2005.09 –> September 2005 at Rime

ZULA Presents

SEPTEMBER 2005 AT RIME

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Gord Grdina
Gord Grdina

Appearing at Rime every Tuesday in September as our Artist in Residence (AIR), Gordon Grdina, a native Vancouverite, plays the guitar and the Arabic oud. A protégé of jazz great Gary Peacock, he is a well respected contributor to the jazz, improvised, and world music scenes, constantly being sought after for projects that need a unique sound. Gordon studied the oud with Iraqi oud virtuoso Serwan Yamolky and performs in such diverse groups as Box Cutter (genre-bending modern jazz) , Maqam (modern interpretations of Iraqi folk music), Loose Acoustic (improvising groove trio) and Sangha (Arabic/Indian/Persian traditional ensemble). He has also performed or recorded with François Houle, Eyvind Kang, Jesse Zubot, Chuck Isreals, John Stowell, and Dylan Vander Schyff.

Thu, Sep 1/ The Unsupervised (9 pm, $5-10)

As an adventurous, commited, expressive local quintet, The Unsupervised unapologetically dissolve all musical borders and joyfully explore everything from modern jazz and free improvisation, to beautifully quirky country music and greasy funk grooves. Jeff Younger guitar; Kristian Naso trumpet; Dan Pigott saxes; Russell Sholberg bass; Mike Magnusson drums

***Suggested itinerary for September 2-4: Dinner at Rime, off to Silent Summer Nights at Grandview Park at 8 pm, back to Rime after 10 pm… 🙂

Silent Summer Nights

Grandview Park, Commercial at William St.

8 pm, September 2 – 4

Free of charge!

Celebrate the end of summer in style. Saunter into Grandview Park for the 5th annual Silent Summer Nights: three enchanting evenings of silent and not-so-silent films featuring original live music by Eye of Newt and invited guests. A Labour Day Weekend classic co-presented by Radix, Rumble, Rime & Zula, under the musically visionary direction of Stefan Smulovitz.

Friday, September 2/ L’homme qui plantait des arbres (1987) (The man who planted trees)

Winner of the Academy Award for “Best Short Film, Animated”, this gem is a true hommage to nature as it tells the story of one man who turns a desert into a forest.

A Soldier’s Tale (1918) (L’Histoire du Soldat)

Igor Stravinsky’s translation of the Faustian tale into a mundane context, where a soldier’s experiences as he struggles with temptation are more like our own. This is a Faust we can feel sorry for!

Music by Eye of Newt.

Saturday, September 3/ Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1983)

Godfrey Reggio collaborates with cinamatographer Ron Frike (Baraka) and celebrated composer Philip Glass to create a defining cinematic tale of life inside modern technology, our “beautiful beast.” Sweeping shots of nature clash with images of man’s artificial environment to create an unprecedented cinematic interpretation of modern life.

Music by Adios.

Sunday, September 4/ Battleship Potemkin (1925) (Bronenosets Potyomkin)

Director Sergei Einstein’s groundbreaking filmic montage depicts the 1905 uprising against tsarism in Russia: a protest on board the Battleship Potemkin when the crew is given rotten meat for dinner ends in a widespread riot. Labelled as agit prop and censored accross Europe for over 20 years, this ingenious piece effectively attacts and manipulates our senses.

Music by Silent Summer Nights Monster Orchestra.

www.thedrive.ca/eventsilent.shtm

www.rumble.org

Fri, Sep 2/ Inhabitants (10 pm, $5-10)

“Blissful, yet dissonant ambiance” – The Stranger (Seattle) From melodic to minimalist, from deep groove to all out noise; this quartet inhabits the nether regions of Vancouver’s music underground… JP Carter trumpet; Dave Sikula guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums

www.dripaudio.com

Sat, Sep 3/ (aft) Espiritu Do Brasil (3 pm, by donation)

Saturday afternoons in September (except the 17th): Silky, seductive bossa nova infused with a contemporary jazz. Vancouver’s Espiritu do Brasil offers a fresh, modern take on the venerated musical achievements of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ellis Regina, Joao Bosco and others, incorporating current sounds, grooves and a harmonic lexicon inspired by the sound of New York jazz. Valeria Matzner voice, percussion; Daryl Jahnke guitar; Ian Cox piano, keys; Karlis Silins bass; Nino Di Pasquali drums

www.turnerme.com/espirito.shtml

Sat, Sep 3/ (eve) The Breakmen (10 pm, $5-10)

Providing a refreshing take on traditional bluegrass, The Breakmen slide from smoky 1920’s Delta blues to swinging originals with ease. Archie Pateman banjo, guitar, vocals; Lee Watson guitar, vocals; Ben Rogalsky mandolin, vocals; Matt Lawson bass, vocals

Sun, Sep 4/ (aft) Rich Rabnett & Amaya O’Duir (3 pm, by donation)

Sunday afternoons in September: Guitarist Rich Rabnett (Rabnett 5) covers much musical ground in intense duo settings with different guests. This afternoon, he will make some fresh music with vocalist Amaya O’Duir.

www.rab5.com

Sun, Sep 4/ (eve) Silent Summer Nights (not so) Monster Orchestra (10 pm, free)

….attacks Rime…”The Russians are coming!!” Some of the city’s finest improvising players follow up their grand performance at Grandview Park with a hot finale at Rime! There will be smaller ensemble playing, as well as much of the Monster Orchestra assembled to blow away Rime patrons…

Mon, Sep 5/ Artistic Arithmetic Collective (9 pm, $5-10)

A self-sustaining collective of artists creatively & resourcefully collaborating on all aspects of creation, production, performance, and promotion, Artistic Arithmetic performances vary from Acadian bilingual/bluesplattered folk run through a wringer, to beer and whiskey fuelled twangy funk, to satiri-comedical bluegrass with possible dub/hip-hop undertones to some spoken word tweaking between slam/jazz/rant with Sophie Richard -Acadian bilingual silkenvoiced songstress; M.D. Wren -lyrics tainted with whiskey & regret set to a funky groove; shayne avec i grec -rants , raves & jazz poems about murder; Ory No’man -folkadelica on heroin; Neil Conway -everything from country to hip hop to punk to folk; plus some notorious, local guest.

www.orynoman.ca + www.neilconway.ca

Tue, Sep 6/ AIR: Gord Grdina & Chris Gestrin / Loose Acoustic (9 pm, $5-10)

Jazz great, keyboardist Chris Gestrin & guitarist Gord Grdina will perform some tunes and some improvisations, followed by Loose Acoustic blending beautiful melodic statements with earthy driving grooves… great for getting people on the dance floor… Gord Grdina guitar; Jeremy Holmes bass; Liam MacDonald drums

“Loose Acoustic harnesses progressive energy in ways that most cannot”… – Roman Sokal (Exclaim)

www.looseacoustic.com

Wed, Sep 7/ Mike Allen Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)

Warner artist/saxophonist Mike Allen and his Western Canadian Music Award winning, super-talented jazz unit featuring pianist Bruno Hubert, bassist Sean Cronin and drummer Julian MacDonough are set to perform an unforgettable evening of original music.

www.mikeallenjazz.com

Thu, Sep 8/ Corcovado (9 pm, $5-10)

A common love of Brazilian music (samba, bossa nova, choro, baiao, frevo) has brought the members of Corcovado together to cover much ground; from cool, urban sounds of Rio to the joyful exuberance of Brazilian folk music. Jill Russell flute, sax, percussion; Steve Charles guitar, cavaquinho; Daryl Jahnke guitar; Paul Bergman bass; Nick Apivor vibes, percussion; Phil Belanger percussion

www.turnerme.com/corcovado.shtml

Fri, Sep 9/ Flophouse Jr CD Release “Houseboat” / The Beige (10 pm, $5-10)

Formed as a side project by Jon Wood some five years ago Flophouse Jr has wandered out of the woodwork once again with a brand new recording, Houseboat, a collection of cinematically charged ditties that stroll gracefully along with distinctively rich vocal harmonies and strong melodic counterpoint.

www.flophousejr.com

With atmospheric songs and soundscapes from a jazzy folk place somewhere under the radar, The Beige‘s wry, soulful stories travel different roads, from sublime tragedies to the everyday lives of people born with tails. This music is all about hypnotic grooves and wide open spaces.

Similar line-up for both bands: Jon Wood banjo, lap steel, guitar, vocals; Rick Maddocks guitar, organ xylophone, vocals; Jane Gowan accordion, trumpet (Flophouse Jr.); Andrew Arida keyboards (The Beige); Mark Haney double bass; Geoff Gilliard drums

Sat, Sep 10/ (aft) Espiritu Do Brasil (3 pm, by donation) see Sep 3 for details

www.turnerme.com/espirito.shtml

Sat, Sep 10/ (eve) Shango Ashé (10 pm, $5-10)

Percussionist Jack Duncan has assembled some of Canada’s finest musicians to create The Shango Ashé World Jazz Ensemble, a group that blurs the lines between jazz and Latin music. Intense Afro-Latin rhythms are the foundation from which this group launches their musical explorations, explorations that allow each of the members the freedom to showcase their strengths as players. The maturity of this group and their collective experience makes for a great listening experience. Mike Braverman sax; John Korsrud trumpet; Louis Mastroianni piano; Allan Johnston bass; Raphael Geronimo timbales; Jack Duncan congas

www.turnerme.com/shangoashe.shtml

Sun, Sep 11/ (aft) Rich Rabnett & Kiyoshi Elkuf (3 pm, by donation)

Rab5 bandmates guitarist Rabnett and saxophonist Elkuf burn on an acoustic set of mostly original music.

www.rab5.com

Sun, Sep 11/ (eve) Christine Fellows / Great Aunt Ida (9 pm, $10)

Christine Fellows lives in Winnipeg and writes stories, punches them full of holes, fashions them into songs using anything she finds lying around, scrapes them clean, and delivers them to us in a voice that is at once immediate and utterly original. Her work has often been described as filmic and sparse, carefully crafted “handmade folk” that would be as fitting performed in an orchestral setting as it would be on a rickety back porch. Christine Fellows piano, vocal; Leanne Zacharias cello, vocal; Greg Smith bass; Barry Mirochnick drums,vocal

www.christinefellows.com

A long awaited vehicle for Ida Nilsen‘s talents as a singer and songwriter, Great Aunt Ida also includes Barry Mirochnick drums, Annie Wilkinson bass, and JP Carter trumpet. Extolled for their contributions to some of the most innovative and acclaimed bands to surface amid Vancouver’s independent music scene, Great Aunt Ida’s talented co-conspirators provide the perfect foil for Nilsen’s pretty voice, instantly memorable melodies and elegant piano…great songs by a great band … with fond memories of the *great* (sugar refinery)…

www.hivestudios.net/hive_fi/ida

Mon, Sep 12/ Kevin House / Willie Kuklis (9 pm, $5-10)

As the instigator of the whole “Artist In Residence” idea at Rime and our first resident in February, guitarist, singer Kevin House is one troubadour, whose spooky, impressionistic fairy tales with ornate, burnished melodies stun audiences each and every time.

www.kevinhouse.ca

A founding member of Cultured Cowboy, an eclectic folk band, Victoria resident, guitarist, vocalist Willie Kuklis writes and performs poignant songs in the neo-folk vein.

www.williekuklis.com

Tue, Sep 13/ AIR: Gord Grdina & Mariam Matossian / Gordon Grdina Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)

Vocalist Mariam Matossian‘s music is informed by her Armenian heritage and her travels, expresses her ties to her roots beautifully through song with the aid of Gord Grdina on oud

www.garycristall.com/matossian_perfpro.shtml

Gordon Grdina Quartet is comprised of musicians who have played together in different scenarios for years and have now formed a band that performs original tunes as well as standards and contemporary pop tunes. Don’t miss the inaugural performance of this exciting new group. Gord Grdina guitar; Jon Bentley sax; Paul Rushka bass; Nino Dipasquale drums

Wed, Sep 14/ Bruce Freedman Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)

A veteran jazz unit of great skill & killer instincts, this quartet plays creative fire music… Bruce Freedman saxophones; Rod Murray trombone; Clyde Reed bass; Stan Taylor drums.

www.zisman.ca/freedmanjazz

Thu, Sep 15 – Sat, Sep 17/ The 2nd Vancouver Steel Guitar Festival (8 pm, $12 advance, $15 door, $30 all 3 nights)

Lovers of the steel guitar in all its glorious configurations rejoice as some of BC’s finest steel players for 3 nights covering everything from Hawaiian to Western Swing, blues and beyond are brought to us by Kat Wahamaa & Tony Rees!!

Thursday, September 15 they kick things off with guitarist, vocalist Steve Dawson‘s “We Belong to the Gold Coast” CD release. A multi-Juno Award winner he has been playing and recording professionally since he was 15 years old. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe both as a frontman and sideman for various groups. His instrumental abilities have allowed him to share the stage with internationally-known musicians such as Bob Brozman, John Lee Hooker, Chris Whitley, Kelly Joe Phelps, and many others. Wahamaa/Rees/Flunkert play an opening set.

Friday, September 16 features Lorene & Art Ruymar, premier purveyors of Hawaiian, the genesis of the steel guitar. Both are accomplished steel guitarists and music educators. Kamoe & The Outriggers Dancers further the evening’s Hawaiian motif. Kamoe and his wife Kalola formed the OutRiggers Polynesian Dance Band & Revue which performs across Canada and the U.S. Kamoe plays many musical instruments, but specializes in the Hawaiian steel guitar. Talented Steel guitarist Tim Tweedale (Blue Island Trio) will also play a solo set. Blind God, a beautifully raw & powerful duo with a huge New York sound, will bend our ears in a very different direction at the end of the night. Vampire-Delta blues… music you already know deep down! Dave Olajide steel guitar, vocals; Ray Garroway drums.

Saturday, September 17 features blues, improv, jazz fusion, Western Swing and some serious string bending. Scott Smith (Bughouse 5, Bottleneck) has been a fixture of the Vancouver roots music scene since the mid 90’s. He’ll perform with his blues band Terminal Station. Georgia Straight columnist Alexander Varty (Resin) is also a musician and steel guitar collector. Alex will mostly improvise on “prepared” steel with percussion. Aaron Joyce (Carolyn Mark, Rae Spoon) brings the ensemble the Microscopic Orchestra to the mix. Their unique combination of steel, violin, cello, tabla, electric guitar and original compositions result in a beautiful musical tapestry. Michael Dunn (Hot Club of Mars) highlights the Saturday evening. He has spent most of his working life as a luthier, building Weissenborn and Knutsen style guitars. He will perform on a 1929 National squareneck, and a Kona style instrument of his own design. Michael Flunkert, also known as the Steel Doctor (Kat Wahamaa, Eldorado, Hi-Rise Dex and the Stellar Jays) closes the fest with old friends Kat and Tony in the Shiny Buckle Band with some rousing roots rock, blues and Western Swing.

Saturday, September 17th from 3 – 5 pm In addition to all these great performances, Lorene Ruymar will also offer a basic steel guitar workshop on at Rime. Ruymar is the author of How to Play the Lap Steel, an instruction course she originally designed for high schools of Hawaii, as Ruymar helped significantly in the repatriation of steel guitar to its Hawaiian roots. www.shinybuckle.com

Sun, Sep 18/ (aft) Rich Rabnett & Kiyoshi Elkuf (3 pm, by donation)

Rab5 bandmates guitarist Rabnett and saxophonist Elkuf burn on an electric set of mostly original music.

www.rab5.com

Sun, Sep 18/ (eve) Moritz Behm Trio / Selina Koop (9 pm, $5-10)

The Moritz Behm Trio, featuring Moritz Behm on violin, Jesse Pinner on drums, and Billy D. on bass, play music based on a mix of Celtic, rock, and classical influences, launching into improvisational new directions at the drop of a hat.

www.moritzbehm.com

Selina Koop (Millicent) is a sensitive and raw young vocalist, playing a blend of ragtime, blues and contemporary piano compositions.

Mon, Sep 19/ George McFetridge: Anatma (9 pm, $5-10)

Modern jazz outfit performs elegant, intricate compositions a la early 70’s Miles Davis. George McFetridge piano, soprano sax; Dave Say saxes, electronics; Josh Cole double bass, electronics; Dan Gaucher drums, electronics

www.vancouverjazz.com/home/mcfetridge

Tue, Sep 20/ AIR: Gord Grdina’s Improv Night – Trios (9 pm, $5-10)

An improv party that combines some of Vancouver’s veteran improvisers with some newer contributors in different trio combinations…exciting, fresh and adventurous stuff! Gordon Grdina guitar, oud, dobro; François Houle clarinet; Jesse Zubot violin; Stefan Smulovitz laptop, viola; Torsten Müller bass; Kenton Loewen drums

Wed, Sep 21/ François Bourassa “Rass” Quintet (9 pm, $10)

Featuring François Bourassa on piano and compositions, Andre Leroux on saxes and flute, Greg Ritchie on drums, Aboulaye Kone on African percussion and, replacing Guy Boisvert for this tour, bassist Miles Perkin, this group fuses modern jazz with free and has undertones of world music for a contemporary sound that is altogether their own.

www.francoisbourassa.com

Thu, Sep 22/ Ion Zoo (9 pm, $5-10)

Inspired by bebop, noise, baroque aria, blues & Weimar cabaret, this band creates an aural feast of haunting melodies. Stephen Bagnell reeds, percussion; Clyde Reed bass; Carol Sawyer voice

Fri, Sep 23 & Sat, Sep 24/ Veda Hille, Nick Jaina (10 pm, $10-15)

Our good neighbour and earthy, charming songstress of great gems, Veda Hille is back at Rime for two magical nights on piano and guitar! Veda writes about the natural world, the constant threat of tragedy, the trickiness of love, and anything else that amazes her.

“Hille is one of the most acclaimed artists in the country – visceral, luminescent, fierce, haunting, and with talent to burn . . . seeing her live is like discovering that the giant talking wizard’s head actually is a giant talking wizard’s head.” Anna Lemond, The Coast, Halifax, November 2000

“She’s a gift from God, or at least from Canada.” The Independent, Santa Barbara, CA, December 1998

www.vedahille.com

Visiting us from Portland, Nick Jaina of Binary Dolls plays guitar and piano ballads with devastatingly good lyrics. He will be featuring songs from his new album “The Bluff of All Time”, mixing the grace and smoothness of Paul Simon with the street vernacular and grittiness of Tom Waits.

www.binarydolls.com/nickjaina

Sat, Sep 24/ (aft) Espiritu Do Brasil (3 pm, by donation) see Sep 3 for details

www.turnerme.com/espirito.shtml

Sun, Sep 25/ (aft) Rich Rabnett & Meredith Bates (3 pm, by donation)

Guitarist Rich Rabnett is joined by violinist Meredith Bates for some lively Gypsy-jazz.

