Posted: May 30th, 2012 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Bike to Work Week, birthday, outdoors, VanCity Theatre | No Comments »
Despite a lack of any formal connection beyond, er, people-powered fun, the Creaking Planks have had intersections with all sorts of interesting bicycle-culture events here in town: Velofusion, Velopalooza, Bikesummer, Critical Mass, B:C:Clettes… even opening for a very strange screening of bicycle pornography, from which Wyoming Johnny may never quite recover. Icing this cake, this Friday (June 1st), a contingent of Creaking Planks will be acoustically giving ‘er down at the Olympic Village plaza (at Manitoba and Athletes Way or, otherwise put: by the statues of the giant birds) in celebration of another Bike To Work Week successfully pulled off by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition. We’ll be holding forth between 5 and 6:30 pm! Consider rolling by along the False Creek seawall and saying hi!
Update: called on account of delivering a baby! We warned ‘em!
Also, a very happy birthday to Allan Macinnis, who had the Planks open for his birthday screening of Death Watch at the VanCity Theatre Sunday May 27th. Many happy returns!
Posted: May 24th, 2012 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Bob Bossin, Bombus, Critical Mass, DJ Wellsie, EveKnevil, Grandview Legion, Lola Lush, Oker, Peretz Centre, Revelry Society, Timothy Wisdom, wedding | No Comments »
This Friday night, the jug band of the damned hits the Grandview Legion (2205 Commercial) to lend some real dance music played on real instruments to the Revelry Society’s annual Pirate Party, a Critical Mass afterparty. Other acts include: “Timothy Wisdom, Lola Lush, DJ Wellsie, Scantily Clad Clowns’ EveKnevil, the Liana dancers, Oker, Bombus and a pirate peep show. Your MC of the evening will be the queen of the pirates Jessica peg leg Mansoon.”
Doors at 9 pm. Tickets are $15, or $10 in advance from Highlife Records or revelrysociety.org
The organizers stress: “Please, no ninjas.”
Also, an unrelated thanks to Bob and Elizabeth for having us play their wedding at the Peretz Centre on the 20th and showing us the length of their … commitment and affection! We’ve portrayed a Jewish wedding band twice on stage now but this was the first time it was for reals. The gags and clowning made us feel almost as if we had been magically transported to Chelm itself, and of course having drag kings and the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada as side acts never hurts!