Kazoo! Fest is back this spring to melt the winter freeze by shining some light on a line-up of Canada’s best independent music. The 7th annual festival will transform downtown Guelph into a hotbed of music and art for five action packed days.
From April 9th to 13th, the festival will showcase over 30 musical performances, visual art, multimedia art installations, the Kazoo! Print Expo, film screenings, and more. This year’s music line-up will feature artists from Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Vancouver and as far as the South-Western United States. We’re very excited to share our 2014 Music Line-up:
DESTROYER (solo) • HOODED FANG • DIANA • COUSINS • BRY WEBB • VAG HALEN • NIHILIST SPASM BAND • LEGATO VIPERS • SOLIDS • MICHAEL FEUERSTACK • Noah23 • BIBLICAL • JEF BARBARA • PETRA GLYNT • THE FURYS • SOUPCANS • POSTCOMMODITY • BLEET • ISLA CRAIG • WTCHS • EONS • KELLY MCMICHAEL & THE GLOSS • JESSY BELL SMITH • THE MEDICINE HAT • Vic NS • BIRD CITY • WHOOP-SZO • ADVERTEYES • START SOMETHING • WATERSHED HOUR • MANATEE • SHOPKEEPER • EDEN GROSSMAN
+ Kazoo! Print Expo (Saturday April 12th)
+ Look Hear micro-grant multimedia performance
+ Visual art, Multimedia, and films! (More details TBA)
Schedule, Festival Passes, Advance Tickets and further details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Thanks to our co-presenters:
Ed Video Media Arts Centre, Silence, Wavelength, Weird Canada, Musagetes, Festival of Moving Media, Fortnight Music, Kaleidoscope Music, Capacity 3 Gallery, PS Guelph.
Special thanks to our sponsors and supporters:
Wellington Brewery, City of Guelph, Downtown Guelph, The Bookshelf, Red Brick Café, The Dragon, Royal Cat Records, Red Tree Productions.
Illustration by Marc Bell
COACH LONGLEGS (St. John’s, Newfoundland)
Lovers unite. Quit your job, learn an instrument, make a band with your pals and jump in the blue 2007 Toyota Prius.
These are your best friends. This is your favorite band.
BLIMP ROCK (Toronto, Ontario / Lake Ontario / 401)
Blimp Rock is a musical marketing scheme created to generate hype and finance for Blimp Rock Live. They also hold the patent to of some of the catchiest, smartest songs around. They will be coming to us via the 401.
Poster by David Barclay
Toronto-based Ark Analog is an electro-pop duo made up of soul songstress Maylee Todd and Dan Werb, one half of acclaimed synth-punk duo Woodhands. After years of occasional collaboration, most notably on Woodhands’ singles Dancer and Dissembler, Ark Analog brings these two together, marrying fragile vocals with intense, brooding electro beats. Ark Analog is currently working in studio with Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys) on their debut Dirty Power EP, for release in winter 2013.
Karl Skene is equal parts city, country, analog, digital, hardware, software, beat, drone, noise and melody, He lives somewhere in Southern Ontario and his debut EP entitled The Sound Resounds was self-released on cassette in Fall 2013.
Poster by Averill Smith
Garage kings and queens that crawled out of the Sackville marshes, Kappa Chow are a five-head monster that will make you want to steal CDs from HMV, play drums standing up and start drinking the Sackville water.
CONSTRUCTION & DESTRUCTION
2-piece who play sublime music that ranges the spectrum of Art, Metal, Rock, Pop, Minimal, Garage, Experi… For the most apt descriptors, please go to here.
Poster by Justin Gordon
Kazoo! #172: Thursday November 21st
Presented by Fuerza/Puwersa & Kazoo!
This event is a fundraiser to support the Migrant Strike in Lindsay, ON #MigrantStrike
Across Canada migrants are jailed indefinitely without charge or trial forthcoming because Canada cannot deport them but will not release them. This means that many are locked up behind bars and separated from their families for years on end without an end in sight. Canada is a rogue nation going against international legal norms which restrict immigration detention to 90 days. Being jailed simply for the crime of being born somewhere else is unacceptable; indefinite detention is utterly unjustifiable.
Change.org – Harper: End indefinite immigration detention
No One Is Illegal