Are you ready for Band Swap 9?

Band Swap tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

I’m pretty sure we said this last year, but the following is all true:

If you aren’t ready for the 2014 edition of Band Swap then get ready.

Every year the event sells out waaaay in advance and the musician registration is a one-minute golden window of opportunity.

For those still not yet in the know, or new to the game, a bunch of local musicians are randomly assembled into bands at a swap meet, where they are assigned several cover songs. Each band then has 24 hours to master their songs – or figure out some way to butcher them completely and appropriately.

Trust us: this is the most fun you will have all year. Get ready now.

Here’s how!


Email Alison and Mairin at [email protected] at 12:00 noon on December 6th, 2014 (CST). There are 28 spots available. Participants are registered on a first-come, first-serve basis and the queue usually fills up within minutes. “Set those calendar alerts,” says Alison. (Also, early registrations are disqualified.)

In order to be eligible, participants need to play at least one instrument, which they can supply themselves. ‘The Human Voice’ doesn’t count on its own (but is a helpful addition). Participants must be available from 7:30 pm on December 26 until the show on December 27.

Also required: a great attitude and a penchant for all things classic rock/rap/pop or anything else that gets thrown at you.


Tickets for the event go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. through They cost $20 with all the proceeds going to the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery and Classic (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City) Inc.