I think I answered that question with my second short paragraph.
BC basically has 2 major festivals, Shambhala and the fledgling Live at Squamish festival. Neither of which draw a huge number of indie bands. One of them is almost entirely EDM for 3 days and the other just doesn't seem to pull in many big names at all. (OK they got Weezer this year)
Alberta has Sled Island which seems to focus on the straight up radio rock.
In short, Canadian Indie Kids go to the nearest Indie Festival.
Post by HecticDialectic on Jun 5, 2011 16:29:56 GMT -5
I definitely wouldn't describe sled island as focusing on Radio Rock. And maybe don't say that too loudly on here, as Quartermass (even though he isn't on here anymore) is one of the head hanchos of sled island.
Post by HecticDialectic on Jun 5, 2011 17:03:35 GMT -5
Yeah sled island is basically all indie stuff- and it is dispersed around venues in Calgary- it's actually a pretty neat little festival if you're a real scenester. I however am not- so I'll probably only see a couple of shows at it.
Quartermass is indeed alive and kicking- running a small record label, organizing music stuff, and playing in 2 or 3 bands that get a reasonable amount of coverage over here in the indie scene- he's kinda the kind of southern alberta.
My friend and I saw a meteor when I was walking back to the campground, Friday night, after the concerts. There was a guy in premier camping that was looking over the fence and said, "AM I THE ONLY ONE SEEING THIS?!", and I tried to answer him but he had jumped down and I couldnt see him anymore. I asked almost everyone I met and no one had seen it. People were trying to tell us that it was a paper lantern, I was not that fucked up people! It was a meteor. I swear. Did anyone see it?? ANYONE?
I know I saw the paper lanterns -- which wasn't actually confirmed until I read it on here since the people I was with at the time all said I was just very high -- but I didn't see any meteors or shooting stars.
I actually congratulate HG on getting my friend & I confused. You must have been having an AWESOME night because that's really hard to do.
What I remember is a gaggle of sloppy girls complaining about EVERYTHING their minds could conjure being babysat by Miss Coley, who was clearly the only one of you who had her shit together. If my ability to distinguish between faded twenty year old girls that I'm meeting for the first time isn't what it used to be, then I consider that a point of pride. Anyway, I was perfectly sober by that point. Ol' Switchy was the one who was being ridiculous.