I am very excited to be producing an event for the fifth annual Accordion Noir Festival, Sept 13-16th, 2012! It is called “The Big Squeeze” and it will be on Thursday, Sept 13th, the opening night of the Festival.
It is a film noir influenced night of Accordion madness featuring deadly pairings of top accordion players with outstanding artists from other ‘misfit’ artistic disciplines in a venue shadowy and notorious enough to make you wanna double cross your own cousin ~the recently renovated Cobalt!
Confirmed are headliner Guro von Germeten, alt-indy accordion siren from Norway and host local klezmer punk legend Geoff Berner.
The other performers are TBA as of yet, but rest assured this event will raise the bar forever on what is possible in the world of transgressive accordion art. A burlesque ballerina paired with the Norwegian chanteuse? A spoken word icon with a power rock accordionist? Hmmmm this could get messy!