With an impressive debut record just released, Sudbury's The Wring is set to do some damage to the local music scene. With a heavy prog rock tone and snarling vocals, they are a 4 piece that create a massive sound with solid mid tempo grooves and complex musical passages full of interesting lyrical imagery.
October 24th 2016 - Sudbury Star Article:
Three Edmonton comedians and two Sudbury funnymen will take the stage at The Asylum Oct. 25 for Hilarity for Charity.
Stack Brewing is also sponsoring our tribute nights and each event, we'll have a stack brew on special! Up to bat is HELTER SMELTER FOR 5.75$. This all powerful 10.4%, black as night Imperial Stout is a chocolaty coffee delight sure to explode in your mouth. Get em' while we still have them in stock!
It's been decided due to inclement weather and treacherous ongoing conditions mother nature is dishing out, we're giving our staff at The Asylym a snowday!
BUT FEAR NOT! We'll be back into operation tomorrow for our Comedy night featuring some out of towners and our hometown belly laughing specialists. Go enjoy some Timmies today and a beer tomorrow!
A BIG Happy Birthday goes out to our Bartender Justin Rienguette!
From The Asylum Staff! Have fun you big sexy booze slinger \m/
Beaver Slap is a Barrie-based female punk band slated to play Sudbury's Asylum at 19 Regent St. on Friday night on a bill with Artificial Dissemination, The Therapists and The Twentiest. Its members are Julie Marchione, Cailyn Fitzgerald, Kalei Lynn and Natalie Mason. The Star contacted Beaver Slap and the band answered a series of questions ahead of the gig.
Members of New Brunswick bands Little You, Little Me and Motherhood have a wealth of different projects on the go, running arts collectives, record labels, music festivals, studios and recording projects. Amidst all this, the two groups will find time to hit the road on tour together with a cross-Canada trek.
Sudbury-born rapper CheZZa will return to his hometown for a Sept. 17 show at The Asylum to promote his new album “i am...".
The Asylum will be open seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m. and its owner promises to continue showcasing national and international acts, as well.
"It has been a long process transitioning from an all ages music venue into a licensed establishment, but it's been well worth the wait," said owner Mark Howitt.
Toronto-based Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are playing a show at The Asylum Sudbury at 19 Regent Street in Sudbury on July 31 beginning at 7 p.m. The show includes Dirty Princes, Lightmares and Skin Condition. The show is licensed, but is for all ages. Tickets are $7 and the show starts at 7 p.m. sharp. The Star spoke with Iron Lungs guitar player, Timmins native and former Star reporter Joel French.
Hitting the road for their first cross Canada tour since 2011, Montreal-based death metal masters Necronomicon will be performing in Sudbury on Aug. 9 at The Asylum.
Set near a relatively quiet corner at Regent Street and Elm Street is the home to some of Sudbury's loudest shows.
How big is Wacken Open Air (W:O:A)? The annual hard rock and heavy metal festival draws almost 100,000 headbangers to the small German town of Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein the first weekend in August.
It is a powerchord pilgrimage destination for global metalheads. For bands in the genre, there is no other festival you want to be performing at.
Heavy metal saved Mark Howitt's life.
It helped him overcome depression, kick addiction and gave him the confidence to leave despair - and homelessness - behind.
"If it wasn't for music I don't think I would be here right now," said the 34-year-old musician, show promoter and founder of Sudbury Metal Fest.
"Music has always been an outlet for me."
Sudbury Metal Fest, Northern Ontario's premier extreme music festival returns for its seventh year supporting Canadian metal with 36 bands from across the country, along with showcasing international talent that includes Negura Bunget and Grimegod from Romania, plus Dyanfari from Iceland.