Tuesday, June 10, 2008


This festival is overwhelming my life right now. There are so many shows and venues to choose from, and every night out has to be planned carefully around location, talent and proximity to a McDonald's. Plus, like any such festival with wristband admission, you run the risk of not getting in, remaining stuck outside listening to the droning echoes of what could have been the best show of your life. Whatever, at least there’s no snow this time, although these thunderstorms are promising. (PS have you guys been following the stories about all the crazy tornadoes?)

Here are my picks:

Thursday, June 12th
The Horseshoe only, because I work at 8:30am on Friday. Aaand because the bands are sweet.

9pm – The Coast

10pm – The West Secret

11pm – Small Sins

12am – Money Mark

1am – Flash Lightnin

Friday, June 13th

Drake Hotel

9pm – Ruby Coast

10pm – Winter Gloves (or Great Lake Swimmers at the Reverb)

11pm – probable McDonald’s break

Cameron House

12am – Orillia Opry (or EVAN DANDO at the Horseshoe)


1am – Opopo

Drake Hotel

2am – Jokers of the Scene (Ottawa’s very own)

Saturday, June 14th

Silver Dollar

11pm – Elfin Saddle


12am – The High Dials

1am – We Are Wolves (or The D’Urbervilles at the Horseshoe, if time allows)

That’s all I’ve got so far. You can find the lineup here. And feel free to make recommendations!

1 comment:

adam. said...

here's my schedule:

thursday (all at the supermarket)
9pm - the hots
10pm - cancel winter
11pm-amos the transparent

9pm - ted leo and the pharmacists (yonge/dundas square)
10pm - casey baker & the buffalo sinners (el mocambo)
11pm - moneen (el mocambo)
12am - fox jaws (rivoli)

11pm - foxfire (reverb)
12am - muchos backflips! (bovine)
1am - we are wolves (el mocambo)
2am - the oholics (silver dollar room)
3am - the schomberg fair (silver dollar room)

9pm - officially unofficial nxne afterparty with dinosaur bones and others (rancho relaxo)

hopefully i'll get to see you at we are wolves and you should totally come join in the fun afterwards at the silver dollar with the oholics and schomberg.