Montreal’s Pouzza Fest takes place from May 17-19 featuring some of the greatest punk music that’s out there! We’re happy that we’ve had the chance to count down to this festival with you. We’re starting our countdown with Montreal’s own The Planet Smashers, who play on May 18 at Soirée. See the full schedule here.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Matt from the Planet Smashers.
Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prepare for festival season?
First, we hose down the band. Nahhhh. But Scott does practice packing the van – it’s ain’t easy getting the tent and table and coolers and chairs in there.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?
There’s so many…I’ll go with Iron Reagan and Samiam. AND I want to catch Prettyboy, Dump Him, Be Like Max and tons more bands that I’ve never seen.
Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?
Both are great but it’s easy to overdose on poutine…gotta keep an eye on that shit. I would like to see an Italian pouzza version (poutine Italian on pizza…damn!!!!)
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
We’re only doing a few but they should be cool. They’re all nearby like FEQ, Rock La Cauze, Festivoix, and RDM.
What five words would you use to describe your live show?
Party party party party ska.
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
What’s up next for you?
Fixing my amp. It’s angry.
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.