Rhianna brings her Diamonds World Tour by the Air Canada Centre for two nights on March 18 and March 19, which coincides with Canadian Music Week. The Barbadian pop star brings along rapper A$AP Rocky, who will open the show for her.   



Canadian indie rockers Metric will headline the SiriusXM Indies show at the Kool Haus on Friday, March 22. Opening the show for them is Cadence Weapon, 360, Canailles, The Wooden Sky, Cold Specks, Yukon Blonde, Diamond Rings, and Matt Mays.


Funny as Hell

Canuck funny-man Jon Dore hosts Funny as Hell Live at the Randolph Theatre on Thursday, March 21. The gala will also feature performances by comedians James Adomian, Rory Scovel, and The Lucas Brothers.

John Dore

Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench headlines the Canadian Radio Music Awards at the Kool Haus on Wednesday, March 20. Also performing at the show will be Hamilton’s own Monster Truck, as well as Dallas Smith, Elise Legrow, Jesse Labelle, Shawn Hook, Victoria Duffield, Anjulie, USS, and Massari.


Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

The Canadian premier of Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre. The movie was filmed in the final years of Helm’s life and talks about his personal struggles, including his battle with cancer.



Raekwon or Raekwon the Chef takes to the stage at the Sound Academy Wednesday, March 20.  The Wu-Tang Clan rapper is sure to play his solo music, but don’t be surprised if he plays some Wu-Tang classics.

Shawn McGuire is a Montreal-born and now Hamilton-based journalist who enjoys covering news in the Steel City. He’s a sports fan, vegan, music enthusiast, & vinyl record lover.

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