Summer is festival time… We’ll have Northern Lights Festival Boreal, River and Sky, and then on Saturday, August 9th, the 2nd Annual Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival. It’s a summer of love, folks… it means that our Sunday Bluegrass Brunch won’t happen for a couple weeks yet. We will sneak one in on August 17th - but then we have Summerfest and the Holiday weekend, so we will get back to it on Sunday September 7th after our one off in August... We’ll also have our annual Townehouse Golf Tournament on Sunday, August 24th. It’s a Best Ball Foursome with tons of prizes and a dinner. Sign-up is $240 for a team of four which gets you 18 holes, dinner, a gift bag and a golf cart for the day.
Saturday, August 9th - Noon to Midnight - 2nd Annual Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival.
Saturday, July 26th – Horse Lung, Norway, Obsidian Serpent, Hello Holiday - $7.00 at the door
Norway's genre bending style has been deemedpsychedelic and progressive but has that special element that maintains a fresh and unique sound. Coming out of the music scene in Toronto, Norway have been distinguished as a force to be reckoned with on the live stage. With a high energy and sweaty set they've left countless heads nodding in ecstacy to Liraz Cohen's scorching guitars, Tan Arcade's transcendant vocals, and Justin Ross' apocalyptic drumming. If you want to check out a band that hones in honest rock and roll with an original and unique style, then Norway's live set is not to be missed. This is Justin Ross’s first musical trip back to Sudbury since the long running Life Blown Open was put on a shelf. You know the track record from LBO, so expect an explosion.
Saturday, August 9th - Noon to Midnight - 2nd Annual Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival.
We are very excited to present our 2nd annual Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, August 9th.
Music through the day featuring:
Sulfur City 2:00pm
Zamboni Slim 3:30pm
Whiskey River Blues Band - 5:00pm
Patrick Wright et les Gauchistes - 6:30pm
The Bluez Brotherz - 8:00pm
and over on the Buddha patio we will have...
Barry Miles at 5:00pm
Sam Cassio - 6:30pm
Jaz Paradis - 8:30pm
Miss Kim Schmidt - 9:30pm
Breweries from across the province and beyond especially featuring our great local Stack Brewing.
Thursday, August 14th - Big Z and Me - $5.00 at the door
Zach and Spencer have been making noise through the years of Willett, Velcro Kids and The Lawnmower Scene. They have produced a lot of music to be proud of... great melodic indie rock to fuzzed out psyche rock, straight up pop, a bit of death country and more... but every once in awhile they put down the pens, pick up guitars and drums and bash it out just for fun... This produces a whole bunch of Black Keys, White Stripes, Vampire Weekend, Johnny Cash, Fat Boy Slim, etc. It's a party night... you don't have to think to hard on this one, just bring your party hat and party shoes... and pants.
Friday, August 15th - Lanorme, State of Us, BBBrthr, Obsidian Serpent - $7.00 at the door
As they say... a little something for everyone. Post Hardcore, Hard Rock, Electronica, Indie Rock. Three locals and the very fun State Of Us from Windsor, Ontario. Here's their online links to follow...
State Of Us is a rock driven band with surprising hints of 90’s tones and a blend of raw energetic melodies. Harnessing their everyday struggles and pleasures lyrically and rhythmically, State Of Us leaves ears ringing and minds pondering. Influences range from Foo Fighters, Sam Roberts Band, Tragically Hip, Matt Mays, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Sum 41, Gob, Santana, Stevie Wonder, ACDC, and many more. Ultimately State Of Us delivers music with a touch from the past but writing with the intent to gain their own voice and vision in the todays music scene.
Learn more about us:
LANORME est un groupe post-hardcore originaire de Sudbury. Depuis 2012, ils composent ensemble, créant un son bruyant, puissant et dynamique.
Obsidian Serpent is a Psyche-out hard rock outfit from Sudbury that has been gaining steam all year. Let the Obsidian Serpent flow through you, as it gazes into your soul, sound waves shoot throughout your whole body. With a powerful volcanic atmosphere, let the groovy current whisk you away to a fiery ocean so vast and beautiful that you may never want to leave.
Saturday, August 16th - Low Animal, Coast Redwood, Live from the Bur - $7.00 at the door
Returning champions Low Animal are back to bust eardrums and no doubt "a move" or two. You do not have to be coerced to see this band, so just be there.
Coast Redwood are playing their last show, and it's going to be a blow-out! They'll be playing all the hits, so don't miss it. And if you haven't got the Spirit album, come grab a copy!
