Kazoo! Fest Preview – Friday April 11th
Friday night holds three hot tickets and if you play your cards right, you’ll cash in on loads of amazing music!
Early on in the evening, folks will gather at Dublin St. United Church to sashay down the aisle and tuck themselves into pews, shoulder to shoulder, where they will await the treat that follows. Guelph’s own Bry Webb, joined by Rich Burnett, will start the night off with a sure-to-be amazing and special set, performing material off Bry’s forthcoming album, Free Will. Dan Bejar of Destroyer will comprise the second half of the show, appearing at this year’s festival to give a rare and intimate solo performance. This event will certainly be romantic, magical and not easily-forgotten, and should wrap up in time for you to pop downtown and catch what’s up next.
Things get cooking at the eBar at 10 PM with a stacked four-band bill featuring the trippy projection installation, Crystal Clouds by Fezz Stenton. Opening the show are Guelph’s own eclectic cats of cool Adverteyes, followed by local improvised afrobeat troop Manatee. Petra Glynt — musical project of Alexandra Mackenzie, whose Promised Land exhibition dazzled crowds at Ed Video Wednesday night — will then grace the stage with her far-out aesthetic and operatic voice. This fabulous bill closes with the smooth and sultry sounds of Toronto’s DIANA.
You can always count on Jimmy Jazz shows to go late, and this one is no exception. Set to commence at 11PM, this show will fire up with Watershed Hour, a heavy, riveting, and loud two-piece from Peterborough. Start Something will follow and this friendly team of noisy rockers will surely knock your socks off. Finally, Solids, joining us for their Guelph debut, will take us late into the night with their fast-paced grunge pop. Now, remember to drink some water and get to bed before sunrise so you don’t sleep though Saturday’s Kazoo! Print Expo!