Kazoo! Fest 2016: Saturday Preview

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Hope you had a good sleep! Today has lots in store…

First off, Ryan Cassidy unveils his upgraded Trinkletron 6750 at the Guelph Farmer’s Market while our friends at The Dragon, Wyndham Art Supplies and Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition are helping us co-present the annual (and always a favorite) Kazoo! Print Expo at Central Public School.

Starting at 2pm, we have not only one, but THREE amazing openings — a great Walter Scott exhibition happening at Capacity 3, a series at the Boarding House Arts gallery by Gregory Pepper and “Detective Vanilla” by Jesi the Younger at Renann Isaacs Art Gallery. Huge thanks to Scott and Ed Video for helping to make these (and lots of other stuff) happen.

Then there are two rad afternoon shows in two rad place; local heroes MadadaM and Cold on Pluto are playing at Take Time Vintage and LUKA and Merganzer will be serenading hearts at Red Brick Cafe. Meanwhile, we are thrilled to present a very special Capacitance at Movement 42 featuring Kid Millions, Bry Webb, Leanne Dyer and Katie Ward. This is the stuff dreams are made of, cronies.

Then there’s a film screening down at St. George’s Square on the Golden Bus of Brother Frank (by Iris Fraser) and Bugs (by Life of a Craphead) while those over at Heritage Hall will see a very sepcial show featuring Juno-nominated cellist Cris Derksen and Toronto’s ambient queen, ANAMAI with visuals by Brandon Dalmer.

Silence will see ZONES, with their recently release album, After Image, and the TITANS (TOTAL TITANS) of experimental, weirdo noise the Kid Millions and Jim Sauter Duo (co-presented with International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation) with visuals by Vanessa Rieger.

The Cornerstone will be happening with two local treats, Surfing on Acid and Bonnie Trash.

To round the night off, we have some great great stuff. We’re excited to partner with The Making Box on Tour Stories — a night of improvisation event where a dancer, a promoter and a musician tell stories of life on the road — that are then acted out by the Making Box Brigade. Our friends at Wavelength are presenting Montreal’s mathy genius’ Dories, Toronto producer extraordinaire, New Chance, London’s dream synth West Nile and Toronto’s hot dog of the garage scene, Kurt Marble. Meanwhile, in the coolest venue of the festival, TNT Boxing Academy, have you face melted by New York’s Yonatan Gat, Missauga-via-Bristol’s insanely good Keita Juma, Halifax dream team Mauno and Guelph’s best kept secret, Prison Break, with DJ Rage Cage + visuals by Karl Skene!

Oh. Man.

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