Sun, Sep 25/ (eve) Roger Dean Young’s “Sunday Evening Coming Down” (8 pm, $5-10)

Revered alt-roots musician, Copperspine recording artist Roger Dean Young -with his band The Tin Cup & other friends- curates one Sunday each month of lusciously quiet, beautifully sparse mood music, just right for the occasion. Tonight he will be joined by eclectic country/roots guy Kent McAllister.

www.copperspine.com

Mon, Sep 26/ Randy Raine-Reusch & Stefan Smulovitz / Wild Elio (9 pm, $5-10)

Music pioneer, 25 year veteran Randy Raine-Reusch is an extreme multi-instrumentalist, an inspired composer, and a driving force integrating diverse cultures in contemporary music. Talented laptopper & violist Stefan Smulovitz has joined forces with Raine-Reusch to create some new music of great beauty & depth, encompassing jazz, new music and world music elements.

www.asza.com/r3hm.shtml

Three fine fellows searching for a truthful sound. Long time now they been searching. Influenced by folk, jazz, Mediterranean and other world beat elements, Wild Elio plays a variety of original compositions and covers in English and Italian creating a sound of romantic and mystical moods. Elio Rota accordion,vocals; Enrico Renz guitar, vocals; Steve Lazin percussion

Tue, Sep 27/ AIR: Gord Grdina & Sangha (9 pm, $5-10)

Drawing from a melting pot of, predominantly Arabic, Persian and Indian, musical/improvisational traditions, yet forging a new path, Sangha plays anything from Indian classical rhythms mixed with Persian improvisation in one piece, Arabic melodic modulation set in a Persian mode in another, to African melody set inside a westernized improvisational structure in the next. Gord Grdina oud; Neelamjit Dhillon tabla; Hamin Honari tombak, daf; Reza Honari kamanche.

“The whole vibe is very positive… it sounds like dancing” – Gary Peacock

www.sanghamusic.com

Wed, Sep 28/ Flamenco Alcala (9 pm, $5-10)

“…extraordinary guitarist, quite simply world class.” – The Weekly

New Orleans born Flamenco guitarist Gerardo Alcala is one of the few foreigners to be respected as a full-fledged Flamenco artist by the gypsy Flamencos of Andalucia, among whom he lived the authentic Flamenco lifestyle for many years. He learned his art from the masters: Rafael del Aguila, Parrila de Jerez, Nino Jero, Rafael Alarcon, Eduardo de la Malena, and Pedro Bacan. Gerardo’s style represents a return to a more raw, traditional way of feeling and playing Flamenco, based primarily in the school of Jerez. Gerardo Alcala guitar; Angel Romero vocals; Affifa Moxness dance; Bonnie Stewart dance; plus guests.

“Absolutely impeccable.” – Jaleo

www.flamenco.ca/biographies/gerardo_alcala/bio.html

Thu, Sep 29/ Karin Plato (9 pm, $5-10)

“There’s a sense of danger about her work that’s enthralling.” – Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star

Jazz vocalist and composer, Karin Plato graces the Rime stage with her trusty band with pianist Lou Mastroianni, trombonist Rod Murray, bassist Paul Rushka and drummer Nino DiPasquale. A National Jazz Award and Juno Award nominee, Karin’s own compositions sit comfortably next to her arrangements of jazz, blues and latin standards.

“An underrated Vancouver singer whose real strength is in her original composition.” – Ken Eisner, The Georgia Straight

www.karinplato.com

Fri, Sep 30/ The Highballs (10 pm, $5-10) Party hearty! A faux Mexican extravaganza from start to finish, The Highballs are sure to knock you on your ass (if not, the tequila will) with their brand of mariachi-punk-ska-surf-Tex-Mex like you’ve never heard! Puerco guitar; Guaco bass; Senor Discount drums; Manuel Labour banjo; Marco Esperanza saxophone

2005.08 –> August 2005 at Rime

ZULA PRESENTS AUGUST 2005 AT RIME

August 2005 at Rime (PDF) click to download calendar

Kenton Loewen
Kenton Loewen

Appearing at Rime every Tuesday in August as our Artist in Residence, Kenton Loewen is best known as a talented percussionist/drummer…though a history of piano, guitar, mandolin and tabla studies, also, form his musical bed. Kenton has travelled extensively through Canada, the U.S.A, Europe and Hawaii with Submission Hold, Po’Girl and The Pissed Off Wild. He has played with Vancouver based luminaries Coat Cooke, Francois Houle, Ron Samworth, Peter Hannan, and many more, and was a founding member of the Vancouver imrov quartet Kaizen. A diverse and intense month of Tuesdays is certain, including, for the last Rime date, Aug 30 Kenton will step away from the drums and unveil his new project that puts him behind the guitar and microphone.

All shows 9 pm, unless otherwise noted

Monday, August 1/ Eliana Cuevas (9 pm, $10)

Venezuelan born singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader Eliana Cuevas has created her own musical language out of jazz and a variety of Latin American popular styles. A stunning voice, superb original songs and some of Toronto’s finest musicians!

Luis Guerra piano; George Koller bass; Luis Orbegoso percussion; Daniel Stone percussion

www.elianacuevas.com

Tuesday, August 2/ Artist In Residence: Kenton Loewen / Josh Martinez & The Pissed Off Wild (9 pm, $5-10)

The P.O.W started off as a beer, went around like a reefer and ended up passed out in the back yard under a picnic table as an empty quart of whiskey clutched in its hand and a huge smile on its face. It’s punk-rock/hip-hop at its best. With sold-out shows from Texas’ SXSW festival to Hawaii to Vancouver this quartet is absolutely tearing the roof off of every place they play. Josh Martinez vocals; Jesse Waldman guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Kenton Loewen drums

www.joshmartinez.ca

Wednesday, August 3/ The Creaking Tree String Quartet (9 pm, $5-10)

“As tight and polished as it is improvisational and exuberant. The music crackles with imaginative and sometimes manic instrumental interplay.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

The Creaking Tree String Quartet performs acoustic roots music that combines intricate phrasing with imaginative rhythms. They made their Vancouver debut at last summer’s Vancouver Folk Festival with violinist John Showman, guitarist Brad Keller, mandolinist Andrew Collins, bassist Brian Kobayakawa.

www.creakingtree.com

Thursday, August 4/ Melisa Devost (9 pm, $5-10)

A mix of gritty blues & soaring gospel numbers interspersed with well-loved Hornby Island resident, singer-songwriter Melisa Devost‘s telling & insightful lyrics. Melisa Devost guitar, vocals; Tony Wilson guitar; Ken Clark bass; Bob Grant drums .

www.melisadevost.com

Friday, August 5/ Espiritu do Brasil (9 pm, $5-10)

Silky, seductive bossa nova infused with a contemporary jazz edge. Vancouver’s Espiritu do Brasil offers a fresh, modern take on the venerated musical achievements of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ellis Regina, Joao Bosco and others, incorporating current sounds, grooves and a harmonic lexicon inspired by the sound of New York jazz. Valeria Matzner voice, percussion; Daryl Jahnke guitar; Ian Cox piano, keys; Kerry Galloway bass

Saturday, August 6/ (afternoon) Morgan Childs Trio (3 pm, by donation)

Every Saturday afternoon in August, drummer Morgan Childs will lead a trio featuring some of Canada’s brightest young talents, usually augmented by guest musicians. Childs has established a voice as a leader and composer, in addition to his recognized talents as an accompanist for a broad range of Canadian and international artists including Brad Turner, Mike Allen, Bill Coon, Jon Bentley and Mike Murley. Alvin Cornista saxophones; Sean Cronin bass; Morgan Childs drums

Saturday, August 6/ (evening) Stefan & Viviane’s “A Joyful Noise!” (9 pm, free)

Many of Vancouver’s finest players gather to celebrate a musical high note, as Stefan & Viviane tie the knot. Happy nuptials, kids! May you grow old together & stay forever young…

Please note: Most of Rime is reserved for guests with invitations to this function, but there is some room for other yahoos (& yeehaws) in the front section.

Sunday, August 7/ (afternoon) Hard Rubber Orchestra Open Rehearsal / Reading Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Hard Rubber Orchestra is the “Godzilla of the Vancouver jazz scene, a big, goofy monster that stomps through complex charts with the swagger of big swing band and the heat of a thermonuclear explosion.” – Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

First three Sundays in August, this 17-piece, post-modern, new music ensemble, consisting of many of Vancouver’s finest musicians under the leadership of composer, conductor and trumpeter, John Korsrud, plays daring, unpredictable, high energy music that draws on the influences of John Zorn, Krzysztof Penderecki, Public Enemy, John Cage and Miles Davis. The Hard Rubber Orchestra has performed its wild and eclectic brand of music at venues across Canada and Europe including the DuMaurier International Jazz Festival in Vancouver, the BIMhuis and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville in Quebec and the Music Gallery in Toronto. Expect compositions by Hugh Fraser, Brad Turner, Ron Samworth, Jean Derome, Bill Runge, Michael Blake, Tony Wilson and others.

www.hardrubber.com

Sunday, August 7/ (evening) Joanna Chapman-Smith (9 pm, $5-10)

Joanna Chapman-Smith’s CD Release: Plain Jane arrives as Joanna’s freshman album. To give it a big send off, a collection of some of Vancouver’s finest have come together to play. Backing Joanna will be Pierre Davids violin, Ben Rogalsky stand-up bass, Jesse Waldman electric guitar, and Ian McLatchie lap steel guitar – but not before guest appearances by Ridley Bent, Don Alder, Rick Keating, Sarah Mac, Barbara Adler, Carolyna Loveless, and Karina Pry. The night will be a smorgasbord of good folk – bon appetite!

Monday, August 8/ Vancouver SLAM Team (9 pm, $5-10)

Canada’s championship SLAM team, the Vancouver SLAM team have their final show before departing for the US National championships in New Mexico. This year’s team features Canadian Spoken Wordlympics champion Brendan McLeod, four time Van SLAM team member Barbara Adler, rookie Chrystalene Buhler, the hip hop explosive Zacchaeus, and story slam champ Magpie Ulysses. Come catch them special guests!

www.brendanmcleodca.nationprotect.net

Tuesday, August 9/ Artist In Residence: Kenton Loewen / The Din (9 pm, $5-10)

Stephe, Andy and Kenton formed this project as a means to improvise while playing together in Vancouver punk band Submission Hold. Usually a fourth player is invited. The trio has played with Gino Robair, Ben Wilson, Giorgio Magnanensi, Kirsten Elliot, Jeremy Page, Howard Goldbach and Ken Morisson to name a few. Joining the trio this evening is Masa Anzai of Goat’s Blood, Almost Transparent Blue & Kaizen fame. The music is inspired, intense improv played with a punk-rock sensibility. Stephe Flach guitar; Andy Healy bass; Kenton Loewen drums; Masa J.Anzai sax, electronics

www.submissionhold.org

Wednesday, August 10/ Kim Beggs plus Rae Spoon (9 pm, $10)

“A masterful writer of engaging personal narratives that evoke place and time in the manner of the finest folk traditions, Beggs conjures up a rugged northwest peopled by battlers whose quirky resilience makes these story songs compelling listening.” – Greg Quill, Toronto Star

Visiting us from the Yukon, gifted guitarist, singer-songwriter, Kim Beggs is joined by Moritz Behm on fiddle, mandolin and Nathan Tinkham on dobro.

www.kimbeggs.com

Armed with a guitar, banjo, voice and influences such as Woodie Guthrie and Hank Williams, a new and youthful perspective, plus the cowboy-folk twang that is borne out of Rae Spoon‘s history as an Albertan, this fine eve you will hear music by the people, for the people.

www.raespoon.com

Thursday, August 11/ Anna B-Day (9 pm, $5-10)

What a way to celebrate Anna B.‘s birthday with two kick-ass bands!!

Anna B. writes and performs deeply personal material, amplifying her take on the impermanence of life, shaded by her experiences of heartaches and joys…from a ballsy, barroom torch song, to a boney hoedown, to the most simple ode to love, to a haunting bluegrass ballad…

www.annabmusic.com

Party hearty! A faux Mexican extravaganza from start to finish, The Highballs are sure to knock you on your ass (if not, the tequila will) with their brand of mariachi-punk-ska-surf-Tex-Mex like you’ve never heard! Puerco guitar; Guaco bass; Senor Discount drums; Manuel Labour banjo; Marco Esperanza saxophone

Friday, August 12/ Rodney DeCroo & The Killers plus Ana Bon-Bon (9 pm, $5-10)

Vancouver poet, actor and singer-songwriter Rodney DeCroo channels the storytelling tradition of Dylan, Van Zandt and Parsons into his own commanding country-rock performed by ace band.

Rodney DeCroo acoustic guitar, vocals; Jon Wood electric guitar; Linda McRae bass; Ed Goodine drums

www.whirldrecords.com/rodney/

“The buzz about west-coast act Rodney DeCroo and the Killers gets louder as the weeks pass, thanks to a self-titled disc that came out midway through 2004. Rootsy and rugged sounding, DeCroo writes gripping songs that sound as weathered and lived-in as they come.” – Peter North, Edmonton Journal

One of the city’s finest accordionist-singer-performers and funniest beings anywhere, Ana Bon-Bon’s show is a must see/hear event! Ms. Bon-Bon will feature some of her new originals in the cabaret style with a large dose of humour, as well as songs from her repertoire of gospel, swing/blues, and show tunes.

“Nodding to old blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley tunesmithing, Vancouver’s Ana Bon-Bon and her full-bodied voice and accordion playing bring a vintage bawdy-house bon-temps vibe to life.” – Rupert Bottenberg, Montreal Mirror

“Most bootylicious local musician: If I were Filippo Gambetta, I’d call her up right away.” – accordionist/singer Amy Stephens

www.teaseorama.com/performers/ana_bon_bon.html

Saturday, August 13/ (afternoon) The Morgan Childs Trio featuring Chad Makela (3 pm, by donation)

Chad Makela has recently released his first recording on the Cellarlive label, “Flicker”, and has garnered critical acclaim for his lush, versatile sound on the unusually sized horn. Chad is regularly described as one of the most unique and powerful voices around, regardless of instrument, by the many musicians lucky enough to share his bandstand. Chad Makela baritone saxophone; Alvin Cornista saxophone; Sean Cronin bass; Morgan Childs drums

Saturday, August 13/ (evening) Bughouse 5 (9 pm, $5-10)

“In the dark, smoky corners of clubs and bars, the story unfolds like this: ‘Vancouver’, ‘Rockabilly’, ‘Blues’, ‘Soul’, and then that name, again and again, with the same reverent tone no matter the speaker- “Bughouse Five, you’ve got to see The Bughouse Five” – Tamara Bunnel, The Grindstone Review, Los Angeles, CA

An East Van kitchen party/variety show with the fabulous Bughouse 5vocalist Butch Murphy, guitarist Joe Rotundo, bassist Kevin Grant, drummer Taylor Little and a horde of infamous friends dropping in as guests.

www.bughouse5.tripod.com

Sunday, August 14/ (afternoon) Hard Rubber Orchestra Open Rehearsal / Reading Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Hard Rubber Orchestra is the “Godzilla of the Vancouver jazz scene, a big, goofy monster that stomps through complex charts with the swagger of big swing band and the heat of a thermonuclear explosion.” – Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

First three Sundays in August, this 17-piece, post-modern, new music ensemble, consisting of many of Vancouver’s finest musicians under the leadership of composer, conductor and trumpeter, John Korsrud, plays daring, unpredictable, high energy music that draws on the influences of John Zorn, Krzysztof Penderecki, Public Enemy, John Cage and Miles Davis. Expect compositions by Hugh Fraser, Brad Turner, Ron Samworth, Jean Derome, Bill Runge, Michael Blake, Tony Wilson and others.

www.hardrubber.com

Sunday, August 14/ (evening) Cleia (9 pm, $5-10)

Heavy Celtic influence along with North American roots music, soul, gospel, English folk and classical influences; culminating in a creative spurt filled with gorgeous, intricate harmonies makes up this great party favour of a band’s music.

Keona Mundy vocals, flute, whistle; Andy Hillhouse guitar, vocals; Norah Rendell whistle, recorder, flute; Neil Hammond mandolin, bodhran, harmonicas, guitars, vocals; Karla Mundy vocals, accordion, piano

www.cleiatheband.com

Monday, August 15/ Paul Rushka Trio plus Rojas/Cole/Magnusson Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

Formed in 1997, Paul Rushka Trio has its roots firmly in the jazz tradition, but draws on its members numerous experiences in other genres to form a thoroughly modern jazz sound. Original songs, tranformed pop tunes, free improvisation and modern tunes are the building blocks of this band’s material. Dave Sikula guitar; Paul Rushka bass; Bernie Arai drums

An up and coming group, Rojas/Cole/Magnusson Trio uses the classic jazz guitar trio sound as a starting point upon which to touch on surf, rock, ambient and free-improv textures in their adventurous mix of originals and interpretations. Alvaro Rojas guitar; Josh Cole bass; Mike Magnusson drums

Tuesday, August 16/ Artist In Residence: Kenton Loewen / Boxcutter Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

Cutting through stylistic boundaries, this trio moves in and out of free form improvisation, grooves and lyrical melodies, taking the listener to suprising yet not totally unfamiliar places. Space, texture and rest allow the band to seamlessly embrace mainstream sensibilities as well as aspects of the avant-garde.

Gord Grdina guitar; François Houle clarinet; Kenton Loewen drums

Wednesday, August 17/ Ancient Sunlight (9 pm, $5-10)

Had Nana Vasconcelos & Keith Jarrett taken in some Vancouver air & hipness, they might’ve put together a project as beautiful and poignant as Ancient Sunlight.

Miles Black piano; Dave Say saxophones; Laurence Mollerup bass; Pepe Danza percussion

Thursday, August 18/ Marmalade (9 pm, $5-10)

With influences ranging from jazz, funk, hip-hop, drum’n’bass and world music, Marmalade specializes in dishing out the sweetjams…

Jiggy saxophones; Colin Maskell keys; Paul Bray percussion; James Forrest bass; Mike Magnusson drums

www.sweetjams.com

Friday, August 19/ Fond of Tigers plus David P. Smith (9 pm, $5-10)

Fond of Tigers is an eclectic post-rock band…angular, minimalist music by “maximalist” renegades. Stephen Lyons guitar; JP Carter trumpet; Shanto Battacharya bass; Skye Brooks drums; Dan Gaucher drums; Jesse Zubot violin

What does David P. Smith, one of Victoria’s finest, have for us? The raw energy and emotion of old-time country and western and rhythm’n’ blues, articulate, visceral lyrics, the majesty of the accordion, noise, and your drunken uncle’s dinner table humour. Talent gone waaay below the radar & deserving wide recognition, therefore we’ll be presenting Mr. Smith two nights, tonight & tomorrow.

