Mon, May 20, 2024
Team Art

“If the International Criminal Court can’t stop a declared genocide, maybe a song can.” Art Bergmann

“Gazacide” is a new track by Art Bergmann, available today via (weewerk) on iTunes and Bandcamp, with all sales to be donated to Gaza Relief.

Fri, Nov 03, 2023
Team Art

2022 Order of Canada & Juno award recipient Art Bergmann defies categorization, standing among the great musicians who transcend labels. As a singer, instrumentalist, and songwriter, he stands shoulder to shoulder with legends like Lou Reed and Neil Young and holds his own alongside later icons such as Paul Westerberg and Bob Mould. If you love alternative, don’t miss.

Saturday, November 18
Doors 6:00PM; Music 7:00PM

Blue Frog Studios
White Rock, BC

TIX: https://www.bluefrogstudios.ca/store/p123/ArtBergmann.html

Sharon Steele Photography

Sat, Sep 23, 2023
Team Art

Art Bergmann will launch his new album, ShadowWalk: Legacy of Love, with a show at The Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver on Friday Sept. 29. The night will also include a group discussion about his 2022 authorized biography, The Longest Suicide, with its author Jason Schneider along with moderator Aaron Chapman.

Incredible band for September 29: Compadres
Vox Extraordinaire Aidan Farrell
Drums/Percussion-Adam Drake/Murphy Farrell
Bass and Vox-Bradley Ferguson
Many Guitars!-Paul Rigby/Steven Drake
Making a Mighty Squall of Hard Beauty✨🖤.
And just added Leo De Johnson (formerly Chelsea) for More Vox Power🔥
Dave Genn is aboard to play keys❣️

Advance tickets are selling well and there will be vinyl copies of ShadowWalk, Late Stage Empire Dementia and The Apostate albums along with copies of the biography at the merch table.

TIX: https://ow.ly/c0YH50P7Pkm
RSVP: https://ow.ly/qIcH50P7Pkn

Sharon Steele Photography

Tue, Aug 08, 2023
Team Art

Art Bergmann plus special guest Luxury Bob
Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St West, Toronto
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Doors 8:30 pm Show 9:15 pm - 11:45 pm
Tickets $25.75 (including service fee)


Sharon Steele Photography

Fri, Jul 28, 2023
Team Art

Art Bergmann’s new album ShadowWalk into A Legacy of Love features 12 amazing tracks of love and perseverance. It is now available from (weewerk) for pre-order/preview on Itunes and Bandcamp which also includes the pre-order for the vinyl pressing: https://weewerk.bandcamp.com/album/shadowwalk-by-art-bergmann-2


Wed, May 13, 2020
Mike Usinger
Georgia Straight

What’s more important from a legacy standpoint: being the greatest band, or being the band that writes the greatest songs?

The question is an important one when you’re reflecting on the Young Canadians’ place in Vancouver’s fabled first-wave punk gold rush.

Tue, May 01, 2018
Stuart Derdeyn
vancouver sun

Let enough time pass, and all forms of music eventually get classified as folk. Vancouver punk-rock legend Art Bergmann gracing the 2018 Vancouver Folk Music Festival lineup isn’t surprising at all.

Thu, Sep 01, 2016
Joel Dryden
airdrie city view

As punk rock icon and Airdrie resident Art Bergmann preps for a re-release of his eponymous third album later this year, the 63-year-old songwriter has much to reflect on – especially as the release coincides with the 25th wedding anniversary of Bergmann and his wife, Sherri.

Thu, Aug 18, 2016
Lenny Stoute

Airdrie, Alberta, is a small city of about 43,000 in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. On its outskirts lives Art Bergmann, who enjoys a spectacular view of the Rockies, and the sweeping vistas of the Prairie. Fitting real estate for an enduring outsider, who for 40 years has taken a rebel stance and held to it.

Long lauded as one of the original punk influences of the ‘70s, and an equally mark-making figure in alternative rock in the ‘80s and early ‘90s, Bergmann’s current album The Apostate draws from all that and more, in crafting his best-yet collection of songs – and first full-length recording in 18 years. It says a lot about an artist’s persistence and integrity when his prime work is done at age 63; Bergmann is happy about that, as are critics, and the Polaris Music Prize large jury, who long-listed The Apostate in 2016.

Wed, May 18, 2016
Francois Marchand
Vancouver Sun

Art Bergmann | May 20, 7 p.m. | Fox Cabaret | Tickets: $18 (advance), $20 (door); foxcabaret.com

There’s a morbid allure in the way Art Bergmann calls his latest album The Apostate “my epitaph.”

Twenty years after his last original studio offering, Juno-winning album What Fresh Hell Is This?, the Bergmann we find in recorded form on The Apostate is a much different animal than the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll fuelled beast that helped define Canada’s punk counterculture in the late ’70s and ’80s.

The Vancouver-born former Young Canadian is 63, has been riddled with health issues that sidelined him for more than a decade, and now lives in Airdrie, Alberta, where Bergmann contends he is battling the “dark forces of beige.”