CHMA is gearing up once again for its annual Stereophonic Music Festival.
Featuring some of the best independent music from around the Maritimes and beyond, the 10th annual Sterephonic is set to kick off in Sackville this evening and run through until Saturday night.
More than two dozen performers will take the stage at seven different venues throughout the four-day lineup, featuring the likes of Old Man Luedecke, Adam Mowery, Astral Gunk, Banded Stilts, Bolivia, Cold Warps, Negative Circles and more.
The festival is an annual fundraising event organized by the staff and volunteers of CHMA 106.9, the region’s campus/community radio station. CHMA is a non-commercial station, which mainly relies on volunteers, government grants and events like Stereophonic to keep it on the air.
The first of the shows get under way tonight at 7 p.m. with a free, all-ages show at Bridge Street Café featuring Lucas Hicks and the Ex-Boyfriends and Jon McKiel.
This will be followed up by performances at 9 p.m. at Pickles Deli by Go Get F*cked and Negative Circles.
On Thursday, Jan. 20, the Mount A Chapel and the Pond on campus will be the places to be with shows including Michael Duguay, Adam Mowery, Banded Stilts, Heaven for Real, Monomyth, the Mouthbreakers and Sack City.
Friday’s performances will kick off at 7:30 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre with Marine Dreams, The Weather Station and Bolivia, followed up by Bloodhouse, Crosss, Yellowteeth, and Cold Warps at George’s Roadhouse at 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, an afternoon all-ages show at the Vogue will feature the talents of Les Hay Babies and Old Man Luedecke. On Saturday night, music lovers can take in performances at Struts Gallery and George’s Roadhouse by El Ron Maltan, Hash Jesus, Nubians, Astral Gunk, Marine Dreams, Cousins and Rich Aucoin.
Festival passes are available at the Wallace McCain Student Centre and the Black Duck Inn and Coffee House on Bridge Street. Individual show tickets will be available for purchase at the door of each event.
For full details on Stereophonic Music Festival, visit the event's blog at www.stereophonicmusicfestival.wordpress.com.