Shiza Fest Block Party

(8.27) Drummer Nick Iddon left a big hole in the music scene when he died last year at the age of 44. He had been a member of several bands including Broken Poet, Eryss, Kanerko, Quaghogs, Sonce, Ravi Shavi, Viking Jesus, and Animal Face to name a few. His former bandmates immediately came together with the idea for a two-day music marathon in his honor. Music writer Rob Duguay discussed its inception in the ProJo:

The idea for Shiza Fest (named for one of the many unique and colorful “Iddonisms” he was known for among friends) was born when a bunch of Iddon’s bandmates gathered at Nolan’s Corner Pub on Atwells Avenue, and one of them had a date booked for September at Dusk.

That one date stretched into two days.

Nick’s friends and family are back again, this year dividing the celebration between two venues: Dusk on Saturday and the Parlour on Sunday. The following line-ups would appear to involve every musician in town.

Shiza Fest Block Party!

DAY ONE: Noon, Saturday, August 26, Dusk, 301 Harris Avenue:

1pm open mic
2pm The Real Marie
3pm Brown Apples
4pm Gamma Rage
5pm Eclectic Electric
6pm The Sonce
7pm A Truth Divides
8pm Sex Coffee
9pm Tung
10pm Kanerko
11pm Donny Brook
12am Hope Ancho

DAY TWO: Noon, Sunday, August 27, the Parlour, 1119 North Main Street:

1pm The Office
2pm Heather Rose In Clover
3pm Corinne Southern & The Constellations
4pm Artist Jackie & The Wizard
5pm Helen & The Trash Pandas
6pm High Planes
7pm Dust Ruffles

8pm Viking Jesus

9pm Ravi Shavi

10pm Quahogs

11pm Animal Face



More at Nick’s obituary. Donations in his memory can be made to the ASPCA.


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