Somewhere There Toronto

Toronto underground music festival to go legit

If you're not familiar with Somewhere There, don't be surprised - the much esteemed music venue has been transient (fancy art world name for homeless) for two years, since it lost its space on Sterling Ave. The venue, first born at Queen and Dufferin in 2007, was home to the types of concerts that are vital to the city's thriving arts community but didn't often make it into concert listings: free jazz, noise, improv, avant chamber, drone, freak folk.

While Somewhere There have regularly booked gigs around the city since losing their home, 2014's weekend-long Somewhere There Creative Music Festival at the Tranzac was a big step forward - and a chance for weirdo musicians from varying scenes to come together. For the festival's third year, over 60 performers and speakers will fill the Annex venue from February 20-22, 2015 including Marie LeBlanc-Flanagan (Weird Canada) and groups as diverse as Friendly Rich and something called the JunctQĂ­n Keyboard Collective.

Learn more, view the whole schedule and buy passes and other goodies on Somewhere There's Indiegogo page, where they're raising funds to take the fest to the next level.

Not convinced? Not sure what avant-whatever even is? You can meet Somewhere There tonight (December 9) at Array Space at Audiopollination.

Photo of Friendly Rich by Todd Fraser via Facebook


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