For Booking information... contact Paul Loewenberg and Clayton Drake
Every Thursday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
By the time Thursday rolls around... most folk are ready to roll off the week... Music at Sundown is a great chance for you to kick the weekend into gear and finish your week on a positive note. Great dinner, Great music. 5:30pm to 8:00pm
August 27th - Jenn Holub - After crossing the country with Pistol George Warren this summer and starting a 10 piece soul band... Jenn is going to have some stories to tell. Fabulous singer, writer and player... don't miss it!
September 3rd - Alex Leggett : Alex's songs run the gamut from weird and lighthearted to heart-rending and soul-searching. He's a talented singer, guitarist and songwriter with a ton of road experience under his belt. Don't miss this singular talent!
September 10th - Marc and Dan - genetically modified to stand the test of time! Marc and Dan easily conquer old R&B favourites, a few blues tunes and a couple from The Great American Songbook... they don't write songs like this anymore, but thanks to Dan and Marc, we'll never forget them.
September 17th - Brooke Bruce - our chanteuse puts down the serving tray and serves music with guitar and a sublime voice. A mix of her own songs, a few favourites, and a few unexpected gems.
September 24th - Lori & Jesse - The front of Sulfur City return with their stripped down evening of blues, a few folky numbers, the occasional old time gospel tune and some of their own material. Sulfur City has spent a lot of time on the road this year with festivals and tours.
October 1st - Marc Savard and Dan Bedard - return for another round of great songs and jabs. With the amount of inside deprecetive humour on stage when Marc and Dan play, I imagine this to be what the old Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhie shows were like. You'll laugh and your toes will tap right through dinner.
October 15th - Paul Loewenberg - it's a birthday gig! Paul will play some old folk, acoustic punk songs, ragged soul, blues, some rock and roll... doo wop, probably some old Reggae and Ska music, maybe even some of his own. Hopefully will be joined on stage by some other October 15th birthday Sudbury musicians.
The Bluegrass Brunches were off for the month of July and part of August. We will continue on Sunday afternoons. 2-5pm on September 6th. Thank-you all for your support through the season and we'll see you after we get all of these festivals out of the way.… bring your kids, bring your parents, bring your instruments. The core of Jim Webb, Richard Mende and Paul Loewenberg continues to bring new songs to the table but don't forget that if you are a player... you better get down to the Townehouse on the occasional Sunday, not just with the kids and parents, but with your instruments as well.
As of May 1st, the patios are allowed to roll out along the sidewalks of the city. Please… NO Smoking is allowed on the patio this year. This means you CANNOT take your beer with you to smoke. Those days are over. We’ll find a system that is easy and you won’t even notice that things have changed. In the meantime, please refrain from smoking at the entrance to the patio. You’ll have to walk a few steps down the street. And let’s be clear on one thing… you can’t stand outside the patio, reach in and have a swig of your drink. No climbing the fences… in or out.
This acclaimed annual event took place on Saturday, August 8th from Noon to Midnight. Thanks again to all the hard working staff and managers and extra security and servers we hired for the hard work. After a marathon of 22.5 hours of walking, lifting and more... we put our feet up and rested. Watch for exclusive Beer Tastings from Importers and regional Craft Brewers throughout the season at The Townehouse Tavern and the Laughing Buddha... and of course we'd love to see you back at the 4th Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival in August 2016.
Welcome to SEPTEMBER. This is the 241st calendar…Volume 21, Issue 1... if you are going by the paper model. Every month bringing the news. It has been a great summer... Northern Lights Festival Boreal, The Craft Beer Festival and UpFEST provided many amazing highlights to the summer. So too have Blues for Food, The Garlic Festival and pretty soon Ribfest will be another notch on the belt. We also have the fledgling Budweiser New Music Festival at Bell Park this summer for those fans of modern radio rock. Of course, before we head inside to hibernate for the winter we have 3 more big festivals for the city of Sudbury...
