Published Oct 19, 2012Back in September, Toronto hardcore experimentalists Fucked Up announced plans to launch a series of events throughout the upcoming snowy season called the "Long Winter Program," which would combine live band performances with literary readings and art exhibits. While we already knew the first instalment would take place November 9 at Hogtown's Great Hall, the band have now let loose the details of the evening.
A newly launched website for the event confirms that the Exclaim!-sponsored event gets underway around 8 p.m., and will feature a sliding-scale "pay what you want" cover charge. The music component will feature, naturally, Fucked Up, as well as Diana, Wyrd Visions verses Black Walls, Unfinished Business, Onno, Cell Memory and Castle If, and Pudu Feck.
There will also be readings from Toronto authors Spencer Gordon and Helen Guri, as well as selected art works from Melissa Fisher, Alison Creba and Jonathan Carroll, Ars Mechanica, Leah Wildman and Dylan Reibling, plus from the Fucked Up Interns. Exclaim! will also be on hand to show off some of the many illustrations that have appeared in the magazine over the last 20 years.
On top of all that, we're not exactly sure what's going on here, but this Craigslist ad looks mighty interesting. May we be seeing an army of Damians?
"What we're planning is a kind of event we've never really been a part of, where lots of people from different communities all come together under one roof — different artists, lecturers, videographers, dancers, comedians, performers from a whole spectrum," Fucked Up guitarist Mike Haliechuk previously told Exclaim! "The idea is to try and match up people who go to disparate events in Toronto but don't really have the chance to meet up and be part of the same thing."
Details have yet been delivered for follow-up shows in December, January and February.