Opening up the night will be local sleezerockers Live From the Bur.
Sadly, we are losing Coast Redwood to the ether as Stephen Giroux makes his move to Toronto... This will be their last show of their original line-up and era.
Thursday, August 21st - Cage Call - $10.00 at the door
The next installment, called 'Network Expansion' as we forge new connections across the country's scene.
$10 at the door and in advance (advance details T.B.A.)
iLLvibe - York, ON https:// illvibemusic.bandcamp.com/
Dan Doesn't Sleep - Kingston, ON
K.Karma + Northern Union Guests - Sudbury, ON https://soundcloud.com/ k_karma
iLLvibe BIOGRAPHY :
Over a decade in, well into the hundreds of performances and radio play in 6 different countries. A member of underground group L.O.D Development, iLLvibe is known for his instantly recognizable voice and dynamic stage performance. He has since developed into a powerful solo artist making big moves. He has more than 1.5 MILLION plays online, His new album, "Sex, Love & Hip Hop Soul" was released in January, 2010 and iLLvibe was nominated for 2010 Rap Artist of the Year for the Toronto Independent Music Awards. In the summer of 2010, iLLvibe toured across U.K. & Europe with L.S. 2011 brought a temporary relocation to the UK to push the European hustle as well as 2 albums : "In the streets of iLLydelfya" and "Just Around The Corner". 2012 brings "Blunts & Roses" with Absent Minded.
K.Karma BIOGRAPHY:(Artist/Writer/Producer) K.Karma (aka) Joey King
He started writing poetry at age 8, which led the Sudbury born artist into hip hop & more diverse lyricism by the age of 13, yet he didn't take his talent serious with the skills he was developing until the age of 17 (first performance)
From that point on, K.Karma knew performing with this gift he had of sharing his thoughts while relating to others world wide. This was the path for him, delivering his emotional thoughts and the shared thoughts of his peers & mentors.
At this point Karma has been blessed enough to share the stage with/open up for ; Classified, Choclair, Angerville, D-Sisive, Dead Celebrity Status, Lindo P, Mag-T, Serani, Jrdn, Karl Wolf, Peter Jackson & more.
Friday, August 22nd - Prince Perry, King Kong 4, The Red Rails - $7.00 at the door
Charismatic, compelling and peripatetic, Prince Perry channels his coming of age idols of Elvis Costello, Terry Hall and Joe Strummer into a unique blend of passionate, ska-infused rock and roll that leaves you feeling like it’s not too late to be happy with your life. Or at least someone else's whom you know well enough to borrow their car.
Mitch 'King Kong' Girio has long been one of the pillars of the ska community in Canada. As the bass player for the legendary King Apparatus, the ultra fun Artichokes, a prolific producer and now The King Kong 4, He has had a constant presence in Canadian music for the last 25 years. The new band is amazing and will get your feet moving... http:// kingkonggirio.bandcamp.com/ album/king-kong-girio-1
Saturday, August 23rd - No Aloha, Shawn Kosmo and the Dirty Princes, Bad Policy - $7.00 at the door
No Aloha is a great pop/ punk/ garage band from Montreal... they have appeared on The Nils compilation and have released a couple of their own EP's and singles. Just classic groove stuff from this band. A little bit Statues, a little bit Nils, a little bit Dinosaur Jr.... or at least they grew up listening to a bunch of the same records as J. Mascis and Rob Seaton. Probably a little more Nick Cave on their record shelves at home...
preview their music here... https://soundcloud.com/noaloha
Shawn Kosmo has been keeping equally busy making films, videos and music. Follow him into his very interesting world... http://shawnkosmo.bandcamp.com/album/summer-summer-ok-cool
Wednesday, August 27th - RM and the Honest Hearts Collective
SULFUR,NICK TAILLEFER, FRANK CHARTRAND, AND THE TOWNEHOUSE TAVERN PRESENT
RM & The Honest Heart Collective https://www.facebook.com/ thehonestheartcollective
The idea RM & the Honest Heart Collective was created by brothers Ryan & Nicholas MacDonald (Vocals/Guitar, Bass/Vocals respectively) while they tossed demos back and forth over the Internet between Ottawa and Thunder Bay ON. When Ryan moved back home to Thunder Bay, the brothers enlisted long time friends, Jayden Savage (Drums), Alex Robillard (Keyboards/Vocals), & Michael Medwick (Lead Guitar). Together they managed to make they’re own brand of folk infused rock n’ roll with a punk rock mentality. The RM & the Honest Heart Collective EP was released in August 2013 and is currently on iTunes. The band brings an intoxicating, inspiring, and energetic live show that is only rivaled by successful touring acts. Currently the band is writing and recording they’re first full length LP at Lionheart Studios in Thunder Bay
Echoes The Lion
Thursday, August 28th - Locals night - $7.00 at the door
Every other month, we rotate the Thursdays between an Open Stage and a night of Emerging Local Bands. Tonight we have the new locals... some are brand new... some are rebirths of bands that splinter up and go their separate ways. All the bands are bold and telling that the well of our music scene is deep and fruitful.
