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Kazoo! Spoooktacular – Oct 26th & 27th

Kazoo! Spoooktacular
👻👻👻 October 26-27th 👻👻👻

Get ready for a spine shivering weekend with 3 spoooktacular shows featuring performances by Sandro Perri celebrating the release of his new album “In Another Life”, Guelph’s own Evan Gordon debuting his Carnival of Fear, as well as the return of some Kazoo! favourites including Persons, Corpusse, Bonnie Trash, Bile Sister, Isla Craig and more. We’ll also have live visuals and spooky environs from VIDEOMANCY, Brian Schirk, and Sloptech. Let’s get spoooked!

Friday Oct 26th @ ANAF (32 Gordon St)

Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band
Bonnie Trash
Corpusse
I Feel Sorry

Doors 9pm – 19+ – $10 Advance / $13 Door
Venue is Physically Accessible – No Hats!
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Saturday Oct 27th @ Heritage Hall (83 Essex St)

Sandro Perri
Isla Craig

Doors 7:30pm – All Ages – $12 Advance / $15 Door
Venue is not Physically Accessible (Stairs)
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Saturday Oct 27th @ eBar (41 Quebec St)

Evan Gordon’s Carnival of Fear
Persons
Bile Sister
+ DJ Noah 23 & Sensi Boy

Doors 9:30 – All Ages / LIC – $10 Advance / $13 Door
Venue is not Physically Accessible (Stairs)
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+ Live visuals & spooky environs from VIDEOMANCY, Brian Schirk, and Sloptech presented by Ed Video Media Arts Centre

Get your Spoooktacular Special Weekend Pass – $25 for all 3 shows

Sponsored and Supported by: Department of Canadian Heritage, The City of Guelph, Ontario Creates, Wellington Brewery, and Ed Video Media Arts Centre.

Pucumber Sasssquatch Family Band
A bunch of vintage sprouts fell into an enormous sauce and dissolved into a cacophony of riffs picante. Nobody was looking and the pizza oven barfed out a buffet of compost-math-punk dance party dementia. A bizarre seizure of frenetic flash fry smileicons lets a chakratic tickle-fest win in an armwrestle while the dishwasher breakdances on a giant electric fruit roll-up that’s on sale. Bake 25 mins and you’ve got the Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band.

Bonnie Trash
Guelph’s Bonnie Trash is a dark and moody art-pop trio led by Sara and Emma BV and rounded out by Chris Worden. Their debut EP, Ezzelini’s Dead, delves into the Italian folklore surrounding Ezzelino’s III da Romano, a medieval tyrant who purportedly ate his enemies and neighbouring peasants. Powerful, engaging, eerie — and one of Guelph’s best.

Corpusse
The Toronto/Montreal shock-opera legend has been shivering spines since the 80’s and we’re excited to bring this cult legend back to Guelph. Corpusse has been described as “a cross between spoken word and pro wrestling” and that pretty much hits the mark. Get ready to step in the enigmatic and disturbed reality of Corpusse.

I Feel Sorry
From the haunted house at 42 Jane St comes a brand new gang of ghouls. Spiked with punkin spice and flavours of Dinosaur Jr., Built to Spill, and the noisier side of grunge, Guelph’s I Feel Sorry will thrill, chill, and amaze.

Sandro Perri
Constellation Records’ Sandro Perri is a musician that truly warrants that annoying categorization of “undefinable.” Seamlessly merging elements of folk, jazz, art pop, rock, experimental, improv and much more, Sandro Perri is incredibly unique. This show will mark the release of ‘In Another Life’, his first new solo album since the acclaimed ‘Impossible Spaces’ from 2011.

Isla Craig
Isla Craig is a multi-dimensional vocalist and songwriter living and working in Toronto, ON. With pointed attention towards vocal delivery and melodic play, her music is underpinned by languid psyche blues rhythms and arrangements that tumble into trance states. She dropped one of our favorite records of the year (“The Becoming”) and is set to drop one of our favorite sets of the year, too.

Evan Gordon’s Carnival of Fear
Guelph’s haunted mastermind returns with a demonic new stage show. If you entered the Fun House at Kazoo! Fest last year, then you know Evan doesn’t do anything less than epic. — get ready for the Carnival of Fear!

PERSONS
PERSONS is a communal, primal force of glitter, glam and grit that creates high-energy, multi-media performances featuring dancers, video and live instrumentation.
The music hinges on obscene juxtapositions that pair lush samples with white noise, obscure vinyl melodies with unpalatable digital-age pop textures, danceable beats with rhythmic destabilization.

Bile Sister
Bile Sister is the powerful, experimental, avant-pop project dreamed-up by Julie Reich (Toronto) and now features Heloise Simone George in the live outfit along with a rotating cast of talented musician guests. Get ready for some chain-rattling, hard-hitting, dark synth pop.

DJ Noah23 & DJ Sensi Boy
Guelph’s dark demigods of Goth Trap, DJ Noah23 & Sensi Boy will be freaking the speakers all night, bringing the best in haunted hip hop, ghoulish goth, and everything in between.

