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 started our countdown with The Planet Smashers, Answers, HVAL, Subb, Gutter Demons, Seth Anderson, Danny Rebel and the KGB, The Corps, and then Copper Crown. Now, we’re chatting with Audio Visceral who play on May 18 at Foufounes Électriques. See the full schedule here.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Hi! I’m Kevin, I play bass for Audio Visceral. We are a three piece punk band from Vankleek Hill On (far eastern Ontario)
Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prepare for festival season?
We prepare for festivals season, by first being genuinely surprised if we get asked to play one. And two, drink water. Lots of water. Stay hydrated folks.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
We have been lucky to have played it many times. This year will be our 5th. For me personally, I have played in three straight Pouzza baseball tournaments. That’s is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Montreal, and meet new people in bands and the industry.
The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?
I saw Samiam in 1990 in Toronto, and they have always been one of my favorite bands, so I’m super excited to not only see them but share the stage with them on Saturday night at Foufs. Otherwise, it’s a great year to see all our friends play. Lost Love, Peelers, Laureate, Oakhearts, Pseudo, Ship of Fools, Jon Snodgrass, Old Wives, Anti Queens, planet Smashers, Steve Adamyk Band, Snacks?!, pale Lips, Boids, k-Man and the 45s, Penske File, the Readys, Fresh Hell, The Nils… so many pals.
Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?
As someone not particularly healthy, I’m gonna have to say both. I’d have a hard time picking one over the other, which then makes an actual Pouzza the perfect food really.
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
Not until the fall. As a band with fairly deep ties to Pouzza sponsor Beaus Brewing Co (CEO, and Head Brewer in our band), we also put together an Oktoberfest weekend in our small village and will be playing at that, on the Blackforest skate/punk stage.
What five words would you use to describe your live show?
Energy. Beer. Come On Gary.
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?
Just keep doing it. Always. Never stop. No matter what.
What’s up next for you?
Playing in Ottawa with Ten Foot Pole in June, then hopefully hitting the studio again soon with Ian Blurton. We have 8 songs already recorded with him, and now have some more to record and hopefully get another record out!
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.