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Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale, Bob Sumner

Tue. September 5th 2017 The Gold Saucer Vancouver BC $5-$10

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Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale, Bob Sumner

Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at T...
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Tue. September 5th 2017 The Gold Saucer (All Ages)
9:30pm  Doors at: 9:00pm $5 - $10 Sliding Scale


Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale
Bob Sumner

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Sawdust Collector
Sawdust Collector is a weekly performance series taking plac...
207 West Hastings Vancouver BC
Open / Operational

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Sawdust Collector is a weekly concert series taking place on Tuesday nights at The Gold Saucer, curated by Barbara Adler, Cole Schmidt, James Meger and guests.

September 5th

We've very pleased to start the series back up with a tour kick off show for the Peggy Lee Octet and a solo performance from Bob Sumner of the Sumner Brothers.

Peggy Lee Octet : Tell Tale

Tell Tale was a project conceived in 2009 as a musical response to writer / creator David Milch’s HBO series, Deadwood. Forming an ensemble of improvisers from Vancouver’s deep and varied creative music community, Peggy Lee likened the players to characters in a story and wanted to give them each a chance to voice their individual ideas in unaccompanied solos and in small ensembles within the framework of a musical suite. The seven composed sections of the music imply the arc of a story but they are also intended as launching pads for the players to then make extended improvised statements that take the listener on a journey that is never the same twice.

Peggy Lee – Cello, Compositions
Meredith Bates – Violin
Kevin Elaschuk – Trumpet
Chris Gestrin – Piano
Ron Samworth – Guitar
André Lachance – Electric Bass
Torsten Müller - Double Bass
Dylan van der Schyff – Drums


Bob Sumner

Bob's music is best known through his long time collaboration with his brother in cult outfit, The Sumner Brothers. Although alt-country is probably the best home territory descriptor of their work, Bob and Brian make music that is impossible to predict, aggressively pushing musical boundaries in all directions, leading it to be called “a beautiful twisted symphony.” Bob continues this sensibility in his solo performances which give space to a more personal experience of his rigorous song-craft. deft lyricism and magnetic vulnerability.

Vocals & Guitar



September 12th

° • ¥ MAGIC THREE ¥ • °

Mike Bjella & Dan Reynolds

Mike Bjella and Dan Reynolds met in 2014. They've been playing music together ever since. A duo album now exists. It's entitled 'Love Songs'.



Magic realism meets jazz-inflected indie pop: inspired by the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Vancouver’s Moondle navigates dreamy sonic labyrinths, enchanting libraries of real and made-up languages, and lush, imaginative musical interplay. At turns wistful and transcendent, Moondle opens the mind and uplifts the soul.

Cary Campbell - Guitar
Thomas Hoeller - Guitar
Emma Postl - Vocals
Mili Hong - Drums
Eli Davidovici - Bass


Stéphanie Cyr

Based in Vancouver, BC, Stéphanie is a graduate of the Arts Umbrella Graduate Program, under the direction of Artemis Gordon. She has participated in several programs including the Movement Invention Project, Arts Umbrella International Summer Dance Intensive, Springboard Danse Montréal, Gaga Winter Course Intensive NYC and the Creative Gesture at the Banff Centre. She is also a former company member of imPerfect Dancers Company (Italy), performing and touring under the direction of Walter Matteini and Ina Broeckx. As an independent artist, she has had the opportunity to collaborate with Contrabête, Andrea Peña & Artists, Dorsale Danse, Inverso Productions/Lesley Telford, TWObigsteps collective, Les Productions Figlio and FakeKnot. Stephanie is currently making work exploring intimacy between performer and spectator.

September 19th

A monthly evening of various artists presenting new works or works in progress. We're very happy to announce Aram Bajakian, Maya Tenzer and Robyn Jacob as our resident artists for this fall.

Robyn Jacob w/ Only a Visitor

Robyn Jacob is a pianist, singer and composer based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territory. She has been striving for beauty that defies category with her avant-pop project Only A Visitor, and has self released four albums Of Course the Journey (2012,) Climb the Glass Mountain (2014,) Tower Temporary (2015,) and Lines (2017.) Committed to writing and performing avantgarde music, recent composition projects include a series of pieces for toy piano quartet, works for gamelan ensemble, and works for small choral ensembles. As a music educator she believes in discovery through teaching, and learning through discovery, and has taught youth workshops on free improvisation and deep listening. She runs a music studio out of East Vancouver where she teaches piano privately. Since 2012 she has been part of the multi-disciplinary arts
collective Publik Secrets, currently artists in residence at the Hadden Park Field House with the City of Vancouver. In 2013 she toured Bali with Gamelan Gita Asmara, and has since been playing with Gamelan Bike Bike.

The first new works will feature Robyn's project Only A Visitor, a five piece art pop ensemble. The new works are part of an upcoming album that explores the history of Chinese diaspora and her own family history of immigration to these unceded Coast Salish lands in the form of song.


Aram Bajakian


Maya Tenzer

September 26th

Sam Tudor

Sam grew up at a forest research station, developing an affinity for both plants and technology in the process. Over the last two years his songs have acquired a cult following in Canada, with frequent CBC and campus radio airplay across the country. Backed by a stellar live band, Sam’s show veers between gentleness and bombastic energy – a psychedelic folk experience.


Dan Gaucher + UBC Laptop Orchestra

Dan Gaucher - Drums and Electronics

The UBC Laptop Orchestra is an ensemble in which students code their own computer instruments or audio/video processes.

Those systems are then controlled through gesture tracking of traditional instruments, dance, piano or string performance, or by using webcams, Kinects, Wiis, accelerometers, game controls, custom circuits, Arduinos, iPhones, iPads, or other tablets. Students compose solo, small ensemble and full group works, and are expected to perform or provide technical support in all works.


Doors at 9:00pm, Performance at 9:30pm, $15 at the door

#211 - 207 West Hastings (Hastings & Cambie, above Nuba), instructions for entrance will be posted on the front door the night of the show.

Sawdust Collector takes place at The Gold Saucer Studio, a collective-run space located in The Dominion Building. Information for how to enter the show is posted on the front door of the building by 8:30 PM on every show night. You will need a cell phone to enter. If you do not have access to a phone, please contact us before the show and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements to get you in.

The front door is located at 207 W. Hastings. There is one stair between the sidewalk and the building level. The studio is located on the second floor, and is accessible by elevator. Seating is informal. There is one single-occupancy, gender-inclusive washroom on the second floor, accessible by key. We are a trans-inclusive space.

Sawdust Collector is run by us, three artists and our friends, who curate and produce the events on a volunteer basis. We own the glassware but not the room. A bit of scruff is part of the deal. If you have questions about what kind of scruff you're in for, please feel free to contact us: [email protected]

We acknowledge that our work takes place in Vancouver on traditional and unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful for this place.


The Gold Saucer
207 West Hastings
Misc / Other
Open / Operational

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Peggy Lee Octet: Tell Tale, Bob Sumner @ The Gold Saucer Sep 5 2017 - May 16th @ The Gold Saucer

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