Tune in at 3pm PST in Thursday to see Rae Spoon play a facebook live concert through the National Art Centre, Slaight Music and Facebook.
A 50 minute concert from my studio on the territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən peoples the Songhees and Esquimalt, W̱SÁNEĆ Nations (Highlands District, BC). If anyone wants to pay cover for the show you can send money to the artist at:
Paypal email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The concert will be available live with auto generated closed captions. I’ll correct the captions on facebook and post a version of the concert on youtube for folks who want them there. The link to the youtube video will be available on the Coax Site.
Thanks to Facebook, Slaight Music and the National Arts Centre for their support.
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Brighton act Bleak Terrain‘s music creates space for the complexity of sadness and gently invites listeners to do the same.
18 April Glasgow At Category Is Books (Afternoon Reading, Evening Show)
19 April Edinburgh at Wee Red Bar
20 April Dundee At Conroy’s
22 April Manchester (Levenshulme) At Tallyrand Fbook
24 April London In The Bell Aldgate Fbook
25 April Brighton At West Hill Hall Event Tickets
26 April 26 April In Bristol At Cafe Kino Fbook
For more information: email coaxrecords (at) gmail.com
To book a date on this tour contact: katie (at) queerstothefrontbooking.com from Queers To The Front Booking
We’re so thrilled to announce our first ever release of a Newfoundland act is the CD for Forever Changes Overnight by Family Video. Their launch show is on Feb 28 in St. John’s at legendary THE SHIP PUB with guests DANI BAILEY, DANK EATING and more.
Family Video is St. John’s dreamy indie rock gem. Lead by J. King’s driving guitar and raw emotive vocals; the band includes By Divine Right’s Geordie Dynes on drums, The Burning Hell’s Jake Nicoll on synth, and St. John’s’ indie rock mainstay, Knoah Bender on bass.
From small town kid to St. John’s indie rock fixture, J. King’s journey informs their earnest song writing; expressing a yearning of the heart that is relatable, but rarely revealed with such vulnerability.
Their latest album, Forever Changes Overnight has J. King playing an assortment of instruments on songs ranging from upbeat to brooding. It also features Fog Lake’s Aaron Powell on guest vocals and piano to round out this beautiful and deeply personal masterpiece of indie rock.
After enjoying an underground following on tape distros and playing small tours and festivals for many years, Family Video are finally being exposed to a wider audience. The album is available on CD from our store mail order, on cassette from Seattle’s Lost Sound Tapes and on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and everywhere else that you can stream music.
FOREVER CHANGES OVERNIGHT TRACKLIST
FAMILY VIDEO ONLINE:
Rae Spoon and Kim Barlow are two seasoned musical nonconformists who have teamed up with newcomer Mohammad Sahraei for a Canada-wide tour in March 2020 that will take them from Yukon to Wakefield, Quebec. The eclectic trio performs arrangements of Kim’s and Rae’s songs for setar and banjo, guitar, keys, percussion and electronics. Kim and Mohammad have been finding the places where banjo and setar overlap, and joyfully meshing their musical worlds for the past year. These new versions of Kim & Rae’s indie pop songs, with traditional tunes peppered through two sets, make for a live performance that is vibrant, diverse, and beautiful.
March 6 Dawson City Workshops at KIAC
March 8 in Atlin at The Globe Theater Facebook
March 12 in Camrose at Fika Coffee Facebook Pick Up Tickets At Fika Coffee
March 14 in Lethbridge at Acoustic Owl Facebook
March 15 in Calgary at The Ironwood Facebook
March 17 Peterborough at The Garnet Facebook
March 19 Kingston at Musikki Cafe Facebook
Rae Spoon is a nonbinary musician and author in Victoria BC. They have released ten solo albums and have toured across Canada and internationally. Rae owns and runs an indie record label called Coax Records that has released thirty-seven albums by Canadian and international artists. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award and a Western Canadian Music Award.
Kim Barlow is an enduring presence in the Canadian indie scene, Yukon-based but now back in Nova Scotia, starting fresh. Her newest album, How to Let Go features some of the East Coast’s best, produced by Mark Adam with Old Man Luedecke guest vocals. It was nominated for a 2019 Nova Scotia Music Award for Folk Recording of the Year. Barlow recently joined the Coax Records label.
