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.
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
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
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 ❤️
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Thanks to photographer Sean McCabe for capturing these moments.
You did it!
You’ve made it to the end of Kazoo! Fest, and if you’re up and reading this, it means that you’ve still got enough in you for the Pancake Breakfast, whatta champ!
Head on over to Boarding House Arts at 10 AM (early birds get a special pin to show what a trooper they are!) for a morning of great food, great buds, great tunes, and lots of coffee. Co-presented by Riverfest Elora, it’ll be a morning of entrancing and meditative tunes by Joyful Joyful, Lee Watson, and Hymns57, as well as a co-presentation by Ed Video in the Capacity 3 Gallery: YKMSNTR – an animation by Ken Ogawa with a soundtrack by Clara Venice. It’ll be the perfect, dreamy outro for what has hopefully been a perfect, dreamy five days. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a good time, but stellar company makes it a little easier.
The weather isn’t ideal but we’re keeping an eye on the situation and planning to move ahead with all Kazoo! Fest events as scheduled.
Please check back here or on our social media feeds for updates on any changes to planned events.
If you are out driving or walking, please be careful. Thanks and ❤ Kazoo!