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SummerWorks kicks off Music Series

August 7, 2014

Here’s one to consider for those of you who are also doing the summer music festival circuit. If you’re a dedicated music scenester like myself, one place you may never have considered looking for music listings is inside one of the city’s annual theatre festivals. However, for those who are looking for a live music experience which as well as entertaining, also pushes boundaries- the SummerWorks Music Series kicks off today in partnership with Silent Shout, with 6 interdisciplinary shows with some of the city’s most compelling local musicians.

What makes this series really exciting, is that each show will pair up a musician with a different performance artist to create a collaborative musical spectacle which promises to go above & beyond the average concert going experience. Each show embodies a different conceptual & cross-disciplinary vision brought to life- with cross-overs into drag cabaret, interactive installation art, rock opera, dance, & video art.

To celebrate this collaborative series, Ehab & I will be working together to provide collaborative drawings of each of the 6 shows.

Here’s a look at the Schedule:

*bonus* THURSDAY AUG 7- Opening party @ The Theatre Centre 1115 Queen W with RLMDL, Sexy Merlin, Valerie Dour, & Body Butter PWYC

FRIDAY AUG 8- One Night, Two Brendans @ The Theatre Centre 1115 Queen W with Brendan Canning & Brendan Healy $15

SATURDAY AUG 9- Failure Fest @ Scotiabank Studio Theatre 6 Noble St with Army Girls & Cara Spooner $15

SUNDAY AUG 10- Weaves Through Time @ Lower Ossington Theatre 100 Ossington Ave with Weaves & Allison Cummings $15

WEDNESDAY AUG 13- The Secret Garden of Lido Pimienta @ Lower Ossington Theatre 100 Ossington Ave with Lido Pimienta, Natasha Greenblatt, & Gustavo Cerquera Benjumea $15

AUG 14-17 – Young Drones: A Graphic Novel Rock Opera @ Lower Ossington Theatre 100 Ossington Ave with The Bicycles, Maggie MacDonald, & Amy Siegel

AUG 14-16 – Do I Have To Do Everything My Fucking Self? @ Lower Ossington Theatre 100 Ossington Ave with Light Fires & Adam Lazarus $15




Images of Light Fires (top) & Weaves (bottom) as seen on the SummerWorks Performance Festival site.




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