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Lanikai, like the Hawaiian beach they take their name from, mix the serene and the stormy, pulling together lush, sparkling alt-pop vibes and a swaggering 60s soul groove. With one foot in the past and one in the present—one on the shore and one in the sea, they make beautiful and poignant pop music. The band’s self-titled record features Sarbit penned tunes, blended with a number of close musical confidantes. It also features the production handy work and accompaniment from her musical partner in Imaginary Cities, Rusty Matyas, as well asThomas D’Arcy. “I love to write and to make music, and these songs have been with me for a long time,” says Sarbit. “With Imaginary Cities, it was a great experience collaborating with Rusty (and actually, he helped me on a couple of songs for Lanikai), but this is the first time I really get to show the world my music in my own words. It’s scary, but exciting at the same time.” Sarbit’s musical pedigree continues to impress, first as a member of Winnipeg soul cover band The Solutions, to the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Imaginary Cities – who reached an impressive musical buzz, immediately landing on Paste’s barometer, then the Polaris Music Prize short-list and lining up North American tour dates with The Pixies all on the back of their debut album, Temporary Resident. And, to her continuing credit, Lanikai’s debut is also power-packed with her stylistic songwriting, signature soaring vocals and features guest players from Sloan, The Sheepdogs and The Stills. Despite the laundry list of special guests, Sarbit remains, as always, the leading star.

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International Women's Day Panel

In honour of International Women's Day, we are hosting a panel discussion in collaboration with Hamilton HIVE featuring local women professionals/artists/activists/business owners/bad asses! From 6-7PM Andrea Pohlmann of Hamilton HIVE will moderate a panel discussion with …

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Overcoats

OVERCOATS PERFORM "WALK ON" AND "I DON'T BELIEVE IN US" LIVE IN THE COLLECTIVE ARTS BLACK BOX AT INDIE88. When Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell first met at University in Connecticut in 2011, they quickly bonded …

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MUSIC LINEUP: LIQUID ART FEST

We're excited to announce the 2019 Liquid Art Festival Music Lineup! The headliners, in order of play include The Blue Stones (Windsor, Ont), Valley (Toronto, Ont), Birds of Bellwoods (Toronto, Ont), and Real Estate (NJ, USA). …

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Winter Beer Lineup

IPA No. 9 Our newest in our IPA series is a Double Dry-Hopped Brut IPA . Crisp, bubbly and utterly bursting full of fresh Azacca and Citra hops. The aroma and flavour of bright citrus and …

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Allison Bamcat

Allison Bamcat is a contemporary illustrator living in Los Angeles, CA. Through her use of lumpy props and characters suspended in a candy-coated landscape, speckled with botanicals, Bamcat's works transport the viewer to a friendly, …

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Twist

Toronto's Twist was first conceived in late 2013 as a collaborative project between songwriter Laura Hermiston and Brian Borchedt of 'Holy Fuck'. The pair met as Hermiston's earlier band was dissolving and Borchedt was in …

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Leonardo Quiles

Leo Quiles is a writer, illustrator and animator. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration from the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School; he studied Illustration at Parsons School of Design, and received …

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The Blue Stones

THE BLUE STONES PERFORM "BE MY FIRE" AND "BLACK HOLES (SOLID GROUND)" LIVE AT INDIE88 IN THE COLLECTIVE ARTS BLACK BOX. The Windsor-ON based garage blues-rock duo of Tarek Jafar and Justin Tessier have been friends …

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Surround Sound with Amarillo & Simcoe hops

Our newest version of our Surround Sound DIPA has brilliant notes of mandarin citrus, with pleasant undertones of tropical fruit and pine thanks to a huge 20 g/L dry hop dosing of Simcoe and Amarillo …