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Our bouncers Michael and Jesse


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JEF BARBARA with Asael Robitaille and Shub Roy


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Kitty’s Osho readings booth, with John Sobol

2012 got more tricked out than the previous tricked out standard previously set and maintained with Cool Fest. Cool Fest Eleven was such a success, and we were all so happy to be back working together again, that it was collectively decided we should do this more often. That led to our deciding that four (4) Cool Fest Twelves should take place in 2012. This extravagance was justified with the year 2012 being vaguely groovy in people’s minds already. A Cool Fest would happen at each solstice and equinox through the year, the first being three months away. We were satisfied we would be seeing enough of each other.

 

Cool Fest XII.I

March 23-24 2012

Spring Equinox Edition 

FRIDAY

Isa Christ (USA) 
Jason Sharp
Hot Tits 
Caymans
Essaie Pas 
Hobo Cubes 
Maria 010 
KHF (USA)

SATURDAY
Labios
Dead Wife
Fat Worm of Error (USA)
Crude Hill (USA)
Léopard et Moi
Small Bong
Country featuring Beaver Sheppard
Le Fruit Vert
Piranha

Late afternoon activity zone
Lizmax yogazone Saturday 3PM: A Yoga Class led by Liz Lima
Charity Chan mind opener piano

FEATURING:
Gourmet food served by: Natasha Li Pickowicz (http://natashapickowicz.com/)

Installation art by Dominique Alexander “BUBBLE WORLD”

Exclusive television from Jessie’s Movies

Cool zen tarot insight depth work by Kitty:
“general guidance, a ‘here and now’ reading. let the cards tell you what you ought to know: right here, right now. how can you align this holographic fragment of time-space with the greater movement of the whole? zen tarot can help you with that. 3$

insight into a particular issue, or relationship. let the cards reveal the karmic patterns and unconscious dynamics at work in your reality. zen tarot insight fosters deeper awareness of the forces within you, and points the way to higher vibrational frequency aka greater joy in life, work, play and love. 5$

each reading comes with a smudging of sage, to cleanse the vibe and clear the space for illumination. confidentiality ensured. irony not recommended.”

Cool Fest XII.II
23+24 June 2012
Summer Solstice Edition

SATURDAY
Klondike
Deep Space Niles
Tranz Defonce (Toronto, Wintage)
Cousins of Reggae
Weirding Module (NYC)
Jef Barbara
ManyMentalMistakes
Joseph Gabereau
Ghost Taco
Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche

SUNDAY
04:00 LIZ LIMAX YOGA CLASS with music by Prime Cuts/Hammond Ri
New Small Dog
Baal Astarté
Noir
Caverns
Steve Jr.
Nadine Thouin
Minibloc
Illegal Bodies
Gen Heistek
Pre Prom Post Prom (Mexico/Atlanta)
Selfish Implosions
Maussade

Food by The Severe Belly

Menu:
-Gravlax Platter
-Gazpacho
-Green Salad
-Vegetarian quesadilla with wild mushrooms, blueberries, camembert/brie, chives
-Meat quesadilla- strawberries, brie, chives, cumin seared chicken
(both come with salsa, herbed sour cream, avocado and beans. and a
small quinoa salad)
-Sweet potato brownie with fried banana, vanilla ice cream and bourbon
caramel sauce

Cool zen tarot insight depth work by Kitty.


Cool Fest XII.III
21 + 22 September 2012
Autumn Equinox Edition

FRIDAY 21 SEPT
WHILST
MARCIE BASSETT JENNY GRAF DUO
HOLY COBRAS
EOLA
BARRY WEISBLAT (USA)
GAMBLETRON
ROYAL PALMS
STEVE JR.

SATURDAY 22 SEPT
DKMD
JENNY GRAF (USA)
COTTON MUSEUM (USA)
ZAIMPH (USA)
CARNAL VEIL
NAPALM JAZZ
TAR PIT (USA)
BABI AUDI

++++PLUS++++

QUARRY WORLD art installation by DOMINIQ ALEXANDER
EXCLUSIVE TV by JESSE HICKS & JON SHAPIRO
COOL ZEN TAROT INSIGHT DEPTH READINGS BY KITTY
COOL FEAST BY JOSHUA BASTIEN

Cool Fest XII.IV

December 7 + 15 2012

Winter Solstice Edition

DECEMBER 7th at CASA DEL POPOLO
Fluorescnt Friends bring you
COOL FEST XII.IV.I

featuring
PYPY (mems Duchess Says, Red Mass)
DRAINOLITH (ex-AIDS Wolf)
BABI AUDI (mem Institutional Prostitution)

DECEMBER 15th at LA BRIQUE
COOL FEST XII.IV.II
the final chapter
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
BRING YOUR OWN CANS
AS BAD AS YOU WANT IT TO BE

FRAMBOOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96YUNTIW-MY
INTERRACIAL LOVE TRIANGLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEeqff6hvYA
NORMAL LOVE (USA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL90coVdU40
JIM SLAY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIW0N5T2UX8
ROYAL PALMS http://www.myspace.com/royalpalmmusic

in situ performance by GMACKRR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOMaxE6b93w

food by DEVO GHOST TACO
*spinach salad with quinoa, chickpeas, sesame-maple dressing and sunflower seeds
*vegan shepherds pie with lentils and vege pate
*yam dip with warm bread or corn chips
*mint tea (bring rum to make a hot mojito!)
*possibility of gaspacho. but no promises.

Things got extremely good. The cooking situation enhanced us with rabbit and other wild game. A tarot reading booth was introduced to balance the eruptitude, and everyone felt the shift. Dominique Alexander contributed the decor installations “Bubble World” and “Quarry World” which transported us all as you might expect. An even more experimental TV installation than Cool Fest XI’s was succumbed to. Huge crowds cheered incredible sets by Fat Worm of Error, Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche, Jef Barbara, and a million others, and luxuriated under unconditional rooftop access for the half of the year that’s any use in Montreal. Those of us who were there for all of it saw close to eighty sets that year with Cool Fest. 

 

It had costs, hitting it so hard like we did. We were all Tired and emotional occasionally. I bet Woodstock was no picnic either sometimes. But trouble comes and goes pretty fast when you’re totally immersed in a peak life experience once every twelve weeks. Between the music, and all the people particiapting and helping out to add to the experience, we made Woodstock look like nothin’ more than a bunch of hippies. I’d like to give a shoutout to all righteous souls who opened their hearts to Cool Fest this year.

 

The Cool Fest banner appeared in Cineplexes everywhere in June when a Cadence Weapon interview was filmed at La Brique and shown as a pre-show feature

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