Bike!, Chris Culgin and Ivory Hours

bike_01The Gallery in the Attic hosted a wonderful event that Sally Goodwin put together in honour of Bike Month (June).

Artists (including a few folks from Bike! Peterborough) were asked to create bicycle related artworks which are being shown at the gallery this week. The event on Wednesday also had a burlesque act (above) and prize giveaways [full disclosure – I won a fancy pack of bike gear and a membership to the organization].

bike_02The art was wonderful and included work by Jeff Macklin

bike_03… and Hartley, seen here with his bicycle made out of old LPs.

bike_04Chris Culgin and sideman Derek Bell played a lovely set at the benefit before they head out on tour across Canada. Chris is a brilliant lyricist and his music is warm and danceable. Check out his tour schedule and go see him when he comes to your town.

ivory_01Later in the evening I was able to catch Ivory Hours at the Garnet.

ivory_02I’d heard them on the CBC and thought I’d better go hear them live. They are from London, my home town, after all.

ivory_04I was the first there and ended up getting a short command performance before other folks arrived. I was happy to hear them play a more relaxed set than their pop-tune album suggests. The album is great, but their relaxed live show was a treat.

ivory_03Another good band to check out while they’re on tour this summer.

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