Prepare yourself for Passovah’s summer festival


Passovah Productions is putting on a four-day festival at the end of August packed with local talent. Shows include Suuns at Casa (so get your tickets fast, they showed off some killer new material last weekend at the S.A.T.), Mori, Frog Eyes, Technical Kidman (and way more bands) at the Piccolo Rialto, and a bunch of other shows at venues including Café Résonance, Marché des Possibles, Nouveau Palais and Club Lambi.

Here’s a two-hour compilation that Passovah put out yesterday of bands playing the fest. You can stream the 44-track compilation below, and download it PWYC here. All proceeds go to the Ange-Aimée Woods Memorial Bursary.

The Passovah Summer Festival runs August 21 – 24. All show info can be found on the Passovah Facebook group. Most shows are PWYC at the door with a suggested donation of $5 – $25.

Cry it out (trim it short) with the new track from Gulfer


Gulfer posted a track off their new LP What Gives? today, so cry it out or geek out over the noodling depending on what you’re into. The local math rock/emo four-piece is wrapping up a month of touring in Europe before heading home to put out the new record.

Here’s the band playing “Trim it Short” live in Venice on July 14.


Fakes scream into primordial punk’s blackened chest cavity


Fakes tap into the blackened chest cavity where punk’s heart should be, sustaining the kind of fuzz and fury that I would expect at CBGB if I’d been alive in the ’70s. The local trio delivers live, quickly banishing any chilled-out vibes from Casa earlier this month before Kurvi Tasch took the stage – subtitles for whatever movie was being projected strewn across their all-black attire for their 20-minute set. Here’s their split with Harsh Reality for Misery Loves Co., get the mp3s / cassette from their Bandcamp page.