nights in the opulent fin-de-siecle splendour of Toronto's
Front Lounge, Kevin Quain and his band, the Mad Bastards, splatter
the walls with songs about restless corpses, wistful vampires,
punchdrunk sailors, singing bank robbers, and barroom romances.
Led by singer, songwriter and squeezebox slinger Kevin Quain, and armed with an
accordion, doghouse bass, trumpet, a couple of Spanish guitars
and a musical saw, the Mad Bastards spin surreal musical tall
tales in a fury of sturm, drang and dramatic
lighting, furiously smashing and reconstructing musical genres
without reck, ruth or relent. Like a chance meeting of Kurt
Weill and Hank Williams at a drunken pawnshop heist, this
is late twentieth-century garage jazz cabaret unlike anything
you've seen or heard before.....
408 Queen Street West,
Seating is limited.
For information call
Quain - accordion, piano, vocals, guitar
Bryden Baird - trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
saxophone, violin, musical saw
Adam Warner - percussion,
Wes Neal - acoustic
to right: Adam Warner, Kevin Quain, Wes Neal, Gene Hardy, Dean
Drouillard, Bryden Baird)