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The Ramblings of Boudz : return of the wombat

July 13th, 2017 at 7:22am by

Well. Here we are.  i figured it time i return to the inter webs.  its been about two years since you’ve heard me bitch and complain. it is not gonna get better. if anything the complaints are going to get worse and my mother is going to be less proud , post by post . […]

Put Some Spring In That Loplops

March 22nd, 2017 at 4:07pm by:

Spring is here! Well it’s still a little chilly but we’ve got events to keep you warm! MUST SEE SHOWS NLFB Meltdown April 1st at Loplops Elliott Brood with the Steeltown Playboys April 20th at Loplops SSM Festival of Beer The Tasting (day) with The Wooden Sky (evening)  April 22nd at The Bushplane Museum The […]

A Very Loplops Christmas

December 20th, 2016 at 8:51pm by

Christmas Continues with the following acts! Josh Norling Double Trio- New Original Jazz 22/12 (Free Show) The Barn Board Trio Pre Christmas Bash- 3 piece Blues/Rock/Country band 23/12 $5 Tidal Records Boxing Day Show- TIDAL RECORDS presents 3 of Sault Ste. Marie’s top original acts GNAEUS, K.I.C.K, THE DIN 26/12 $10 Kalle Mattson’s Annual Festivus Show- Folk, Rock, […]


September 27th, 2016 at 7:32pm by:

Sault Ste. Marie will be having its own version of the popular German celebration Oktoberfest. The Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre will host the event from 12p.m. to 6p.m. on Saturday October 8th. Outspoken Brewing is proud to be the official brewery of Oktoberfest and have crafted a special brew to be debuted at the event. […]

“To boldly go where no beer lover has gone before” SSM FOB PART V: The Next Kegeration

April 12th, 2016 at 1:07am by

OFFICIAL EVENT RELEASE *************************** SAULT STE. MARIE ON- On April 23rd, the fifth installment of the Festival of Beer will be bringing the suds to Sault Ste Marie. This year’s event returns to the Canadian Bushplane Museum from 1pm-7pm. With over 80 beer varieties to sample from over 20 different breweries. Starring breweries from all […]

March Gigs Part 2: The Lamb

March 15th, 2016 at 8:45pm by:

Longer days and sunshine ahead! Here comes Spring and we’re ready! Updates: FOOD is back! In case you didn’t know the pizza’s went away for a holiday but now they’re back with a few editions. Individual gourmet pizzas, soft baked pretzels with curried yogurt, house made hummus with feta almond spread on warm pita, and […]

March Part 1: The Lion

March 1st, 2016 at 9:52pm by

Spring is coming we swear! With that being said here are some things we’ve been working on. March Gigs Part 1: The Lion   Friday March 4, 2016- Ivory Hours with Mountain of Wolves. Ivory Hours is a sassy alt-pop trio from London, Ontario. After releasing their album on June 9th 2015 the band went on […]


January 10th, 2016 at 9:03pm by:

What a year it’s been at Loplops Lounge! We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who continues to show their support for all things Loplops. If you posted on Facebook, came out to a show, or consumed a drink we thank you. 2015 was great. Here’s our year in pictures featuring artists, and […]

Loplops Twelve

December 11th, 2015 at 1:21am by

Good things come in twelves? Elves? This holiday season we have quite the lineup in store for all your social gatherings. The second week of December is here and there’s still lots to catch at Loplops. First things first, the staff is ready for the holidays! Our very own Hillary “I love crop tops” Pagnucco […]

The Ramblings of Boudz : Chapter 10 ( The Witching Hour)

October 29th, 2015 at 11:32pm by:

Well that time of the year is upon us again. Everyone is sugar high and jumping on the murdery bandwagon, while I sit around pining for the Grinch and Jack Frost to nip at my nose ! I am in no way anti-halloween , however I am constantly disappointed with the night. Much like New […]

All the Fall

September 21st, 2015 at 1:01am by

September brings us back. Back to school, back to routine, back to the city. That means back to Loplops. No, we didn’t go anywhere but colder days means more time spent with us. Good news! We have a great lineup of shows and events planned for all your Fall outings. The Lineup… Click the links […]

The Ramblings of Boudz : Chapter 9 ( the unspoken)

September 16th, 2015 at 8:17pm by:

The funny thing about bucket lists are they are usually complete nonsense you tell the people around you to impress them with your “aspirations” . It seems to be very rare to hear someones true bucket list. The list of things they want to do but the fear of it is stopping them. The completely […]

The bonus Blog, it’s all you’re getting.

