"Lofi Till I Die" rapper Forest Gumption talks about his concussion, new projects, and we reminisce about the golden era of Peterborough hip-hop with Will Campbell of Quiet Confidance

The hip-hop scene in Peterborough has long been something that passed, like an olympic spliff, from one generation to the next. Being such a small demographic of our city, there was always a mixture of locals and university students to carry the torch and ensure that hip-hop culture had some form of representation. That small circle of hip-hop heads is how I became friends with two high school kids, Jackson Parlevliet (a.k.a. Forest Gumption) and Will Campbell (founder of Quiet Confidance Apparel).
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Pop Machine vocalist Jean Greig sings and cycles 220km with Peterborough Derailleurs in awe inspiring support of Cancer Research

On the day after Valentine's day, Pop Machine will take centre stage for Dance to Conquer Cancer at the Gordon Best Theatre. We had a chance to sit down with Jean over a piping hot americano at one of our favourite local spots, Karma's Cafe, to chat about her upcoming show, the many iterations of Pop Machine, and the campaign to conquer cancer with her cycling team, the Peterborough Derailleurs.
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Upcoming events
Feb 28, 2020
9:00 pm
Spoken Word
Circus Arts
Join us for an evening of dancing and a showcase of Black performers in observance of Black History Month 2020. Featured artists include: Beth Bekele, Don Soul, Mongiwa Khumalo, Boho Fab, JONCRO, Dixie Que, DJ Cornbread and DJ Honey Ham. In addition to this astounding lineup, the Centre for Women and Trans People will be announcing the recipient of the first annual Charlie Earle Micro Grant for Black Women Artists.
Feb 29, 2020
8:00 pm
Michael C. Duguay
Sing Leaf
Former Peterborough resident, Michael C. Duguay, returns to Peterborough in epic fashion to play hits from his most recent release "Summer Flight Lasts Forever," for which Michael has recieved praise as a "punk rock poet whose performances are equal parts adroit pop and avant-garde." Supporting artists Oberge and Sing Leaf will also take the stage to bring an eclectic flavour to the evening.
Mar 4, 2020
8:00 pm
Royal Tusk
Brkn Love
Ready the Prince
A full lineup of high energy rock bands! Royal Tusk's "Thunder on the Tundra," tour is coming to Peterborough on March 4th, 2020, featuring the Alberta rockers themselves. The lineup dives even deeper with two equally high profile supporting acts, BRKN LOVE and Ready the Prince.
Mar 7, 2020
8:00 pm
David James Allen
Nick Prosychyn & The Bad Milk
Little Rapids
An eclectic evening of folk music, performative art and visual projections! This uniquely humble event will feature singer-songwriter David James Allen and his band, playing their wide-ranging alt-country, folk, blues and gospel hits. Playing alongside are esteemed local acts Nick Prosychyn and the Bad Milk, Little Rapids, as well as projection art by Mary Doust and Amy Liden.
Mar 13, 2020
8:30 pm
Pole Dancing PTBO
Mossworks Photography
DJ Teebo
BREAK OUT YOUR 90s SWAG! Mossworks Photography is having a 90s Dance Party and Pole Dancing Show on Friday the to tempt fate! Witness an amazing lineup of performances by Pole Dancing PTBO and music spun by DJ Pete Teebo! Photography will be provided by Samantha Moss, so make sure to bring your 90s best.
Chris Molyneaux Jazz Trio (CMJT) is riding into town on a tidal wave of green beer. Join them and Standard Time for an evening of drinking and jazz. CMJT is made up of three very talented musicians whose friendship began during their years at Humber College. Join Chris Molyneaux (sax, EWI, keys), Wesley Collet-Taylor (bass), and Mark Athanasiadis (drums) on Saturday, March 14th.
Mar 21, 2020
8:00 pm
Texas King
The Jailbirds
The New Blue
Big choruses, good vibes and a shot of adrenaline. Texas King are hot off their tour with Big Wreck and eager to wow audiences with their incredible live show performance. Alongside supporting acts, The Jailbirds, The New Blue and Fiasco, this is sure to be a night to remember.
Mar 28, 2020
7:00 pm
Cancer Bats
The Anti-Queens
Cross Dog
Marion Cinder
That's a lotta bands.