“Welcome to the 2011 edition of our festival. Yes, the rumors are true: this will be the last one. This is not just a “goodbye” but also a “hello” to our future projects.”
It is true that last year was the final Heck Fest but since then everyone I know who has their hands deep into the pockets of our NW music scene has been calling it former festival name, Not What the Heck? Fest or "What? I thought they stopped doing that?!"
So, for the record, this "new" thing is called the Anacortes Unknown Music Series and it's essentially happening everywhere that it was before except the Port Warehouse (that replaced the Department of Safety after it closed) is being replaced by the desanctified church known as the Unknown.
Dylan Carlson Grouper Karl Blau Mount Eerie LAKE Ô Paon Calvin Johnson Lori Goldston Bret Lunsford with Wallie Funk and Bill Mitchell Thollem McDonas Vanessa Renwick Mark Baumgarten Joe Gurba Ashley Eriksson D+ Bryan, Frank & Bob Bouquet Hungry Cloud Darkening Sleepy Lagoon Motorbikes "Mikey Going Down" Dennis Driscoll Lovers Without Borders Bitpart Takhoma Urine
I'm not attending this year for a few reasons but good fun to all those who can make it.