Art Bergmann Live Recording from Sneaky Dees

February 24, 2015 - 10:44am

Recording: Art Bergmann
Artist: Art Bergmann
Songs: My Empty House + Drones of Democracy

Empty House:
Empty House.mp3
Drones of Democracy:
Drones Of Democracy.mp3

Recorded at Sneaky Dee's ("Wavelength FIFTEEN - Night 1"), February 13, 2015.
Link: mechanicalforestsound.blogspot.ca/2015/02/recording-art-bergmann.html

Notes: mechanicalforestsound.blogspot.ca/2015/02/gig-wavelength-fifteen-night-1.html

LiveInLimbo: Art Bergmann at Sneaky Dee's

February 24, 2015 - 10:21am

After a short intermission, Art Bergmann took to the stage. A key figure in Canadian punk rock, the 62-year-old Calgary native has likely seen livelier days. That said, he still puts on a strong-sounding show (albeit a far too long show, given the circumstances.) He’s very much all snarled, near-spoken word lyrics while his band backs him up with aggressive, bordering-jazz instrumentals. Bergmann teeters around on stage, but he knows what he’s doing. Though crowd reception was slightly tepid, his stream of consciousness lyricism was transfixing and bewildering, even referencing Beyonce, Jay Z, and Kanye West.

http://www.liveinlimbo.com/2015/02/18/concert-reviews/wavelength-15-frid...

Wavelength 15: controller.controller, Art Bergmann and tribute sets

February 17, 2015 - 5:47pm

Picture: Chris Wardman, Art Bergmann, Jason Sniderman, Glenn Milchem (on drums)

The tribute sets went by quickly, and a little past 11:30 it was time to switch formats. Out came the Canadian punk icon and his backing band, still packing a wallop. At 62, Bergmann still has plenty of fire in him, throwing out sarcastic remarks between songs and even asking the audience to insult him. His set was long, and it noticeably made some audience members restless, but Art Bergmann did not and does not give a shit. His rambling vocal style, a la Lou Reed, helped bring his highly political lyrics to life, and his backing band helped bring the noise. Later in the set he inspired some audience participation on “Company Store,” and he concluded his set after 80 minutes with “Drones of Democracy.”

Full Story:
grayowlpoint.com/2015/02/14/wavelength-15-controller-controller-art-bergmann-and-tribute-sets

Wavelength: Art Bergmann

January 17, 2015 - 5:28pm

I'm playing guitar again for Art Bergmann at Sneaky Dee's:

Wavelength: Art Bergmann

February 13, 2015 at 7:30PM
with Controller Controller and Brides

Sneaky Dee’s

$10 advance

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ART BERGMANN (Calgary - Canadian punk pioneer & living legend - former member of The Young Canadians, Poisoned & long-time solo artists - playing songs from across his entire career w/ Toronto all-star backing band - Weewerk Recordings)

CONTROLLER.CONTROLLER (Toronto / REUNION SHOW for iconic mid-'00s dance-punk band - Paper Bag Records)
BRIDES (Guelph/Toronto - REUNION SHOW for skronky late-'00s no-wave crew)

Plus Classic Wavelength/Toronto Song Tribute Sets:
MOST PEOPLE Plays Broken Social Scene
DELTA WILL Plays Caribou
HERVANA Plays Constantines
MORE OR LES Plays Toronto Hip-Hop Classics
LOCKBOX (LAURA BARRETT) Plays Owen Pallett
THE SKELETONES FOUR Plays Jim Guthrie

ULTRAVOX FOUNDER MIDGE URE SET FOR PHOENIX CONCERT HALL PERFORMANCE MARCH 4; TORONTO'S BLUE PETER TO OPEN SHOW

December 16, 2014 - 6:19pm

One of the most influential pop musicians to emerge from Britain is making a rare solo appearance at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 4. Midge Ure, leader of the groundbreaking UK band Ultravox — and the man who co-founded Live 8 and Band Aid (and co-wrote "Don't They Know It's Christmas") — has been a successful solo artists since the mid-80s, but has continued his relationship with his former band. After working on live albums, the latest Ultravox record, and the updated version of “Do They Know it’s Christmas” in support of the 2014 Ebola outbreak relief efforts, he has also found time to present his newest studio album Fragile.

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Who: Midge Ure, with special guests Blue Peter What: A rare Toronto appearance of the influential British pop star, Live Aid and Band Aid co-founder, one-time member of Thin Lizzy, and front man of Ultravox; Midge Ure's successful solo career has been ongoing since 1985.

Why: Because this is classic new wave music, and too few artists play it any more

When: Wednesday, March 4th — Doors 7:30 p.m Show 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto Tickets: $22.00 (+SC).
Available online at http://www.thephoenixconcerttheatre.com/ or www.ticketbreak.com

Art Bergmann Live and Alive – Review and Interview

November 8, 2014 - 6:23pm

[“Dirge #1” sounded great thanks to his fantastic band which included producer/guitarist Chris Wardman and Blue Rodeo skin man Glenn Milchem.]

Full Story Here:
thescenemagazine.ca/art-bergmann-live-alive

Who: Art Bergmann
From: Vancouver, BC
Where: This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton ON
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014

We all have a musical bucket list – except I terrorize myself with artists that the probability of seeing are slim to nothing. But, every now and then, I get a treat and this week it came in the form of one of the most prolific songwriters in Canadian history, Art Bergmann. I traveled down to Hamilton to see him play an intimate performance at Hamilton’s hub of underground music – This Ain’t Hollywood. TAH are known throughout the world for bringing in some really rare acts like Roky Erickson, Johnny Winter and members of the New York Dolls just to name a few past performers. I know that owner (and long time punk supporter) Lou Molinario was happy to be able to add Art to that list, and the city of Hamilton was lucky to have such an artist in their city.

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