Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 10:00pm
Stephanie Rearick opens for Jeff Kowalkowski's fantastic new band King Pignacious.
3111 North Western Avenue
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 7:30pm
Election day in Madison, and Ben Manski is the winner. Klezmer, dancing, innovation, celebration, and revolution. Join revolutionary musical artist Stephanie Rearick and klezmerites Yid Vicious as they celebrate insurgent candidate Ben Manski's victory in today's primary election.
Sliding scale donation at the door; $7+ suggested, maximum allowable by law is $500. Give what you please, have a great time, and be a part of history in the making.
1206 Regent St
Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 9:00pm
FAUN FABLES is Dawn McCarthy's vivid imagination come to life in song and theater, made to explore human pathos amid an animate earth with musical & physical storytelling forms. It has been attracting a devoted and eclectic following since 1997 with numerous performances throughout North America, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland and four record releases distributed worldwide on Drag City Records: EARLY SONG, MOTHER TWILIGHT, FAMILY ALBUM and THE TRANSIT RIDER.
Dawn McCarthy is a writer, singer and theater artist whose work is a sea of gorgeous elemental nitty gritty; haunting melodies, breath, stomping, and natural theatricality led by the voice, rooted in the physical body. It is a crossroads where ancient ballad, art song, physical theater and rock music meet. Her lyrics speak to people of all ages about things like rugged housekeeping, street kids, growing old, sleepwalking and exiled travelers returning home.
A solo & musical exploration through Europe plus a fateful meeting with Oakland based entertainer NILS FRYKDAHL began a creative chapter in 1997 that eventually relocated her to the thriving arts community of the Bay Area, California, where she is still currently based.
"This band has the uncanny ability to blow through original songs, ancient ballads and European avant garde numbers in a set without a single note seeming out of place. Even if you don't like traditional music, avant garde music, or music at all, you still need to hear McCarthy's voice, which will kill you dead." - LA Weekly
Stephanie Rearick is a pianist, vocalist, songwriter, sometimes trumpeter. She is one of the founding members of Madison, Wisconsin's now-defunct garage-cabaret, circus-rock outfit The Coma Savants and plays now with The There Was A Mans (3/4 of original Your Mom lineup) and Ladyscissors (on drums and vox). She regularly performs solo on the aforementioned instruments plus a little electronic manipulation.
She has released 4 CDs and has appeared on numerous others.
"Amanda Palmer gone psychedelic and retro -- one of the rawest, most original aesthetics we've heard in awhile." - Keyboard Magazine
"Rearick faithfully follows her muse... allowing listeners into her oddball, often dark and always fascinating musical personality, which encompasses pop, jazz, classical and experimental tendencies." - Goldmine
121 W. Main St.
Friday, September 24, 2010 - 8:00pm
American Indian Center
The There Was A Mans are the 2nd of 3 great acts and will hit the stage around 9:30. Also on the bill: Brian Imig, Darren and Sophie
Party for freedom at the “T-shirt Art Harvest Festival”, September 24-26th with art and music all weekend long at the American Indian Center, 1630 W. Wilson Avenue.
Fest founder, artist C. Drew, is fighting for his freedom and yours. The State of Illinois intends to make a political prisoner of the artist for testing the peddlers license law by selling art for $1 on State Street in Chicago. The State has charged him with a 1st class felony (4-15 years in prison) for audio-recording his own arrest for selling art in public.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has decided Mr. Drew must first fight for your freedom to gather information (audio record) on how your public servants (police) treat you in public while on duty so that you can offer evidence in court to protect yourself from abuse, as is your First Amendment right in the U.S.A. The ACLU-IL is suing Anita Alvarez for prosecuting citizens who audio-record police in public while they are on duty and Mr. Drew is countering these police state tactics with the Art Patch Project.
Art Patch Project art will be featured alongside 22 years of T-shirt art at the 22nd annual T-shirt Art Harvest Festival. Bands will play free all weekend. Come pick-up Art Patch Project art-patches and boogie-down.
Also displayed will be comments by people from around Chicago and the Nation in reaction to the actions of the States of Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts to incarcerate citizens for exercising their First Amendment right to audio-record their public servants in public.
All who attend will be invited to add their own comments on this pressing issue confronting our Nation today. fight for your own freedom at this year's T-shirt Art Harvest Festival. Stand up for your rights. Party free for Freedom all weekend!
1630 W. Wilson Avenue
Friday, October 1, 2010 - 8:00pm
Ritt Deitz is about to finish POP, his first record since 2007’s UPSTREAM (Uvulittle) and has been honing a more electric sound. The October 1 set will feature new songs from POP, in addition to a number of unexpected covers and a new band member, daughter Ella on electric piano, joining the quintet. Strings and amplifliers and a new drum kit join the dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitars you already associate with Ritt’s act. Tube-amp electric harmonious cowbell stompfest.
Dustin Pence brings an indie/folk sound that captures eardrums and makes angels cry. While Dustin’s fans have compared his music to that of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, Dustin would say that he’s just singing about things that wake him up at night. With a "no talk, just play" mentality, listeners will enjoy his somber, yet intense, low-key whispers that will make you feel like he’s sitting next to you on the curb, telling you his life story.
1101 Williamson St.