Music and Mental Wellness Unite!
Postponed: “PARC After Dark: An Evening with Cowboy Junkies”
The Alex P. Keaton Events and Now Magazine regretfully announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, they have postponed PARC After Dark: An Evening with Cowboy Junkies, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 14th at The Great Hall on Toronto’s Queen Street West. Despite the postponement, the organizers would like to affirm their commitment to hosting this event and supporting community mental health in Toronto.
They are currently in the process of determining a new concert date, which will become publicly available on Parc After Dark’s eventbrite page (parcafterdark.eventbrite.ca) the moment it is finalized.
All current ticket holders will receive full refunds for the cost of their tickets. If you do not receive your refund within seven (7) days following the event’s scheduled date, please contact The Alex P. Keaton Events at thealexpkeaton.eventbrite.ca
Thank you for supporting the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and community mental health in Toronto. We look forward to seeing you at the rescheduled show!
June 15, 2012: The Alex P. Keaton Events is proud to announce that it will host an intimate evening concert featuring Canadian music greats Cowboy Junkies in support of the Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC) and community mental health. The event will take place on SATURDAY, JULY 14th at the famed The Great Hall on Toronto’s Queen Street West.
Tickets for this event can be purchased at parcafterdark.eventbrite.ca
The limited amount of Early Release tickets at $40 has been extended until June 20, 2012. Following this period, regular admission tickets will become available for $50 and will still be available via parcafterdark.eventbrite.ca. A list of additional ticket outlets and all additional information will be available at parc.on.ca.
The earlier half of PARC After Dark’s schedule will feature opening remarks, speeches from community leaders, and family-friendly programming. In addition to Cowboy Junkies, musical headliners will include Ontario indie sensations Del Bel ,Wild Domestic and the sweet voice of Marty Kolls. The event will also feature Toronto’s own Brian MacMillan and will proudly introduce Tallulah Miles from the High Park / Parkdale area and more.
Based in Toronto’s Parkdale Village, PARC is an organization dedicated to fostering a community in which people suffering from mental illness can build healthy and happy lives. In organizing this event, The Alex P. Keaton Events hopes to draw awareness to the critical role that PARC plays in the Toronto community and to the importance of promoting mental health in Canada.
Media Inquiries: Marc Gammal – 519.902.4544, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre’s Website: http://parc.on.ca/
Cowboy Junkies’ Website: http://latentrecordings.com/cowboyjunkies/
Del Bel’s Website: www.delbelmusic.com
Wild Domestic’s Website: http://wilddomesticband.bandcamp.com/
Brian MacMillan’s Website: http://www.brianmacmillanmusic.com/
Profiles, Praise, and Additional Links for Participating Bands
Cowboy Junkies’ Bio:
With their gripping mixture of blues, country, folk, rock, and jazz, Cowboy Junkies have garnered a devoted fan following and significant critical acclaim since their inception in 1985. Their second album, “The Trinity Session,” was named one of the ten best albums of 1988 by the Los Angeles Times. In 1990 and 1991, the band received back-to-back Juno nominations for Group of the Year. Their most recent recording venture, a four-volume album series entitled “The Nomad Project,” has received glowing reviews, leading one reviewer to consider the band’s music a “salve for the soul.” Today, Cowboy Junkies continues to tour internationally, performing for loving audiences throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and Australia.
Praise for Cowboy Junkies:
Media Reaction For Cowboy Junkies’ 2012 album, “The Wilderness”
“…sorrow, beauty, fragility, bleeding, anger, the search and, at some point, the truth. Lovely stoicism, from the Junkies, again.” The Globe And Mail
“…candlelit ambience and starkly beautiful country-folk that are the band’s stock in trade. A welcome return.” Sun Media
“These are personal songs with the kind of broad and listenable reach that speaks to their clarity of meaning. The musical accompaniment is sparse yet poignant and draws you in to its cosy embrace.” Winnipeg Free Press
Listen to the Nomad Series Box Set Bonus Track & Vic Chesnutt cover “Old Hotel”:
Watch the video for “Unanswered Letter”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_tg1Yd-M0c
Stream/download “Fairytale” from The “Wilderness: http://www.killbeatmusic.com/cowboyjunkies/
Listen to Cowboy Junkies Live at Glenn Gould Studio:
Media Materials: http://www.killbeatmusic.com/cowboyjunkies/
More Info: http://latentrecordings.com/cowboyjunkies/
print/radio/digital media – killbeat music
Del Bel’s Bio:
Del Bel is a Guelph-meets-Toronto collective of players formed from such bands as Flowers Of Hell, Bry Webb & the Providers, The Happiness Project, Wayne Petti & the Thieves and many others. Their music embodies an eerie cinematic sound infused with darkened soul and a surf rock sensibility.
Last month, Del Bel toured Canada in support of their debut album, Oneiric. The tour, which saw the band performing in diverse and eclectic venues such as art spaces, galleries, treehouses, theatres and bars, also featured the release of Del Bel’s latest single: a “30′s-style, one mic, all tape” collaboration featuring a guest appearance by Bry Webb (Constantines).
Free legal download: Exclusive lo-fi b-side “No Cure For Loneliness”
Praise for Del Bel:
“Speaking of the best Canadian albums of the year,[...] Del Bel will undoubtedly be haunting a lot of homes and headphones well into 2012.” – Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
“…magical, unique, and easily one of the strongest Canadian albums of the last 12 months.” – Michael Barclay, Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Watch Del Bel here: http://vimeo.com/30132554