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Past Shows

Fri. October 7th 2016
WISE Hall (No Minors)
LIVE at the WISE Joey Only Outlaw Band, Gerry Hannah and The New Questioning Coyote Brigade
Sat. July 9th 2016
Rickshaw Theatre (No Minors)
Joey Only Outlaw Band, Devil in the Woodshack, Cornshed, Space Chimp
Fri. April 10th 2015
The Waldorf (No Minors)
Gypsy Spring Adham Shaikh, The Creaking Planks, burinato duo
Fri. January 16th 2015
The Emerald (No Minors)
The Creaking Planks, Travis, Al Mader, Ehren Salazar, Der Royshiker Krokves
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Rowan Lipkovits

Active / Available - Confirmed: Mar. 23, 2017 (Awaiting Update)
Age: 39 (estimated)
other sites: myspace

from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Accordion, Piano/Keyboards, Vocals details

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Rowan Lipkovits

Rowan Lipkovits is a performer based out of his hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Emerging from the late ’90s as a performance poet and composer of tracked .MODule music, he switched gears dramatically, putting his 15 years of piano lessons to strange new use when he followed the lead of Geoff Berner and picked up an accordion. A year later he realised he’d been trying to self-teach himself squeezebox upside-down, and things gathered momentum rapidly following a central tenet: since the standard repertoire had failed to thrill over the last several decades, he would instead perform renditions of modern songs that people were least likely to expect on the old-timey instrument — a kind of gimmick or trick to play on crowds based on overturning their expectations.

Adopting the credo of the cover performer (“you be original, I’ll be entertaining”), as his keyboard and vocal skills developed he found himself dramatically reinterpreting pop hits and casting them in a new light. Indulging a consular drive to be recognized as an ambassador of the misunderstood instrument, he became a media personality in December 2006 as part of the weekly Accordion Noir radio show / podcast.

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Current Projects

The Creaking Planksaccordion, vocals2005-present

Past Projects

Joey Only Outlaw Bandaccordion2006-The End
Available for paid gigs
Available for casual jamming
Available for lessons
Listing last updated/confirmed Mar. 23, 2017