TWO MCs and one DJ. They (still) be getting down with no delay. What does 20 years of beats, rhymes, shows and brotherhood look like? It looks like Wax Philosophic.


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.


Paul James is one of the most exciting and energetic Canadian musicians — past and present.

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…

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…


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.

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…

SERENA Ryder is a brave Canadian musician. “You’re not really Canadian if you’re not touring in the winter. You’ve got to rock it.

On Oct. 24, St. Paul’s United Church, 349 Waverley St., will resound with the sounds of its magnificent pipe organ, with saxophone. The Cameron Organ Trust is bringing two renowned musicians from Winnipeg to present a very special concert with Allen Harrington on saxophone, and organist Lott…


Tickets are expected to sell quick for the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra’s Mozart and Martinis fundraiser slated for Nov. 28.



Simple Plan played the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium on Tuesday evening to an mixed crowd of both old and new fans. The Montreal based band has been going strong since 1999 winning multiple music awards including a Juno.


Members of the band Mocking Modesty took to the stage at Boulevard Lake on Saturday afternoon, to perform for participants in the I Run and Rock Thunder Bay event.

The Honest Heart Collective closed the annual Live on the Waterfront summertime concert series in front of a full crowd in Thunder Bay's Marina Park Wednesday evening. La Reese and Cold Lake Sun also performed during the last night of the season, which showcases local talent alongside some o…

Like all teens, Steve Strongman had a little secret. He’d tell his mother that he was going to the library to study but head for Kitchener’s famous second-floor blues bar Pop the Gator and listen to the music that would become his life’s mission. “I guess I was really studying,” Strongman sa…

Thunder Bay’s Live on the Waterfront has been selected as a stop in the free ONtour concert series, part of a year-long lineup of events marking Ontario’s 150th anniversary and celebrating the province.

“You can’t stop the beat” this week as the youth in the Paramount Live production of Hairspray JR is taking the stage this week. When she finally gets her shot, she’s transformed from social outcast to sudden star.