‘THEY FEEL THAT THEY CAN MAKE THINGS HAPPEN HERE’: INDIE RECORD LABELS CULTIVATE SASK. MUSIC SCENE

Grind Central Records, Grey Records filling in gaps

Lenore Maier and her sisters make up The Garrys, a Saskatoon-based surf rock band who also helped organize the first and second Manitou Boogaloo events, hosted in Manitou Beach, located 95 kilometres southeast of Saskatoon. (Submitted by Jade Bugera)

Chris Dimas and Gage McGuire were hard at work moving tables, drums and sound system elements outside.

They were creating a stage in the alley beside the Exchange in Regina in preparation for the second annual Grind Central Festival. Both sweated in the July heat as they joked about bringing on volunteers next year.

The festival was put on through their small independent label, Grind Central Records.

The label began in a basement in 2017 as a way to get their own album out. Both are a little surprised at how it’s grown

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