The walls of the Fifty Fifty will be tiled with 1000 4x6 photographs taken by ali bosworth during the months of july and august 2006, (poorly) representing the summer of a small group of friends Artists: Ali Bosworth
Thu 14th Dec, 2006
Straight from Mills College, California : A Day of Improvisation. Workshop and Concert. Featuring Charity Chan (Montreal), Scott Thomson (Toronto) and A Revolucionary Cyborg Wedding Man (Victoria).
Straight from Mills College : A Day of Improvisation. Workshop and Concert. Featuring Charity Chan (Montreal), Scott Thomson (Toronto), Noah Phillips (California).
plus: A Revolucionary Cyborg Wedding Man (Victoria).
Workshop: by donation. 5pm – 7pm.
Show: $7 ; 9:30pm.
Prior to their concert, three visiting musicians, fronted by Scott Thomson and Charity Chan, are presenting ...
Tue 12th Dec, 2006
Shock Corridor Cinema presents Robert Altman's Nashville (1975)
Shock Corridor Cinema presents Robert Altman's Nashville (1975) in memorial to the recently decease filmmaker.
Country and gospel music merge with post-Watergate malaise in an ensemble narrative that would come to define the filmmaker's narrative sensibilities and influence much of the American Independent cinema to take shape a decade later. Starring Lily Tomlin, Elliot Gould and Jeff Goldblu...
Sun 19th Nov, 2006
A Night of Improv. featuring The Bent Spoon Trio (Calgary) plus guests TBA.
Opening preformance by:
The Crawling Fantastic features Isaac Flagg (chet) - drums; Thom Golub (edmonton based- bass; Rachael Wadham (sound stories) - electric saw, objects; Darren Williams (one time eugene chadbourne collaborator) - tenor saxophone
Tue 7th Nov, 2006
Glam Rock Never Looked So Seductive: Shock Corridor Cinema Presents a Screening of VELVET GOLDMINE (1998)
Shock Corridor Cinema presents:
Velvet Goldmine (124 min., 1998).
starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Christian Bale.
Todd Haynes' (Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story; Safe; Far From Heaven) fantamasgoric homage to glam rock and its miscontents. This film owes as much to the narrative stylings of Citizen Kane as it does to the (unofficial) bios of David Bowie and Ig...
Fri 3rd Nov, 2006
In Canada They Treat You Like a Queen . . .
Red Cat Recording artist, Amy Honey joins Boston's BJ Snowden and local Carolyn Mark for an evening of intimate sounds.
Please note: Lilly Fawn will NOT be playing this show.
Sun 22nd Oct, 2006
Special Matinee Show: Mahogany Frog (post rock from Winnipeg ), Bend Sinister (indie pop from Vancouver) plus local guests, Pequod.
in the spirit of CBGB's; come out and support sunday afternoon entertianment.
Thu 19th Oct, 2006
A cornucopia of aural mistreatment.
PR Martyr Destructions Presents:
A cornocupia of aural mistreatment.
from Los Angeles, CA
Doors at 8PM / Sounds at 9PM / $5
Support challenging music in Vic...
Fri 6th Oct, 2006
New Art Show opening at the fifty fifty featuring the fine work of Christian Whiticar, Mitchell Villa, Ben Knight, Fiona Shick and others. Stop on by for the night of your life!
Fri 8th Sep, 2006
GHQ (members of Double Leopards and Pelt), Michael Flower (of Vibracathedral Orchestra, UK), Magnetic Ring, Imps.
Friday, September 8th; 9pm. $10 Avant Drone from New York > UK > Vancouver > Victoria.
GHQ, Michael Flower (of Vibracathedral Orchestra, UK), Magneticring, Imps.
"This is druggy, dreamy, shoegazey bliss folk, vocals are fuzzy and indistinct, guitar strum is strident and loop-like, even the proper songs devolve into raga like mesmerism, simple percussion, tamborine, shaker, does nothing but ...
Tue 5th Sep, 2006
Shock Corridor Cinema presents a Rare Screening of Bob Dylan's Renaldo & Clara (1976)
Tuesday, September 5th. 8pm . $2. Shock Corridor Cinema presents a rare screening of Bob Dylan's Renaldo & Clara (1976). Starring Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez, Sam Shepard, Ronnie Hawkins, Harry Dean Stanton, Jack Elliot and Sarah Dylan.
Shot during Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue Tour during the fall of 1975 (see the recently released bootleg series, Vol. 5 recording), Renaldo & Clara ma...
Fri 11th Aug, 2006
LIMITED ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT DITCH RECORDS BEGINNING SUNDAY JULY 30th.
Wed 2nd Aug, 2006
think the danielson family crossed with post punk glory.
Sat 29th Jul, 2006 - Tue 8th Aug, 2006
Who rules the world? Who has the utility belt? IUFT's first "formal" "art show" Firearms. This show will feature works by Chris Lin and Stephen Strutynski, whose works reflect their defiance against the secret chief of the world - the Cardboard Kaiser. Under the Kaiser's rule, goods will be mass produced and sent out into the world, infiltrating and exploiting our values - becoming invisible soldi...
