2014 WESTERN CANADIAN TOUR

 

CALGARY ALTA
Calgary Folk Music Festival 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Twilight Stage 4

Gates open at 4:30pm

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VICTORIA  BC

Upstairs Cabaret (formerly Harpo’s)

Friday, September 5, 2014

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VANCOUVER BC

Commodore Ballroom

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Doors 8:00 pm / Show 9:30 pm

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More dates TBA

 

 

 

SITE DESIGN: MR BURDHAUZ  -  ARTWORK: DAVID CRAN  -  PHOTOGRAPHY:  KENNETH LOCKE

(weewerk) has released a new Art Bergmann track called “Drones Of Democracy” from his forthcoming SONGS FOR THE UNDERCLASS ep album.

 

Art Bergmann has this to say about his new songs,

 

“Dear Writers, Master Leonard Cohen wisely steers clear of sloganeering at all costs. I hated to go against his sage advice, but desperate times call for desperate songs.

 I just want to put a pinprick in the great facade of consumer capitalism and let the air out of it where I can. Sustainable growth, an oxymoron. The Conservative party, conserving nothing. The targets are endless, aren’t they?

 

  Before you think this is a dreary litany of protest songs, think again. These songs are puzzles with obscure political, historical and of course, economic references.

Pick a line and use it in your daily slog.”

 

 

Longtime collaborator Chris Wardman (Blue Peter) was enlisted to mix the song and comments, “Mixing Drones of Democracy was a great pleasure. I love hearing Art’s addictive voice drip out of the speakers once again and I had a blast adding dusty theremin and various guitar noises to the cacophony.”

 

You can listen to the stream of Drones Of Democracy here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/weewerk/drones-of-democracy-by-art-bergmann

 

A Victoria show has also been announced - September 5th at the Upstairs Cabaret (formerly Harpo’s) -  by promoter Rouge Planet and folks will be able to purchase tickets later today.

 

SONGS FOR THE UNDERCLASS – track listing:

 

Company Store

 

The hypo critic oath. In the early version of this song, “we sold our souls to the company store”. In an updated take I inject some current events to illustrate the chorus, “we are now all whores at the company store”.

 

Drones of Democracy

 

The making of a sleeper cell. Drones manufactured in the heart of America. How to explain the use of advanced weapons, cluster-bombs, made to shred tanks. Weapons used on innocents, man, woman, and child alike. If you think Neil Young wrote this, well yeah, I wanted my own Cortez.

 

Cold Appraising Eye

 

What can you say about people who manipulate the market to such an extreme that people end up starving as a result. That’s murder, folks.

 

Ballad of the Crooked Man

 

Ruminations on ‘what is to be done’, suggestions and advice from revolutionary stars of the past; Lenin, the Anarchists of Catalonia and Robespierre, "the incorruptible" leader of the French Revolution.

 

Complete Tour Dates:

 

07/25-27 Calgary AB - Calgary Folk Music Festival

09/05 Victoria BC - Upstairs Cabaret (formerly Harpo’s)

09/06 Vancouver BC - Commodore Ballroom w/ the Courtneys

 

More dates forthcoming.