Saturday, August 20/ (afternoon) Richard Whiteman with the Morgan Childs Trio (3 pm, by donation)

One of Toronto’s finest pianists, Richard Whiteman has worked with Ed Bickert, Jane Bunnett, Mike Downes and many other stalwarts of the Canadian jazz scene. His touch on the piano is sublime and swinging, playing from the tradition of piano greats like Ahmad Jamal, Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. Morgan Childs Trio will show their musical hospitality to their guest.

www.richardwhiteman.com

Saturday, August 20/ (evening) DarkBlueWorld plus David P. Smith (9 pm, $5-10)

“Her songs are profoundly melancholic, steeped in loss and the impossibility of love. Paradoxically, listening to them tends to produce a lightening of the spirit-which may be because Fischer is only too happy to bear the burden of gloom, at least while she’s on-stage. That, too, is an art-and a rare one.” –Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

Original, relevant, culturally engaged & emotionally, intellectually uncompromising songs by Elizabeth Fisher vocals; Ron Samworth guitar; Tony Wilson guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums

www.darkblueworld.ca

Plus, another solo performance by David P. Smith accordion, vocals, just to make sure y’all heard…

Sunday, August 21/ (afternoon) Hard Rubber Orchestra Open Rehearsal / Reading Sessions (3 pm, by donation)

Hard Rubber Orchestra is the “Godzilla of the Vancouver jazz scene, a big, goofy monster that stomps through complex charts with the swagger of big swing band and the heat of a thermonuclear explosion.” – Alex Varty, The Georgia Straight

First three Sundays in August, this 17-piece, post-modern, new music ensemble, consisting of many of Vancouver’s finest musicians under the leadership of composer, conductor and trumpeter, John Korsrud, plays daring, unpredictable, high energy music that draws on the influences of John Zorn, Krzysztof Penderecki, Public Enemy, John Cage and Miles Davis. Expect compositions by Hugh Fraser, Brad Turner, Ron Samworth, Jean Derome, Bill Runge, Michael Blake, Tony Wilson and others.

www.hardrubber.com

Sunday, August 21/ (evening) The Pokiok Falls plus The Smoke Fairies (9 pm, $5-10)

The Pokiok Falls reveal the pretty side of indie rock with their 3-part harmonies, subtle guitar hooks and heartbreaking trumpet solos. With themes ranging from love and longing to dirt roads, dracula and life after the mill town, their songs move beyond lament and remind you of the finer places you haven’t been to yet. Heather DeLong vocals, guitar; Jen Chycoski vocals, keyboards; Tony Koelwyn vocals, drums; Rob MacBeth vocals, bass; Michael Boegh guitar; Shaun Brodie trumpet

From West Sussex, England via New Orleans, Katherine & Jessica are The Smoke Fairies. They create a smoky atmosphere beautifully with two guitars & their vocal cords. Gorgeous harmonies, great guitar playing & solid lyrics.

www.smokefairies.com

Monday, August 22/ Open to the public until 9pm, private gathering afterwards…

Tuesday, August 23/ Artist In Residence: Kenton Loewen / Coat Cooke Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

This Vancouver trio is a powerful and sensitive beast with six ears and three hearts that turns on a dime or shifts dimensions with the breath of a thought. Coat Cooke is one Canada’s most lyrical and inventive saxophonists and composers and is leader of the acclaimed NOW Orchestra. With two of our city’s most creative and dynamic musicians Clyde Reed bass and Kenton Loewen drums

Wednesday, August 24/ Stem plus Oso Simple (9 pm, $5-10)

Stem is a Vancouver based five piece that combines dynamic textures with an energetic drive and lush vocal harmonies.

Graham Gibson keys; Robin Gibson keys; Chris Mitchell guitar/bass; Billy Hogan guitar; Kevin Gregoire drums

From Cortes Island, Oso Simple sings and writes songs with compassion and a sense of humor, two virtues we can use in abundance in the world.

www.ososimple.net

Thursday, August 25/ Grrrls With Guitars: Shiloh Lindsey & Christa Couture (9 pm, $5-10)

Curated by Nadine Davenport, Grrrls With Guitars is a collection of talented women singer-songwriters.

Shiloh Lindsey writes & sings about beauty, darkness and determination that have brought her this far. Stylistically, she falls in the alt-country, folk-roots camp, with plenty of attitude and the ability to back it up.

www.shilohlindsey.com

Neo-folk popper Christa Couture is described as “the new Ani”, “Alanis Morissette on Prozac” and “Tori Amos armed with a guitar”. She’s a formidable young woman with a beautiful voice and pen to match. Her candor, honesty and humor make each live performance unique, and it is in that exchange that her work is at its best.

www.christacouture.com

Friday, August 26/ Mimosa (9 pm, $5-10)

Drawing from a well of resources spanning the 1960s to the present, French lounge, New York swing, Brazilian bossas to original Mimosa material, the quartet blends feels and tones together in an extraordinary bouquet. Mimosa brings you on a sentimental journey through time and sound, making dancing a huge temptation. Please let yourself be tempted. A little decadence never hurt anyone.

Rebecca Shoichet vocals; Jamie Hovorka trumpet, flugelhorn; Anna Lumiere keys; John Raham drums

www.mimosamusic.com

Saturday, August 27/ (afternoon) The Morgan Childs Trio Featuring Amanda Tosoff (3 pm, by donation)

One of the upcoming talents to watch, both as a pianist and composer, Amanda Tosoff’s original compositions, as well as selections from her songbook will be performed by Morgan Childs Trio. Evan Arntzen saxophones; Morgan Childs drums

Saturday, August 27/ (evening) Zeryab Arabic ensemble plus Guest Dancer (9 pm, $10)

Never content with simple repetition of established forms, the diverse musicians of Zeryab push the boundaries of classical Arabic forms not by breaking them, but by artfully stretching the original material, breathing new life into what has always been a vibrant and living tradition of exchange and assimilation. The result is a compelling mixture of the contemporary and the traditional that appeals to a broad spectrum of musical tastes. They will be joined by a talented belly dancer to compliment the performance.

Serwan Yamolky oud, vocals; Kais Sammarai vocals; Emad Armoush ney, guitar, vocals; Bashar Najem keyboard

Sunday, August 28/ (afternoon) Orquesta Goma Dura (3 PM, by donation)

The 20-piece Orquesta Goma Dura is one of this continent’s largest salsa orchestras and one of the most exciting ensembles anywhere. OGD featuring an all-star collection of Vancouver’s salsa and latin-jazz communities with multiple singers, four percussionists, eleven horns transform any room into party central… it will be impossible to sit still! Susana Abreu, Danay Sinclair vocals; Jack Duncan congas; Martin Romero, Phil Belanger timbales; Edgar Romero bongos/coro; Allan Johnston bass/coro; Lou Mastroianni piano; Ross Gregory, Derry Byrne, Kent Wallace trumpet; Dennis Esson, Rod Murray, Jeremy Berkman, Brad Muirhead trombone; Bill Runge, Mike Braverman, Graham Ord, Daniel Miles Kane saxophones; John Korsrud director

www.hardrubber.com/ork.htm

Sunday, August 28/ (evening) C.R. Avery Band (9 pm, $5-10)

“Search this man out, C.R. Avery is terrific.” –Tom Waits

Commercial Drive’s pride & joy, life of the proverbial party, human beat box, slam-poet-extraordinaire, multi-talented C.R. Avery & his killin’ band come back to Rime to set the freak-horde straight…

“Imagine if Neil Young was inspired by hip-hop, and then you have C.R. Avery.” -Vancouver Sun

www.cravery.com

Monday, August 29/ Babukishan & Friends (9 pm, $5-10)

In West Bengal, in the extreme northeast of India, Bauls travel the countryside singing their songs in search of the beloved within, Maner Manush (One who dwells in theHeart). The origin of the word is batul, meaning divinely inspired insanity or byakul, meaning fervently eager. The songs, sung with intense emotion, are simple, and the instruments ancient. Babukishan‘s wanderings have found him touring with Bob Dylan and the Band in 1985 and collaborating with the likes of Allen Ginsberg. On this night, along with four diverse Vancouver musicians, the music will be a blending of the familiar with the not so familiar– of Bengali folk with jazz bass, bamboo flutes, tabla and a whole array of acoustic world instruments under the all embracing umbrella of world music.

Babukishan vocals, khamak, dotara, harmonium; Prashant John vocals, bamboo flutes, guitars, percussion; Joseph “Pepe” Danza percussion, woodwinds, guitar; Clyde Reed bass; Stefan Cihelka tabla, percussion

www.babukishan.com

Tuesday, August 30/ Artist In Residence: Kenton Loewen Trio (9 pm, $5-10)

Kenton Loewen‘s music is lucid, delicate, intense and fiery. Strong focus on melody, vocals and guitar work makes for a transporting experience with a band dynamic and communication that is truly captivating.

Kenton Loewen guitar, vocals; Tyson Naylor keys, vocals; Jeremy Page bass, vocals

Wednesday, August 31/ Skank City Shredders (9 pm, $5-10)

Guitarist Ron Samworth is full of brilliant ideas. Here’s one of them: Music that filters the early jazz and blues repertoire through a blurry post-punk aesthetic. Employing a psuedo-dixieland format, Skank City features a horny frontline, jumped up rhythm section, fuzztone banjo, kamikaze drumbeats. Irreverent, groovy, skronky, swinging, non-toxic fun for the whole family, especially disfunctional ones.

Ron Samworth fuzztone banjo, guitar; Bill Clark trumpet, alpha male choreography; Rod Murray bigbone; Graham Ord saxophone, effects/defects; Paul Blaney buzztone bass; Kenton Loewen drums, primal scream

Thursday, September 1/ The Unsupervised (9 pm, $5-10)

As an adventurous, commited, expressive local quintet, The Unsupervised unapologetically dissolve all musical borders and joyfully explore everything from modern jazz and free improvisation, to bautifully quirky country music and greasy funk grooves.

Jeff Younger guitar; Kristian Naso trumpet; Dan Pigott saxes; Russell Sholberg bass; Mike Magnusson drums

Friday, September 2/ Inhabitants (10 pm, $5-10)

“Blissful, yet dissonant ambiance” – The Stranger (Seattle)

From melodic to minimalist, from deep groove to all out noise; this quartet inhabits the nether regions of Vancouver’s music underground…

JP Carter trumpet; Dave Sikula guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums

Saturday, September 3/ The Breakmen (10 pm, $5-10)

Providing a refreshing take on traditional bluegrass, The Breakmen slide from smoky 1920’s Delta blues to swinging originals with ease.

Archie Pateman banjo, guitar, vocals; Lee Watson guitar, vocals; Ben Rogalsky mandolin, vocals; Matt Lawson bass, vocals

Sunday, September 4/ Silent Summer Nights (not so) Monster Orchestra (free)

….attacks Rime…”The Russians are coming!!”

Some of the city’s finest improvising players follow up their grand performance at Grandview Park with a hot finale at Rime! There will be smaller ensemble playing, as well as much of the Monster Orchestra assembled to blow away Rime patrons… (See info below)

Suggested itinerary for September 2-4: Dinner at Rime, off to Silent Summer Nights at 8 pm, back to Rime after 10 pm for more great music… 🙂

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Silent Summer Nights

Grandview Park, Commercial at William St.

8 pm, September 2 – 4

Free of charge!

Celebrate the end of summer in style. Saunter into Grandview Park for the 5th annual Silent Summer Nights: three enchanting evenings of silent and not-so-silent films featuring original live music by Eye of Newt and invited guests. A Labour Day Weekend classic co-presented by Radix, Rumble, Rime & Zula, under the musically visionary direction of Stefan Smulovitz.

Friday, September 2/ L’homme qui plantait des arbres (1987) (The man who planted trees)

Winner of the Academy Award for “Best Short Film, Animated”, this gem is a true hommage to nature as it tells the story of one man who turns a desert into a forest.

A Soldier’s Tale (1918) (L’Histoire du Soldat)

Igor Stravinsky’s translation of the Faustian tale into a mundane context, where a soldier’s experiences as he struggles with temptation are more like our own. This is a Faust we can feel sorry for!

Music by Eye of Newt.

Saturday, September 3/ Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance (1983)

Godfrey Reggio collaborates with cinamatographer Ron Frike (Baraka) and celebrated composer Philip Glass to create a defining cinematic tale of life inside modern technology, our “beautiful beast.” Sweeping shots of nature clash with images of man’s artificial environment to create an unprecedented cinematic interpretation of modern life.

Music by Adios.

Sunday, September 4/ Battleship Potemkin (1925) (Bronenosets Potyomkin)

Director Sergei Einstein’s groundbreaking filmic montage depicts the 1905 uprising against tsarism in Russia: a protest on board the Battleship Potemkin when the crew is given rotten meat for dinner ends in a widespread riot. Labelled as agit prop and censored accross Europe for over 20 years, this ingenious piece effectively attacts and manipulates our senses.

Music by Silent Summer Nights Monster Orchestra.

www.thedrive.ca/eventsilent.shtm

www.rumble.org

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Coming Up:

September

Artist in Residence: TBA

7/ Mike Allen Quartet

9/ Flophouse Jr. / The Beige

10/ Shango Ashé

11/ Christine Fellows / Great Aunt Ida

15/ Steve Dawson CD Release

15-17/ Steel Fest:2nd Vancouver Steel Guitar Festival featuring Steve Dawson, Lorene & Art Ruymar, Michael Dunn, Alexander Varty, Michael Flunkert and more! The Vancouver Steel Guitar Festival, celebrates the steel guitar and brings together a diverse group of players – Hawaiian, Western swing, rockabilly, country, rock and roots – we’ve got it all! This year’s festival takes place September 15 – 17 at Rime. Look for detailed information on performances and workshops in September’s Calendar.

21/ François Bourassa Quintet

23, 24/ Veda Hille with Nick Jaina

October

Artist in Residence: JP Carter

Sunday Afternoons: Existential Angst Party

1/ The Fugitives

5/ Ivan Coyote Book Launch: “Loose End”

13/ Mark Berube

15/ Audio-Lava & Blind God

22/ Hot Club Of Mars

November

Artist in Residence: Brad Turner

Sunday Afternoons: No Shit Shirleys

4, 5/ Latif Bolat

18/ Nathan Rogers

USUAL ADMISSION: $5-10 sliding scale for most concerts

USUAL SHOWTIME: 9 pm for most shows

Rime is located at 1130 Commercial Drive (between William & Napier)

Tel. 604.215.1130

www.rime.ca

www.zula.ca

We’re open nightly for dinner & live performance. We’re also open for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Monday-Friday: 5 pm – 1 am

Saturday: Noon – 1 am

Sunday: Noon – Midnight

We accept Visa, M/C & debit cards

Reservations for parties of 10 or more are possible & recommended

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REMINDER! Multi-instrumentalist, roots legend DAVID LINDLEY is visiting RIME for a rare solo concert on JULY 29TH! Special Guest will be guitarist Steve Dawson. Early & late shows available at $20 in advance at Highlife, Red Cat, Scratch, Zulu, & Rime or $25 at the door. Selling like hot cakes…very few tickets left for the early show…

John Korsrud
John Korsrud

Our Artist In Residence on Tuesdays in July, composer, band leader, trumpeter John Korsrud has performed with everyone from DOA to Dal Richards, Veda Hille to The Duke Ellington Orchestra. One of Canada’s most prominent composers, John has been commissioned by The Vancouver Symphony, The CBC Radio Orchestra, television, dance companies and several European ensembles. He leads the 18-piece Hard Rubber Orchestra, Orquesta Goma Dura and various other strange and unusual projects.

www.hardrubber.com/about.htm

July 1/ The Golden Wedding Band (10 pm, $5-10) Infectious kitchen sink music from the 20’s through to the present by this swinging party band … covered styles include: country-swing, rhumba, tango, calypso, dixieland, jazz & blues with “Perfesser” Chris Dean tenor banjo, guitar, vocals; Andrew Burden trombone, baritone sax, sousaphone, vocals; Colin Maskell soprano sax; Clive “Pops” Jackson bass; Matt Belbin drums, percussion

July 2/ (afternoon) Pé-de-cana (3 pm, by donation)  Every Saturday afternoon in July, these wickedly talented core trio of instrumentalists, who have performed numerous times as part of Brejera & won over crowds at Rime, will play some beautifully home-spun, heart-warming Brazilian music, including choro, samba, bossa-nova and a little jazz. They will be joined by different guest instrumentalists on various wind, string, percussion instruments and vocals for each performance. I can’t think of many finer ways to spend a Saturday afternoon… Mario Silva guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Paul Bray percussion.

July 2/ (evening) Tony Wilson Sextet (10 pm, $5-10) One of Vancouver’s greatest working bands and best kept secrets, bursting with young talent, led by veteran guitarist Tony Wilson with Jesse Zubot violin; Masa Anzai saxophones; J.P. Carter trumpet; Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums.

July 3/ (afternoon) Cronin/Sikula/Gaucher Trio (3 pm, by donation) Every Sunday afternoon in July, we have live music! The first three Sundays in July, we’ll be treated to these three constants of the Vancouver jazz & creative music scene, playing music that they would want to listen to. One talented jazz outfit! Dave Sikula guitar; Sean Cronin bass; Dan Gaucher drums.

July 3/ (afternoon) Nick Jaina, Kevin House & Mother (8 PM, $5-10) One beautiful triple-bill!

Nick Jaina plays guitar and piano ballads with devastatingly good lyrics.  He will be featuring songs from his new album “The Bluff of All Time”, mixing the grace and smoothness of Paul Simon with the street vernacular and grittiness of Tom Waits. www.binarydolls.com/nickjaina

As the instigator of the whole “Artist In Residence” idea at Rime and our first resident in February, Kevin House is one troubadour, whose spooky, impressionistic fairy tales with ornate, burnished melodies stun audiences each and every time. www.kevinhouse.ca

Rime’s well-loved avant-barbershop trio, is back! Mother performs lush, interwoven vocal harmony, sentimental, tongue in cheek lyrics put to infectious pop melodies, novel chord progressions with Ryan Guldemond guitar, vocals; Molly Guldemond vocals; Debra-Jean Creelman vocals.

