CMW 2011 Profile: Kidstreet
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Kidstreet play at the El Mocambo at 1 a.m. Photo courtesy of CMW.
Waterloo sibling trio Kidstreet make electronic pop music that’s a lot heavier than their bubbly name might suggest. With live drums, synths, guitar, and an unstoppable energy, their set tonight at El Mocambo (1 a.m.) is sure to be a highlight of the weekend.
Torontoist: Why should we see you at CMW?
Karl Snyder (drummer): Because we will put everything we have into our performance on Saturday. We like to give and usually the crowd gives right back in the form of energy and good times.
What’s your favourite Toronto venue, and why?
It’s a toss up between a few. We love to play the Drake because it gives great sound and has terribly friendly people. The Supermarket is always a good time for the same reasons and the Wrongbar is just a great venue, period.
What’s your favourite Toronto band, and why?
Impossible to say really but if I had to choose my favourite band from Toronto right now is Rouge, which is a new group made up of one of the members of Green Go and Gentlemen Reg. I’ve had a great time every single time I see them play or played with them.
What are you excited about seeing/doing and adamant about avoiding at CMW?
Festivals like these are always a good chance to be excited about what you might run into. If I get the chance, I’ll just walk around to different locations and hopefully find some shows that are inspired and fun to be at! I don’t usually get excited about any one particular event.
What are the best and worst things about these monster-sized music festivals?
Without a doubt the best thing is that you cannot stay bored for very long. It’s like being at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Try something out, if it’s not to your taste, walk half a block, try something else out. These types of festivals are all about experimenting with new sounds and familiar sounds and mashing it all together.
What’s happening for the band after CMW?
We’re releasing our X EP in CD form with a couple new B-sides and some remixes in the coming month which we’re all excited about. We should be on the road pretty soon to continue to promote the singles we’ve released and build up momentum before our album release which will likely be later in the spring.