Month: January 2013

February Features

Hey all!  I have 3 upcoming features in February.  First up I am making a cameo at the February 7th Livewords (7:30 pm till 11 at The Black Swan).  I am representing for The Beautiful and The Damned.  Then on February 14th (7-9:30), I am hosting the Femme Fatale edition of the Beautiful and The Damned at Glad Day Books, but if that wasn’t exciting enough, I will be featuring at the Handshake Gallery on February 27th (7:30 pm, 189 Mutual St)!

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The weather relented enough for me to get out to Nik Beat’s Howl show at Q Space Sunday night. I’ve been looking forward to to checking this new space out since it opened last year. A great space for spoken-word & unplugged music. A simple kitchen set up offers various teas, coffee, juices, assorted alcohol libations; snacks – salads, sandwiches, desserts. Lots of outlets to plug in a laptop. Comfortable seating and an excellent sound system.

Nik hosted a typically eclectic line-up that opened with Tim Masterson – who read a chapter for him novel ‘Far From Kind and Pretty,’ as well as an ‘essay’ – both were filled with allusions to 70’s/80’s TV shows, pop music, clowns, bunnies as his character dealt with mother issues; ‘none of the pens work in Mom’s House.’ He was followed by Lizzie Violet, whose mother feared Lizzie would grow up to…

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MARCH 4-8, 2013 is International Women’s Week, and LMG Productions celebrates by presenting Wonder Women VI: WonderFest, a weeklong series of workshops and concerts to spread empowerment through art.  This International Women’s Week edition of Wonder Women will be the largest Wonder Women event yet. With fourfree workshops and two concerts involving approximately 50 wonder women and super men of varied media, WonderFest is certain to make a positive artistic impact on the community.

At LMG Productions we truly believe that we are in this together, and we would be honoured if you would join us in our passion towards encouraging and empowering individuals through art.

Introducing our new blogsite:

www.WonderWomenWorld.tumblr.com/

 WONDERFEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday March 4, 2013
Workshop: Business Planning for Artists; Heather Hill
7:00pm at The Central, 603 Markham Street
FREE

 Tuesday March 5, 2013
Workshop: Playing With Music; Collaboration/Jam/Open Mic
7:00pm at The Central, 603 Markham…

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life with more cowbell

As promised, here’s the interview with Christian D and the Hangovers frontman Christian DeArmond. I first met Christian in the Twitterverse – then eventually in person while he and the band were playing a gig at The Cadillac Lounge. Performing with powerhouse vocals and driving guitar riffs, Christian D has a charismatic, compelling and – I won’t lie to ya – sexy stage presence. Recently, I fired over a bunch of questions over email – and here’s what he had to say:

LWMC: Hey, Christian – thanks for coming onboard to do this interview for cowbell. If it’s okay with you, I’d like to take it from the angle of folks who may not be all that familiar with you and your music.

CD: Perfect, since most people aren’t familiar with me at all…

LWMC: Your music has been described as rockabilly, cow punk and “psychobilly.” How would you…

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Cytopoetics Events

It’s pretty obvious to me that people are now fully in the swing of the new year. Even as the weather remains unpredictable and decidedly un-typical-winter-like, the temperature has been gradually building in the spoken word and poetry slam community of the Greater Toronto Area. It all comes to a head this weekend in an explosion of poetry events rarely seen around these parts in a 72-hour period. But before that happens there are a plethora of quality performances and open mic opportunities for you to sink your teeth into this week. Here’s what’s on the radar over the upcoming seven days:

Monday

The crew at R.I.S.E. Poetry host their weekly open mic event at Tropicana Community Services (670 Progress Ave. near McCowan) from 6:30-9:30pm. All poets, singers and MCs looking for someplace to share work need look no further! Admission is $3 at the door.

Meanwhile in south…

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