Kazoo! Stage @ Lumen (Waterloo) – Sept 29th

Kazoo! have teamed up with Lumen to bring a genre-defying lineup of artists to Waterloo. As part of Lumen Festival, get ready for a lineup including avant-jazz, electro-experimentalism, post-punk, and instrumental hip hop. Unfurl your freak flag and let’s get weird in Waterloo!

Esther Grey (6pm)
Esther Grey, a band hailing from Guelph, dishes up garage-cooked spook-pop that oscillates between scrappy and ethereal. Performing now as a trio, they play the low notes and they play the high notes and they play the notes in between.

Eddyevvy (7pm)
Waterloo has birthed a monster. Originating in 2016 as a duo consisting of Micaela Loreto and Mitchell Hartung, EDDYEVVY has since fleshed out into a 4-piece with the addition of Jae Holdsworth and Eric Repke. Recalling early ‘90s bands like Slowdive, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, Eddyevvy plays music that thoughtfully blends the noisey with the melodic.

Isla Craig (8pm)
Isla Craig is a multi-dimensional vocalist and songwriter living and working in Toronto, ON. With pointed attention towards vocal delivery and melodic play, her music is underpinned by languid psyche blues rhythms and arrangements that tumble into trance states. In addition to her work as a solo artist, she is an active collaborator in the Toronto music scene, currently performing with Jennifer Castle, IC/JC/VC, and the Cosmic Range.

OBUXUM (9pm)
OBUXUM is a Toronto based Somali-Canadian producer and beat maker, whose lush and characteristic sound celebrates story telling. She has made her presence known with notable festival performances at Wavelength Festival, Kazoo! Fest, Electric Eclectics, and Venus Fest. NOW Magazine also recently included her in their list of Toronto electronic musicians to watch in 2018.

Dan Lee (of Phèdre) w/ MC Lil Gay (10pm)
Frequent collaborators Lee Paradise and Lil Gay (who both perform with Phèdre ) combine live hardware electronics with low bass-laden rhythmic vocals. Expect 140 bpm, continuous beats. Lil Gay raps.

Saturday September 29th @ Uptown Waterloo, ON
This event is free and open to the public. The outdoor venue will be physically accessible and open to people of all ages.

Kazoo! + P4B Present: Freak Heat Waves / Eddyevvy / Kristian North – Sept 5th @ ANAF

FREAK HEAT WAVES (Montreal/Victoria)
Stripped to a two piece, Freak Heat Waves has entered a woozy, psychedelic new world of downtuned post-punk. The band’s latest album, Beyond XXXL, sounds like warped kraut-rock or a screwed and chopped version of a Roadhouse band – it’s perfect for dancing while simultaneously getting your bean freaked.

EDDEVVY (Waterloo)
Waterloo has birthed a monster. Originating in 2016 as a duo consisting of Micaela Loreto and Mitchell Hartung, EDDYEVVY has since fleshed out into a 4-piece with the addition of Jae Holdsworth and Eric Repke. Recalling early ‘90s bands like Slowdive, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, Eddyevvy plays music that thoughtfully blends the noisey with the melodic. With a great EP called I’m Glad You Were Born to their name, this is a band to fall into.

KRISTIAN NORTH (Montreal/Victoria)
The frontperson for Victoria stoner grunge-punk masters, Babysitter, Kristian North has taken a trip to the weird world of ’80s rock, mixing together late era Dylan and Cohen with bouncing new wave guitars and screeching synths to create something that is poppy, fun, infectious, and confounding. Backed by a group of Montreal’s best rockers, this live show is not to be missed.

Wed Sept 5th @ ANAF (41 Quebec St)
19+ / Doors 9PM / $10 Cover
The ANAF is an accessible venue

Kazoo! & P4B Present: Jaunt / Property / Softside – June 15th @ Take Time


Place for Bands and Kazoo! Present…

Jaunt (Toronto, ON)
If you haven’t heard of Jaunt already you must be sleeping. This year Jaunt released their second EP, Cue, it exemplifies their diverse artistry in a succinct collection of songs. The music is friendly, articulate, and a special hue of melancholy fun.

Property (St. John’s, NL)
Property is a 3-piece angular-pop band based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In 2017 they recorded and released their debut record, Privacy. Their breezy, off-kilter approach, is refreshing and polished.

Softside (Guelph, ON)
Softside’s warped R&B sound is the work of Guelph’s own Ian Bain, who released the full length record, Luxury Lounge, earlier this year. Bain’s characteristic pop sensibility and brutally honest lyrics are backed up by a band composed of some of Guelph’s finest music makers, promising a powerful, nevertheless tender, performance

Friday June 15th @ Take Time Vintage (18 Wilson Street)
Doors 8pm – All Ages / LIC – $10

This space is physically accessible and has a gender-neutral restroom.

Poster by Emma Green

Thanks for another amazing Kazoo! Fest

Our hearts are full of love. Thanks to everyone who braved the ice and freezing rain… artists, volunteers, organizers, show-goers, sponsors, and all the wonderful people who support Kazoo! Fest in so many different ways. For so many reasons I don’t think anyone will forget this year ❤️

We want to hear from you! Tell us how we did in our Audience Survey and you could win a crony pass to Kazoo! Fest 2019!

Thanks to photographer Sean McCabe for capturing these moments.