A celebration for Transgender youth awareness week Featuring Rae Spoon, Mason Jenkins, "J" and Ace and his Ukulele
Where: Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club
109 7 Avenue S.W Calgary
When: Sunday May 28th, 2017
Admission:Suggested Donation $10.00
The Palomino is Proud and excited to be partnering with our great friends at Skipping Stome Foundation for an all ages fundraiser and celebration for Transgender Youth Awareness Week.
Having observed the barriers and stigma that transgender and gender creative youth experience and wanting to change those narratives, the Skipping Stone Foundation was formed to give youth positive and affirming opportunities surrounding their gender identity. Their mission is to empower transgender and gender diverse youth by providing them with the resources and opportunities to follow and achieve their goals and dreams and The Palomino is proud to work beside them and help create an inclusive and safe space for not only this great event but for the future. We will be asking for a suggested donation of $10 at the door for this party, all proceeds are going to the skipping stone foundation to keep doing the good work they do.
Rae Spoon is an award-winning Canadian musician, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and author. They have released eight solo albums spanning folk, indie rock and electronic genres over the past twelve years and have toured across Canada and internationally. Their live shows swing between audience singalongs and large danceable arrangements, which keep them playing everywhere from folk festivals and house concerts to rock concerts and theatres. Rae was the subject and composer of the score for the National Film Board–produced musical-documentary My Prairie Home, which premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2014. They have been nominated for two Polaris Prizes, a Lambda Literary Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award and a MOTHA Transgender Musician of the Year Award.
Armour, Spoon’s eighth solo album, is the highly anticipated follow-up to Polaris Prize–nominated My Prairie Home, a musical about Spoon’s fraught childhood in Alberta. As much as My Prairie Home was about Spoon’s upbringing as a queer youth in a Pentecostal household, Armour is about their view of the future. Moments of reckoning with trauma and self-preservation mingle with messages of hope and survival. Armour explores the idea that there is no instruction manual for healthy adulthood, asserting that the attempt to construct meaning is itself the point of life. The album is a tribute to the intimate space where both hope and despair have space to share the same voice. The ten new songs hold all of the lyrical depth indicative of Spoon’s compositions while showcasing their distinctive voice. Armour’s self- produced enigmatic soundscapes blur the lines between organic and electronic instruments. Analogue synthesizers, electronic drum programming, drum kits, percussion, electric bass, cello and guitar carry the album through pop refrains and danceable beats
Mason has been a big part of calgary music for the last few years, first with the Alright Gents and now with The Corey Hotline. He will be performing a solo set fopr everyone that afternoon.
Each AG track is written by Mason Jenkins (Friendly Neighbourhood Transgender Adventurer) and Garrett Thorson (Team Captain/Lead Guitar) then churned through the artful bass stylings of Brent Rossall (P.A. and Poutine Connoisseur) and driving percussion of Mark Straub (The Loudest, Most Reliable Timepiece we know.)
J doesnt get out and play much and there is very little known about him, once you see him, you will know him.
Ace and his Ukulele
What can we say about Ace? he's an advocate, and awesome kid, a future politician and the brains behind this whole event. and we are so excited to give him the oppertunity to perform for his peers, friends and all the people who will be at this event.