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Art on display by Artists Chris Blades and David Gowman
Date: ongoing Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media

Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. http://www.chrisblades.com/

Fire-Man: Mr. Fire-Man is an internationally celebrated painter, performer and instrument maker living and working out of Japantown in Vancouver, BC. Aside from creating portraits and landscapes in his signature style, he is the conductor and composer for the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, an interactive performance project commonly seen at the Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club on Wednesday nights.

Here is his blog:
and here is his contact:


Date: Sept 16






Time: doors 7:00

Doors: 8:00pm

Tickets: $15

info at www.glasscitytheatre.com

"Acoustic Ninja" Trace Bundy To Play Vancouver's THE IRONWORKS on
Thursday, September 16th, 2010

- Acoustic fingerstyle guitar player

Trace Bundy was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic
Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's
"Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Bundy's playing
is poetry in motion; his use of harmonics, looping, multiple capos,
and unique banter and stage presence deliver an unforgettable live
concert experience. He has sold over 40,000 albums to date on his own
record label, Honest Ninja Music.

Bundy regularly sells out shows and receives standing ovations at
venues in the U.S. and around the world, in 16 countries and counting.
He performed a sold-out show in Seoul, South Korea, with child guitar
prodigy Sungha Jung, and also toured the West Coast of the U.S. this
January with Jung. Video clips circulate virally at astonishing
speeds, with over eleven million YouTube views to date. Last summer,
Bundy performed at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre in front of a
crowd of over 7,000 people, as part of The World's Largest Music
Lesson. Take a minute to check out his YouTube videos and you'll agree
that Trace Bundy is an artist that must be seen, not just heard.

Book Launch John Vaillant "TIGER" in collaboration with "R.C.E.A."

and GARY COMEAU AND THE Voo Doo All Stars

Date: Sept 25


Medium: Book launch and dance party

Reading by invite only 7pm-8:30pm

Gary Comeau 9:30-12am


Time: doors 9:00


Show: 9:30

Tickets: $10 in advance $12 at the door

info at 604-836-9943

John Vaillant's first book was the multi-award-winning The Golden Spruce. Tonight he will discuss his new book The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival, a gripping tale of man and nature in collision, that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the Siberian forest.


"A truly extraordinary read…utterly compelling"—The Bookseller, UK


Gary Comeau
& the Voodoo Allstars

Hot and spicy! New Orleans rockin’ roots & blues.

Take the rhythm of the Maritime Acadian music, season well with Louisiana zydeco blues, add a twist of Highway 61 era Dylan, serve it up with great showmanship, and you’ve got a potent musical cocktail that will have your head spinning and your feet dancing! (Island Folks Festival)


"Classical joint" Giant Reunion/A CJBS Production in collaboration with the R.C.E.A (Railtown Cultural Enhancement Association)
Date: Oct 8

Medium: Performance

ARTIST TALK at 7:50 PM with saxophonist Gavin Walker

Concert co-curated by Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Colleen Savage, Mariken van Nimwegan.



Time: Doors 7pm


Tickets: $19.99 in advance

$25 at the door

Hey jazz fans! The Joint is jumpin’ once again! A sure-to-be-memorable night, the Great Classical Joint Reunion will bring Vancouver musicians and fans together in a tribute to Vancouver's legendary Classical Joint and to its longtime proprietor Andreas Nothiger. ‘The Joint,’ an intimate space on Carrall Street that closed in 1990, was home to some of the greatest musicians in the city for over 20 years. The reunion will feature a rhythm section of Classical Joint all-stars (including the great pianist Chris Sigerson, bassist Ken Lister, guitarist Michael Guild, and drummer Craig Scott) backing up a glittering array of players in a fantastic jam session. The ever-growing list of special guests includes the likes of Gavin Walker, Sal Ferreras, Alan Matheson, Michael Dunn, Bruce Freedman, Joani Taylor, Tom Keenlyside, Raphael Geronimo, Ron Samworth, Saul Berson, Marke Andrews, and Coat Cooke. And look forward to appearances by legendary Classical Joint bands like Oscar Nieto’s Flamenco Heresy. There will be lots of familiar faces, some Joint memorabilia, ‘dark coffees,’ and much more. So let's get this party started! Co-curated with Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Colleen Savage, and Mariken van Nimwegan. Painting of the Classical Joint is by Mariken van Nimwegen.



COASTAL Jazz and Blues Society Presents DARIUS JONES TRIO

in collaboration with the R.C.E.A.

Date: Oct 22

Medium: Jazz concert




Time: Doors 7:00pm


Tickets: $16.99 in advance

$20 at the door

Darius Jones is an extraordinary young alto saxophonist whose passionate and intense playing is all the rage in New York City these days. Born in Virginia, the 31-year old instrumentalist lets his soulful Southern roots shine through on his impressive debut recording, Man’ish Boy (A Raw and Beautiful Thing). “A phenomenal debut,” raves All About Jazz. The Boston Globe rated the disc one of the Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2009 while declaring that Darius “plays both raucously and sweetly, and he puts every genre at his disposal, from blues to swing to free improvisation.” London’s The Wire notes that “with expressive glissandi as opulently sensual as that of Johnny Hodges, and a knack for flipping innocent melodic utterances into lines fraught with chancy harmonic and rhythmic ambiguities, Jones’s concept is proudly his own.” Combining gospel-inflected soul power with forward-looking expression, Darius Jones shows clearly the connection between juke joints and churches of the Deep South. His roof-raising tone and finely honed musical gifts are currently heard in bands led by William Hooker, Trevor Dunn, Lewis Barnes, and Mike Pride. Jones brings a terrific unit to town with Adam Lane bass and Ryan Sawyer drums.

Photo of Darius Jones at the Tea Room in NYC by Peter Gannushkin / DOWNTOWNMUSIC.NET