The jug band of the damned (that’s us!) return again to the Grandview Legion (upstairs at 2205 Commercial Drive) for our annual appearance at the Accordion Noir Festival of all squeezings dark and gritty (this is their 5th annual! Yow, outta sight!) Hopefully this party will simmer only slightly under the fever pitch of our last AN Fest appearance there, and perhaps be a bit less explicit than our last visit to the Grandview Legion.
We’re joined by two other East Van all-star bands, High Society (who we’ve been waiting a year to play with) and the Flying Folk Army, recently reconvened after a 7-year hiatus, for what’s been described as “a night of bellows-driven foot-scooting and boogying”. So bring your dancing shoes and come prepared to cut a rug!
The jug band of the damned THE CREAKING PLANKS (ab)use old-timey instruments to pull modern pop music back in time, kicking and screaming, to a folksy bygone era with more dancing and less chin-stroking.
The soul groove of HIGH SOCIETY screams out joyful into the night and leaves you drenched in sweat and eager for more. Chelsea Johnson and Adam Farnsworth will be flipping coins to see who has to give up squeezing their heart out to give the other one a chance.
Because politics don’t have to be dull, the FLYING FOLK ARMY has come off of a 7-year hiatus to remind people why music that matters… matters! Alison Jenkins rocks the box here while her crack squad of rebel folkies display precision musical maneuvres.