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Kinkology 101: Ray Davies' 65th Birthday Concert: Metapop, Marcus Pollard, Veronica Tangent

Thu. August 27th 2009 9:30 - 11:30 doors at 9:00 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages) 9:30 - 11:30 doors at 9:00
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Presented by: Dissentertainment Productions
Metapop will play their own arrangements for string ensemble, of many Kinks' hits and obscure gems. Special guest vocalists include Marcus Pollard, Veronica Tangent, and others.

After the concert, Metapop will record a live overdub session to a new remix of the Kinks' classic 1969 album "Arthur, or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire", replacing the brass band arrangements with strings. This will be sent to Ray Davies as a present for his 65th birthday. The audience is invited to stay for this recording session.

A petition will be circulated during the show demanding that the AFM (American Federation of Musicians) offer the Kinks an official apology for the US ban they imposed from 1965-69, which nearly detroyed the Kinks.

Go to to sign the petition and send an email to the AFM.


The Metapop Ensemble comprises a loose grouping of Victoria's most interesting classical musicians who are most interested in non-classical music. During their brief tenure as Logan's Tavern of the Damned's only resident orchestra, they performed their gonzo takes on the music of Wolf Parade, the White Stripes, Devo, and Terry Riley, as well as th... more info

Veronica Tangent (Pop)

Veronica Tangent is appreciated by fans across the country but generally reviled by ill-humoured musicians and critics alike. "Lame and tuneless guitar pop", panned the Georgia Straight's John Lucas! "Audaciously brilliant Rock'n'Roll satire", quipped Gutter Press! Only you can decide... more info
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