The Juno Awards took place this weekend just around the corner from me. Once again they were a strong reminder of our countries’ musical failures, long gone are the days of Honeymoon Suite and The Five Man Electrical Band….
What Ottawa’s Blues Fest lineup lacks in quality it makes up for in sheer quantity. Taking place July 4th – 15th it is most likely going to feature the entire cast of Canada’s Juno awards.
Current Headliner speculation ranges from the unlikely Aerosmith, to the highly probable Scorpians. Either way, expect a lot of old dudes you’ve never heard of wandering around in spandex.
Why should you care? because last year we almost killed Cheap Trick, that gave us some serious street cred on the festival circuit.
Jerry Lee Lewis is climbing in your windows (Hide your kids, hide your wife)
Technically this could be filed below, but it’s so awesome it deserves its own section… also it’s been a slow week….
Captain Balls of Fire, Mr. Lee Lewis, The Killer, has moved on to his 7th wife. Jerry is done with marrying cousins and moved on to marrying their wives. Congratulations on your new bride Jerry, all the best to you and Judith!
Desperate Attempts at Staying Relevant
The Warped Tour take this weeks prize for the most awkward attempt at reinvention.
A festival once known for promoting acts such as Sublime, NOFX, Bad Religion and Pennywise, it started to slip in the early 2000′s when it had MCR headlining for 5 years in a row…
Now it’s back, and in POG form, and all you need to know is that they are trying to get back to their roots, by having Yellowcard headlining.