic proposals from all individuals, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or economic status. We welcome submissions from artists of all backgrounds, including but not limited to Indigenous, Black, people of colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, women, people with disabilities, and members of equity-seeking communities.

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Supercrawl Lineups: 15 Years of Dazzling Music

ONE FESTIVAL. FIFTEEN SEASONS. HUNDREDS OF PERFORMERS

Since 2009, Supercrawl has hosted a vibrant range of compelling and contemporary musical talent. Whether through the signature on-street festival weekend, partnered presentations, club series, or ticketed events, Supercrawl consistently showcases the best of local live music alongside national and international artists.

Image of Sifu Amayo, lead singer of Antibalas, performing at Supercrawl 2014. Stage lighting is a warm mix of reds and yellows. Amayo is wearing a red shirt and golden-orange vest, singing into a microphone that he holds in his left hand while holding a drum stick in his left hand, index finger pointed skyward.

The kaleidoscopic roster of Supercrawl alumni runs into the hundreds and includes A Tribe Called Red, The Acorn, Jeremie Albino, Allegories, Altameda, The Altobeelays, Alvvays, Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide, Antibalas, Arkells,Art Pop EnsembleAscot Royals, Astral Witch, Athanase, Rich Aucoin, AveragesAvrha, AysanabeeBackbiters, Bad Dates, Bad Waitress, Bahamas, Tim Baker, Adam BaldwinThe Bandicoots, Tynomi Banks, The Barettas, James Barker BandBasement Revolver, Bathing, BB Guns, The Beaches, The Be Sharps, Beef Boys, Beelays, BegoniaBeliefs, Belle GameRidley Bent, The Beverleys, Big Fir, Big Wreck, Bile Sister, Bill and the Art Crawlers, Billy Moon, Billy Talent, Everett Bird, Rae Billing & Crybaby, Black Baron, Black Collar UnionBlack Rhino Riot, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Blandlord, Blind Mule, Blunt Chunks, Bocce,

Photograph of Arkells at Supercrawl 2014, taken from back of stage looking toward the audience. Photo shows a street completely filled with people far into the distance, all washed with violet stage lighting.

BonjayKate BoothmanBorn in the Eighties, Born Ruffians, Jessie BowerBowjia, BoyhoodCharles Bradley, Bravestation, Breeze, Broken Social Scene, BrosThe Bros. Landreth, Brott Opera, Bruce Peninsula, Brusque Twins, Jennifer Budd, Buddah AbusahBasia Bulat, Katie Bulley, Thomas Cade, Cadence Weapon, Ben CaplanCaribou, Carmen on Tap, Carpenteers, Casper Skulls, Jennifer Castle, Catl, Caveboy, Century Palm, Change of Heart, Nuela Charles, Tanika Charles & the Wonderfuls, Evelyn Charlotte-Joe, Chastity, Chelsea Light Moving, Rita Chiarelli, Paul Chin, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Choose Up, Chore, Nicole Christian,City and the Sea, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, Laura Cole, Comet Control, Command Sisters, The Commissionaires, Cootes ParadiseCoszmos Quartette, Cowlick, Coy Haste,

Photograph of Broken Social Scene at Supercrawl 2018.

William Crighton, Cross Dog, The Crowleys, Crrotting, Crystal Journey, Customaries, Aron D’Alesio, Danko JonesThe Danks, Dead Tired, Dear Rouge, Dearly Beloved, Death From Above 1979, Matthew de Zoete, Diamond Rings, Digging Roots, The Dill, Dilly Dally. Dinner Belles, Dinosaur Bones, The Diodes, Dirty Frigs, The Dirty Nil, Discography DJs, Dizzy, Dizzy Spells, DJ Basco, DJ Ollie, DJ Spinn, Doldrums, Doobie Freaks, Don Vail, Doomsquad, Dr. Draw, Kevin Drew, Ducats, Dwayne Gretzky, Earth Wind and Choir, Eccodek, Dan EdmondsEgyptrixx, Eight and a Half, Electroluminescent, Elk, EllevatorElliott Brood, Joel Elliot and Thin Lines, Ellis, John Ellison, The Elwins, Emay, Engine Empire, Eschaton, Espanola, Essen, Etiquette, Julie Fader, Fake Palms, Fame Cartel, Family of ThingsFast Romantics,

Photograph of Indo-Canadian rapper Fateh at Supercrawl 2019.

