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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

UPCOMING! Montreal's 2nd Edition of the One Man Band Festival

 UPCOMING! Montreal's 2nd Edition of the One Man Band Festival | May 23rd-26th

ONE MAN BAND FESTIVAL | OFFICIAL WEBSITE


They are everywhere, in every city, doing their thing on selected high-traffic corners. They are multi-talented, they make people stop in the midst of their walk. They provide a little bit of ambiance, they never fail to add a touch of cheerful to any moment. They earn some of their rent money by strumming their guitars, by drumming away on unorthodox percussions, by bluesing the atmosphere with their harmonica, by singing at the top of their lungs in the sunshine. Often, they merrily do all of that.

Yes, you guessed it. They are one-man bands.

At the end of the month, a bunch of them will be united in one big 4-day event taking place in an array of venues around the city: the aptly named One Man Band Festival.

Anyone who enjoy the music of those joyful solo acts should scour through the list of shows that the second edition of this event features. Every event (besides one) costs between $10.00 and $12.00, and the participants come from all kinds of places around the world.

It looks like some artists are not listed in the schedule below, but are still set to perform, probably as openers for the following acts. Here is a full list of them.

Happy festival!



Thursday, May 23rd

Casa del Popolo (doors 8:00 PM)
- Washboard Hang  (9:30 PM)
- Ana Bon Bon (10:15 PM)
- Bloodshot Bill (11:15 PM)

Barfly (starts at 8:00 PM)
- Bitter Fiction (9:15 PM)
- Evan Symons (10:00 PM)
- Boxwood (10:45 PM)
- Danny Lutz (11:30 PM)

L’Escogriffe (a.k.a. L’Esco Bar) (doors 8:00 PM)

- Billie Zizi (9:15 PM)
- Bradleyboy Mac Arthur (10:00 PM)
- Jess Abran (10:45 PM)
- André Daneau (11:30 PM)


 

Friday May 24th

Casa del Popolo (doors 8:00 PM)
- The Kettle Back (9:15 PM)
- Lederhosen Lucil (10:00 PM)
- Thomas Truax (10:45 PM)
- Wax Mannequin (11:30 PM)

Barfly (doors 8:00 PM) (no specific times specified)
- Mickey Moonie
- This Is Me As a Woman
- Pang Attack
- Shake It Like a Caveman

L’Escogriffe (a.k.a. L’Esco Bar)

- Arthur Yoria (9:15 PM)
- Emanuel Paquete (10:00 PM)
- Washboard Hank (10:45 PM)
- Mountain Marc Charron (11:30 PM)

Sala Rossa (doors 8:00 PM)

- Plume (9:00 PM)
- Paul Cargnello (10:00 PM)
- Steve Hill (11:00 PM)

Divan Orange (doors 8:00 PM)

- Insect Ark (9:00 PM)
- Echo Beach (10:00 PM)
- Montag (11:00 PM)


Saturday, May 25th


Casa del Popolo (doors 8:00 PM)
- The World Provider (9:15 PM)
- Delta Will (10:00 PM)
- Laura Barrett (10:45 PM)
- The Lonesome Organist (11:30 PM)

Barfly (doors 8:00 PM)

- Shake It Like a Caveman (9:15 PM)
- Fireball Grant (10:00 PM)
- Elgin-Skye (10:45 PM)
- Royer’s One Man Band (11:30 PM)

Divan Orange (doors 8:00 PM)

- Ira Lee (9:00 PM)
- Jenn Mireau (9:45 PM)
- Oldfolks Home (10:30 PM)
- Chris Velan (11:15 PM)

The Playhouse (doors 8:00 PM)

- Igor vs Rogi (9:30 PM)
- Rap Legend Jesse Dangerously (10:15 PM)
- Clara Venixe (11:00 PM)
- Matt Dorgan Project (11:00 PM)
- Rob Crooks (12:45 AM)

Cagibi (doors 8:00 PM)

- Chersea (9:15 PM)
- Bird Radio (10:00 PM)
- Xania (10:45 PM)
- Jenny Omnichord (11:30 PM)

Studio Sundari

WORKSHOP & PANEL (starts at 3:00 PM)
- Pierre St-Pierre
- Workshop + Panel on Looping Touring
- Bandzoogle Website Derby
+ (doors 8:00 PM)

- Books on Tape (12:00 AM)
- Robot Bomb Shelter (1:00 AM)


Sunday, May 26th


Cagibi
(doors 8:00 PM)
- Royer’s One Man Band (9:00 PM)
- Kris Demeanor (9:45 PM)
- Ian Ferrier (10:30 PM)
- Guy Sands (11:15 PM)

Hémisphère Gauche
(doors 8:00 PM)
- Maintenance Request Form (9:00 PM)
- DJ Drumkit (9:45 PM)
- Sam Klass (10:30 PM)
- The Jon Cohen Experimental (11:15 PM)

[TBD]
- One Man Band Fest Barbecue Party (Noon)
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