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Accordion Speakeasy: Geoff Berner, Demon Squadron, Lonesome Leash, Orkestar Silvovica, Dr. Jack’s Jackpot of Cabaret Curios

Fri. September 12th 2014 8:00PM The Russian Hall (No Minors) 8:00PM
$15 at the door, $12.50 advance
Tickets at: Brown Paper Tickets, Zulu Records, Highlife Records, Red Cat Records
A stellar lineup of international and national accordion artists features Socalled (Montreal), Miss Murgatroid (Portland), Lonesome Leash (New Orleans/Los Angeles) and Ol¹ Crocodile (France/Montreal ) alongside Vancouver heavies including Geoff Berner and Wintermitts. The incredible array of squeezebox-centric bands include hip-hop, klezmer, folk, indie rock, blue-grass, punk, avant-garde and even musical theatre. From dance parties, to concerts, to cabaret acts, workshops and a community dinner, The Accordion Noir Festival is Vancouver's chance to be swept away by the deliciously edgy and deliriously sexy world of 'noir' accordion.
http://accordionnoirfest.com/

Geoff Berner (Klezmer Punk)

Geoff Berner writes peculiar, witty, sometimes heartbreaking songs with way too much insight into human nature. When he sings them, he stands alone on stage, playing his accordion, Estella. The music is a unique mix of folk, punk, and klezmer. The effect can be at times haunting, confrontational, or just absurd. Sometimes all three at the same t... more info
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