You’re Invited!

Well everyone, the time has come again… You’re cordially invited to our 2018 Bent River Artist Spotlight! It will be an evening full of wonderful music brought to you by three of the artists on the Bent River Records Label. Montreal-based Joshua Rager will be performing music from his latest release, JondoMallory Chipman will once again grace the stage by performing tunes from Rags and Feathers: A Tribute to Leonard Cohenand Tom Van Seters and Chandelle Rimmer will captivate the audience with music from their first release together (and the latest Bent River Records release) Stillness Falls.

The event will take place in the Triffo Theatre on Tuesday, April 17th. There will be a reception and cash bar at 6:00pm, and the live performances will begin at 7:00pm. Make sure that you go online to the MacEwan Box Office and reserve your free ticket. We also will have a booth set up where you can purchase BRR merchandise, and the albums on the BRR Label.

Reserve your free tickets for the Spotlight on April 17th here:

https://tickets.macewan.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent21.html

BRR Special Pop-up Event!

On March 26th, head on down to building 6 and catch a “Sneak-Peek” of our upcoming Artist Spotlight! This special pop-up event will be in the MacEwan bookstore, (aka the Mstore) from 12-1pm! The Bent River Records team will be there selling merchandise and promoting our 2018 Artist Spotlight. There will be a lunch hour performance by Mallory Chipman, to give you a little taste of the magic that will happen at Spotlight in April. Speaking of the MStore, did you know that they sell Bent River Records merchandise all year round? That’s right! If you can’t make it to our sneak preview event but still want to purchase a CD (or two), they are available for purchase online or in-store.

The 2018 Bent River Records Artist Spotlight will take place on April 17th in the Triffo Theatre featuring performances by Chandelle Rimmer and Tom Van Seters, Josh Rager, and Mallory Chipman. Previously known as the “Bent River Records Launch”, this event takes place annually to showcase the different projects that were completed each year on the Bent River Records Label.

Here’s the link to purchase or browse online:

https://www.macewanbookstore.com/c-159-bent-river-records.aspx

Nature Of Studio Sessions with Marcus Paquin

We are absolutely buzzing this week here at Bent River. If you haven’t been following our social media pages, this week Marcus Paquin is in-studio and we are tracking for the Nature Of record. This has been such a great experience for not only our team, but the students who get to be involved. Bent River Records is a learning lab for faculty and students, and to be able to bring in another brilliant mind such as Marcus to work with both a local band, and engage and teach students is so extraordinary and an incredible opportunity to learn. This week, the beds for 2 songs have been tracked and we have begun overdubs. With that, we have learned an abundance from Marcus, shared loads of laughs, and consumed lifetime amounts of coffee and donuts. What a dream! Can we do this forever?! Here’s some photos we have captured thus far!

#ThrowbackThursday to the 2017 Label Launch!

To celebrate this week’s #tbt, we’re time travelling back to April 6, 2017, when Bent River Records officially launched to the public with our inaugural artist spotlight! We proudly showcased three of Bent River Records’ incredible artists: Obsessions Octet, Mallory Chipman, and Acid Bunny, all of whom released albums on BRR in the 2016/17 season. The evening was full of laughter, conversation, community building, and, of course, MUSIC! As you can see from these photos, we had a marvellous time celebrating our artists, and we can’t wait to do it all over again on April 17, 2018 in Allard Hall’s Triffo Theatre. Stay tuned, as we will be revealing which artists will be featured at this year’s spotlight very soon!