Published Aug 07, 2012Having a history of bringing inclusive, D.I.Y.-oriented events to all ages in the city, Vancouver's Safe Amplification Site Society has possibly outdone itself with their upcoming S.P.A.C.E. Camp.
No, it's not an actual space camp, but instead an acronym for "Skills for Performing Artists through Community Engagement." The free event, which hits the city's Chapel Arts on September 8 and 9, will offer up workshops, live performances and talks from a variety of independent music industry people.
Perhaps most excitingly, the lineup includes Fugazi/Minor Threat main man Ian MacKaye, who will act as the keynote speaker.
There will also be a record label panel from the people behind K Records, Mint Records, Student Loan Records and Hockey Dad Records, among others, alongside an interview workshop from Nardwuar the Human Serviette, music theory lessons from the SSRIs, a lesson on how to make effects pedals from Julian Marrs and much more.
If you need more enticement for this free event, there will also be performances by Calvin Johnson, Thee Evaporators, Nü Sensae and the Bank Dogs on September 8.
More information on S.P.A.C.E. Camp is available here and here. To pre-register for the event go here.