Mon Apr 16 2018

7:00 PM Doors - 11:00 PM

St. James Hall

3214 West 10th Ave. Vancouver, BC V6K 2L2

All Ages

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Timbre Concerts proudly presents Andrea Gibson With Guests Chastity Brown and Molly Billows.

$1.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to Black Lives Matter: https://donate.thousandcurrents.org/checkout/donation?eid=66399

Please note this is an early show: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, End 11:00pm.

 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

 

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Andrea Gibson, Chastity Brown, Molly Billows

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  • Andrea Gibson

    Andrea Gibson

    Spoken Word

    Andrea Gibson is not gentle with their truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led them to the forefront of the spoken word movement -- the first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam -- Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.

    Their work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV, and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.

     

    Now, on their fifth full-length album, FLOWER BOY, and their second book, THE MADNESS VASE, Gibson's poems continue to be a rally cry for action and a welcome mat at the door of the heart's most compassionate room.

    In their most recent book, PANSY, Gibson balances themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to truly heal. Each turn of the page represents both that which as been forgotten and that which is yet to be released. While this book is a rally cry for political action, it is also a celebration of wonder and longing and love.

     

    "Gibson is among the nation's most admired and emulated poets. [Their] verse is at once personal and political, feminist and universal, filled with incinerating verbs and metaphor, and delivered with gut punching urgency." - Metaphor Media

  • Chastity Brown

    Chastity Brown

    Pop Rock

    Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, the London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the U.S. and abroad, appearing on the U.K.’s Later…with Jools Holland. For much of 2016, she toured alongside folk icon/activist Ani Difranco.

    “What I’ve realized is that the personal is political,” Brown said in a recent interview. “Just by me being a bi-racial, half-black, half-white woman living in America right now is political. Just being a person of color, a queer woman of color, for that matter, is freaking political. My focus, as far as this record, I guess it’s really been psychological. I’m really intrigued by the perseverance of the human spirit and the complexities and contradictions that we embody as human beings."

    "Silhouette of Sirens is comprised of snapshots of memory, both lived and imagined. Not all of these tunes derive from this, which is why I say, ‘both lived and imagined.' Some are love/sex/relationship-inspired, which in my opinion make the pain one might experience more bearable. In James Baldwin’s essay, ‘The Artist Struggle for Integrity,' he says, 'I tell you my pain so that I might relieve you of yours.'"

    Light is a central character on Silhouette of Sirens. Even the title speaks to this push and pull between danger and safety, shadows and shiny lights, and the things we can reach out and touch as opposed to the things we only hear in the distance. “What is even happening? One can only guess,” Brown sings in the opening track “Drive Slow,” embracing an uncertainty and sense of wonder from the beginning of the record. By the third track, she’s carrying us along with her on a journey inward. Like many masterful songwriters, she has the ability to make her stories feel intensely personal yet open-ended; even in “Carried Away,” it’s hard to tell whether she’s singing about a romantic rift, an abusive friendship, or the havoc that anxiety and depression can wreak on an unguarded mind. " “Don’t leave me here all alone / For so long you’ve been my light in the dark,” Brown sings on the album’s centerpiece, “My Stone,” while the sexy, Prince-channeling acoustic funk jam “Whisper” beckons the listener to come closer, to dance with her in the dark, to “whisper in my ear all that you need."

    “I think it’s about different types of heartbreak, and how one deals with it,” Brown says of the album. “And not the heartbreak of a coupled relationship; just living life, and the experiences that break your heart. There are these moments on the album where it’s like, ‘this is intense.' And then hopefully, there are moments where it’s alleviated — as I feel like life is. Life is hard. Every tree, every plant, everything you see in the natural world, just through a growth process, you see how hard it is to grow and bend towards the light."

  • Molly Billows

    Molly Billows

    Poetry

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Andrea Gibson, Chastity Brown, Molly Billows

Mon Apr 16 2018 7:00 PM Doors - 11:00 PM

St. James Hall Vancouver BC
Andrea Gibson, Chastity Brown, Molly Billows
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All Ages

Timbre Concerts proudly presents Andrea Gibson With Guests Chastity Brown and Molly Billows.

$1.00 from each ticket sold will be donated to Black Lives Matter: https://donate.thousandcurrents.org/checkout/donation?eid=66399

Please note this is an early show: Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, End 11:00pm.

 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.