Pouzza Fest – A Recap

Well, it has been two weeks since I have attended Montreal’s biggest punk/hardcore festival, Pouzza Fest.
The term “Pouzza” was created as a combination of the famous Quebecois Poutine topped on some pizza. Unfortunately I did not have a chance to have any Pouzza, however I did get to discover some kick ass new music, and my love for hardcore was fulfilled.

One highlight for me included the Comedy Show held at Katacombes, hosted by Gabriel Khoury. We all chuckled in the rain and had a great time sipping our beers at 3:00  in the afternoon. The Bucketheads also had the chance to sit and talk with some of the bands who played Pouzza, like Animal Ethics and Wasted Potential. We asked a very important question involving shit. Want to know more? Watch here. More interview footage will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Hardcore Quebec city natives Get the Shot and Virginia’s Municipal Waste were personally my top shows of the weekend. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pit as violent or insane as a MW pit. Thanks guys!

Watch our recap video below edited and shot by our Eric Brisson, with some contribution from our Sarah Semple, to get a better idea of just how amazing this weekend really was and read the full review by other Buckethead Jarod Semple here. Thanks to all involved in the Festival, and thanks Hugo Mudie for keeping this going. I am now experiencing Pouzza withdrawl. Until next year!

Written by Liz Imperiale
Header photo by Eric Brisson  
Eric Brisson Photography

About Liz Imperiale 152 Articles
Liz, founder and CEO of Bucketlist, Canada's first female-owned music webzine, is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. As a child, she sang in a choir and has been playing keys on and off for 15 years. Liz’ musical inclinations coupled with her love of art allowed her to pursue a degree in media/marketing/design. After 20 years working in the music industry, booking raves, shows, handling promotion management, and managing artists she decided to form a webzine called Bucketlist Music Reviews. The zine was a medium for her to be able to help musicians gain some recognition that they deserved. She has taken advantage of this experience and pushed her career further in Public Relations and Social Media Management. Because of Liz’ wide knowledge and musical taste she DJs as well, blasting your favourite 80s and 90s tunes. If you find DJ Lizard Queen spinning in your town do not miss out - you may just have the time of your life.

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