Music


SOS: SAVE OUR THEATRE WITH SONGS OF SUMMER!

Theatre Cambrian is hosting “Songs of Summer Music Festival” this weekend! On Friday, July 28th, 2017 starting at 12:00 pm at Memorial Park, local talents Sex and Summer, Tea and Whiskey, Natalie Crispo, The Committed, Sugarboom, Be Here Now, Jopo and The Rize, Matt Neveau, Celine Tellier, and Larry Berro will take to the bandshell in a show to raise funds for the local theatre. On a true Sudbury Saturday Night at Theatre Cambrian, Taw Connors: The Canadian Stompper will be playing a tribute concert to his father, the late Tom Connors.  To wrap up the weekend, Kass Bazinet......

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TESSA RELEASES A ‘QUAKE’ OF AN EP

A year is a long time in the fast moving life of a singer-songwriter, and Big Nickel native Tessa Gooden can most certainly attest to that! After releasing her very first EP ‘Blackwater’ last spring Tessa was swept away on a whirlwind USA tour (read about it here and here), a slew of big city shows in Toronto and locally a performance at the official Our Crater Launch Party last July and Up Here in August. Now signed to a label with Akashic Rekords and more driven than ever Tessa has hit us with another shockwave with her second......

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST NLFB WEEKEND

Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of Bell Park coming alive for the summer season! Northern Lights Festival Boréal is ready to hit the city with FOUR jam packed days of music July 6th-9th! This year with Max Merrifield taking the reins as Artistic Director for the first year the fest will kick off with a Thursday night celebration of Indigenous culture with a multi-disciplinary art projects and a headlining performance by none other than Buffy Sainte-Mare. Rounding out the weekend are Friday headliners Yukon Blonde, Saturday featuring A Tribe Called Red, and Sunday with Whitehorse. And......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: Dominica Frometa

You may remember Dominica Frometa and her amazing voice from out #GirlPower event this spring! But, you have got to check out her story about her first big high school performance at age 15 and where her singing career has taken her (including to a stadium of 16,000 people)! Read our interview with Dominica below. When did you discover your passion for singing? Do you have someone or something that has been your biggest musical influence?  I have always had a love for singing and performing in my heart – that is for sure! But my passion was ignited......

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Music Spotlight: Mimi O'Bonsawin

Mimi O’Bonsawin is a Canadian Roots artist from Northern Ontario who began as a young singer-songwriter and released her debut album in 2014. Mimi is releasing her new particularly intimate full-length titled ‘Connected’ Today, Thursday March 16th, accompanied by touring and songwriting workshops . Who are your musical influences? I listen to a lot of music and my influences are always changing. I go through periods where I only listen to one artist for 2-3 months, then move on to another. My main influences are Bob Marley, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Ben Harper, John Butler Trio, Gary Clark Jr., Bill Withers, Noah Gundersen, Robbie......

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The Métis released first music video: After Party Blues!

It’s time to talk about the After Party Blues! And no, we’re not talking about the unfortunate next day hangover that we’ve all experienced once or twice. Sudbury’s very own hardcore band, The Métis, have just released their first music video, After Party Blues, and we can’t get enough of it! The music video centers around a theme of realism and dark aspects of life, providing insights and creative illustrations of inner demons we sometimes need to battle. It all begins with a man who’s striving to fight addiction; an epic chase throughout the video by a man in a......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: DJ Forest

We couldn’t have been more excited to have DJ Forest back for Y2Crater! He was behind the soundtrack for our Launch Party last summer, and this time around he and DJ Felix Felicis were at it again for our 90s dance party! Check our Q&A with him below. When did you realize that you wanted to become a DJ? I remember going to a festival for the first time and falling in love with every aspect of it. Also realized at some point that I like being in control of the music, especially in the car. What is your......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: DJ Felix Felicis

Greg McGarry, also known within the Sudbury community as DJ Felix Felicis, is going to be bringing us the 90s throwback we’ve all been waiting for at Y2Crater! Check out our interview with DJ Felix Felicis below. When did you realize that you wanted to become a DJ? When I was in high school I would go to parties and grab all my friends’ IPods and be in control of whatever stereo system there was. I always liked the idea of sound-tracking life’s events, especially parties. After a year of doing that, I did my research and bought my......

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9 Lives and Counting is coming to Sudbury this Saturday

9 Lives and Counting is a 4 piece power rock band fronted by Craig Burnatowski, with Peter Alexander on guitars.  The rhythm section is Scott Everatt on bass  and Laurentian alum, Jason Hutchings on drums.  The band has been on a non-stop forward momentum since releasing their debut album Beautiful Distraction in August. They have been playing consistently at local spots throughout the GTA and you can catch 9 Lives and Counting this Saturday, November 26th at The Asylum Sudbury. We had the chance to talk to the band to find out more about their new album and what to......

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CRATER CREATIVES: JUSTINE GILES

Welcome to Crater Creatives, a biweekly artist profile series offering a unique look into the artists that call Sudbury home! There’s certain type of creativity that’s born up here in Northern Ontario, maybe it’s the wilderness that surrounds us, or maybe it’s just our resourceful spirit. Whatever the case may be we’re here to shine a spot light on the innovative artists of all sorts in this big old crater! Have an artist you’d like to recommend for a future Crater Creatives profile? Shoot an email to jessica@ourcrater.com and tell us all about it! Justine Giles is a Sudbury......

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