August 5th, 2015 at 12:33am by

Summer’s been fun so far, welcome August. Two of my favourites working together, Matt Beringer of The National and Menomena’s Brent Knopf. “This record is more autobiographical than anything else I’ve written, but the details aren’t true,” “…It’s written in the voices of a few invented characters, composites of different people—myself, my wife, and other people […]

Nellie’s bonus blog, CANADA DAY EDITION

July 1st, 2015 at 4:29pm by:

The bonus blog falls on everyone’s most patriotic day, OH CANADA BABY! This edition is all things Canada. Indie 88 has your ridiculously Canadian songs covered, here’s a taste. For more greats click the here. A song about simpler times growing up in Northern Ontario sung by an absolute Canadian icon.   Lewis Hong Chow: […]

Emergency Festival all the gory details.

June 26th, 2015 at 10:12pm by

This summer will see many popular Downtown Sault Ste Marie events put on hold. The Emergency Music and Arts festival is being organized to help fill this gap in summertime entertainment. The one-day festival will include popular Canadian acts,  the Sunparlour Players and Poor Young Things as well as local rockers, The Pixo Control. On […]

Ramblings of Boudz : Chapter 8 ( Casual Lunges)

June 12th, 2015 at 4:14am by:

Dating is always an uncomfortable, exciting and awkward adventure. I do not claim to know anything about it , however these are a few tricks of the trade I have learned firsthand or witnessed while spying from behind the bar. 1) If you come into the bar and order a single malt islay and she […]

Nellie’s Bonus Blog June

June 1st, 2015 at 7:49pm by

I’ve decided I want to share random things I like on the first of every month. Mostly just bits I enjoy and typically share to Facebook, but the blog needs the love too. Mary Ellen Mark Was a Master of the Unexpected Amanda and her cousin Amy. Mary Ellen Mark 1990. Documentary photographer, known for […]

Emergency Fest Needs Your Help!

May 27th, 2015 at 10:53pm by:

Something great is happening and it’s an Emergency. Not the bad type of emergency, it’s something born out of the fear of nothing happening. Emergency year 1… In the summer of 2014 Sault Ste. Marie saw a few major summer events come to an end because of lack of funding, seeing it as an opportunity […]

Ramblings of Boudz : Chapter 7

May 14th, 2015 at 5:17am by

1) Controversial topic : is there any correlation between being vegetarian and promiscuous ? I’m not saying there is , I’m just saying I’ve yet to meet a vegetarian who’s not up for a good time. Discuss. 2) The nights that lead in to mornings are what I’m most grateful for. The shared giggles and […]

Beer Here

April 30th, 2015 at 6:09pm by:

Something really awesome happened last weekend. For some people the third weekend in April is like Christmas. That weekend was SSM Festival of Beer. With 24 breweries and over 90 types of beer to choose from, this years fest was the biggest yet. Year 4 “The Prefill” brought its “A” game. The suds for the […]

The Ramblings of Boudz : Chapter 6

April 30th, 2015 at 4:53am by

1)  ” You are the ‘White-out’ on a Post-it. Full of optimism and chance.” Thank you Drew Beaumont. That is an extremely odd compliment that I, 100% enjoy. You my friend are like the springtime in 2015, rarely seen , but always welcome ! 2) Fun Fact : Every girl you know has some sort of […]

The Ramblings of Boudz : Patrick Casey

April 25th, 2015 at 7:31am by:

I had the privilege of calling myself friend to a great man. These are some of my favourite things about the inventor of “The Smashlov”. 1) The man would devastate a CBP ( Chicken Ball Poutine) in a matter of minutes and without skipping a beat would order a number 2 combo explaining that even […]

Crisp Sounds

March 18th, 2015 at 2:34pm by

Local arts and culture group Ears and Eyes continue their Vinyl Listening Parties this month, for the first time at Loplops Lounge. That’s right people, you can now have a beer while listening to your choice of record! These parties aim to bring people together for the sole purpose of sharing music, specifically on vinyl. […]

Febrewary, yeah, yeah, yeah it’s cold.

March 2nd, 2015 at 2:04am by:

I recently had the pleasure of attending Sudbury’s first ever Northern Ontario Microbrew Festival, organized by Stack Brewing . Held at The Grand, Sudbury’s infamous nightclub, this event featured some of Ontario’s best “up and coming” brews. Music and food were part of the good times, with education sessions, and a home brew competition to boot. […]

The Ramblings of Boudz : Chapter 5

February 19th, 2015 at 4:28am by

I have been MIA for the past month . I wish I could tell you it was for exciting ridiculous reasons of taking off on adventures to exotic lands with handsome strangers . However it was mainly because my laptop cord was a pile and I delayed replacing it . I am back. You’re stuck […]

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