by Tiana Feng
The Blow @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Over the weekend Wavelength Music held the final instalment of ALL CAPS music festival at Artscape Gibraltar Point. Though they are closing this chapter of Wavelength, there is a promise of something better to come.

Unfinished Business @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Youngsters Unfinished Business kicked off the festival with their endearing tunes. They looked like they had grown since I saw them at Christmas, but they still sung about childish topics like hating homework and not laughing at people’s misfortunes. Their set ended with a confetti cannon and the shards of paper decorated the stage for the rest of the festival.
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Most People @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Brandon Gibson-DeGroote and Paul McEachern aka Most People impressed the crowd with their dance-able tropical pop tunes. It was quite appropriate music considering the beach was just a walk through the shrubs away.
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ev ree wuhn @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Ev Ree Wuhn (pronounced like everyone) was up next performing their swirling electronic tunes. Devon Wilson from Bravestation joined them on stage for “Turquoise” adding his signature falsetto vocals.
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beekeeper @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Vancouver’s Beekeeper are always fun to watch with their silly stage antics. “Oh Hi” from their latest Shout At People featured kazoo playing from their drummer and they pulled out a really random Alanis Morissette cover.
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Shotgun Jimmie @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Mr. Shotgun Jimmie told his folky tales while three bros in matching T-shirts and over 10 Steamwhistles sung along to all the words at the front of the stage. My favourite song included Everything Everything‘s “Skype Date”. He referred to his band as the Jazz Police and I recognized Cole Woods from Cannon Bros on drums.
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Bizzarh @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Bizzarh was new name for me. They had an interesting mix of soul, funk and R&B.
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Hooded Fang @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
I have just seen these familiar faces as Phedre, but sans face paint they are Hooded Fang. April Aliermo completely ignored that the audience was all ages and included little kids and yelled, “Can I get a fuck misogyny?” Because they don’t give a fuck, and that’s how they are, and it’s awesome. The audience let loose too, in the form of a friendly mosh pit.
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The Blow @ ALL CAPS Island Music Festival Day 1 8/10/2013
Closing off the night was electro-pop act The Blow, which I haven’t actually seen before. I didn’t know what to expect. Singer Khaela Maricich was probably one of the weirdest people I have ever seen live. Maricich gave awkward instructions to Melissa Dyne, who was running the beats off-stage. She asked the audience if she could take off her pants (but didn’t). It began like a spoken-word set that developed into a fog-machine including, crowd surfing dance party in the end.
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