October 5, 2010
Our funding drive musical extravaganza, FM-Phasis Fest 2010 wrapped up last night at Louis' Pub on the U of S campus. The evening featured Kingston, Ontario's PS I Love You, Victoria's Frog Eyes and Vancouverites Japandroids.
Despite a somewhat light turnout (is anyone else in Saskatoon feeling a little show'ed-out?), the bands all brought great performances, including an almost rock-operian set by Frog Eyes, where the lack of bar din only enhanced the pregnant pauses and Carey Mercer's soaring vocals. Japandroids' set was its usual spirited self, complete with guitarist Brian King flailing about the stage, three huge amplifiers humming and somehow harmonizing together and drummer David Prowse beating his kit to a pulp.
Last night was the 15th and final show in our festival, which included some stand-out performances by some truly great bands. A big thanks goes out to the local Saskatoon bands that were featured, including Feral Children, Foam Lake, The Foggy Notions, Jeans Boots, Pearson, Pirate Fridays, Ride Til Dawn and Shootingguns. Be sure to stay tuned to CFCR.ca to find out about upcoming shows from these and other local bands.
If you haven't pledged your support to CFCR's annual funding drive, it's not too late! You can still get your name in for some fantastic Grand Prizes (see details in the FM-Phasis Guide here), as well you can pick up some excellent incentives and CFCR swag for your pledge. Call us at (306) 664-6678 or donate online. We're still working towards our goal of $60,000 pledged.