Fateh, Michael Feuerstack, Jeremy Fisher, Jeremy Fisher Junior, Five Alarm Funk, Flesh RagNorman Foote, Four Tet, Pete Fowler, The Franklin Electric, Fresh Snow, Danielle Fricke, Friendly Rich, Frog Eyes, Fruiti, Fry Truck, F—-d Up, The Fuddles, Evangeline Gentle, Hannah Georgas, The GertrudesGet Off the CopTim Gibbons, The Goddamn Goddamns, Golden Feather, Good Luck Shop, Sarah Good, Great Lake Swimmers, The Great Machine, Jacques Greene, Jeremy Greenspan, JG Ballad, Grey Lands, Greys, Grey\\Water, Groove MachineGUH, Guilty Pleasure, Hachey the Mouthpeace, Jordan Haller, The Halluci Nation, Hamilton Children Choir, Hamilton Conservatory for the ArtsHamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Hamilton Suzuki School of Music, Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra

Photograph of iskwē performing at Supercrawl 2018.

Handsome Sultan, Haolin Munk, Harlan Pepper, The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, HarrisonHarrow FairRon Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins, Hayden, Piper Hayes, HEALTH, The Heartbroken, Hello HarvardMatt Henderson, The Darcy Hepner Jazz Orchestra, Tim Hicks, Rebekah Higgs, High Kites, High Note Ramblers, Lacey Hill, Hollerado, Matt Holubowski, Holy Data, Hotel Mira, How to Dress Well, HSY, Humans, Huren, Ikonica, Illitry, Iskwé, Island PeopleJambassadors, Jamie xx, Jaunt, Jess and Tay, BA Johnston, Jon and Roy, Julianna Jones, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Julie & the Wrong GuysJunior Boys, K’naan, Harrison KennedyThe Kents, Shawn Kerr, Kestrels, kid YEARS, Kiesza, The Killjoys

Image of Sharon Jones performing at Supercrawl 2015, with members of backing band The Dap-Kings and members of festival audience visible behind her.

King ParkKingdom Shore, Shawnee Kish, Taylor Knox, Kode9, Komodo, Kotek, Chantal Kreviazuk, KROYL-Spex, Joey Landreth, Language Arts, Daniel Lanois, Jessy Lanza, Lava Dolls, Bettye LaVette, Ada Lea, Alyssa LeClair, Lee Harvey Osmond, The Legendary Turnstylez, Hamilton Leithauser, Hubert Lenoir, Les Trois Accords, Letters to Lions, Terra Lightfoot, Lightmares, LightsLindy, Little Junior, Live How You Live, Lone RhuLonely Parade, LOONY, Lost In The Trees, Loviet, DJ Donna Lovejoy, Lowell, Sarah Lowes, LTtheMonk, Luckystickz, Luna Li, Corb Lund, Olivia Lunny, Catherine MacLellan, Dan Mangan, Shanika Maria, J Mascis, Mayor McCA, Eamon McGrath, McMaster Cybernetic Orchestra, Ryan McNallyThe Marble Index, Melissa Marchese, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Matt Mays, Mean Old Hammer, The Medicine Hat, MegativeMelted Faces, METZ

Mexican Slang, Haviah MightyMississippi BendsModern SpaceAriane Moffatt, Mokomakai, Monowhales, Monster Truck, Jacob Moon, Moon King, Motel Raphaël, Motëm, Mother Leads, Mother Tareka & the Rebel Funktion, Mount FarewellMountain of Wolves, Muffled Suitcase, Benjamin Muñoz, My Brightest DiamondMystery Machine, Nailbiter, The National, The National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Nautiluss, nêhiyawak, Angela Nethersole, Sarah Neufeld, New Hands, Nezqwik, Willie NileNot Of,Nyssa, Jesse O’Brien, Chris Oday, Odonis Odonis, Of Gentlemen & Cowards,​ ​​Oh Susanna, Ohbijou, Ohmme, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, OMBIIGIZI, Opera Hamilton, Operators, Lindi Ortega, Osito, The Pack AD, Paley & Francis, Owen Pallett, Pandaléon, Peter Pankhurst, Gabrielle Papillon, Brant Parker, Partner,

Image of artist Haviah Mighty of The Sorority at Supercrawl 2019. The singer squats in a low haze of wispy stage smoke, positioned between a pair of stage monitors. She gazes into the audience and raps into a wireless microphone held in her left hand, while her right hand is positioned on her waise. She is wearing a black bucket hat, loose-fitting white short-sleeve polo tee, pale-grey sweatpants cuffed above the ankle, white athletic socks and black sneakers. Stage lighting is cool white and gives the performer a glowing aura.

