Kazoo! Fest reviews: Scattered Clouds @Guelph Green Party Office April 5

Scattered Clouds at the Guelph Green Party Office on April 5. (Photo by Tom Beedham)

Positioned somewhere between brooding, jangly no-wave and an artsy kind of horror country, Scattered Clouds are kind of like a falling apart Bauhaus meets the Wild West. While the band boasts a name that echoes weather forecast and they were the second opener to play a five-band show, they shouldn’t be mistaken as anything short of a focal point, lest their peculiar sound should go unobserved.

 

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About Tom Beedham

Tom Beedham is a Canadian writer and photographer whose work focuses on independent culture, experimental art, DIY communities, and their relationship to the mainstream. He has reported on a spectrum of creatives ranging from emerging acts to the definitive voices of cultural movements. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. He has contributed features to Exclaim!, NOW, A.Side (formerly AUX), Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, and has appeared as a correspondent on Daily VICE. Tom is also a co-organizer and curator of the inter-arts series Long Winter, for which he has overseen the publication of an online blog and print newspaper-style community publication, and, in collaboration with Lucy Satzewich, implemented harm reduction strategies for safer event spaces. From 2006-2012, he was Editor-in-Chief of Halton, ON -based youth magazine The Undercroft and served as an outreach worker for parent organization Peer Outreach Support Services and Education (POSSE) Project. He was also a DIY concert organizer in his hometown Georgetown, ON in the mid-2000s.

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