The 11th annual Homegrown Live Music Festival SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019.
Musiikki Cafe, 73 Brock Street (Hip hop)
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Swordwall DJ set
Swordwall has put on live music events for/with international acts like BluRum 13, Zoobombs, Turbogeist , & Peelander-Z, RXX/R33, Height Keech, Mister, Mrs. Paintbrush, Passalacqua & Kate Ferencz. Canadian acts like Ghettosocks, Tachichi, Conn Shawnery, Dead Messenger, Squid Lid, B.A. Johnston, Bloodshot Bill, JAB & Sheezer, as well as local Kingston ON acts like B Rich, Slaves of Spanky, Grampa & Footbags, Owl Farm, The Huaraches, Greasetruck, Teenage Frankenstein, Egyptian Prescription, Dingers, Mississippi Grover, Cap’t Killbags, Heavy Living, Josh Peck, Deep Sixed, Loyal Haggard, DJ Anomaly, Beta 58s, Aquamuffin, Kaz, Dan Doesn’t Sleep, Keaton, Rare, Sincere, Dirty Doc & Nothing But Mental.More info.
I’ve won the Kingston Ontario songwriting competition . And have released 2 solo albums and 3 group efforts throughout my career.
Sinical Kaz & Jon Damani
Sinical aka Shawn Kaz is no stranger to hip hop in Kingston. He has been on and off stages for over 18 years. After a few years working thru life he is back with a new out look in life, spiritual hope and political awareness. Jon Damani has been in Kingston for over a decade. Originally from New York he has blessed many stages around North America with his New York flow.
Brandon Clark (A.K.A Legzz) is a highly dedicated and talented hiphop artist born and raised in Kingston, ON. Working with artists such as Havoc (of Mobb Deep), Necro, Madchild, Snack The Ripper, Merkules, Riff Raff, Obie Trice, Choclair, Ghettosocks, Evil Ebenezer, Illvibe, Peter Jackson & more, he has recently received plenty of attention from his community & surrounding areas. Influenced heavily by 90’s hiphop and death metal, he brings a unique sound and delivery to the table. Legzz is the CEO of a small hiphop group based in Kingston, ON called the OMGsquad (Open Minded Guys). Legzz recently released his solo album “Only The Middle” recorded at OMGstudios, entirely mixed and mastered by himself and produced by in house (OMGsquad) DJ Nuggz. The group is currently working on their untitled duet album and a free “remix” mixtape for fans that is set to release late July 2019. More info.
Freestyle artist from Kingston Ontario
ShizNick is a word play and punch line heavy hitting MC out of Kingston Ontario, originally hailing from Port Perry. He has reached the Earshot National Hip Hop top ten list (Canadian college + University Radio charts) for both of his past two mix tape albums and shared the stage with many well known North American hip hop acts. He has a versatile nature in his musical styling with songs ranging from humorous to heart felt and hard rugged tones. This rang of emotions are often portrayed with passion and energy during all of his live performances. More info.
Dan Doesn’t Sleep
Dan Steele is a hip hop artist from Kingston, Ontario, Canada, who goes by the stage name “Dan Doesn’t Sleep”. He has been writing, composing and producing for 10 years and has been touring around Central Canada for eight years. He has released 4 EPs and 3 singles as his current act, ‘Dan Doesn’t Sleep’, and 11 EPs in total. Find his music on Bandcamp, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and anywhere else you can buy music online! More info.
I started performing live 5 years ago and since then I’ve worked with legends like HOPSIN , CLASSIFIED , MERKULES . MADCHILD , MOBBDEEP and many many more ! it’s been a life changing experience working with so many huge artists and getting recognition locally – I’ve released 10 projects and 3 of those were studio albums I’m very proud of. Kingston knows.More info.
BAG$ = Bag Money
BAG$ = Bag Money are a Kingston Hip Hop band featuring members of Slaves of Spanky & Owl Farm. They were formed in 2015 by rappers Grampa & Cap’t Footbags who first began working together in 2003. Their musical style can be compared to live hip hop acts like The Beastie Boys or The Roots.More info.