AccNoir-2010-09-15, Accordion Noir Festival III with foul language episode!

Posted on 18 September, 2010 - 15:19 byBruce Triggs

AccNoir-2010-09-15, Accordion Noir Festival III with foul language episode!

(That's just the kind of accordionists we know I guess. Not for the faint of ear. I'm not sure why all our swearing songs got played tonight, maybe it's our later noir-er time-slot? You can broadcast these in Canada if you warn people and it's late-night, and artistically valid or something. Be warned, only listen at night. Also, come to our festival, it's gonna be fun!)

* Geoff Berner – In the Year 2020 – We Shall Not Flag Or Fail, We Shall Go On To The End (2003) – Canada –
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More,
* Ursula – Seawitch – Ursula (2007) – British Columbia, Canada –
* Creaking Planks – I Want You But I Don't Need You – Accordion Noir: first early (9:30 pm) show (2007) – Canada – With added Rowan!
* Accordion Noir – Maria in the Shower stinger – Maria in the Shower with Jeff and Martin (2010) – –
* Maria in the Shower – Amazing Grace – (0) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Something About Reptiles – Biz Camlicanin Ug Guluyuz – From Instanbul To Orangeville (2000) – Canada –  
* Mezamazing – Mezamazing Kidney song AccNoir-2008-06-13 – Mezamazing! Live on Accordion Noir, June 13, 2008 (2008) – –
* Creaking Planks – Interlude – TBA: VIVO Sessions (2008) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Unreleased tracks, from upcoming album?
* Geoff Berner – Shut In – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Geoff Berner – And Promises To Break Before I Sleep – Whiskey Rabbi (2005) – Canada –
* Geoff Berner – Fukher – Klezmer Mongrels (2009) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Mark Berube – War Without An End – What The River Gave The Boat (2007) – Montreal, Quebec, Canada –
* Fugitives – Microphone – In Streetlight Communication (2007) – Vancouver, Canada –
* Ursula – Old Rub – Ursula (2007) – British Columbia, Canada –

This episode's cover is: The swell Accordion Noir Festival banner, with no swearing on it.

(Oh, and yeah, I'm a few weeks behind on posting episodes. I'll try to catch up now that the Festival preparation is winding down.)


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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