Aaron Shay with The Creaking Planks
April 1 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$10.00
Seattle’s Aaron J. Shay is a folk-punk singer-songwriter and inter-dimensional traveller, documenting his experiences in story and song while accompanying himself on banjo and ukulele. A longtime enthusiast of both literature and science, he has participated in several quantum-poetic experiments, including Project [REDACTED] and Operation [REDACTED]. Shay’s performances are highly interactive, encouraging the civilians in the audience to stomp along and sing along to further study rhythm and melody deviations between universes. Be prepared to smile and ponder!
East Vancouver’s “jug band of the damned” the Creaking Planks has made its name as purveyors of musical cognitive dissonance, performing sad songs like they’re happy, elevating the profane to the sacred, and playing Nine Inch Nails covers for children. As one does. On this most Puckish of occasions they will be walking the metaphorical tightrope and angling to represent both the most foolish fun and the funniest folly in their repertoire. Now, more damned than ever!
Laugh until you cry or, in contrarian Planks fashion, vice versa! We’ll be hooting it up downstairs at the WISE Lounge from 8 to 11 pm. $10 suggested donation, 19+.