In this post-ironic era of consensus culture, it's acceptable to listen to whatever you want without much ridicule. Even if someone is trashing the only artist you've ever loved in a scathing Instagram comment (or wherever people trash artists these days), you can just click to another page and find a million other people affirming your taste. At one point I thought Modern Country was the only music fit for a universal hatchet job, but no one even tut-tutted when I sung its praises on the site last year. I was proud of that one guys!!!
That's why I thought I'd highlight the line-up of this year's Amnesia Rockfest in Quebec. It's one of the only posters I've seen where I've recognised a band 28 lines from the top - and they're all groups I jocked like crazy between the ages of 12 - 18. More importantly, if you rocked any of these bands' merch at school/the park/the mall you sure would've received a few harsh comments. Or worse, had the shit kicked out of you while you failed to roll a spliff under a metal half-pipe.
So I salute these bands for still going strong today. Even the Offspring (they were pretty terrrible tbh). No one remembers what those townies were listening to anyway.
If you want to break out the black merch and bad attitude and head to Amnesia, click here.
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