For those of you not in the Toronto-area this summer, I feel bad for you. Okay, I’m just kidding. But in all honesty, those not able to swing a weekend getaway to the ALL CAPS Island festival are missing out. Lucky for you I will be there all weekend, tweeting from@radiolaurier and @hilbarr, keeping you up to date on all the latest happenings.
Keep reading for everything you need to know about #ALLCAPS. If all this gets your mind and ears watering, pick up some last minute ticketshere!
What: So what is ALL CAPS you ask? It’s an annual music & art festival hosted by Wavelength, Toronto’s longest-running underground music forum (read more about themhere!). This weekend will be the FINAL chance to camp on the island, jam out to sweet music, discover some art, and have a big ol’ adventure with friends.
Where: Toronto Island’s Artscape Gibraltar Point (check out this handy dandy map).
When: Sat August 10 – Sun August 11, Gates 2:00pm each day.
Who: (taken from the ALL CAPS website)
THE BLOW (Brooklyn NY / Khaela Maricich’s electro-pop-meets-performance-art project / set to release their first album in 6 years!) – 9:00
Hooded Fang (Toronto ON / Daps Records’ beloved surf-pop-garage massive / touring the world in support of Gravez) – 8:00
biZzarh (Toronto ON / teenage female hip-hop duo / underground buzz + future stars / championed by Ben Cook of Fucked Up & Yacht Club) – 7:00
Shotgun Jimmie (Brandon MB / classic indie-rock love poetry / Polaris long-list robbery? / one-man-band goes full band on tour!) – 6:00
Beekeeper (Vancouver BC / delightfully spazzy “indie post-pop power trio”) – 5:15
ev ree wuhn (Toronto ON / fractured electro soul from the Flying Lotus school) – 4:30
Most People (Toronto ON / pastoral electronic pop built for the Island life / Wavelength 2013 Artist Incubator participant) – 3:45
Unfinished Business (Toronto ON / pre-teen all-girl punk rockouts!) – 3:00
RICH AUCOIN (Halifax NS / ecstatic, participatory one-man dance party! / Winner of the inaugural 2012 Prizm Prize for “Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E.”) – 9:00
catl. (Toronto ON / the west end’s favourite rowdy juke-joint blues-punk duo – co-presented by Mudtown Music & Arts Festival) – 8:00
Beliefs (Toronto ON / Hand Drawn Dracula / heavy droney shoegaze guitar rock) – 7:00
Magneta Lane (Toronto ON / feisty femme-rock trio is back with a new EP, Witchrock) – 6:15
Elfin Saddle (Montreal QC / Constellation Records / experimental world folk trio) – 5:15
Eons (Toronto ON / members of Bruce Peninsula & Poor Pilgrim Island Show founders play quiet songs) – 4:30
Pachamama (Toronto ON / drums and chants from Petra Glynt’s Alex MacKenzie + Not the Wind, Not the Flag’s Brandon Valdivia) – 3:45
Watershed Hour (Whitby, ON / ‘90s indie punk played by women born in the ‘90s – co-presented by Mudtown Music & Arts Festival) – 3:00
Visual/Media/Performance/Installation Art by: Basil AlZeri, Patrick Beh, Benjamin Edelberg, Jemma Egan, Mohammad Rezaei, Joleen Toner – Curated & Organized by: Vanessa Rieger & Jessica Vallentin with Whippersnapper Gallery