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Event Archive - Late show: Arts & Crafts recording artists: Snowblink, Gordon Grdina’s Haram

Sun. April 28th 2013 Railway Club (No Minors)
9 PM doors at 8 PM
$8 at the door only.
Late show: Arts & Crafts recording artists Snowblink with Gordon Grdina’s Haram
Doors 8 PM, Show 9 PM, Cover $8
In 2008, Daniela Gesundheit of Snowblink moved from San Francisco to Toronto, irreversibly altering Snowblink from a whimsical warm-weather band touting four male backup singers (two of whom were Andrew and Ben of MGMT) to work with principle collaborator, Dan Goldman (Luxury Pond). Snowblink quickly became “one of the most compelling new voices on the Canadian scene” (CBC), opening for Feist, Jeff Tweedy, Owen Pallett, Timber Timbre, Ohbijou, Great Lake Swimmers, and The Hidden Cameras on extended tours throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2011 the band added Felicity Williams and Dan Gaucher to the touring line-up.
In September of 2012, Snowblink released their sophomore record, Inner Classics, on Arts & Crafts records to great critical success.
They also took part in a collaboration project with Feist and Aroara, performing at The Polaris Prize Ceremony on September 20th, and at the Great Hall on December 20th, 2012. The band’s release show was recorded for CBC’s Canada Live and broadcast on Jan 7th, 2013. The band was also featured on CBC’s Q on December 17th.
Snowblink’s debut record, Long Live, was released on Toronto imprint Out Of This Spark and hailed as an ”essential release” by London’s Sunday Times, and “dreamy electro-folk” by Globe & Mail.
Gordon Grdina’s Haram is a 10-piece Arabic Avant-Garde ensemble. The group takes classic Iraqi and Arabic music from great composers like Farid Al-Atrache, Abdul Wahab, and Oum Kalthoum and filters them through Vancouver's creative improvising community. The stacked group is invigorating to watch constantly shifting directions while building to euphoric crescendos. This one-of-a-kind ensemble is for anyone interested in exciting, cross-cultural, boundary annihilating music!


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