Monday, November 29, 2010

Video of "Michaela Tripticho"

Rembetika Hipsters from Big Sky Sessions on Vimeo.

This is a videi shoot we did back in March for Big Sky Sessions. Shot on the observation deck of the Calgary Tower - the overhanging glass floor. One take only. Don't look down....

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I'm a big fan of the self-styled underground cartoonist Seth of Drawn & Quarterly Publications, for his ongoing comic Palookaville, for the amazing Bannock, Beans and Black Tea memoir, for his work designing the ongoing Complete Peanuts for Fantagraphics.

So I was surprised and thrilled to find that the Rembetika Hipsters make an appearance in Palookaville #20. In a story called "Calgary Festival", he recounts an existential crisis he experienced while booked to read at the 2001 Wordfest festival. While in Calgary, he attends our CD release party for our first album Architects of Narghile at the late lamented Night Gallery Cabaret.

"the band comes on, they are actually quite good". Love it! - Allen

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jonathan found this, a great BBC documentary on Epirotian music: here