Black Ox Orkestar + Xicada


A night of celebration as experimental Jewish folk band, Black Ox Orkestar, performs for the first time in 15 years.

**Advance tickets are sold out. There will be a limited amount of tickets for sale at the door**

A night of celebration as the modern Yiddish/Klezmer avant-folk group Black Ox Orkestar performs for the first time since 2005! Black Ox Orkestar formed from Montréal’s fertile post-punk scene of the early 2000s, featuring members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Sackville, releasing two acclaimed and influential albums Ver Tanzt (2004) and Nisht Azoy (2006). After a 15 year hiatus The Music Gallery is proud to present the kick-off of Black Ox Orkestar’s album release tour.

Reunited during the pandemic, Everything Returns is an atmospheric, slightly melancholic album of uniquely modern Jewish folk music. With incisively atmospheric, uniquely modern Jewish diasporic folk music of brooding balladry filtered through the lens of an indie-rock sensibility, the album was exquisitely recorded by Greg Norman (Nina Nastasia, Jason Molina).

Paired up with artist Xicada, a spacey, cerebral, droney solo act by artist Ilyse Krivel, this is the perfect place to be on a cozy December night. 


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918 Bathurst, is not currently wheelchair accessible due to stairs (two half-flights to enter the performance space, and one flight to access the washrooms). This event will have projected visuals, includes amplified sound and will not include additional scents

We will have ear plugs, sunglasses, and a ‘therapeutic room’ for those that need it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to


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