July 4/ Saul Berson Quartet (9 pm, $5-10) The focus of this great quartet is to create an eclectic mix of music incorporating Middle-Eastern overtones with a pinch of Piazzolla thrown in for good measure.  It is music that “creates an intense set of Arabian rhythms and…is a delirious mess of tango and klezmer”  Cadence

“Fine stuff!  What a treat, I love this disc; I am going to put it in my big bin for my end of the year ‘Hit List’ roundup… The music just makes me smile…Well done, may it sell millions!” Jurgen Gothe – CBC Discdrive

Saul Berson alto saxophone; Tony Wilson guitar; Kim Darwin accordion; Danny Parker bass

July 5/ Artist In Residence: John Korsrud / Shango Ashé (9 pm, $5-10) Named after the God of thunder, percussionist Jack Duncan has assembled some of Canada’s finest to create The Shango Ashé World Jazz Ensemble, a group that blurs the lines between jazz and Latin music. Intense Afro-Latin rhythms are the foundation which launches their explorations. In Brazil, Shango is worshipped as a thunder and weath Lisa Miller’s Q er god by the Umbandists. John Korsrud trumpet; Mike Braverman saxes; Lou Mastroianni piano; Danny Parker bass; Jack Duncan congas; Phil Belanger timbales

www.turnerme.com/shangoashe.shtml

July 6/ Lisa Miller’s Q (9 pm, $5-10) “The pianist possesses serious talent. Most impressive is how suggestive her pieces are-not in the lascivious sense, but in their quicksilver ability to evoke a variety of subtle emotions. Although Miller can attack the piano with Tyneresque force when necessary, she more frequently employs a light touch and an even lighter hand with tonality, playing with a kind of delicious ambiguity that connotes not just different feelings, but different key signatures as well”  Alexander Varty –  The Georgia Straight

Lisa’s tunes and compositions interpreted by some of the city’s best improvisors. Peggy Lee cello; Lisa Miller piano; Steve Smith bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums

July 7/ The Lido (9 pm, $5-10) A debut.  A dark-roasted blend of jazz and folk. A collaboration of original composition and lyric featuring a group of celebrated local musicians, both instrumental and vocal.  Julie McGeer vocals; Jillian Lebeck piano, vocals; Peggy Lee cello; Kevin Elaschuck trumpet; André Lachance bass; Paul Townsend drums

July 8/ Courtney Wing plus Andrea Revel (10 pm, $5-10) “… a displaced left Coaster with soul, groove and something to prove and an excess of ability to do it” Jamie O’Meara – Montreal Hour

Wing’s music can be best coined as progressive folk and pop that incorporates lilting guitar melodies, strong and soulful vocals, and unique arrangements to make up melody rich songs that are guaranteed to soothe in a live setting.

Courtney Wing guitar, vocals; Mark Beach guitar,synthesizer; Matt Smith drums

www.courtneywing.com

“[Revel] will convince even the staunchest traditionalist that modern technology and old-fashioned balladry can co-exist. Brian Eno would be proud.” Exclaim! Magazine

Andrea Revel guitar, vocals

www.andrearevel.com

July 9/ (afternoon) Pé-de-cana (3 pm, by donation) Please, see July 2 for details.

July 9/ (evening) Duchess & The Dukes of Swing plus Tall Brothers (10 pm, $5-10)

Good Times Double-Bill!

Un-curdle your martini with the lush lounge, swing sounds of this veteran jazz band with much humour, personality & plenty of edge!

Noelle Pion vocals; Daniel Miles Kane saxophones; Budge Schachte guitar; Al Johnston bass; Mark Halpin drums; Martin Romero conga.

Led by Tom & Bill Small, Tall Brothers will sure to get you high one way or another…either with reefer songs from the 30’s & 40’s made famous by the likes of Nat Cole, Ella & Django…or with a “big fat stick of tea”…”save the roach for me”… Bill Small guitar, vocal; Danny Kane sax, vocal; Tom Small bass, vocal; Mark Halpin drums, vocal www.tallbrothers.tripod.com

July 10/ (afternoon) Cronin/Sikula/Gaucher Trio (3 pm, by donation) See July 3 for details

July 10/  (evening) Dan Gaucher’s Stop-Time Quartet plus Bent Tail with Heather Haley & Julie Vik (8 pm, $5-10) Stop-Time, a quartet of East Vancouver musicians are assembled here to play music focused on time: The measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues.  an appointed, fixed, or customary moment. A rate of speed. A person’s experience during a specified period on a particular occasion.  Stop. Time.  Evan Arntzen saxophones; Ian Cox piano; Sean Cronin bass; Daniel Gaucher drums

Two veteran artists, Heather Haley (spoken-word/vocals) and Julie Vik (guitar, spoken-word/vocals), join forces to form Bent Tail,  a unique and sublime fusion of new song and spoken word. www.heatherhaley.com/bent.html

www.resin.net

July 11/ Ronley Teper (9 pm, $5-10)

“The Ronley is quite a peculiar creature”… says her bio. We love The Ronley around here! A brilliant mish-mash of roots, folk cabaret, world, jazz, blues & electronica… like an old pair of silk slippers, Vancouverites will slip into this sweet-voiced, inventive Torontonian artist’s creative work, augmented by two of our finest players… of these facts, we’re certain… what exactly will happen on stage that night, we’re not so sure, as every night she creates a thing of one-off beauty!  Ronley Teper voice, guitar; JP Carter trumpet, effects; Russell Sholberg bass

www.ronleyteper.com

July 12/ Artist In Residence: John Korsrud / Johnny Reno Electric Band (9 pm, $5-10) Post-neo-quasi-space-funk-improv. These are the creme de la creme de la creme of Vancouver’s high-octane jazz grooveoids.

Serious burning space funk!  Daryl Jahnke guitar; John Korsrud trumpet; Dave Say saxophone; Chris Gestrin keys; André Lachance bass; Don Powrie drums

July 13/ Bill Horist & Mecca Normal (9 pm, $5-10) Innovative Seattle improviser, guitarist & electronicist, Bill Horist, whose prepared guitar work is informed by Hans Reichel, Fred Frith, and Henry Kaiser, performs music that can best be described as strange & beautiful. Bill has performed with some of the finest improvisers in the world & will also join 20-year participants in the international alternative scene, electric guitar and voice duo Mecca Normal, who will debut songs from their next Kill Rock Stars CD.

“Arguably the greatest rock band without a rhythm section ever, the duo of acid-voiced singer Jean Smith and guitar hero David Lester must be seen to be believed.” – Douglas Wolk

Mecca Normal‘s music is paradoxically intuitive and highly stylized. Smith is an extraordinary rock poet delivering compact short stories from her next book. Lester’s adventurous guitar playing creates a sonic equivalent to Smith’s voice — a language all his own. www.billhorist.com

www.mecca_normal.tripod.com

July 14/ Herald Nix with Guest Dave Gowans (9 pm, $10)  Guitarist, singer Herald Nix has long been one of the most respected artists in the Canadian underground scene. Ten years before people started talking ‘alt country’ and ‘Americana’, Nix was writing and playing music that drew on very deep roots. For his first intimate concert at Rime, he’s joined by the killer rhythm section of Jeremy Holmes on bass and Jay Johnson on drums.

***** (FIVE STARS)

“One of a kind. A work of sublime musical art” – Toronto Star

www.northern-electric.ca

Dave Gowans, of the Buttless Chaps, can pick a mean banjo & sing old timey songs like it’s nobody’s business. A class solo act all the way!

www.thebuttlesschaps.com

July 15/ Sunmay / Ana Bon-Bon / Brian Dunn (9 pm, $10) One Killer Triple Bill!

From Seattle, full of the understated playing & sparseness of old country/folk, Sunmay‘s debut, “You Can Make Beautiful Things”, is woven throughout with pure pop sensibility and Americana, as well as lush orchestration. Sunmay’s split affinity for acoustic purity and electronic experimentation will be evident with Deborah Bartley vocals, guitar, harmonica; Chris Pugh guitar; Andy Scheen bass.

www.sunmaymusic.com

One of the city’s finest accordionist-singer-performers and funniest beings anywhere, Ana Bon-Bon‘s burlesque/wandering minstrels show is a must see/hear event! Ms. Bon-Bon will feature some of her new originals in the cabaret style with a large dose of humour, sensual and suggestive lyrics, as well as songs from her repertoire of gospel, swing/blues, and show tunes.

“Nodding to old blues, gospel, and Tin Pan Alley tunesmithing, Vancouver’s Ana Bon-Bon and her full-bodied voice and accordion playing bring a vintage bawdy-house bon-temps vibe to life.” – Rupert Bottenberg, Montreal Mirror

“Most bootylicious local musician: If I were Filippo Gambetta, I’d call her up right away.” – accordionist/singer Amy Stephens

www.teaseorama.com/performers/ana_bon_bon.html

Hailing from Sudbury, Ontario, singer, songwriter, guitarist Brian Dunn performs music heavily flavoured with alt-country, bluegrass and a pinch of rock. A tasty one man show of delectible originals that must be heard live!

www.novemberallstars.com

July 16/ (afternoon) Pé-de-cana (3 pm, by donation) Please, see July 2 for details.

July 16/ (evening) Sangha with Mystery Guest (10 pm, $5-10) Drawing from a melting pot of, predominantly Arabic, Persian and Indian, musical/improvisational traditions, yet forging a new path, Sangha plays anything from Indian classical rhythms mixed with Persian improvisation in one piece, Arabic melodic modulation set in a Persian mode in another, to African melody set inside a Westernized improvisational structure in the next. A special mystery guest will join Gord Grdina on oud, Neelamjit Dhillon on tabla and Hamin Honari on tombak. www.sanghamusic.com

July 17/ (afternoon) Cronin/Sikula/Gaucher Trio (3 pm, by donation) See July 3 for details

July 17/ (evening) Stringfever / Casablanca Cowboys (8 pm, $5-10) East Vancouver’s well-loved Gypsy-jazz/new-grass outfit, Stringfever plays joyous, life affirming swing music with 13-year-old dynamo-violinist Stefan Thordarson, his father, violin & viola master Doug Thordarson and local swing greats Ron Thompson on guitar & Brent Gubbles on bass. The second set will feaure the Casablanca Cowboys, a trio that manages to play very well even without Stefan’s contributions…a pleasantly nostalgic journey of old swing standards, including some great vocal action. www.stringfever.ca

July 18/ Hilary Grist CD Release Party “On My Way” (9 pm, $5-10) Thoughtful songwriting and a refined singing approach are met by the talents of Hilary Grist‘s stellar band with guitarist Dave Sikula, bassist Patrick Metzger and drummer Dan Gaucher.  A quiet, but intense brand of contemporary folk by a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve.  www.hilarygrist.com

July 19/ Artist In Residence: John Korsrud & Friends (9 pm, $5-10) From New York City. Music by Debussy, Poulenc, Piazzola and original song by pianist Francine Kay, who has soloed with major orchestras across the US and Canada and will perform with Kathy Halvorson, a Boston oboist with a unique voice and flair for great improv. www.analekta.com/site/bio.e/kay_fr.html

www.satori-chambermusic.org/kathy_halvorson.htm

The second set features the movement and contact improvisation of modern dancers Anne Cooper and Jennifer Clark accompanied by some of Vancouver’s most strangely emphatic musicians Ron Samworth on guitar, Torsten Müller on bass and John Korsrud on trumpet..

http://www.vidf.ca/clarck-cooper.html

July 20/ John Millard & Happy Day (9 pm, $10)

“…a mixture of the Lone Ranger and Kurt Weill”

From Toronto, banjoist, multi-instrumentalist, singer John Millard is as quirky as they come; part John Hartford, part kamikaze poet, he and his band cover a wide range across the musical landscape, touching on theater music, old-timey tunes, happy dances and traumatic nightmares. Christine Brubaker vocals; Karin Randoja vocals; Randi Helmers vocals; Dragoslav Tanascovic accordion; Rob Clutton bass; Mark Duggan percussion

www.johnmillardandhappyday.com

July 21/ Maryem Tollar (9 pm, $10) From Toronto, vocalist, composer, songwriter, co-founder of Maza Meze, Maryem Tollar‘s vision of the world as an Arabic-Canadian woman is unique and important. Combining songs she has written, collaborations with partner Ernie Tollar, the poems of her uncle she has set to music and traditional Arabic compositions, Maryem has fashioned a repertoire that has deep roots in the past while unblinkingly addressing the world she lives in… with Ernie Tollar saxes, flute; Levon Ichkanian guitar, oud; Rich Brown bass; Debashis Sinha percussion.

www.maryemtollar.com

July 22/ Juan DeMarias (10 pm, $10)

Fiesta Flamenca! A spellbinding evening of Flamenco dance, song and music. This special event features Vancouver guitarist Juan de Marias, singer Luis Gutierrez and dancers Karen, Monica and Edie. Experience the beautiful and fiery Flamenco music from Spain!

www.juandemarias.com

July 23/ (afternoon) Pé-de-cana (3 pm, by donation) Please, see July 2 for details.

July 23/ (evening) Blind God plus The Kevin House Band (10 pm, $5-10) Is there a more beautifully raw & powerful duo/unit in town with a huge New York sound a la Morphine than Blind God? You decide… Vampire-Delta blues… music you already know deep down…best band you may never have heard before! Dave Olajide steel guitar, banjo, vocals; Ray Garroway drums.

Songster, guitarist, Rime favourite, Kevin House brings his highly skilled rhythm section – Russell Sholberg on bass & Skye Brooks on drums, to cause some emotional & cerebral mayhem, as only he can… www.kevinhouse.ca

July 24/ (afternoon) Sean Cronin Quintet (3 pm, by donation) Cronin has brought together five musicians who share a sensitivity to sound – his originals are thoughtful and melodic, drawing on many influences, jazz and beyond, and his band interprets them with the perfect combination of openness and deep swing. Paul Chandler trumpet; Evan Arntzen saxophone; Amanda Tosoff piano; Sean Cronin bass; Julian MacDonough drums

July 24/ (evening) Archie Pateman & The Breakmen (8 pm, $5-10) Providing a refreshing take on traditional bluegrass, The Breakmen slide from smoky 1920’s Delta blues to swinging originals with ease.  Archie Pateman banjo, guitar, vocals; Lee Watson guitar, vocals; Ben Rogalsky mandolin, vocals; Matt Lawson bass, vocals

July 25/ Linda McRae & The Commercial Drivers (9 pm, $5-10) Singer, songwriter, guitarist, accordionist and Spirit of the West alum, Linda McRae & The Commercial Drivers play country music that is laid back, yet danceable… good natured, friendly and fun.  Linda has summoned the invaluable services of some great players with an affinity for the country thing, including accordionist Nova Devonie, guitarist Stephen Nikleva and bassist/lapsteel player Martin Walton www.lindamcrae.com

July 26/ Artist In Residence: John Korsrud / Orquesta Goma Dura (9 PM, $10-20) The 20-piece Orquesta Goma Dura is one of this continent’s largest salsa orchestras and one of the most exciting ensembles anywhere. OGD featuring an all-star collection of Vancouver’s salsa and latin-jazz communities with multiple singers, four percussionists, eleven horns transform any room into party central… it will be impossible to sit still!  Susana Abreu, Danay Sinclair vocals; Jack Duncan congas; Martin Romero, Phil Belanger timbales; Edgar Romero bongos/coro; Allan Johnston bass/coro; Lou Mastroianni piano; Ross Gregory, Derry Byrne, Kent Wallace trumpet; Dennis Esson, Rod Murray, Jeremy Berkman, Brad Muirhead trombone; Bill Runge, Mike Braverman, Graham Ord, Daniel Miles Kane saxophones; John Korsrud director www.hardrubber.com/ork.htm

July 27/ Steve Smith’s Steps (9 pm, $5-10)  Bassist, bandleader Steve Smith is an active member of our jazz community and a prolific composer. His Steps project includes some of the city’s best players creating a moody, swinging, and altogether modern thing of beauty.  Dave Say tenor saxophone; Steve Fisk guitar; Lisa Miller piano; Steve Smith bass; Dave Robbins drums

July 28/ Bon-Bon & Rose plus Pigby (9 pm, $5-10) Combining gospel, blues & cabaret tunes with bluegrass and swing interpretations of traditionals and originals, these two well-loved gals of Ukranian heritage met while playing in the Turkish Gypsy band Something About Reptiles and have built a bond to create music that moves from dramatic, dark storytelling to hip-slingin’ swing. Ana Bon-Bon accordion, vocals; Amelia Rose fiddle, vocals

Paul Pigat and Paul Rigby are Pigby, a powerful guitar duo with solid credentials (Carolyn Mark, Neko Case, Bocephus King…) are established Vancouver guitarists. They’ve joined forces to pay homage to their many influences, blending swing, Latin, classical, country music & more…an energetic and eclectic unit not to be missed.

July 29/ David Lindley with Guest Steve Dawson (8 pm & 11 pm, $20 in advance / $25 at the door)

Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley is truly a roots legend. After investing much time studying the American folk tradition as a youngster and winning the Topanga Canyon Banjo & Fiddle Contest five times, Lindley founded & led Kaleidoscope, which may be the very first world music rock band. Best known for his work as an integral part of seminal 1970’s recordings such as Jackson Browne’s Running On Emty and as Browne’s most significant musical co-conspirator until 1981, Lindley played quite a bit with his band El Rayo X in the 80’s. Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Iggy Pop, Little Feat, Warren Zevon, Ry Cooder and many other greats have benefited hugely from Mr. Lindley’s tasty chops on various recording sessions &/or tours. His recent &  hugely successful collaborations with percussionists Hani Naser and Wally Ingram have resulted in continous touring for Lindley.

The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and cümbüş, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad “Mr. Dave’s” uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.  www.davidlindley.com

Best known for his work with his versatile musical partner Jesse Zubot in Zubot & Dawson, Juno Award winner Steve Dawson has been playing and recording professionally since he was 15 years old. He has toured extensively in North America and Europe both as a frontman and sideman for various groups. His instrumental abilities have allowed him to share the stage with internationally-known musicians such as Bob Brozman, John Lee Hooker, Chris Whitley, Kelly Joe Phelps, and many others. As evidenced in an April show at Rime, Steve’s solo show is mesmerizing, both in terms of his gifted playing on various guitars and heartfelt vocal delivery.  www.blackhenmusic.com

All this in the intimate confines of Rime! As a music fan, if there’s one show this year you absolutely can’t miss, this is it!

July 30/ (afternoon) Pé-de-cana (3 pm, by donation) Please, see July 2 for details.

July 30/ (evening) Ganga Giri (10 pm, $10-15)

Hailing from Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Ganga Giri mixes red natural elements with fat tribal beats and dirty funky bass lines to create a unique tribal-technological deep earth dance experience. Explosive and pulsating, at times ambient and flowing, the music is a pumping percussive multi-layered experience of complex grooves and raw, deep natural sound. Ganga himself is a rhythmic didjeridu virtuoso and percussionist— an inspired music creator whose passion brings people together in celebration of nowness in newness, a modern day corroberre for all! Ganga will be joined by great instrumentalists: percussionist, flutist Mike, electronicist, mixologist V-Ka, bassist, laptopper Sean Hillwww.gangagiri.com

July 31/ (afternoon) Gord Grdina Trio (3 pm, by donation)

Joined by the new rhythm section for his Boxcutter project, guitarist Gord Grdina wears many musical hats and is one of the hardest working players in town. The trio will play some lovely Sunday afternoon music to remind us why we’re here… with Karlis Silins bass; Kenton Loewen drums.

July 31/ (evening) Building Blocks with Paul Plimley & Friends (8 pm, $5-10)

Pianist, composer, improvisor Paul Plimley has been active nationally and internationally for over 20 years. Having performed with a “who’s who” list of improvisors over the years, he’s currently interested in challenging himself with expanding his vocabulary & command on the guitar. Joining him are three talented instrumentalists in explorations through composition and improvisation. Paul Plimley guitar, piano; Phil Emerson guitar; Tommy Babbit bass; Victoria Gibson vocals, percussion

www.paulplimley.com www.vix.ca

USUAL ADMISSION:  $5-10 sliding scale for most concerts

USUAL SHOWTIMES:  Sun: 8 pm; Monday-Thursday: 9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 pm for most shows

Rime is located at 1130 Commercial Drive (between William & Napier)

Tel. 604.215.1130

www.rime.ca

www.zula.ca

We’re open nightly for dinner & live performance. We’re also open for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Monday-Friday: 5 pm – 1 am

Saturday: Noon – 1 am

Sunday: Noon – Midnight

We accept Visa, M/C & debit cards

Reservations for parties of 10 or more are possible & recommended

Check out our menu

We’re damn proud of this month’s sizzling & vivacious line-up! Don’t be a square…be there!!

