It’s hard to imagine Thunder Bay without our live music scene. From symphonies to punk rock performances, almost every weekend sees some musical event happening somewhere in the city. Many of these events are made possible by the Boreal Ultimate Music Society – or BUMS, as they like to call themselves. “We are a collective of predominantly local live music enthusiasts who love to support our home-grown musical talent. We provide a proper ‘Fair Pay for Live Play’ pay level for upcoming and established talented musicians.” In just a short period of time, BUMS have worked with over 150 local bands and musicians in a variety of genres.  Read more about the work that BUMS does for our local community on page 74 of the May issue. Story by Jimmy Wiggins.