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.
The Horseshoe Tavern Presents:
with LITTLE JUNIOR & CROW TOWN
Doors: 9 PM / $17.50 ADV
Advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes and the front bar of the Horseshoe Tavern.
“The album is produced by Chris Wardman, who brought a lot of elements we wouldn't have thought to bring into our sound, while we recorded at the Lincoln County Social Club.
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.
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