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Lefty Singer 25-09Eccodek’s Andrew McPherson has a CD release solo show coming up for  his new singer-songwriter alter-ego Lefty Singer at Dublin Street United Church on September 25.

Lefty Singer is Andrew’s third solo album.  The songs on the album were developed over the last 2-3 years with a simple folky acoustic guitar and vocal format. The recorded versions are highlighted by mandolin, harp and violin and also features fellow Eccodek member Jim Knight on guitar and mandolin, Marc Devos (of The Liquidaires) on electric and electro-acoustic bass and Shannon Kingsbury on harp, harmonium and vocals. Shannon Kingsbury will also be the support act for show and previewing material from her forthcoming recording.

Lefty Singer CD release w/guest Shannon Kingsbury
When: Friday September 25 at 8.00 p.m.
Where: Dublin St. United Church (68 Suffolk St. W. Guelph – 519.821.0610)
Tickets: $15 at Door
http://www.andrewmcpherson.ca/
http://www.myspace.com/leftysinger

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ragblogad72Our monthly trip around the arts and cultural scene with the Culture Vultures. This week a new Culture Vulture, Lynn Broughton, joined the team. As always, there is a lot going on in Guelph. We’ve tried to cover as many of the events as possible.

Jan’s Picks (see individual blog posts, where applicable)

Daniel’s Picks:

Lynn’s Picks:

  • Ed Video 2nd Annual Comedy Night – March 7 at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, www.edvideo.org
  • Bookshelf 10th annual Poetry contest, deadline April 5,  www.bookshelf.ca
  • Art on the Street 2009 – July 18. Artist applications are open . For more information visit www.downtownguelph.com
  • Friday Noon Hour Concerts in St George’s Square, June 18 through September 18. Submissions from local musicians are encouraged. For more information visit www.downtownguelph.com
  • The grand opening of the new City Hall is scheduled for June 20. Tours of the facility are also included in Doors Open Guelph

Music:
The Monster Show, Winnipeg And Fargo from And In Our Final Days As Archipelago
Tony McManus, Goodbye Pork Pie Hat from Ceol More
Harry Manx, Take This Hammer from Live At The Glen Gould Studio 2008
Eccodek, Silent Song from Shivaboom
Danny Michel, On My Way from Fur, Feather and Fin

Listen to the show:

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metropolis_fomm_poster1This sounds really cool.

Eccodek‘s Andrew Macpherson and Deliveryboy have re-scored Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic silent movie, Metropolis. They will be performing the piece with the movie as part of this year’s Guelph Festival of Moving Media on Saturday November 9.

Originally composed for Toronto’s 2007 Yonge + Dundas film series finale, they will perform the piece at Dublin St. United Church.

Fans of the dystopian, futuristic epic will take their viewing experience to the next level with the accompaniment of what Now Magazine called, “An innovative trip-hop score….a must see sci-fi and sound experience.” Uh huh…Anyway, we think it’s a pretty cool project.

For those wondering about the music’s complexion, the score leaves no genre untouched, featuring hip-hop, jazz, classical, ambient, IDM, dub, post punk, trance played on many different instruments.

2008 Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFoMM) presents ‘Metropolis’ Re-scored, with Andrew McPherson + Deliveryboy

Saturday November 8 at 9 p.m. at Dublin St. United Church (68 Suffolk St. W. Guelph)

Tickets: $10 at the door or The Bookshelf (519-821-3311), Thomas Video (519-822-1451)

For more information: www.guelphfilmfest.org/films/metropolis.html

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Just a quickie reminder of tomorrow’s cd launch for Eccodek’s new dubwise opus, Shivaboom at Guelph’s E-bar, presented by Fortnight Live. Come shake off the post-election fatigue with a night of ripping dub, global funk, pulsing electronica and transporting vibes.

We’re proud to have as our guests, DJ Sunpredictable from Hump Day Antix, Make it Funky and Cease Scuff laying down the beats before, between and after Eccodek’s 2 sets and our visual dub chemist, VJ Charm, making it all purdy and hypnotising on the big screen.

Please check out the recent coverage, album review and video diary in The Guelph Mercury.

 

The Details
What: Eccodek ‘Shivaboom’ CD release presented by Fortnight Live
Who: Eccodek w/ DJ Sunpredictable + VJ Charm
Where: E-bar Guelph 41 Quebec St. Guelph 519.821.3311
When: Thurs. Oct. 16 (Doors 9 p.m.) 2 live sets/ 2 DJ sets
How Much: $10

Crucial Links:
Onkar Singh http://www.onkarsinghmusic.com/
White Swan Records http://www.whiteswanrecords.com/
Kiran Ahluwalia http://www.kiranmusic.com/
Mansa Sissoko http://mansasissoko.calabashmusic.com/

Eccodek
http://www.eccodek.com/
http://www.myspace.com/eccodek
http://www.sonicbids.com/eccodek

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