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 about Bruce's Accordion History Book Project and various amusements, look at: www.AccordionUprising.org

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-2010-09-01, Raise the Titano!

Posted on 2 October, 2010 - 01:24 byBruce Triggs

60:13 minutes (55.13 MB)

AccNoir-2010-09-01, Raise the Titano!

Apologies for falling so far behind with these episodes while preparing for our Accordion Noir Festival. I'll try to catch up with a cascade of shows this week. The Fest was grand, we hope for more and better next year!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Polkacide – Frailichs 1 & 2 – Hardcore 2/4 (1999) – San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA – http://www.polkacide.com/

» read more | download audio file | 4484 downloads | 142 plays

AccNoir-2010-08-25, Bonnie Won our Ticket Giveaway!

Posted on 30 September, 2010 - 21:10 byBruce Triggs

61:49 minutes (56.59 MB)

AccNoir-2010-08-25, Bonnie Won our Ticket Giveaway!

Apologies for falling so far behind with these episodes while preparing for our Accordion Noir Festival. I'll try to catch up with a cascade of shows this week. The Fest was grand, we hope for more and better next year!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Terhi Puronaho & Timo Alakotila – Häämarssi – Aatos (2008) – Espoo, Uusimaa, Finland – http://www.myspace.com/terhipuronaho

» read more | download audio file | 6028 downloads | 30 plays

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

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

59:21 minutes (54.34 MB)

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!)

» read more | download audio file | 6905 downloads | 68 plays

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

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

1:03 minutes (1.75 MB)

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: www.SqueezeboxCircle.org

See you there!

» read more | download audio file | 6833 downloads | 68 plays

AccNoir-2010-08-18, Steve Jordan, ¡Vive!

Posted on 5 September, 2010 - 11:45 byBruce Triggs

56:16 minutes (51.51 MB)

AccNoir-2010-08-18, Steve Jordan, ¡Vive!

Steve (Estevan) Jordan (1939-2010). He was not the Hendrix of the accordion, he was the Steve Jordan of the accordion. Like no one else. (And he didn't o.d. after only three albums either.)

[Please note: The 2010 Accordion Noir Festival is in two weeks! From Sept. 18-25, with squeezy weirdness all week! Check www.SqueezeboxCircle.org for more info. Pardon this interruption in our regularly scheduled notes.]

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.

» read more | download audio file | 6601 downloads | 60 plays

AccNoir-2010-08-11, Rowan's Back Smoothly

Posted on 29 August, 2010 - 19:51 byBruce Triggs

59:10 minutes (54.17 MB)

AccNoir-2010-08-11, Rowan's Back Smoothly

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (short version, 1:06) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf
* Great Big Sea – Road To Ruin – Safe Upon The Shore (2010) – Newfoundland, Canada – http://www.greatbigsea.com/

» read more | download audio file | 6909 downloads | 37 plays

AccNoir-2010-08-04, Komatich: Live in the Studio, Bringin' the "J note!"

Posted on 22 August, 2010 - 21:11 byBruce Triggs

64:45 minutes (59.28 MB)

AccNoir-2010-08-04, Komatich: Live in the Studio, Bringin' the "J note!"

Show opener: lead-in from the SoundScape folks who precede us on the air. They were doing a Pauline Oliveros special, and how could we exclude that? Thanks y'all!

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Amira – Bogata Sam Imam Svega – Zumra (2010) – Bosnia – http://www.amira.com.ba/

» read more | download audio file | 7002 downloads | 88 plays

AccNoir-2010-07-28, Cylinder Recordings from the Future!

Posted on 10 August, 2010 - 19:19 byBruce Triggs

60:50 minutes (55.7 MB)

AccNoir-2010-07-28, Cylinder Recordings from the Future!

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AccNoir-2010-07-21, Dedicated to William Burt, inventor of the typowriter!

Posted on 3 August, 2010 - 10:11 byBruce Triggs

58:53 minutes (53.91 MB)

AccNoir-2010-07-21, Dedicated to William Burt, who on this date obtained the first patent for a writing mechanism called the Typowriter. (Actually it was July 23rd, call that what you will.)

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf

» read more | download audio file | 5844 downloads | 49 plays

AccNoir-2010-06-30, Canada Day starring Salmon-Avalanche as Katheryn Petersen

Posted on 21 July, 2010 - 07:47 byBruce Triggs

57:44 minutes (52.87 MB)

AccNoir-2010-06-30, with Salmon-Avalanche starring as Katheryn Petersen

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we've got it.
* Elly Kelly – Bonus Track: Kitchen Party recorded live – Home Sweet Home (2008) – New Brunswick, Canada – http://www.ellykellymusic.com/home.html
* Andy Fielding – Accordion Noir theme (long version, 2:30) – Accordion Noir (2010) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – recorded special just for our show! More, http://www.andyfielding.com/temp/visigoth.pdf

» read more | download audio file | 7705 downloads | 56 plays

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