Published Apr 04, 2008Its that time of year again when Vancouvers Music Waste festival gets its ball rolling. The citys snarky answer to New Music West will take place this year from June 5 to 8 and has started to take band submissions. And if this years event is anything like the past ones, big-name, big-cred need not apply to potential festival players, just good, honest tunes, often with some nice creativity and innovation attached.
For those unfamiliar with the event, which takes place at a variety of venues throughout the downtowns eastside, Music Waste originally started in 1994 when several Vancouver acts protested against the entry fees New Music West forced upon bands to participate, and basically said, "Fuck this. We are starting our own festival. It has since become an annual draw for those who appreciate left-of-centre sounds and reasonable festival prices, with last years passes going for a mere $15 (or no more than $5 per event). In previous years, festival acts have included Secret Mommy, the Battles, Bison and the Choir Practice, among others.
To apply to be part of the Only-organised Music Waste 2008 email [email protected] with your contact info and a link to your music. Also, type "Submission - Music Waste 2008 in the header. The festival is on the look out for volunteers as well, asking applicants to send their info to the same email above.
The deadline for submissions is April 25. And who knows? Maybe you will get your chance to be in this years infamous, sarcasm-loaded Music Waste festival guide or get to be photographed with a cute, cuddly cat in your arms.