Another week, another festival. As long as I’ve been pecking away on gigs happening in our local haunts, I’ve never tapped as much about festivals as I have this summer. This weekend at Foufounes and Katacombes is a festival that is sure to delight the closet rocker and doom fan alike, while also putting the grease in a rockabilly’s pompadour.
“What’s this Johnson?! No festivals this week?” Not so fast, Dorothy. There is (kind of) a festival that doesn’t include homards: the international bike messenger festival flying under the banner of CMWC, which is open to the public, but there is really only one gig you may want to check out if you couldn’t give a toss about bicycles. Enjoy yer otherwise fest-free week and go out and support your local venues.
Alrighty, listen up you pudz. Festival season keeps on swinging with the long-running cousin to Coachella — Osheaga — making a splash over the weekend ahead. I will once again take a pass on this, as I have long been festival-phobic and being surrounded by passive music fans while tepid tunes bleat out of massive P.A. stacks gives me the hives.
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