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MFM's Ultimate Guide to Live Music in Northern Ontario!

Published on Dec 19, 2017

There are so many opportunities to catch quality LIVE music in Northern Ontario this holiday season. We've got you covered with MFM's Ultimate Guide to Live Music in Northern Ontario Over the Holidays!

 

HEARST
December 21
Michel Blais @ The Companion Hotel Motel | 6:30 PM

December 27
Barren Acres @ The Companion Hotel Motel |  8:30 PM


HUNTSVILLE
The Do Good Badlies @ On the Docks Pub | 9:30 PM


KENORA
December 22
Copper Canyon @ The Lakeshore Lounge | 4 PM

December 26
Born of Broken Men @ The Lakeshore Lounge | 8 PM

December 29
1971 Album Release @ Kenora Curling Club | 8 PM

December 31
Shadow Junction @ The Lakeshore Lounge | 4 PM


NORTH BAY
December 21
Third Annual Holiday Benefit Concert @ The Raven and Republic | 8 PM

December 22
FOXGLOVE @ Cecil's Brewhouse & Kitchen | 9:30 PM
Peter Cliche Band @ The Raven and Republic | 10 PM

December 23
Sara Rose @ The Raven and Republic | 7 PM

December 28
Jessica Soule 'Home for the Holidays' @ Cecil's Brewhouse & Kitchen | 9:30 PM

December 30
A Maple Hill Project @ Cecil's Brewhouse & Kitchen | 9:30 PM


PARRY SOUND
December 29
Azalea @ Brunswick Sports Grill & Bar | 9:30 PM

December 31
Sunny Slope Bootleggers @ Stockey Centre | 8 PM
 

SAULT STE. MARIE
December 23
Mike Mikus @ The Rad Zone | 2 PM
Al Wood and the Woodsmen @ LopLops | 9 PM

December 26
Mike Mikus, All Us Others, Id Iota @ LopLops | 9 PM
 
December 27
Machines Dream @ LopLops | 10 PM

December 28
Tidal Records Xmas Show featuring Jesse Merineau, KICK, The Barn Board Trio @ LopLops | 9 PM

December 30
Steeltown Girls @ Room 21 | 10 PM
 

SUDBURY
December 21
Edouard Landry @ The Townehouse | 5:30 PM
Cloud Giants @ The Towehouse | 10 PM

December 23
Northern Memphis Revival @ The Towehouse | 9 PM

December 26
Dirty Princes, This Great Divide, Supertoke @ The Townehouse | 10 PM

December 27
Pat & Vince Therrien @ The Townehouse | 8 PM
White Hot, The Dazed @ The Townehouse | 10 PM

December 28
John Newlands & Kelly Perras @ The Townehouse | 8 PM
Whiskey River Blues Band @ The Townehouse | 10 PM

December 29
The 'Topes @ The Townehouse | 10 PM

December 30
Telecolor, Les Gauchistes, Martine Fortin @ The Townehouse | 10 PM

December 31
Casper Skulls, Blonde Elvis, Tofino, Lazy Daisies @ The Townehouse | 9 PM


THUNDER BAY
December 21
Celtic Christmas Ceilidh @ Red Lion Smokehouse | 8 PM
Mood Indigo @ The Foundry | 7 PM

December 22
The Holiday Sugar Shakedown @ Black Pirate's Pub | 10 PM
The Married Singlemen, Engine House @ The Foundry | 10 PM

December 23
Arley Hughes @ The Foundry | 1 PM
The Bay Street Bastards, Soapboxer, & DJ Big D @ The Foundry | 10 PM

December 28
Matt Sellick @ The Foundry | 7 PM
There Are No Words Vol. V: Android 16, Jean-Paul De Roover, Pedestrian Lifestyle, Escapist @ Black Pirate's Pub | 10 PM

December 29
Sydney Blu @ Black Pirate's Pub | 10 PM
The Angies, Greenbank @ The Foundry | 10 PM

December 30
Mood Indigo @ The Foundry | 1 PM
Tourist Bureau Presents: A Tribute to Tom Petty @ The Foundry | 10 PM


TIMMINS
December 22
Brando Loco @ The Working Class | 9 PM

December 23
Rough Outlook, Ollie Prop And Joe Jitsu, Punktual Alcoholics @ The Working Class | 9 PM

December 26
Laforge, All The Wasted Years, Featherweight @ The Working Class | 9 PM

December 28
Sara Rose @ Christopher's Coffee House | 7 PM
 

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Jazz Sudbury Festival 2017: A delicious musical buffet!