Jazz Sudbury - Annual Jazz Festival at Bell Park and many venues downtown, including The Townehouse Tavern and the Laughing Buddha - September 9-12.
Sudbury Cinefest - September 19-27 - annual International Film Festival out at the big theatres at Silver Hills... we don't have any movies but we certainly look forward to feeding you before and after all of your film week activities!!
Northern Lights Oktoberfest - October 2, 3 - Bell Park - call it an Autumn Craft Beer and Food Fair with an awesome line-up of party bands... don't miss this 2nd edition of the great harvest celebration!! Join us at the Townehouse after the party at Bell Park for more incredible music each night.
September always sees a brand new crop of students in the city... most of you are under the age of majority... Our 2 restaurants, The Laughing Buddha and the Townehouse Tavern are both very welcoming to all until 9pm. House rule is 19 after 9pm.
Please enjoy both restaurants free WiFi and great foods. The Townehouse Tavern also has free Pool Tables from noon-7pm each day, so you can join us for a study session AND have something to do when you need a break. Keep an eye on the calendar as we do have live music on Thursdays at Dinner time, plus the occasional all age Indie Rock show will happen when bands are passing through town. If you are a new musician in the city and want to pick up a few gigs while in town, or want to meet other people to form a band with... watch for our Open Stage nights... the Townehouse Variety Hour... it's an open stage, talk show, game show kind of fun night...
If you want to see the great indie, punk, rock, soul, funk, party, hardcore, metal, post-rock, folk, bluegrass, country, reggae, ska shows that we have at the Townehouse and have always been famous for... you'll just have to wait until that clock says you are 19 years old.
If you are of the age of majority and you do consume alcohol, always do so responsibly. The Townehouse Tavern has long enjoyed the reputation of being the laid back easy going place in Sudbury... and we aim to keep it that way.
Many thanks to Clayton Drake who has been spending a lot of time this year helping me out and getting to know the ropes of the presenting game with me. You’ll see a few changes to the format here in the writings and the layout as Clayton learns how to do more of these items that have been solely on my plate for the last 22 years. In the event that I move on from this job… we’ve got a plan that is ready to be put in place.
Friday, August 28th – Public Animal, Napalmpom, Lanorme - $10 at the door. 10pm
Public Animal is a Toronto-based hard rock band formed in 2012. Featuring members of C'mon, Tricky Woo, Bella Clava & The Lying Cheats. Ian Blurton has carved out a niche in Canadian rock and roll with iconic bands like Change of Heart and C’Mon, plus very reputable stints with Bionic and Blurtonia. There has never been a quiet moment coming from his shredded guitar amplifiers. He continues to be among the more venerable producers in the land and rolls around with Public Animal to keep everything else balanced. Always a pleasure to have Ian Blurton in the house.
Napalmpom are a very, very good rock & roll band from Calgary, Alberta. For those who need to know more than that, behold:
P.J. Lavergne – Throat
Craig Evans – Strings
Shawn Petsche – Strings
Ian Baker – Big Strings
Matthew Bayliff – Skins
Napalmpom is a rock & roll band. No, Napalmpom is the rock & roll band. Picture MC5 bombast with Thin Lizzy dual guitarmonies, AC/DC showmanship, hooks only The Exploding Hearts could write and the down-to-earthedness of early Black Flag. Perfect band, right? Well, they’re not that band (sigh!), but they are trying their darndest to be. This is celebratory rock & roll.
Having already proven themselves as a must-see live band – a self-contained party unit – they’re set to release their debut LP on Teenage Rampage Records on October 17th. The Unconditional Love Of Napalmpom is 9 songs, er, love letters to the entire history of rock & roll music. These songs range from honest to goodness freedom rock anthems (“Get With Me”) to stoner rock epics inspired by Nick Cave spec scripts (“Ashes Ashes”) to mini rock operas about the similarities in hockey and punk rock uniforms (“Greg Ginn’s Sweater”). What they share is the pure joy with which they are played.
