We’ve got these refreshing GRB bottles stocked up for tonight! Try our Russian Gun Imperial Stout for an extra flavour experience.
The Butter-Meister! Jäger and Butter Ripple Schnapps gettin’ it on in one shot. On special for tonight’s Maylee Todd show!
Saturday night calls for a plate of the Homegrown Veggie Nachos! Fresh peppers, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, served with a side of organic salsa and sour cream. Yes, you can add vegan cheese or chicken if that’s your style, too!
Oh boy, tonight is going to be packed! Maylee Todd is putting on a killer show with The Big Ups and special guest DJ Donna Lovejoy. Curious? Maylee is a dynamic and multi-faceted artist, based in Toronto. Her creativity derives its inspiration from a wide range of artistic disciplines: songwriting, production, film, performance art, and design. Maylee’s music combines organic and electronic forms, including elements of boogie, bossa, space funk, psychedelia and soul. She’s shared the stage with the likes of Janelle Monae, Lee Fields, Aloe Blacc, Little Dragon, and The Budos Band, just to name a few. Advance tickets are going for $10 and you can snatch ‘em up at Homegrown or The Brain! See you tonight!
Before tonight’s live music, we had a chunk of time aside to recognize the person who inspired the Hamilton Independent Media Awards - the one and only Maggie Hughes.
Friends and colleagues, including Amanda Stewart, Matt Jelly, James Tenant, Kevin MacKay and Mike Hampson, just to name a few, shared a portrait of a woman who was unfailing in the face of her illness.
Maggie’s legacy is one of a strong independent journalist who never quit reporting on topics like worker’s rights, issues concerning poverty and the environment. She was well loved and respected.
She maybe never knew what impact she carried, but so many people did - and that’s what the awards will be about next spring, recognizing our independent journalists for all their contributions to the community. Without independent media we would not be a healthy society. We need different voices.
Speaking of voices, we had a lineup of musicians who were also passionate about the work Maggie was doing, and gave us all a concert after the reception. Big thanks to
Raphael Smith Keelan, The Safety Collective and Steve Sinnicks for making the night a wonderful listening experience. All the video after the jump!
The reception at the Hamilton Independent Media awards has been wonderful, with friends and colleagues of Maggie Hughes taking the stage to discuss not only her spirit, but the impact she has made on independent reporting in our city. Kevin MacKaygave a talk about independent journalism, pointing out the global potential to communicate public opinion thanks to the new and changing face of journalism. Matt Jelly reflected on his memory about Maggie Hughes and what her legacy means to local independent journalism. And Mike Hampson remembered how Maggie was always wanting to share, and bring the community together in the spirit of information sharing.
Tonight we are celebrating at the reception for the launch of the Hamilton Independent Media Awards, also known as “The Maggie’s” in honour of accomplished independent journalist, Maggie Hughes. The evening begins at 8pm and we are excited to see you there!
After the reception portion, we will have live music by The Safety Collective, Steve Sinnicks and Raphael Keelan!
Homegrown’s Julia, of Gratitude Food, is the culinary genius behind a ton of our delicious muffins and treats! They are healthy and come in a variety of diet specific forms - whether you’re vegan, looking for something gluten free, or have dedicated your diet to eating raw, you’ll find power bars, scones, chocolate treats and much more at Homegrown. You can taste the love! We recommend the raw Almond Power Bar if you’re trying to get through the rest of your Friday without eating your hand. <3 Thanks Julia!
What better way to round out this amazing surprise summer-ish day than with a surprise punk show? The Noble Savages letting off some steam with their signature thrashy sound, and we loved every minute. As much fun to listen to as they are to WATCH, the lead singer of was going utterly nuts (in a good way) jumping all over the room, running outside into the rain, standing on tables. And yes it sounded amazing. And loud. And everything The Noble Savages show should be like. Check it out after the jump!