Supercrawl 2011 is going to be so damn good. I’m crying inside that I’m going to miss it. Instead of artcrawling, I’ll be heading to beautiful upstate NY for the 4th out of 5 weddings of the season. It will be fun but it might be hard pressed to top the 3 major free festivals that will all be running simultaneously in Hamilton’s downtown core on Saturday, September 10th. We’ve got the Locke Street Festival, Country Music Week (at Copps Coliseum & on top of Jackson Square) and the SUPERCRAWL on James St. north.
The line up for the Supercrawl is just so outstandingly AWESOME! If I could go, these would be some of my top picks to check out…
J Mascis of Dinosaur Junior -9:15pm Stage 1 at York & James N.
Basia Bulat will be playing with the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra -7pm Stage 1 at York & James N.
Junior Boys back from their world tour, and home to Hamilton for the Supercrawl! -9pm Stage 2 Colborne & James N.
Hamilton’s own, Young Rival -4:15pm Stage 1 at York & James N.
DMC Canadian Final DJ Competition at Academia Banquet Hall (upper floor), 242 James St. north.
I would also love to see the hand knitted art installation that will replicate the entire brick facade of The Brain, done by the Beehive Craft Collective. This is going to be so cool!
Oh, and how could I forget to mention a super exhibit called Women’s Work that will be on display at Project Space 126/128 James St. north, opening reception on the Supercrawl night from 7-10pm. It will be an exhibit of fantastic crafty, textileness, which will include a beehive paper dress by artist Hitoko Okata.
The day before the Supercrawl; Friday September 9th will be Terra Lighfoot‘s CD release party at This Ain’t Hollywood, and James St. north will still be kickin’ with it’s regular monthly art crawl from 7-11pm.
The Supercrawl will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 10am-12 midnight, from York/Wilson and James St. north all the way down to This Ain’t Hollywood.
After parties a plenty at The Brain -199 James St. north (dance party to soul, house, disco boogie) free, 1pm-2am, and after party thrown by Beauty Industries at The Red Mill Theatre -80 James St. north (at Wilson) $10 to get in, 9pm-2am.
On top of a phenomenal line up of class act musical artists both local and otherwise there will be some amazing visual artists and art installations, plus galleries and the ever increasing number of independent and cool shops, will all be open and pumping at full throttle.
Here is a list of the 2011 Supercrawl contingent. For specific times and locations of performances look here.
Music-BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
PALEY & FRANCIS
SAID THE WHALE
BASIA BULAT and the HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
JACQUES GREENE (dj set)
LIVE HOW YOU LIVE
OLENKA AND THE AUTUMN LOVERS
HAMILTON HIP HOP ALL-STARS
MOTEM & CO.
McMASTER LAPTOP ORCHESTRA
EARTH, WIND & CHOIR
DMC 2011 WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS: CANADIAN FINALS
WAR CHILD Busking For CHANGE
FYI Free shuttle buses available from the Locke St. festival to the Supercrawl.