Rock of the "Hood", The forest has moved indoors Aug 20-22

Vancouver Island's "Bamberton" was supposed to be getting ready for the very first edition of "Rock of the Woods", a brand new outdoor music festival featuring talened artists from near and far.  Well due to circumstances that just suck, the festival is moving indoors over 3 nights.

Of course the goal moving forward is to make this event a successful outdoor one, but that doesn't mean this 2010 edition won't be worth while checking out indoors.  Sugar Nightclub and Lucky Bar have stepped up to host the 14 acts over the 3 days.  The line-up looks like this:

Friday, August 20th @ Sugar Nightclub Doors at 9:00pm: Brasstronaut, The British Colombians, Sunday Buckets, Acres of Lions and Smith &Lyseng

Saturday, August 21st @ Sugar Nightclub Doors at 8:00pm : Junior Boys, Mat the Alien, Humans, Celebrity Traffic, The Mowhawk Lodge.

The Closing Party, Sunday, August 22nd @ Lucky Bar Doors at 8:00pm: Run Chico Run, Espionage, Bloody Wilma, and JP Maurice

The group behind "Rock of the Hood" has done a great job keeping their spirits up, and finding alternate ways of making the festival work.  It's people like this that get local music heard and they should be commended for pushing through and making sure the music happens!

It's also great to hear that so many of the bands are still able to make it out, some of them dealing with date changes.  There are many people working hard, and changing their schedules around to bring music to you, the people!

It's easy to focus on the negative, and what is not happening this year. I say throw that to the wayside, and get in on "Rock of the Woods" while it's still in the "Hood". You can brag that you were around "when that ole festival was still indoors".  It's a chance to see some great acts, have a few drinks, and enjoy yourself.  In the end, isn't that what music is about?

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