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Monday, August 15, 2011

EVENT: FUNDRAISER: Little Scream, Reversing Falls, Roma Carnivale & Cat Kidd

Little Scream, Reversing Falls, Roma Carnivale
and special performance by Catherine Kidd
Friday August 26, Cabaret du Mile-End
5240, av. du Parc, Doors at 8pm (18+)
Tickets on sale now at  HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"​yenasubpoena
All proceeds to support

A Scapegoat Carnivale/Cat Kidd Co-production
Premiering this October at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant

(MONTREAL) This August 26, Catherine Kidd and three amazing Montreal bands join forces to present an eclectic evening of luscious, driving music, in support of the upcoming launch of Kidd’s latest multimedia creation. 
Band bios and background info below.

For any interview or information requests
Contact: Geoff Agombar, 514.276.0839
LITTLE SCREAMLittle Scream's music is - as her moniker suggests — full of contradictions. It is at once familiar and foreign. The title of Little Scream’s debut full length, The Golden Record, references this very juxtaposition. In 1977, the Voyager Space shuttle launched into space with a time capsule recording of sounds, language and music intended to represent Earth for, as Little Scream says, “some form of sentience that might intercept it in the distant future when we are the distant past.”  
Long-listed for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, The Golden Record was co-produced with Richard Reed
Parry (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre).
Press kit and photos available at
Little Scream is hands down the best live act I have seen since Tune-Yards almost three years ago. – Said the Grammophone
She’s an artist in the same vein as Scout Niblett, Patti Smith and Cat Power -- a ferocious singer that uses her voice as an amorphous instrument. –  
A true, simple, beautiful thing is felt in the raw, open lilt of her voice, kept apace by the spontaneous rhythm of her frenetic foot stomping. – La Blogothèque
Reversing Falls make explosive pop music - a Montreal based trio fueled by distorted guitars, anthemic melodies and hard hitting drum machine beats. Reversing Falls delivers precision crafted, filler free guitar pop and has garnered comparisons to Pavement, Guided by Voices, Big Black or a more abrasive Sloan.

Produced by the band and Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Timber Timbre, The Unicorns), Little Goodbye / Doom Beach takes the streamlined ADD guitar blast of their Recoder EP and pushes it into the red. Gleaming acoustic guitars, laser beam riffs and a manic croon backed by churning bass and the steady tick of an MPC 1000. Darker without compromising pop sensibilities, these blasts of "controlled chaos" are a preview of the band's upcoming debut LP.
Few bands can pack as much energy, originality and catchiness into two minutes. – Midnight Poutine
There’s definitely a sense of controlled chaos to this collection of songs, and that’s one thing that sets Reversing Falls apart from other noise-pop upstarts that have cropped up over the last little while." - Quick Before it Melts.

Three local boys armour up the guitars and go bombing through tunes that seem on the precipice of spinning out of control, but which somehow always manage to crash back in around their simple, central songwriting ideas. - The Hour
ROMA CARNIVALERoma Carnivale is a 10-piece band based in Montreal who play Gypsy music in the Serbian tradition. Inspired by punk, jazz and New Orleans brass, their blisteringly energetic live performances have captivated audiences across Quebec. Led by Serbian-born singer/songwriter Dusan Dukic, their unconventional lineup includes a sousaphone, ukulele, violin, trumpet, guitar, drums, and five singers.  Every Roma Carnivale appearance is a celebration of the beauty of life.
CATHERINE KIDDAn incontournable of Montreal’s spoken word scene since the early ’90s, Catherine has forged a reputation as one of the nation’s most surprising and inspiring voices for page and stage. Her award-winning multimedia poetic creations have toured to Europe, Asia, Africa, UK, US and Canada.
After seven years touring her last show, SEA PEACH, and a three-year hiatus to launch a novel and recharge, Montreal writer-performer Catherine Kidd returns this October to premiere her latest show HYENA SUBPOENA. 
Our city’s newest superstar… a knockout. This Kidd is pure gold. — Montreal Gazette 
Clearly one of Canada’s most talented wordsmiths. — Broken Pencil
Catherine Kidd’s performance style makes me think of Dr. Seuss meets Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom meets David Suzuki meets Vaudeville meets Patti Smith. Yeah, it is that good. It’s a musical theatre crash course in punk rock zoology. — T.L. Cowan 
Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre is an independent Montreal-based theatre company dedicated to producing new works based on provocative concepts that aim to steer theatre in unexpected directions. Their last production was a critically-acclaimed, new version of Euripides' Medea at the Centaur Theatre. Scapegoat Carnivale will be coproducing Hyena Subpoena this fall. In spring 2012, they will be presenting The Heretics of Bohemia, a new play by Joseph Shragge featuring puppets and live actors, at the Segal Centre. 
A Cat Kidd/Scapegoat Carnivale Coproduction
Premiering this October 13-29 at Les Ateliers Jean Brillant
661 Rose de Lima – Métro Lionel-Groulx
Mona Morse has fled civilization for the South African bushveld. Postcards home claim she’s transformed herself into a hyena. HYENA SUBPOENA prowls the borders between predator and prey, individual and society, freedom and captivity. 
World premiere of the latest multimedia creation by Montreal writer-performer Catherine Kidd 
Directed by Alison Darcy
Set & Lighting Design by Jody Burkholder
Music by longtime collaborator Jacky Murda (a.k.a. DJ Jack Beets)
Video collected by Cat Kidd & Geoff Agombar on tour in South Africa
Created with the support of Canada Council for the Arts
Produced with the support of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
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