Toronto's Over the Top Festival will celebrate its sixth year with over 25 bands playing at eight local venues from May 3-6.
Daniel Johnston, Mount Eerie, Michael Gira, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Matt & Kim, Peter and the Wolf, Flosstradamus, Julie Doiron, Arnold Dreyblatt, Jason Trachtenburg, Page France, Japanther, Genghis Tron, and Pit Er Pat are all part of the festival's lineup. Harry and the Potters will share magic mayhem alongside Arena Rock Recording Co. upstarts Germans at the festival's March 8 launch party at Toronto's Tranzac club. Tickets are on sale now.
2007 will also mark the first year the all-ages festival includes film, theater, and visual art. Film screenings include Jandek: A Duality of Self, The Guatemalan Handshake, and Before the Music Dies. Giant Killer Shark: The Musical-- "similar to a 1975 film about a killer shark that stalks the residents of a copyright-protected island," according to the festival's website-- is the only announced theatrical performance. http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news