The sixth annual Vaggie Fest takes place today at the Adam Mickiewicz Library. Originally a riff on Veggie Fest, the all day festival is a celebration of women in punk from in and around the WNY area. Groups from Pittsburgh, Montreal, Toronto, Rochester, and Buff will be on hand to shred.
Canada is represented by VCR, weirdo Toronto wailers, on tour with eclectic group Tonka and Puma while Montreal offers up queercore hardcore (the best kind) band Pretty Boys.
Seismic Thrust brings a different kind of Philly flavor with their jangly alt country,and PBGH neighbors Cruces dish out blues vocals with stoner doom instrumentals. Fellow Steel City act Brazilian Wax will bring some riot grrl flavor for a new generation.
Chimes sounds like the NY/NJ indie scene they’re from with their psychedelic slacker jams while the familiar fuzzy garage sounds of Rochester friends Green Dreams will supplement the know em love em local faves Space is Haunted, Healer, Hot Tip, Girl Scouts, Blobs and the CCDS (Death Squad) drummers.
Music should start at 2pm and there will be tables with local art collectives plus record labels and stores. GG’s Franks and Amy’s Truck will supply the food throughout the day. $10 is the cost to hang at the all ages fest.