Since Amanda and the band have been spending every waking moment at Studio Victor working on their new, full-length album (which is currently in the mixing stage), they thought it proper to take a cup of kindness there this New Year’s Eve and hosted a smashing, giddy party. The band rung in 2011 with joy and style, playing an intimate set to a crowd of fans. A room full of strangers quickly felt like a room full of family as audience members teased each other while publicly announcing their new year’s resolutions, sung their hearts out with Amanda on “Don’t Be Subtle” (a new song from the forthcoming album) and cut up the rug during the dance party that followed the stroke of midnight (and went on til the wee hours of morning). For those who missed it, don’t fret. The show was recorded live at the studio and will be available online in the coming weeks (though we’d advise you make the experience even more realistic by wearing 4 inch silver heels, as Amanda did).
And for all aficionados of heels, fashion, music, art and women (we think that covers just about everyone in some way or other), Amanda is thrilled to present the 6th edition of the WAWA show which will be part of the MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE festival. An acronym for “We Are Women Artists,” Amanda’s main inspiration for the event has always been to foster community among female artists. Along with the sonic explosion Mabrockers have come to know and love, you will experience the soaring gypsy voice of Cirque du Soleil singer Mirjana Milovanovic, the achingly beautiful harmonies of 2010 Juno winners The Good Lovelies, the colorful and classy couture of Katrin Leblond, the amazing concert photography of Andree Anne Handfield, and the incredibly entertaining hosts & circus artists Krin Haglund and Andreane Leclerc. This event takes place February 26th, 8pm at the Gesù (1202 Bleury). Tickets are 25$ and available here
Guaranteed to eradicate all of your February meh’s and it’ll cost you less than a trip down south.
If you can’t wait until February to get your batteries recharged, we recommend you make your way down to Le Balcon in Old Montreal (304 Notre-Dame East) this Thursday, January 13th at 7pm for the second instalment of Amanda’s pop cabaret noir show, “What’s Your Pleasure?” This neo-vaudevillian evening features special guests and plays with elements of dark and light. A little creepy if you resist it, so, don’t. Let it draw you in and watch the spring in your step liven. Information available here