SUPERCRAWL EXPANDS ITS FAMILY PROGRAMMING

Hamilton’s favourite urban festival — Supercrawl (September 11-13, 2015) — has established itself as a must-see event on the country’s festival circuit, and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 festivals and events in the province by Festivals & Events Ontario. A big part of that winning appeal is the festival’s attention to programming created with the intent of entertaining and engaging parents, children and creative spirits of all ages.

Made possible by ArcelorMittal Dofasco, the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Family Zone features engaging family-friendly programming that showcases Hamilton’s abundant creative talent and wealth of community cultural organizations. Its activity spans two days, Saturday, September 12, 2015 and Sunday, September 13, 2015, on York Boulevard between James and Park Streets. Programming will run from noon daily and will wrap up shortly after the stage performances conclude at 6pm. 

Audiences at the ArcelorMittal Dofasco Stage will enjoy colourful aerial…

Oh Susanna Announces Tour Dates

Thu Oct 23 - Hamilton, ON - Mills Hardware
Sat Oct 25 - Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
Thu Oct 30 - Ottawa, ON - Knox Presbyterian Church
Sat Nov 8 - Winnipeg, MB - West End Cultural Centre
Sun Nov 9 - Nanton, AB - Auditorium Hotel
Mon Nov 10 - Calgary, AB - Ironwood Stage & Grill
Tue Nov 11 - Kelowna, BC - The Minstrel Cafe & Bar
Thu Nov 13 - Vancouver, BC - St. James Hall
Fri Nov 14 - Port Alberni, BC - Char’s Landing
Sat Nov 15 - Bowen Island, BC - House Concert – Cindy’s House
Sun Nov 16 - Duncan, BC - Duncan Showroom

CIRCUS ORANGE WILL SET FIRE TO THE NIGHT AT SUPERCRAWL 2015

A perennial favourite of Supercrawl audiences, Circus Orange returns to downtown Hamilton for the fourth straight year as part of Supercrawl 2015 (September 11-13, 2015). Returning audiences will doubtless prove beyond doubt that they are as big of a festival draw as most of Supercrawl’s headlining performers.

Circus Orange’s conceptual performances have been a consistent Supercrawl highlight since they first brought their production spectacular to Supercrawl. A breathtaking blend of pyrotechnic punch, eye-popping special effects, graceful aerial artistry and gymnastic stunt work, the Hamilton-based performance company marries these elements into a singular entertainment experience that stops people in their tracks.

In 2012, it was their high-altitude aerialist production Pyro Mobile. In 2013, Circus Orange featured a pedal-powered Pyro Copter, a flying opera singer with a dramatic pyro waterfall, a flamethrower trampoline act, and a crane-based aerial silks show for good measure. Last year, it was the massive…

Oh Susanna New Release

Sonic Unyon is pleased to announce the release of The Oh Susanna's "Namedropper" on October 21st via Sony Music Canada. This, the band's sophomore album will be available as a digital download as well as on CD and LP.

SUPERCRAWL UNVEILS WEALTH OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Entering its seventh season, Supercrawl (September 11-13, 2015) continues to inspire and delight lovers of arts and culture with the announcement of the exhibiting artists for this year’s urban arts and music festival. Supercrawl has always aimed to celebrate the freedom found on James Street North’s monthly Art Crawl, which has historically stepped outside of traditional gallery space and exhibited artwork that challenges expectations, generates curiosity about contemporary art and offers audiences entry to a spectrum of ideas. In 2015, Supercrawl builds on that tradition with a slate of festival programming that will challenge, confound and delight audiences. An eclectic array of visiting contemporary artists from across Canada will be among those showcased during this year’s festival.

Multidisciplinary Montreal artist Coral Short believes that interactivity is crucial within her practice as it breaks down barriers between artist and audience. She will call on her background in fibres…

Dinner Belles New Release

Sonic Unyon is pleased to announce the release of The Dinner Belles "the River and the Willow" on October 28th via Sony Music Canada. This, the band's sophomore album will be available as a digital download as well as on CD and 180 gram LP.

INDEPENDENT FASHION IN SPOTLIGHT AT SUPERCRAWL

Supercrawl’s fashion showcases have been one of the event’s breakout successes in recent years, and inspired a larger production and dedicated Supercrawl Fashion Zone at last year’s festival. Crowds flocked to the zone to enjoy a steady stream of runway showcases and talks.

This September, the Supercrawl Fashion Zone relocates to James between Barton and Murray, where enhanced production infrastructure will allow for a big-canvas makeover of the zone and three days of fashion — Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13 — on the Mohawk College Fashion Stage, with programming curated by the Supercrawl Fashion Committee.

Audiences can expect to find a host of independent designers, speakers and vendors on a block dedicated to highlighting independent fashion. Featured designers will include Blackbird Studios, Designs by Mallory, Eye of Faith, Gattina, Inna, Lissa Hill Leather, Plastik Wrap, Vespidame and…

WTCHS

Sonic Unyon is proud to welcome Hamilton's WTCHS to our roster. "It's Not A Cross, It's A Curse!" is available now on white 12" vinyl on London, Ontario's Out of Sound Records while the digital version is available everywhere through Sonic Unyon. Look for new material from WTCHS in the months to come. Meanwhile check out their video for Over Kilmer .