Mohammad Sahraei is an ethnomusicologist, skilled with many traditional Persian instruments. His ensemble, Open Borders, a group of 30 international musicians, have performed at the Halifax Jazz Festival, Obey Festival, Upstream, Multicultural Festival, Feast Festival, and Iranian and Indian Festivals. Mohammad teaches and holds master classes and workshops
Financial Access: For anonymous pay what you can list email email@example.com to reserve your spot. We try very hard to make sure everyone can go to our shows and make sure PWYC tickets are as accessible as paid tickets.
Access Info: As much info as we can get from venues is posted below. If you have any specific requests please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the venue. We’re happy to try to accommodate any requests that make it so that everyone can go the the shows.
March 5 Whitehorse at The Yukon Arts Centre Access Info
March 6 Dawson City at The KIAC Ballroom Accessibility info: All bathrooms are gender-neutral (3 on the ground floor, 3 upstairs in the venue). 1 private washroom on the ground floor is accessible, and 1 private washroom upstairs in the venue is accessible. There is a set of stairs getting into the building and a flight of stairs to the venue. The ramp into the building comes through the back door. Please email email@example.com or contact KIAC so someone can open the door for you that evening.
March 8 in Atlin at The Globe Theater Access Info: Accessible entrance and washroom. Outdoor ramp into building. email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Globe Theatre with any questions.
March 12 in Camrose at Fika Coffee Access Info: There are 5 steps at the front of the building to get in. Both washrooms (one upstairs, one main floor) are gender neutral.
March 13 Edmonton at The Aviary Access Info: Accessible entrance through the back. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Please contact email@example.com or The Aviary If you have any questions. We can reserve seats for you if you need them for access.
March 14 in Lethbridge at Acoustic Owl Access Info: No stairs on entrance. No grab bars or large bathroom stalls. Bathrooms are gender neutral.
March 15 in Calgary at The Ironwood Access Info: The Ironwood is accessible from the front door. No steps in or to the room with the stage. There is an accessible, all-gender washroom to the left of the stage.
March 17 Peterborough at The Garnet Access Info: There are two large gender neutral washrooms, the front entrance is accessible. More info on grab bars coming!
March 18 Toronto at The Burdock Access Info: The entrance to the Burdock is no step. No stairs to the stage. No accessible washroom. Washrooms are down a flight of stairs in the basement of the venue.
March 19 Kingston at Musikki Cafe Access Info: There’s a large staircase (27 steps) to get to the main performance area. There are two gender neutral washrooms with no large stalls or grab bars.
March 20 Ottawa at The Black Sheep Access Info: Ramp into venue. No large washrooms with grab bars. Will try to change the washrooms signs. Not normally gender neutral.
There’s a plan for one new song from Corwin Fox a month to make up a new album! Enjoy the first of many now!
Out of today!
On November 1, Vancouver singer/songwriter/accordionist/novelist/political activist Geoff Berner returns with new left-wing Jewish music for our perilous times. Grand Hotel Cosmopolis is the first new klezmer-punk album from Berner since 2015’s We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians. Released on Coax Records in Canada and worldwide via Coax Europa (an imprint for Coax on artist run record label GiveUsYourGOLD in Berlin), a new label set up as a european bridgehead for Coax artists.
The album’s first single, “What Kind Of Bear Am I?”, was originally written for Gravediggers of Uzda, an experimental musical theatre production from director Jenny Romaine at the KlezKanada Laurentian Retreat. “Jenny told me we needed a bear song, for the bears working in the tavern scene, and handed me an academic paper by Robert Adler Peckerar,” says Berner.
“I am told that when the Polish Empire ran Belarus a long time ago, there were many restrictions for Jews and Roma people, but there was a special license granted to them alone. They were the only ones allowed to train and keep dancing bears. In the town of Smorgon, Belarus, there was a Bear Academy. They say that the whole town was devoted to the cruel work of the training of dancing bears. They say that when you arrived at Smorgon Station, a bear porter would take your luggage for you. That bears cleaned the streets with brooms. That bears served also in the hotel. All through the town.
Rob‘s piece talks about how dancing bears are symbols of the way Christians thought about Jews and Roma in a way similar to the way they thought about dancing bears—as creatures somewhere between animal and human..”
The video, by Jordan Lloyd Watkins, is the film noiresque journey of a bear through the less-polished spaces of Vancouver. “And as the lyrics go,” says Berner, “‘I pour the drinks, I hear the music, and I try not to dance, but sometimes I just can’t help myself no matter how I try, and you ask me, what kind of bear am I?’.”
New single from Evangeline Gentle The Strongest People Have Tender Hearts from their upcoming debut album.