Geoff Berner + Orkestar Kriminal @ Tranzac Club

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 23rd
GEOFF BERNER + ORKESTAR KRIMINAL
@ TRANZAC CLUB (292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto)
TICKETS $12 + charges IN ADVANCE / $15 AT THE DOOR
DOORS: 8PM

GEOFF BERNER

“The Avenging Angel of klezmer”
— Canada’s Globe and Mail

“Geoff Berner might be klezmer’s saviour.”
— NOW Magazine

“Goddamn Perfect”
— Amsterdam Weekly

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. Berner has built a serious cult following throughout North America and Europe by touring relentlessly through thousands of bars, cafés and festivals. With his weirdly compelling stage presence, he has a strange ability to create fun chaos. 
http://geoffberner.com/ 

ORKESTAR KRIMINAL

"There’s no other band quite like Orkestar Kriminal." - Cult Montreal

"a little Yiddish, a little gypsy, a little bit criminal, and a lot crazy" - Montreal Rampage

"Yes. It’s the Original Gangsta." - Mark Lepage, The Gazette

"Ganovim-loshn" ("thieves' language") was the Yiddish sung in the inter-war underworld of Warsaw, Odessa and Istanbul. These are no ordinary folk songs. There is much violence, and lament to them... the extremes of the jewish wise-guy. Along with their Yiddish gangster repertoire, Orkestar Kriminal has absorbed the Rebetika Mortika hash den anthems of the 1930s Greek underground. They can also be found performing Mexican tequila-smuggling songs, Russian prisoner laments, and Cambodian disco. So long as the tune is catchy and a little shady, they'll give it their best shot!
http://orkestarkriminal.com/
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