Fri 28th Jul, 2006
ART + MUSIC SHOW!!
On the waxing quarter-moon of Friday, the 28th of July, 2006, at 7pm you are cordially invited to the opening of:
ERGOT ERYOPS a Music and Art show at the fifty-fifty artist run center: 2516 Douglas St. (at bay st.) Victoria, BC.
Jim Holyoak and Karmin Snow - drawing, sculptural, and sound installation
Callianne Bachman and Michael Baker- Collaborative drawing/video project
25 musicians. 5 randomly selected bands. a single evening to pursue the rock n' roll lifestyle.
The Concept: Twenty-five carefully selected musicians meet in the A.M at the arts collective. They are a cross-section of the music community with divergent levels of musicianship and experience. The musicians are organized into four or five bands through a lottery-based chance selection. The bands d...
holzkopt makes a rare victoria appearance offering his grindcore sounds.
vocal grooming a new Speedy project that promises to be both spacious and delicious.
for fans of Noise Fest and electronic enthusiasts
Sat 27th May, 2006
Kill Rockstars! recording artists
*There will be limited tickets @ the door*
A benefit fot the 50/50!!
The Fifty Fifty- She floats again, a fine ship at that! Ho! Though capacity & the fuzz (filth, pigs, po-po on th' block) are still an issue- It's 50/50 V the 5-0. In that right, there will be limited capacity & NO BOOZE WHATSOEVER! Please concider that the venue is under staunch scrutiny & that any booze, especially in the hand...
Tue 18th Apr, 2006
This month's tell n show is also a benefit for the fifty fifty arts collective. the event is still being run by volunteers, is all ages, and by donation. Meatdraw (described as Jeff Magnum's Drunken Dancing Soul-Uncle)and Espionage (featuring members of The Fine Options and For Good or for Awesome) will headline this event, sandwhiched between between our open stages. Come out and support artist...
Thu 23rd Feb, 2006
By Storm: A dynamic and unlikely Hornby Island performing arts collective.
By Storm is a dynamic and unlikely collective of
artists who make their home on Hornby Island. Brought together by friendship and geographic confinement, this adventurous group formed with interest and respect for each other's diverse and multiple talents, posing the question, "what would this collaboration look like?"
Each artist in By Storm draws on their experiences of choosing to live on ...
Sun 19th Feb, 2006
Pop Goes Solo: Collapsing Opposites; Himalayan Bear; Chriss-a-riffic; Cran
Limited Advance Tix Available at Ditch Records
Collapsing Opposites (They Shoot Horses Don't They) http://www.collapsingopposites.com/
Himalayan Bear (Chet)
Chriss-a-riffic (They Shoot Horses Don't They)
Fri 10th Feb, 2006
Art + Music: Spellcaster (Vancouver Psych Pop) Stephen Lyons (rare solo set)
Friday, February 10th 7:30pm Art Opening and Music.
from Vancouver painter, Johann Grebner. A collection of city landscapes caught in the destructive flames of fire and other apocalyptic matter.
@ 9:30pm/$6 [limited capacity]
Spellcaster (former victoriaites Vanya and Jeremy return with their psych pop quartet).
Tue 7th Feb, 2006
Shock Corridor Cinema: Werner Herzog Program. Stroszek (1977) + Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)
Now that the notoriety of Grizzly Man has placed the name Werner Herzog into the popular lexicon of North American mainstream film speak (amazing really that the cross over success of this documentary did not land it an Academy Award nomination), it seems appropriate to offer local viewers one of Herzog's most appreciated works.
A critical and eccentric figure of the German New Cinema of the 1...
Tue 24th Jan, 2006
Shock Corridor Cinema Presents The Original Version of KING KONG (1933)
Perhaps the most iconic figure Hollywood has ever produced. The original King Kong is the product of Merian Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, both documentarians that spent most of their filmmaking careers embarking on journey's into the far reaches of the globe in search of exotic settings for their unique brand of docudramas. Kong is, to be sure, an extension of this cycle, albeit an example of t...
Thu 19th Jan, 2006
“itching the inside of a whale through the belly of a piano”
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“itching the inside of a whale through the belly of a piano”
buy product, Brad Wutke’s solo music project for the past 5 years, now collaborates with composer/performer Kristy Farkas for an evening of live electronic music.
Join Brad Wutke and Kristy Farkas in an intimate and innovative exploration of sound through improvisation and experimentation. The...
Fri 13th Jan, 2006
Sweet sounds, Lovely evening. Rock and Roll.
Shapes and Sizes are leaving for a gigantic death tour, Elephant Island are softer than a down pillow. Rest your weary head!
Burning Smallsongs for Fuel.
a mixed media exhibition by Marlene Bouchard.
capturing the spirit of the punk recording "The Smalls."
Laveen will be sitting in the gallery
March 9th 1-5pm
March 10th 1-5pm
March 11th 10:30-2pm
March 23 1-5pm
Additional gallery hours are
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