Saturday 13 February: Jerome Godboo

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Saturday 13 February: JEROME GODBOO
Doors 8pm

Toronto singer and harmonica player Jerome Godboo is always improving himself, as a musician, a man and a communicator. An accomplished and exceptional bluesman, his bending harp skills have been sought by everyone from Ronnie Hawkins to the late Jeff Healey and he continues to mesmerize all who witness him onstage including the judges at the International blues Challenge 2014 held in Memphis where Jerome took home the Lee Oskar best harmonica Player award.

The one-time local legend of explosive 90s rock band the Phantoms, Jerome has released 14 albums in his 25-plus year career, 11 of which are solo, including the brand new Sanctuary City with drummer Gary Craig and Spin Doctors guitarist Eric Schenkman.

 

Jan 28 – Feb 6: Nags Players Present: Alice In Wonderland

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Jan 28 – Feb 6: NAGS PLAYERS PRESENT: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Adapted by Lina Minniti & Ginty Burns
Thurs, Fri & Sat: 7pm
Saturday matinees 1pm
Tickets at the door and at nagsplayers.com

A traditional English pantomime revived from a 1983 NAGs script. Fun for the whole family! Come and support Alice as she grows and shrinks her way through Wonderland to find her Knave Charming in spite of the Cheshire Cat’s evil machinations and the madness of the Hatter, and always with the threat of losing her head. In this family-friendly show, we promise our usual stunning low-budget special effects, as well as plenty of bad jokes and opportunities to shout “Behind you!” or “Don’t sing!”

Tuesday 26 January: Australia Day Karaoke Party

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This coming Tuesday ~ January 26 ~ join us at the Tranzac
as we hit the turps to celebrate the Land Down Under in song,
snack, and lotsa laughs. Best Karaoke performance wins
A PAIR OF BLUNDSTONES
from the Australian Boot Company !!!
Other prizes and surprises await…
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Wednesday 20 January: This Is Awesome! Presents: Pet Sounds

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Wednesday 20 January: THIS IS AWESOME PRESENTS: PET SOUNDS
7pm, FREE/pwyc

Christine Bougie / This Is Awesome presents their annual Tranzac performance of the legendary Beach Boys album in full.  It’s a short album, so don’t be late!

Christine Bougie – guitar, lap steel
Dafydd Hughes – wurlitzer
Julia Hambleton – clarinet
Andrew Downing – cello

Set 1:
Wouldn’t It Be Nice
You Still Believe in Me
That’s Not Me
Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
I’m Waiting for The Day
Let’s Go Away for Awhile
Sloop John B

Set 2:
God Only Knows
I Know There’s an Answer
Here Today
I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times
Pet Sounds
Caroline, No

Sunday 17 January: Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

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Sunday 17 January: GROWNUPS READ THINGS THEY WROTE AS KIDS
2 shows! 3pm & 7:30pm
(Sold Out)

Since 2007, brave adults across Canada have shared their own weird and wonderful childhood and teenage writing at Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, a live, onstage storytelling event.

The show’s primary goal is to entertain. But beyond that, the aim is to invite everyone — readers, live audience members, and radio/podcast listeners — to reflect on their own lives, to connect with who they used to be, and to draw a line that connects the past and the present.

Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. They’re compelling stories, at once deeply personal, yet surprisingly universal.

Saturday 23 January: Geoff Berner + Orkestar Kriminal Double Vinyl Release

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Saturday 23 January: GEOFF BERNER + ORKESTAR KRIMINAL DOUBLE VINYL RELEASE
Doors 8pm.  $12 advance, $15 door.
Advance tickets available here.

Singer/songwriter/accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner’s music combines klezmer, punk, political satire, and Balkan dance rhythms. He writes sharp, literate songs that make you want to weep, laugh, grind your teeth, or kick out a window – often all at the same time. A lot of famous people have covered his compositions. Look it up.

We Are Going To Bremen To Be Musicians” is his first original album in four years. He says that it’s “meant to be powerful cheering-up medicine that you don’t have to turn your brain off for.”

You don’t already have a record like this in your collection. Look for it at independent record stores everywhere, online, or check out the show live at the Tranzac on 23 January!

Check out more at geoffberner.com