Tag: fernwood neighborhood

  • How to find a show at Big Fernwood in Victoria BC

    If you put “big fernwood” into gmaps it takes you to the wrong place, currently. Big Fernwood is in the Fernwood community centre (Little Fernwood is half a block away at Paul Philips Hall). You find the Fernwood community centre on Gladstone street. The door may be open and there may be someone working the…

  • Big Fernwood show: Anal Shawarma, Androgyne (#live #local band & venue review)

    Truth be told, I went to see T.O.A.D. even though they’re from Toronto because they’re friends of mine, and I didn’t know the other bands even though they’re local.  A handful of punks at the show were wearing Jobsite patches or hardhats and high-vis even, so presumably they’re well-liked but actually I dipped before T.O.A.D.…

  • Fernwood Pizza Company (pizza place review)

    Fernwood Pizza Company (pizza place review)

    First impression of the place was that the vibe is similar to Wicked Pies in Olympia; indie kids behind a fishbowl window.  It’s perky, in a low key way.  Does that make sense? So, I got comped my slice because they felt like it was kind of dry (probably all the picture-snapping alerted them that…

  • Fernfest 2023 (community event review)

    Fernfest 2023 (community event review)

    The cliff’s notes version: What’s working for it? It was free to enter! Fernwood has a great atmosphere, everyone there was really vibing on the music, lots of people were dancing, everyone seemed happy/on-brand/happy-to-be-on-brand.  There was beer-by-donation, there were cute wristbands.  Lots of very cute hipsters to scope out; great people-watching space.  Very cute place to…

  • Big Fernwood show: AK47,  Neurospasm, Gnar Gnars, with Ripcordz (May 13/23)

    Big Fernwood show: AK47, Neurospasm, Gnar Gnars, with Ripcordz (May 13/23)

    So I caught this in local events on FB a few weeks before the showdate and talked myself in and out of going a bunch of times. Mostly I didn’t feel like busing or paying for two shows in a row but ended up getting a ride to the Kill Rats show the previous night…