Posted: May 20th, 2013
Thunder Bay, ON - Wiggins Pro-Ductions will be hosting the Cover Show Encore 3: performances from Cover Show’s Past. A night where local musicians come together to pay tribute to some of the biggest names music. This showcase will feature encore performances from the previous Cover Show, which was held in this past winter. The lineup includes Mack & Audrey as The White Stripes, Walking Contradiction as Greenday, Pink Table as Silverchair, and The Bleached Blonde Beach Bods as Sugar Ray.
Doors open at 10pm, Friday May 24 at Black Pirates Pub. Cover is $5 and age of majority required.
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Posted: May 13th, 2013
Up North Mixtape is a collection of tracks featuring Thunder Bay Hip Hop artists from past and present. This is volume one of a series featuring some of the scene's veterans and up and coming artists.
Posted: May 10th, 2013
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Posted: May 7th, 2013
CLICK HERE to check out Beer Cans off the new album, Stark Raving by TBay hip hop artist, Coleman Hell.
Posted: May 1st, 2013
Sunday Wilde's latest CD, recorded in a remote hunting lodge in Northern Ontario, hits BIG on the worlds largest blues programming network on Siriusxm Radio amongst the likes of Eric Clapton.
The new album is on iTunes, Amazon, CdBaby and all other digital retailers.
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Posted: April 5th, 2013
TBshows.com is experiencing some issues with our event poster function (specifically the resizing function).
We are looking into this problem to have it fixed as soon as possible. Until then, please refrain from uploading any further posters until this issue is resolved.
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Posted: April 1st, 2013
Thunder Bay, ON - After almost 5 years of breakin’ hearts on the dance floor, Thunder Bay pop-rock band, Vega has decided to call it a day. They will be throwing one last bash, Friday, April 5 at Black Pirates Pub to unveil their debut album, Port Arthur Democracy, and say goodbye to their fans. Opening the show will be very special guests, Bottom Rockers (rock n roll), Tapout (hardcore), and Don’t You(,) Mean People? (post-rock).
Forming in 2008, Vega has been part of the backbone of the Thunder Bay music scene, playing a number of local festivals and headlining gigs around the city. This homegrown quintet, made up of Jessica Hochins (vocals), Shawn Hartviksen (guitar), Dustin Saarinen (guitar), Rob Hibberd (bass), and Jimmy Wiggins (drums) came together to create a new sound after leaving previous music projects - Hartviksen and Wiggins parted ways with shock-rock act, Jordana Divinorum, while Hochins left her role behind the keyboard with psychobilly band, Forever Dead to take on center stage. While drawing from influences of bands like Circa Survive, Paramore, and Killswitch Engage, each member of Vega brought in their own musical and personal touch to each song, blending elements of rock, pop, punk, and heavy metal into one unique soundscape.
After several months of writing new material, the band played their first show at an open jam night in June of 2008. From there, they went on to open for such Canadian acts as Ten Second Epic (Edmonton, AB), Silverstein (Burlington, ON), Farewell to Freeway (Guelph, ON), Midway State (Collinwood, ON), Red October (Montreal, QC) and MuchMusic disBand winners, These Kids Wear Crowns (Chilliwack, BC). They’ve also been asked to perform at several local events and festivals, including Superior Youth Fest, Canada Day at the Marina, Music for the Masses, the Hunger, Wigginstock, Harbourfest, the Marc Emery Farewell Tour, and the Von Tramps’ Boom-Boom Burlesque Show. In June of 2010, Vega performed at Cover Show VII as pop icon, Lady GaGa in one of the most theatrical and over the top performances in Cover Show history.
It hasn’t all been smooth sailing for Vega. Over the years the band has had to go on hiatus after hiatus as members had to temporarily relocate to pursue their education. These obstacles have put delays on the bands plans to tour as well as record their material. In May of 2010, Vega finally began the recording process for their first full-length album. Hartviksen and Saarinen took charge of recording their own guitar tracks, while local engineer, Rob Nickerson, handled drum tracking. From there, the band went to Dave Angell and Chris Dorota at Dining Room Studios to finish vocal and bass tracking. One-man band, Jean-Paul De Roover was brought in to help Hochins with vocals. After 3 long years, the final product titled, Port Arthur Democracy is set for release. The title of the album is a tongue and cheek reference to Guns & Roses’ Chinese Democracy, which took 10+ years to finally be released. The new album consists of 9 original songs, including fan favorites like, “The Deviant”, “A Lie In Your Hand”, and “Safety Of Arms”.
Sadly, the members of Vega have decided to call it quits and disband after the release of Port Arthur Democracy. “I think we’re all just in different places in life right now,” explains Wiggins, “we have a lot of really great memories making music together, but I think its just time to move on to other things”. Vega will be performing for the very last time together on stage with the original lineup for the highly anticipated debut CD release show. Port Arthur Democracy will be for sale at the show for $5 along with various other Vega merchandise (while supplies last).
Doors open at 10pm. Cover is $5. Age of majority required.
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Posted: February 28th, 2013
Do you love seeing bands perform but can't because you're under age? Well look no further! TBshows has started a new group on Facebook specifically aimed to promote all ages events.
Stay up to date on the AA music scene in TBay by joining TBshows All Ages - Facebook.com/groups/TBshowsAllAges
Posted: February 20th, 2013
CLICK HERE to check out Soulsafe by Zack & the Morrises.
Posted: January 4th, 2013
CLICK HERE to check out a review of the TBay Music Scene in 2012.
Posted: March 7th, 2012
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Posted: February 23rd, 2012
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