Fake Jazz Festival

Mar 24 — 28, 2010



Fake Jazz Festival was a five-day concert series celebrating underground experimental noise music. Curated by Anju Singh, Jeremy Van Wyck, and Bill Batt, the festival took place in the Grand Luxe Hall and at offsite venues Lick and La Casa Del Artista. Fake Jazz Festival also ran in tandem with Noise not Noise—Western Front’s two-day symposium exploring the changing role of noise in culture. 


Mar 24, 2010
Performances by Aerosol Constellations, Heavy Chains, Broken Sleep, Empty Love, Shipyards; Lick, 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Mar 25, 2010
Performances by Glaciers, Archipelago, Rachael Wadham + Shane Krause, Scant Intone, The Rita; Western Front, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Mar 26, 2010
Concert by K.K. Null; Western Front, 8:00 p.m.
Performances by The Sorrow and the Pity, Flat Grey, Whip of the UFO; Western Front, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Mar 27, 2010
Performances by Magneticring, Empress, V. Vecker, Glass Armonica, Giorgio Magnanensi, Kendrick James, Chad MacQuarrie; Western Front, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Performances by Monarch, Shearing Pinx, AHNA, Josh Rose, and Catwrangler; Secret Location, 11:00 p.m.

Mar 28, 2010
The Empty Vessel Makes the Loudest Sound; Western Front, 11:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast; La Casa Del Artista, 1:00 p.m.
Performances by Haunted Beard, Stamina Mantis, Twin Crystals, Black Mage, Diadem, Coingutter, Ejaculation Death Rattle; La Casa Del Artista, 6:00 – midnight

Presented with support from the Government of Canada, SOCAN Foundation, CiTR Discorder, Long & McQuade, and Best Western Uptown Hotel.

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