Accordion Noir Festival III, Sept 19-26, in Vancouver, Canada!

Posted on 11 September, 2010 - 21:23 byBruce Triggs

It's the 2010 Accordion Noir Festival!
September 19-26!

Events all week! Kick-off Parade on Sunday the 19th!
Bring Your Accordion!

More information and complete schedules:

See you there!

CFRO's weekly Wednesday night Accordion Noir radio show / podcast, in conjunction with local accordion rebel Geoff Berner (Klezmer Mongrels, 2009) presents the 3rd annual Accordion Noir Festival, eight days of varied programming trying its darnedest to redeem the reputation of the long-dismissed squeezebox.

A schedule follows; for full details, please visit the website at , or see descriptions below.

Sun Sept 19: 7 pm Kick-off Accordion Parade! from Napier and Commercial to the 9 pm festival launch party at Cafe Deux Soleils (2096 Commercial Drive at 5th) -- with discounted admission if you turn up with the parade wearing a squeezebox!

Mon Sept 20: 8-10 pm intimate solo sets (by donation) at Trees in Yaletown (1391 Richards Street at Pacific)

Tues Sept 21: 8-10 pm more fab solo sets, at Trees in Yaletown (1391 Richards Street at Pacific)

Wed Sept 22: 9 pm Accordion super heros the Fugitives with Mark Berube (returning to our squeezey city from the evil East.) at the WISE Hall (1882 Adanac at Victoria)

Thurs Sept 23: 8-10 pm short films, a CD launch, and multimedia performances at Spartacus Books everyone's favorite radical bookstore, and home of our Vancouver's monthly Squeezebox Circle (684 E. Hastings at Heatley)

Fri Sept 24: 8 pm Squeezebox Dance Party at the Grandview Legion featuring sets from: the "jug band of the damned" the Creaking Planks; the Orkestar Slivovica; Maria in the Shower; and Mezamazing – the Balkan dance band that inspired the cops to visit last year's festival. In accordion-bicycle solidarity (the two profoundest mechanical inventions of the 1800s), Critical Mass riders wearing their helmets will have a discount on admission. (2205 Commercial Drive, upstairs)

Sat Sept 25: 8 pm The Festival's Mainstage performances pull out all the stops with: siren songs from Vancouver Island's Ursula, raving Turkish insanity from Something About Reptiles, and booze-fuelled wisdom from the whisky rabbi Geoff Berner. Strathcona Ukrainian Hall (805 E. Pender Street at Hawks)

Sun Sept 26: 8 pm "Intimate Blowout" festival closing party at Cafe Montmartre with friends from last year's fest and a few new faces chiming in, by donation. (4362 Main Street at 28th)

* BONUS! Monday, Sept 27th, accordionist and one-man-band par excellence Scotty Dunbar launches his double CD at the Railway Club (579 Dunsmuir at Seymour,) upstairs) with T. Nile and friends. 8:30, $8/6 for Railway members.

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