Passion Pit, Fred Penner, Paula Perri, Sandro Perri, PersonsPet Sun, Petra Glynt, Pick A Piper, Lido Pimienta, Pineapple GirlsThe PistolettesPlants and Animals, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Pleasure Craft, Poesy, Poor Nameless BoyNeeraj Prem, Kelly PrescottPS I Love You, Pucumber Sasssquatch Family Band, Pumps, Queen Cee, Rah Rah, Rarity, ReaderThe Reason, The Recklaws, The Redhill ValleysLee Reed, Repartee, The Rest, Rexford Drive, Amanda Rheaume, Rhythm Express, River Tiber, Sam Roberts Band, Ben Rogers, Neena Rose, Shealagh RoseSean Rowe, Royal Canoe, Royal SeasRules,Run Maggie Run, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Serena Ryder, The Sadies, Said the Whale, Buffy Sainte-Marie, John K. Samson, Sandman Viper Command, Scattered Clouds,

Image of Spoon performing at Supercrawl 2014, with lead singer Brit Daniel captured mid-riff, looking down toward the position of his left hand on the frets. Bassist Rob Pope is visible behind him, turned in the opposite direction. Stage lighting is a wash of cool blues.

Scratcha DVA,Sensei, Several Futures, Sha Bang Bang, Shad, ShadeSharon and Bram, Andy ShaufAnnie Shaw, The SheepdogsNaomi Shelton and The Gospel Queens, Shout Out Out Out Out, SIANspheric, Simon and The Alexanders, Mike Simonetti, Simply Saucer, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Single Mothers,SINS, SkiffsSkirt Check, Alfie SmithC.A Smith, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Snowblink, So Young,Ben Somer, The Sorority, John Southworth, Speedy Ortiz, Spoon, Spruce Invaders,Ginger St. James, Alex St. KittsStars, Status/Non-Status, The Strangers, The Stinkbugs, Steve Strongman,The Strumbellas, The Sugarman 3, Sun K, Suuns, Tomi Swick, Tallies, Tanya Tagaq, Rory Taillon, Theo Tams, Tarantula X,Teenage Head, Julian Taylor, Ian ThomasThought Beneath Film, 3:1Timber Timbre, Michelle TitianTo Our Divide,

Image of Tanya Tagaq performing at Supercrawl 2017, singing into a microphone gripped in left hand along with a serpentine coil of mic cable, right arm bent at elbow, palm toward the audience. The artist wears a black dress and earrings with long red tassle ornamentation, a beaded cuff on left forearm and a silver cuff on right forearm featuring a pair of back-swept wolf claws. The background is dark, illuminated only by emerald green stage lighting.

Tongue Fu, The Trews, Trickbag, TRP.P, ttwwrrss, TUNS, Turkey Rhubarb, TurnstylezTV Freaks, Jeff TweedyTwin Within, Vallens, Heather Valley, The Vanishers, The Vaudevillian, Menno Versteeg, Vierance, Viet Cong, Voodoo Glow SkullsWalrus, Ruby Waters, Willie Watson, Wax Mannequin, Weaves, Bry Webb, Sam Weber, Weekend Riot Club, White Cowbell Oklahoma, White Crowleys, Whitehorse, Wild Domestic, JJ Wilde, Charlotte Day Wilson, Steven WilsonThompson Wilson, Wintersleep, Wish, Witherow & Wynands, Womb, Wooly Mantis, ​Donovan Woods, Hawksley Workman, Max WrayWTCHS, X Ambassadors, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Lori Yates & the Drugstore Cowboys, Yo La Tengo, Young Galaxy, Young Rival, Yukon Blonde, Zeus, The Zilis, The Zolas, ZONES and Zoon.

From left to right, James McNew, Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo performing at Supercrawl 2013. Hubley stands at centre stage in a pale dress shirt with sleeves rolled above the elbow, singing into a microphone. A circular lighting truss is visible above and behind her like a halo. She is flanked by McNew and Kaplan in black shirts, who are playing acoustic and electric guitars respectively.

 

Video shot on location at Supercrawl 2019 by Thrillhouse Studios

TOP TO BOTTOM: Antibalas at Supercrawl 2014;  Arkells at Supercrawl 2014;  Broken Social Scene at Supercrawl 2018; Fateh at Supercrawl 2019; iskwē at Supercrawl 2018; Sharon Jones at Supercrawl 2015; Lido Pimienta at Supercrawl 2022; The Sorority at Supercrawl 2019; Spoon at Supercrawl 2014;  Tanya Tagaq at Supercrawl 2017; Yo La Tengo at Supercrawl 2013

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