Announcing the Fourth Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Sept 23-25, in Vancouver, BC, Canada! (PRA)

Posted on 19 September, 2011 - 21:51 byBruce Triggs

AccNoir-2011-09-23/25, Accordion Noir Festival 2011 Pre Recorded Announcement!

It's time for the fourth annual Accordion Noir Festival!

Main stage: this Friday, September 23rd. 8 PM
Maria in the Shower,
Geoff Berner,
the Orkestar Slivovica,
and you!
Magic by Dr. T,
shadow puppets by Mind of a Snail,
DJ sets by Taal Mala and Tarran the Tailor,
Burlesque performances by Loulou D'Vil and Little Miss Risk
AND an 8 pm screening of the crazy accordion film,
Black Cat,White Cat
All for $10, at the Waldorf (1489 E. Hastings),

Then Sat Sept 24th:
The Accordion vs. Ukulele grudge match,
Adjudicated by Barbara Adler,
Early show, so be there ready to rumble! from 8-10 pm sharp!
at the Little Mountain Gallery
195 E. 26th Ave

Finally, Sun Sept 25th 9-11 pm:
Shutting down the festival
The Creaking Planks and, all the way from San Francisco, California
Duckmandu, the one-man Dead Kennedy's accordion tribute band
at Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive

Go to, for more information

Thank you for supporting Co-op Radio, and Accordion Noir!

If you're wondering, here's the tunes I swiped to make this little ad:

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Geoff Berner – Rabbi Berner Finally Reveals His True Religious Agenda – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Geoff Berner – Wealthy Poet – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Holiday in Cambodia – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA –
* Maria in the Shower – Papa's Song – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit
* Fang – Walking – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

And for a cover illustration: Our own Geoff Berner's latest, greatest album, Victory Party!

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Bruce and Rowan


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