Saturday, August 29th – Oh Geronimo, Mandala, Free Dub Star, Weatherly - $7.00 at the door, 10pm
It’s the Oh Geronimo 7” release party!
Oh Geronimo (Burlington, Toronto) - These guys have just released a new 7” with a heartbreaking folk-rock ballad backed by a ripping, Wilco-esque triple guitar assault on the B side. Wait’ll they get those 3 electric just humming right along live; it’ll stop your little heart. The Flood 7” Album Stream on Exclaim: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/oh_geronimo-flood_single_stream
Mandala (Sudbury, ON) - Mandala just got right fired up this summer and kicked total ass, winning the KISS 105.3 battle of the bands as well as La Brunante, and turning a lot of heads with their sound, which sounded refined right out of the gate. This is their last show before drummer Julien goes off to school at Humber. Hopefully Mandala continues on after this! FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/mandalamusique
FreeDubStar (Toronto, ON) - A psychedelic dub band with an edge.
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/freedubstar
Weatherly (Sudbury, ON) - Weatherly is back again to rock it right out this month. Weatherly stirs healthy doses of bands like Taking Back Sunday, Thursday & Brand New into a tasty alt-rock stew that'll keep you warm as you fondly recall your high school years.
CBC Music Page: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Weatherly
Facbeook Page: https://www.facebook.com/weatherly.ca
Sunday, August 30th – 8pm – Blackout - $15.00 at the door
Keep Your Cool Promotions could barely wait to announce this one! Sudbury...meet Blackout...
With food, beer and America at the forefront, it only makes sense guitar player/vocalist Christian Gordy and drummer Taryn Waldman would meet at Gordy's 2011 July 4th cookout in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Waldman, a former Hooter's waitress turned big time commercial film editor; and Gordy, a one-legged bartender/artist/BBQ enthusiast were an oddball couple for NY's rigid metal scene. With no direction and zero discussion the two instinctually began banging out some massive caveman jams that could party as much as they could crush. In the following months, the two recruited fellow rager and gun shot wound victim, Justin Sherrell, for bass duties... and things got loud and heavy. BLACKOUT — referring to blackout drunk, power failure, or a mobster hit on an entire family — was a no brainer of a name
Sunday, August 30th – Big Mama Lele – no cover – 11pm
Big Mama Lele (Toronto, ON)
Sexually-charged tunes performed with ukelele accompaniment. Big Mama Lele sings a special mix of double entendre, comedic honesty, and fun times. Her music is inspired by the sweet songs of early blues women, and a random assortment of cassettes from thrift shops.
She's toured Canada and the U.S, and even Siberia. GDFC: Good Ditties For Chords and Singles are her most recent albums, and she is working on two more to be released in the fall.
Live Video: https://vimeo.com/96129998#at=39
Wednesday, September 2nd - Sarah Burton - 10pm - No Cover
Sarah Burton (Toronto, solo folk/blues/rock)
Sarah Burton's playful soul has found its home in music through three diverse albums, and countless ups and downs while traversing the globe. She's seen her way through acoustic folk beginnings, into country swing and steel guitars, then electrifying blues-rock. On her new album Make Your Own Bed, Sarah doesn't just embrace indie-pop into her musical inventory, but returns to her first inspiration; the piano.
Official Music Video for How Good You Are: https://youtu.be/hX4Pxm62PvE
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SarahBurtonMusic
Thursday, September 3rd - Cairo, Blueshift, Obsidian - 10pm - $7.00 at the door
An evening of Post rock, prog and psychedelic stoner rock
CAIRO (Toronto, Ambient/Experimental Pop Rock)
Lush arrangements, memorable melodies and massive choruses are CAIRO’s calling cards. This 5-piece will trap you with their groove and sway.
