Pouzza Fest: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

(Says the chick who has never been down to FEST that is)
Pouzza is one of my favourite times of the year. I look forward to it the way I look forward to Christmas and, in a nutshell (someone call the Nutcracker!), for all the same reasons too.
I look forward to seeing my family every year... only at Pouzza it's my punk rock family made up of bud bands from home and buds from bands I've met while promoting and bands I've met previous years doing interviews and partying, emphasis on the partying. After 4 years attending this festival with pretty much the same people who are all connected by their love of dirty music and getting fucked up.. well let's just say blood's not the only thing that bonds you. Liquor is sometimes thicker!

The Yellow Piss Road To Pouzza 2016: On The Road With Rebuilder

I've always been fascinated with tour life. I grew up reading about it in rocky rock star biographies and obsessing over rock journalists and have now been working closely with touring musicians most of my adult life, but I've never actually been on tour with a band.
Sure, I've been given rides to and from out of town shows, but that's a bit different than entering a van with a bunch of musicians who are the road with each other for hours upon days. It's so interesting to me to see what sort of band dynamics develop when everyone is bored, exhausted, sore and homesick.
Not to mention smelly/farty/crampy/pukey/pissy/etc.

The Yellow Piss Road To Pouzza 2016: Choose Your Own Piss Stained Path!

I asked a bunch of bands playing Pouzza Fest this year to share a story or whatever about another band on the bill and then I turned it into a confusing choose your own adventure piece that I call: Choose Your Own Piss Stained Path to Pouzza starring Brad of School Damage because he somehow ended up being "the common thread in this web of tales" (that's a direct quote) as you can see from this beautiful diagram I worked really hard to make for you.
Click here to start your own path to Pouzza adventure!

The Yellow Piss Road To Pouzza 2016: Kevin from Trophy Lungs & OC45, City Mouse

"We're super stoked to be playing Pouzza Fest again, this years line up is full of buds and we can't wait to get to Canada and start partying. We have a bunch of stories about some of the bands playing this year and surprisingly most of them involve drinking.

The Yellow Piss Road To Pouzza 2016: Curt Murder & Sick Of It All

"It starts for me in 1989. Sick Of It All were travelling with D.R.I. During the "Thrash Zone" tour. They had a stop in London. ON at a Polish Hall downtown. Back then the local scene was thriving/somewhat deided but like most scenes it was going through the "crossover" phase to some degree. That was fine with me because I've always been into all kinds of music despite the fact that I grew up in quite the segregated punk and metal crowd. So 17 yr old me was pretty stoked to go to this show, and after getting my ass handed to me (e.g. kicked in the mouth, a ring crushed on my finger) in the pit I got to meet the brothers from SOIA and had a pretty lengthy conversation. Just an awesome couple of guys.

The Yellow Piss Road To Pouzza 2016: Jordy from The Creeps & The Dreadnoughts

"The Creeps got our start in fall of 1999, after the 3 of us met at Carleton University. The first year of our band was mostly trying to figure out how to play our instruments, which we did poorly, at best. It was also during these early years of the band, that we formed many new friends in the Ottawa music scene. Enter Nick Smyth (Guitarist and singer of The Dreadnoughts).