Published May 09, 2008During the summer concert season, promoters hardly need a reason to collect an exciting batch of artists under a festival banner. The sunlight-plied public willingness to gather and engage in merrymaking is cause enough for most, but not for three of Toronto's premier independent labels and one of the city's most artist friendly venues.
Blocks Blocks Blocks Recording Company, Fuzzy Logic, and Out of this Spark along with venue the Tranzac have joined forces to present the Better Reasons Festival, "a celebration of music, art and independent culture." The festival runs from June 12 to 14 with each label curating a night of music. All proceeds from the event will be donated to Sketch, a Toronto based organisation that "creates art making opportunities for young people who live street-involved and homeless or who are considered to be at risk," according to a description on the Sketch website.
The Tranzac, located at 292 Brunswick Avenue in Toronto, will be home to all three nights of concerts and will be exhibiting art work by youth from the Sketch program. Admission is pay what you can, so don't be shy with those double digit bills if you can afford to support a good cause.
Thursday June 12, Out of this Spark presents
Forest City Lovers
Doors at 8:00 p.m.
Friday June 13, Fuzzy Logic Recordings presents
Prairie Cat (backed by the Bicycles)
Scraps from Boil Street: Puppet Shorts by Juliann Wilding and Henry Fletcher
Door at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday June 14, Blocks Blocks Blocks presents
Kids on TV
Doors at 5:00 p.m. for a BBQ feast