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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Arts & entertainment
Submitted The Invasives blast out their thrilling style of guitar-technical ultra-punk live in action at the Byng Roadhouse The Ford Pier Vengeance Trio blast their prog-rock way onto the (21 Cranbrook St. N.), Thursday April 18, with guests the Ford Pier Vengeance Trio and Weekend Glory. stage at the Byng tonight, with The Invasives and Weekend Glory. Showtime 8 p.m.
Ford Pier and the Invasives intersect tonight in Cranbrook Ferdy Belland
Ford Pier is one of the most criminally unsung Canadian musical heroes in sonic operation today. Perhaps he remains in the popular shadows due to his stunning collaborations with other Canadian artists living brighter in the media spotlight: the alternative country of Neko Case, the hardcore punk of DOA, the party-roots of Junior Gone Wild, the earnest folk of Veda Hille, the boozy-bluesy of Carolyn Mark, the dark heady roots-rock of
the Sadies, the progressive art-rock of the Rheostatics’ Martin Tielli — you’ll find Ford Pier playing on most of their albums (and sometimes joining them onstage), either on guitar, keyboards, or anything else that comes handy to his multi-talented mitts. Not to mention the orchestral arrangements he does for Ron Sexsmith and Christine Fellows. And here he is, helming his so-called Vengeance Trio on their first explosive performance in Cranbrook, happen-
Neil Diamond tribute shows coming to Cranbrook Legion Submitted
His voice may not be what it used to be, but Neil Diamond can still sell out concerts and provoke screams from the audience. His charisma was — and still is — legendary. And the Cranbrook Royal Canadian Legion is staging a Neil Diamond Tribute Show on Thursday, May 2. Joey Purpura has lived and breathed Neil Diamond since 2004, travelled across the country and parts of the Caribbean with his tribute show Diamond in the Rough. “I’ve always been able to do voices, as long as I could remember,” said Purpura. “When I found out I could do a pretty good Neil Diamond, my friends encouraged me to go on stage.” In 2002, the Toronto-based impersonator began researching the singer’s life, studying every move, every song and the story behind the
music. He found a Las Vegas-based designer able to replicate Diamond’s glittery costumes of the mid-’70s. “I wanted to research his life because I not only sing his songs, I tell a story and highlight his life just to make it more interesting,” said Purpura. He searched for little known facts about the singer. For instance, Diamond grew up in the same area as Barbara Streisand. They went to the same school and sang in the same choir. Purpura also discovered Diamond was a pre-med student and was six months and 10 credits short of a premed degree when he abandoned his studies to pursue music. “He recorded and released a lot of albums and so he has a huge catalogue of music,” Purpura said about the singer’s international appeal.
ing Thursday, April 18 at the Byng Roadhouse. Pier will be joined onstage with bass wizard Eric Napier and madman drummer Bradford Lambert. The Ford Pier Vengeance Trio is currently
touring in support of their recent 2012 album “Huzzah!”, which, as always, has received much critical praise across Canada and beyond by the hip music media which Pier is continually championed by.
The Invasives have been carving out a musical pedestal for themselves since 2001 to stand proud (but not arrogantly) among their peers in Vancouver’s inter-breeding communities of punks, art-rock-
ers, hipsters, metalheads, and those who just want to hear something loud and good for a change. The Invasives — featuring Byron Slack (lead guitar, vocalist), Adam Slack (bass) and Hans
on drums — will light up the Cranbrook nightlife on Thursday, April 18, at the Byng Roadhouse. They are excitedly intersecting with the Ford Pier Vengeance Trio and local punkers Weekend Glory.
CITY OF KIMBERLEY
SPRING RESIDENTIAL CLEAN-UP • 2013 The City of Kimberley will be conducting a Spring Clean-Up Campaign beginning May 6, 2013 for Residential Customers only. See schedule below for your area. Call the Operations Desk at 250-427-9660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. What will NOT be picked up: X Trees and branches larger than 6” X Construction Refuse/Rocks or Dirt X Fridges, freezers or air conditioners X Oil or used oil filters X Vehicles X Tires X Special Wastes as defined by the Ministry of Environment
YARD WASTE MEANS: WASTE FROM GARDENING OR HORTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND INCLUDES GRASS, LEAVES, PLANTS, SOD AND TREE, HEDGE CLIPPINGS. ALL YARD WASTE WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE GREEN WASTE SITE AT THE KIMBERLEY TRANSFER STATION.
RESIDENTS MUST: ENSURE THAT ALL YARD WASTE, EXCLUDING BRANCHES, THAT IS SET OUT FOR COLLECTION IS PACKAGED IN PLASTIC GARBAGE BAGS.
SCHEDULE ROUTE II
Wednesday Week of May 6
ROUTE IV Friday
ROUTE III Thursday
Week of May 13 Week of May 21 Week of May 27
SCHEDULES - Refer to your regular Waste Collection (Garbage) Day to determine your route. Yard waste must be at your pick up location by 7:00 a.m. on the first day of your collection week. One pass will be made through each neighbourhood during the pick up week.
THE SERVICE IS LIMITED TO - 1 (One) PICK-UP PER HOUSEHOLD WITH A MAXIMUM VOLUME OF ONE 1/2 TON PICK-UP TRUCK LOAD AND SUBJECT TO ALL REFUSE FOR DISPOSAL BEING TAGGED OR OTHERWISE MARKED AND VISIBLY SEPARATED FROM RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE THEN PLACED AT YOUR REGULAR PICK-UP PLACE. SMALL BRANCHES (6” and under) TO BE TIED OR SECURED IN BUNDLES. RECYCLING: The Kimberley Transfer Station is operated by the Regional District of East Kootenay. For information call 1-800-478-7335 or go to their website at www.rdek.bc.ca
NO OUTDOOR BURNING Bylaw No. 2364
April 18, 2013 edition of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman