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Kazoo! Fest 2018: Saturday Preview

Here we go. Hope you saved some energy because today is going to be a big one.

Photo by Vanessa Tignanelli

Kick things off right at the Kazoo! Print Expo, co-presented by Wyndham Art Supplies and The Dragon, where you can pick up some prints from your favourite artists. This will be taking place at Mitchell Hall from 11am to 4pm, which is great because you’ll be right by Kazoo! HQ (127 Woolwich Street) so you can check out the synth hang at 10:30am followed by a very special artist talk with Beverly Glenn-Copeland at 1pm.

Over at Guelph Music, you can catch Guelph’s Hang-Tenner’s, Danny Don’t Surf, and those fine garage cats known as Tough Age (surprise!). This one kicks off at 1:30pm.

At 4pm, you can get cozy at the Red Brick Cafe with a coffee and the dreamy tunes of Innes Wilson followed by the awesomeness that Dorothea Paas brings. After this, you’ll probably have time to run over to Outpost Vintage for an art reception for Kendra Yee & JG’s Velvet 2000 where JG will also be spinning some tunes along with a DJ set from Korea Town Acid from 4pm to 6pm.

Now is your chance to power nap, grab a bite with those friends you met at the Faith Healer show, chill on your couch and tone out to that Joseph Shabason LP you picked up last night or maybe just come by Kazoo! HQ to hang out for a bit. You do you.

OK, let’s continue.

With our friends at Sappyfest and CFRU 93.3 FM, we are unbelievably thrilled to present Beverly Glenn-Copeland & Indigo Rising (featuring Jeremy Costello, Nick Dourado, Bianca Palmer, Kurt Inder and Thom Gill) with a special acoustic set from Kazoo! favorite WHOOP-Szo, at Dublin Street United Church. WHOOP-Szo, who are fresh off a tour of Mexico, will kick things off at 8pm sharp. Advance tickets and festival passes will get you into this one – but you can also pay at the door!

Longtime Kazoo! supporters, The Cornerstone, will be hosting a super chill show stacked with an artist that monopolizes much of our stereo time, L CON, alongside the sweetness that Montreal’s James Irwin has to offer – that fires up at 9pm!

Photo by Lisette Markiewicz

Meanwhile, over at the ANAF, our buds from Wavelength in Toronto are co-presenting a banger featuring one of the festival’s most anticipated sets from Luge, the return of Hammer city hereoes Pucumber Sasssquash Family Band and WLMRT, a great band from Toronto we’ve wanted ever since we first heard them. And, hey, if that’s not sweet enough, Guelph supreme champs Bonnie Trash are there to close out the night. Music at 10!

Maybe you’re looking for something a bit more ethereal? If that’s the case, might we suggest heading over to 10C at 10pm for the mad genius that is Guelph’s Evan Gordon’s Funhouse (FKA SHED), Nova Scotia’s mezmerizing Special Costello, the exploratory expansive soundscapes of Constellation Record’s Joni Void and the riches of Baby Cages? You certainly can’t go wrong there.

Meanwhile, those golden kids over at Place 4 Bands are helping throw the party of the festival at eBar with music from Kazoo! HQ top pick, Toronto’s Matthew Progress, the always-better-than-last-time-but-were-amazing-since-we-first-saw-them Doomsquad, Daniel Woodhead’s brilliant Moon King and the captivating beats of Korea Town Acid (!!!). Music starts just after 10, party goes lateeee.

There’s lots – but we feel confident in saying anywhere you go, you will have a great time. So down your coffee, highlight your schedules and hit the town.

Go see a favourite, go see something new.