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STAY OUT OF THE MALL XV – DEC. 15 & 16 2016 – EBAR – GUELPH

KYEO & Kazoo! Fest! Present:
Stay Out of the Mall XV

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Thursday December 15, 2016:

Jennifer Castle

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Jennifer Castle is a musician from Toronto, Canada.   Her most recent record of original songs, Pink City, was short-listed for the 2015 Polaris Prize. She has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe.  She has worked alongside visual artists and dancers, most notably as composer for Toronto Dance Theatre’s presentation of Henderson/Castle:Voyager, which was presented by The National Gallery of Canada and Art Gallery of Ontario. Her music has appeared in movies by Atom Egoyan and Bruce La Bruce.  She is known both for her ability to write a song that gets stuck in your head and her improvisation technique, which gives her live performance a feeling of fleeting sponteniety.  She is releasing new music spring 2017.

Lido Pimienta

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Lido Pimienta (b.1986) is a Toronto-based Colombian born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.

In 2010 Pimienta saw the release of her first album Color LP, she toured Latin America, USA and Europe gaining international recognition not only as a music performer but as advocate for Women in technology and Arts and the reformation of immigration policies in Canada. In 2012 she created Bridges, a multi-disciplinary festival featuring artists and musicians from South America and Canada working in similar ways as a way to break with Latin pre-conceptions and in 2013 she created Girl Talkz, a curated show featuring female-up-and-coming performing artists in Toronto. Pimienta released her second album La Papessa, which is one of the most acclaimed albums of 2016.

Culture Reject

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Lo-Fi Pop hero Culture Reject is the musical identity of Toronto’s Michael O’Connell. His debut record of home recordings (WhiteWhale Records, CANADA) in 2009, mixed byAndy Magoffin (Constantines, Great Lakes Swimmers, Hidden Cameras) began a cycle of touring the US, Canada, UK and Europe This led to the sophomore vinyl releaseof Forces (Specific Recordings, FRANCE) in 2013. Chasing the “bold, new Canadian Sound….” the growing international audience comes as much out of a love for his dynamic live show as for his underground anthems, “Inside the Cinema,” “Blueprint” and “Talkin Easy.” Culture Reject is fresh from his 5th solo European tour in support of his latest EP, Heavy Destination Blues.

Friday December 16, 2016

Horsey Craze

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Canada’s most ragged tribute to Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

The Magic

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Steamy summer twilights mean it’s time to fall for a little night Magic. Blue-eyed synth soul with an ’80s bent, The Magic transcend time and place on Night Falling, their long-awaited follow-up to the 2012 debut, Ragged Gold. The duo of Geordie and Evan Gordon spent four years crafting the record, during time off as touring members of Islands. Born in Guelph, Ontario, The Magic (no relation to the Toronto reggae band) was once a full band, featuring old friends and top Toronto players; early drafts of these tracks featured an extended cast and were recorded in L.A. and Cologne. In the hot summer of 2015, however, the brothers scrapped those sessions and retreated to Geordie’s non-air-conditioned apartment in Toronto, where the two of them moulded a sparse, haunting new sound that focused on Geordie’s ever-evolving croon and falsetto, with sonic nods to Sade, Hall & Oates, Haim and Blood Orange. Evan took the tracks back to the studio in the brothers’ childhood home in Guelph (their father, James, is a nationally known folk singer) and fine-tuned Night Falling over the course of a year, with occasional help from Roger Leavens (Diana, Born Ruffians, Owen Pallett). Solid pop songs, spacious synth explorations and Geordie’s suave charisma add up to one of 2016’s sweetest sonic pleasures. Behold and marvel: The Magic!

Lonely Parade

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Lonely Parade is a band of three egotistical, stubborn childhood best friends from Peterborough, ON who play post-punk indie music. They’ve been playing together for nearly 5 years, and recently released their second album No Shade through their own label Sleepwalk Tapes.

TIX AT THE DOOR EACH NIGHT:
$15 or $12 w/non-perishable donation for the Guelph Food Bank

The ebar
41 Quebec St. Guelph, ON
AA/Lic.
10 PM Doors

All proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Wellington County towards leukemia research in memory of Sharon Marshall
Listen to this music on CFRU 93.3 FM
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Ep. #238: Stuck in Your Head – Idée Fixe is 5!

The excellent Toronto record label Idée Fixe celebrates its fifth anniversary this week with two hometown shows. On Thursday February 25, established and gifted artists like Jennifer Castle, Bry Webb, Alex Lukashevsky, and Schmidt’s solo outlet, Fiver, play the Horseshoe Tavern. The next night, Friday February 26, newer additions to the label like Bart, Doc Dunn & Co., Mauno, and Schmidt’s other band the Highest Order will play a show together at the Garrison.

Idée Fixe is owned and operated by Jeff McMurrich and Alex Durlak. McMurrich is a seasoned and well-respected recording engineer and producer who owns and operates a studio called 6 Nassau St. His credits include albums by Constantines, Alvvays, Bruce Cockburn, Rockets Red Glare, Fucked Up, and many more. Durlak is a musician and designer who founded Standard Form, a print shop and occasional label and publisher.

Here, they along with musicians Simone Schmidt of the Highest Order and Fiver, and Christopher Shannon of Bart, a new addition to the label, discuss the history and significance of Idée Fixe and celebrate five years of high quality work and mutual R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

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Related playlist: “Lonely Weekends” The Highest Order | “The Pie” Alex Lukashevsky | “The Wall” Bart | “Latch Key Kid” I Can Put My Arm Back On You Can’t | “Joy Joy” Deloro | “Too Beautiful to Work” The Luyas | “Working for the Man” Jennifer Castle | “Ex-Punks” Bry Webb | “In Your House” Bart | “Untitled” Doc Dunn & Co. | “The Crying Game” The Highest Order | “Times of Gold” Bart | “Fountain of Youth” Alex Lukashevsky

Related links: ideefixerecords.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #156: Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett is a tremendously gifted multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer who currently lives in Montreal. Pallett was initially acclaimed for his string arrangements for artists like Jim Guthrie, Arcade Fire, Fucked Up, and many others and, particularly when he lived there, he was viewed as a true leader and champion of Toronto’s underground arts community. Since releasing his own music, Pallett’s profile has risen considerably. He won the inaugural Polaris Music Prize and has been nominated for each of his subsequent solo records; he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work scoring the film Her; and his fourth and latest album, In Conflict, has appeared on many best of 2014 critics’ lists. He is a sharp, clever, outspoken young man and he’s playing the Hillside Inside festival on Saturday Feb. 7 at 3 PM with Jennifer Castle. Here, Owen and I discuss living in Montreal, the year that was, musicians managing this particular age of media consumption, seeing the content of private Facebook posts go viral, playing with Arcade Fire during the backlash about their latest record, maybe people don’t like aging rock and pop bands, provocative extracurricular activities don’t necessarily lead to bigger box office sales, turning down a CBC Radio hosting gig, having sex with men, Pitchfork, Slim Twig is a wise person, Win knows best, some people should quit, why we make things, the trajectory of creative lives, people keep talking to me about Blink 182, why Michael Gira might have reformed Swans or Kathleen Edwards might have opened up a coffee shop, playing Hillside during a torrential rain storm that shortened the set, befriending Buffy Sainte-Marie, fortunate Owen, the plan to make a new, dense acoustic record that sounds electronic, Jennifer Castle’s “Sparta,” and that was it.   

Related links: owenpalletteternal.com hillsidefestival.ca vishkhanna.com

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