Published Apr 01, 2014Calgary's growing list of music festivals was treated to some action in the pit last year with the first-ever Garbage Daze festival. Thankfully, the event was successful enough that the organizers have planned a follow-up event.
Called Garbage Daze II: The Return, the three-day fest is a bigger, better version of the initial festival, featuring hardcore, punk and post-punk bands from all over North America.
Notable acts include New York punks Crazy Spirit, Boston hardcore champs the Rival Mob, street punk/vintage hardcore dabblers No Problem, post-punk group Spectres and straight-edge hardcore greats Keep It Clear. After successful shows in 2013, Montreal's Omegas and Vancouver's Vacant State will also both make encore appearances.
Calgary's own hardcore/punk scene is represented well with spots from Skin Colour, Glitter, the Chain, Exotic Functions, Sperm, PMMA and Putos.
The fest's lineup is rounded out by appearances from Absolut, Thee Nodes, Pura Mania, Mongoloid, Slurs, Strangled, Systematik, Koszmar, Traumatized, True Identity, Dead Weight, Out of Sight, Tremor, Sojourner, Mueco, Wet, Snob, Rhythm of Cruelty, Infidel and Passion Slaves.
Garbage Daze II runs from May 2 to 4 with shows at the National Music Centre, the #1 Legion and Vern's Tavern. Tickets are available now here.