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Silence Presents: Ha!Man and Joke September 22, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMShow at 8:00 PMTickets $15 at the door. BIO South Africa’s “HA!Man” is joined by Belgian word artist and actress Joke Debaere bringing the “HA!Show” to local communities in three continents every year. They literally carry worlds within as it has grown and evolved over two decades. Each performance is unique, yet draws on a stable body of original electronic accompaniments, evoking concert halls, festive sounds, intimate acoustic textures and a broad range of feelings. This spontaneously enacted journey takes each audience through an intense and life-affirming experience and can open up to be interactive and participatory, depending on the group. Not much more can be said, as live creativity has to draw on the unknown from where each and everyone can be deeply surprised. Bring instruments along and open hearts. For many, a HA! experience is long remembered.…

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Silence Presents: Aidan Baker w/ Hymns57 & Modo Koagon August 17, 2018 Doors at 7:30 PMShow at 8:00 PM Tickets $15 at Eventbrite or at the door Aidan Baker  Visiting all the way from Berlin, Germany, Aidan Baker is a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist using the electric guitar as his primary instrument. Using prepared and alternate methods of playing the guitar, along with various electronic effects, Baker creates music which generally falls within the ambient/experimental genre but draws on influences from rock, electronic, classical, and jazz. A highly prolific artist, Baker has released numerous recorded works, both solo and with various group projects, like Nadja, B/B/S/, and Caudal, on such independent labels as Gizeh Records, Pleasence Records, Important Records, Alien8 Recordings, and his own imprint, Broken Spine Productions. Baker is also the author of several books of poetry. A regular live performer, Baker has toured extensively around the world, including appearances at such international…

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Pipedown! Presents: Eddyevvy wsg Bare Claws & Drunk at the Library July 28, 2018 Pipedown! Presents: Kill No Albatross, Jupiter Hollow & Mute Union July 27, 2018 Doors at 7:00 PMShow at 8:00 PMTickets at door $10/PWYC For Burlington-based rock band Kill No Albatross, their forthcoming EP “Speak True Evil” is a definitive statement. The record blends the accessibility of rock, the technicality of prog, and the energy of hardcore through intelligent songwriting, bold guitar work, and emotional intensity. KNA will be supporting the release with a Canadian summer tour run that includes a slot on the Vans Warped Tour. With support from local rockers Mute Union and Barrie-based progressive metal powerhouse Jupiter Hollow, this will be a wild, energetic night that you don’t want to miss. Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/429035797508243/ Links:Kill No AlbatrossMute Union Silence Presents: The Sam Kirmayer Trio w/ Jonathan Chapman & Ben Zweig July 26, 2018 Doors at 7:30…

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PipeDown! Presents: RubēHill wsg Deanna Petcoff & Mount Mural June 30, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Doors at 7:30 PMEvent at 8:00 PM Tickets $10 at the door Silence Presents: Audio Book with Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson Doors at 7:30 PMEvent at 8:00 PM Come see Don Sawchuk, Dan Pharoah and Brock Holborn each playing their own tunes and covers as well! 3 acts for $15! Come on by and let music fill the silence of the night! Advanced tickets $15 at: danpharoah.com Come see Don Sawchuk, Dan Pharoah and Brock Holborn each playing their own tunes and covers as well! 3 acts for $15! Come on by and let music fill the silence of the night!

The Young Novelists May 31, 2018 The Young Novelists are a Toronto-based band fronted by husband and wife Graydon James and Laura Spink. Since the band’s inception in 2009, they have played stages across the U.S. and Canada, released three full-length albums, won numerous awards and continuous praise for their unmatched, effortless harmonies. Their last record “made us strangers” landed them a Canadian Folk Music Award for New/Emerging Artist, a nomination for Vocal Group of the Year, and reached top 20 on both !earshot and Stingray Music (formerly Galaxie) folk charts. With a sound that has been compared to everyone from The Band to ‘pre-weirdness’ Wilco, the band’s personal mission is to create sad songs for happy people — whether that means a nostalgic ballad or an upbeat anthem, The Young Novelists’ ability to tell familiar stories with a modern folk edge make them, and their songs, instant classics. Read…

