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Event Archive - Monica Lee Band, Geoff Berner, with special guests

Thu. September 6th 2018 - Thu. September 6th 2018 The Anza Club Vancouver BC (No Minors)
8 doors at 7
Sliding scale $5-20 at the door only.
COPE with Music

Folk-swing-soulsters the Monica Lee Band and dank troubadour Geoff Berner in an East Van music showcase at historic Anza Club in a benefit for COPE.

In 2017, housing activity Jean Swanson started a political revolution with calls for a rent freeze and a mansion tax. The insurgency continues in 2018 with a team united under the COPE banner to Win the City We Need.

What could be better than a political revolution? Thirty three and a third revolutions per minute, with musicians united in a benefit for COPE and East Van soul. Sliding scale, accessible venue.

The Monica Lee Band includes Lee’s acoustic piano, Jesse Waldman’s eclectic guitar, and "carefully measured drums from Marc L’Espérance" (The Georgia Straight).

"A staple of East Van’s music community, Monica Lee Band is like a good bottle of red — just don’t drop it before you get a taste." -

Dank troubadour and "Vancouver bad boy" Geoff Berner keeps it light enough to travel with a special set of satiric accordion-driven tunes that take on Canadian icons, politics, colonialism and condos.

“Cherish him, cherish him, for there really is no one like him. Fantastic.” — Billy Bragg

Plus special guests

WHAT: COPE With Music: Swing-jazz-soul and radical accordion activist at east van's Anza Club
WHEN: Thursday September 6. Doors open: 7 pm, starts 8 pm
WHERE: Anza Club 3 West 8th Avenue at Ontario Street (map)
COVER: sliding scale $5.00-$20.00 at the door
Donations to the COPE campaign are greatly appreciated.

Please contact us for accessibility needs.

We aim to have a scent-free environment. Please refrain from wearing perfumes or any scents to the event due to sensitivities.

Please inform us of any alternative ways to work towards ensuring access needs are met.

This event is held on the occupied, unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Coast Salish Nations.


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Monica Lee Band

Our Story After 30 years of ambiguity, Monica Lee recently realized something rather terrifying: she’s a closeted country musician. It took her by surprise, but when she noticed the last five songs she had written all fit the bill, she had to look in the mirror and face the truth. Raised in Alberta, she has been running from these roots s... more info

Geoff Berner (Klezmer Punk)

Geoff Berner writes peculiar, witty, sometimes heartbreaking songs with way too much insight into human nature. When he sings them, he stands alone on stage, playing his accordion, Estella. The music is a unique mix of folk, punk, and klezmer. The effect can be at times haunting, confrontational, or just absurd. Sometimes all three at the same t... more info

with special guests

Special guests to be announced. The user who listed the show will update as soon as they know, so check back for details! more info
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