Victory Square Block Party preps for Labour Day
For anyone not heading out of town during the upcoming long weekend, organizers have finally dropped the details on who’ll step on-stage for this year’s Victory Square Block Party. Monstrously energetic seven-piece garage-soul ensemble the Ballantynes headline the event on September 2, with other acts including Blue Whistling Horse, Love Cuts, Weed, stoner-rap collective Too High Crew (playing at 4:20 p.m., naturally), Korean Gut, Manik 1derful, Mode Moderne, and Indian Wars.
This year’s Block Party seems especially jam-packed with musical talent, owing in part to a smaller comedy portion. “That’s just kind of the way it played out,” organizer Dustin John Bromley told the Straight, though he noted they’re still angling for one comedy act to appear.
The party starts a little early this Saturday (August 18) with a fundraiser show at the Astoria featuring Dead Ghosts, White Poppy, and more. The money raised at the gig will go toward the costs of city permits and Porta Potties, along with other Block Party expenses. Megaphone and Music Waste are mounting the event.