SCOTT MERRITT (Guelph, ON)
Scott Merritt is a Guelph legend. An internationally respected recording artist and music producer, Merritt has been active since 1980. During that time he has released six albums under his own name on labels that include Duke Street Records, IRS Records and MCA/Universal Records. Clever, powerful and intimate, Merritt is a force. With his latest album, Of, ranking among his finest work and his live performances seeming to better every time he takes the stage, Merritt continues to reach new heights.
ANAMAI (Toronto, ON)
Toronto’s ANAMAI is the experimental folk project of Anna Mayberry (HSY) and David Psutka (Egyptrixx, Hiawatha). With their exceptional 2015 debut, Sallows, on Buzz Records making them critical darlings, ANAMAI proved their worth as one of the most acclaimed acts at Kazoo! Fest 2016. With sparse but layered music, ANAMAI leaves you with the suspicion that something even heavier might be lying underneath. Feel the weight.
Friday, December 2nd @ Silence (46 Essex Street)
All Ages / Licensed – Doors 8:00pm, Show at 8:30pm – $20
Silence is a physically accessible venue.
Presented by Kazoo! & Silence
Seating is limited. Advance tickets available now at Silence (46 Essex Street) and Dis-A-Ray (3 Wyndham St. N.). For out of town inquiries, please email email@example.com
Poster by Rachel Crawford.
We are excited to announce that our 2017 Look Hear Micro-Grant will be awarded to Guelph based artists: Samantha Cardow, Denise Nouvion, and Evan Abeele who will be working on a new multimedia performance called FEED which will debut at Kazoo! Fest in April 2017!
This project was commissioned as part of the Look Hear Micro-Grant which helps fund the creation of a new multimedia performance created by local artists to debut at Kazoo! Fest each year. Thanks to our friends at Ed Video Media Arts Centre for helping make this opportunity possible.
KYEO & Kazoo! Present:
Stay Out of the Mall XV
Thursday December 15, 2016 @ eBar
Friday December 16, 2016 @ eBar
TIX AT THE DOOR EACH NIGHT: $15 or $12 w/non-perishable donation for the Guelph Food Bank
Both Shows @ The eBar (41 Quebec St. Guelph, ON)
AA/Lic – 10 PM Doors
All proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society Wellington County towards leukemia research in memory of Sharon Marshall.
MARISA ANDERSON (Portland, OR)
Marisa Anderson channels the history of the guitar and stretches the boundaries of tradition. Her playing is fluid, emotional, and masterful, featuring compositions and improvisations that re-imagine the landscape of American music. Her work applies elements of minimalism, electronic music, drone and 20th century classical music to compositions based on blues, jazz, gospel and country music.
BRY WEBB (Guelph, ON)
Guelph’s own poet laureate, Bry Webb weaves together the honest sentiments that get us all through each day. A deeply affecting singer/songwriter, Bry’s peaceful and sincere performances are full of celebratory, nostalgic and touching songs, delivered in a way that makes you understand why he’s been so influential in Canadian music for the past 10+ years. At this performance Bry will be accompanied by Ben Grossman and Rich Burnett.
Kazoo! #242: Saturday November 26th
@ Heritage Hall (83 Essex Street)
All Ages – $15 at the door – Doors 8pm
Heritage Hall is not a physically accessible venue (stairs)
Tasseomancy is the musical project of sisters Sari and Romy Lightman who are former members of Austra. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream-pop along with bandmates Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, they explore manipulated sounds, all with mood in mind. That exploration reaches full bloom on their new album ‘Do Easy’, the group’s third full-length release due on November 18th. It’s the sound of a band hitting their richly imagined, luxuriously executed stride.
Ferne is the brainchild of Ian Bain. With smooth synth tones and waves of reverb drenched guitars, the debut track ‘Over’ channels the warped R&B sound of Homeshake. With a debut EP slated for December, the full live band consists of Bain alongside Dan Loughrin, Jake Cadieux and Adrien Willem. This is the live premiere of Ferne and Kazoo! couldn’t be happier to be involved.
Kazoo! #241: Sunday November 20th @ eBar (41 Quebec Street)
All Ages / Licensed – Doors 10pm – $10 at the door
Unfortunately eBar is not a physically accessible venue (due to stairs)
Poster by Gregory Pepper