Arts & Culture


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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Trendsetter Thursday: Stripes & Statement Necklaces

Welcome to Our Crater’s Trendsetter Thursday microblog! Here we show you our favourite looks and styles and give you some of our top fashion tips and tricks. Have any ideas for upcoming microblogs or want to know how to wear a particular item? Send to message to info@ourcrater.com and you might see it in a future post! Favourite Fashion Item: Stripes and Statement Necklaces Stripes have always been a go-to for me. Here I decided to keep the outfit light and simple, but added a striped flat. And, as for the necklace, this is one of my favourites. I’ve......

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What’s in Your Bloomers? We Hope It’s North in Bloom!

Cilantro people, guacamole enthusiasts, and all around pun-lovers will get a kick out of this Sudbury local’s new design line! Andrea Ouellette has officially launched North in Bloom, a snarky collection of prints and products guaranteed to brighten your day and your home (our personal favourite is “Not Today, Satan”). Learn how Andrea began North in Bloom, and find out how Our Crater readers can get 20% off any purchase! Tell us about yourself! What’s your story, and how did you begin North in Bloom? I’m Andrea Ouellette, and I’ve always liked to make things. Since I was little,......

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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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NLFB ARTIST PROFILE: STEVEN PAGE

When: Sunday July 10, 2016 – 10:30 p.m. – Tickets  Origin: Toronto, ON  Genres: Pop, rock, singer-songwriter  Discography: Heal Thyself Pt.1: Instinct (2016) A Different Sort of Solitude (2012) Page One (2010) A Singer Must Die (2010) The Vanity Project (2005) Steven Page, arguably one of the most notable voices in Canadian pop music makes his triumphant return to Sudbury! As the front man for the Barenaked Ladies, Page has already been a familiar voice for decades with hits such as If I Had A Million Dollars and One Week maintaining radio play even today. Since leaving the group Page has gone on......

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NLFB ARTIST PROFILE: BAHAMAS

When: Friday July 9, 2016 – 10:30 p.m. – Tickets Origin: Toronto, ON Genres: Folk, Indie, Pop, Rock Discography: Pink Strat (2009) Barchords (2012) Bahamas Is Afie (2014) Afie Jurvanen aka Bahamas is a Barrie, ON native and Juno award winning singer-songwriter. His latest album Bahamas Is Afie released in 2014 was featured on Q’s Top 20 Albums of 2014 list, won a Juno for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Jurvanen himself won a Juno for Songwriter of the Year. His soft minimalist tones will make you feel like you’re floating on a raft made of clouds on Ramsey Lake rather than......

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SudburYAY (Summer Sampler)

SudburYAY (Summer Sampler) Wowza this summer is gonna be more lit than a backyard bonfire! I recommend that you stock up on at least 1lb of earplugs because tinnitus is so last year and there are four hype A F music festivals you’re going to need to go to this summer. For this playlist I compiled my favourites (that are available on Spotify) from this summer’s line-ups at Up Here, River & Sky, Northern Lights Festival Boreal, and Jazz Sudbury. And goddamn, these line-ups are hella dope. Turn it up ladies n’ gents!...

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