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IleSoniq 2017 – The Story

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What a difference a change of venue makes. It was a completely different festival this year, with stages scattered on Ile St-Helene. No more traditional hill spot. Instead, people said they would meet at a common rally point: “I’m beside the big mushroom”, to which their friends replied, “The yellow one with black stripes or the white stripes?”
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A wet and wild Osheaga 2017

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It wasn’t pretty, but we made it. Despite Osheaga not quite selling out this time around; having to adjust to a whole new festival site; dealing with torrential downpours right off the jump; and seeing cancellations from big names like Solange, De La Soul and Lil Uzi Vert, the 12th edition of Montreal’s midsummer bash did pretty damn well this year. While the crowd took some time to get used to the temporary digs, the festival would find its bearings nicely as the three-day event progressed – and Shoeclack was there for all of it. Here are my biggest takeaways from a very rainy, very different – and ultimately, still loads of fun – Osheaga 2017.
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5 soul-crushing scheduling conflicts at Osheaga 2017

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Another year, another edition of Osheaga – and with it, another schedule full of artists you like, but won’t necessarily get to see. Like any other major festival in the entire world, Osheaga 2017 is full of heartbreaking scheduling conflicts that’ll either make you have to make a gut-wrenching decision over which artist to see out of a couple that are playing at the same time, or make you watch the first 20 minutes of one artist and then run like hell to another stage to watch that other band you want to see.

Us here at Shoeclack know that pain all too well, and we’ll have to flex our problem-solving muscles as soon as we arrive at this year’s festival. Here are five of the biggest scheduling dilemmas at this year’s Osheaga.
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Shoeclack’s Wrap-up of Wayhome 2017

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Wayhome Music & Arts Festival took over Burl’s Creek this weekend, bringing thousands of people to the massive farming grounds in the small town of Oro-Medonte. Headlined by Flume, Frank Ocean, Cage the Elephant, and Imagine Dragons, the festival brought a good mix of rock, pop, indie, R&B, and hip hop music while also boasting one of the best camping atmospheres of any Canadian festival. Here’s our breakdown of the pros and cons of this year’s festival:
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A Shoeclack Interview with Houndmouth

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Leading up to Wayhome Music & Arts Festival at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, we had the opportunity to sit down with Matt Myers – the lead guitarist and vocalist for Houndmouth. The Indiana band is playing Saturday July 29th at 6:30 PM at Wayhome, and we got Matt’s perspective of what it’s like to make the trek up to Canada to play a music festival.
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Les choix de Shoeclack pour le FEQ 2017

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C’est cette période de l’année où la ville de Québec se réveille et donne l’impression d’une métropole. Des gens dans les rues partout à tous les soirs et à toutes les heures de la journée. S’il y a quelque chose que le FEQ réussit bien à Québec, c’est de faire sortir les gens.
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