Sunday nights at 11. City Sonic. Aux TV. And you. If you haven’t been implementing this regime throughout November, this weekend is your last chance. Tune into Aux (Rogers channel 107) for the final episode of City Sonic TV, featuring films on the Evolution of Queen Street. Of course that means we’re talking the Cameron House, the Drake Hotel and the like with artists such as Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean and Brendan Canning. And don’t forget the Word of the Day contest — just a few chances to enter to win some swell swag from Rock Band, Playstation and more. Get a preview and explore other Aux content here.
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We know you’re going to Nuit Blanche. We know you’ll be walking right past the Cameron House. And we know you’re going to want to stop in. Because for One Night Only! City Sonic takes to the street to present a special multi-media installation combining video projections and live performance.
Join filmmaker Rob Pilichowski (who directed our film with Justin Rutledge at the Cameron) and visual artist Napoleon Brousseau (who made the famous “10 Ants” that crawl on the club’s outside walls) for “The Cameron in Motion.” Napoloeon will be there restoring his ants and crowning a new Queen. Rob will be expanding on his film with original projections . And inside? Well, they’re serving booze until 4am, and you just never know who may appear on the Cameron stage…
Please join us for this special City Sonic event celebrating the living legacy of music and art at The Cameron House and Queen Street West.
You know why there aren’t more live music shows in the Junction? Because until 1997, the west end neighbourhood on the other side of the train tracks was dry. No booze = no clubs. It’s changed plenty since then (goodbye junk shops, hello antique shops and raw food restaurant) and artists of various stripes have been moving there in droves. Not surprisingly, the Junction Arts Festival gets bigger and better ever year.
Tomorrow night (Saturday September 12), City Sonic artists Jason Collett and Justin Rutledge will headline the festival’s mainstage (8:15 and 9:30, respectively), along with Dakota Tavern houseband the Beauties. It’s a free show and you can even get alcoholic drinks afterwards at next door at Margrets, one of the city’s best kept secret nocturnal hang-outs.
Of course there’s a good chance you’re spending the entire weekend indoors at TIFF movies. If so, keep an eye out for Sarah Slean, who has a cameo on the short film The Translator, part of Short Cuts Canada programme this weekend. Screening times and info here.
We are delighted to announce this partnership between City Sonic and Nuit Blanche. See you October 3 after dark..
Details! City Sonic at Nuit Blanche
Director: Rob Pilichowski, 2009
Singer/songwriter Justin Rutledge and Blue Rodeo bassist Bazil Donovan first met at the Cameron House, a bar/hotel/art gallery/theatre and live music venue on Queen Street West famous for its colourful murals outside and colourful characters inside. It’s where Rutledge once held a weekly residency every Monday, trying out new material and building his audience until it was spilling out the door. He never knew just who would come walking in to the club. One night it was Donovan, who had played the Cameron’s back room early in Blue Rodeo’s career, coming to see “the new Ron Sexsmith.” Now close friends and bandmates, they grab a seat at the bar and reflect on unexpected relationships forged at the Cameron House and how the artist-friendly space helped launch their careers. A meditative film about creativity and community, featuring live performance of a brand new Justin Rutledge song, “Saturday Night at the Cameron.”