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The two words you would never believe would ever go together, especially in a venue called the Killroom; however this is the most perfect venue to learn to skate, listen to sick bands meanwhile being fully immersed into a safe alt-music community where all ages are welcome.
Bare Minimum ● Black Budget ● Lucid Smog Disorder
After a two-week hiatus, Critical Zero is back online, and we'd like to highlight a truly unique festival that's taking place all month. A festival honouring our female, female identifying, non-binary, trans, and two spirited music industry friends.
Some hard facts:
"The amount of women represented overall in the chart was 30 per cent. Just 14 per cent of songwriters represented on the chart were women (a slight decrease from the 2021 statistic of 14.3 per cent) while only 3.4 per cent of the 232 producers represented on the year-end chart were women, and one producer was non-binary." - The Guardian
A portion of the proceeds go to the charity "Guitars4Grrrls," which is based in London, Ontario. Their mission entails the following:
- We will get guitars into the hands of as many teenage grrrls as possible.
- We will do well to help teenage grrrls express themselves, build confidence, and learn how to take up space and be loud without feeling sorry for it.
- We will increase the representation of grrrls in music, especially rock music, and decrease the gender divide in the music industry.
The events will include performances by; "By Octopi", "Heavy Petter", "MVll Crimes", "Sunlust", "Queens and Kings," and "Billie Rogue", just to name a few.
We've seen STMV grow from a small organization in 2021 to a large organization that is now focused on changing the lives of the community one show at a time, post-pandemic. The intense amount of work that goes into each event helps to discover new bands and has become the launching pad for many local bands' careers.