Official Video for A History of Reasons: https://youtu.be/u0QSer2pdEc
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Wearecairo
Blueshift (Sudbury, Progressive Rock)
This brand new local prog band has all the hallmarks of the genre: ambitious themes, extended song lengths, and intricate musicianship.
Just an awful live vid of the band: https://youtu.be/JGOwrs1sDME
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBlueshift
Obsidian (Sudbury, Grunge/Stoner Rock)
Extended jams & scorchy vocals. Guitars burnt to a crisp. Groovin.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Obsidian/151555298237348
Friday, September 4th – The Classy Chassys, Sulphur City - $7.00 at the door 10pm.
The Classy Chassys, are a Saskatoon based Hard Rockabilly band. What is rockabilly you may ask…People tend to think Elvis, Johnny Cash and other 50s artists. However the group’s various influences of rock and roll, punk, blues, jazz and more combine to create a high energy, hard hitting sound, leaving you with visions of bands like Flogging Molly, Rancid, and AC/DC. With an emphasis on an explosive live show, guitarist/singer Matt Joyal, upright bassist Dan Neumeier, Saxophonist Kenny Martelli, and drummer Luke Saretsky prove that this ain’t just 50’s music anymore. The Classy Chassys have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great acts including Saskatoon’s own The Sheepdogs and One Bad Son. After releasing their debut album Ain’t No Thang in the spring of 2013, they have since joined forces with Danny Craig of Default to produce the Rebel Heart EP, released February 2015. Watch for The Classy Chassys, sure to be running through your town soon, doing their thang…continuing to put the rock in rockabilly, and to do it With Class!
"the Classy Chassys are by far our favorite band to play with in Saskatoon...their live show is pure rock and roll exuberance...mix that with exceptional songwriting and great guys, and you've got the next big thing coming out of Saskatoon." - Kurt Dahl: Drummer for One Bad Son
One of the best bands I’ve heard recently may not be reinventing the wheel, but their “straight, no-chaser” swing spirit and excellent musicianship caught my attention in seconds. The Classy Chassys look like hooligan ‘50s greasers with their thick leather jackets and huge pompadour haircuts — and I love it. Rockabilly in Saskatoon hasn’t been so good since the last days of The Heatscores. -Craig Silliphant, Planet S
Saturday, September 5th - Goodnight Sunrise, Hello Holiday, Shawn Kosmo - $7.00 at the door 10pm.
An evening of pop-rock and alt-rock
Goodnight Sunrise (Toronto, Pop-Rock)
Relentlessly sunny party jams to wrap up the summer. Kick off the school year right with a sweaty dance party.
Official Video for Liar Liar: https://youtu.be/eaCFZDRUZlY
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/gnsrband
Hello Holiday (Sudbury, Rock)
Heavy, rockin, moody and fun. Hello Holiday is composed of local veterans of the music scene and created dense, powerful, tightly-wound bundles of ROCK.
Official Video for Chemical Queen: https://youtu.be/j67T8-0_6pk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/officialhelloholiday
Shawn Kosmo + the Machine (Sudbury, Gross-out pop)
Shawn Kosmo is a twisted mastermind. He's been working his goddamn ass off for the scene ever since he came back to Sudbury. This is his tape release. Come buy a copy!
Link to Shawn's new tape: https://someweirdsinrecords.bandcamp.com/album/shawn-kosmo
Sunday, September 6th - The Terminators, Yes We Mystic - 10pm - $7.00 at the door
It's the last weekend of the summer, right? Extend it... tomorrow is Labour Day, so we're all off and headed down to Bell Park for a Hamburger right? Spend your long weekend, Rib Fest hangover with us...
An evening of rippin rock and post-rock
Terminators (Sudbury, Rock)
One of the finest cover bands in the city. The Terminators will your favourite songs from the past 4 decades of rock history. Try not to dance.
Yes We Mystic (Winnipeg, Post Rock)
A combination of Sigur Ros’ sweeping, unhurried song structures, Majical Cloudz’s emotive, flawless tenor, Ohbijou’s delicate arrangements and Wintersleep’s raw power.
