The Northern Arm + The Dinner is Ruined / Sat 15 Dec 2018 8PM

the northern arm + the dinner is ruined
Sat 15 Dec 2018 8PM at NAC
Tickets $10

the northern arm
instrumental. started 2004. recorded at various locations in ontario, outside in winter. song ideas recorded acoustically, on spot. 8 track running off a car inverter. dubs later at home. some locations: toronto island, niagara, ghost road scugog island, steel plants in the hammer. 4 albums before children and jobs. now electric, 2 drummers, gtrs, bss, tapes. 30 minutes of continuous music. recorded at the gas station last summer, after floods. 4th time at in the soil, thanks very much.

 

the dinner is ruined
The Dinner Is Ruined will dazzle a discerning audience with their quirky blend of experimental and improvisational techniques unique to the mood in those special moments of performance. In other words, “Let’s drop some jaws!”

The Dinner Is Ruined was formed in 1991 by multi-instrumentalist Dale Morningstar. Original members included Don Kerr on drums and Al Kelso on bass. They recorded their first album, Burn Your Dashiki, in 1991. After this point, Kelso left the band. Keyboardist/bassist Dr. Pee joined the group, and a second album, Love Songs from the Lubritorium, was recorded in 1993 by Raw Energy, Kerr left the band after this. While opening for Rheostatics in 1994, Morningstar and Pee were booed and had objects thrown at them. Subsequently Dave Clark, at the time a member of Rheostatics, joined The Dinner is Ruined. In 2000, the group released the album A Maggot in their Heads. The band continued to perform live, with often improvised instrumentation quite different from their recorded work. In 2001 the band performed live at the Folk on the Rocks Festival in Yellowknife, backing up Gord Downie. This collaboration continued, and the members of The Dinner Is Ruined recorded as part of Gordon Downie’s backup band on his three solo albums. North American tours in 2001, 2003, and 2010 followed.

Hockey legend Bobby Orr responded to the release of the song “Bobby Orr” saying “It has a good beat and you can dance to it.”

Dale Morningstar has engineered two albums that were nominated for JUNO awards for Thrush Hermit and The Inbreds and Dave Clark and his band Rheostatics received a GENIE award for Best Original Song in 1994.

Wax Mannequin + DRFTR / Fri 30 Nov 2018 8PM

Wax Mannequin + DRFTR
Fri 30 Nov 2018 8PM at NAC

$10 at the door

Wax Mannequin (Christopher Adeney) has honed his weird, folk-punk anthems over years of travel and tribulation. His songs are dark and thoughtful at times, pounding and ridiculous at others…or all of these things at once. Songsmith, performance-art provocateur and self-sabotologist, Wax Mannequin continues indefinitely to carve a deep, indelible groove across the face the modern music underground.

Wax Mannequin’s 7th full length, Have A New Name, was recorded in a small east-end Hamilton industrial space containing piles of vintage and futuristic equipment. Adeney — along with percussionist Mark Raymond and producer Edwin Burnett —crafted Have A New Name’s eight songs out of semi-impromptu sessions that eventually expanded with the addition of grand piano, viola da gamba, double bass and a 12 piece choir. The end product is the most sonically ambitious Wax Mannequin album to date, and also arguably the most powerful.

Have A New Name, will be released June 22nd nationally on COAX records/Outside distribution (vinyl and CD). COAX is a wonderful not-for-profit label run by Rae Spoon, and home to quality friends like Bird City (Jenny Mitchell), LAL and Geoff Berner. I encourage you to explore the entire COAX catalogue at…

http://www.coaxrecords.com/

 

 

NAC TRIVIA NIGHTS!

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Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet
Under the Stars / Up on the Roof
Thursday 4 October 8PM
$20 NAC Members / $25 Regular

TICKETS HERE

> NAC Members check your Bulletin to get your discount code!

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet’s infectious surf-inflected instrumental pop songs will be instantly recognizable to anyone who watched “The Kids in the Hall.” Their song “Having an Average Weekend” was the theme to that late, great, Canadian sketch comedy show, and they also provided the little instrumental flourishes between skits.

The band formed in Toronto in 1984 and released their first seven-inch in 1985 (“Our Weapons Are Useless” b/w “Bennett Cerf” and “Having an Average Weekend”). Over the next five years, the band released seven more singles, which they collected on their first full-length, 1990’s Savvy Show Stoppers (Cargo). In 1991, they followed with Dim The Lights, Chill The Ham, also on Cargo, and in 1993, they released Sport Fishin’ – The Lure of the Bait, The Luck of the Hook (recorded by none other than Steve Albini).

SOUND+VISION Summer Rooftop Festival 2018

TCO ROOFTOP TERRACE
SOUND+VISION SUMMER FESTIVAL LINE UP
Doors 8:30PM / Show 9:00PM

Saturday 14 July
The Northern Arm + Euchrid

Saturday 21 July
Culture Reject + Minuscule

Saturday 11 August
Daniel Romano

Thursday 30 August
Bae Beach Club + Neighbouring

Friday 28 September
Strange Shakes + Fat Moth


TICKETS
Single Event Tickets $18 (inc. HST)
Available online (plus applicable service fees) or at the door


$AVE $OME CA$H with a $UMMER PA$$
Grab a SOUND+VISION FESTIVAL PASS for all five shows!

$80 ($16/show) General
$75 ($15/show) NAC Members

>> Can’t make one of the shows? No problem, pass yer pass to someone else!

Pass price includes HST
Passes available at the Niagara Artists Centre
905-641-0331 / 354 St. Paul Street

Small Feats 2018

SMALL FEATS > ONLINE PREVIEW HERE!
Saturday 7 April 2018
Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM
Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara
At NAC – 354 St. Paul Street / Downtown St. Catharines

>> FIVE BUCKS AT THE DOOR! <<

We’re gearing up for the biggest art-buying frenzy and party of the year!

We put the call out to the artist members of NAC to create remarkable works of art and they responded!

While we’re still offering up sweet square foot works of art for $200, we’ve added an even smaller option to this year’s wall. Pick up 6”x 8” original artwork for $100. PLUS we’ve got some stellar BIG FEATS for $800! There’s something for everyone!

 

>> STAY TUNED FOR THE ONLINE PREVIEW <<

COLLAGE+LETRASET PARTY / Sat 3 Feb 2018

COLLAGE+LETRASET PARTY

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018 7PM

FIVE BUCKS TO GET IN [OR PAY WHAT YOU CAN]
> LICENSED EVENT <

Collage + Letraset the night away.
Materials provided.