Published May 17, 2010Each summer, Vancouver's Music Waste festival showcases some of the region's finest underground music talent. And with dozens of shows and nearly 100 bands set to descend on the city from June 2 to 5, the 2010 edition of the event will be no different.
Given that the festival specializes in independent and underground music, it doesn't offer much in the way of big names. Of course, you never know who's going to blow up, like, say, Music Waste alumni Japandroids.
This year, Music Wasters can get ready for such acts as Apollo Ghosts, Makeout Videotape, Vapid, Petroleum By-Product, MYTHS, Fanshaw, Basketball, Gang Violence and, of course, many more.
To check out the full line-up and schedule, head over to Music Waste's website, where you can see exclusive photos of many of the performers posing on a toilet. (Our favourite? Friendship and the Fawn's simulated vomit.)
Music Waste is just one part of the festival umbrella, which also includes Art Waste, Comedy Waste and Pop-Up Waste (flash-mob-style shows in non-traditional venues). And this year's event will again include a promotion called Go Your Own Waste, which allows artists to book their own shows between June 2-5 and have their gig added to the festival line-up.
Full festival passes are a mere $15 and can be purchased at various records stores around Vancouver. To help you get your money's worth, the organizers have booked many of the shows within walking distance, primarily in the Main Street area and the Downtown East Side.