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Fourth Friday: The Lifers

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| Free

Kick off your weekend with a performance by The Lifers! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 p.m.

Join us in celebration of exhibitions, Guelph Pride 2018: 15 Days Celebrating 15 Years on Friday, and Wall of Art. Opening remarks at 6:30 p.m. and performance by The Lifers at 7 p.m.


The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario. Their intertwined voices dynamically convey vulnerability and strength. Softly plucked strings, accordion swells, and lush cello and upright bass arrangements give way to rip-roaring drums, soaring melodies and overdriven frenetic strums. Their stories juxtapose tenderness and explosive energy, sometimes within a single breath. The Lifers explore notions of home, family and community, highlighting the beauty, vulnerability and power of nature, challenging both genre and audience.

​The Lifers will be releasing their sophomore album in May, 2018. Their new material is more personal than ever, touching on themes of place, sisterhood, mental health, and environment. To contribute to the push towards a sustainable and equitable future, 75% of the album collaborators are female-identifying, 85% are under 30, and their activities and process reflects their mindfulness and research on how each activity impacts the environment. The album’s first single, Front Door, will be released in January 2018, with a second single to follow in March 2018, titled Sister.
With influences like Feist, Dan Mangan and The Staves, The Lifers have released LP “Out and In” (2016) and EP “Set the Sails” (2014). Whether in an intimate duo arrangement or with the thunderous six-piece band, The Lifers have been an unexpected gem at festivals such as Hillside and Summerfolk (2016), on Canada’s East (2015, 2017) and West (2015) Coasts, and in listening rooms and on radio waves around Southern Ontario.

Details

Date:
April 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Guelph Museums

Venue

Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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