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Announcing the Fourth Annual Accordion Noir Festival, Sept 23-25, in Vancouver, BC, Canada!

September 20, 2011

Fourth Annual Accordion Noir Festival

Sept 23-25, in Vancouver, BC, Canada!

Accordion Noir Festival poster: woman with a seagull standing on her accordion.

Main stage: this Friday, September 23rd. 

Click to listen to our fab radio announcement

Look, the Geogia Straight wrote a nice article about us.


Check out the Mainstage – Starts at 8:00 at

the Waldorf Hotel (1489 E. Hastings):

The five guys in Maria in the Shower lookin' all rustic in front of an old barn or something

Maria in the Shower


Geoff Berner and Diona Davies


Fang, (with our friend and Georgia Straight press magnet, Barbara Adler)

 Fang, “accordion shout rock” with Georgia Straight press magnet Barbara Adler!


That's a big band, with Sousaphone and accordion.


and you!

also appearing:

Magic by Dr. T,

shadow puppets by Mind of a Snail,

DJ sets by Taal Mala and Tarran the Tailor,

Burlesque performances by Loulou D’Vil and Little Miss Risk

AND an 8 pm screening of the crazy accordion film,

Black Cat,White Cat

All for $10.  Can you believe it?  At the Waldorf (1489 E. Hastings).

I believe this will be monstrous, get there early.  Don’t harass the neighbours if you can’t get in.


Then Sat Sept 24th:

poster of boxing ring and cartoon instrument opponents.

The Accordion vs. Ukulele grudge match,

Adjudicated by Barbara Adler,

Early show, so be there ready to rumble! from 8-10 pm sharp!

at the Little Mountain Gallery

195 E. 26th Ave


Finally, Sun Sept 25th 9-11 pm:

Um, it's Howard the Duck playing an accordion

Shutting down the festival with

The Creaking Planks (my radio co-host Rowan’s “Jug Band of the Damned”)

and, all the way from San Francisco, California,

Duckmandu, the one-man Dead Kennedy’s accordion tribute band!

at Cafe Deux Soleils

2096  Commercial Drive


Go to for more information.

Thank you for supporting Co-op Radio, and Accordion Noir!


If you’re wondering, here’s the tunes I swiped to make the radio promo at the top there:

* Artist – Song – Album (year) – Where are they from? – Contact info if we’ve got it.
* Geoff Berner – Rabbi Berner Finally Reveals His True Religious Agenda – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Geoff Berner – Wealthy Poet – Victory Party (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –
* Duckmandu (Aaron Seeman) – Holiday in Cambodia – Fresh Duck for Rotting Accordionists (2005) – San Francisco, California, USA –
* Maria in the Shower – Papa’s Song – The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Visit
* Fang – Walking – Diskopatska (2011) – Vancouver, BC, Canada –

Happy spring-time, and please, support Accordion Noir and Co-op Radio (without whom there wouldn’t be an Accordion Noir), by becoming a member. Go to or and donate online. We really especially supporters who’ve become “sustaining” donors by arranging to donate a little bit every month. Those add up to a lot of support over the year. We love that most of all.

When you’re able to donate, please do add a comment that, “Accordion Noir sent me!” Then we know who loves squeezing.

Thanks much,

Bruce and Rowan


Get all your Vancouver Area accordion information at:

Vancouver Squeezebox Circle meets the first Thursday of every month at Spartacus Books, 684 E. Hastings. 8-10 PM.


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We love our supporters, and our supporters’ supporters – even our detractors love our supporters.

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