Dustin Bromley promises blazing sun for Victory Square Block Party
As everyone from Uri Geller to G. Gordon Liddy will tell you, a man's will can move mountains, if not bend spoons and unseat American presidents. And so we turn to Dustin John Bromley, erstwhile coordinator of the Victory Square Block Party, who promises that clear skies and a searing ball of fire will turn Sunday's (September 1) eight band bill into the end-of-summer party we all deserve.
"The forecast says it'll be clear that day, which is surprising if you look out the window now," Bromley said, over the deafening roar of rain or possibly metal bearings on the Straight's tin roof. "And hey, I wanna believe that, so I will."
The Courtney's headline this year's bill, with Slam Dunk, Jay Arner, Slow Learners, Young Braised, Cascadia, and Kristi Lane Sinclair all showing up to give punters a free and instant dose of Vancouver's hippest acts. Bromley noted that six of the bands on the bill released albums this year.
"At first we were just trying to curate bands that we liked, but then a pattern started to emerge," he said. "We were really happy to just follow that pattern." On that note, the V.Vecker Ensemble has been replaced by garage dirtbags Dead Ghosts, whose Can't Get No album made last April that much better for everyone.
Meanwhile, MATTYFROMLIFE and Josh Magneticring will provide between set DJing, and La Taqueria and Holy Perogy will truck in the food. This year's Victory Square Block Party is presented by Music Waste with CiTR radio, and it all begins in the blazing sunshine at 2:00 PM, Victory Square Park (Hastings/Cambie).