Asylum News, March 1st 2017 Edition

Created on Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017 21:15:41
The Asylum
Open Mic Comedy Night At The Asylum
Nickel City Comedy and The Asylum present
Jar of Dirt - Tribute To Alice In Chains

Laughing It Up All Week @ The Asylum

March is upon us, spring is arriving soon and here we are to inject some mirth and merriment to your week!  First up, here's a listing of everything we have on the calendar this week:

 
MONDAY: Music and Art Show
TUESDAY: Open Mic Comedy (and cheap night!)
WEDNESDAY: Free Pool all night
THURSDAY: Comedy Showcase
FRIDAY: Jar of Dirt - Alice In Chains tribute band
SATURDAY: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
 
Live Stand-Up Comedy

Yeah, that's a thing now.  Tell your friends!  It turns out that our dark and intimate club is also the perfect environment for stand up comedy, who knew?   We've began hosting fairly regular comedy nights over the last few weeks and local comedians are happy to have a new stage, audience and backdrop to ply their hilarious trade in... and touring comedians are just happy to have a place to stop in Sudbury on a Tuesday, LOL.  Laughter is the best medicine and our crowd has been enjoying busting themselves up in stitches at jokes instead of in the mosh pit!

We have two comedy events taking place this week, one tonight and one on Thursday.  Check out the details by clicking the banners above or heading to the new section on our website dedicated to comedy to always keep informed on what's happening at The Asylum with the local stand up scene:

http://www.theasylumsudbury.com/comedy

 

Featured Local Band: Jar Of Dirt

 

The Asylum Tribute series continues after some awesome shows in January for Black Sabbath and in February for Danzig/Misfits night. March brings us some local hometown talent with Jar of Dirt, who will be covering all the classics from the Alice In Chains discography on Friday Night.  
 
 

New Brews Brewing Behind The Bar

Did we mention that we now carry Stack Brewing's Saturday Night ON TAP? Not only is this cheaper than in the tall cans, it means it is also available in our handy Pitcher Sized Format for Maximum Enjoyment.

As one of our prized (and delicious) local partners, Stack Brewing often helps bands by sponsoring events, such as Friday's performance by Jar of Dirt. Select Stack beers will be on special at this event, as well as a featured Stack Beer for each tribute event.

Featured for March will be Helter Smelter, a 10.4% Imperial Stout with hints of chocolate and coffee. Helter Smelter was made with the Asylum in mind, a perfect beer for those who love to thrash and headbang at our concerts. The Helter Smelter label features artwork from Sudbury's own Martin Borgeouis from Studio 613 Tattoos and is a proud hometown brew crafted in part by some of Sudbury's finest, take a look!

 

Speaking of Stack Brewing, we've been working on our drinks menu system on the website and should have it updated fully to compliment what we currently carry within the next couple of days:

http://www.theasylumsudbury.com/content/local-brews
 

Oh yeah, we also just stocked up on Crazy Beard Ale!  Perfect to go with all the laughing you'll be doing tonight and on Thursday.   We're not 100% sure on this but we might be the only bar in Northern Ontario currently carrying this stuff, how beard-scratchingly crazy is that? 

 

 

Our First Visual Artist Profile:

The Art Work of Cassi-Lyn Churchill

Art by Cassi-Lyn Churchill
Art by Cassi-Lyn Churchill
Art by Cassi-Lyn Churchill
Art by Cassi-Lyn Churchill

 

On Monday February 27th, the Asylum held it's very first Art Exhibition / Musical Performance held by local artists Cassi-Lyn Churchill and Mishiikenh Kwe, along with live music provided by HKThe Patrick Yasko Band and Hearing Trees from Winnipeg. We had a few minutes to interview Cassi-Lyn and ask some quick questions as she was setting up before the night kicked off.  

How long have you been working in the local art space?

I've been selling paintings since I was in the arts program at Sudbury Secondary, so over half a decade.

What are your prefered mediums?

I learned to work with a lot in the arts program at school.  Chalk and oil pastels, acrylic and oil paint, watercolours, sculptures, pottery, bead work, charcoal, pretty much everything.  I really enjoy working with charcoal actually.   I would love to learn as many as I can.

What possessed you to start creating?

When I was younger I was diagnosed with epilepsy, art was part of my therapy and that became a passion.  

You did the artwork and design of the Asylum's unique entryway corridor. What was inspiration behind that?

Mostly historical things.  The Sudbury Basin and the comet that hit here millions of years ago is referenced.  We were talking about world wars and so there's some of that in there.  We are going to put some of the planes from WWII in next - I'm not finished with it so it is still a work in progress so I'll be adding to it and hope to do more projects here in the future.

Cool with us.  Where can we see your work next?  

I'm working on some things but they are secrets at the moment that I can't give away just yet so I'll have to keep you surprised.

Crone Of War
Cassi-Lyn Churchilll poses at the beginning of the long dark hallway that greets guests entering The Asylum, the long dark hallway of her design.

 

To find out those secrets, keep your eyes on Cassi-Lyn's Facebook.
 

 

Buy Your Anvil Tickets Online Now!

Tickets for the Weekend with Anvil are on sale now.   If you don't know who Anvil are or perhaps heard of them but haven't seen the movie The Story of Anvil, do yourself a favour and watch it on Netflix or at least take 2 minutes out of your day to watch the trailer linked below.   If Lemmy stating "I've always liked Anvil" doesn't convince you that you need to be here one night that weekend, then I guess there's nothing we can do to help you.

A Weekend With Anvil At The Asylum - May 26th-27th 2017
Anvil! The Story of Anvil - Official Trailer
If you haven't seen this movie, change your plans for this evening and make it so.
 

Comedian Jason Rouse: Tickets Online!

Canadian shock comic Jason Rouse takes over the Asylum in a show unlike any Sudbury's ever seen. No holds barred comedy by one of Canada's best.

 

Tickets for other events are also available at the bar, just come on down and grab 'em.

 

Sudbury Youth Rocks World Record Fundraiser Show
Archspire, Ruptured Birth, Behind These Eyes live at The Asylum - May 8th 2017
Negura Bunget - 20th Anniversary Tour - Live in Sudbury at The Asylum

The Asylum Community Efforts

The fundraiser weekend we did not long ago, raised over $500 for the Whiskers Cat Shelter in Sudbury and over $2000 for the Metal Fights MS Fundraiser!

We have another fundraiser/"food"raiser coming up on March 31st, and a Crohns+ Collitis fundraiser which just confirmed today for Saturday May 6th. Details TBA.

 

Shows In Development /Annoucing Soon

Saturday April 1st - Harbour, The Twentiest, Wilt(ed)
Monday May 15th - Johnny 2 Fingers & The Deformities, The Maxwells + Guests

 

That's all we know - See you down here soon!

Sincerely,
Mark, Shannon and their Friendly Neighbourhood Webhead! 

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