Published on Aug 24, 2017

It’s that time of year again! Jazz Sudbury Festival is approaching very quickly, being held September 6th-10th in Sudbury, Ontario.

The festival is an exciting celebration of jazz music and other related styles (blues, world, fusion etc.), presented in partnership with Investors Group. Plus it’s always one swingin’ party! Feature acts for 2017 include: the world’s greatest tribute to brass-rock icons Chicago, Brass Transit; world fusion/jazz/funk outfit The Souljazz Orchestra; acclaimed jazz/pop vocalist/pianist/composer Laila Biali; vintage soul revivalist Tanika Charles, and more. ‘Jazz Passes’ are currently on-sale for the extended early bird price of $65. They are available online at jazzsudbury.com, and also at outlets including: Fromagerie Elgin (5 Cedar), Kuppajo Espresso Bar (109 Larch), Jett Landry Music (1119 Lasalle), Long & McQuade (255 King), and Gloria’s Convenience (469 Bouchard). “The Jazz Sudbury team has put together a lineup with something for everybody this year,” says Interim Festival Manager Ashlyne Botelho, “we couldn't be more excited!”

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Up Here Festival's Northern Series by Porter Airlines (August 18 & 19)

Published on Aug 18, 2017

The weird and wonderful Up Here Festival happening in Sudbury from August 18-20, 2017. Check out this year's Northern Series by Porter Airlines featuring exclusively Northern Ontario musical acts: Jamie Gia (Timmins), Brian Dunn (Greater Sudbury), Jennifer Holub (Greater Sudbury) and BBBRTHR (Greater Sudbury).

JAMIE GIA: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH @ 5PM (SPEAKEASY)

BRIAN DUNN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH @ 5PM (LITTLE MONTREAL)

JENNIFER HOLUB: SATURDAY, AUGUST 19TH @ 5PM (FROMAGERIE ELGIN)

BBBRTHR: SATURDAY @ 5PM (SPEAKEASY)

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2017 Canadian Songwriter Challenge @ NLFB

Published on Jun 13, 2017

10 songwriters. 5 demos. 3 days. 1 festival.

For this year's Canadian Songwriter Challenge, MFM is once again partnering with the Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) to bring you a co-writing and demo recording adventure on the beautiful shores of Sudbury's Ramsey Lake, July 7-9.

10 participants will be chosen to take part the event where they will be paired up, and, with the help of mentors Rae Spoon and Jonathan Byrd, be challenged to write and record a brand new song in the span of the festival's 3 days. The whole weekend wraps up with a demo listening party aboard the famed William Ramsey Cruise boat.

Are you up for the Challenge? Apply before June 21 to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by June 23th.

All applicants MUST be based in Northern Ontario and be available for the full three days. Registration is free, and meals and a weekend pass to NLFB will be covered for all participants. A small travel honourarium may also be available by request only.

The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Council for Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media.

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10 auteurs-compositeurs. 5 enregistrements démo. 3 jours... 1 festival.

Cette année, MFM est en partenariat encore une fois avec le Northern Lights Festival Boréal (NLFB) pour vous apporter une aventure d'écriture collaborative et d'enregistrement démo sur les rives du lac Ramsey à Sudbury, le 6-9 juillet.

10 participants seront choisis pour participer à l'évènement où ils seront jumelés, et, avec l'aide de mentors Rae Spoon et Jonathan Byrd, seront mis au défi d'écrire et enregistrer une toute nouvelle chanson au cours des 3 jours du festival. Le week-end se termine par une détente à bord du célèbre croisière William Ramsey, où nous écouterons les fruits de vos efforts.

Êtes-vous prêts à relever le défi? Inscrivez-vous avant le 22 juin pour être considérés comme participants. Les candidats retenus seront informés avant le 24 juin.

Tous les candidats doivent être basés dans le Nord de l'Ontario et doivent être disponibles pour les trois jours complets du festival. L'inscription est gratuite, et les repas et une passe de week-end à NLFB seront fournis aux participants. Un honoraire de voyage modeste peut également être disponible sur demande seulement.

Le Canadian Songwriter Challenge est fièrement commandité par le Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) et Bell Media.

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Northern Ontario Bands & Musicians @ JunoFest!

Published on Mar 31, 2017

Northern Ontario will be well represented at JunoFest in Ottawa this weekend with the following bands and musicians playing the fest!

March 31 – Kalle Mattson
March 31 – Honest Heart Collective
March 31 - Céleste Lévis
April 1 – Mclean
April 1 – Bryden Gwiss Kiwenzie and Quantum Tangle

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