If you’re looking to satisfy musical itches that range from surf to afro-beat and pop to punk, then Sarnia is the place to be April 23-25.
The 7th annual Empty Fest is bringing 13 diverse Ontario bands to three stages over three nights, said co-organizer Danny Alexander.
They range from the Juno-nominated gypsy-punk act Lemon Bucket Orkestra to the 10-piece Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, who is co-headlining the event.
This year’s celebration of indie music will rotate to a different venue each night: Paddy Flaherty’s, Liquid Johnny’s and the Trinity Lounge. And the first night is free.
All shows are 19 plus and doors open at 8:45 p.m.
For more, visit the Empty Fest 7 Facebook page.
EMPTY FEST 7 lINE-UP
Thursday, April 23
Paddy Flaherty’s – Free Show
LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA (Toronto, gypsy-punk)
MERRY GRIPSTERS (Sarnia, psych)
JOHNNY DEEREST (Sarnia, prog-indie-rock)
Friday, April 24
Cost, $8 before 9:30 p.m., $12 after
ASIKO AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE (Toronto, afro-beat)
MOST PEOPLE (Toronto, synth-pop-psych)
LUAU OR DIE (Toronto, surf)
DRUNK LIPS (Toronto, garage-punk)
ELECTRIC WAVES (Guelph-Sarnia, psych)
Saturday, April 25
Cost, $8 before 9:30p.m., $12 after
FRESH SNOW (Toronto, psych-instrumental)
CELLPHONE (Toronto, synth-punk)
SERF KANATA (London, post-rock)
WHOOP-sZo – (London, psych)
GOLDEN TRASH (Sarnia, garage)