Tickets now available to OMFEST 4 on April 25 at Louis’
In celebration of their fourth anniversary as Saskatoon’s premiere music and culture blog, Ominocity is once again throwing a party to celebrate. But it’s not just any party — it’s a total banger.
Yeah, yeah we say that every year. But this time we mean it. Why?
Because this year’s OMFEST will include a headlining performance by Volcanoless in Canada along with many other yet to be revealed artists.
Get stoked now!
OMFEST 4, a celebration of all things awesome and local, goes down on April 25th at Louis’. Now in its fourth year, OMFEST is a music festival that showcases Saskatchewan music in front of capacity audiences.
The full line-up, which features bands from across the province, will be unveiled over the coming weeks.
Volcanoless in Canada mark their return on April 25
It’s been a long time since we last saw you.
Volcanoless in Canada emerged in Saskatoon as something of an anomaly, an acoustic-based band that traversed the line between dance-punk and folk and everything in between. And despite seeming a little cumbersome in the written word, it worked. Oh did it work. Touring across North America and the U.K., the group had an undeniable attraction, a charisma rooted in the raw talent of its members and the undeniable pop appeal of the songs.
Ever listen to their albums? Sometimes we still reel over the fact that these guys didn’t make it to the big times. Their sophomore album, The Way Forward, mixed by Alex Newport (The Mars Volta, Death Cab for Cutie) and mastered by Troy Glessner (Underoath, Anberlin), is a platter of hook-laden gems and irresistible charms. But it was their live shows that truly won us over. Mitch Lysak’s croons were a glimmer of optimism that we couldn’t help but sing along with. And their collective energy, that hip-shake appeal, was palpable. Also, my god but they are handsome. Just sayin’…
And now they are back. Volcanoless in Canada have resurrected themselves, maybe for one show only. Who knows – all we know is that it’s going to be one hell of a night. Will you have this dance with me?
– Photo of Volcanoless in Canada courtesy of Dino Antoniou.