Brief preview and stock photography by Rodney Gitzel
The latest issues of Terminal City include festival schedules, and if you're in town for Music West, you won't be able to miss the Music Waste posters which I would expect to be found everywhere, so check them out. There are (so far) over 100 bands spread over about a dozen venues across the city (mostly downtown), and all shows are cheap if not free!! Sorry, Music West wristbands not honoured here.
Picking the shows to hit is a little tougher at this festival. Personally, I have never even heard of most of the bands. But, hey, that's part of the fun, and you can always move onto the next show. Recommendations? Fellow former-Edmontonians The Loved One are still cranking out pretty wicked shows; Siobhan Duvall, formerly of a favourite (dead) Vancouver band, the Bombshells, is now fronting Fon Fon; also of note are Zolty Cracker, The Insipids, Terror of Tiny Town, knockdownginger, Coal, and the Beauticians. But why are you taking my word for it? Get out and find the good bands yourself!!!
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