Rockin’ the fields of Minnedosa

When Planets Al!gn

When Planets Al!gn Supplied
When Planets Al!gn Supplied

Lake Minnedosa |  August 2-4
Big names: Monster Truck, Big Wreck
Local talent: Clubbing Fraggles, Dust Rhinos
$60 single day pass
$150-$225 weekend pass
Camping sold out
Free parking

The Rockin’ the Fields festival is celebrating its tenth year out in Minnedosa, taking over for the dearly departed classic rock weekend as the perfect place for the best in back to basics, radio-ready rock - and no one plays louder and harder than local four piece When Planets Al!gn.

“It’s going to be a blast!” drummer Clint Chaboyer says. “They have some big names this year such as Theory of a Deadman, Big Wreck, The Trews, Trooper and Monster Truck just to name a few.”

Chaboyer, who is joined in WAP by vocalist/guitarist Jason Lowe, guitarist Myke Perez and bassist Dylan Ryder-Chaboyer, has good cause to be excited. With so many Juno-winners and legends in one place it’s a big deal for this Winnipeg punk act, and one that they’re proud to be a part of (and use to their full advantage).

“It’s not everyday that you get to play with bands of that size, it really lets us get our name out there,” he says. “Even just being able to walk around the camp area and talk to people is great for our exposure and will help widen our fan base, helping get us to the next level which is where we all want to be.”

WPA has already achieved radio acceptance - its Backseat Bareback single recently won Power 97’s River City Rocks competition - and the band recently went into the studio with Dreadnaut’s Mike Wagner to lay down a full length record, due out August 1. Chaboyer is definitely pleased with the outcome of the collaboration between the band and its producer.

“If you are in the music scene in Winnipeg, you definitely know who Mike is,” he says. “He has given us a great sound!”

Part of the series: Summer Festival Guide 2013

Published in Volume 67, Number 27 of The Uniter (July 17, 2013)

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