Music


AN OPEN LETTER FROM “THE ARMPIT OF ONTARIO”

This is an open letter in response to an article posted on Noisey on October 28th, 2016 interviewing Sudbury group Casper Skulls. Read full original article here. Dear Southern Ontarian, Hey there! Its us, the residents of Sudbury, the happiest city in Canada! We heard it’s common belief that our city doesn’t have much of a music scene. We’re really sorry you feel that way. We’ll be the first to admit we don’t necessarily have all the huge venues and boundless options for musical entertainment the big city might have, but what we do have is the industrious, fearless,......

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Tunes From Beyond The Grave
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October 27, 2016

Tunes From Beyond The Grave

This may be an unpopular opinion, but if I have to listen to one more freaking Halloween playlist with Thriller or the Monster Mash on it I’m going to become a campfire ghost story. So instead of making a totally tacky Halloween playlist for you with all the same exact songs you hear every year that make you want to drill out your eardrums, I decided to think outside of the coffin and give you a brief reprieve. This month you’ve got an hour of tracks from artists who have passed over to the great beyond, but their music......

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Spotify Playlist: College Survival Kit

Oh lordy, it’s here. Somehow summer is already over and the school year is right up in your face. Whether you’re a freshman or not, college is a total rollercoaster. Don’t you worry though, I’ve always got your back and this month I have a survival kit of all the songs you need to get through the carnage. The Greatest Man That Ever Lived (Variations on a Shaker Hymn) – Weezer Everybody feels insecure sometimes and I’ve got the definition of a pick me up right here. It’s impossible to listen to this song without getting your strut on......

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Will Gillespie: A king of summer!

Will Gillespie is a throw-back to a simpler time, where music was about having a good time, and putting on your dancing shoes for the night out! Originally from South Porcupine in Northern Ontario, a former resident of Sudbury who now calls Hamilton home is making his return to the Nickel City to promote his latest solo tour The Kings of Summer. Will is performing this weekend as part of the Craft Beer festival and a follow up performance at the famed Townehouse to close out the weekend. In advance of those performances, we got have a quick chat......

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NLFB Artist Profile: Donnell Leahy and Natalie MacMaster

What did it mean to you to return to the Northern Lights Festival Boreal? Donnell: I love the north, I remember my father loving the north and it’s always a pleasure to visit Sudbury. I have played here with my family previously and it’s a beautiful festival. I was very excited to bring my new family to the fest. Natalie: It was a beautiful day and it was a great festival, the production and stage were fantastic. Everybody seemed so excited and happy to be there! Tell us about your musical influences? Where did it all start for you?......

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You Can Find Your WayHome

Have you found your WayHome? No, not yet? No worries man, I know you’ve had a busy couple weeks at work. Life’s hard, who has time to make playlists these days? Oh right, me… Whether you’re road tripping up to Burl’s Creek or living vicariously through your friend’s snapchats, I’ve compiled a 3 and a half hour playlist to help you arrive on time. Also, don’t sweat it if you miss Stars or Dilly Dally because you can catch them at Up Here Fest in August! Turn it up ladies n’ gents! P.S. Please remember to wear sunscreen  ...

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NLFB Recap | Sudbury Music Spotlight: Josh Turnbull

Local musician Josh Turnbull was one of our highlight performances at the Northern Lights Festival Boreal this year. Not only is he a solo artist, but he is also a part of the musical duo Field Test, and he developed Sudbury’s awfully fantastic book, the Awful Alphabet alongside local designer and artist Tracy Baker! Check out more from our interview with Josh here! Photo: Warren McGoey Header Photo: Lee Burton Tell us a little about yourself and your music? I grew up in a little part of the Greater City of Sudbury called Garson, and I moved to downtown......

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TAFARI ANTHONY MERGES SOUL AND POP WITH NEW DIE FOR YOU EP

Tafari Anthony (pronounced Ta-far-eye) – a name you don’t hear every day and with a talented voice to match! This Sudbury transplant with the deep tones and falsettos to knock your socks off made his way to our town the way many do, to go to school. Studying Graphic Design at Cambrian College by day and working at HMV by night, daydreaming of the day when he might get the chance to see his album on the shelf. He made a name for himself in the area performing every chance he got and most notably as an original cast......

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Sudbury Music Spotlight: Justin James

You may have seen musician Justin James performing around town this year, but did you know that he has also played in Nashville, Tennessee, and has had original music included in the soundtracks of films shot in Sudbury? We asked Justin about how he started singing, his experiences in Nashville, and where we can catch him performing this summer! Let’s start from the beginning: when did you first begin singing, playing guitar and piano, and writing music? I began singing and playing guitar when I was 22 years old and going to Laurentian University. I moved in with a......

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WHO TO SEE AT NLFB 45!

The best part of going to a music festival has to be discovering an act you’ve never heard of before and falling in love with them live on a stage in front of you! It’s all a part of the “festival magic”, the music, food, art – its like being in another world! Northern Lights Festival Boréal is coming up quick with the 45th edition of the festival hitting Bell Park July 8-10. This year’s event boasts a stellar line up of headliners featuring Bahamas, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy and Steven Page but part of the fun is......

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