Loft Sessions Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxPuz-pIBCY
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/YesWeMystic
Thursday, September 10th - Brick Quartet, Magic Pelvis, Telecolour- 10pm - $7.00 at the door
Jazz Sudbury Festival presents some wild-ass weirdo jazz music.
Brick Quartet (Montreal, Experimental Jazz)
Brick Quartet rips the beating heart out of jazz music and takes a huge bite out of it. The blood is dripping down their chins and you are petrified and confused.
Live Video: https://youtu.be/RPqC2SAe4kw
Album Stream: https://smallscalemusic.bandcamp.com/album/built-like-a-brick-shithouse
Magic Pelvis (Sudbury, Jazz/Punk)
This mutant jizz jazz trio is thick creamy and fun. These born and raised Sudbury perverts play instrumental tunes that bend your mind and tickle your ears. Your pelvis will be grooving.
Cable Guy Live on BRBR: https://youtu.be/9v6bpLEkiSs
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/magicpelvis
Telecolor (Sudbury, Jazz/Post-rock)
Telecolor is an emerging ambient/jazz/alternative band from Sudbury. Their unique sound always has the audience mesmerized and asking for more! The trio, made up of upcoming local talent is Olivier Palkovits on guitar, André Laforge on keyboard and Matt Landry on drums.
Live Video: https://youtu.be/9QYpSeSAT6Y
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Telecolor/175862419277770
Friday, September 11th - Steve Hill, The Jamie Dupuis Trio - Sudbury Jazz afterhours venue - $10.00 at the door
2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR, 2015 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR, GUITARIST OF THE YEAR, RECORDING/PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AND ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits. Throughout his lengthy and intense live shows, Hill performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, with his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and, with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach. With roots in blues, rock and a little bit of country, Hill performs his original songs, blues classics and, quite often, raucous renditions of Jimi Hendrix tunes.
Saturday, September 12th - Harpdog Brown, The Jacob Starling Group - Sudbury Jazz Afterhours Venue - $10.00 at the door
Harpdog Brown is a gifted singer and imaginative harmonica player of note that has been in Canada’s Blues scene since 1982. Born in Edmonton, Alberta and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, he’s crossed tens of thousands of miles playing club dates and festivals in Canada, North Western United States and Germany.
Over the years Harpdog has issued 6 CD’s to critical acclaim. In 1995 his Home is Where The Harp Is won the coveted Muddy Award for the best NW Blues Release of the year, from the Cascade Blues Association in Portland. As well that year it was nominated for a Juno for the best Blues Release in Canada. Teamed up with Graham Guest on piano, his CD Naturally was voted #1 Canadian Blues Album of 2011 by The Blind Lemon Survey.
Harpdog resides in Vancouver, BC where he leads his own trio and quartet of hot local players churning out blues on the jazzy mellower side. He also leads The Harpdog Brown Band which is a gutsy traditional Chicago blues band with John R Hunter (drums), Jordan Edmonds (guitar) and George Fenn (bass). In 2014 they released “What It Is” consisting mainly new originals and a few classic covers you don’t get from your average blues band. As Holger Peterson says on the jacket, Harpdog’s best work yet.
Monday, September 14th – ALL AGES SHOW6-9PM, Tupperware Remix Party, terror Pigeon, DUNES, The Birthday Cakes - $10.00 at the door
All-ages/licensed weirdo pop show. DUNES video release party!
Tupperware Remix Party (Toronto, Disco Metal)
TWRP are the bastard love child between Iron Maiden and Daft Punk. They perform with impossibly high energy while dressed like futuristic superheroes.
An amazing 8-bit inspired music video for their song the Hit: https://youtu.be/uOWWaRbZucE
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tupperwareremixparty
Terror Pigeon (Nashville, Ecstatic Pop)
Transformative pop music in the vein of Dan Deacon and Rich Aucoin. Expect tons of audience interaction and tumbling, candy-coated rhythms.
