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SUPERCAST: CFMU’s ‘super’ live broadcast of Supercrawl

It’s hard to believe that Supercrawl began a short 7 years ago, with only about 3,000 people at the very first one. Now with well over 100,000 people in attendance, this Hamilton music and arts festival is one that folks look forward to all year.

If you didn’t make it out this weekend, you missed out on some great music, cool art, and some super tasty food. CFMU’s Ingie Metwally and James Tennant were at the festival, conducting a live broadcast right out of Homegrown Hamilton on Saturday, September 12.

Hopefully you were tuned to 93.3 to catch the Supercast, but if not, here is a recap of our busy day:

CFMU started off the broadcast with a familiar face, Tricia LeClair, the Executive Director of the Hamilton Children’s Choir. The group performed  that day on the Arcelormittal Dofasco Family Zone Stage, and were even caught singing down the streets of Supercrawl in small groups.

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Next up was Steve McKay from Twin Within. He came on the air to talk about his and Alex Samaras’s recently released album, Horizontal Lines. Find out more about the duo and their music here.

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Third on the Supercast was Marc Skulnick from Hamilton Magazine. Be sure to keep your eyes out for their latest issue that will hit stands at the end of the month, and check them out online until then.

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The lovely Al and Karen Craig from the Living Rock were our next guests. For 30 years, the Living Rock has supported youth ages 13-25 who are at-risk of falling through the cracks in our community. The Harvest Food truck, a social enterprise and the Living Rock’s latest initiative, could be found along James St. North during Supercrawl. Find out more about the Living Rock and how you can help support Hamilton’s youth here.

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Ryan Ferguson stopped by to chat about the Art Gallery of Hamilton and their World Film Festival coming up in October. A Trailer and Teaser Launch Party is happening tonight, September 17, at 7 pm at the AGH. To find our more about the festival, check out their website.

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Donna Akrey was next in line to chat all about Culture for Kids in the Arts, and their Hope is a Thing with Feathers art installation featured at Supercrawl  To find out more about the organization and how you can get involved, click here.

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Wayne and Nick from Grey Lands came by before their show to chat about their debut album, Right Arm – a throwback to the early days of American indie rock. To listen to their tunes, visit their website.

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The humble Casey Mercer from Frog Eyes joined us next on the Supercast. Check them out on their website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Erin and Kristina from Rah Rah were able to squeeze in an interview before their show. Their new album Vessels just came out, right in time for Supercrawl! Check it out here.

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Mike, Casey, and Chris Bell were all on the Supercast next. Chris and Mike chatted about the Customaries trio – you can check out their awesome tunes here.

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Crickett came on the Supercast next talk about all things SACHA, especially Take Back the Night, which is tonight everyone!! Make it out to Hamilton City Hall at 6 pm, Thursday September 17. You can find out more about this empowering event on our blog.

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Ever wanted to share your story with an audience? Steel City Stories (SCS) is an event series and not-for-profit organization that provides an inclusive platform for Hamiltonians to share stories from their own lives.

Rochelle and Grace from SCS chatted about how SCS got started, and how anyone and everyone can get involved. Check out their website for information on the next storytelling event, and tips on how to tell a good story.

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Jen Baker of the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club was next in line on the Supercast. She had lots to say about the Pollinators Paradise Project they are working on with Environment Hamilton, which works with the community to create pollinator habitat corridors across the City by planting milkweed and other wildflowers. Find out more about it and how you can help out here.

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Matt from Royal Canoe stopped by before their show too! For info on the band, upcoming shows, and a glimpse of their tunes, check out their website.

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Kristen Archer got the chance to chat with Rich Aucoin for the second time that weekend! For more info on this fantastic fella and to listen to his tunes, click here.

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Kristen, Ingie, and Tyler Lawrence chatted with Cat Love from the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre about their services and their button making station at Supercrawl. Find out more about the organization and the services they offer here.

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Our final guests of the day, Mike and Gene from the Killjoys! They’re some pretty awesome guys to chat with, who played a pretty awesome show that night.

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And that’s a wrap for Supercast! Fantastic day, but everyone’s still recovering. Thank you to everyone who helped put this together, and all of our interviewees – it was blast!

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