Calgary's Garbage Daze Fest Grabs Iron Lung, Vacant State, Omegas, Criminal Code
Published Feb 18, 2013Calgary's live music scene has made a name for itself the last few years with thanks to big-draw events like Sled Island, but the city is about to treat its citizens with a veritable wrecking ball of hardcore activity this spring via this year's inaugural Garbage Daze Festival.
Described as featuring "No reunions no bullshit," the three-day fest runs April 18 to 20 between a handful of venues, and will bring out a number of punk bands from both sides of the U.S./Canada border. The fest kicks off with a hometown-pride show at Vern's Tavern, featuring Calgary acts like Skin Colour, Skaabis, Putos, PMMA and more.
Montreal's Omegas will headline the next night's show on April 19 at the Palomino, with supporting sets coming from Vancouver wreckers Vacant State, fellow BC band Out of Sight, Winnipeg's Wolfsblood, and Olympia, WA unit White Wards, among others.
The final night on April 20 will then feature two shows, with the first being a matinee house show featuring Olympia's Gag, Winnipeg's LSDS, and local act YYC Mayhem. The grand finale goes down at the National Music Center and will be headlined by San Francisco/Seattle power violence duo Iron Lung, with other acts including Tacoma post-punkers Criminal Code, Vancouver D-beat believers Systematik, Seattle's Nudes and more.
You can check up all the lineup details and ticket info over on Facebook.