SUPERCRAWL ANNOUNCES 50+ ACTS FOR 2015 SEASON

Supercrawl Productions organizers today made three big show announcements — two ticketed Supercrawl Presents concert events and the musical lineup for the free festival component of Supercrawl 2015. The event took place at cultural space Mills Hardware.

Joining festival organizers at the lunch-hour launch were Monster Truck and Elliott Brood (with the latter playing a brief pop-up set) as well as honoured guests Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, and Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Pan and Parapan American Games, taking the occasion of this multi-event announcement to make an important reveal of their own — the permanent extension of the government’s Ontario Music Fund program in support of the province’s music industry.

Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger was also on hand to express the City’s support for Supercrawl and Hamilton’s creative industries.

The 2015 festival promises to be the…

A TRIBE CALLED RED - The Official 2014 Supercrawl Kick-Off Event

Supercrawl & Global Spectrum present

The Official 2014 Supercrawl Kick-Off Event

A TRIBE CALLED RED

MOLSON CANADIAN STUDIO

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2014 – 8:00PM

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY JULY 18TH 10:00AM

Supercrawl and Global Spectrum are excited to announce that Juno-winning DJ collective A Tribe Called Red will kick off the Supercrawl 2014 festivities at Molson Canadian Studio on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

Every ATCR concert is an infectious dance party and the upcoming show promises to be a memorably high-energy launch for the sixth annual Supercrawl festival – taking place September 12, 13, and 14 in Hamilton, Ontario along James Street North.

Tickets for A Tribe Called Red can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004CEA899E5255, by phone at 1-855-872-5000 or in person at the FirstOntario Centre Box Office (101 York Blvd., Hamilton).

Bursting forth from Canada’s…

Second Wave of Supercrawl Performers Announced

Supercrawl is happy to announce the second wave of performers for the sixth annual festival, taking place September 12, 13, and 14 in Hamilton, ON on James Street North.   Headlining the Hamilton International Airport Stage on Friday is Hamilton’s own success story in the making, the Arkells*. With the upcoming release of their third album High Noon, the band will have something for new and long-time fans alike. In addition to performing at Supercrawl, the Arkells are assisting with the programming and sponsoring the local stage.   More featured Friday performers include: Edmonton’s Shout Out Out Out Out, The Dirty Nil*, Oh Susanna, Harlan Pepper*, The Beaches, George Petit’s (formerly of Alexisonfire) new band Dead Tired*, and Illitry*.   Joining previously announced Spoon, Four Tet, Jessy Lanza* and more on Saturday will be Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew, Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner’s new project the Operators, Hamilton punk…

Supercrawl Music Sneak Peek Announcement

Supercrawl is thrilled to announce the Saturday Hamilton International Airport Stage (main stage) headliner as well as the line-up for Saturday’s Colbourne (second) Stage.   Creating their distinct brand of rock n’ roll since 1993, Austin's Spoon have consistently been regarded as one of the best bands of the past decade. Headlining the Hamilton International Airport Stage (main stage) of Supercrawl just weeks after the release of their eighth studio album (They Want My Soul on Loma Vista Recordings/Universal Music out on August 5), Spoon return to the spotlight after a two-year hiatus.   See Spoon premiere their new single “The Rent I Pay” on NPR.   Closing the evening on the Colbourne Stage on Saturday is UK electronic artist Four Tet. After releasing his seventh album, 2013’s Beautiful Rewind, Four Tet has toured non-stop playing festivals and high profile gigs around the world.   Earlier Saturday, the…

2014 Hamilton Blues and Roots Line-up

Sonic Unyon is happy to announce the lineup and details for the 2nd annual Hamilton Blues and Roots Festival, located in Westdale Village.

The free, family friendly festival will take place on Saturday June 7, 2014 and run from 12pm to 11pm.

Headlining Saturday night is the self-professed purveyors of Swamp Roots Rock, Ottawa’s Monkey Junk. William Shatner calls them “The Sultans of Swamp R&B.” High praise from the captain of a starship. Monkey Junk also won the 2012 Juno Award for Best Blues album.

Also headlining is Hamilton’s Jesse O’Brien, who will bring some experienced hometown blues chops to the festival. Joining Jesse will be special guests Steve Strongman and Chuck Jackson (Downchild).

Other performers include hometown blues legend Harrison Kennedy, Constantines frontman Bry Webb, Banned from Heaven with Laura Cole, Mark McNeil, Steve Sinnicks, and members of the Hamilton Blues Society.

In…

Supercrawl 2013 Financial Statements

Supercrawl Productions is pleased to make available financial stateents for the year ending December 31st, 2013.

http://www.supercrawl.ca/2013_SC_Financials.pdf