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Dirty Poles #005 – Celestial City

September 7, 2010

We here at Team Gunshy are proud to announce a series of shows we’ve organised with our friends at Gallery Connexion.

Sometimes Fredericton feels like a cultural wasteland of torpid suburbia, shitty transit service, bands in bars all sounding the same, corporate media interests masquerading as an alternative voice, and plenty of small-town conservatism. But, this sleepy university town has an often-overlooked history of underground art, and we’re doing our part to continue that history with The Celestial City Art and Culture Festival.

We’ve got an exclusive documentary screening, a local cassette release party, sweet punk rock sounds from Moncton, noisy pals making the journey from Saint John and Halifax, and new visual art courtesy of Yo Rodeo, who are on tour from St John’s to Toronto. All the events are happening at Gallery Connexion – 440 York Street – and everything is open to people of all ages, with a cash bar for folks with ID.

We’re excited, and we hope to see you out! Check out the full schedule of events after the jump, and for more information: twitter.com/celestialfred -or- celestialcityfest(at)gmail(dot)com


Wednesday, September 15th – Film Screening: No Fun City (RSVP)

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, No Fun City is an independent documentary about the intersection of art, poverty, politics, and the law in Vancouver’s downtown east side. It includes appearances from DOA, Skinny Puppy, Shearing Pinx, Japandroids, SNFU, Sex Negatives, and lots of other worthwhile Vancouver bands. This screening is part of the film’s Canadian tour, which will be followed by overseas screenings later in the fall.

Doors at 7pm, film at 8pm, reception to follow.


Thursday, September 16thHamburger Tapes Release Party (RSVP)
Adam Mowery and the Giants of Industry
Duke Haiku
Physics For Poets

Doors at 7pm, bands at 8pm

Hamburger Tapes is a 100% independent cassette-only label based here in Fredericton. Their second release is a split tape with Adam Mowery and the Giants of Industry from Saint John, and 30 Year Hex of Halifax. We think that’s pretty boss, so we’re throwing them a party.


Friday, September 17th (RSVP)
The Strawmen
The Kamalas
DJ Eric Neurotic (of Fear of Lipstick)

Doors at 7pm, bands at 8pm

Raw, raucous sounds courtesy of some of Moncton’s finest, for one night only in Fredericton!


Saturday, September 18th (RSVP)
Bad Vibrations
Hospital Grade
Union of the Snake

Doors at 7pm, bands at 8pm

Two rad new Halifax groups, and a Saint John favourite, together on one great bill.

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