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Event Archive - Accordions Gone Wild? Proud Animal Spring Break Tour Launch!: Proud Animal

Sun. March 17th 2013 Falconetti's East Side Grill (All Ages)
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM doors at 6:45 PM
$5 at the door only.

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Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
“ incisive, relevant and entertaining rock band.” Verb Magazine, Saskatoon

Accordions Gone Wild?
Proud Animal Unleashes the Accordion
Western Canada Spring Break Tour March 20-25

VANCOUVER, BC- If you think accordion music is your Great Uncle playing polkas, Proud Animal promises to take you to the squeezebox’s wild side. Vancouver audiences can catch the band’s brazen mix of smart indie rock and punky art pop: March 17th at Falconetti's Eastside Grill.

Hailed as a “mature, inventive band” (The Georgia Straight), Proud Animal is an electric four-piece that promises to make you forget anything that polka has ever done to you. Their music mixes accordion and electric guitar riffs with inventive rhythms, catchy melodies and an unconventional blend of boy-girl harmonies that sometimes feature Patti Smith-style rock and roll shouting. Always eclectic, their shows span a wide range of song styles, including sweet-tempered anthems, brash rock outs and playfully sharp meditations on everything from astronomy to promiscuity.

Proud Animal’s original and surprising take on accordion music stems from front-woman and primary songwriter Barbara Adler. Adler first strapped on the stomach Steinway as a founding member of CFMA-nominated folk-poetry band The Fugitives. As a member of that band, Adler toured festivals and clubs across Canada and Europe. Since then, she’s become a key voice in Vancouver’s burgeoning accordion scene, and is the creator of the perennially sold-out “Underdog Instrument Grudge Match” at the Accordion Noir Festival. Proud Animal has toured throughout B.C. and across Canada, with performances at festivals including The PuSh Performing Arts Festival, The Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the Brandon Folk Festival.

Their March Spring Break tour takes them from Vancouver to Winnipeg, and will see the band gearing up to produce their second recording in April 2013.


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