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Rae Spoon "My Prairie Home" Toronto Launch

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 12:00 AM (EDT)

Toronto, ON

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Rae Spoon EARLY SHOW
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm-9pm
Ended $12.00 $1.29
Rae Spoon LATE SHOW
Doors 10pm, show 10:30pm-12am
Ended $12.00 $1.29

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Rae Spoon My Prairie Home

Rae Spoon brings their new album "My Prairie Home" to Toronto for TWO shows at the Gladstone Hotel. They will be accompanied by Laurie Torres on the drums.

 

With a voice as big as the prairie sky, transgender musician and author Rae Spoon has a story like no other. My Prairie Home, Rae Spoon’s latest album, explores the meaning of home when it is no longer a place one can return to.

As a young person, Rae used music both as an escape and as a place to build a world they could live in safely. Songs about death, coming out as queer during high school, and surviving abuse are all sung by a voice that can break a heart and fill it with hope at the same time. The album spans their early musical influences from folk and gospel to indie-rock and grunge. My Prairie Home features the score and soundtrack to the upcoming National Film Board documentary of the same name. Directed by Chelsea McMullan, this documentary musical about growing up and surviving in an evangelical Christian family is slated for release in Canada in Fall 2013.
Having started out as a country artist and later adding experimental and electronic elements into their music, Rae Spoon has released seven solo albums and three collaborative albums over the past ten years. They have toured extensively in Canada as well as internationally (Europe, the USA and Australia). Rae has been nominated for The Polaris Music Prize, CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards, and the Galaxy Rising Star Award.

Rae’s first book, First Spring Grass Fire, was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in September 2012. The book was a finalist for a Lambda Award in the transgender fiction category, as well as short listed for an Expozine Alternative Press Award.

L’histoire de l’auteur et musicien transgenre Rae Spoon, dont la voix est aussi vaste que le ciel des Prairies, n’est à nulle autre pareille. Son dernier album, My Prairie Home, explore le sens du chez soi lorsque tout retour devient impossible.

Jeune, Rae utilisait la musique comme moyen d’évasion et comme espace où se réfugier. Ses chansons sur la mort, considérées bizarre à l’école secondaire, et sur les mauvais traitements dont il a fait l’objet sont rendues d’une voix qui émeut et remplit d’espoir tout à la fois. L’album couvre les premières influences de l’artiste, du folk et du gospel jusqu’au rock indépendant et au grunge. My Prairie Home reprend la musique et la bande-son du documentaire du même nom de l’Office national du film. Ce documentaire musical réalisé par Chelsea McMullan et qui sortira à l’automne 2013 raconte une enfance tourmentée au sein d’une famille chrétienne évangélique canadienne.

Rae Spoon, qui a débuté comme chanteur country avant d’ajouter des éléments expérimentaux et électroniques à sa musique, est l’auteur de sept albums solo et a collaboré à trois autres albums au cours des dix dernières années. Il a fait plusieurs tournées au Canada ainsi qu’aux États-Unis, en Europe et en Australie. Rae a été mis en nomination pour le Prix de musique Polaris, aux CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards et aux Prix Étoiles Galaxie. Son premier livre, First Spring Grass Fire, publié par l’Arsenal Pulp Press en septembre 2012, a été finaliste d’un prix Lambda dans la catégorie fiction transgenre et présélectionné pour un prix Expozine de l’édition alternative.

 

Make sure you check out Rae on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Youtube!

 

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When & Where



Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1J6
Canada

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 12:00 AM (EDT)


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