Monday, May 24, 2010


There's something going on in Lethbridge, Alberta; it's hard to pin down, but it's the kind of thing that makes you feel like you're late for the party. The small city seems to be pumping out band after kick ass band. A blend of garagey, low-fi-ish pop, Fist City knocks your pants off. Composed of former members of Endangered Ape and the New Danger Kids, Fist City formed in 2009 and hasn't looked back. They've garnered a solid reputation from their live performances and have a full length coming out this summer on Deadbeat Records. Saying that you're excited for every band that's playing starts to lose its effect after the fourth or fifth time, but that's what Total Fest is about – being excited to see bands that you haven't seen mixed with bands that you have, and seeing them all in the same place over three days. So, yeah, I'm damn excited to see Fist City rock a few hundred socks off (not so excited for all the bare feet). You all know how TF works: you nab a beverage, wiggle your way to your preferred position and then shuffle to the next stage. Well shuffle quick and shuffle close when it's Fist City's turn because you'll want to have enough room to cradle your beverage and keep your toes moving.


Niclette said...

I personally cannot WAIT for this portion of Total Fest IX. This band gets me all excited in a way I cannot share with even my closest of friends.

Whitney said...

saw Fist City in CA at Wyrd Alberta. They were fucking AMAZING.