TOMORROW NIGHT: BIRD CITY, 9pm, $10 at the door
Tuesday, May 29
For nearly two decades, singer/songwriter Jenny Mitchell has been regarded as one of the most original voices within the Canadian indie music scene, and her latest project, Bird City, is her most personal yet.
As a beloved fixture of the music community in and around Guelph, Ontario, Mitchell has been a member of the Barmitzvah Brothers, the Burning Hell, Richard Laviolette and the Oil Spills, as well as performing under her solo alter ego Jenny Omnichord. Bird City is in many ways an evolution of the last concept, with Mitchell trading her Omnichord for the banjo and tenor guitar. Focusing on these instruments finally allowed Mitchell’s songwriting talents to fully blossom, and the exposed and poetic songs of paranoia, heartbreak and self-examination on Winnowing, the debut Bird City album, encapsulate the last 15 years of Mitchell’s life.
IMPORTANT NEWS BULLETINS:
THIS WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST TRIVIA UNTIL NEXT FALL! 9PM, TEAMS OF 4, BEER FOR THE WINNERS!
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR CHRISTINA MARTIN. JUNE 2ND!
$25, CASH ONLY, 9PM START
Christina began writing and recording her own music while slogging it out on the Austin, Texas bar scene. She has been relentlessly recording and touring in Canada and in the UK and Europe, building connections online and in the old-fashioned way, at venues big and small, singing songs about loss, love and perseverance. Her songs have been featured in films, on television, and she’s performed at music festivals around the world (Rolling Stone Weekender Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival, International Folk Alliance, Reeperbahn Festival, Canada Music Week).
For more information about Christina and her music please visit: www.christinamartin.net
AND DON’T MISS:
ROXANNE POTVIN AND NICK ZUBECK TUESDAY, JUNE 5TH!
9PM, $10 AT THE DOOR
From the bright, candy-striped grooves that lure us in at the outset of For Dreaming, to the darkling lavender hues of mélancolie that infiltrate the album like stiff spirits in our pink lemonade, Roxanne Potvin reminds us that, not only will she always carry a stash of R&B to hit us up with, but she also has a few other tricks up her sleeve.
Roxanne’s music career grew out of an early love of classic blues and R&B, and she received her first significant attention with her 2006 Colin Linden-produced album The Way It Feels, which earned a JUNO nomination for Blues Album of the Year. Not to be typecast, Potvin experimented with new sounds on her subsequent albums No Love For The Poisonous, produced by Dave MacKinnon of alt-folk outfit FemBots, and Play, recorded in Vancouver with folk/roots producer Steve Dawson.
For Dreaming opened a new chapter for Potvin as a singer/songwriter with pop smarts, undeniable soul, and a ceaseless drive to keep pushing herself in uncharted directions. She’s now finished work on the follow-up EP titled All it Was, to be released in 2018.
Nick Zubeck is a songwriter, guitarist, singer, teacher and recording artist from Toronto, and is currently living and working in Guelph, Ontario. He has recorded and released five full length albums under his own name, and has been involved with many other artists and projects over the last 15+ years.
As a guitarist and sideman, Nick has contributed to many projects including Polmo Polpo/Sandro Perri, Barzin, Great Lake Swimmers, Royal Wood, Old Maps, and Western Terrestrial. Nick was the guitarist with San Francisco’s Sun Kil Moon from 2014-2016, touring Europe, Asia and the U.S. multiple times, playing Pitchfork Festival, Newport Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, La Route De Rock, and many other festivals and concert halls.