Live performance video: https://vimeo.com/84352635
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/terrorpigeon
DUNES (Sudbury, Slacker Pop)
Cute as a button with serious songwriting chops with a hilarious and awkward stage show. DUNES will be releasing their new music video at this show, directed by local mastermind Shawn Kosmo!
Telephone Wire Official Video: https://youtu.be/4oXYTU9BYZ4
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DUNEStheband?fref=ts
The Birthday Cakes (Sudbury, Anti-Disco)
Drakebros emerge yet again from their underwater base to teleport a neutron bomb into your brainhole.
Live cover of Life is a Highway: https://youtu.be/rccCjxmc5dg
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBirthdayCakes?fref=ts
Thursday, September 17th - Townehouse Variety Hour - 10:00 PM, $7
Clayton Drake and Tyler Hodkinson host the most eclectic evening of entertainment in Sudbury. Featuring stand-up comedy, spoken word, brand new musical projects, some of the best banter in late-night, and a highly cantankerous audience. Performers compete for fabulous cash prizes and our house drone band is always there to fulfill all of your noisy desires.
The stage is open to try whatever you’d like. If you want to perform, e-mail clayton[dot]drake[at]gmail[dot]com or make a post on the facebook wall for the event (just search “Townhouse Variety Hour” on facebook)
Friday, September 18th - The Common Dread - 10:00pm - $7.00 at the door
Common Dread (Sudbury, Reggae/Dub)
The city’s finest reggae band returns to rock the Townehouse stage. Heavy grooves and hazy musical departures are some of Common Dread’s trademarks.
Saturday, September 19th - Stack Brewery Presents: the STACKED lineup, 10PM, $10
Come enjoy the first event in the STACKED lineup concert series, featuring exclusive deals on pints of Stack beer, giveaways for brewery tours, and the finest music. It’s a double album release party!
Casper Skulls (Toronto, Post-punk)
Power couple Neil Bednis and Mel St. Pierre moved away from Sudbury but we still love them. This is their new band. Their tunes are tightly-wound, sinewy rippers with the swagger of Sonic Youth and the immediacy of the Wire. They’ll be releasing their new King of Gold 7” so come buy it.
King of Gold Official Video: https://youtu.be/s6V3R-GQFxk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/casperskulls?fref=ts
Bad Policy (Sudbury, PUNK)
Their new tunes have veered away from the breakneck speed of their earlier stuff and into darker, slower territory. They’re still the best dudes though. They’re releasing a new album on this night so bring 17 loonies.
Pretty old live vid: https://youtu.be/ZOVRauYu_nM
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/badpolicyband
Low Animal (Niagara on the Lake/Hamilton, Rock)
I know I sound like a broken record, but Low Animal are seriously some of the best songwriters in Canada. They songs bristle with power and they’ll make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
Turkeyhawks Official Video: https://youtu.be/Oq_vJJceWFs
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lowanimal
The Almighty Rhombus (Sudbury, Pop/Rock)
The band has been tearing up the Trans-Canada over the past year, and relentlessly working on new material. Their new stuff incorporates more psychedelic and garage influences without losing focus of their trademark melodies and hooks.
Down South Official Video: https://youtu.be/sYtvDgrBED4
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheAlmightyRhombus?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
Wednesday, September 23rd – Dany Laj & the Looks, The Ape-ettes, Dead Friends - 8PM, $7 at the door
Power Pop, Garage Rock and Hardcore
Dany Laj and the Looks (Montreal, Power Pop)
We’re always happy to have the Looks back in town! The band was recently signed to Squirtgun Records (Skeletones Four, Public Animal). If you’ve never seen Dany Laj & the Looks, now’s your chance to see what the WORD ON THE STREET is! (The name of their album is Word on the Street har har)
Best Thing in Town Official Video: https://youtu.be/Cj5Ko6OpIho
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/danylaj?fref=ts
The Ape-ettes (Sudbury, Garage Pop)
Fresh off their Upfest gig with Strange Attractor, the Ape-ettes have been slowly building their repertoire of warm and hazy garage pop. Their songs are cool as hell, just like they are.
