We are proud to be sponsoring the Grand Porch Party yet again! The festivities take place on June 9th from 1-5 PM. This year, the GPP team has a few questions for me…
The sense of community connectedness. I very much enjoy walking around listening to great music and chatting with friends and neighbours that I don’t get to see that often.
When you attend the Grand Porch Party, you are supporting independent musicians so I would recommend wearing sunglasses made by an independent eyewear designer. When it makes sense for your lifestyle, it’s the little guys we need to support, not multinational corporations. One of our favourite smaller independent brands is Vinylize. Handmade in Budapest, these frames are made from the pressing of vinyl records – perfect for all you music lovers out there!
Blanket for sure. We sit traditionally too often. I like being closer to the earth – even if it means sitting on a curb!
Ooooh, this one is tough. I will name a few for a variety of reasons. The Kills for their brilliant indie rock vibe and lead singer Alison Mosshart’s stage energy. Janelle Monae for her powerful messages and slick lyrics. Beyoncé for everything – bow down.
Aroma Café, Waterloo’s only coffee roaster and KW’s first. A lot of their food is Korean-inspired and they have many healthy options that are absolutely delicious. All of the staff are super friendly to boot.
I have so many, but I’ll go with Weezer at this moment. Weezer dropped their first iconic album, the Blue Album, in 1994 and they are still producing fantastically relevant music. I love Zombie Bastards and Can’t Knock the Hustle off of the Black Album, just released this year.
Is craft beer a snack!? I’ll take something delicious that Together We’re Bitter has brewed up please!
Tic Boom by Leikeli47. This woman is fire. And I recently had the chance to see her live in a small venue and she blew me away. She is fresh and creative and has such a positive energy to share – which we can all use a little more of! She also hugged me – woohoo!
Hmm, how about Shad. Shadrach Kabango, better known by his stage name Shad or Shad K., is a Canadian alternative hip hop recording artist and broadcaster. He hosted Q on CBC Radio One from 2015 to 2016, and hosts the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series Hip-Hop Evolution. Shad’s music is driven by politics and social issues.