#SAFEFEST | October 10-13th
BESTiE present the first annual #Safe Fest! All proceeds will go to the Safe Amplification Society and The Music Tree to help raise money for the establishment of a permanent all ages live music venue in Vancouver.
Centred around the local music community, the festival aims to be an inclusive experience where access is granted to people of all ages to not only experience the live music scene but also to participate in it. Featuring a mix of under age bands as well as some of the city’s most established artists such as The Boom Booms, the goal is to promote a sense of ownership and participation in the culture that we all ultimately help to create. As well as live performances the festival will also feature workshops by community leaders. Access to the power of the live music experience should not hinge solely on whether one is old enough to order a drink in a bar.
An affordable and accessible pricing scheme is in place to allow anyone a chance to see shows. All shows at Astorinos, Red Cat, and Neptoon will be “by donation”. Cover for other showcases will range from $5 - $10 and full festival passes are $15. Passes are available online here or at Red Cat, Neptoon Zulu or Beatstreet.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
#SafeFest wants you. All volunteers recieve full festival passes. Sign up here!
All other inquiries please email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
…we will be rocking this festival on the 12th along with Evil Ebenezer, Claire Mortifee, Knuckle Sandwich, & The Oneiroscopist. Stoked!
The Waldorf is dust. Again, we see art, culture, and community sacrificed on the altars of profit. Yet while everyone is up and arms over the closing a venue, football fields of forest are clear cut and burned, the oceans are dead, the oil economy (and in fact the whole economy) has collapsed, and thanks to industrial agriculture our soils are poisoned to the point were they are void of fecundity, making it impossible to continue to grow food. I see precious little of this communicated in Vancouver’s hip-hop community. Where are the MC’s brave enough to create works capable of answering the challenge of living apocalyptic times? Where are the beat-makers to create worlds of sound that we may dance among the ruins? It’s time to quit navel gazing and relying on the next man for recognition. This is hip-hop, not escapism and ego masturbation. We’ve got bigger fish to fry.
Slippery Elm - “Then” (VIDEO)
In this mechanical age of dry- hearts and crusty spirits, inspiration spreads like wild fire —
…article written by the UBC newspaper a couple years back… time flys!
Elekwent Folk - Borealis (feat. Moka Only) (2012)
Track 1 off the FRESHLY dropped full-length LP “NORTHERN LIGHTS” from the Elekwent Folk crew featuring the homie Moke. Bounce!
…featuring appearances by Claire Mortifee, Moka Only, Panther & Ashleigh Eymann!