Cheers,
Cem Zafir

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Zula Productions
www.zula.ca

2005.6 –> June 2005 at Rime


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JUNE 2005 AT RIME: BIG FUN!

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

Rime is open 7 nights a week starting in June!

(closed June 6th for renovations)

GREAT NEWS! Multi-instrumentalist, roots legend DAVID LINDLEY is visiting RIME for a rare solo concert on JULY 29TH! Special Guest will be guitarist Steve Dawson. Early & late shows available at $20 in advance at Highlife, Zulu, Chroma & Rime or $25 at the door

June 2005 at Rime (click to download calendar in PDF)

Reminder: Have you got your Sonny Fortune & Rashied Ali tickets for June 5th, yet? Early & late shows, 8 & 10 pm, still a few available at Highlife, Zulu & Rime for $25

Pepe Danza
Pepe Danza

Our Artist in Residence for Tuesdays in June, Joseph ‘Pepe’ Danza, is a composer, arranger, producer, multi-instrumentalist and one of Vancouver’s top percussionists. A native of Montevideo, Uruguay, he mastered the traditional musical techniques of his homeland before traveling the world studying and performing. His extended studies include the sitar in India, the suling (ring flute) in Bali, and the shakuhachi in Japan. Moving to Canada in 1988, he continued to study while establishing himself as one of the foremost drummers and bandleaders on the West Coast. His credits include performances and concert tours with various ensembles throughout Europe, Korea, New Zealand, Malaysia, Vietnam,Singapore and Thailand. Pepe is the leader of the El Sur, a Latin-African ensemble, and a member of the world music band Jou-Tou. His teaching specialty is samba instruction in both English and Spanish.

www.pepe-music.com

June 1/ Bruno Hubert Trio (9 PM, $5-10) Fresh, swinging, multi-layered & sublime modern jazz from three of the city’s relentlessly hard-working heavyweights. Bruno Hubert piano; André Lachance bass; Brad Turner drums

June 2/ Aeroplane Trio plus One (9 PM, $5-10)

Formerly JP Carter Trio, this tight, home-grown, vital, fresh avant-jazz band leaves no stone unturned in their search for the secret. JP Carter trumpet; Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums; with Jon Bentley saxophone

June 3/ Ronnie Artur & His Orkestrio CD Release “Get This!” (10 PM, $5-10)

ARTUR’S NEW BOHEMIAN JAZZ SCHMOZZLE!

This is it! New bohemian beats, beat musings, amusing bits, bit of improv from Ronnie Hayward, who flips his near legendary rock-a-billy persona and mines the same musical era for a kind of “beat-bop” “hep-hop” alter ego a.k.a. Ronnie Artur. His Orkestrio’s uncluttered conversational jazz style is the perfect backdrop for his sardonic wit and unique take on life. A CD release party not to be missed! Ronnie Artur bass, vocals; Charlie Hase steel guitar; Stephen Nikleva guitar; Andrew Burden trombone, tuba; Jordan Kawchuk sax; Ed Goodine drums

June 4 (afternoon)/ Orquesta Goma Dura (3 pm, by donation)

The 20-piece Orquesta Goma Dura is Canada’s largest salsa orchestra and one of the most exciting ensembles anywhere. OGD featuring an all-star collection of Vancouver’s salsa and Latin-jazz communities with multiple singers, four percussionists, eleven horns. It will be impossible to sit still. Led by The Hard Rubber Orchestra’s John Korsrud. Susana Abreu vocals; Jack Duncan congas; Martin Romero, Phil Belanger timbales; Edgar Romero bongos/coro; Allan Johnston bass/coro; Lou Mastroianni piano; Ross Gregory, Derry Byrne, Kent Wallace trumpet; Dennis Esson, Rod Murray, Jeremy Berkman, Brad Muirhead trombone; Tom Colclough, Mike Braverman, Graham Ord, Daniel Miles Kane saxophone; John Korsrud director

www.hardrubber.com/ork.htm

June 4 (evening)/ ESQ & Bruce Freedman Quartet (10 pm, $5-10)

ESQ is made up of local greats exploring free-jazz & more structured forms ranging from the subtle and eclectic to the very hard driving. Kevin Elaschuk trumpet; Dave Say saxophones; André Lachance guitar; Paul Rushka bass; Stan Taylor drums

A veteran jazz unit of great skill & killer instincts, Bruce Freedman Quartet plays creative fire music with Bruce Freedman saxophones; Rod Murray trombone; Clyde Reed bass; Stan Taylor drums

June 5/ Sonny Fortune & Rashied Ali Duo (8 pm & 10 pm, $25)

In order to talk about who these men really are, it’s possible to mention saxophonist Sonny Fortune‘s contributions to essential Miles Davis recordings (Big Fun, Agartha, Pangaea, Get Up With It), and drummer Rashied Ali‘s immeasurable contributions to John Coltrane‘s last, most innovative & forward-looking recordings (Meditations, Interstellar Space, Live In Japan, Live At The Village Vanguard Again and more). Both artists were integral parts of some of the most influential modern jazz recordings of the past 40 years. Just ask any serious jazz & creative music fan! The jazz lineage and their legendary status are indisputable.

Beyond their obvious historic accomplishments, these great men, who’ve been playing with great innovators all along, have not rested on their past laurels, but instead have kept on pushing, prodding & searching for truth in their chosen field, propelled forward, continued to build solid history & rapport between them, which will result in two burning, enormously exciting & compelling shows in the intimate confines of your neighbourhood hang, Rime. So, don’t miss out on this chance of a lifetime! Be there!

www.sonnyfortune.com

www.bigmagic.com/bios/rashied.htm

June 6/ CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS

June 7/ Artist in Residence: Pepe Danza (9 PM, $5-10)

Featuring Boris Sichon, Jose Rossy and the No Shit Shirleys

Boris Sichon is a Russian percussionist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire who has worked with the likes of Cirque de Soleil. Jose Rossy, a virtuoso percussionist originally from Puerto Rico, has just arrived in BC and has played with luminaries such as Weather Report and Talking Heads. As for the 8 piece vocal ensemble No Shit Shirleys, if you enjoy Zap Mama or Linda Tillery, you are just about to discover that we have that kind of talent right here in Vancouver! A not to be missed celebration of Rhythm and Song from around the world.

June 8/ The Beige & Millicent (9 PM, $5-10)

“The universe is beige”–Vancouver Sun

Atmospheric songs and soundscapes from a jazzy folk place somewhere under the radar. The Beige‘s wry, soulful stories travel different roads, from sublime tragedies to the everyday lives of people born with tails. This music is all about hypnotic grooves and wide open spaces. Rick Maddocks guitar, vocals; Jon Wood lap steel and tenor guitar; Andrew Arida keyboards; Mark Haney double bass; Geoff Gilliard drums

Millicent is a down to earth group of musicians, named after a girl from a dreamy children’s novel. With original and sensitive compositions on piano and guitar, Millicent portrays the sounds of genuine folk with rythmic grooves and then some. Selina Koop vocals, guitar, piano; Chris DeSouza guitar; Andy Boldt bass; Kyle Radomsky drums

June 9/ Peggy Lee Band (9 PM, $5-10)

A Vancouver tradition made up of some of the city’s finest jazz & improvised music players, this band leaves audiences in awe with their collective execution of their leader’s beautiful compositions. A perfect example of the whole being even greater than the sum of its parts! Peggy Lee cello; Ron Samworth guitar; Brad Turner trumpet; Jeremy Berkman trombone; André Lachance bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums

June 10/ Darkblueworld & Tarran The Tailor (10 PM, $5-10)

Original, relevant, culturally engaged & emotionally, intellectually uncompromising songs by former Animal Slave & her musically-gifted friends with Elizabeth Fisher vocals; Ron Samworth guitar; Tony Wilson guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums

www.darkblueworld.ca

To quote Ron Samworth: “Songster Tarran the Tailor could wear Tom Waits’ pants, he could also sew them… plays banjo like Robert Johnson on Mandrax. Need I say more?”

http://www.hawah.net/pages/tarran/banjomain.htm

June 11 (evening)/ Spygirl & Mother (10 pm, $5-10)

Spygirl delivers slow-burning pop songs from the world of wonder. Koralee Tonack vocals, guitar; Jane Gowan Fender Rhodes, trumpet; Jon Roper guitar; James Ong keyboards; Al MacInnes bass; Eduardo Ottoni drums

www.spygirlmusic.com

Mother performs lush, interwoven vocal harmony, sentimental, tongue in cheek lyrics put to infectious pop melodies, novel chord progressions with Ryan Guldemond guitar, vocals; Molly Guldemond vocals; Debra-Jean Creelman vocals

June 11 (afternoon)/ Goma Dura (3 pm, by donation)

See info for June 4th for details.

June 12/ Dalannah Bowen Duo & Mary Kastle Band (8 PM, $5-10)

Vocalist Dalannah (formerly Gail) Bowen has been performing her special style of blues & jazz for over thirty years. Her performance background includes many performances with the likes of BB King, Taj Mahal, Willie Dixon, Lenny Breau, James Cotton and many other blues artists. Her jazz performances have been described as “sultry interpretations” & “magical” … with Harris Van Berkel on guitar

The lush and powerful sounds of Mary Kastle‘s music combine her groovy jazz vocal & piano stylings and funky arrangements with radiant harmonies and soothing R&B-tinged melodies with Russell Sholberg bass; Cary Pratt drums; Nadine Tremblay back-up vocals

June 13/ Adama (9 PM, $5-10)

Multi-talented quartet exploring the boundaries of classical, contemporary jazz and world music, composition and improvisation with Itamar Erez guitar, piano; Tony Nickles oboe, English-horn; Laurence Mollerup bass; Stefan Cihelka tabla & percussion

http://www.vancouverworldmusic.org/html/adama.html

June 14/ Artist in Residence: Pepe Danza (9 PM, $5-10)

With The Barry Livingstone Group

Featuring Karen Graves on sax and percussion; Rebecca Shoichet on vocals; Barry Livingstone on piano; Pepe Danza on drum set and percussion; and special guests. contemporary jazz originals meet world rhythms in a new and exciting blend. Influences range from Keith Jarret to Oregon spiced by African, Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms.

June 15/ Anatma plus Andre Lachance & Marianne Trudel Duo (9 PM, $5-10)

Modern jazz outfit performs elegant, intricate original compositions with Rich Rabnett guitar; Kiyoshi Elkuf saxophones; George Mcfeteridge piano; Patrick Metzger bass; Dan Gaucher drums

Montréal based pianist/composer Marianne Trudel‘s music blends jazz, improvised music, French song and Latin music with freshness, openness and a deep commitment to lyricism. In a special duo performance with guitarist André Lachance, our pride & joy, is best known for his succulent bass playing.

June 16/ Maqam plus Midnight At The Oasis (7-9 pm dance, free; 9 pm music, $5-10)

Authentic sounds & textures of Arabic music from a modern improvisational perspective with Gord Grdina oud; Jesse Zubot violin; Jeremy Holmes bass; Liam MacDonald drums

plus Middle East Dance Association‘s student night, exploring the many facets of the art of belly-dance. Student performances will be followed by Maqam‘s audacious sounds.

June 17/ Mother Of Pearl (9 pm, $5-10)

Performing together for nearly 10 years, this dedicated, all female jazz & blues quartet cover much ground including woman composers’ works from the 40’s to the present, their own compositions, as well as standards. Karen Graves saxophone, flute, vocals; Brenda Baird keyboards; Wendy Solloway bass; Lauri Lyster drums

www.motherofpearljazz.com

June 18/ Shiloh Lindsey Band & Parlour Steps (9 PM, $5-10)

Shiloh Lindsey writes & sings about beauty, darkness and determination that have brought her this far. Stylistically, she falls in the alt-country, folk-roots camp, with plenty of attitude and the ability to back it up.

www.shilohlindsey.com

Parlour Steps combine tight rock and spacious, expansive pop to create a budding genre: Thought-rock! With lyrics exploring questions of metaphysics, love and the sensory world, The Steps venture to subvert, provoke and excite…sort of… with Caleb Stull guitar, vocals; Rees Haynes guitar; Julie Bavalis bass, vocals; Rob Linton drums

www.parloursteps.com

June 19/ John Korsrud Electric Sextet (8 PM, $5-10)

John Korsrud, perhaps best know as the driving force behind Vancouver’s famed Hard Rubber Orchestra, presents a dizzying collection of Vancouver’s high-octane jazz/ groove-masters. These soloists represent the most in-demand musicians in town. Find out why. Post-neo-quasi-space-funk-improv at its very best. John Korsrud trumpet; Dave Say saxophone; Daryl Jahnke guitar; Chris Gestrin keys; André Lachance bass; Don Powrie drums

www.hardrubber.com

June 20/ Gamelan Alligator Joy (9 PM, $5-10)

Back at Rime with a different repertoire of traditional and contemporary music for Javanese gamelan, Alligator Joy has been active for 15 years as Vancouver’s “chamber” gamelan (Indonesian percussion ensemble) utilizing bronze metallophones, gongs, drums, strings, flutes & singing. Led by Sutrisno Hartana and featuring Anis Wijiastuti and Margaret Gallagher on vocals; with Mark Parlett, Gary McFarlane, Sam Salmon, Tony Reif, Jen Low, Deb Madison, Joanna Chapman-Smith and Karina Pappenbrock-Ryan.

June 21/ Artist in Residence: Pepe Danza (9 PM, $5-10)

Featuring Stefan Smulovitz on laptop, viola; with Radar Love on percussion. A magical blend of the ancient with the future. Pepe will play a large array of unique instruments from his large collection from all over the world, and Stefan will manipulate, recreate, juggle, decompose and recompose the sounds with his wizardry on laptop computer, and also throw in some viola melodies. A deep listening experience. Expect surprises and special guests.

June 22/ Inside/Extérieur (9 PM, $5-10)

Extraordinary Montreal-based pianist and composer Marianne Trudel joins forces with a crew of talented Vancouverites for a two-pronged exploration of the song form.  The first set will feature the group in a contemporary jazz mode. After the break, they will abandon all caution in favour of freewheeling improv. Marianne Trudel piano; Vivianne Houle voice; Carol Sawyer voice; Steve Bagnell reeds; André Lachance bass;Tom Foster drums

June 23/ Sarah Noni Metzner Cd Release & Corwin Fox (9 PM, $5-10)

Release party for Sarah Noni Metzner‘s debut recording “Something Beautiful”, which comes out on Harry Manx’s Dog My Cat records and portrays a merge of influences from Joni Mitchel, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal and Ani DiFranco. Stunning vocals married with musical poetry are the foundation for Sarah’s stage performance.

www.sarahmetzner.ca

Fusing elements of folk, indie-rock, bluegrass, hip-hop & more, songsmith Corwin Fox creates his own style of “neo-folk”. He is as influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan & Bob Marley, as he is by Jim O’Rourke & John Zorn.

www.corwinfox.com

June 24/ C.R. Avery Band CD Release Party (9 PM, $5-10)

“Search this man out, C.R. Avery is terrific.”  -Tom Waits

Commercial Drive’s pride & joy, life of the proverbial party, human beat box, slam-poet-extraordinaire, multi-talented C.R. Avery throws one sweet bash to celebrate the release of his new cd “Chain Smoking Blues”.

“Imagine if Neil Young was inspired by hip-hop, and then you have C.R. Avery.”  -Vancouver Sun

www.cravery.com

June 25/ Brejera (10 pm, $10)

Great instrumentalists play mostly traditional, home-spun, heart-warming Brazilian music (forro, pagode, samba and samba/rock) using Brazilian instruments.Tiago vocals; Mario Silva guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Paul Bray pandeiro; Cassio Souza surdo

June 26 (early)/ Roger Dean Young’s “Sunday Evening Coming Down” (7 pm, by donation)

Revered alt-roots artist Roger Dean Young -with his band The Tin Cup & other friends- curates one Sunday each month of lusciously quiet, beautifully sparse mood music, just right for the occasion.

www.copperspine.com

June 26 (late)/ Tony Wilson & Gerry Hemingway (10 pm, $5-10)

A natural player, peaceful renegade, musically omnivorous troubadour, guitarist Tony Wilson meets world-renowned master drummer Gerry Hemingway (of Anthony Braxton fame) for an intense improvisational sparring session. Both men possess that “x-factor”, along with the skills to pay the bills!

www.gerryhemingway.com

June 27/ Deadpan plus Tyson Naylor Trio (9 pm, $5)

Utilizing extended compositions and improvised forms, the music of Deadpan takes inspiration from a variety of contemporary jazz ensembles and musicians including Atomic, Wayne Horvitz, Ken Vandermark and the multiple projects of Tim Berne. Led by drummer/composer Ben Wilson, this quartet includes improvisers Jeremy Page on tenor sax; Tyson Naylor on keyboards and bassist Shanto Bhattacharya

Pianist Tyson Naylor‘s dynamic trio with avant-jazz leanings plays original tunes inspired by the likes of Monk, Dollar Brand and McCoy Tyner… with Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums.

June 28/ Artist in Residence: Pepe Danza (9 PM, $5-10)

The Thin Air Ensemble is a loose and highly creative group that plays contemporary and traditional Eastern music, featuring Alcvin Ramos on shakuhachi, didgeridoo and percussion, Pepe on a wide array of percussion, string and wind instruments including the shakuhachi, and special guests from Asia and the Middle East. A feast of traditional and improvised sounds from the realms of the Buddhas.

June 29/ Grrrls With Guitars (9 PM, $6-10)

Curated by singer-songwriter Nadine Davenport, Grrrls with Guitars has been around for over 10 years, presenting over 500 women songwriters, including Kinnie Starr, Po’ Girl, Linda McRae. After Nadine’s solo set, jazz/pop diva, vocalist, songwriter Coco Love Alcorn will take the stage.

www.grrrlswithguitars.com

June 30/ Inhabitants plus Vortex Pimps (9 PM, $5-10)

“Blissful, yet dissonant ambience” – The Stranger

From melodic to minimalist, from deep groove to all out noise; this quartet inhabit Vancouver’s music underground… Dave Sikula guitar; JP Carter trumpet; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums

www.dripaudio.com

From Seattle, Vortex Pimps make rhythmic & linear music that incorporates many different musical experiences. Each performance develops out of the feel of the venue and audience. Adam Diller tenor saxophone, synthesizer; Matt Crane drums

July 1/ The Golden Wedding Band (10 pm, $5-10)

Infectious kitchen sink music from the 20’s through to the present by this swinging party band … covered styles include: country-swing, rhumba, tango, calypso, dixieland, jazz & blues with “Perfesser” Chris Dean tenor banjo, guitar, vocals; Andrew Burden trombone, baritone sax, sousaphone, vocals; Colin Maskell soprano sax; Clive “Pops” Jackson bass; Matt Belbin drums, percussion

July 2/ Tony Wilson Sextet (10 pm, $5-10) One of Vancouver’s greatest working bands and best kept secrets, bursting with young talent, led by veteran guitarist Tony Wilson with Jesse Zubot violin; Masa Anzai saxophones; J.P. Carter trumpet; Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums

July 3/ Nick Jaina, Kevin House & Mother (8 PM, $5-10)

One beautiful triple-bill!

