Way back in 2006, two Toronto musicians, Wolfgang Nessel and Matthew "Doc Dunn, dreamed of throwing a music festival in Toronto that celebrated experimental and freeform music. After careful planning and securing a venue in their local Tranzac club, the two put together Bummer in the Summer, a four-night, two-day indoor and outdoor showcase for the citys diverse and disparate underground scene, along with a few stragglers from outside of town. They also had a videographer on hand in Kevin Hainey, who captured it all on film, and just recently finished up a documentary with the footage.
According to the press release, Bummer in the Summer is a "125-minute journey thru sight n' sound featuring "21 riveting and unique performers all uniting in the tune of one exhilarating viewing n' listening experience. Some of the artists appearing in the film include Singing Saw Shadow, Laura Barrett, Oneida, Deep Dark United, Eric Chenaux, Muskox, Saffron Sect, and MV + EE + the Bummer Road, among many others.
The film is set to premiere in Toronto at the Innis Town Hall (University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave.) on August 23 at 9:00 p.m. and in Montreal on September 13 at 8:00 p.m. at the Lumenarium (927A Ave. du Mont-Royal E.).
For more information about Bummer in the Summer visit the official site at Bummerfilm.com or KevinHainey.net.