Live vid: https://youtu.be/otnHFIRnFkM
Dead Friends (Sudbury, Hardcore/Rock)
Some of you might remember Killing Queens, who were a totally dope riff-based hardcore band. Welp, many of the same tender boys from that band are raising hell under a new moniker: Dead Friends. Come jump around.
Bandcamp stream: https://deadfriendshc.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Deadfriendssudbury
Thursday, September 24th – Night Terrors, Ten Minute Detour, The Velcro Kids, Howie Moonlight - 10PM, $10 at the door
Post-Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave and Garage Rock
Night Terrors (Sudbury, Post-Rock)
The experiment worked! Matt Beech and Dave MacKinnon’s collaborative album Wardenclyffe is fantastic, and the live band performs with a striking power and majesty.
So Few Roads Official Video: https://vimeo.com/135723005
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/xnightterrorsx?fref=ts
Ten Minute Detour (Calgary, Garage Rock)
Britpop didn’t die, it just came across the pond and planted itself in Calgary. If you dig the sounds of bands like Oasis and Supergrass, Ten Minute Detour’s your jam!
Good Company Official Video: https://youtu.be/b53LtxnKiNg
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TenMinuteDetour?fref=ts
The Velcro Kids (Sudbury, Indie Rock)
It’s been like 4 years since these guys played a show! This band traffics in airtight hooks and scary-good musicianship.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Velcro-Kids/
Howie Moonlight (Sudbury, New Wave)
So fresh. So dope. So…TITE! Howie Moonlight is the hottest new band on the local scene. They had a banger summer playing gigs at both River & Sky and Up Fest. Now, they’re saving up their pennies to release their debut album. Won’t you help them with cab fare to get to Toshi station to pick up power converters for their interstellar cruiser?
Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/h5gor3KPFzk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/howiemoonlight
Friday, September 25th - La Slague presents: Le French Fest - 10:00PM, $7 at the door
One of the finest cultural curation organizations in Sudbury is putting on a big francophone music festival downtown and the Townehouse is proud to be the official after-party! Rumor has it the masterminds behind the fantastic FME festival in Rouyn-Noranda is booking this bad boy. We’re still waiting on a complete lineup, but it’s sure to be amazing!
The Jonny Parolin Band (North Bay, Rock and Roll)
This is a great rock band comprised of some of the finest musicians in North Bay. Apparently their new material mixes in some Queens of the Stone Age-style guitar ripping!
Bandcamp Stream: https://jonnyparolin.bandcamp.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jonnyparolinband
Saturday September 26th - The Stanfields, Echoes the Lion, Suicide Drifters - 10:00 PM, $10 advance / $12 door
Rock, Psychobilly and Roots/Rock
Buy your advance tickets at the bar, or from eventbrite here:
The Stanfields (Halifax, Roots/Rock)
VERY rocked-up Celtic anthems performed with reckless abandon. For fans of the Pogues, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys. Get ready to pump your fist, shout your lungs raw and chug your beer.
Fight Song Official Video: https://youtu.be/PcF09JzClmU
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thestanfields
Echoes the Lion (Sudbury, Rock)
It’s always sad when a band exits the scene, but how many bands actually get to perform a final show? Echoes the Lion had a great run, winning the Q92 Rock Band Rumble and releasing their Last Dinosaur tape and their single for King’s Highway, and played some fantastic slots at Sudbury New Music Fest over the past two years. Come help these fine fellas place their band to rest the way God intended: soaked in alcohol and sweat.