Nick Jaina plays guitar and piano ballads with devastatingly good lyrics.  He will be featuring songs from his new album “The Bluff of All Time”, mixing the grace and smoothness of Paul Simon with the street vernacular and grittiness of Tom Waits.

www.binarydolls.com/nickjaina

As the instigator of the whole “Artist In Residence” idea at Rime and our first resident in February, Kevin House is one troubadour, whose spooky, impressionistic fairy tales with ornate, burnished melodies stun audiences each and every time.

www.kevinhouse.ca

Mother, Rime’s well-loved avant-barbershop trio, is back! See more info on the June 11th  blurb.


Standard Admission: $5-10 sliding scale for most concerts

Standard Showtimes: Sun: 8 pm; Monday-Thursday: 9 pm; Fri-Sat: 10 pm for most shows

Rime is located at 1130 Commercial Drive (between William & Napier)

Tel. 604.215.1130

We’re open nightly for dinner & live performance. We’re also open for lunch on Saturday & Sunday.

Monday-Friday: 5 pm – 1 am

Saturday: Noon – 1 am

Sunday: Noon – Midnight

We accept Visa, M/C & debit cards

Reservations for parties of 10 or more are possible & recommended

Check out our menu

Cheers,
Cem Zafir

2005.5 –> May 2005 at Rime


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Reminder: Early bird tickets for the June 5th Rashied Ali & Sonny Fortune concert — early & late shows – 8 & 10 pm…$20 each until May 15, $25 afterwards at Highlife, Zulu & Rime — Space is limited, so jump on it!

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

May 2005 at Rime (click to download calendar in PDF)

MAY EVENTS AT RIME

Jesse Zubot
Jesse Zubot

Our Artist in Residence for Tuesdays in May, violinist, mandolinist, composer and label head, Jesse Zubot likes to mix it up a bit, just like we do here at Rime. A member of Zubot & Dawson and The Great Uncles of the Revolution, both Juno Award winning acoustic-roots acts. Recently, he started up LaConnor, an electro-acoustic band with François Houle and Jean Martin. Their recent recording is out on Zubot’s new label, Drip Audio.  Beyond this, Jesse is active in Vancouver’s unique creative music scene and has worked with international artists as diverse as Kelly Joe Phelps, Eugene Chadbourne, Joe Fonda, Oh Susanna, Dave Douglas, OX, Kid Koala, Viktor Krauss, Gerry Hemingway and many others. Jesse has planned a fantastic lineup for each of the five Tuesdays in May. His planning is evidence of his eclectic tastes and the vastly varied playing situations, to which he seems to be attracted.

http://dripaudio.com/

http://www.zubotanddawson.com/

May 1/ Global Discoveries Festival on The Drive: Festival Closing Party with Taal Maala plus Brejera (8:30 pm, $5-10)

Taal Maala: Electronic East Indian fusion group featuring electronicist and tabla player Keenan O’Connor and sitar player Matt Hollingshead

plus Brejera: An authentic high-energy Brazilian samba-fusion band that will keep you dancing in a carnival-like atmosphere. Celia Enestrom vocals; Mario Silva guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Cassio Souza surdo; Paul Bray pandeiro/percussion

Also Global Discoveries Festival Lecture/Demo: (2-3pm, by donation) Zen and the Art of the Shakuhachi Flute, with Alcvin Ramos.

May 3/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JESSE ZUBOT (9 pm, $5-10)

Set 1 – Tony Wilson guitar & Jesse Zubot violin, mandolin sparkle on a short set of roots based improv.

Set 2 – Andy Dixon (Secret Mommy) on laptop, Todd MacDonald (The Winks) on mandolin & electronics, François Houle on clarinet, Jesse Zubot on violin – the mando, fiddle & clarinet get worked on by a computer.

Set 3 (late) – Secret Mommy performs a short solo laptop set

“He turns that Apple logo on his laptop into a deranged smile”. – The Stranger

http://www.thewinks.net/

http://www.secretmommy.com/

May 4/ NDP FUNDRAISER with ZACHARY STEVENSON plus DEXTER & MULDOON (7:30 pm, $5 & up donation)

A benefit for Mel Lehan, NDP candidate for Vancouver Point Grey, which happens to be Gordon Campbell’s riding. Zachary Stevenson will perform a tribute to 60’s American protest folk singer Phil Ochs. Also, Dexter & Muldoon will play their blend of country, blues & folk.

http://www.balladproductions.com/

May 5 & 6/ 3rd Annual INDIE MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (8 pm, $8)

Cinestir & Rumbletone Productions present the cream of current independent music videos out there. A two night festival featuring a fresh crop of 40 plus independent music videos from all over the world, showcasing brilliant cinematography, astonishing animation and the most precise and artful editing that is sure to rock each of your senses. Rarely seen,never seen and must be seen – an eye-popping,ear-blasting,heart-pounding audio/video extravanganza.

http://www.imvf.com/info.html/

The Beekeepers & Swank will also rock the house on Thursday & Friday, respectively.

The Beekeepers have been crafting their own brand of British Invasion influenced psychedelic pop since 1996. Members include: Dave Dawson, Matt Caruso (Duplex), Eric Napier (Colorifics), Annie Wilkinson (Great Aunt Ida, Duplex) and Mike Kenney (Bughouse 5).

“The record feels like a warm giggly summer day on the patio, conjuring up images of blazing sun and the Beach Boys, Ray Davies and pink and purple flowers blooming somewhere up in the sky”. – Jenn Wong

“Four Vancouver music veterans take a mod trip into the British pop of the ’60s and come off sounding surprisingly authentic. Spot-on harmonies, sweet hooks and stellar musicianship highlight the songs.” – Exclaim

Swank performs genetically modified, all hoedown, no uptown, corn swillin’, ass kickin’ country & somethin’-an unholy alliance of punk and country styles that go together like moonshine and mason jars.

http://www.iwantswank.com/

May 7/ HOT CLUB OF MARS (10 pm, $5-10)

Classic gypsy-swing-jazz exploring “…an imaginary terrain between Waikiki in the 1920’s and the Left Bank (Paris) in the 1930’s…” – Alex Varty

Deanna Knight vocals; Michael Dunn Maccaferri-style lead & National steel guitars; Steve “Bugzy” Szabo rhythm guitar; Mark Dowding saxophone, flute, harmonica; Charlie Knowles bass

http://www.hotclubofmars.com/

May 8/ (afternoon show) GALE/BASKIN/CRONIN/CHILDS (3 pm, by donation)

A young & solid jazz collective with much touring under its belt, this band plays no-holds-barred modern jazz.

Chris Gale tenor saxophone; Jordan Baskin piano; Sean Cronin bass; Morgan Childs drums

May 8/ (evening show) GREAT NORTHERN (8 pm, $5-10)

One of BC’s best-known bluegrass outfits … “Great Northern is an exciting new string band, made up of innovative traditionalists, … foremost practitioners of the low and lonesome sound. Great Northern has strong bluesy vocals, original instrumentals with tight arrangements, interesting cover material and a solid rhythmic feel, all the elements that make up a great band!” -John Reischman

Tim Eccles guitar, vocals; Brian Samuels cello, vocals; Iain MacIntyre banjo; Stu Macdonald bass

http://www.greatnorthern.ca/

May 10/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JESSE ZUBOT (9 pm, $5-10)

Set 1 – Roots Songs with the charming Linda McRae vocals, guitar & accordion (“her songs feel as good as flannel” – Now Magazine)  Jesse Zubot mandolin & violin and the elegant Frazey Ford vocals sitting in on a couple.

Set 2 – A twisted set of improvised music created by Ron Samworth guitar; Dylan van der Schyff drums; Jesse Zubot violin.

May 11/ THE OCTOBER TRIO CD “LIVE @ RIME” RELEASE PARTY! (9 pm, $5 or $10 including cd)

Celebrating the release of their first cd, culled from live recordings at Rime in March — aptly titled “Live @ Rime”, these young lions perform beautiful, driving jazz, exploring the history, freedom & boundaries of the sax-trio tradition. Check them out! “These guys are the cat’s ass!” – Cem

Evan Arntzen tenor saxophone; Josh Cole bass; Dan Gaucher drums

http://www.theoctobertrio.com/

May 12/ GREEN IDEAS (9 pm, $5-10)

Colourless green ideas sleep furiously… Lisa Miller‘s compositions and quirky tunes interpreted by great improvisers. Jazz meets contemporary classical/free-improv.

..”the pianist possesses serious talent. Most impressive is how suggestive her pieces are-not in the lascivious sense, but in their quicksilver ability to evoke a variety of subtle emotions. Although Miller can attack the piano with Tyneresque force when necessary, she more frequently employs a light touch and an even lighter hand with tonality, playing with a kind of delicious ambiguity that connotes not just different feelings, but different key signatures as well”  Alexander Varty  (The Georgia Straight)

Rebecca Whitling violin; Jesse Zubot violin; Peggy Lee cello; Lisa Miller piano; Steve Smith bass; Skye Brooks drums

May 13/ MARK BERUBE & ANNA B. (10 pm, $5-10)

Singer-songwriter, explorer of minutea-Canadiana and other details often overlooked or taken for granted in urban life, Mark Berube‘s music is grounded in the shared styles of Hawksley Workman, Tom Waits, Rufus Wainwright and Bob Dylan.

Mark Berube guitar, vocals; Mike Liston bass; Michael Simpson drums

http://www.markberube.com/

Anna B. writes and performs deeply personal material, amplifying her take on the impermanence of life, shaded by her experiences of heartaches and joys…from a ballsy, barroom torch song, to a boney hoedown, to the most simple ode to love, to a haunting bluegrass ballad…

Stephen Nikleva guitars; Mark Berube piano, accordion; Sam Shoichet bass; Michael Simpson drums

http://www.annabmusic.com/

May 14/ AUDIO-LAVA & THE BEAUTICIANS (10 pm, $5-10)

Moody, groove-based, jazz influenced trip-hop, resulting in a lush sound out of Brent Crossprogrammed drum loops, keyboard samples, spaghetti western guitar and the sultry, emotive vocals of Lisa Butel with Lorri Dar on bass & Jenny Beech on drums.

http://www.audio-lava.com/

The Beauticians are Vancouver’s premiere cyber-folk/pop quartet, featuring the songwriting of Beez (from the Smugglers) and Sexy Pierre Lumoncel (from the Hard Rock Miners). Embracing their natural silliness, they celebrate the lightness of living and the bittersweet pill of maturity. The Beauticians’ music is a blend of klezmer, chamber pop, quirky new wave, old time country and classical music mixed with “Doris Day” style four part harmonies. Beez guitar, vocals; Pierre Lumoncel & Lara Kroeker violin, vocals

http://www.thebeauticians.com/

[–May 15/ PRIVATE PARTY (Closed to the public) Happy nuptials to Kevin & Kirsten, two of the most beautiful beings alive!–]

May 17/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JESSE ZUBOT (9 pm, $5-10)

Set 1 – Cascadia String Trio: Peggy Lee cello; Torsten Müller bass; Jesse Zubot violin play improvised string music of high order.

Set 2 – Dave Gowans, (of the Buttless Chaps), guitar, banjo and sings cowboy tunes with Jesse Zubot on mandolin & fiddle.

http://www.thebuttlesschaps.com/

May 18/ THE FUGITIVES (9 pm, $5-10)

The Fugitives are a unique hybrid of spoken word and music troupe. They run the gamut from comedic to hard-hitting, insightful spoken word, and combine it with adventurous strong structures performed on piano, accordion, guitar, harmonica, beatbox, and voice by Barbara Adler, CR Avery, Mark Berube and Brendan McLeod. The result is a plethora of individual styles merged into a distinctive voice that compels its audience to celebrate, think, and care.

www.brendanmcleodca.nationprotect.net/bernie.htm/

May 19/ KELE FLEMING plus MINOR SWING (9 pm, $5-10)

Musician, performer, writer Kele Fleming on guitar & vocals weaves together her songwriting, poetry and music. The songs and poems are very much rooted in the BC landscape, in particular the Vancouver landscape, and are sonic and poetic explorations of the complex forces, desires, and impulses that drive her characters into action.

http://www.tinforest.com/

Minor Swing play Parisian café music, resembling Hot Club Of France’s gypsy-jazz, in a send-off performance for violinist Clemens Schneider, who is off to Germany. Dave Taylor guitar; Tyson Naylor accordion; Sean Cronin bass.

May 20/ JUAN DE MARIAS (10 pm, $5-10)

Fiesta Flamenca! A spellbinding evening of flamenco dance, song and music. This special event features Vancouver guitarist Juan de Marias, singer Jose Lara and dancers Karen Pitkethly and Edita del Valle. Experience the beautiful and fiery flamenco music which originated in Southern Spain.

http://www.juandemarias.com/

May 21/ THE HIGHBALLS (10 pm, $5-10)

Party hearty! A faux Mexican extravaganza from start to finish, this band is sure to knock you on your ass (if not, the tequila will) with their brand of mariachi-punk-ska-surf-Tex-Mex like you’ve never heard! Puerco guitar; Guaco bass; Senor Discount drums; Manuel Labour banjo; Marco Esperanza saxophone; Jépé trumpet

May 22/ ROGER DEAN YOUNG’S “SUNDAY EVENING COMING DOWN” (8 pm, $5-10)

Revered alt-roots artist Roger Dean Young -with his band The Tin Cup & other friends- curates one Sunday each month of lusciously quiet, beautifully sparse mood music, just right for the occasion.

May 24/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JESSE ZUBOT (9 pm, $5-10)

Set 1 – JP Carter trumpet & Jesse Zubot violin — a quiet-noise set from a trumpet and violin

Set 2 – Jonathan Inc. guitars & vocals “Melancholic melodies, each acoustic guitar note strummed with the heavy hand caused by the dislocation and isolation of heartbreak, giving way to lyrics sung as tenderly as the words of a dying man” Now magazine

Set 3 – Inhabitants “Blissful, yet dissonant ambience” – The Stranger (Seattle)

JP Carter trumpet; Dave Sikula guitar; Pete Schmitt bass; Skye Brooks drums

May 25/ RAGHU LOKANATHAN (9 pm, $8)

Visiting us from Northern BC, guitarist, singer-songwriter Raghu Lokanathan has a very personal approach to writing and a direct style of delivery, which demands attention.

“His material is whimsical and conversational. He turns rather mundane day-to-day events into quirky and interesting narratives….There’s a lot of word play and much vivid imagery at work here….” Penguin Eggs

http://www.raghumusic.com/

May 26/ MICHAEL BLAKE with Chris Gestrin rhodes; Andre Lachance bass; Tom Foster drums (9 pm, $5-10)

May 27/ MICHAEL BLAKE with Brad Turner trumpet; Adam Thomas bass; Bernie Arai drums (10 pm, $5-10)

Back in his hometown of Vancouver for a short visit from New York, where he’s been living for close to two decades, this tenor & soprano saxophonist, composer and arranger has established a commanding presence in the jazz world. In 2002 he was recognized in Downbeat Magazine’s 50th Annual Critics Poll for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition categories for tenor sax, soprano sax and jazz artist of the year. He was also sighted as a “new jazz star” in the July 2002 issue of US World News Report. Best known for his bands Slow Poke, Blake Tartare, as well as his tenure with John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, Michael Blake is joined by some of the local greats for two very different and engaging nights of music.

May 28/ FLAMENCO ALCALA (10 pm, $5-10)

“…extraordinary guitarist, quite simply world class.” — The Weekly

New Orleans born Flamenco guitarist Gerardo Alcala is one of the few foreigners to be respected as a full-fledged Flamenco artist by the gypsy Flamencos of Andalucia, among whom he lived the authentic Flamenco lifestyle for many years. He learned his art from the masters: Rafael del Aguila, Parrila de Jerez, Nino Jero, Rafael Alarcon, Eduardo de la Malena, and Pedro Bacan. Gerardo’s style represents a return to a more raw, traditional way of feeling and playing Flamenco, based primarily in the school of Jerez.

“Absolutely impeccable.” — Jaleo

Gerardo Alcala guitar; Angel Romero vocals; Affifa Moxness dance; Bonnie Stewart dance; plus guests

http://www.flamenco.ca/biographies/gerardo_alcala/bio.html

May 29/ MARIAM MATOSSIAN (8 pm, $5-10)

This singer, whose music is informed by her Armenian heritage and her travels, expresses her ties to her roots beautifully through song with the aid of some great players. Mariam Matossian vocals; Adam Popowitz guitar, mandolin; Nick Apivor vibes, percussion; Elliot Polsky drums, percussion

http://www.garycristall.com/matossian_perfpro.shtml

May 31/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JESSE ZUBOT (9 pm, $10)

Set 1 – An experiment in ambience with Keith Lowe acoustic bass, laptop; Chris Gestrin analog synths; Jesse Zubot violin, electronics

Set 2 – A rare performance by Zubot & Dawson “…this is a new kind of folk, exquisitely executed.” -Toronto Star

Jesse Zubot violin, mandolin; Steve Dawson guitars; Keith Lowe bass; Elliot Polsky drums

http://www.zubotanddawson.com/

http://www.moonliner.com/

Reminder: Early bird tickets for the June 5th Rashied Ali & Sonny Fortune concert — early & late shows – 8 & 10 pm…$20 each until May 15, $25 afterwards at Highlife, Zulu & Rime — Space is limited, so jump on it!

SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR COMMUNITY!

2005.4 –> April 2005 at Rime

ZULA presents

APRIL LINEUP AT RIME

1130 Commercial Drive

Vancouver BC

Rime is a licensed Eurasian restaurant and music room located in East Vancouver. In other words, you can have good Turkish food & good music, while you enjoy the company of good folk in a room with a good vibe. I guess, it’s all good, then…

Check out our menu, new stage and layout. Kinks are out of the sound system. New Zula website will be up by April 1st! A pdf version of the calendar will also soon be available at http://www.zula.ca

Early bird tickets for the June 5th Rashied Ali & Sonny Fortune concert (early & late shows…$20 each starting April 5th) at Highlife, Zulu & Rime until May 15, $25 after. Space is limited, so jump on it!

