Category: Festivals

Matt Mays

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 (photo essay)

Tim Horton’s Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2018 was recently held in the Nation’s capital. Having been in existence for a quarter century, the Festival has cultivated quite a following, drawing 200 teams from across North America. The sporting event hosts races in competitive, corporate, and community categories, and the Foundation raises funds to support local charitable organizations. The event is family […]

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Steel Panther

Montebello Rockfest 2018 Part 2 (photo essay)

 The weather for the final day of Rockfest was perfect, possibly even a little too hot in the afternoon. Concert-goers enjoyed the cooling spray of the fire hose at the day’s most oppressive moments to keep from overheating. The bands on offer for Saturday covered many metal and punk sub-genres as well as a double dose of alternative rock […]

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Godsmack

Montebello Rockfest 2018 Part 1 (photo essay)

The 2018 edition of Montebello Rockfest again hosted an eclectic mix of rock music ranging from comedy rock to thrash metal, somehow taking all these disparate sub-genres and turning it into one gigantic party. The Thursday night crowd had to deal with inclement weather, but when I was able to attend on Friday the weather had turned pleasant. My day started […]

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Preview of Montebello Rockfest 2018

Preview of Montebello Rockfest 2018

Once again, Montebello, Quebec will be hosting one of Canada’s largest rock festivals. A town with a population barely over a thousand somehow manages to host a crowd that is estimated at around 200,000. Rockfest has a well-earned reputation for bringing in many of the world leading Metal and Punk bands, often scoring artists that aren’t even playing other festivals. In […]

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Sloan

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Toronto’s massive Canadian Music Week festival has wrapped up for another year. If you took in all it had to offer, you’re likely still catching up on your sleep. With 35 venues and over 600 artists, choices for how to spend an evening were almost endless. Our Part II of Canadian Music Week is a photographic revisiting of some of […]

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Matt and Kim

Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the annual Spring festival held in Toronto, has come to a close for 2018. With over 600 artists in over 35 venues, you’re likely still reeling from the fun (we are!). The options were expansive for each evening, but with a bit of bar hopping and pre-planning, you could see a ton of talent. Our Part I […]

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Fortress Festival 2018 Review

Fortress Festival 2018 Review

Fortress Fest 2018 returned to Fort Worth’s cultural district last weekend, building upon and developing its previous year’s performance. Re-mapping of the festival grounds was the most noticeable improvement. Last year, the two stages were too far apart, forcing concertgoers to make a tedious back and forth walk from Will Rogers to the Modern Art Museum. The festival this year […]

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Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 2 of 2

Canadian Music Week, the week long festival featuring music, comedy, film, along with both trade/award shows and a conference, is almost here! Now in its 36th year, May 7th through 13th will see Toronto ablaze with musical fire! Held in about 35 venues in downtown, venture out to see some of the home grown and international talent. Grab a bracelet, check […]

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Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Preview of Canadian Music Week 2018 – Part 1 of 2

Spring has been a long time coming, so we’re all due for some excitement to shake away the Winter woes. With that in mind, consider taking in Canadian Music Week. CMW is a festival intent on entertaining, educating, and featuring music, comedy, and film, and along with both trade/award shows and a conference. Now in its 36th year, the week-long festival […]

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Fortress Fest 2018 Preview

Fortress Fest 2018 Preview

Fort Worth is known for its deep country roots. Cowboys roam the historic stockyards, tourist ride the mechanical bull at the legendary honky-tonk venue Billy Bobs while the locals line dance, and in the past, the city was one of the primary filming locations for Walker Texas Ranger (can’t get more country than that). But there has been a steady […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – mallrat

SXSW 2018 Memories – mallrat

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from mallrat. The project of Grace Shaw and the self-proclaimed “Hannah Montana of […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – SYML

SXSW 2018 Memories – SYML

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from SYML. The project of Seattle-based Brian Fennell, SYML, which means “simple” in […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Riley Moore

SXSW 2018 Memories – Riley Moore

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Riley Moore. The Nashville native’s bio is something else. He lives on […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Alice Ivy

SXSW 2018 Memories – Alice Ivy

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Alice Ivy. The Melbourne-based electronic producer released her debut album, ‘I’m Dreaming’, […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Flint Eastwood

SXSW 2018 Memories – Flint Eastwood

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Flint Eastwood. Jax Anderson, who is the mastermind behind Flint Eastwood, is […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Rosemary & Garlic

SXSW 2018 Memories – Rosemary & Garlic

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Rosemary & Garlic. The project of Netherlands-based Anne van den Hoogen and Dolf […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Mimicking Birds

SXSW 2018 Memories – Mimicking Birds

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Mimicking Birds. The Portland-based were one of our Favorite Hidden Gems of […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Whitney Fenimore

SXSW 2018 Memories – Whitney Fenimore

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Whitney Fenimore. If you recognize Ms. Fenimore’s name, then you must know […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Lola Marsh

SXSW 2018 Memories – Lola Marsh

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Lola Marsh. Based out of Tel Aviv, Israel and founded by Gil […]

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SXSW 2018 Memories – Freedom Fry

SXSW 2018 Memories – Freedom Fry

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Freedom Fry. The project of Marie Seyrat and Bruce Driscoll has been […]

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