Accordions VS Ukelele Grudge Match for Accordion Noir Festival: Accordions Rule!

Accordions VS Ukelele: Grudge match of the under-appreciated music instrument
The trash talking was going full bore on the Facebook group event page, escalating in the days before the event.  Saturday September 24th, 8pm at Little Mountain Gallery on 26th Avenue, just off Main St.
It was the Great Accordion
VS Ukelele under-appreciated instrument GRUDGE MATCH.
The
event was MCed by accordionist Barbara Adler of the punk band Fang. 
Team Accordion also featured Jack Gordon of the group “Maria in the
Shower”. Lots of trash-talking, between the Team Captains… too much
fun!
Team Accordion
demonstrated great diversity of performances… while Team Ukelele tried
to use the option “Call a Friend” – a total of 3 times, bringing in
bagpipes, mouth harp and saxophone – to pinch hit for them. My solo
performance was a rebuttal to their “avante-garde-classical-mo
ment”, for which I played J.S. Bach's “Toccata in D Minor, to a rousing ovation. Take that! ukeleles!
I perform J.S.
Bach's Toccata in D Minor – with lots of cheering, heckling, laughing
and applause – not your typical setting for classical music. 
My
performance Accordion Noir Festival on Saturday

My
performance Accordion Noir Festival on Saturday

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Todd
plays JS Bach for Team Accordion at the Accordions vs Ukuleles Grudge
Match – Day 2 of Vancouver's Accordion Noir Festival, held at Little
Mountain Art Gallery
Here is a list of the videoed performances of Team Accordion and Team
Ukelele, recorded by Alan Zisman, and conceptualized by Barbara Adler, as part of the Accordion Noir Festival – founded by Rowan Lipkowits.

Missed
last weekend's Accordion Noir Festival? Or went but want to remember
it? I've posted video clips from Fang (Friday night): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDB75EFC51C5B523C , Geoff Berner (Friday night): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL00C87B447A492C0A and the Saturday Accordions vs Ukuleles Grudge Match: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7A978059D64C1ED3 for your listening pleasure.

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