When summer tightens to its inevitable close, a beacon of light shines
into the infant autumn night: PANSTEREORAMA returns to the Waldorf
Hotel like fireworks exploding upon the mind and body.
On Saturday, September 15, experience the Accordion Noir Festival as
it reaches its fever peak in the belly of the Waldorf Hotel’s Fabulous
Cabaret Ballroom. Local and international acts will unfold for One
Night Only in a harmonious celebration of air, sound, light, sweat and
Don’t miss Vancouver’s own Whiskey Rabbi GEOFF BERNER in a rare
Legendary Folk Cabaret minstrels MARIA IN THE SHOWER will deliver
their finely-tempered madness in full blossom.
Not even the fates can predict what will ensue when THE TAILOR begins to croon…
San Francisco’s squeezebox goddess RENEE DE LA PRADE!
The magnificently medicinal magic of the fabulous DR. T!
The giggling bodies and bedroom eyes of Vancouver’s finest in BURLESQUE.
Chances to win CASH PRIZES for those lucky enough conquer fate in
MANY MORE SURPRISES…….STAY TUNED
Sat. Sept 15
wear your soul on the outside
tickets $15 at the door
$12 in advance at Highlife, Redcat records and more outlets TBA
Geoff Berner, Vancouver’s own Whiskey Rabbi, makes one of his rare hometown performances at the Festival. After numerous international tours, festival appearances in Canada and Europe, airplay on national radio in 5 countries, and opening slots on tour with artists such as Billy Bragg, Kaizers Orchestra, Corb Lund, Po’ Girl and the Be Good Tanyas (who covered his song “Light Enough to Travel”), he’s garnered critical acclaim and a cult following for his sharp songwriting and cabaret performance style. An evening spent with Geoff Berner’s music is, in the words of the good Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, “a wild combination of menace, madness, and genius… fragmented coherence that wreaks havoc on the mind of any listener.” – Vue Weekly, Edmonton
Maria in the Shower is Vancouver’s legendary folk cabaret band – dedicated to carrying the cheap and weird across the threshold of your mind and body.
The Tailor is a textural anomaly, an enigmatic presence, a scratched record proclaiming sweet nothings, a midnight rendez-vous, holy license, banjo-slinging papa with a mama on the wind. An open challenge to the brave-hearted not to be seduced by East Van’s most sensual one-man show.
Renée sings, stomps, and plays button accordion with the deep passion of a she-warrior. Her style draws from folk dance music, zydeco, and old-school rock n’ roll. A repair woman and teacher as well as performer, she has installed her own unique accordion bass system so that she can spice up old melodies with rocking bass lines, and compose new music with punk accordion flair. She tours the world playing solo, duo, and with the Cajun Americana trio Whiskey & Women. She’s also the producer of the internationally acclaimed Accordion Babes Album & Pin-up Calendar.