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Kazoo! & CSA present: The Weather Station / Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State – March 22nd


Kazoo! + Central Student Association + CFRU 93.3 FM present:

The Weather Station

The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully realized statement to date, it is a work of profound urgency, artistic generosity, and joy. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman’s acclaimed songwriting practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence.

“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. On past records, Lindeman has been a master of economy. Here her precisely detailed prose-poem narratives remain as exquisitely wrought as ever, but they inhabit an idiosyncratic, sometimes disorderly, and often daring album that feels, and reads, like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.

Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State

Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State are a four piece minimalistic rock troupe here to sing you sweet and sultry songs. Gurr’s strength in songwriting paired with her sweet and sultry voice are framed by the embellishments of twangy electric guitars, organ, and haunting backup vocals.

Thursday March 22nd @ Royal City Church (50 Quebec Street)
All Ages – Doors 7:15pm / Show 8:00pm – Physically Accessible Venue
$20 Advance via Ticketfly / $24 at Door
Tickets also available soon at the CSA Office (UC Rm 274, U of G)

Kazoo! #271: Nicolette & The Nobodies (Matinee) @ Planet Bean – Feb 24th


Kazoo! & Girls Rock Camp Guelph Present:

Nicolette & The Nobodies
Fronted by Nicolette Hoang’s powerful voice this amazing local super group play the tunes of the good ol’ days. These are soulful country songs delivered with enough energy and charm to win anyone over.

Girls Rock Camp Guelph offers local female, trans, and gender nonconforming youth aged 9 – 14 a safe, supportive, and fun space to learn from experienced musicians, work towards a shared goal with a group of their peers, experiment musically, develop confidence, and play in a rock band for the first time! We believe Girls Rock Camp Guelph will impact the next generation of Guelph’s creative community in a way that addresses the gender disparity in our thriving, but predominantly male, rock music scene. We are now accepting camper applications for Girls Rock Camp Guelph 2018, March 12-16! Please download, complete the application and email your form to: girlsrockguelph@gmail.com (please scan or take a photo).

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

Saturday February 24th
@ Planet Bean (2 Wyndham St N) – Physically Accessible Venue
Show at 3:00pm – Pay-What-You-Can
Proceeds to support Girls Rock Camp Guelph

Girls Rock Camp Guelph Fundraiser: BONJAY / TEN BOY SUMMER / ROYAL CASTLES – Feb 2nd @ eBar

Girls Rock Camp Guelph offers local female, trans, and gender nonconforming youth aged 9 – 14 a safe, supportive, and fun space to learn from experienced musicians, work towards a shared goal with a group of their peers, experiment musically, develop confidence, and play in a rock band for the first time! We believe Girls Rock Camp Guelph will impact the next generation of Guelph’s creative community in a way that addresses the gender disparity in our thriving, but predominantly male, rock music scene.

On Friday February 2nd Kazoo! & FPOP present a special fundraising show featuring performances by:

BONJAY
TEN BOY SUMMER
ROYAL CASTLES

Friday February 2nd @ eBar (41 Quebec St – 2nd Floor)
Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue
Doors 10pm – All Ages / Licensed
$10 Cover

Applications are being accepted for Girls Rock Camp happening March 12-16th, 2018. If you’re interested complete the application and email your form to: girlsrockguelph@gmail.com (please scan or take a photo).

Kazoo! #270: FOONYAP / L CON – Feb 3rd (Matinee) @ Brothers Brewing


Kazoo! Fest & Music Weekends in Downtown Guelph Present:

FOONYAP
Calgary violinist & singer Foonyap returns to Guelph with her haunting soundscapes and sharp lyrics. Delicate strings hum in a dance with Foon’s wavering vocals. Layers of violin sonics mutated and stacked create an otherworldly sense of motion as they balance on top of each other. Building deep songs from scant elements Foonyap uses both her voice and the violin for their subtlety and their raw emotion. Caressing sweet tones before she gives them over to the dissonance. Sweeping swells dripping with royal beauty see Foon mining her classical training, but never trailing too far from her folk intuition. Local dancers Dianne Chapitis and Peter Skoggard will be joining Foonyap for the world premiere of a collaborative dance piece.

L CON
L CON is the ever-evolving avant-pop project of songwriter and sonic adventurer Lisa Conway. Her recordings have been described as “ethereal, minimalist, experimental, unnerving…and downright elegant” (AUX), with the Toronto Star claiming, “Conway is bound for greatness, even if she doesn’t realize it yet.” A frequent collaborator with a thirst for knowledge, Conway has worked with filmmakers, dancers, and performance artists, and completed creative residencies from Eastern Canada to Southern France. Her newest collection of songs – Insecurities in Being – will be released in 2018, and she’s currently joined live by members of the Jim Guthrie band, Andy Shauf’s live band, and the Skeletones Four.

Saturday February 3rd @ Brothers Brewing Co (15 Wyndham St N Unit A)
All Ages / Licensed – Show at 3:00pm – Pay-What-You-Can
Brothers Brewery is a physically accessible venue.

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

Kazoo! #269: Phèdre / The Magic – Jan 18th @ eBar


Phèdre
Melted-pop duo Phèdre make music for escaping. The visually evocative soundscapes emerging on their previous releases take form like a great comic; a concise narrative, bright colors, and psychedelic textures. If comic books had strobe lights Phedre‘s certainly would. As for what they take from the real world, Phèdre‘s music borrows from hip-hop, psych and high-bpm electronica to make music digestible to internet-induced-ADD-types and also those who can sit through a heavily conceptual full-length.

The Magic
Blue-eyed synth soul with an ’80s bent, The Magic transcend time and place on Night Falling, their long-awaited follow-up to the 2012 debut, Ragged Gold. The duo of Geordie and Evan Gordon spent four years crafting the record, during time off as touring members of Islands, creating a sparse, haunting new sound focused on Geordie’s croon and falsetto, with sonic nods to Sade, Hall & Oates, Haim and Blood Orange. Now joined by the impassioned vocals of Jessy Bell Smith and Tim Clarke, The Magic has never sounded better live.

VERSA
Versa is an audio/visual collaboration between process-based artist Monika Hauck and musician Alex Ricci. Expanding on their increasing infatuation with live improvisation and sound-responsive visuals, VERSA produce engrossing video backdrops using hand-crafted props and locally-sourced imagery. VERSA will illuminate the stage for some amazing acts, showering them with layered colour, strobing shapes and hints of a dream you once had.

DJ Junglecat
Bringing you the finest bass heavy sounds of the UK – specializing in bassline house, uk garage, uk funky, grime, dubstep and jungle/drum n’ bass.

Thursday January 18th @ eBar (41 Quebec St – 2nd Floor)
Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue
Doors 10pm – All Ages / Licensed
NO COVER – FREE SHOW!

This show is happening as part of the ArtsEverywhere Festival