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Kazoo! x ArtsEverywhere: Petra Glynt / New Chance – Jan 24th @ 10c Shared Space

As part of the ArtsEverywhere Festival we’ll be hosting a free show featuring Petra Glynt (Montreal, QC) and New Chance (Toronto, ON). ArtsEverwhere Festival happens from January 24-27th, check out the rest of the events at festival.artseverywhere.ca.

Petra Glynt
Petra Glynt is the solo experimental pop project of Alexandra Mackenzie. Her sophomore album My Flag Is A Burning Rag of Love was released in 2018 to critical acclaim. Petra Glynt’s wizardly mastery of looping electronics and her intense alto vibrato drips with neon and flickers with her deeply textured atmospheric sound.

New Chance
New Chance has performed in art venues, concert halls, dance clubs and public spaces. Her work in music also includes a long-time collaborative practice in contemporary dance. She DJs and organizes queer raves as part of the New Nails collective. She recently released an EP, It Says New Chance on Toronto label, Bedroomer. She is currently working hard on another EP, Hardly Working.

Thursday January 24th @ 10c Shared Space (42 Carden Street)
Doors 9:30pm – All Ages / LIC
FREE Admission, Physically Accessible Space

Kazoo! #287: Joseph Shabason w/ Freaky Boos – Sun Jan 20th @ Red Brick Cafe

Joseph Shabason
Those who are fans of Joseph Shabason’s work with Destroyer, War on Drugs, and DIANA might not know that his true musical love is synth drones and instrumental ambience. Shabason crafted one of 2017’s most daring yet palatable avant-garde releases, with ‘Aytche’, which tackled subjects like The Holocaust, assisted suicide, and terminal disease. His new album ‘Anne’ is a gorgeously aching rumination on his Mother’s personal struggle with a debilitating illness.

Freaky Boos
Is this a dream, or is this real life? Lucky for us, the answer to this question can truly only be discovered through the musical roller coaster journey offered by none other than the Freaky Boos. Comprised of Jackson Darby (Persons, NPNP), Aaron Hutchinson (Hutchie, eschaton, haolin munk), and Becky Katz (Sourpussy, glassEYElashes, Please), The Freaky Boos unite under the pretense of experimentally-slick yet sonically-glitchy electronic music–forging to the trippy forefront of our surrealities, substantiating our reflexes for more brave, more weird, more succinct “dream” worlds. Driven by the fiercely decisive direction of Dons Brown (producer), the trio have congruently melded their diverse musical maps to reflect only the brightest and oddest of jazzy tendencies and electro-r&b fevers–paired with a side of spiritual transformations.

Thanks to Downtown Guelph for including this show as part of the wonderful Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph series.

Sunday January 20th @ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street)
All Ages / Licensed – Show at 2:00pm – Pay-What-You-Can

Kazoo! #286: Bernice / Carmen Elle / Brave Moon – Dec 15th @ eBar

Led by singer Robin Dann’s beautiful and intricate vocal melodies, and featuring some of Toronto’s best players (Thom Gill, Colin Fisher, Dan Fortin, Felicity Williams and Phil Melanson), Toronto’s Bernice is imbued with a sense of experimentalism and wonder. Simply put, there’s something deeply affecting and infectious about Bernice’s songs. Never has so much skill, passion, and thought been contained within something so delicate.

Carmen Elle
Carmen Elle is a musician/songwriter from Toronto. She began writing music, playing shows and recording albums in her teens and for the past decade has played in several bands, most notably: DIANA, Army Girls and Austra. Carmen’s latest musical project Perfect Health was created to help integrate her experiences with anxiety and depression with music with the intention of creating visibility for musicians who also struggle with mental health.

Brave Moon
Brave Moon is a new electro-pop project featuring local Guelph musicians Alanna Gurr and Erin Tusa. Brave Moon focuses on harmonies and strong vocals, backed by different types of keys and electric guitar.

Friday December 15th @ eBar (37 Quebec St)
All Ages / LIC – Doors 9:30pm – $10
Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue.

Kazoo! #285: Christine Fellows / John K. Samson – Nov 23rd @ eBar

Christine Fellows
Christine Fellows’ songwriting has been described as “antique yet avant-garde, and quietly theatrical” (NOW Magazine) and “slyly unpredictable, rarely self-serious, and unabashedly tuneful.” (SPIN Magazine). Fellows is based in Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory, where she collaborates with artists from all disciplines to create and produce performance works and recordings. In November 2018, she’ll release her 7th solo album, Roses on the Vine (Vivat Virtute). Her live band features Alex McMaster (cello), John K. Samson (bass), and Jason Tait (drums).

John K. Samson
John K. Samson is a talk-singing sober leftist vegetarian Quaker from Winnipeg. His most recent solo album, Winter Wheat, was released in 2016 (Epitaph/Anti-).

Kazoo! #285 – Friday November 23rd @ eBar (41 Quebec St)
All Ages / LIC – Doors 9:30
Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue.
$12 Advance / $15 Door

Music Submissions Open for Kazoo! Fest 2019

We are now accepting music submissions for Kazoo! Fest 2019 happening April 10-14th, 2019 in Guelph, Ontario. There is no charge to apply, simply fill out this form by Friday November 30th.