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Mark Waldoch presents Eliza Niemi and Dorothea Paas

May 28, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us this Memorial Day weekend for a very special show featuring Eliza Niemi, Dorothea Paas and celebrating our very own Mark Waldoch!
Our earliest exposures to music can often be the most formative. For Toronto-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eliza Niemi , that influence came from her Dad who taught her the basics of bass and guitar at home. These childhood experiences of playing music together by ear fostered the sense of playfulness that she’s approached her craft with ever since. They also instilled an ethic in her creative work that prioritizes making music with friends and loved ones.
Those honed guitar —and later piano, cello and vocal— skills make Eliza an ideal collaborator: starting in Halifax’s rich music scene with the mid-2010s experimental pop groups New Love Underground and Mauno, and later in her role supporting artists Le Ren, Quaker Parents and Evan J. Cartwright. Through the rhythms of touring and the brilliant spark that’s shared in musical exchange, Eliza found and developed connections across Canada’s DIY music communities. These collaborative moments fuel her creative practice, whether playing solo, in an ensemble or releasing others’ music as the founder of her own label, Vain Mina Records.
Dorothea Paas is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter from Toronto, Ontario
She has playing shows around Canada & the US since 2011, sometimes alone and sometimes with the support of talented friends Liam Cole (Little Kid) and Paul Saulnier (PS I Love You), and in the past, Graeme Stewart (Monomyth), Kritty Uranowski (Lavender Bruisers) and Mark Streeter (False Face). Sometimes if I’m really lucky, I can get Felicity Williams and Robin Dann of Bernice and Isla Craig to sing harmonies with me!
So far she has made five tapes, and I’m in the process of releasing my ~~~debut~~~ full length album, ‘Anything Can’t Happen’, on Telephone Explosion Records. The album was recorded at Fort Rose studio in Hamilton and Palace studio in Toronto, and mixed by Max Turnbull (US Girls, Badge Époque Ensemble).
Mark Waldoch sings his ass off and tunes his guitar and probably yours. Does it matter ? Does he bother? Yes it does. Yes he does.


May 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Cooperage
822 South Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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