Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Dec 11: Augusta Trio, Railway Club

Karen played Dolly in Pacific Theatre's first production of TENT MEETING back in 1997 - a lovely performance, gorgeous piano, and marvelous arrangements that are still in the show today. Here's a chance to hear what she and her musical friends are up to today...

Friday, December 11th IMU presents LEMMING DYNASTY, AUGUSTA TRIO, PAINTED CITIES & EMMA POSTL @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir . Doors 8pm / Cover $10 @ the door

.....make sure you tell the doorperson at the Railway Club that you have come to see Augusta...it's a little like throwing a quarter in a hat (you'll get the idea).....

PS: there's going to be a lot of great original music this night...you'll not want to miss it:

LEMMING DYNASTY isn't afraid to punctuate their craft with tight arrangements, searing harmonies and riff-heavy bottom grooves. Slick grooves sauced in social outrage meet haunting melodies peppered with a sly irony reminiscent of times when leaving a little to the imagination was as classy as it is classic. One hears elements of grimy '70s funk, dirty grunge, electro punk and progressive jazz. In an era where retro is getting old again and dusty tracksuits grace the covers of sarcastic new wave magazine covers, Lemming Dynasty are out to create the very thing that seduced them in the first place - great rock songs.

AUGUSTA TRIO - The Augusta Trio fuses acoustic simplicity with creatively rhythmic and melodic play to create their folk-jazz sound. Karen Augusta is a musician of three-octave vocals and fluid guitar, piano, and flute fingers. Jason Dionne (bass) and Allan Dionne (drums) have collaborated with her on three recordings to date, with each player bringing a distinct, dynamic voice to their performances. "Augusta's synergy and musicality stirred me emotionally, as true art should do." - Daniel Adair (Nickelback)

PAINTED CITIES create compelling, inventive songs that draw from a wide range of musical styles to form a unique blend of funk, folk, rock and jazz with lyrics that often deal with heavier topics such as relationships, culture and politics. Their infectious, danceable tunes have been heard at venues ranging from music festivals to all-ages community halls to the grittiest bars of downtown Vancouver.

EMMA POSTL's buttermilk chocolate voice delivers an original blend of jazz-vibed two-step that calls to mind influences such as Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley & Neil Young.

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