Video of the band doing a Misfits cover: https://youtu.be/TbTHiPzU6-A
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/echoesthelion
The Suicide Drifters (Sudbury, Psychobilly)
If you like your tunes fast, loose and outta control like a souped up Model T, The Suicide Drifters are your bag.
Video of the band doing an Elvis Cover: https://youtu.be/tfsfTOcFZj4
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Suicide-Drifters/
Monday, September 28th - Jimmy Tritone Band - 11PM, NO COVER
Jimmy Tri-tone Band (Ottawa, alt-folk-rock)
This folk-rock duo is composed of James Walters and Randelle Ashley. James' raspy voice tells tales of lovers, cowboys, and everything in between.
Wanted Official Music Video: https://youtu.be/VZh1G2ou3yk
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TriTones59?fref=ts
Wednesday, September 30th - Anthony Beaucage - 11PM, NO COVER
Anthony Beaucage (North Bay, folk)
An aboriginal voice from North Bay, Ontario, Beaucage is a lover of soft tones and art in writing. Anthony can also rap, draw and design.
Soundcloud Stream: https://soundcloud.com/anthony-beaucage/coming-back-our-life
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/anthonybeaucagesings/
Thursday, October 1st - Van Damsel, The Tourist Company, Sex & Summer, Therapists - 10PM, $7 at the door
Van Damsel (Kamloops, New Wave/Pop)
Effortlessly combining electronic, electric and acoustic instrumentation, Van Damsel has one purpose: to get the dance floor moving and to convince you to shout along. If you liked the Drive soundtrack, you’ll probably like Van Damsel.
Best of Everything Official Video: https://youtu.be/qbE1sl-gRq0
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/vandamselmusic/
The Tourist Company (Vancouver, Indie)
Smooth, tight, upbeat and melodic. The Tourist Company will appeal to fans of bands like Rah Rah, Vampire Weekend, Hey Rosetta! and fun.
Irrepressable Future Official Video: https://youtu.be/_UKgwjA_J5E
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thetouristcompany/
Sex & Summer (Sudbury, indie rock)
Kristen Brutto of My Cousin Karma is back in action! S&S combines Kristen’s coquettish yet confident vocals with lush synths and propulsive grooves. The tunes themselves are tongue-in-cheek odes to 20-something ennui.
We Can Float Live Video: https://youtu.be/GVGLpv53j98
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sexandsummer/
Therapists (Sudbury, Demented Party Metal)
What the heck are Therapists doing on this show? It’s the 1-year anniversary since they re-formed. Believe it or not, they are actually better than ever!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/partyviolence
Friday, October 9th – The Beatles Night – John Lennon’s 75th Birthday - $10.00 at the door 10pm.
As the marquee suggests… today would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday. The house musicians who have been playing an evening of this, pop music’s greatest catalog, for 10 years now… will come together to celebrate John. We are going to do do the Help album… to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary… and we’ll do a more John-centric night than we usually do when we tip more towards the Wings on the solo years. Favourites… obscurities… stompers and tear jerkers… finally we’ll do It’s Only Love with the full band! Matt Foy, Nick Krawczuk, Dan Levecque, Ryan Levecque, Paul Loewenberg, P. Rheal.
Saturday, October 10th – House of David Gang Reggae Band - $10.00 at the door.
Fill up this weekend on revolutionary songwriters. The House of David Gang returns, and since it is the second weekend in November… we might as well have them do the Peter Tosh Celebration that they did here a couple years ago. Many people think that Bob Marley was the voice of the Wailers… Peter Tosh was it’s Soul while Bob was the Dreams and Bunny was the Conscience. Peter Tosh was the voice of Social Justice in the band… gunned down in his prime before he could see the change in the world.
Saturday, October 31st - Hallowe-en Party with The STAX Revolt - Memphis Soul Party Band - $10.00 at the door
You can win a prize of free cover for the year... plus a bunch of other give-aways. Best Costumes get the prizes... be imaginative... be obscure... (be able to show us your face for identification purposes)...