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Kazoo! Fest 2017: Thursday Preview

Well, what a night that was. If you were able to get out on Wednesday, we’re sure you had your wig flipped at the Present Rituals Opening and screenings of Bight of the Twin and Heavenly Sin, were blown away by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Luyos MC, and sang until your heart hurt with Richard Laviolette and Klarka Weinwurm. There’s even more amazing stuff in store for today.

After you’ve recovered mentally and physically from opening night, go on down to The Cornerstone at 2:30 for a very special pop-up performance we’re calling the You’ve Changed Revue, featuring the phenomenal talents Ian Kehoe, The Weather Station, Steve Lambke, and Richard Laviolette. Then you’ll have a bit of downtime before The Guelph Night Market starts at 7PM at Mitchell Hall at St. George’s Church. The Night Market is the biggest one yet, so make sure you get there with enough time to grab a snack and a Kazoo! Brew and check out tons of vendors selling vintage clothes, handmade wares, food, and much more.

Right up the street from the Night Market at Kazoo! HQ is the presentation of the debut presentation of the 2017 Kazoo! Fest/Ed Video Look Hear Micro-grant project: FEED, a study of the modern film form and its effects on the spectator. Opening for FEED at 8:15 is Brigitte Bardon’ts Infinite Poolside presents: The Karen Carpenter Story featuring Hexzuul.

Now things get even trickier as you have to make a tough decision between two amazing shows (or mix and match, or run really fast back and forth to see everything you can). At eBar, we have the amazing U.S. Girls, who is performing as an 8-piece band, with visuals by filmmaker extraordinaire Emily Pelstring. Opening this show is Guelph’s Sweethearts, Cold on Pluto, and Toronto via Somalian, OBUXUM. At the ANAF, we have a stacked rock show co-presented by our buds Place For Bands, featuring Guelph’s instrumental shredders Baby Labour, followed by everyone’s favorite post-punk barnburners and ex-pats from Victoria, Fountain, with the perfect post-grunge pop of Casper Skulls closing out the night.

After that, it’s up to you, but we would suggest getting some sleep so you have energy for an even more packed Friday.