THIS IS WHAT WE’LL BE ‘UP’ TO THIS WEEKEND

THIS IS WHAT WE’LL BE ‘UP’ TO THIS WEEKEND

The weekend we’ve been waiting for is only one sleep away! Up Here is back for a third year to electrify our city with fresh visuals and whisk you away into a fantasy in your own hometown! With so many different shows to see it can be tough to decide what to tackle first. Never fear, in a weekend jam packed with shows ranging from intimate coffee shop performances to experimental electronic sets we’re here with our top show suggestions over the weekend!

We’ll be on site all weekend long so make sure you’re dialed in to us on Facebook, Snapchat (@ourcrater) and Instagram to see what we’re up to! Crater cofounder Jess will be live on the airwaves too on CKLU introducing our new Crater Conversations project and getting to know some of our favourite Sudburians. Catch the show Friday August 18th 5-6PM and Saturday August 19th 3-5PM with guests Starlotte Satine, Jess Crowe & Colin Eadie of Sudbury Burlesque, Jackie Pashley from Soundjack and Wikwemikong Indigenous Cultural Camp organizer Kaella Earle. Grab your last minute festival passport here for the low, low, price of $90.But, I want it CHEEEEAPER! That breaks down to just $3 a show, what a deal! (Psst make sure you have the Up Here app downloaded for surprise shows!)

JAMIE GIA – AUGUST 18TH, 5-7PM – FREE @ SPEAKEASY (113 DURHAM ST)

Back again the Northern Series presented by Porter Airlines, offers free concerts by emerging artists from Northern Ontario in small downtown venues between 5 and 7 p.m. Not good with others, Timmins-born Jamie Gia is a loop performer and one woman band. Her music is reminiscent of a time when guitars were fuzzy and plaid was baggy. Evidence exists supporting the theory that she may bite, however the significance of these findings may be artificially inflated due to small sample size. JAMIE GIA

THE FLESHTONES / FASHIONISM – AUGUST 18TH, 11PM-2AM – $15 @ TOWNEHOUSE TAVERN (206 ELGIN ST)

Stack Brewing presents this late night show with the iconic garage rockers The Fleshtones and the bubble-glam punks FASHIONISM at the Townehouse Tavern. The legendary punk band The The Fleshtones was one of the pioneering bands of the punk era, standing shoulder to shoulder with Blondie, The Ramones, Andy Warhol, Suicide. Since 1976, The Fleshtones have been blending rock & roll with rhythm & blues, serving it across the globe armed with smiles, push-up contests, and sweat! The garage rock band from Brooklyn is known for its intoxicating performances that put most young performers to shame even five decades after first hitting the stage. Even after their twenty fourth album, Rolling Stone magazine said, “the Fleshtones remain as energetic as ever.” THE FLESHTONES / FASHIONISM

DEERHOOF / DUCHESS SAYS / WHOOP-SZO / UP HERE 3 – AUGUST 18TH, 8-11:30PM – $30 @ FUSE NIGHTCLUB (37 BEECH ST)

San Francisco’s Deerhoof mix noise, sugary melodies, and an experimental spirit into utterly distinctive music that made them one of the most acclaimed acts of the 2000s and 2010s. Pitchfork went so far as to label Deerhoof as “the best band in the world.” From their humble beginnings as an obscure noise act, they’ve become one of the most influential indie bands with their ecstatic and unruly take on pop. DEERHOOF / DUCHESS SAYS / WHOOP-SZO

FREE FAMILY DAY / JOURNÉE FAMILIALE W/ SAMITO + MORE / UP HERE 3 – AUGUST 19TH, 11AM-4PM – FREE @ Memorial Park (Minto St)

Saturday’s Family Day returns with ton of free kids programming in Memorial Park and all around Downtown Sudbury, presented in partnership with Carrefour francophone.  There will be heaps of fun activities for the whole family including mini-mural making for kids guided by a student from McEwen Architecture and muralist Mique Michelle, Up, Up & Away helium balloon installation, face painting, guided mural tours at 12 (noon) and 3 pm (Français and English), and – Downtown Sudbury Art Crawl.

Taking the stage on Family Day is Samito, a Mozambican/Canadian artist who’s bringing the groove into a new era where modern Afro sounds are the heart of musical trends. Named Radio-Canada’s Révélation in world music, Samito blends highly rhythmic compositions and texts, inspired by his African roots and childhood spent in Maputo. Nostalgia meets political satire, loaded on rhythms and sharp lyrics written in Portuguese, English, French, and Tswa. SAMITO / LES APE-ETTES / TOFINO / SPARX / CELLO STEPS

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN / LIDO PIMIENTA / FEVERS / UP HERE 3 – AUGUST 19TH, 8-11:30PM – $25 @ FUSE NIGHTCLUB (37 BEECH ST)

This is the show you do not want to miss this year. Up Here’s Saturday night gets kicked off with indie-electro purveyors Fevers (new album out now!),  and followed by feminist force Lido Pimienta (Polaris Prize Long Listee!).  YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN is an Asian/Indigenous, psychedelic, noh-wave opera group fuses noise, pop, and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-cesspool of east-meets-west culture clash against giant monochromatic paper sets. They are known for their explosive power and ambitious, spellbinding live performances that fuse theatrics with psychedelics. YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN / LIDO PIMIENTA / FEVERS

CRI / TELECOLOR / UP HERE 3 – AUGUST 19TH, 11PM-2AM – $10 @ ZIG’S (54 ELGIN ST)

Let’s dance with local ‘90s dance inspired trio Telecolor and the oh-so smooth beats of Montreal based electronic artist CRi at Zig’s. CRi is bringing the current signature Montreal blend of house synths, syncopated snares, and fluid basslines into a new era and to global audiences. The self-taught electronic music producer, composer, and DJ will keep you awake and moving with his dreamy yet upbeat dance tunes. Sounds like technicolour looks. CRi will be performing with his partner Ouri. The Up Here team has developed a real soft spot for CRi and you will too. CRi / TELECOLOR

THE FLESHTONES / DANY LAJ & THE LOOKS / DIRTY PRINCES / UP HERE3 – AUGUST 19TH, 11:30PM-2AM – $15 @ TOWNEHOUSE TAVERN (206 ELGIN ST)

In case you didn’t get enough of them the first night Stack Brewing presents this late night show with the iconic garage rockers The Fleshtones, the riffs and thrifts of Dirty Princes, the quirky power pop of Dany Laj and The Looks. Comprised of Jeanette Dowling on bass and Lewis Handford on drums, Dany Laj and The Looks flies the flag for power pop in Canada. Bursting out of woods with the hooks and harmonies of power pop’s mid-1970s heyday, they have an unpretentious “joie de vivre.” This ain’t no skinny jeans new wave revival band. This is pure pop. THE FLESHTONES / DANY LAJ AND THE LOOKS / DIRTY PRINCES

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Jessica Lovelace is a Public Relations and Communications grad, musical theatre enthusiast, lover of live music and part-time unicorn tamer. Some have said that the Big Dripper from Sub City is a regional delicacy and the perfect end to a Sudbury Saturday Night – Jessica is definitely one of those people. No, the hair is not a perm.

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