Tyrant Studios: New live-entertainment venue to open above Vancouver's Penthouse Nightclub

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      Vancouverites will have a new live-entertainment to frequent this summer once Tyrant Studios opens its doors atop the storied Penthouse Nightclub (1019 Seymour Street) on May 18.

      Operated by independent theatre company Seven Tyrants Theatre, the lounge is equipped with a stage and full-service bar, and will play host to local artists, musicians, and comedians on weekends as part of its kick-off Summer Lounge Series.

      Fridays will see the establishment presenting a live jazz show; Saturdays will be deemed the Comic Strip, where three of the city’s top comedians will perform sets; and Sundays will be the date of the Goblin Cabaret, where local musicians will take the stage in an acoustic concert.

      Check out the inaugural lineup for Tyrant’s opening weekend, which includes Juno Award–winning comic Ivan Decker and Best of Vancouver best-local-unsigned-band runner-up Two Apple Tobacco, below.

      Admission to Friday Jazz and Goblin Cabaret are $10 at the door or in advance online; admission to the Comic Strip is $18 at the door or in advance online. For details, including door and performance times, click here.

      May 18: Friday Jazz

      Tim Sars Trio

      Two Apple Tobacco

      May 19: The Comic Strip

      Hosted by Kyle Bottom and David Thomas Newham:

      Ivan Decker

      Sophie Buddle

      Myles Anderson

      May 20: The Goblin Cabaret

      Hosted by funk-rock group Top Hat Goblins:

      Jess Me

      Celina Chandro

      Brian Africa

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