The Middle of Nowhere

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The Imperial Pub

54 Dundas st. East

Toronto, Ontario


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The Middle of Nowhere
Is Nothing to be found
Between the Here
And the Now


Welcome to The Middle of Nowhere!

At a bar in Toronto, music, comedy, poetry, spoken-word, and philosophy are performed live. The whole two-hour show is recorded with a quad-binaural microphone, which captures sound in three dimensions. The event is then uploaded onto YouTube as a podcast. The microphone was designed to work alongside virtual reality software, and when listened to through headphones, the recording has a depth of sound that makes you feel like you are actually there. The Middle of Nowhere (TMoN) is where authentic live performances and high-quality technology meet, creating a podcast that captures essential Reality.

A brief overview of the show, as well as a description of how we will be using your money, follows.


  • Performances by Indie Musicians and Comedians: Some of whom have never performed live before and are just doing it for fun, while others are established artists looking to grow their fan-base. There is everything from simple and well-known cover songs played on the acoustic guitar, to original compositions played on a piano, to beat-boxers, to backing-tracks played underneath live vocals. There is also comedy. One of the best parts about having comedians follow musicians is that it usually makes the comedians more self-conscious, which seems to make them funnier. There is new talent every week, which makes each episode unique.

  • Performances by Spoken-Word Artists and Poets: Something that is not heard very much in today’s world are stories performed live. Spoken-Word artists bring their essays, fiction,and non-fiction tales to TMoN, and read them aloud. This brings a fireside vibe to the bar, and is a truly beautiful experience. The poets who come and perform are given the space to enunciate their whimsical words, while also physically embodying their tone, demonstrating that poetry is just as happy living out loud than in the mind. There are also jester-type performers who parody things like politics and Super Mario Bros. You never know what you'll get at TMoN.

  • 'Unpack That with Jack': As the host of The Middle of Nowhere, Jack Charles's role includes facilitating the evening, introducing the acts, as well as giving prizes away to the audience. But the beautifully unique part about Jack is his genuine journalistic curiosity. Between acts, he talks directly to the audience, asking them questions about where they’ve come from, why they came, and what they like to do. This brings a humanity to the show, reminding everyone that, although there are performers demonstrating their talent on stage, the show is also about the audience, who are just as interesting as the artists.

  • The Middle of Nowhere House Band: Peter and Tara, who are brother and sister, and both very talented musicians, jam on stage all night long. They jazz up the evening by improvising music between performances, they add colour to the words of the storytellers and poets, and sometimes they play alongside other artists, turning solo acts into a full band performance.

  • The Symposium: Mitchell Anton MacEachern, who created TMoN, wanted to create a space where people could come to have a great time, feel comfortable, to express themselves honestly, and to grow. His Symposium is where he brings his ideas to the stage, developing dialogues with the audience about deep topics like love, fear, trust, suffering, and modern culture. At its heart, the Symposium attempts to take philosophy outside the classroom and put it into the open air so it can breathe. It is a refreshingly fun exploration into the human condition.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, but only if unsupervised. All ages are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is the Ryerson parking garage right next door. There is the Younge subway line that is a 5 minute walk from the pub.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Through Facebook or instagram: Mitchell Anton MacEachern

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?


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Toronto, Ontario


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