May Artist in Residence: Jesse Zubot

April 2005 at Rime PDF (click to download calendar in PDF)

April Artist in Residence: RON SAMWORTH

Ron Samworth
Ron Samworth

Our guest curator on Tuesdays, Ron Samworth is an inventive guitarist and composer who has worked with John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Han Bennink, Talking Pictures and the NOW Orchestra. He also co-leads DarkBlueWorld with Elizabeth Fischer. He has collaborated on numerous dance, theatre and film projects over the years, co-creating pieces for Radix theatre, EDAM dance, and Ruby Slippers to name but a few. He likes to play the guitar with household accessories whenever possible.

“Samworth’s electric guitar has an unusually versatile voice. Sometimes it shouts with bluesy passion; elsewhere it can take on a hyper-articulate sheen of intellectual vigour … (his guitar) seems to address all of the things that can’t be said in more conventional terms.” – Alex Varty, Georgia Straight

1/ “VAN STRALEN BREAKS OUT” BOOK LAUNCH with THE SELF RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS ( 8-10 pm, free) Creative Georgia Straight cartoonist Dirk Van Stralen‘s book launch celebration with The Self Righteous Brothers … Chris Blades guitar, voice; Martin Walton guitar, bass, voice; Albert Klassen mandolin, bass, voice; Marc L’Esperance drums, the band flawlessly mixes Western swing and jazz standards with joy.

plus THE GOLDEN WEDDING BAND (10:30 pm, $5-10) Infectious kitchen sink music from the 20’s through to the present … covered styles include: country-swing, rhumba, tango, calypso, dixieland, jazz & blues with “Perfesser” Chris Dean tenor banjo, guitar, vocals; Andrew Burdon trombone, baritone sax, sousaphone, vocals; Colin Maskell soprano sax; Dan Herzog trumpet; Clive “Pops” Jackson bass; Matt Belbin drums, percussion

2/ SANTA LUCIA (10 pm, $5-10) High energy Latin funk with monstrous horns and bass, polyrhythmic beats, funky breaks, and furiously upbeat lyrics in English and Spanish. German Cantillo guitar, vocals; Mario Zetina percussion, vocals; Glen Krouger drums, vocals; Ryan Conroy bass; Byron Russell alto sax, vocals; Brad Muirhead trombone

3/ ANA BONBON & AMELIA ROSE (8 pm, by donation) Accomplished accordionist Ana Bonbon & rootsy violinist Amelia Rose‘s laid-back approach to blending gospel, blues, western swing, gypsy music & bluegrass is a must hear!

5/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: RON SAMWORTH (9 pm, $5-10) Yes But Does it Swing? Kate Hammett-Vaughan/André Lachance Duo Three time Juno award nominated jazz vocalist KHV in a freewheeling duo performance with bassist Lachance. Kate’s tired of losing out to Diana Krall and needs to vent…plus Peggy Lee cello, Lan Tung erhu, Ron Samworth guitar Torsten Müller bass, Jesse Zubot violin play a set of improvisations for strings…Drive-style chamber music…

6/ OUT OF THE WOODS (9 pm, $5-10) Modern jazz compositions from the lyrical to the angular, played with much imagination, interaction & joy. Blair Lewis guitars; Karen Graves tenor and soprano saxophone, flute; Nick Apivor vibraphone, percussion; Laurence Mollerup bass; Randall Stoll drums

7/ MELISA DEVOST CD RELEASE with Tony Wilson plus Frederick Tuck (9 pm, $8) A celebration for Hornby Island native, singer-songwriter, guitarist Melisa Devost‘s sophomore release “Capacity”, a mix of gritty blues & soaring gospel numbers interspersed with her telling & insightful lyrics with Ken Clark, Bob Grant, Tony Wilson.

8/ ZEELLIA: Slavic Soul (9:30 pm, $5-10) Eastern European folk songs in the traditional style of ‘bilij holos’ or ‘pure voice’, Slavic Soul, rooted in the traditional with a contemporary edge, connecting the past with the present and the old country with the new. Beverly Dobrinsky vocals; Carmen Rosen vocals; Bessie Wapp vocals, percussion; Amelia Rose violin; Alison Jenkins accordion; Russell Sholberg bass

9/ SPYGIRL (10 pm, $5-10) Spygirl delivers slow-burning pop songs from the world of wonder. Koralee Tonack vocals, guitar; Jane Gowan Fender Rhodes, trumpet; Jon Roper guitar; James Ong keyboards Al MacInnes bass; Eduardo Ottoni drums

plus AUSTER SISTERS Alt-country band plays songs of last dance and happenstance Belinda Bruce guitar, vocals; Jane Gowan accordion, vocals; Jon Wood lapsteel guitar

10/ WILD ELIO (8 pm, by donation) Influenced by folk, jazz, Mediterranean and other world beat elements, Wild Elio plays a variety of original compositions and covers in English and Italian creating a sound of romantic and mystical moods. Elio Rota accordion,vocals; Enrico Renz guitar, vocals; Steve Lazin percussion

12/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: RON SAMWORTH (9 pm, $5-10) Brecht, Brel and Co. No, not a law firm, some of the finest songwriters of the last 100 years… interpreted by some damn fine singers…Joshua Minsky sings chansons by the great Jacques Brel. Singers, Kevin House and Elizabeth Fischer do Brecht and others – maybe Tom Waits, Edith Piaf, Leonard Cohen, or maybe not. Bring your Gauloises…with Ron Samworth guitar; Paul Blaney bass

13/ GAMELAN ALLIGATOR JOY (9 pm, $5-10) Unique Vancouver percussion ensemble specializing in the performance of traditional & contemporary music, using the sonorous sounds of the Javanese Gamelan, comprised of many bronze metallophones, gongs, drums, strings, flutes & singing with Sutrisno Hartana & Anis (Java), Mark Parlett, Ben Rogalsky, Kemal Wahyu, Gary McFarlane, Tony Reif, Sam Salmon, Margaret Gallagher.

14/ DONATO/GELFAND/PLATO (10 pm, $10) Canadian jazz legend, bassist extraordinaire Michel Donato has performed with some of the greatest players in jazz from Bill Evans to Art Blakey to Carman McRae, is joined by fellow Montrealer, pianist James Gelfand & exquisite Vancouver vocalist Karin Plato for this special Rime engagement.

15/ THE DUO (10 pm, $5-10) From Los Angeles, a very special, 21st century nod to early jazz with Eric Sbar‘s gritty trombone/euphonium & Scott Farr‘s volatile guitar

plus QUESO BLANCO Vancouver’s answer to Los Cubanos Postizos, quirky take on Cuban & Latin music smothered generously with premium cheese with tasty chops from Noah Walker guitar; Michael Patterson bass; Michael Simpson drums

16/ BREJERA (10 pm, $5-10) Great instrumentalists playing mostly traditional, home-spun, heart-warming Brazilian music (forro, pagode, samba and samba/rock) using Brazilian instruments. Celia Enestrom vocals; Mario Silva guitar; Trevor Murray cavaco; Paul Bray percussion; Cassio Souza percussion

17/ ROGER DEAN YOUNG & THE TIN CUP (7 pm, by donation) Revered alt-roots outfit & friends playing beautifully sparse, quiet, poignant music. Roger Dean Young guitar, vocals; Chris Rippin guitar, piano; Shaun Brodie trumpet; Mark Beatty bass; Super Robertson electric bass; Chris Kelly drums

19/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: RON SAMWORTH (9 pm, $5-10) It Moves, It Grooves Songster Tarran the Tailor could wear Tom Waits’ pants, he could also sew them… plays banjo like Robert Johnson on Mandrax. Need I say more? “…a slow strange tango after a dusty sweaty barndance…” Dancers Jennifer Clarke and Katy Harris-Mcleod transform space through movement, Ron Samworth and trumpeter JP Carter create sound poetry… this could work!

20/ ION ZOO (9 pm, $5-10) Inspired by bebop, noise, baroque aria, blues & Weimar cabaret, this band creates an aural feast of haunting melodies. Stephen Bagnell reeds, percussion; Shanto Bhattacharya cello; Clyde Reed bass; Carol Sawyer voice

21/ FIXIN’ TO PLAY: A MUSICAL BENEFIT FOR GRANDVIEW ELEMENTARY AFTER SCHOOL MUSIC PROGRAM (8 pm, $10 donation) featuring Stephen Hedley Soaring, creative vocals and unique songwriting style, Hedley‘s memorable lyricism and vocals with a timeless and captivating groove.

plus Oh Kayla “The Oh Kayla brew is a soulful blend of roots and spoken word that is as warm as moonshine.” Joanna Chapman Smith and Melissa Bandura mandolins, violins, guitars, winds, voices.

22/ TONY WILSON SEXTET (10 pm, $5-10) One of Vancouver’s greatest working bands and best kept secrets, bursting with young talent, led by veteran guitarist Tony Wilson…a natural player, peaceful renegade, musically omnivorous troubadour with Jesse Zubot violin; Masa Anzai saxophones; J.P. Carter trumpet; Russell Sholberg bass; Skye Brooks drums

23/ PRIMAL ORBIT (10 pm, $5-10) High energy, outer-space power jazz from some of the city’s finest jazz & improvised music players with a hard-hitting sound that can range from barely audible and frenetic to sustained and sonorous, from straight-ahead to far from the beaten track … Brad Muirhead bass trombone, leader; Saul Berson alto sax; Dave Say tenor sax; J.P. Carter trumpet; Tony Wilson guitar; Paul Blaney bass; Stan Taylor drums

plus CELIA ENESTROM & MARIA SILVA Vocalist Celia Enestrom & guitarist Mario Silva cover a variety of different styles of Brazilian pop music including  works by great composers like Chico Buarque , Tom Jobim & Caetano Veloso

24/ FILM NIGHT: INDEPENDENT SHORTS plus EYE OF NEWT

INDEPENDENT SHORTS Curator: Şebnem Koyuncu (8 pm, $5-10)

1- "EASY ROLLIN" (17') By Hadas Levy and Marianne Bos A community of cycling enthusiasts' efforts to engage environmental and artistic ideals.  

2- “A GIRL NAMED KAI” (9′) By Kai Ling Xue An experimental journey through relationships, self-discovery, passion, secrets and dreams.

3- “In the Northwest Corner” (3’40”)    A 95 year old woman’s wounds have not yet healed and by knitting and giving to others she finds some comfort.

4- “O Peradaki Hayalet” (20′) By Huseyin Namik Yildirim Short horror film by Turkish director

plus EYE OF NEWT Improv troupe plays music to a screening of Coral Seas (part of The Blue Planet series) in surround sound with Viviane Houle voice; Stefan Smulovitz viola, laptop; Pepe Danza percussion

26/ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: RON SAMWORTH (9 pm, $5-10) Twang, Thwack… Guitar and dobro maestro Steve Dawson plays a solo set, half of the acclaimed duo Zubot and Dawson. Plus Dave Say saxophone, Dylan van der Schyff drums and Ron Samworth guitars are to a jazz trio what cubism is to landscape painting.

27/DARYL BENNETT & THE ART OF TIME (9 pm, $5-10) Power drummer, Powder Blues alumni Daryl Bennett‘s jazz & blues project full of young talent & energy with Pedro Moto guitar; Eli Bennett saxes; Yason Agustinus Fender Rhodes; Nimish Parekh bass

28/SOMETHING ABOUT REPTILES (9 pm, $5-10) Turkish pop & folk songs a la Marlena Dietrich by lusciously eccentric diva Burcu & her very able band

Global Discoveries Festival on The Drive:

presented by Caravan World Rhythms & Zula at Rime

April 29/ FLAMENCO HERESY (9:30 pm, $5-10) Unique blend of flamenco and Latin rhythms, complemented by dancing and singing talents of Oscar Nieto with guitarist Darryl Jahnke, percussionist Phil Belanger, flamenco guitarist Peter Mole

April 30/ RAYHAN (9:30 pm, $5-10) Turkish string player, Syrian instrumentalist & French percussionist meet to play gorgeous, intricate Mediterranean melodies. Erdal Kün saz/baglama; Emad Armoush ney, guitar, percussion, voice; Denis Franck frame drum & other percussion

May 1 / Global Discoveries Festival on The Drive: Festival Closing Party

with TAAL MAALA & BREJERA (8:30 pm, $5-10)Taal Maala: Electronic East Indian fusion group featuring electronicist and tabla player Keenan O’Connor and sitar player Matt Hollingshead

plus Brejera: An authentic high-energy Brazilian samba-fusion band that will keep you dancing in a carnival-like atmosphere. Celia Enestrom vocals; Mario Silva guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Cassio Souza surdo; Paul Bray pandeiro/percussion
Global Discoveries Festival LECTURE/DEMOS:

April 26/ (7-8 pm, by donation) Latin and African music and dance traditions, with Hector Navarro on the relationship between Latin music and its African roots.

April 27/ (7-8 pm, by donation) Persian Sufi and Folk music and poetry, with Amir Hagighi and members of the Honari family demystify this music’s deep history.
April 28 (7-8 pm, by donation) South Indian music and spirituality with members of Nada Brahma: led by Vidyasagar Vankayala.

May 1 (2-3pm, by donation) Zen and the Art of the Shakuhachi Flute, with Alvin Ramos.
To clarify our admision policy; Tuesday through Sunday we charge admission, usually $5-10 sliding-scale, unless noted otherwise, for some of the finest & most eclectic array of live music under one roof in the city. We have reasonably priced food & drink and no hidden charges. The money collected at the door goes directly to the performers. Cover is in effect just before showtime; which is usually at 9 pm on Tuesday to Thursday and at 10 pm on Friday and Saturdays, 8 pm on Sundays, unless noted otherwise.

support live music in your community!

2005.3 –> March 2005 at Rime


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Here’s the March Calendar, friends. Enjoy!

March 2005 at Rime PDF (click to download FDF document)

Cheers,
Cem Zafir

vedahille
Veda Hille

March 1/ VEDA HILLE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (9 pm, $10) Hille resides at Rime every Tuesday in March, with every show a different handful!
She’s a goddess. Her style is beautiful and fierce and incredibly eclectic: alternative rock with touches of jazz and folk-rock,& with occasional experimental pieces. (Neile)

Veda plays solo on the ol’ rime upright plus balloon artist Bro Gilbert and a puppet show by Tamara Unroe & Sharon Bayly!   www.vedahille.com

March 2/ ESQ (9 PM, $5-10) Local greats exploring free-jazz & more structured forms ranging from the subtle and eclectic to the very hard driving. With Kevin Elaschuk trumpet; Dave Say saxophones; Andre Lachance guitar; Paul Rushka bass and Stan Taylor drums

March 3/ SANGHA with EYVIND KANG (9 PM, $5-10) A melting pot of musical traditions (Arabic, Persian, Indian) forging a new path with Gord Grdina oud; Neelamjit Dhillon tabla; Hidayat Honari tar; Hamin Honari tombak & featuring brilliantly original violinist Eyvind Kang (John Zorn, Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz)  www.sanghamusic.com

March 4/ INHABITANTS (10 PM, $5-10) “From melodic to minimalist, from deep groove to all out noise; this quartet inhabit Vancouver’s music underground…” JP Carter trumpet; Dave Sikula guitar; Pete Schmitt electric bass; Skye Brooks drums

March 5/ RONNIE ARTUR & HIS ORKESTRIO (10 PM, $5-10) New bohemian beats, beat musings, amusing bits, bit of improv. Ronnie Artur bass, vocals; Andrew Burden trombone, tuba; Jordan Kawchuk sax; Charlie Hase steel guitar; Ed Goodine drums

March 6/ THE OCTOBER TRIO (6 pm, FREE) Young lions perform beautiful, driving jazz & will be recording their Rime concerts every Sunday this
month for an upcoming release. March 6, 13, 20,& 27 (all FREE) Evan Arntzen saxophones; Josh Cole bass; Dan Gaucher drums www.theoctobertrio.com
plus BRUCE FREEDMAN QUARTET (8 pm, FREE)  Creative fire music by veteran jazz unit with Bruce Freedman saxophones; Rod Murray trombone;

Clyde Reed bass; Stan Taylor drums

plus Film: Straight No Chaser (10 pm, FREE) One of the finest jazz documentaries ever made…a beautiful journey through the brilliant corners of Thelonious Monk’s mind.

March 8/ VEDA HILLE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (9 pm, $10) International Women’s Day: Boys Do Girls. A high concept evening, where guys play songs written by women! Come witness the genders working together, featuring p:ano, Bob’s Lounge, Kevin House, Rae Spoon, Sam Newton, and more!

March 9/ BRUNO HUBERT TRIO/QUARTET (9 PM, $5-10) Fresh, swinging, multi-layered & sublime modern jazz. Bruno Hubert piano; Sean Cronin bass; Sam Cartwright drums with Andre Lachance guitar

March 10/ RABNETT 5 (9 PM, $5-10) A jazz trained, nature influenced ensemble exploring freedom, creativity, groove, & communication. Rich Rabnett guitar; Kiyoshi Elkuf saxophones; Ian Cox keyboards; Mike Kennedy bass; Dan Gaucher drums www.rab5.com

March 11/ STRINGFEVER/CASABLANCA COWBOYS (10 PM, $5-10) East Van’s well-loved Gypsy-jazz/ New-Grass band playing life affirming music. Ron Thompson guitar; Stefan Thordarson violin; Doug Thordarson violin,viola; Brent Gubbles bass

March 12/ BRAZIL BRAZIL (10 PM, $5-10) Talented quartet of instrumentalists playing some beautifully home-spun, heart-warming Brazilian music, including choro, samba and a little jazz. Mario Silva acoustic guitar; Trevor Murray cavaquinho; Kathy Fitzpatrick flute; Paul Bray percussion

March 13/ THE OCTOBER TRIO (6 pm, FREE) www.theoctobertrio.com
plus CARSICK (8 pm, FREE) “Authentic being can only be achieved on weekends, and even then requires the borrowing of a car.” Woody Allen
JP Carter trumpet; Dave Sikula guitar

plus Film: The Conversation (10 pm, FREE) Francis Ford Coppola’s fascinating tale about snooping

March 15/ VEDA HILLE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (9 pm, $10) Idas of March…OK, just one Ida. Great Aunt Ida! …plus Veda and her band, and everybody’s pal Patsy Klein, from the Colorifics.

March 16/ FOND OF TIGERS (9 PM, $5-10) Eclectic post-rock band, angular, minimalist music by “maximalist” renegades. Stephen Lyons guitar; JP Carter trumpet; Shanto Battacharya bass; Skye Brooks drums; Dan Gaucher drums; Jesse Zubot violin

March 17/ GORD GRDINA’S BOXCUTTER QUARTET featuring François Houlé (9 PM, $5-10) Textural soundscapes, polyrhythmic grooves, soulful ballads with unexpected harmonic twists and turns. Gord Grdina guitar; François Houlé clarinet; Russell Sholberg bass; Kenton Loewen drums

March 18/ ELEVATORHEAD (10 PM, $5-10) Groove-based jazz & electronica from  ever-exploring quartet. Dave Sikula guitar, laptop; Jon Bentley saxophone, electronics; Scott Sanft keyboards; Bernie Arai drums, electronics

March 19/ PEPE DANZA & THE RHYTHM FOOLS (10 PM, $5-10) Unique, intense & tirelessly creative percussionist, composer, leader Danza’s organic rhythmic excursions with his friends playing percussion, string & wind instruments from Africa & Latin America www.pepe-music.com
March 20/ THE OCTOBER TRIO (6 pm, FREE) www.theoctobertrio.com
plus MARY KASTLE & RUSSELL SHOLBERG (8 pm, FREE) Eclectic mix of jazz, r&b standards & originals from intuitive duo of vocalist/pianist & bassist

plus Film: Dom za Vesanje (Time of the Gypsies) (10 pm, FREE) Emir Kusturica’s moving take on Rom Culture

March 22/ VEDA HILLE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (9 pm, $10) Veda & her band with special guest Peggy Lee and a set by the Buttless Chaps!

