The Georgia Straight presents Art Bergmann at the Commodore

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      Live Nation has announced that Canadian punk-rock icon Art Bergmann will play a show at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, September 6, in support of his upcoming EP Slogans for the Underclass.

      "I just want to put a pinprick in the great facade of consumer capitalism and let the air out of it where I can," says Bergmann of his new songs. "Sustainable growth, an oxymoron. The Conservative party, conserving nothing. The targets are endless, aren’t they?

      "Before you think this is a dreary litany of protest songs, think again. These songs are puzzles with obscure political, historical and of course, economic references."

      Tickets for the 19+ show are priced at $20 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. on the Live Nation website.

      Tickets will also be available for purchase by phone at 1-888-222-6608 and at Red Cat Records.

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      Rob Lillington

      Jul 10, 2014 at 12:11am

      It is about time for more Art! Big, Bad + Groovy, who is LEFT standing!?! Let's hear the new stuff, a few classics. We've missed you as those bastards have been on the rise! RL

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      s.d.

      Jul 10, 2014 at 12:31pm

      that would be iconoclast

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      Paul W

      Jul 11, 2014 at 8:24pm

      Message from Paul: the prodigal son returns Sep 6.

      Get your tickets now. The man is a living Canadian legend.

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      madlove

      Jul 17, 2014 at 12:02pm

      BOOM!

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