Greetings good people,
To ring in the last few weeks of summer your friendly neighbourhood Vipers have a full slate of performances scheduled!
Join us for any or all of the following nights of Viper escapades and manic musical tomfoolery:
Thursday, Aug. 16th @ the ANZA Club ( 3 W.8th Ave. @ Ontario) with the Sumner Brothers ( www.myspace.com/thesumnerbrothers); 8pm, $10
A popular blues-roots act, the Sumner Brothers deal in the deeply spiritual side of music while expressing no interest in any particular religion. Their songs seem to explore the themes and topics that are both nearest and dearest to our own hearts but also the ones we speak about the least. A just complement to the Vipers' darker side!
Friday, Aug. 17th @ the Grand Central Emporium ( 2740 Sturdies Bay Road, Galiano Island); 9:30pm, no cover
Join us on Galiano, one of the most beautiful & accessible Gulf Islands , for a hopping night of old-time party grass - Viper style!
For those who haven't been there, the Grand Central is a fabulously funky yet pleasantly intimate café/restaurant/pub/headshop in the true island form.
Saturday, Aug. 18th @ the MAIN (www.themainonmain.com); 9:30pm, no cover
Always an affordable way to take in live music, the MAIN makes up in accessibility what it lacks in sound quality!
With a great atmosphere and a patio to boot, why not saunter on over saturday night for a pint and some good cheer with the mavens of Main Street, the Vipers of Vancouver City.
Wednesday, Aug. 29 @ the Montmartre Café (4362 Main Street @ 28th Ave.); 9:00pm , no cover
A partial Viper lineup with a little help from Christopher Suen, "that chinese banjo player guy" of Whiskey Jar fame!
Featuring the epically morbid, achingly sad, and delightfully crooked songwriting talents of Tyler Dean himself.
Friday, Aug. 31 @ RIME ( www.rime.ca); 9:30pm, $10
The Vipers are thrilled to make their feature debut at RIME, one of Vancouver 's most happening live music venues.
Our last (*sniffle*) full-ensemble performance before Tyler 's 8-month academic hiatus, join us for this unforgettable evening of classy entertainment... and perhaps a surprise or two!
1. VIPER CENTRAL was recently awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts and we are very excited for this chance to head back in the studio together! We will therefore be spending the week of Aug. 22-25 recording an "EP-style" album for release and promotion in the fall. Stay tuned!
2. The Viper website has been officially launched! www.vipercentral.ca
More improvements are in the works but pay us a visit anytime and make yourself at home.
...et c'est tout!
Thanks to all for your support and may we see you sometime very soon at a venue near you!
All the best to you and yours,
Love VIPER CENTRAL