March 23/ CORBIN MURDOCH & THE NAUTICAL MILES (9 PM, $5-10) Songs of memory & distance, hovering between humour & melancholy with Corbin Murdoch vocals; Tim Tweedale dobro, pedal steel, tumpet; Tyson Naylor organ, accordion; Simon Rotheisler bass; Lucas Schuller drums www.corbinmurdoch.com

plus MOTHER Lush, interwoven vocal harmony, sentimental, tongue in cheek lyrics put to infectious pop melodies, novel chord progressions with Ryan Guldemond guitar; Molly Guldemond vocals; Debra-Jean Creelman vocals

March 24/ BELINDA BRUCE & TAWNY STARS CD RELEASE (9 PM, $5-10) City meets country, grit meets honey in Belinda’s moving and dreamy folk-pop. With rootsy undertones, soaring vocals, honest sentiments and twilight melodies, it’s like pulling a twinkling star from the sky and listening to it.
www.spygirlmusic.com/belinda.html

March 25 & 26/ TRIO KVH (10 PM, $10) Two smokin’ nights of improvised music from internationally revered trio of amazing players…NYC, Vancouver, Seattle triangle all the way! Wayne Horvitz keyboards, electronics; Briggan Krauss alto-sax; Dylan van der Schyff drums www.waynehorvitz.com www.briggankrauss.com

March 27/ THE OCTOBER TRIO and RIME PARTY (6 pm on, FREE)  A multi-media event to celebrate Rime & its friends. Fascinating video travelogues
& virtual tours of Turkey, a short video on the conception of our space, plus various friends will drop in to play music & cause havoc …

March 29/ VEDA HILLE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (9 pm, $10) We wind it up with Veda and her Northern pals: Kim Barlow and Ivan Coyote. Don’t miss it!

March 30/ PEGGY LEE BAND (9 PM, $5-10) A Vancouver tradition made up of some of the city’s finest jazz & improvised music players. Peggy Lee cello; Ron Samworth guitar; Brad Turner trumpet; Jeremy Berkman trombone; Andre Lachance bass; Dylan van der Schyff drums

March 31/ RAYHAN (9 PM, $5-10) Turkish string player, Syrian instrumentalist & French-Canadian percussionist meet to play gorgeous, intricate Mediterranean melodies. Erdal Kün saz/baglama; Emad Armoush ney, guitar, percussion, voice; Denis Franck frame drum & other percussion

ADMISSION: Sun: FREE, Tue: $10, Wed-Sat: $5-10 sliding scale (unless otherwise noted)

SHOWTIMES: Sun: 6, 8 & 10 pm, Tue-Thu: 9 pm, Fri-Sat: 10 pm

Rime is located at 1130 Commercial Drive (between William & Napier)

Tel. 604.215.1130

We’re open for lunch & dinner Tuesday through Sunday

Tuesday-Saturday: Noon – 1 am

Sunday: Noon-Midnight

We accept Visa, M/C & debit cards

Reservations for parties of 10 or more are possible & recommended

Check out our menu

UPCOMING SHOWS:

April Artist In Residence: Ron Samworth

June 5: Rashied Ali & Sonny Fortune Duo (early & late shows)

2005.2 –> February 2005 at Rime


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ZULA presents FEBRUARY 2005 EVENTS at RIME:

Feb2005PDF (click to download PDF with photos)

ZULA & RIME are pleased to present a virtual cornucopia of Vancouver’s finest talent through the month of February. Along with both established and emerging musicians, each month will feature an Artist in Residence on Tuesdays, as well as Film Nights on Sundays.

Come and enjoy Rime’s fine assortment of vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes reflecting our love for authentic Turkish, Middle Eastern and Mediterannean cuisines.

Kevin House
Kevin House

Feb. 1/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: KEVIN HOUSE (9 PM)

Every Tuesday in February, come hear this troubadour’s spooky, impressionistic fairy tales with ornate, burnished melodies, always with new friends…

Kevin House Revue with special guests BLIND GOD “vampire-delta-blues/hip-hop”

Feb. 2-3/ BRUCE FREEDMAN QUARTET (9 PM)

Creative fire music by veteran jazz unit with Bruce Freedman – saxophones; Rod Murray – trombone; Clyde Reed – bass; Stan Taylor – drums

Feb. 4/ GEOFF BERNER (10 PM)

Folk, punk & klezmer have never sounded so vital & fresh melded together, as evident in this amazing singer, accordionist, songwriter’s peculiar, wry, witty & original expressive style

Feb. 5/ ERDAL KÜN – EMAD ARMOUSH – DENIS FRANCK  (10 PM)

Turkish string player meets Syrian instrumentalist to play gorgeous, intricate Mediterranean melodies, joined by an exceptional Canadian percussionist. Erdal Kün – saz/baglama; Emad Armoush – ney, guitar, percussion, voice; Denis Franck – frame drum & other percussion

plus AMA LUNA  (9 PM)

Original “lullabies for the fragile” from singer/songwriter, guitarist with a passionate voice & unique delivery

Feb. 6/ FILM NIGHT:  -Coen Brothers Month-  MILLER’S CROSSING (9 PM)

Every Sunday night in February at 9 pm, we’ll be showing classic films from the deliciously twisted brains of Joel & Ethan Coen. Come dressed as a character from the movie & get a free appy! Various whiskey & aperitif specials!

Feb. 7/ CLOSED MONDAYS
Feb. 8/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: KEVIN HOUSE (9 PM)
KEVIN HOUSE REVUE with special guest: KEN BEATTIE – singer/writer of country noir band RADIOGRAM & RC JOSEPH of KINGSWAY

Feb. 9/ EVAN’S HIP-HOP & RIME NIGHT: IMAGINATION’S TREETRUNK (9 PM)
Imagination’s Treetrunk Label Showcase featuring up & coming, positively conscious, underground, Canadian hip-hop dripping with…you know…: Guha – beats; DJ Moves – turntablist; DJ Effect – turntablist; Kaboom – MC; Aspire – MC; Azreal – MC; Chadio – MC; Illiterate – MC; Shay – MC; Cee!!! – MC; Catch 23 – MC

Feb. 10/ ADAMA (9 PM)

Multi-talented quartet exploring the boundaries of classical, contemporary jazz and world music, composition and improvisation with Itamar Erez – guitar, piano; Tony Nickles – oboe, English-horn; Laurence Mollerup – bass; Stefan Cihelka – tabla & percussion

Feb. 11/ DARKBLUEWORLD (10 PM)

Original, relevant, culturally engaged & emotionally, intellectually uncompromising songs by former ANIMAL SLAVE & her musically-gifted friends with Elizabeth Fisher – vocals; Ron Samworth – guitar; Steven Nikleva – guitar; JP Carter – trumpet; Pete Schmitt – bass; Skye Brooks – drums

Feb. 12/ WYCKHAM PORTEOUS (10 PM)

Revered singer/songwriter & recording artist with a tasty country bent. Wyckham Porteous – vocals, guitar; Steven Drake – strings, vocals; Rob Becker – bass

Feb. 12/ GALITCHA (3 PM)

When traditional Indian rhythms meet popular Western instruments,an irresistible new sound is born. GALITCHA invites audiences to experience a host of musical sensations – from love songs to lively dance tunes. Alternating between French and English, the performers explain the meaning of songs sung in the Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi languages. Kuljit Sodhi – vocals, percussion; Stefan Cihelka – tabla, percussion; Linsey Wellman – flute, soprano & alto sax, vocals; Chris MacLean – vocals, harmonium, guitar, dulcimer & ik tara

Saturday 12th: 3 pm and Sunday 13th: 7 pm

Feb. 13/GALITCHA  (7 pm) ($10)

Music with a strong North Indian footprint overlaid with influences from western folk, jazz and instrumentation from around the world with Kuljit Sodhi – vocals, percussion; Stefan Cihelka – tabla, percussion; Linsey Wellman – flute, soprano & alto sax, vocals; Chris MacLean – vocals, harmonium, guitar, dulcimer & ik tara
Feb. 13/ FILM NIGHT: -Coen Brothers Month-  BARTON FINK (9 PM)
Come dressed as a character from the movie & get a free appy! Various bourbons & Southern spirits on special!

Feb. 14/Open for VALENTINE’S DAY:  KATE HAMMETT-VAUGHAN & RON SAMWORTH “HAUNTED HEARTS: Songs For Disenchanted Lovers” (9 PM)

A Valentine without the sugar coating; songs and texts of love and loss, soundscapes and musings on affairs of the heart by well-loved vocalist
& guitarist

Feb. 15/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: KEVIN HOUSE (9 PM)
KEVIN HOUSE REVUE with special guests: LYNN KELLMAN and DALE DARLINGTON

Feb. 16/ GREAT AUNT IDA (9 PM)

Great songs by a great band … with fond memories of the *great* Sugar Refinery with Ida Nilsen – piano & vocals; JP Carter – trumpet; Annie Wilkinson – bass; Barry Mirochnick – drums

Feb. 17/ IVAN COYOTE & ANNA CAMILLERI (9 PM)

Fresh, original spoken word & performance art from two wildly talented artists

Feb. 18/ MAQAM (10 PM)

Authentic sounds & textures of Arabic music from a modern improvisational perspective with Gord Grdina – oud; Jesse Zubot – violin; Jeremy Holmes – bass & Liam MacDonald – drums

Feb. 19/ FRANÇOIS HOULE’S EPOS & PROPHECIES (10 PM)

Clarinettist’s big beat electronic explosion summit with François Houle – clarinet; Jesse Zubot – violin; Giorgio Magnanensi – electronics

Feb. 20/ FILM NIGHT:  -Coen Brothers Month-  RAISING ARIZONA (9 PM)
Come dressed as a character from the movie & get a free appy! Buds on special!

Feb. 21/ CLOSED MONDAYS

Feb. 22/ ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: KEVIN HOUSE (9 PM)
KEVIN HOUSE REVUE with special guests: poet ALEXANDER OLIVER and THE WOODWARDS

Feb. 23/ VIVIANE HOULE / JP CARTER / ANDRE LACHANCE / ANDREW GREENWALD (9 PM)

Sublime, spontaneous songs combust with audacious improvisation by local greats & NYC drummer with Viviane Houle – voice; JP Carter – trumpet; Andre LaChance – bass and Andrew Greenwald – drums

Feb. 24/ STEFAN SMULOVITZ / PEGGY LEE / ANDREW GREENWALD  (9 PM)
Dazzling improv trio featuring local greats & one of NYC’s rising star drummers with Stefan Smulovitz – viola, laptop; Peggy Lee – cello; Andrew Greenwald – drums

Feb. 25/ PUSH3 (10 PM)

Evocative, innovative blend of pop, world, folk and soundscapes with Kathryn Sutherland – guitar, vocals; Melanie Sereda – cello; Albert Klassen – bass

Feb. 26/ SOMETHING ABOUT REPTILES (10 PM)

Turkish pop & folk songs a la Marlena Dietrich by lusciously eccentric diva Burcu & her trusty band with Burcu Özdemir – vocals; Alison Jenkins – clarinet, accordion; Clayton Murray – guitar; Russell Sholberg – bass; Amrit Bafi – darbuka

Feb. 27/ FILM NIGHT:  -Coen Brothers Month-  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (9 PM)
Come dressed as a character from the movie & get a free appy! White Russians on special!

Feb. 28/ CLOSED MONDAYS
RIME IS OPEN TUESDAY – SATURDAY: NOONISH to 1 AM
SUNDAY: NOONISH to MIDNIGHT
OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER
$5-10 COVER (SLIDING SCALE)FOR MOST EVENTS
SHOWTIME: SUNDAY-THURSDAY 9 PM; FRIDAY-SATURDAY 10 PM
(Unless otherwise noted)

Come check out this great room!

Cheers,
Cem Zafir

2005.1 –> January 2005 at Rime

Hello friends,

Great news for Vancouver music fans! Zula is back in action!

Opening Week Celebration at Rime

Dennis Gonzalez Yells At Eels joined by Mark Taylor, Paul Plimley & Peggy Lee

December 26 & 27, 9 pm

Rime (1130 Commercial Drive)

Tix$12/10 at the door

Zula Productions presents Texas composer, jazz trumpet icon, improviser Dennis Gonzalez, who will play original music written specifically for this event with sons Aaron on basses & Stefan on drums, with New York French hornist Mark Taylor plus local greats, pianist Paul Plimley (Sunday, Dec. 26) & cellist Peggy Lee (Monday, Dec.27).

Mark Taylor with eye of newt perform live to a screening of “The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb” and more

December 29, 9 pm

Rime (1130 Commercial Drive)

Tix$12/10 at the door

Zula Productions presents from New York City, jazzman, French hornist, composer, improviser Mark Taylor (of Henry Threadgill’s Very Very Circus fame) with Vancouver’s eye of newt which includes Stefan Smulovitz (viola, laptop), Brad Turner (trumpet), Viviane Houle (voice), Pepe Danza (percussion, shakuhachi), perform live to a special screening of “The Secret Adventures Of Tom Thumb” & a second set of original music.

New Year’s Eve Party At Rime (any excuse to hear 4 great bands in one night!)

December 31, 10 pm to 4 am

Rime (1130 Commercial Drive)

Tix $25/20 at the door

Zula Productions presents New Year’s Eve sonic marathon extravaganza with singer-songwriter Kevin House, eccentric Turkish pop band Something About Reptiles, all-star avant-jazz band Tony Wilson Quintet with New York City French hornist Mark Taylor, and Wilson/Taylor Duo.

For more information, please call Rime at 604.215.1130

By Boxing Day, December 26, 2004, a new performance space & licensed restaurant, will open its doors to Vancouverites. Located in the heart of East Vancouver’s beloved Commercial Drive neighbourhood (1130 Commercial Dr., next to Tio Pepe’s), Rime will fill a niche in Vancouver, as a relaxed & intimate community gathering place, neighbourhood hang, fully licensed, authentic Eurasian eatery (classic Turkish & fusion food) and superb music room, with a focus on strengthening & nurturing the local music scene, as well as showcasing vital music from across the globe. Cream of the Vancouver music community, along with visiting players of all stripes will have a venue, on which both musicians & audiences can rely for regular presentation of quality music by Zula Productions along with great food by our chef & main man, Emir Polat, and drinks & music by yours truly, all at reasonable prices.

We at Rime take great pride in what we have created, a one-of-a-kind performance space & eatery in Vancouver and hope you dig & support our vision. We look forward to having you as our guests & to spoil you with world famous Turkish hospitality, food & international music of high caliber. More details on the Rime site (www.rime.ca), which will be up & running soon, and the Zula site (www.zula.ca), which will be updated beyond posters soon. As soon as we get all our ducks in a row and , we will have calendars on both sites, which will outline in detail all the activities which we would eventually want to include, based on the audience response, five nights of music, a film night & a special projects night  with poetry & literary readings, burlesque, workshops & more…

Hope to see you all soon… Support live music in your community!!!

Your faithful bartender & neighbourhood music presenter,

Cem Zafir

Hello friends,

We had a fantastic opening week with some very lovely performances. A big thank you to all the performers & those in attendance!

Here’s a partial January line-up:

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Friday, January 7, 10:30 pm

Aeroplane Trio (formerly JP Carter Trio)

JP Carter – trumpet

Russell Sholberg – bass

Skye Brooks – drums

Tight, home-grown, vital, fresh avant-jazz & improv

$5

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Friday, January 14 & Saturday, January 15, 10 pm

Veda Hille

Local singer-songwriter, pianist performs two nights of solo music at her neighbourhood hang.

$12/10 (students & seniors)

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Friday, January 21, 10 pm

FourHead

Brad Muirhead – bass trombone

Jared Burrows – guitar & accordion

Russell Sholberg – bass

Skye Brooks – drums

Vancouver jazz greats in tasty new inside-out avant-jazz unit

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Saturday, January 22, 10 pm

Ronnie Artur & His Orkestrio

New bohemian beats, beat musings, amusing bits, bit of improv

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Sunday, January 23, 9pm

The October Trio
Evan Arntzen -saxophones
Josh Cole – bass
Dan Gaucher – drums

Young & able jazz trio warms up this chilly January night

cover by donation ($5 suggested)

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Friday, January 28, 10 pm

Cameron Dilworth & His Band plus Leah Abramson Solo

Talented Copperspine recording artists deserving wider recognition

$5-10 (sliding scale) cover

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Saturday, January 29, 10 pm (Trio) &

Sunday January 30 , 3 pm (Kün/Armoush Duo)

Erdal Kün – saz/baglama
Emad Armoush – ney, guitar, percussion, voice
Denis Franck – frame drum & other percussion

Turkish string player meets Syrian instrumentalist to play gorgeous, intricate Middle-Eastern melodies

Saturday night : $5-10 (sliding scale) cover

Sunday afternoon: cover by donation ($5 suggested)

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Sunday, January 30, 7 pm

Roger Dean Young & The Tin Cup

(Acoustic & Electric Sets)

with VERY special guests

Revered alt-roots outfit & Copperspine folk throw “Yearender” bash

free admission

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Wishing you all a joyous 2005!

Cheers,
Cem Zafir


2004 Posters (Other)

Latif Bolat BC Tour -- March 2004
Latif Bolat BC Tour -- March 2004
Kevin House & His Band plus Great Aunt Ida -- 4.15.04 -- ANZA Club
Kevin House & His Band plus Great Aunt Ida -- 4.15.04 -- ANZA Club

Horvitz/Lee/Samworth plus Erik Friedlander -- 6.5.04 -- Vancouver East Cultural Centre
Horvitz/Lee/Samworth plus Erik Friedlander -- 6.5.04 -- Vancouver East Cultural Centre

Jewels & Binoculars (Moore/Horner/Vatcher) -- 6.21.04 -- Western Front
Jewels & Binoculars (Moore/Horner/Vatcher) -- 6.21.04 -- Western Front

Yells At Eels plus Peggy Lee & Paul Plimley -- 12.26-27.04 -- Rime
Yells At Eels w/ Mark Taylor + Peggy Lee & Paul Plimley -- 12.26-27.04 -- Rime

    Mark Taylor & Eye of Newt -- 12.29.04 -- Rime
Mark Taylor & Eye of Newt -- 12.29.04 -- Rime

New Year's Eve 2004/5 -- Rime
New Year's Eve 2004/5 -- Rime