NOTE to self; cell phone reception is extremely weak when riding a B.C. ferry. After several dropped calls I finally connect, once again, with East Coast rock and roller Matt Mays. There’s a certain familiarity on the other end of the phone, a place we’ve both been before.
When moving ThunderCon to its new location on the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition grounds for it’s fifth anniversary, a partnership with SilverCity theatre appeared to be a perfect fit.
Before the vendors have packed up and the fences are down and Marina Park has been returned to it’s usual state after the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, organizers are already planning next year’s event.
It’ll be old home weekend at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival this year. Much of the very best in classic Canadian popular music will be on hand at Marina Park on the weekend of July 5-7 with R&B, modern country, alt-rock and some surprises in the mix. A Canadian Bluesfest is the event’s n…
Randy Bachman captivated the crowd with both songs and stories during his show at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Thursday night. The 75-year-old singer, songwriter and guitarist has been entertaining audiences for decades and has over 40 million records sold.
Definitely Superior Art Gallery is on the move. With the pending sale of the former Eaton’s building in the downtown north core, the gallery and other arts groups within the building have been served eviction notices.
John Mellencamp brought his Sad Clowns and Hillbillies tour into the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Saturday night. The sold-out show was one of 20 concerts the performer will do as he makes his way from the Maritimes to British Columbia over the course of two months.
A traveling community art exhibit is underway at Paterson Park this month bringing awareness and healing for those who are traumatized by sexual assault.
The jazzy notes of musician Robin Ranger and his band matched the relaxed summer vibe on Thursday as City Hall Sounds got under way for its sixth season.
Another finger-licking, dance-kicking, muscle-pumping, engine-revving Ribfest is set to draw thousands to Thunder Bay’s Waterfront Business District from Aug. 24 to 26.
The Live On The Waterfront concert series hit its stride Wednesday night at Marina Park. Featured acts included Five Alarm Funk, The Martin Blanchet Jazz Quintet: Cafe Paris as well as the band Hunt and Gather.
A Canada-versus-U.S.A. strongman competition is new this year for Thunder Bay’s Canada Day celebrations. The world-class lifting event for men and women from both sides of the border is among the many entertaining features that will draw crowds to Marina Park on Canada Day.
IT’S BEEN a minute since Edwin has visited Thunder Bay, yet he can still recall fond Northern memories spanning decades in his career as both a band frontman and solo artist.
WHO doesn’t love Sloan? You know, those east coast dudes with the catchy choruses and shaggy hair who have had so many singles you’d be hard pressed to find a music lover who couldn’t sing along at least a few songs. Sloan are mighty Canadian indie-rock kings; they are also a Juno-Award winn…
The Northwest Film Fest is following the lead of other festivals around the country, including the Thunder Bay Blues Festival, with this year’s slate of films highlighting women.
WHILE reading Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One, it became very clear that there was only one director who could turn this book into a movie. Fortunately, Warner Bros. felt the same way.
FOUR Canadian music events are joining an international pledge to fight inequality in the industry by vowing to have gender parity across their lineups by 2022, the Canadian Press reports.
ALICIA Vikander is the second Oscar-winning actress to take on the role of Lara Croft after Angelina Jolie’s turn as the character in the 2001 and 2003 films based on the popular video game franchise.
‘MUSICIANS form incredibly strong bonds with their instruments. I think it’s to do with what they represent to us. My guitar is my voice. I’ve spent so many hours using it to communicate my emotions and ideas. Many people who watch my videos or see my shows have never heard me speak except t…
ONE of the most interesting developments within the entertainment industry as of late is the ever-increasing amount of original programming being produced by streaming services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
WHEN I was an overly eager artist wannabe at 22, I drew a hundred small pictures for a self-learning toy called Dakobijigan. Gerardus Vervoort, a math professor at Lakehead University was developing self-learning tools for commercial use. We first worked on a project called Secret Surprise w…
SATURDAY brings the return of the always highly anticipated Jeans ‘n Classics to the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra stage. This time, they are taking on two of the greatest pop/glam/rock geniuses in music history — David Bowie and Prince.
SIX foot high snow banks don’t scare Australian songsmith Kim Churchill. In fact, he’s more than excited to be back on frozen Canadian ground. The 27 year old Aussie musician plays Crocks on March 5, with Alberta singer/songwriter Christian Hudson as part of Churchill’s cross-country tour, a…
THE Friends of the Grain Elevators have set up an historical exhibit at the Baggage Building Arts Centre at Prince Arthur’s Landing to tell the story of the grain industry in Canada. The emphasis is on railways and the incredible amount of activity in our harbours since 1883 when the railway…
The work of Rebecca Belmore is featured in At Pelican Falls, an exhibit at Thunder Bay Art Gallery that opened on Jan. 12 and runs through March 11.