Photos by Faber Neifer and Jon Vincent
Mid-September 2013 brought another edition of the exciting Accordion Noir Festival to Vancouver.
The first without Geoff Berner (read Jack Garton’s short chat with Berner), Barbara Adler and Jack Garton organized a series of evening events at The Russian Hall, including the Accordion Dance Party and Rebel Bellows.
Friday’s Dance Party featured The Legion of Flying Monkeys, “notorious in Vancouver for creating party music that transforms viewers into participants.”
The Legion of Flying Monkeys @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
and Barbara Adler with Fang, featuring The Company B Singers, during which “a country tune about marauding bears is transformed into a disco-punk anthem of female sexuality.”
Fang feat. The Company B Singers @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
Saturday’s evening started with The Accordion Harvest Dinner, followed by Rebel Bellows, introducing of new band Jack of Hearts.
Jack of Hearts @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
continued with Renee De La Prade, San Francisco’s Accordion Goddess.
Renee De La Prade @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
Tristan Risk, goddess of the lowbrow.
Tristan Risk @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
and concluded with a raucous show by Something About Reptiles, playing songs in Turkish and English with punk attitude.
Something About Reptiles @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
Katheryn Petersen and Noah Walker @ Accordion Noir Fest, Russian Hall
Check out our full Accordion Noir Festival photo gallery here.
Thank you Barbara for inviting us to cover Accordion Noir – both our photographers LOVED the festival, and we heard nothing but roaring approval from everyone who attended the events.
by Faber Neifer
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