Accordion Noir plays punk-rock classical-folk music from around the world, with jazz and an occasional token polka. Broadcast live on CFRO Co-Op Radio from the heart of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Earth.

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For more on Vancouver's accordion scene, go to The Vancouver Squeezebox Circle site or join the Circle, spectators welcome (don't feel pressure to play), every first Thursday of the month at Spartacus Books, 684 E. Hastings, Vancouver.

Welcome to Accordion Noir; enjoy the squeezings!

AccNoir-2007-08-10 Rowan's Return, with cartoon theme-songs

Posted on 18 August, 2007 - 21:01 byBruce Triggs

58:04 minutes (53.16 MB)

Accordion Noir: Playlist: August 10, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 PM Rowan's Return!
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Artist - Song - Album (label if known) - Origin - Date

Taraf de Haidouks -- Dumbala Dumba -- Taraf de Haidouks - Romanian Roma (Gypsy) - 1999
Geoff Berner - Can't Stay Dry- Wedding Dance of the Widow Bride - 2007
Jason Webley and Andru Bemis - The Mountain and the Moon - How Big Is Tacoma (limited 7" vinyl and CD) - 2006

» read more | download audio file | 3694 downloads | 29 plays

AccNoir-2007-08-03 Rowan in Antarctica

Posted on 18 August, 2007 - 21:00 byBruce Triggs

61:41 minutes (56.48 MB)

Accordion Noir: Playlist: August 3, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 Rowan in Antarctica, Leave it to Accordion Noir, double-jeopardy technical difficulties.
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Song -- Artist -- Album -- Origin -- Date

Kanou -- Boubacar Traorné (Regiz Gizavo acc) -- Kongo Magni (World Village) -- Mali (Madagascar acc) -- 2005
Picks Me Up -- Girl From Saskatoon (Geoff Berner acc) -- This is only the Beginning (HILO) -- Norway/Canada

» read more | download audio file | 3745 downloads | 126 plays

AccNoir-2007-07-20 Folk Fest Reviews

Posted on 12 August, 2007 - 23:36 byBruce Triggs

59:23 minutes (54.39 MB)

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July 20, 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 pm! Clowns and Circuses Vancouver Folk Fest Retro-squeeze and upcoming shows pre-squeeze
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Artist -- Song -- Album (label?) -- Origin -- Date -- contact?

David Krakauer (Will Holshouser acc.) -- Dusky Bulgar -- Live in Krakow (Label Bleu) -- 2003
Rowan & Bruce -- Long Clown and Circus Digression! Bruce refers to Frick, the nice circus accordionist podcaster: http://frickincircus.com/blog/

» read more | download audio file | 3714 downloads | 29 plays

AccNoir-2007-07-13 Folk Fest Preview

Posted on 12 August, 2007 - 23:36 byBruce Triggs

57:47 minutes (52.95 MB)

Accordion Noir: Playlist: July, 13 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 9:30-10:30 pm! Folkfestin' and local show previews.
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Draft playlist, trying to figure these things out here.

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Swallow, The Wailin' Jennys, Firecracker, Manitoba/Canada, 2006
Moto Perpétuo, Sivuca, Sivuca Sinfônico, Brazil
Greyhound, Fugitives, In Streetlight Communication, Vancouver/Canada, 2007
Dance Dance Dance, The Burning Hell, Canada, 2006

» read more | download audio file | 4593 downloads | 48 plays

AccNoir-2007-07-06

Posted on 13 July, 2007 - 15:58 byBruce Triggs

72:01 minutes (65.94 MB)

At the end, we play the wrong Mid-eastern track, and the metal show Into The Pit follows us with the Melvins, but keeps the Indonesian accordion going too. Roar.

» download audio file | 3933 downloads | 40 plays

AccNoir-2007-06-29 Gospel Accordion Train-Wreck Special

Posted on 8 July, 2007 - 23:57 byBruce Triggs

148:42 minutes (136.15 MB)

Accordion Noir: Playlist: June, 29 2007
CFRO Co-op Radio in Vancouver, BC, Canada
102.7 FM 8:30-10:30 pm! Extended Gospel Accordion Train-Wreck Special
http://www.coopradio.org/ for web-streaming worldwide.

Very drafty playlist:

Song, Artist, Album, Origin, Date

Gasoholic, Circus in Flames
Leo Riggers/Farewell to Abi, Blacktholin
Something to Hold On To, Wailin' Jennys
Until the Wine is Gone, Rowan Lipkovits
Le, Le, Loj, Miso Kontrec
Whatever You Say, Stupid
Fast Fingers, Erik Frank
Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Rowan
¡Quihubo Raza!, Angustín Lirny Alma

» read more | download audio file | 3917 downloads | 55 plays

AccNoir-2007-06-22 Rowan out of town playing kazoo. Spiders, Reptiles, Dogs, and Guy Klucevsek.

Posted on 8 July, 2007 - 23:57 byBruce Triggs

61:52 minutes (56.64 MB)

» download audio file | 3209 downloads | 15 plays

AccNoir-2007-06-15 Accordion Noir with Andrea Parkins

Posted on 8 July, 2007 - 23:56 byBruce Triggs

60:58 minutes (55.82 MB)

This is a really cool show... except for that guy keeps breaking in and talking too much. I just wrote and told Andrea about this tribute, and I hope she doesn't hate it.

Wonderful example of the accordion fitting in a pretty unexpected context. There's not much "expected" here at all, and if you listen, parts of it are very very beautiful.

Also, the mono mix that somehow comes to our mp3's sure is punchy eh? Use it for the single.

» download audio file | 3454 downloads | 18 plays

AccNoir-2007-06-08 Russian Funk, Seattle Strangeness, and Take Your Clothes off When You Dance

Posted on 8 July, 2007 - 23:56 byBruce Triggs

58:30 minutes (53.56 MB)

» download audio file | 3168 downloads | 17 plays

AccNoir-2007-06-01 Accordion Noir's Pauline Oliveros Birthday special

Posted on 8 July, 2007 - 23:56 byBruce Triggs

58:17 minutes (53.36 MB)

» download audio file | 3548 downloads | 9 plays

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