Thurs, June 18, 2020 | Doors 07:00 PM, Show: 08:00 PM
Advance: $15 / At the door: $20
Jim White and Marisa Anderson share an abounding appetite for musical exploration. White, as a member of Venom P Stinger, Dirty Three, and Xylouris White, is well known for his creative and idiosyncratic drumming. His singular abilities have also led to collaborations with Cat Power, PJ Harvey, and Bill Callahan among others. Anderson’s prolific output as a solo performer, her mastery of traditional folk and blues forms and her abilities to make them entirely her own has established her as one of the most exciting and forward-thinking guitarists of the last decade.
White and Anderson are instrumentalists whose voices are unmistakable and spellbindingly
lyrical. Anderson unravels guitar traditions from across the globe into atmospheres all their own
through improvisations and melodic lines that transform with each iteration.
Pete Bernhard: Pete hails from a small community in Vermont with a family rife with musicians. His father played guitar and wrote songs, his brother attended Berklee School of Music and plays guitar and an aunt who was a folk musician. Immersed in music, he was drawn to older, traditional blues from a young age, and also studied the style and aesthetics of music traditions like New Orleans R&B and country while simultaneously getting caught up in punk rock. He headed west as a young man, first to Nashville, then on to Washington State, where he formed a band with a childhood friend and hit the road. When they broke down one day in Santa Cruz, California, they stayed with a fellow Vermonter who was in school – The Devil Makes Three was born.
Fri, June 19, 2020 | Doors 07:00 PM, Show: 08:00 PM
Advance: $10 / At the door: $12
Charlie Chronopoulos is a singer / songwriter / guitarist from Peterborough NH who cut his teeth in Lowell, on Broadway, and opening for a wild array of bands from Cheap Trick to Grand Funk to the Doobie Brothers as a child blues prodigy. He plays all around New England when he isn’t writing, recording, and hatching schemes in his studio in Wilton. For fans of Mark Kozelek and Jose Gonzalez.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 | Doors 07:00 PM, Show: 08:00 PM
Advance: $15 / At the door: $20
SAMMUS (Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo) is a rap artist and producer from Ithaca, NY with a PhD in science and technology studies from Cornell University. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Brown in the music department. Since 2010 Sammus has written, produced, and recorded three full-length albums (one of which has charted on Billboard), three EPs, a collaborative video-game themed concept album with the MC Mega Ran, a critically acclaimed beat tape, and countless one-off collaborations with artists from a variety of genres as well as video game developers, podcasters, and filmmakers. Her story as an artist at the intersections of academia and Afrofuturism has led to performances and speaking engagements at a range of conferences, conventions, festivals and campus events about her experiences as a hip hop artist, black feminist, Afrofuturist thinker, and artist/academic. She has appeared everywhere from Comedy Central to SXSW. Her live shows, characterized by her explosive energy and the inclusion of elements of cosplay, bring together a diverse array of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-identified nerds and geeks, among others. As noted by the Los Angeles Times, Sammus “has a gift for getting a message across.”
Website link: sammusmusic.com
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0rMugLM-x0
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