Friday, August 29th - Little Flatt and the Poorly Playboys + more guests - $7.00 at the door
Tonight we gather some of the finest of our scene together for a night of party, a night of celebration, and a night where some of the proceeds of the gate will go to sending a lot of our finest Northern artists down to Toronto for the Folk Music Ontario Conference in October. Watch for the exciting names to be added to this bill.
Saturday, August 30th - Bandit - $7.00 at the door
The last weekend of the summer should go out with a band... better to burn out than to fade away? Enter Ryan Levecque and his crew of miscreants and ne'er do wells for a night of great rock and roll.
Jazz Sudbury Festival celebrates another weekend of Jazz and Roots music through the city of Sudbury with concerts at The Grace Hartman Amphitheatre and at venue throughout the downtown core. The Townehouse is proud once again to be one of the offsite venues...
Friday, September 5th - The Lakeside Quartet - $10.00 at the door
The Lakeside Quartet is an eager group of young players carved out by glaciers at the end of the last ice age. Among the Laurentian mountain range these bodies of water coalesced over millennia to produce a closely knit group that retains the individuality of each member while being closely connected by the flow of ground water. Alex Gauvin on drums is the bedrock that forms the deep basins that collect and organize rain water. Dan Gavin on bass provides the seismic activity that keeps things moving. Both Zack Martel and Jacob Sterling on guitars are the water, an always shifting substance that you can't hold in hand, conducts electricity and is what makes life on Earth possible.
Saturday, September 6th - The Heavyweights Brass Band - $10.00 at the door
Whether receiving props from The Roots on Twitter, jamming with puppets on CBC Kids’ Mamma Yamma, recording with the legendary Giovanni Hidalgo or being championed by influential DJ and tastemaker Gilles Peterson, The Heavyweights Brass Band pack a one-two punch of crossover appeal and respect from music’s elite. Inspired by the New Orleans brass band tradition, the Heavyweights’ original stance keeps one foot firmly rooted in the rich legacy of jazz, while one foot steps forward into the future. Rob Teehan, The Sousaphone player from Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Boxcar Boys, makes a welcome return to Sudbury with the HBB.
Thursday, September 18th - The Wooden Sky - $10.00 Advance tickets. Doors 9:00pm.
The Return of The Wooden Sky... a special note here that Music and Film in Motion is doing an Artists Development program and is looking for an artist to apply to be a part of this Program that will include mentorship sessions and an opening spot for this evening... check out the program if you are in an emerging Northern Ontario band and want to get on the bill with The Wooden Sky! http://thinknorth.ca/Programs-And-Services/Music-Showcases.aspx
Since the release of The Wooden Sky’s last LP in 2012, Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun, the intervening world has grabbed hold of the band, twisting and shaping the production of what will be their fourth album: Let’s Be Ready.
Navigating the strife and uncertainty of evolving friendships, lost loves, death and the ever-shifting challenges of the music industry, Gavin Gardiner (vocals/guitar), Andrew Kekewich (drums) and Simon Walker (multi-instrumentalist) found themselves in a new place: holed up in Toronto’s west-end—in Gardiner’s garage-turned-studio to be exact. With the help of familiar collaborators Edwin Huizinga (violin) and Andrew Wyatt (bass and vocals), the band spent grueling hours together digging deeper into their sound, looking both for answers to their doubts, and a way to quiet them.
The results, you could say, are loud.
The album was conceived amidst many changes for the band—saying goodbye to both a founding member and their longtime record label. In the process of putting the pieces back together, The Wooden Sky looked to the talent and brawn of friend and producer Chris Stringer. Together they worked and reworked the songs, studio-hopping around Toronto in order to give each track a unique shape and space on the record.
With Let’s Be Ready, The Wooden Sky draws on nostalgia to capture the warmth of the tunes that inspired them to make music in the first place. This warmth—coupled with a freshness that looks to the future—serves up a new sound and new hope for the band. Let’s Be Ready acknowledges the pains of the past but with a gentle optimism and acceptance.