Friday, October 12, 2012

Catching up

Hey, it's been a while...

I reviewed the 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival (yah, I know this was a month ago) for; it's here.

Once I get my crap together, I'll transcribe my interview with Nels Cline (who played three times in 24 hours at the GJF!) and post it, too.

And if you're not doing anything tomorrow (I'm writing this on Oct. 12), head to the lovely Registry Theatre in Kitchener for the VOC Silent Film Harmonic accompanying three short(ish) films by Charlie Chaplin.  Registry page here.

Advanced tickets at the Centre in the Square box office are $15; at the door of the Registry, tickets are $15, $10 with a Food Bank donation or $5 eyego.

And since you're here, might as well spill the beans on the next VOC shows:

Fri, Jan 11th -The Man Who Laughs (1928), starring the great Conrad Veidt; his character's grotesque smile is the inspiration for the Joker.

Thurs, April 11th - A surrealism double bill: La Chute De La Maison Usher (1928, aka The Fall of the House of Usher) and Un Chien Andalou (1929)

(these are the proper dates & movies; I previously had the order of the films & dates incorrect.)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Open Ears Environmental Rhythms & Buster Keaton

A preview of the Open Ears Environmental Rhythms that I wrote was in Thursday's Record.  For now, it's here.  The article features Jesse Stewart, who's playing Friday, and Morris Palter, who's playing Saturday.

And, the VOC will be performing an outdoor show on Saturday, June 2 at the Public Space outside of the Shops at Waterloo Town Square - we'll be on around 9:30pm.  It'll be a repeat of the Buster Keaton film-a-rama we did back at the Registry.

This event is brought to you by the City of Waterloo (yeah!) and The Princess Cinemas (yeah!)

Best of all, it's FREEEEEEE!  Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and spread out to enjoy the show.  Treats and snacks will for sale.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Two articles

First of all, big thanks to everybody that came out to the Buster Keaton show at the Reg- it was a great crowd and the band had a blast playing ACTUAL SONGS (though we shamblized them pretty good...)! Looks like we'll be repeating the show for an outdoor gig in a couple weeks.... check back here for details!

Two new interviews of mine are out:

At last year's Open Ears festival, I sat down with Scott Thompson of The Rent (and joined mid-way through by band-mate Susannah Hood). Get their cd here. That interview is in the latest and greatest issue of Eartrip - get it in a variety of formats here Do yourself and get all the back issues!

And I sat down Gerry Hemingway during the last Guelph Jazz Festival. That talk is in the new issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation here. Gerry's webpage is here

Belated mention that my preview of the Colin Stetson show at the Perimeter Institute last Saturday appeared in the Nightlife section of the Record the Thursday before... Doesn't look like it made up on the Record website. :(

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

VOC Silent Film Harmonic - upcoming show!

Buster Keaton is the world renowned master of slapstick. Watch him elude the cops, jump from moving cars, foil criminals and get the girl all the while in floppy shoes and a porkpie hat. Here are 5 of his best short films!

Friday, March 16th, 8p.m.
The Registry Theatre: 122 Frederick St., Kitchener

Advanced tickets at the Centre in the Square box office are $15; at the door of the Registry, tickets are $15, $10 with a Food Bank donation or $5 eyego.

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic are: Ted Harms (bass), David Hunsberger (clarinets), Steve Lederman (percussion, brass), Bradford Nowak (drums), and Wade Whittaker (guitar).

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

'nother VOC show!!!!!!

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic will be accompanying Pandora's Box on Saturday, Feb 4th at 8pm.

As usual, we'll be at the fantabulous Registry Theatre. $15 at the door, $10 if you bring a food bank donation, $5 for eyego

Pandora's Box documents how a naive & innocent woman destroys everything she touches. There - that's it in a nutshell. If you want more, here's the imdb link, here's wiki

The VOC Silent Film Harmonic are still: Ted Harms (double bass), David Hunsberger (clarinets), Steve Lederman (percussion, brass), Bradford Nowak (percussion, trumpet), and Wade Whittaker (guitar).

Please tell any interested parties, mention us around the water cooler, or put up the poster wherever cool cats like you can be found.

Laurie Anderson article

Ms. Anderson is playing the Perimeter Inst. this Thursday, Jan. 19. PI website

A preview of her show was in last Thursday's Nighlife section of the Record. Check your better local libraries for a copy or, for now, it's up on the Record website here.