Video #124 of 1000 – The Zolas – The Great Collapse. Recorded live at the Khatsalano Music Festival on July 21, 2012 in HD (1080p on XA10).

The Zolas were 1 of 40 bands performing at the free Khatsalano Music Festival on July 21! Their stage faced the setting sun and gave them a view of 1000’s of people that filled the streets up the Kits slope from Burrard to Balsam.

There’s something happening on the west coast. Whether it’s in the air, the water, or the drugs, a pool of talent has formed around the notion that you can have your pop and eat it too, with brainy, prog-influenced weird-beards like Bend Sinister and arcane psycho-confectioners Mother Mother demonstrating that musical complexity can still be hummable. Commercial, even…

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Shot by Rod Matheson for EveryDayMusic.