Photo Credit: Sebastien Desgagnés
Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place later this month from May 18-20 featuring some of the best punk music that’s out there! We’re happy that we’ve had the chance to count down to this festival with you. So far we’ve chatted with Lost Love, This Is A Standoff, Duotang, and now the countdown continues with Montreal punk rock band, Blurry Eyes.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Hi, I’m Beaudet and I sing and play guitar in Blurry Eyes. We’re a punk rock band with members from various other Montreal bands like The Sainte Catherines, Yesterday’s Ring, Roller Starter, Kiss me Deadly, Pl Mafia, Bon Vivant. We’re also a bunch of dads so we’d like to remind you guys to put a garbage bag in the trash bin before putting your shit in it. And take off your shoes. But you don’t have to turn down your music because we’re cool dads ok?
Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prefer for festival season?
To me, it feels like Pouzza is what starts the summer. It’s usually one of the first weekends that has t-shirt weather but still not too hot to wear your sleeveless jean jacket party vest because you know, punk festival and stuff. It’s the best way to start the summer!
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
I’m a Pouzza fest veteran. I have played a bunch of times with the Sainte Catherines, my old band Roller Starter has played 2 reunion shows for Pouzza and 1 for Pouzza-Pelouzza which was a one-day offshoot of Pouzza held in September. Most of Blurry Eye’s shows have been at Pouzza, including our first ever. I also used to be the soundman at Foufs up until a couple of years ago, so my early Pouzza have been crazy soundman marathons over 3 days. Now I try not to work that weekend and just hang out, go see shows and enjoy my weekend. My favourite memory probably has to be one of the shows I played there.
The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?
I’m excited to see Frankie Stubbs, Oakhearts, Laureate, DFL, We Are Wolves, Brutal Chérie, Complainers, Dig It Up but mostly excited about seeing bands I don’t know and making new discoveries. Also: poutine.
Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?
Refer to previous statement.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
We’ll be playing our first non-local” festival in September but I don’t think it’s been announced yet so I’m keeping it vague. We’d like to play more festivals; we’re open to others, Burger Fest, Skidoo Fest, whatever, bring it.
What five words would you use to describe your live show?
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?
Buy some bitcoin
What’s up next for you?
We’re writing some new songs that hopefully we’ll be recording soon, buying some bitcoin, hanging out with a real tiger, try getting off at the Plamondon metro station… we’re aiming to complete at least one of those.
Connect with Blurry Eyes:
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.