E57- Big Winter Classic

On this episode of the podcast I am joined by Adrian Urlacher who is the founder and one of the organizers of the Big Winter Classic. The Big Winter Classic is a multi-venue festival that takes place In January in the city of Calgary. Me and Adrian talk about a wide range of topics including: What goes into putting on a successful show, the importance of building community, creating story worthy moments for your audience, what goes into curating an eclectic festival that has a little something for everyone, and much more! Adrian also shares some of his favourite moments as well as crazy stories from Big Winter Classics past. You can purchase tickets to Big Winter Classic 2019 HERE

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Here is a playlist of all the bands that will be performing at Big Winter Classic 2019:

Spotify Playlist

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E50- Decimate Metalfest

This episode of the podcast is all about Calgary's Decimate Metalfest taking place at Distortion Live Music Venue on June 7th-10th. I got the chance to talk to members from three of the different bands playing the festival and do a little interview. First up was Chris McCrimmon, lead guitar player of Calgary's own Widow's Peak (Facebook  Twitter  Instagram), next was Jeff Wilson, lead guitar player of Ontario based metal band Sludgehammer (Facebook  Twitter  Instagram), and finally I spoke with Stef Barburou Jomphe, lead singer of Ontarion based metal band Insurrection (Facebook). You can find tickets for Decimate Metalfest HERE

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A little more about Decimate Metalfest:

 

DECIMATE METALFEST is the brainchild of Sloan Voxx of Voxx Promotions, which is destined to become an annual Canadian metal pilgrimage to Calgary, Alberta, Canada. With the many yearly festivals becoming part of the national metal heritage, Sloan wants DECIMATE METALFEST to become one of the best-known events alongside the various festivals located within Alberta, and Western Canada. With Voxx Promos booking and promotional experience, and the support of metalheads internationally, there is nothing to stop them from reaching their goal of bringing in the masses and putting on incredible metal festivals for years to come!

Voxx Promos was the head promoter for Canada’s Extreme Metal Radio’s CEMR Metalfest in 2017 (https://www.facebook.com/events/222522428193641/), which showcased a killer line up of Western Canada’s up and coming metal bands such as Terrifier, Planet Eater, Display of Decay, W.M.D, Vile Insignia, Path to Extinction, Tessitura, Anarcheon, Kelevra, Train Bigger Monkeys, Ye Goat-Herd Gods, Detherous, Juliet Ruin, Augurium, Anti-Pattern, Forsaken Rite, Graveyard Nemesis and Benevolent Like Quietus.

DECIMATE METALFEST promises to be bigger and better than the executed festival next year and its pending lineup will certainly not disappoint.

Festival organizer Sloan Voxx comments: “We are so excited to be embarking on the adventure of starting our very own Metal Festival! We’ve been very fortunate to have worked with so many incredible people and bands in the past and we value them so much. What better way to spend a weekend than to bring them all together for 3 days of epic music and entertainment! We have a great team on board and we can’t wait to get this fest off the ground with the help of seasoned and up-an-coming metal bands of all kinds! Let’s do this! DECIMATE!”

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E20- Moments Fest w/ Carlin Blackrabbit

Carlin Blackrabbit is the driving force behind the all-ages, multi genre music festival Moments Fest. He is also a very active member in his community. Carlin is a council member of the Siksika Nation and also plays in the bands No More Moments and Iron Tusk, both which will be at Moments Fest. In this episode we talk about the importance of empowering youth and delve into some important social issues. We also give you all the info regarding Moments Fest 2017! For more info on Moments fest follow them on Facebook www.facebook.com/Moments-Fest-2017

You can keep up to date with what Carlin is doing for his community by following him at   www.facebook.com/Siksikacouncillorcarlinblackrabbit/ 

If you would like to keep up to date with what Carlin is doing musically follow his band pages

www.facebook.com/nomoremoments/

nomoremoments.bandcamp.com/

www.facebook.com/IRONTUSKSIKSIKA/

irontusk666.bandcamp.com/releases

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