Posted: May 12th, 2013 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Antiparty, benefit, C. R. Avery, Chelsea Johnson, Christie Rose, Company B, Corbin Murdoch, Familiar Wild, Jess Hill, Jesse Waldman, Khari Mclelland, Lindy Gray, Poly Hatchet, Rio Theatre, the Broken Mirrors, The Tailor, Tom Waits | No Comments »
This won’t strictly speaking be our first time up for one of Jess Hill’s epic Tom Waits tribute nights — Pavel and Blackbox previously backed Katie Gogo of Hoko’s fame on a wacky and sweet take on “Misery Is The River of the World”.
This time around, however, the venue is considerably larger — moving from the confines of Cafe Deux to the palatial expanses of the Rio Theatre — and the roster of East Van luminaries paying tribute to their favorite Rain Dog is truly all-star: C.R. Avery, The Tailor, the Broken Mirrors, Antiparty, Company B, Poly Hatchet, Familiar Wild, Christie Rose, Chelsea Johnson, Jess Hill, Khari Mclelland, Jesse Waldman, Corbin Murdoch, and Lindy Gray. Plus, of course, your friendly neighborhood jug band of the damned.
That’ll be Thursday, June 6th, doors at 7 pm and showtime starting at 8 pm prompt! Tickets will be $15 at the door or $12 in advance at www.riotheatretickets.ca, and proceeds from the show are earmarked to benefit Battered Women’s Support Services.
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Posted: April 12th, 2013 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Slocan Park Field House | No Comments »
Because we’re Trying New Things this year, for the first time we’ll be performing in a Field House, located in Slocan Park, a hop, skip and a jump from the 29th Avenue SkyTrain Station. The event, part of a series running most every Thursday, is named The East Van Moon Jam (moonless in our case — a New Moon night!) and admission is by donation (suggested donation $5-10 sliding scale). We play a set and the public plays a set (that could be you!), with the whole kaboodle starting at 7 pm and wrapped by 9. How do you like that? (A: We like it just fine, thank you very much.)
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Alice Francis, Bananafish Dance Orchestra, Bizarriety, Blackberry Wood, Bohemian Acro, Bouncing Back, Company B, Danny Nielsen, DJ AppleCat, DJ Eliazar, Electro Vaudeville Festival, Flying Monkey Foxes, Grandview Legion Hall, Hard Times Hit Parade, Hoofer's Line, Mary Anne, Melody Mangler, Neil E. Dee, Russell Bruner, Sepiatonic, Super and the Get Hot, Swing Co, Swingrowers | No Comments »
Ladies and gentlemen, the fabulous Electro Vaudeville Festival has opted this year to include us in their exciting line-up of acts blending something old with a little something new, a gig so exciting… we’re breaking our “one show a month” rule. (Hey, it’s more of a guideline…) This year’s acts come from as far afield as Germany and Italy and as near as Seattle and Nanaimo, and as we can report from their pre-festival show a couple of weeks ago, they put an emphasis on dressing up and dancing! That makes it… a very nice crowd to play to, and overall a great scene to be amongst!
We open the second night at the Grandview Legion Hall (2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs), slated to begin playing around 8 pm. The fest overall runs two nights and one afternoon with a smashing lineup — $25 Friday night (17+), $28 Saturday day (all ages) and $35 Saturday night (17+), and we highly endorse… all of it!
Posted: April 3rd, 2013 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: art opening, Aurel Stan, Ava Lee Millman Fisher, Baila Lazarus, Barbara Burns, Casey Fawsitt, Druh Ireland, Jewish Community Centre, Jocelyne Hallé, Karen Evans, Lauren Morris, Lorne Greenberg, Mahla Shapiro, Motty Levy, Orly Ashkenazy, Paulette Marie Sauvé, Peter Rosen, Rina Lederer Vizer, Sidi Schaffer, Vladimira Fillion Wackenreuther, Zwany Mauritz | No Comments »
The Creaking Planks are returning to the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery in the Jewish Community Centre (950 W. 41st Ave.), incognito as Der Royshiker Krokves, to perform some of our hybrid klezmer at the art opening for the “Faces of Israel” exhibition starting at 7 pm, Thursday, April 11th. Admission is free, so please feel at ease to come by and join us at one of our rare west-side engagements, and you can take in some juried art while you’re there!
Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Backstage Lounge, Bettina May, DJ Phucian, Electro Vaudeville Festival, Lily Fawn, Val Rudy | 1 Comment »
A late-breaking update: we open a free show tonight at the Backstage Lounge (1585 Johnston Street on Granville Island) starting ~9:30 pm. Joining us are Lily of Victoria’s Hank & Lily and visiting burlesque phenom Bettina May, plus sets by DJs Phucian and Val Rudy.
More updates coming for more shows in April and beyond!