Since the overwhelmingly positive response from the Safety Meeting winter concert series, I’ve been looking for ways to carry music into the summer in Williams Lake.
When Cindy Chappell struck up a conversation about having regular music at the Bean Counter, it seemed like an obvious fit.
After a little brainstorming, we are extremely excited to kick off Sunday Biscuits: a summertime pairing of brunch and live music at the Bean Counter.
I know I’m not the only one who goes a bit crazy Sunday mornings when I need a good Americano, so I was pleasantly surprised when Cindy was receptive to the idea of eight weekly shows.
Sunday Biscuits will feature a revolving menu of delicious brunch foods and sweet sweet music. Vegetarian options are always available.
Every week we will feature two musical acts, with a headliner playing first and third, and the supporting act playing a set in between. We are working to nurture a comfy, casual environment, so you will not be shush’ed for talking. Musical acts from around the province and beyond will be stopping by, supplying a hearty mix of laid-back, semi-acoustic music.
The first installment on July 10 features Prince George’s Sober Becky.
Becky writes fast paced folk-punk songs with lots of words and thoughts crammed into them. Usual topics include existentialism, fear of the seemingly doomed future, infectious airborne diseases, walmart, fearmongering, cats, trees, jobs, cops, selective apocalypses, the greyhound and more.
I think it was Brent Morton that coined the phrase “quirk-punk” to describe Becky’s music. Despite her bleak subject manner, she always manages to keep things hilarious and lighthearted.
Joining Becky is the Cariboo’s own Ilan Peimer. I’ve caught Ilan playing in various contexts around town, most recently performing a few of his own tunes for the Cariboo Festival. This guy is a born performer. Ilan has a kind of understated charisma that you would not expect from somebody so young. We are excited to see what he has up his sleeve.
Music is a suggested donation of $5, and nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds. No advance tickets necessary, just come on down between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sundays from July 10 until Aug. 28.
Visit the Bean Counter or the Safety Meeting Facebook page for a full performance schedule.