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The all ages success story of Trash City Productions

Monday 02nd, January 2017 / 11:39
By Elliot Langford

Photo: Gianluca Cescon

VANCOUVER — Trash City Productions was born two years ago when Mati Cormier, who had some previous experience running shows and events volunteering with Safe Amp shows and the Ignite Youth Fest, decided to try booking a show herself.

“I wanna see this band and this band and this band together,” Cormier says. “No one else is putting that show on so I’m gonna do it so I can enjoy it. It was a very selfish thing, it was for myself ultimately because I wanted to see these bands. There was a lot of support coming from friends and places I volunteered, which made it really easy and encouraging.”

Since then Trash City has promoted or co-promoted over 100 shows, worked with dozens of local and touring bands, and introduced countless new fans to the Vancouver music scene. Cormier credits part of her success to the fact that she is the same age as many of the attendees. “[Other all ages shows] were organized by adults so there was always that feeling of ‘someone who is 30 years old got these kids to hang out with each other.’ So I feel like it’s more relatable because I know what other 17-year-olds want to do.”

She also notes that little things like filling the venue with balloons or putting glitter on the faces of attendees will help create a fun vibe, and that those efforts help make shows special and memorable. Trash City prides itself in diversity, both in working with a wide variety of musical genres and in being a welcoming environment. “Everyone has a lot of sides to them which is important. Why would you just limit yourself to one genre or one scene when there’s so much happening?… The Trash City community loves discovering new artists. People tell me that even if they’re just coming into the scene or they don’t know anyone it’s easy to make friends really quickly and I really highly value that that there’s no kind of elitist attitude amongst the community.” Cormier describes Trash City as her “baby” and says she “can’t imagine doing anything else with her life.”

“I never got that kind of satisfaction or that click from playing music but I feel so much more passionate about organizing it and booking it. Which is such a dorky passion, but like… I wanna organize things!”

Her advice to any other aspiring young promoters? “You can’t screw up that bad with this realistically. If you need help, ask for help. And if you want to do something really big, just do it. There’s no harm in asking bands to play a show for you.”

Trash City Productions celebrates their two year anniversary on January 6 at a surprise location.

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