A couple of great events lined up for this September at two local venues as part of the 9th Annual Accordion Noir Festival. First up is Love Potion Cabaret on September 9th at the York Theatre. This is being billed as “an intoxicating elixir of world class artists”. This is an eccentric multi-lingual cabaret featuring music, visuals and text based on a poem by Edgar Allen Poe. You can expect a mix of accordion, vocals, beatboxing, looping and flute add to that some acrobatics, clowning with tex-mex flavoured squeezebox. Local composer Nathan Shubert premiers a new work for accordion and sheng with Tim Chan. This event kicks off 8:30 pm on September 9th. Tickets are available in advance for $18 until August 24th. After that, they will be $22 and are available from The Cultch.
Next up is the Move the Mess Around Dance Party being held on September 10th at the Wise Hall. We hear this is going to be a dance party mixer of epic proportions. Pinata Protest brings shredding lead accordion to a mix of old school punk rock and traditional Latin border music. On hand will be local squeezebox superstar Jack Garton with his roots roller-coaster band the Demon Squadron as they celebrate the release of their new album “Move the Mess Around”. You can expect square dance, accordion, clowning and acrobatics. You are invited to come down and limber up and get cheeky. Tickets are available in advance for $18 until August 24th. After that they will be $22 and again are available online from The Cultch.