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Pipedown! Presents: Aestrid wsg / Future Peers and Paper Ladies April 26, 2018 Aestrid is a three-piece band from Utrecht, the Netherlands. Their sound balances between post-punk and ambient electronic music meeting the wideness of shoegaze in the middle. A two-piece from Kingston, ON, PAPER LADIES offer indie rock built on droning bass, dripping reverb, and lo-fi grit. Wrought with dance grooves and hearty pop sensibilities, PAPER LADIES hope get the crowd swayin’ hips, tappin’ toes, and cuttin’ rugs, if only for a night.” Read more here! Silence Presents: Kitchen Orkestra April 20, 2018 Silence welcomes Kitchen Orkestra back to Guelph! Influenced by tastes of Balkan, Celtic, Bluegrass, and Latin music, Toronto-based Kitchen Orkestra engages, entertains, and entices audiences with surprising Folk arrangements and lively original music. Proud of their unique mix of fiddle, mandolin, vocals, upright bass, cajon, and percussion, these four inspired musicians enjoy testing the creative possibilities…

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Electric Gas March 30, 2018 ‘Electric Gas’ is a Kitchener / Guelph based songwriting duo consisting of Jay Carraro and Chris Dallan. Silence Presents: Zero Point March 25 Zero Point’s music is entirely improvised, sometimes giving the impression of a known melody or a sound mass, similar to what the spectral music can evoke. Just like Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler and Eric Dolphy the musicians of this band can also be deeply anchored in the tradition of blues and bebop, which resurfaces in a pictorial and contrapuntal way. Silence Presents: Ben Rosenblum Trio Featuring Sam Kirmayer: “Instead” Tour March 18, 2018 Ben Rosenblum Trio featuring Sam Kirmayer: “Instead” Tour Award-winning New York City jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum and his trio team up with Montreal native guitarist Sam Kirmayer for a concert that is part collaboration and part celebration of Ben’s most recent album, Instead. Silence Presents: Avi Granite: 6 March 17, 2018…

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Silence Presents: Corey Gulkin with Missy Bauman and JoJo Worthington February 24, 2018 Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Corey Gulkin,(formerly Corinna Rose), was named for the Bob Dylan version of an old folksong. However, upon first listen to her upcoming release, All the Things I’ll Forget, you will hear more of the influence of Owen Pallett or Joanna Newsom. Missy Bauman blends the traditional values of folk with an alternative edge to create “dreamy drug folk” – a free spirited trouble maker fighting for peace and change. JoJo Worthington is [A soft tour-de-force, the grand echo from the small sound, a burst of light from the centre of the room] Three in the Round February 16, 2018 “Three In the Round” was born out of a series of Folk/Trad concerts held at Cambridge’s McDougall Cottage.  Bob MacLean, former Musician In Residence at McDougall, assembled a series of evening programs at McDougall with his…

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Silence Presents: Il-Dong Bae and Dong-Won Kim January 24, 2018 Il-Dong Bae is highly regarded as one of Korea’s finest p’ansori singers. He has performed numerous concerts both internationally and within Korea. His extraordinary life story is featured in the documentary, Intangible Asset Number 82. Dong-Won Kim is a Korean percussionist, vocalist, composer, and improviser. He has played in Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and has studied Korean traditional music since 1984. Dong-Won Kim has performed at the Guelph JazzFest and was artists in residence at the University of Guelph. Silence Presents: Larnell Lewis & Rich Brown with Jason Raso January 20, 2018 Over the past two decades, eight albums and countless live performances, Jason Raso has shown that he not only has the skills to pay the bills, but more often than not, enough musical currency left over at the end of the month to make good on…

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James Gordon and Jeff Bird: 40 Years Down In The Folk Mines Sunday November 26, 2017 Yes, it was 40 years ago that two young U of G students met in the Carden Street Cafe, (which James happened to own )- and they started a musical friendship that has endured. They played as a duo for a year, then with Randy Sutherland formed Tamarack. Jeff left that band to join Cowboy Junkies, which is still going strong, and he’s played on many of James’ solo projects over the years. This anniversary concert will feature music that spans their entire musical journey together, along with road stories, surprises, and a stage-full of instruments. This promises to be a memorable evening! Onion Honey and Shawna Caspi with Special Guest Keenan Reimer-Watts Sunday November 19, 2017 Onion Honey makes folk music, sharp and sweet and mixed in are banjo and mandolin, washboard and…

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