Posted tagged ‘SOS Fest’

After the Goldrush, the August Arrival

2010/10/27

Before you read any further go look at a globe. First, lock your eyes on the world’s belt, the equator. Now, look up – waaaayyy up. Past Drugwarland. Past Canada’s Bow-tie and into America’s Hat. Keep going up – a little left…wait…no, don’t go all the way into Alaska…you don’t have the eyesight necessary to see the Russians coming…ok stop! Look around, you should be in the Yukon, in or near the city of Whitehorse.

If you aren’t in Whitehorse, sorry I think you’re lost – but don’t worry cause somebody should find you before the abominable snowman does. If you are in Whitehorse, you’re in luck because the place seems to have quite the thriving music milieu. I sat down in Internetland with members of the band the August Arrival to find out more about the music, people, and of course the weather in the Great White North.

The story of the August Arrival began in the usual, normal way bands get together: In a tent.  

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The Short-Long-Short on the Sounds of Old Strathcona Festival!

2010/07/06

Anyone in Alberta not coaching a swim meet in Wainwright this weekend should be in Edmonton.

Why? Well other than it’s nice there this time of year and people care a little less about millionaires skating around on ice than usual, there’s a great music festival happening called Sounds of Old Strathcona, or SOS Fest. It’s pretty much the best thing happening in the world since whenever the last time something really great and special happened.

Musicians will be taking over the pubs, restaurants, parks and anywhere else they can fit all around Old Strathcona from 9-11 July. Over 140 performers are slated to play in more than 21 venues.  

Link to SOS Fest website

One big highlight of the festival will be the PEOPLE POWERED PARTY hosted by Music is a Weapon and United Cycle. There will be music from bands like the Frank. These bands will be on a stage. This stage will be run by people riding bicycles.

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