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, Copper Crown, Audio Visceral, United Snakes, and Pale Lips. Now, we’re chatting with The Readys who play on May 19 at Café Cléopâtre. See the full schedule here.
First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?
Jarod, energetic frontman of the Readys.
Pouzza Fest is an early festival, taking place in May, how do you prepare for festival season?
Our main preparation for any season is a lot of jamming, pizza, and beer.
Have you taken part in Pouzza Fest before? If so, what is your favourite memory?
Yes, in fact, we played Pouzza 5 in 2015. It’s not necessarily our favourite, but it’s the most memorable: the first time we went to Pouzza we were stuck in the middle of a riot, and it got pretty hairy.
From the year we played, I got a concussion in the Municipal Waste pit so I don’t remember a lot… but people said I met Tony and he really liked me.
The line-up at Pouzza Fest this year is stellar, who are you most excited to check out?
We have a lot of friends who are playing the festival this year: Heavy Petter, Anti-Queens, Snacks?, Ship of Fools, Copper Crown, Pseudo. We are also extremely excited to see Against Me! and Andrew W.K. as they have been really influential to us.
Pouzza Fest’s name comes from the mashup of poutine and pizza, so I feel the need to know, which do you prefer?
Trick question… POUZZA!
Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?
Not this summer, but we cannot confirm or deny the plausibility of us playing another festival this fall.
What five words would you use to describe your live show?
Fast, messy, sweaty, drunk, loud.
If you were asked to give advice to an up and coming artist, what would that advice be?
We’ve always found it best to not try to fit into a niche, and our advice is: fuck it, be yourself… and keep fit and have fun.
What’s up next for you?
More beer more cheers. We plan on releasing our third EP early next year.
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.