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KYEO/CSA Present: Evan Gordon & The Sad Clowns + Ian Blurton+Huron=Happy Endings – 02/18

KYEO & The CSA Present:

Thursday February 18, 2010

EVAN GORDON & THE SAD CLOWNS
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IAN BLURTON+HURON=HAPPY ENDINGS


Evan Gordon & The Sad Clowns

Over the past 15 years, Evan Gordon has made some of the most groundbreaking rock ‘n’ roll to ever come out of Canada. Gordon has left an indelible mark on early songs and records by Jim Guthrie, Royal City, Constantines, and even his father, folk singer James Gordon, all of whom have gone on to find audiences well beyond Wellington County. Now a member of such notable bands as the Magic, Islands, and the Skeletones Four, Evan’s been so busy that he’s neglected his own band, the Sad Clowns. All that changes with the dirty, sexy rock ‘n’ roll quintet’s first show in forever. If you like your classic rock from the future, don’t miss the return of Evan Gordon and the Sad Clowns.


Ian Blurton+Huron=Happy Endings

Huron is a rock ‘n’ roll band from Hamilton, Ontario. Formed in early 2008, by the end of that year they began tracking their debut record with producer Sir Ian Blurton (Weakerthans, Cursed, Amy Millan). The result will see the light of day this spring, on Latent Recordings/Fontana North. Huron describe it as “a big old southern-fried Sabbath riffin’ affair, with heavy nods to electric Neil Young, the Beatles and The Band. Sometimes the Floyd and the Dead get the better of us and it gets psychedelic. Often it’s some combination of those.” Most recently Huron have teamed up with Blurton to form a new band called Happy Endings. Best known for leading Change of Heart and C’mon, Blurton explores his love of heavy, psychedelic, stoner rock in Happy Endings. For the project’s new record, Blurton played almost every instrument on record himself, with the exception of a couple of appearances by Damon Richardson on drums. Scott from Raising the Fawn has a big vocal part on the record; Michael Thompson has an incredible trumpet part that lasts about 15 seconds but is unbelievably memorable; and Kevin Drew plays guitar. For this show, Huron will play their own set and then back Blurton up as Happy Endings.

Special Guest:

DJ Charless

Thursday February 18, 2010
The Ebar 41 Quebec St. Guelph
Doors at 10:00 PM
All-ages/Licensed

$8 with non-perishable food item
$10 without

Tickets Available:
The Bookshelf – 41 Quebec St. – Guelph
Orange Monkey – 005 Princess St. – Waterloo
CSA Office – University of Guelph – UC Room 274
(non-perishable food items will be accepted at ticket outlets)

All proceeds benefit Out on the Shelf
All food items collected will benefit the Guelph Food Bank.

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UPCOMING KYEO/CSA SHOWS:

THURSDAY MARCH 11: THE BONFIRE BALL ft. JASON COLLETT – ZEUS – TBA @ Ebar – 9:30 PM $12 w/food donation /$14 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.outontheshelf.ca

THURSDAY APRIL 15: OLD MAN LUEDECKE – PAT LEPOIDEVIN – TBA @ Ebar – 10:00 PM – $8 w/food donation /$10 – AA/LIC benefit for: www.outontheshelf.ca

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