Somehow we knew we’d end up back at the Gaff Gallery, and even though it’s been some five months, the fates have us returning to 684 E. Hastings to perform at a new venue occupying its old site — now Vancouver’s premiere anarchist bookstore, Spartacus Books! Squeezebeard having run so many installments of the 57 Varieties open stage and the Perpetual Motion Roadshow at the old Spartacus (to say nothing of Accordion Noir, and its subsequent monthly accordion circle, being merely a byproduct of a chance encounter on its floor), it was truly a no-brainer to get the Planks on board to perform at its grand re-opening.
Live performances are going on from 7-10 pm, including sets from The Holdouts, Joey Only, and DJ Like the Wolf; in addition, there will be the unveiling of a new hipster art exhibition by Miranda Nelson, “Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Robots” (where are the Zombies?), as well as spirited readings of radical children’s books earlier in the day. To top it all off, they’re celebrating their new location by holding a massive sale on all their used books! At prices like this, it just doesn’t make sense to prop up authoritarian systems!
Update: Erin Bee took photos! Only two of us made it, but we gave everything we had!