$5 • Doors @ 9pm, Start at 10pm • 19+
$5 • 9pm • 19+
SON SOL (2 sets)
Doors: 9pm, 19+, $5.
Special Guests: tba
Doors: 9pm, 19+, $5.
Special Guests: tba
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.
Originally conceived as a world music group, Son Sol is a Hamilton based band that fuses melismatic soul tinged vocals with reggae rhythms poured over a bed of ska/ funk and spiced with a hint of Latin and African flare. Drawing influences from other artists such as manu chao, amadou et miriam, habib koite, lynn taitt, gil scott heron, the music of Son Sol remains all groove and always danceable.
The band is currently recording their upcoming full length album, (due to be released early summer 2013) supercharged with positive vibrations, sundrenched soul and the ever-present beach party feel.
FREE / $5 for the 'Starving Artist' All You Can Eat Rice, Beans and Salad! • 8PM • 19+
Grab your guitars, banjos, bongo's, kazoo's and anything else you can think of, because it's OPEN JAM on Tuesdays at 27 King William! That's right, you can come make music at Homegrown's Jam / Open Mic session, with the one and only Dave Gould leading the night.
Dave is going to bring drums and such, and all styles and levels are welcome. The night is FREE, but If making music makes you hungry, $5 will get you a delicious plate of organic beans, rice and salad - it's the Homegrown 'Starving Artist" All You Can Eat deal.
$10 / PWYC. No One Turned Away! • Doors @ 9pm • All Ages
......a loud rock show of women-identified/gender non-conforming folks......
Unfinished Business - pre teen punk rock from Toronto
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Accessibility: Homegrown Hamilton's space is accessible but the washrooms are a bit small.
All genders and ages are invited to come and get their loud dance on.
May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
"Mantler is a pop project with shadings of R&B, melodrama, mix tapes, shopping malls, experimental films, Herman Melville, and eternal hope in the face of everyday despair. It’s about trying to scale the heights of your heroes."
Marker Starling Bio:
Originally a home-recording project, Mantler (Chris A. Cummings) has in recent years become a regular presence on the Toronto live music scene. Playing a wurlitzer electric piano accompanied by a 1970s Rhythm Ace drum machine, Mantler has made many fans among Toronto's music community.
Beginning with the longer, moody songs of 2000's DOIN' IT ALL, released on James Duncan's Le Systeme label, and continuing through 2002’s SADISFACTION, the first Mantler album to be released on Germany’s Tomlab label, Cummings sought to impose tighter controls over his song structures, culminating in LANDAU (Tomlab, 2004), which also marked his first usage of programmed beats and interlocking parts, and was also the first Mantler album to be completely produced by longtime associate Zack G.
LANDAU was rated #15 on Rolling Stone Germany’s Critic’s Chart in 2004.
The new Mantler album MONODY, co-produced by Zack G, Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) and Leon Taheny (Final Fantasy), will be released by Tomlab and Tin Angel.
In addition to playing live regularly in Toronto, Cummings made short solo tours of Italy and Germany in 2004, and also toured Europe and the UK in 2007 opening for Constellation artist Sandro Perri (Polmo Polpo).
$8 • Doors @ 9pm • 19+
The dragon is the symbol of China. The gods are the source of their resolution, existence and power. The Tao ("the way") comes from the Taoist philosophy of Laozi and points out
a certain road or way of thinking. The Way of the Dragon God, (literally: dragon, gods, "the way") is the synthesis of six uncomplicated, artistic, unaffected young people who happen to like the unfettered, free, lighthearted and borderless spirit of reggae music.
Each member of the band has participated in the recording of at least one album, and for some members this has been several albums. In the 1990s, members of the group each made a name for himself within the rock music community. After experimenting with many types of music, each member of the group discovered that reggae, given the current environment with many different definitions of value and many different spiritual approaches, is the best form of expression for him.
The lead signer feels that while the group are not Rastafarians, reggae music, like a warm breeze, is accessible to people no matter where in the world they come from. In the group's music, lyrics contain references to the understanding of love and spiritual freedom and include aspects of Taoism. Musically, while the core source is reggae, the group's music draws on rock, dub, hip-hop, world music, ska, electronic and many other forms of music for inspiration and includes parts for traditional Chinese instruments such as the "guzheng" (zither). This is not to say that the music is "reggae with Chinese characteristics" but rather that our band feels that the guzheng is in no way different from the guitar. The emphasis is not on where an instrument comes from, but that it belongs to a globally shared culture.
"How much violence does the world need to go through to change? Is there a limit to the desires of the heart?
This world has been through centuries of change, but has it really progressed?" Earth does not need to be conquered, all will change through love. The Way of the Dragon God believes that the heart, more than anything else, points the