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Kazoo! #264: Rae Spoon / Geoff Berner – Oct 18th @ ANAF

Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author. They have released eight solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres over the past twelve years and have toured across Canada and internationally. Their live shows swing between audience singalongs and large danceable arrangements, which keep them playing everywhere from folk festivals and house concerts to rock concerts and theatres.

For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He’s played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He’s performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them.

Kazoo! #264: Wednesday October 18th
@ ANAF (32 Gordon Street) – Physically Accessible Venue
19+ / $12 at door / Doors 9pm

Poster by Emma Green

Kazoo! #262: Jerusalem in my Heart / Scattered Clouds – Sept 30th @ Silence

Jerusalem In My Heart is a live audio-visual performance project, with Montréal-based producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh and Montréal-based filmmaker Charles-André Coderre at its core. Jerusalem In My Heart release their music on Montreal label Constellation Records and pack a live show that is not to be missed.

Scattered Clouds’ sound is dark, experiential and post apocalyptic. It layers artificial enstasy with bouts of unsteady euphoria and romanticism. Brooding rhythms and precise noise from this experimental 3-piece underline film noir imagery and auto-fictional narratives.

Kazoo! #262: Saturday, September 30th
@ Silence (46 Essex Street)

All Ages / Licensed – Doors at 8pm – $10 at the door
Silence is a fully accessible venue

Kazoo! #263: Weaves / Bonnie Trash – Oct 6th @ eBar

Weaves returns to Guelph to show you what it’s like when you pair one of the tightest backing bands in Toronto with one of the most compelling singers. Weaves take post-punk spazziness, mix it with an improvisational spirit and churn out informed, exciting art rock like you’ve never heard. This show marks the release of their new LP ‘Wide Open’.

Twin sisters that shred, creating songs that wouldn’t sound out of place on the “To Live and Die in LA” soundtrack. Soaring vocals, innovative ‘80s-sounding guitar wailing and programming – it all comes together to make songs that hint at nostalgia while looking to a dystopian future. The cool kids at the party have arrived.

Kazoo! #263: Friday October 6th
@ The ebar (41 Quebec Street)
All Ages / Licensed – Doors at 10pm
$12 at the door / $10 in Advance

Unfortunately, eBar is not an accessible venue.

Poster by Yvonnne Weiss

Kazoo! #261: Faith Healer / Shopkeeper – Sept 17th @ Take Time

We’ve been wanting to see Faith Healer in Guelph since Jessica Jalbert (Edmonton) and Renny Wilson (Montreal) dropped their phenomenal, blissed out but still shredding debut, Cosmic Troubles, back in 2015. Now, they’ve released an even more stunning follow-up, Try ;-), and they’re bringing the full 5-piece band (rounded out by the Tee-Tahs’ Jenni Roberts, Mitchmatic, and a young guy named Ross) to Guelph!

“The pop-rock arrangements are still overflowing with beautiful sonic details—from the Twin Peaks synths that enshroud “Sterling Silver” to the funky clavinet that’s nestled within the paisley-patterned pop of “& Waiting—but the instrumentation is stripped down enough that it can be faithfully recreated by a live band. Jalbert and Wilson were inspired by the garage-punk snarl of Wipers, the deadpan drama of Leonard Cohen’s Death of a Ladies’ Man, and the classic songwriting chops of Scott Walker and Elvis Costello.”

We are very excited to welcome a local favourite back to the Kazoo! Fest stage. Helmed by Scott Haynes, and featuring Jenny Mitchell (AKA Jenny Omnichord / Bird City) and Steph Yates (from Esther Grey and Cupcake Ductape), Shopkeeper nods to greats like Will Oldham and Jason Molina, while bringing something totally fresh and captivating to the folk rock genre. Fresh off their Golden Bus tour to Sappy Fest, and with new songs in tow, we can’t wait to see Shopkeeper back in Guelph.

Sunday September 17th 2017
@ Take Time Vintage (8 Wilson St, Guelph)
All Ages / Licensed – Doors at 7:30PM – $10

Take Time is physically accessible.

Beautiful poster by the great Ryan Cassidy

Kazoo! #260: Julie & The Wrong Guys / Casper Skulls – September 8th @ eBar

Julie Doiron is a national treasure, starting off in Sub Pop’s grungy outfit Eric’s Trip before moving on to become one of Canada’s best songwriters. Julie & The Wrong Guys filters folk, indie rock, punk rock, grunge, and metal through a distinctly Canadian lens, channeling the vast geography, diverse climate and barren emptiness of the country into a cohesive, exciting musical sound. The group, which features Doiron, Eamon McGrath, and Cancer Bats members Mike Peters and Jaye Schwarzer are celebrating the release of their debut LP on Dine Alone Records. The jaw-dropping fury of Julie & The Wrong Guys, tamed by an equal passion for both the spirit of punk rock and the delicate beauties of songwriting, truly has to be seen and heard to be believed.

Having released their first EP, Lips and Skull, in October 2016, Buzz Records’ Casper Skulls very quickly stirred up a lot of – well – buzz. Hailing from Sudbury, Casper Skulls brought a taste of post-punk, garage rock goodness to a city that desperately needed that cultural shakeup. They have since relocated to Toronto and we’re happy that they’re so close, cause they’re a band you’ll want to keep your eyes on.

Friday, September 8th, 2017
@ The ebar (41 Quebec Street)
All Ages / Licensed – Doors at 10pm – $12 (at the door)

Unfortunately, eBar is not an accessible venue.

Poster by JG.