The Independent Artists Cooperative team up once again with Rock Can Roll to present the Fourth Annual Rock Can Roll Independent Music and Media Festival and Conference - October 23 - 26, 2008 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
Founded in 2005 the Rock Can Roll Festival was designed to celebrate the St. John's rock music scene and the spirit of independence that drives it. Rock shows will be happening throughout the weekend at our Festival venues: The Ship, The Rock House, Distortion, the Rose and Thistle. Eastern Edge Gallery is the site of our Conference. All venues are located in downtown St. John's.
Our focus for the conference this year is "New Media and Alternative Spaces". Instead of the usual panel discussions we are formating our the event as a series of artist talks, demonstrations, screenings and special presentations. Some of our featured performers and presenters include: Magali Maegher (the Phenomes/Blocks Recording Club, Toronto, ON), From Outer Space (Cornerbrook, NL), Texas Chainsaw Massacre (St. John's NL), Iron Giant (Moncton, NB), Errand Boy (St. John's, NL), Swords (St. John's, NL), Bob Wiseman (Toronto, ON), Noisefold (Santa Fe, NM, USA), Jill Porter (St. John's, NL), Johnny Hardcore (St. John's, NL), the Satans (St. John's, NL), Avatar Orchestra Metaverse (International Online Orchestra), Danny Keating (St. John's, NL), Glenn Gear (Volatile Works Media Collective, Montreal), Maggie Meyer (St. John's, NL), Pathological Lovers (St. John's, NL), Class War Kids (St. John's, NL), Second Front (International Online Collective), Map to Temenos (Mount Pearl, NL), Amusia (St. John's, NL), Rhiannon Thomas (St. John's/Toronto), Lizband (St. John's, NL), Jigger (St. John's, NL), Two Guitars Clash (St.John's, NL), Blood Shot Monk (St. John's, NL), Sports (St. John's, NL) Matthew Hare (St. John's, NL) and many more.
Stay Tuned here as we announce schedules and details.
photo above - The Satans - photo by liz solo