OBEY Convention V!

The OBEY Convention V
May 31 – June 3 | Halifax, NS
Halifax’s Festival of Damaged Music and Art



After a quiet year off, DIVORCE is pleased to finally announce a fifth installment of The OBEY Convention, Halifax’s springtime festival of damaged music and art. Some of the acts scheduled to perform include lectro-pop futurist Gary War (New York – Sacred Bones, Spectral Spools, Captured Tracks), acoustic guitar virtuoso Bill Orcutt (San Francisco – Editions Mego, Palilalia), renowned pop-noise-junk whiz-kid Eric Copeland of Black Dice (New York – Paw Tracks, Post Present Medium), hissing and snarling one-man band phenom Bloodshot Bill (Montreal – Norton Records), and punk hustlers The Pink Noise (Montreal – Sacred Bones, Pleasance Records).

DIVORCE will present a full roster of its own current and upcoming artists including Jerry Granelli, Shearing Pinx (Vancouver), Torso, Husband & Knife, J fm (Toronto), and You’ll Never Get to Heaven (London, ON). Also, look forward to light and moving image shows by Robert Drisdelle and Jacquline Lachance, a video installation by James Gauvreau, the Crowd Control Sound & Art Fair, an experimental video mixtape curated by Heather Rappard, performance art by space&time and FRANKIE, a Weird Canada showcase, a Periodical Project launch party, plenty of free happenings, and lots more.

All events will take place at Halifax’s friendliest artist run spaces—The Khyber Centre for the Arts, The Bus Stop Theatre, 1313, and Lost & Found. As usual, OBEY will bring in deluxe sound and light equipment to maximize fidelity and audience pleasure. These venues are small and often sell out quickly. A very limited number of weekend passes are on sale now. Advance tickets for certain shows will be available at Lost & Found (2383 Agricola St.) starting May 18th.


Schedule of Events

>>Thursday, May 31st<<

Chromatic Visions Visual Mixtape curated by Heather Rappard & guests
Periodical Project Launch Party
Khyber Turret Room • 7:30PM-9:30PM • AA • FREE

Sled Island Presents:
Bloodshot Bill (Montreal)
Random Cuts (ex-Mutators – Vancouver)
Husband & Knife
Bus Stop Theatre • 10PM-1:30AM • 19+ • $10 door

>>Friday, June 1st<<

Hey Mother Death
Wolfcow (Toronto)
Jay Crocker
Lost & Found • 4:30PM – 6:30PM • AA • FREE

Weird Canada Showcase:
The Pink Noise (Montreal)
The Soupcans (Toronto)
Feel Alright (Calgary)
DJ Aaron Levin and Host Jesse Locke
The Bus Stop Theatre • 6:30PM-10:30PM • wet/dry • $10 door

Electric Voice Records Presents:
Gary War (New York)
Transfixed & Body Language (Montreal/Halifax)
You’ll Never Get to Heaven (London, ON)
Old & Weird
DJ B Wagg & General Purpose DJ
Projections by J. Lachance
Turret Room Video Installation by James Gauvreau
Khyber Ballroon & Turret Room • 10:30PM-1:30AM • 19+ • $10 advance / $10 door

>>Saturday, June 2nd<<

Anchor Archive & OBEY Convention Presents:
Crowd Control Sound & Art Fair
DIY of all kinds – zines, record labels, art, craft+++
Invisible Publishing Reading Engagement featuring Jaime Forsythe, Joshua Tibbetts, Josh Slater, John Barger++
Clocks & Daggers label launch with DJ sets
Khyber Ballroom • noon-4:30PM • AA • FREE
INFO & BOOKING – crowdcontrolsoundandart@gmail.com

Performance by space&time and FRANKIE
Khyber Turret Room • 3PM • AA • FREE

Chief Thundercloud
Lost & Found • 5PM – 7:00PM • AA • FREE

Bill Orcutt (San Francisco)
Jerry Granelli
1313 Hollis St. • 7:30PM- 10PM • AA • $10 advance / $12 door

Eric Copeland (New York)
Shearing Pinx (Vancouver)
Strong Boss (Montreal)
J fm (Toronto)
DJ B Wagg & General Purpose DJ
Video manipulation by Robert Drisdelle
Turret Room Video Installation by James Gauvreau
Khyber Ballroom & Turret Room • 10:00PM-1:30AM • 19+ • $10 advance / $12 door

>>Sunday, June 3rd<<

Blast Beats – public drum marathon with Lisa Lipton (aka FRANKIE)
The Gate Keeper’s Lodge (5718 Point Pleasant Dr.) • 8am-4pm • FREE

Friendly Dimension
Self Surgery (Ottawa)
Baked Goods (Montreal)
Lost & Found • 4PM • AA • FREE

Passes, Artist Info+ http://divorcerecords.ca/mainpages/obey.html

CIRCA 1995