Paulina Ortlieb has been working on a punk documentary for Victoria for the past 5 years called “Somewhere to go: Punk Victoria”. She created a few documentaries while getting her Masters at the University of Victoria and was encouraged to do one for her thesis. This is the result.
A trailer was released just a few days ago and it has the entire city buzzing. This is as B-Side as it gets! Victoria is known for a LOT of things, but punk music doesn’t top most lists. The fact is, the punk scene in Victoria was HUGE in the 80s and 90s and saw bands like The Day Glo Abortions, No Means No and the first speed metal band, The Neos.
Victoria had the ingredients to make the perfect punk scene: Caucasian teenagers with stable lives, that developed a lot of angst. YYJ became fertile ground ripe for punk picking.
There has been no announcement on a premier date yet, but Paulina has applied to a few festivals including the Victoria Film Festival. We can’t wait to see this!
Fort Street is becoming very well known for it’s unlimited amount of coffee shops, tacos and tech hubs like Fort Tectoria and the Summit. There’s also amazing restaurants like Chorizo & Co and Fish Hook that keep busy tech workers fed.
This youthful buzz is spreading.
The Livet is a brand new restaurant on Broughton featuring a Raw Bar and Charcoal Grill across from the Royal Theatre. Fort Realty, who brought us Chorizo & Co and Fish Hook, are behind it. Ticket Rocket has also moved into the building and Discover Coffee has moved a few doors down to take advantage of prime corner placement.
Choux Choux Charcuterie just extended their hours to meet the crazy demand of fine meats and cheeses too!
We’re loving where this city is going! Listen to the Zone@91.3fm’s morning show below as Dan Gunn chats about all of it…